London Fashion Week AW13: Day 2

After sleeping like a baby, I was up with birds and travelling into central London for the 2nd day of London Fashion Week.  I’d vaguely planned the days outfit based upon another mood board I’d created, so with a few variations again I was extremely content with the outcome.
 

LFW Style 2



I know a lot of people would avoid mixing browns and blacks, but for this look it some how worked and created warmth.  Adding a dash of mischievous purple, teamed with the green from the paisley skirt, I had a great combination that hinted on a post war 1940‘s vibe.

My Outfit for Day 2: 

What I’m Wearing:  Coat – Vintage, Tights – Next, Bag – Fiorelli, Scarf – Tie Rack, Belt – Primark, Bow (attached to belt) Topshop Brooch, Loafers – Topshop Black Patent Loafers, Skirt – Topshop Paisley Skirt, Top – Black Topshop Body, Necklace – Topshop Gold

street style LFW

I got into the active Somerset
House
early, as Saturday tends to be the most frantic of all the
days.  Top designers such as Daks, Sister By Sibling, Clements Ribeiro,
John Rocha, Moschino Cheap And Chic, Issa and House of Holland, to name but
only a few were showcasing their collections for AW13. 

I decided I’d kick start my
morning by grabbing a coffee from the Lavazza team in the press room,  after sipping my warm cup of caffeine, I then
scampered off to locate the brand new store from The Cambridge Satchel Company.

Cambridge Satchel Covent Garden

You may or
may not remember, but I had the pleasure of interviewing the wonderful Julie Deane
about her company The Cambridge Satchel Company.  Finally seeing a store dedicated to the
innovative satchels was nothing but spectacular, and I wanted everything I set
my eyes on.  There were a number of diverse prints, designs and most positively
something for every kind of style and personality. The shop was designed flawlessly
for the brand and even had vintage bikes on show, which I suggested they create
a satchel bag to go on the back of your bike, as a cyclist myself with a
vintage bike… that would be fantastic! 

The Cambridge Satchel pastel

I’m an enormous
fan of any delicate pastel shades and because I’m eagerly awaiting spring to
come, I felt these satchels would be the ideal companion for shoulders for
SS13.  I especially adore the pale pink satchel below,  It may have
to be added to my bag collection! 


pink satchel


After seeing The
Cambridge Satchel Company
store in Covent Garden, I then decided to pop
along to visit the team at The Apartment
After myself and Sophie from La
Fashion Folie
somehow managed to get lost, (again) we ventured up to The Apartment to be greeted by lots
of smiles, cakes, and a number of brands exhibiting their items.

One of my big hobbies is to bake,
so when I saw the glorious spread of cupcakes I simply had to photograph the
display. And yes, they were as delicious as they looked! We were fed and
watered and truly looked after by the team.  

The
Apartment
was
stunning with a variety of brands showcasing  their goodies. 
The lovely team at Next were there along with other brands; Rimmel,
Claire’s Accessories, Superdry, John Frieda, Forever21, Russel and Bromley….
to name only a few. 

Claire's Jewellery

Rimmel make up

I then went onto the
Zeynep Tosun
show at The Fashion Scout Catwalk.

An assortment with lots of
tailoring, high necks and ultimately a collection of Victorian meets an earthy
wild west twist.  Plenty of collars teamed with ruffles, deep tones of
red, mustard, orange, brown and black and gothic jacquard embroidered patterns.


The whole set
was particularly statement with numerous pieces fashioned with luxe leather and
garnished with sheer style, but not in a dramatic over the edge manner,
but certainly a blend that would turn heads.  The majority of each look
made the waist look minimal but maintaining boldness and being daring in other
aspects, and although I personally favour a classic look I was mesmerized by
how Zeynep Tosun’s AW13 collection actually won me over. 

I adore Orla Kiely and
seeing her presentation at London
Fashion Week
was one of my highlights.  The dainty collection from her
was just what I’d expected, and it really brought it home for me by confirming
you cannot beat classic style. 

On entering all those viewing
were greeted by a line of ladies in an office with type writers, in little 1960’s
inspired dresses with big clipped up or beehive hair styles. Tea dresses in the
office? Yes please! I even loved how they all had matching cups and saucers on
their desks. 

I certainly will be adding
some of these darling little numbers to my shopping basket when they’re
available.


My next show
I want to report on was of course Issa.  I’d been invited along by LG
to attend and for the first time in my LFW history, I’d been able to walk
straight in and find my seat.  Sat third row from the front was fantastic,
meaning I could really see the items of clothing completely. 

The show was exceptionally
busy on the build up, making the anticipation of what to expect sky high. Many
celebrities filling the front rows, with the likes of Jodie Kidd, Mollie and
Rochelle from The Saturdays and various Made In Chelsea cast members. Whilst
waiting for the show to begin, I met fellow blogger and writer Rachel from Lady
M Presents
(pictured with me above). 

I’m a massive fan of the
designs by Daniella Helayel, so seeing these in the flesh was going to
be an thrilling occasion.  The main reason I love Issa a large amount is because they tend to be garments, which you
can actually wear off the runway and Daniella really captures the essence of
what a woman wants out of her clothes.

Cara Delevingne LFW

Kicking off the show was none
other than Cara Delevingne and
simply by having such an icon to set the scene, we all knew we were in for a
treat.

Using the core inspiration
behind the collection as ‘rugged homes of Native Navajo Indians’, we
immediately saw a combination of geometric prints, rustic tones and cheeky
feathers flowing from floppy hats – it certainly embraced it’s theme and rode
with it.


As I mentioned, I love a
range of clothing on the catwalk which you can visualize yourself
wearing.  A lot of designers can go extremely off the scale with their creations
but Issa wasn’t like that, it was a rare time I saw myself wearing the
item and could definitely understand why Pippa Middleton is an admirer.  

Silky dresses dominated and
floated their way down the runway, teamed with fitted jackets thus creating an
utter chic effortless visual.  The entire collection oozed tranquillity
and enhanced the core theme of being native, but somehow touched on a slight
seventies vibe with flared dresses, wide trousers and the palette of colours
used.

Hats made their mark on the catwalk in an over sized style and complete with a feathers. 

There were lots of layers and various fabrics with a variety of tribal, geometric, monochrome and vibrant angle prints. 

It’s quite unusual to find a designer that can cater for a wide age spectrum.  I felt that I would happily wear any item off the catwalk, but equally so I could imagine my sister and my Mum working the garments just as well. 

I believe Daniella really had hit the nail on the head with the AW13
collection, being a bit daring but ultimately a risk that truly paid off…. I certainly cannot wait for AW13, so I can wear the look!

Me after the Issa show

It
had been long day but one where I had seen some superb creations and met
some wonderful people.  I was in need of a good bit of dinner and a
good nights sleep – ready for day 3!


 

Day 2; LG LFW daily highlights

xoxo

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11 Comments

  1. February 20, 2013 / 11:20 am

    It was fantastic! I know, I'm eagerly waiting for the blossom to pop out then I know we've reached it!

  2. February 20, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    amazing! love this post:*
    Emma xx
    iemmafashion.com

  3. February 21, 2013 / 3:40 am

    Hi Annie!

    Love your blog! and looks like you've had an amazing time! you're so lucky to be living in London! Oh how I wish to be there πŸ˜›
    Thank you by the way for shooting me a msg on IFB. i would love it if you could come visit my blog! xx
    http://frocking-style.blogspot.com.au/

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