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LFW predictions: dresses

Last season, our minds were blown by the dresses that flowed down the runway. Whether silky or leathery, whether refined and feminine or sculptural and chic, each and every dress offered an exceptional showcasing of the designers’ talents and creativity. We are so excited to see the dress designs these three creative minds will be releasing this SS13:


If there’s one designer whose dresses made us swoon last season, it was Maria Grachvogel. This label sure knows how to compliment the female figure, with dresses that hug and exaggerate just the right curves. We’re expecting Grachvogel’s SS13 dresses to be pleated and sculptural as well as defined and effortlessly feminine. Having outdone itself with dominantly gold dresses this AW12, the label may just be heading towards softer yet just as expensive-looking numbers this season – we’re thinking of purples, blues and greens, mingled with whites and nudes.


Few are those who can mix geometric shapes with tribal-inspired prints and pull it off so easily, but Tata-Naka is one brand to have impressed us in this regard last AW12. The label’s modern-meets-ethnic designs are still so freshly imprinted in our minds that we’re very much looking forward to more of its quirky dresses this SS13. We’re predicting that these will be presented to the crowds as looser, more casual pieces featuring bursts of colourful graphic prints, drapery and a hint of asymmetry.


Unconditional did not come up with too many dresses for its sailor-inspired collection last AW12, but the label has designed so many beautiful dresses over the years that we just couldn’t do without giving it a mention. Relaxed and born from a beautiful selection of fabrics, the Unconditional AW12 dresses make us anxious to see more of its draped numbers – we’re picturing these in soft hues, coupled to perfection with the brand’s staple whites and blacks.

-Abbie Cohen @Abbiewrites

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