Recap: London Fashion Week SS'13

Our next stop in fashion week recaps is London. While New York brought us sheer and futuristic cutouts, London brought bright colors and graphic shapes.  Designer Osman brightened the runway with bold pinks, blues, and yellows, while Temperley London sent beautiful prints, deep reds, and sheer paneling down the catwalk. Our other favorite designer of the week was Dion Lee who showed us sci-fi graphics and a beautiful mix of colors.


Cut-outs seem to be the dominating trend this season. We have seen everything from minimal cut-outs, like Matthew Williams gorgeous flowing green dress to drastic cut-outs, like Osman’s and Willow’s risqué peplum tops.

Sheer Paneling

Sheer was spotted on the runways in New York and also in London too. Color blocking, as seen in Dion Lee’s show, and prints, like Preen’s metallic and navy dress, were both mixed with sheer to create modern yet feminine looks.


Colorblocking was seen on the runway a few seasons back and it’s still here to stay.  This season’s colorblocking features vivid, bright colors, as seen in Osman’s entire collection and Roksanda Ilincic’s dress, and color/ print blocking  as  seen in Matthew Williamson’s dress.


Stripes were seen all over the runway in London mixed with sheer, metallics, and bold colors.  Oversized stripes, like Temperley London’s mix with sheer, were popular, while thin stripes, like Christopher Kane’s and Todd Lynn’s designs, also dominated the runway.


We’ll be back next week with our recap of Milan Fashion Week.


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