I know I haven't been doing reviews of every press day, I will share some of my favourite pieces in a round-up blog, but I just had to show you what Warehouse have coming for spring/summer 2013 as I was blown away. First up the location, the Warehouse press team always seem to get the venue so right, last season was an amazing gallery where they put on an exhibition, and this time round they went for the rooftop bar of the new, not even opened, ME London hotel. This place is incredible, sharp, crisp white and mirrored interior, a
I love finding amazing things online and this video bringing together twelve collections from spring/summer 2013 set to Tchaikovsky’s “Apotheosis” from Sleeping Beauty by John Jannuzzi is incredible. Not only is the music amazing, but I just love how perfectly it goes with the collections from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Dior, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Louis Vuitton, Prabal Gurung, Peter Pilotto, and Alexander McQueen. There is something hypnotic about watching the models twirl around in a kaleidoscope effect, and what a cool way to relive the collections. Warning this is hypnotic viewing!
I am in the midst of press day season at the moment, and one of my early highlights so far has to be checking out the Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2013 collection in their London showroom. I always love seeing catwalk collections up-close, especially when they are such a big accessories brand like Louis Vuitton as walking through the collection I got to mentally pick out all the handbags I would love to add to my collection. It seems that spring/summer 2013 is going to be all about the tiny handbag, a step towards elegance and a nod to the retro,
One of my highlights season-in-season-out is Corrie Nielsen and once again the former Fashion Fringe winner impressed me with her signature couture and dramatic silhouettes. This season, taking inspiration from Kew Gardens, Corrie’s spring/summer 2013 collection felt more feminine than I had seen before from her, and the lighter colour palette was refreshing to see. Kew Gardens can be seen throughout the sculptural and architectural collection, in the ruffles and the voluminous gowns, in the colourful dip-dyed organza and the models make-up, in the crafted petal-like peplums, in the crimped hair that symbolised flowers in the wind, and in the tranquil birdsong sounds
It has been a long process for Teija Eilola, Haizhen Wang, and Vita Gottlied this year’s finalists of Fashion Fringe since May when they were chosen by Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, this year’s Fashion Fringe chairman, as the final three. They’ve done an internship at Burberry, they’ve undertaken a business mentoring programme, they’ve designed a collection, shot a lookbook, and tonight is the final showdown where they will showcase their designs. The back-to-back catwalk show will take place in front of a packed audience at the main tent as the closing show at this season’s London Fashion Week, and one designer