Tuesday

LFW AW13: Runway

Simone Rocha, images from Catwalking
Jonathan Saunders, images from Catwalking
Felder Felder, images from Catwalking
Erdem, images from Catwalking
Mary Katrantzou, images from Catwalking
Richard Nicoll, Images from Catwalking
 For today's instalment of my LFW analysis, I thought i'd present to you my pick of the LFW catwalks.

There have been some real highs and some real lows this season, so here is a brief analysis of which ones I personally fell for.

I must admit that I did not really rate Burberry or Mulberry, both of which I usually love. I felt they were both rather staid in comparison to the other talent to be found at LFW, such as Simone Rocha and Felder Felder, two brands who presented truly phenomenal collections with immaculate styling. 

I have been following the work of Simone Rocha for a while now, and her latest collection certainly delivered in my view. Soft pastel shades that would not look out of place on a S/S catwalk were modernised with unique tailoring techniques and innovative fabrics. To bring the collection bang up to date and back into the realms of A/W,  these sugar pastels were interspersed with tactile and tempting looks of jet black, providing a stark contrast between prettiness and power. 

Moving on, I simply can't sing the praises of both Jonathan Saunders and Richard Nicoll enough, and neither disappointed me for AW13. Jonathan Saunders pulled out all the stops with a modern but feminine aesthetic which is sure to be a hit, it is also going to be my fat day inspiration- those loose sweaters worn over slouchy skirts would conceal a multitude of sins... and donuts... and champagne... 

I am never going to say I dislike an Erdem collection because I highly doubt that I ever could. While this new collection is not my favourite of all time, I do love the slightly sinister, darkly romantic look. I particularly adore the intricate black lace that conjures up images visions of a fantastical forest at witching hour. 

Which were your favourite shows of the new season? 

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