The second half of London Fashion Week encompassed shows from some of my favourite designers, including:
Preen Spring/Summer 2013
Patterned sheer dresses, clever panelling, mismatched python prints and a reserved colour palette is what Preen's collection was all about.
Christopher Raeburn Spring/Summer 2013
Christopher Raeburn proves to us that Sports Luxe is once again going to be a chic trend for this coming Spring/Summer season, with the crossover of the bright red shade which was popular amongst menswear and womenswear collections for Autumn/Winter into the hotter months.
David Koma Spring/Summer 2013
David Koma manages to fuse both meshing and sheer panels with a bubbly colour palette for the coming season.
Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2013
Christopher Kane's latest collection looks more delectable than wearable, with the pastel candy colours and smooth choice of materials delighting one's sense of sight and surprisingly, taste. Christopher moved away from the emerging trend of meshing and relied on folding the material on the garments to create layers, thus giving the garments more dimension and intrigue. The setting complemented the boxy yet feminine silhouettes, the runway glistening and reflecting the colours of the garments, adding to the sensory experience of both the show and the garments in the collection.
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013
Burberry have grasped onto the metallic trend and have made it their own, adding that touch of elegance to what may be considered a more urban or even tacky trend. By pairing metallic piece such button ups for men with a perfectly tailored suit, or a metallic swimsuit with a classy white cape, Burberry Prorsum have alleviated the restriction of metallic for purely comical purposes and made it a trend to forego for the upcoming Spring/Summer season.
Richard Nicoll Spring/Summer 2013
Richard Nicoll's collection is as delicate as the women wearing them, with dresses cling to the body, relying only on a few spaghetti straps, light mint coloured knits and airy mesh tops and skirts appealing to a woman who wants to be bold and minimal at the same time.
Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 2013
Simone Rocha is a name known amongst those in the fashion industry, and is fast becoming a household name, with their functional yet fashionable garments appealing to many women in Britain and worldwide. Simone's latest collection encompasses all the latest trends - neon, metallic, mesh and vinyl, but adds a conservative twist on these daring details. A woman can channel modern conservative style with the full body mesh dress, a metallic top and mid-length skirt, a light mesh knit shirt with a vinyl skirt, or - the most daring of the looks - a 60s style neon lace top and mid length skirt and a perspex bag.
All images courtesy of Fashionising
All runway shows can be viewed on FashionTV or FataleFashion's Youtube Channel