Fall 2013 RTW : Michael van der Ham, Osman and Sass & Bide

Fall 2013 RTW : Michael van der Ham, Osman and Sass & Bide

My final post on London Fashion Week covers wonderful collections from Michael van der Ham, Osman and Sass & Bide. Michael van der Ham Michael van der Ha's style was darker this fall. But the mix of neon green and bright orange in between certainly made it more exciting. I love the patterns and how they are seamlessly placed without adhering to the cut. The cut outs were something I didn;t find much to my liking but the technique is still commendable. For my the best part of the collection were the trousers.…Read more
Fall 2013 RTW : Julien MacDonald, Mark Fast and Mulberry

Fall 2013 RTW : Julien MacDonald, Mark Fast and Mulberry

In one of my concluding posts on London Fashion Week, I will focus on collections by Julien MacDonald, Mark Fast and Mulberry. Julien MacDonald Julien MacDonald's collection is evidently meant for parties, celebrations and other such occasions. The silhouettes are fitted or they flow beautifully with the multitude of strings. I liked the latter half ¬†of the collections with the sheer on the side gowns and dresses. The crystal leaf like dress in blue was very striking as well. I also loved the bright yellow lace dress.   Mark Fast You could say…Read more
Fall 2013 RTW : David Koma, Giles and Jean-Pierre Braganza

Fall 2013 RTW : David Koma, Giles and Jean-Pierre Braganza

With wildly different inspirations, David Koma, Giles and Jean-Pierre Braganza pleased many at London Fashion Week. David Koma Inspired by vinyl records, David Koma's collection used it in ways that you can't imagine and kept the collection chic and sophisticated. While the dresses looked a bit outrageous, the coats themselves looked very wearable. I like the biege ruffle like vinyl collar coat. I also liked the periwinkle blue dress with the silver pattern over it.   Giles If you felt the collection looked a tad bit eerie and scary, you'd be quite right.…Read more
Fall 2013 RTW : L’Wren Scott, Nicole Farhi and Peter Pilotto

Fall 2013 RTW : L’Wren Scott, Nicole Farhi and Peter Pilotto

London Fashion Week continued to it's run with diverse collections from L'Wren Scott, Nicole Farhi and Peter Pilotto. L'Wren Scott L'Wren Scott's collection brought more shine and glamour to the runway with pieces almost certainly meant for well noted occasions. While the tailored simple silhouettes were very flattering, I didn't feel too inspired by this collection. I did however, like the red and blue printed gown with the fur collar.   Nicole Farhi Nicole Farhi had a collection that was toned down and edgy. The chunky knits were a big cohesive factor in…Read more
Fall 2013 RTW : Temperley London, Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Matthew Williamson

Fall 2013 RTW : Temperley London, Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Matthew Williamson

London Fashion Week saw brilliant collections from Alice Temperley, Vivienne Westwood's Red Label and Matthew Williamson. Temperley London Temperley's ¬†collection started off with a gorgeous taupe and black dress. It was rather simple but very polished and that set the tone. What impressed me was that the collection delved more into prints and making them workable. I love the one button blue plaid coat. It looks very young and sophisticated. I also like the black and cream gown with a vest-like body. The orange and white 3d like printed gown was also stunning.…Read more
Fall 2013 RTW : Clements Ribeiro, Duro Olowu and Felder Felder

Fall 2013 RTW : Clements Ribeiro, Duro Olowu and Felder Felder

London Fashion Week was in full swing and collections from Clements Ribeiro, Duro Olowu and Felder Felder did not fail to impress! Clements Ribeiro This collection had lovely patterns and simple silhouettes with minor detailing that really set it apart. The opening top had a beautiful geometric and floral print with nice details along the collar. The black and red scalloped lace dress looks stunning. I asos really liked the heavier and more blingy pieces towards the end of the collection with sheer pieces over the silver satin.   Duro Olowu Duro Olowu's…Read more
WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 5 : Nida Mahmood, Rehane and Manish Arora

WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 5 : Nida Mahmood, Rehane and Manish Arora

The final day of Will's Lifestyle India Fashion Week, Day 5 ended with collections from Nida Mahmood, Rehane and Manish Arora. Manish Arora had shown the same collection at Paris Fashion Week earlier in the month, but it was great to see the collection in India as well. Nida Mahmood An eccentric collection from Nida Mahmood featured symmteric prints, velvet trousers, two tone shirts and leather with studs! All separates in this collection are so beautiful and very wearable individually, at the very least. I love the yellow and blue handkerchief dress. The…Read more
WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 5 : Chandrani Siingh Fllora, Vaishali S and Charu Parashar

WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 5 : Chandrani Siingh Fllora, Vaishali S and Charu Parashar

The final day, Day 5 at Will's Lifestyle India Fashion Week commenced with collections from Chandrani Siingh Fllora, Vaishali S and Charu Parashar. Chandrani Siingh Fllora When the show opened you'd have thought it was yet another collection with ethnic prints in modern silhouettes but I was really surprised. The lovely yellow and blue hues made a great combination for the Zodiac signs themed collection. You can see the inscriptions and symbols in the patterns. I like the sheer layering done in the skirts and although the silhouettes are quite simple, it really…Read more
WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 4 : Aneeth Arora, Ranna Gill and Payal Pratap

WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 4 : Aneeth Arora, Ranna Gill and Payal Pratap

The final collections from Day 4 at Will's Lifestyle Fashion Week were by Aneeth Arora, Ranna Gill and Payal Pratap. Each collection had a distinct style and I have a feeling that Day 5 would be even better! Aneeth Arora Inspired by the circus, Aneeth Arora used the reference perhaps too literally but the combination of layering and the ease in the outfits is very alluring. Gingham and plaid prints played a bit part here. How cute are those bow ties? As separates I'm sure each of these pieces are very wearable.  …Read more
WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 4 : Rahul Mishra, Sonam Dubal and Paras and Shalini

WIFW Fall 2013 RTW : Day 4 : Rahul Mishra, Sonam Dubal and Paras and Shalini

Day 4 of Will's Lifestyle India Fashion Week continued with collections from Rahul Mishra, Sonam Dubal and Paras and Shalini (also known as Giesha Designs) Rahul Mishra Rahul Mishra's collection combined lace, silk in beautiful feminine way. I love the red and green kaftan like dress as well the ones with the sharp peplums. The sheer shirt and the detailed outfits looked very rich.   Sonam Dubal Sonam Dubcal's collection was one that you would really wear if it was cold. Layering and comfortable warm clothing made this reasonably wearable. The green wrap…Read more