The accessories which made the runway shine during London Fashion Week last AW12 were evidently all about making a statement – and we’re not talking about the bags and shoes (these were much too impressive to squeeze in here, so we gave them their own two separate posts). What we’re talking about are the chunky cuffs, the pretty printed headscarves and the very awesome earrings (amongst other things) which adorned many of the models and had them looking beyond spectacular. Whose accessories made most of a statement in our minds? Read on to find out…
Dominic Jones presented a lovely collection for the fall: classic gold and silver pieces, rather tame considering his previous designs yet still featuring a fair amount of his trademark spikes and edginess. This season, we’re waiting to see him introduce even more breathtaking spikes, and partake in the oversize trend by giving his pieces a little more volume and impact.
Louise Gray has earned our silver medal thanks to the extravagant display of accessories it wowed the crowds with for AW12. Mixing and matching funky drop earrings with fantabulous wigs and super colourful garments, Louise Gray epitomised experimental designing with ease. Because we know the label does statement accessories so well (and because we dearly hope to see more of its crazy accessories this SS13), we’re sure we’ll be seeing it flaunt some earrings and random-yet-cool headgear in bold colours and eye-catching graphic prints.
Issa London is not one to go heavy on accessories but when it does, this label does it best. It opted for headscarves and shapkas to decorate its models for its AW12 show, and what a brilliant decision that was! Looking flawless and expensive, these accessories completed each outfit perfectly, to say the least. Purple is quite the glamorous colour, and the great news is that it’s bang on trend this season; so, we’re expecting Issa London – which somehow always seems to make glamour its own – to carry it right into the spring, by pairing its SS13 dresses with matching summer scarves and heels.
-Abbie Cohen @Abbiewrites