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Autumn/Winter without the blues…..
Just when I thought designers had climaxed in the creative AW stakes, along came the AW13 collections and I’m totally bowled over. I went down to London on Sunday for a beauty event and the ever presence of Fashion Week Fever is infectious. It’s been a mix bag when it comes to colours and trends. AW13 had been turned on its head by allowing SS13 to take a holiday and transcend into its colour palette.
If you don’t quite follow, check out Roksanda Ilincic. Baby pinks teamed with pops of neon, contrasting oranges and obscure lines met by warm rust toned makeup. It was the epitome of candy meets chic and I was in Roksanda heaven.
Creams and neutral hues lent its colour pallets to a few collections. My highlight of day one had to be Bora Aksu. Exaggerated silhouettes with a sprinkling of colour and a twist on the monochrome trend with delicate nudes contrasted with opaque tights. Think lady meets gentleman following cinched in waists accompanied by a neck tie: genius.
If you hadn’t already guessed, I’m totally loving the neon pop of late. With this said, I was so happy to see eye harming hues (in the best way possible) at Sass & Bide, House of Holland and Louise Gray. Gone are the days where AW meant dreary greys and miserable mauve. We’re of the generation where more is more and colour is meant to make a statement. One AW rule that has prevailed is the presence of oversized forms. Look to Topshop Unique and PPQ for dramatic shapes and straight lines. Next winter certainly breaks a whole host of rules but who said fashion anarchy was dead?