Best Looks from London F/W
See our favorite looks from the top shows in London. Plus, check out our complete Fall 2012 Fashion Week coverage.
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Peter Pilotto Fall 2012
Peter Pilotto's Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto continue to be one of the bright spots on the London calendar and a runaway shows favorite of the British press. With more collections like fall, it's well deserved praise. Their inspiration was Asian art and architecture. Their lineup was sexy and bold. Even their cropped, sculpted puffer jackets with zany prints looked body-con, which is a feat. They channeled the bright neon lights of Japan into stripes and abstracts printed on skin-tight t-shirts and paneled skirts. There were shades of Nicolas in the strong attitude of the girls. The duo took the turtleneck and turned it into a sultry velvet look for evening, its bodice a structured lattice of straps and and cut-outs. Skinny cropped pants, t-shirts and dresses were worked in big florals. When sleeves didn't hug shoulders and arms, they were pumped up. The same lean lines applied to evening, a gray floor-grazing look paneled with what looked like skewed neon lighting. It was smart and provocative and right on trend with the notion of not wearing the obvious for evening. To the left we see Matthew Williamson, the prince of prints and pattern, harnessed all those years of understanding how to mix them into a lady-fied, grown up collection. While it was still Williamson-fun — there was a lot of colored fur — the collection will surely appeal to a new set of customers, while giving his core something new to think about. He strongly messaged layering, like sheer chiffon t-shirts worn over knits or dresses worn with weekend-ish long-sleeve tops. It all had a patina of the lady, though, with jeweled details and trim.
International Icons reign supreme at this London Fashion Week. Fashion Journalism from All over the Globe awaits more of London fashion industry’s fashion shows. Every Season the Fashion TV a media followers gear up many choices for the Fall season events. Fall 2012 is no different and the “Looks” are very strong and marketable. The Libertines, and a press release promising ‘corrupted elegance’ we were expecting big things from Todd Lynn. With well-cut separates in autumnal tones of rust orange, chocolate brown and teal – Lynn seemed to tick all the boxes at first. Fur stoles made of Fisher, a ‘relation’ of Sable, added a touch of glamour but the collection still fell a little short. The designer’s usual sculptural, futuristic aesthetic was there, while he attempted to branch out and make his first foray into draped silk. Shoulder high leather gloves added an interesting twist but otherwise the styling was basic. One note of interest came in the form of a gold feathered collar courtesy of Shaun Leane. – Sophie Warburton, fashion assistant, ©Daily Telegraph. Can you eat a jam doughnut without licking your lips? Well get practicing because if today’s make-up looks are anything to go by, next season will be all about glitter on your lips. Call it a fajazzle if you will. We will. International Icons reign supreme at this London Fashion Week. Fashion Journalism from All over the Globe awaits more of London’s fashion industry’s fashion shows. Every Season the Fashion TV a media followers gear up many choices for the Fall season events. Fall 2012 is no different and the “Looks” are very strong and marketable.