London Fashion Week highlights

Burberry spring summer 2014

Burberry spring summer 2014

JUST as the shops ditch last season’s tired old looks and welcome in lots of exciting new looks for Autumn Winter London and the world’s fashion capitals are one step ahead, or one season ahead to be more precise.

As we wrap up in our cosy autumn knitwear the top fashion magazine editors, bloggers and celebrities flock to the Spring Summer 2014 catwalk shows.

Modern technology gives all fashionistas an opportunity to have a front row seat at nearly every fashion show due to live streaming online and I am always most interested in seeing my favourite designers latest collections.

London Fashion Week has to be my favourite of all the fashion capitals because I feel it’s just that little bit more edgy, quirky and innovative.

Although I couldn’t possibly have watched every London show I did get a chance to look at some of my favourite designers and some of the shows were so spectacular I wish I could have been there to witness them in person.

The Mulberry show for example was creative director Emma Hill’s final collection as she leaves for pastures new and the setting in Claridge’s was simply breath taking. Model of the moment Cara Delevingne kicked off the proceedings with a stirring Winston Churchill speech playing in the background on a crackling gramophone.

The setting was like a beautiful wedding with foxgloves in magnificent vases, ivy and roses climbing the walls and of course fabulous trademark Mulberry handbags and clothing such as floral silk dresses and pyjama suits.

One of the main highlights of the House of Holland show was the front row celebrities which included all of Henry’s friends such as Harry Styles, Eliza Doolittle, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung and Kelly Osbourne.

It would have taken quite something to distract the audience from what was going on in the front row but Holland certainly managed it.

Beautiful Mexican style shirt dresses, inspired three quarter length trousers with lace cut out to below the knee and loud check print feminine pencil dresses.

You couldn’t talk about London Fashion Week without mentioning Burberry and for Spring Summer 14 creative director Christopher Kane’ s colour palette was all about the pastel tones, the fabric of choice was lace.

I particularly loved the sheer blouses, the cosy school jumpers and the oversized polka dot shirts.

Of all the designers on display my favourite has to be Holly Fulton, known for her bold prints, vibrant use of colour and statement graphics.

For SS13 she was inspired by the easy breezy 1970s with bohemian style billowing shirt dresses, Flares with loud print shirts, maxi skirts teamed with denim look t-shirts and of course lots of vibrant prints thrown into the mix.

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