These are my highlights from last weeks London fashion week which saw numerous designers showcase their Autumn/Winter 2012 collections.
Temperley London staged another stunning collection, it's easy to see why Kate Middleton is a fan of their designs. Their fall line featured day dresses alongside glamorous evening gowns styled with fur hats. Many pieces were worn with jewelled belts and chains. There was a mixture of fabrics and colours with luxurious velvet designs and metallic golds. Laser cut detail was used to create patterns. I loved the beading detail on the last dress which was paired with a jade green statement necklace.
Burberry featured their iconic trench coat updated for the season with a gathered waist cinched in with a bow belt. There was a strong country feel with many models wearing cord and tweed pieces and tweed caps. Lace peplum skirts were paired with bomber jackets. Colourful stripes featured heavily throughout the collection. The end of the show saw Burberry create a rain shower as the models paraded down the catwalk carrying colourful umbrellas.
Erdem's collection filled the runway with bright colours. Purple was heavily featured with neon accents and teamed alongside black and navy. There was a feminine feel with pretty A-line skirts and dresses layered with lace detail. I loved the colourful blue floral print dress styled with matching ankle boots. One of my favourite looks from the collection was the peplum style top paired with the floral silk cigarette pants.
Giles Deacon put on another wonderful show. He used porcupine and ostrich feather head pieces created by Stephen Jones. He opted for a romantic feel using luxurious chiffon fabrics and intricate beading detail. Models wore tuxedo style jackets in various fabrics including velvet. In contrast with the softer feel of the collection one of my favourite designs were the charred style evening dresses, glittering crystals created the charred patch effect.
Sarah Burton put together an impressive collection, the first from the McQ line to hit the catwalk. There was an autumn feel as models walked through leaves in khaki green military style coats with large fur collars. McQ also featured black belts with gold chains. The collection softened with lace, tartan dress and kilts. The models wore long leather gloves, a trend seen across the fall shows and had halo styled hair. My favourite pieces were the feminine ballgowns, in particular the red and black leaf gown with a lace skirt underneath.
Some of my other favourites were the collections from Mulberry, Issa London, Jonathan Saunders, Mary Katrantzou and Matthew Williamson
Who were your catwalk favourites at London fashion week?