Naturally, everyone was spinning out the day I was launched and lifted into the VIP area of Somerset House, revealing my exclusive Giles Deacon floral print, a limited edition co-lab with LG. I knew I’d be on trend, and like seasons past, floral was on the runway for SS13. Clements Ribero did it best, working florals back with block colours, stripes and checks for the ultimate kooky pattern clash.
90’s grunge made a comeback, the oversized biker jacket being a key piece for SS13. Despite my hesitations on tie dye (it can look so rinse-cycle-gone-wrong) HOH did a great coloured version that was an amazing homage to early 90’s madness.
Ashish styled his 90’s inspired collection with scrunchies, slouchy socks and Reebok classics. Will they over shadow New Balance to become the new hip sneaker? Dad’s everywhere rejoice.
White on white, much to my joy, is still going strong. I’m always delighted when a trend that requires so much washing is so prevalent in a season. Margaret Howell and the genius Christopher Kane did the most to die for white on white combinations. Kane’s delicate Frankenstein collection was inspired. The detail, dedication to concept and construction was completely unique. Luckily with my 6-motion technology I can wash delicates and embellishment is a key trend for SS13.
Jailbird stripes, however unflattering (I am a total rectangle!) are all over the catwalks. Jonathon Saunders showed super shiny-foiled leather striped separates, effectively nailing three trends in one: stripes, leather and metallics.
After months of high street massacring, I swore I’d never wash a python skin again. Luckily one of the strongest players in the print market – Preen – has convinced me otherwise. Patchworked python, stripes, floral and luxe leather in slim asymmetric shapes looked chic. It also continued springs obsession with separates. So easy and versatile, what’s not to love?
I foamed over at Paul Smith’s billowing block-colored dresses and high-waisted trousers. Colour blocking will continue though Spring 13 and we all know what that means – constant careful monitoring of colour washes. Luckily I have the ability to treat delicate fabrics correctly. No one wants a couture catastrophe.
No more FROW for me. I’ve loads to do after London Fashion Week. Literally. How many clothes can my flatmates actually wear? With so many shows back to back, and layering very much on trend, I’ll be super busy. At least I love my life.