September 17, 2012

Best Of London Fashion Week S/S 2013 (I)

New York Fashion Week is over and now it’s time for a new set of designers to dazzle you with their creations for next season, Fashion avec Passion is here to bring you the most spectacular shows from London Fashion Week:

John Rocha

The John Rocha Spring/Summer 2013 show opened with a cheery chromatic palette of red, sunny yellow, baby blue, pale khaki and powdered pink, but the atmosphere soon changed into a more austere one, with the arrival of the all-black and all-white silhouettes.

The entire collection evoked an air of antiquity, with outfits made up of cascades of silk and lace, that had a noble elegance to them, reminiscent of the Edwardian age.

House Of Holland

According to Henry Holland’s vision for next season, the House Of Holland woman is suffering from a severe form of nostalgia…and not just any nostalgia – she misses the grunge era of fashion, en vogue circa 1990s.

To reflect this sentiment, the designer didn’t however take historical accuracy into account all the way. Instead, he imagined a reinterpretation of grunge, in which acid colours could be found on demeure pantsuits, in which checked patterns were blown up and reinvented into a larger form, and crop tops and knit hats were given a glamorous makeover, through the adding of crystal embellishments.

The second part of the show detached itself from the grunge tone, migrating into the 60s. The famous tye-dye technique, promoted by hippies, was used by the designer to create a series of rainbow-coloured looks with youthful appeal.

Issa London

For her signature Spring/Summer 2013 collection Daniella Issa Helayel chose to portray her own vision of what a goddess should look like.

Thus, the Issa goddess stepped out on the runway in gorgeous caftans in silk georgette, floor-length dresses with exotic prints, cigarette-pants embellished with prints reminiscent of tropical rainforests and short cocktail dresses with a generous dose of sex-appeal.

Moschino Cheap & Chic

For the Spring/Summer 2013 season, Rosella Jardini and Francesca Rubino created for Moschino Cheap & Chic a series of colourful, cheery looks, with a powerful sense of optimism and a strong youthful tone. The mix of prints within the same outfit, as well as the mix of fabrics, were the recipe for success in creating a collection of outfits full of vitality.

Crystal-encrusted pantsuits, reminiscent of a cheery-er version of Miuccia Prada’s looks for last season, mesh tops, pineapple bags and neon platform sandals were just some of the elements that provided the line-up with a fresh vibe.

To watch the rest of the shows at London Fashion Week, check out Best Of London Fashion Week (II) and Best Of London Fashion Week (III)!

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