London Fashion Week commenced with a catwalk show displaying Bora Aksu's Spring/Summer 14 collection. Striking use of texture, layering and feminine tailoring took centre stage, setting the precedent for the remaining few days.
That new berry coloured jumper and leather bomber jacket you've just bought, didn't end up on the high street by accident. Both trends were planned out by trend forecasters years ago and wowed on the catwalks back at the start of this year. So, with that in mind, here's a sneak peek at what you'll be wearing next spring.
A few years ago, we might have cited John Rocha and Matthew Williamson as the hottest tickets for London Fashion Week. The New Guard have trounced on that theory. They are more than just BFC sponsored talent, the lucky creatives that escaped the unemployment net. They are the rebirth of British fashion design. Yeah, I said it. An actual rebirth.
As another commercially successful fashion week comes to a halt in the British capital, it is useful to look back on the collections that are expected to make an impact on trends for Spring/Summer 2013.
After the trauma of missing Couture Week, I stayed on for a few days in Paris to browse the cruise collections with my friends Svetlana and Masha.
Far more seasoned fashion editors than I (International Herald Tribune fashion editor Suzy Menkes and fashion's single most