Sara Coppola gives us her pick of the capital’s most striking looks…
After Copenhagen and New York, London Fashion Week finally had its turn to showcase what to expect in 2013. Of course, some of the highlights were from well-known designs from Moschino Cheap and Chic, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane. However, more and more upcoming designers are looking very promising in terms of designs, art, and innovation.
One of the fresh brands on the runway this is season is Felder Felder. The brand is run by Annette and Daniela Felder, and is known for its sexy and modern design. Their creations are full of contrasts and dissonances, expressing the different faces and personalities a woman has.
Founded in 1996, in Sweden, Acne was also a particular highlight. Initially, Acne was focused on the denim market, but since then has developed into the epitome of Scandinavian cool. The brand focuses on self-expression and individuality, but remains wearable.
Another designer sensation worth mentioning is Oliver Spencer. Oliver Spencer is known for his luxurious, eclectic, and independent thinking implemented into his designs. His new men’s collection is inspired by statement colours and the famous painter and artist, Piet Mondrian.
In addition to the runway shows and new trends, one of the wonderful aspects of this particular fashion arrangement was the exhibition at Somerset House, covering cutting edge designs for eco sustainability, displaying fine jewelry talents, and showcasing upcoming milliners. London Fashion Week demonstrates clearly that fashion and clothing are not only about design anymore, but also about environmentally friendly production, and more so about cultural and artistic expression.
For more information, such as the list of designers and exhibition descriptions visit http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk. Both Felder Felder and Acne can be purchased online at Miinto UK, and Oliver Spencer can be bought on Miinto IE.
Images by Londonfashionweek.co.uk