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LFW SS13: Aminaka Wilmont

Mixing the tribal with the natural, Aminaka Wilmont’s SS13 collection juxtaposed dark tribal prints with light and airy floral silks in a way that was both complementary and contrasting. Dresses came closely cut and synched at the waist while boxy cut blazers, shorts and simply tailored shirts balanced the proportions …

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LFW SS13: Ashish

The washing-away of colours for a monochrome melange was the big story from LFW SS13. Even Ashish, infamous for their brightly-coloured sequins, followed suit. Mixing the dulled-down sparkles with denim and grey jersey gave a sports-grunge look that echoed with references to American high-school moves of the late ’80s and …

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LFW SS13: Spijkers en Spijkers

Continuing the pair’s obsession with all things geometric, Spijkers this season injected brighter colours and bolder shapes into their tried-and-tested formula.Blod feminine shapes and silky tailored shaped make for a grown-up but still fun silhouette that reverberated with Art Deco ideas. We particularly enjoyed their washed-out ‘70s colour palettes and …

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LFW SS13: Charlie May

Gathering in the rather salubrious surroundings of the Stafford Hotel’s wine cellars for the lovely Charlie May’s catwalk presentation was an absolute delight. Unadorned with the usual pretentious clipboard-wielders at the door or complex stickered-ticket arrangements, the assembled guests were merrily chatting away as we took our seats for what …

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LFW SS13: James Long

Renowned for his clean-cut experimentalism in his menswear, James Long’s womenswear has always been a sleeper collection, reflecting the shapes and cuts of his menswear for a female silhouette. This season’s colour palette was not his usual array of coloured knits, but a rather subdued, mostly black collection, with a …

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Topshop Unique

LFW SS13: Topshop Unique

Monochrome was the watchword of LFW this season, but Topshop Unique captured a playful approach to what could be an oppressive trend for summer days. With a collection that was based around white printed silks, the TS team managed to marry floaty and slick in perfect harmony; dresses had all …

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LFW SS13 Interview: Auria x Margot Bowman

Hot off the press and frustratingly fresh from the student grind, Diana Auria Harris is the tantalisingly talented and much talked about newbie Esthetica exhibitor and LFW first-timer. Having only graduated from LCF in summer just gone and picking up their ‘Fashion Innovation’ accolade a month or so previous, showcasing

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LFW SS13: Eugene Lin

Inspired by Greek Myth, Eugene Lin’s SS13 collection of bold prints and sharp tailoring fused femininity with power through sleek silhouettes and rose tone hues.

Cigarette cut trousers, body con dresses and boxy shoulder jackets, you might assume that the Eugene Lin woman would fit eloquently amongst the executive of …

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LFW SS13: Unconditional

With bursts of bold color interspersed between neutrals of black and white, Unconditional’s neon infused collection of sheer layering and sharp tailoring saw billowing skirts and loose trousers worn with cropped tops; slim cut vests with sheer puffball sweaters. Ever present, Unconditional’s trademark embellishment this season took the form of …

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LFW SS13 Interview: David Koma

David Koma placed the humble female tennis star at the forefront of his SS13 offerings and in turn, transformed her stereotypical satirical uniform of pleated skort and three-button polo into a super luxe, sports chic collection.

Patent leather-edged, boxy tees and vests rendered in peeping Tom organzas overhung contrasting skin-tight …

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