Tom Ford actually released all of the spring 2013 collection images and a video a mere three weeks after his show. Look!
Sophia Webster is a relatively new shoe designer–but she had a pretty impressive career in fashion before she even graduated from the Royal College of Art; her final student collection was picked up by Browns. After school she worked with Nicholas Kirkwood for two years as his first-ever assistant. He offered to mentor her for those two years, with the promise that he would help her launch her first collection. This is the result. She’s already been picked up by Bergdorf, Net-a-Porter, Neiman, Saks, Harvey Nichols, and Colette, to name a few.
Amidst handfuls of parmesan and gulps of cocktails (jet lag cure), I managed to steal a few minutes with the woman of the hour: Katie Grand herself. Read on to see what the influential stylist (and now designer) had to say on how the collaboration came about, what the process was like–and why she’s a bit competitive with Choupette.
Tom Ford once again showed his collection to editors, press, and buyers privately in London last week, invoking his usual strict no photos policy. But what’s this? Has Tom Ford changed his mind about the internet? Because he just released a few teaser images way earlier than he has in previous seasons.
Showing skin is taking a turn for the demure. London has been chock full of skirts with sheer panelling, a more cautious take on the sheer trend, though no less suggestive. There is certainly no shortage of options, either.
London fashion week is officially done, and our heads are still spinning. We covered a whirlwind of shows, hit some parties, paid a zillion pounds in cab fare, and ate a whole lot of sandwiches from Pret a Manger. In addition to all the memorable collections, we also saw a lot of wackiness–and tons of fashion “personalities.” From an actual Kate Moss sighting to models in boxes, check out the things that mystified and delighted us in London.
How to stand out in a packeddd fashion week calendar? Well this being London Town (i.e the place where things like sparkly gimp masks and blazers embellished with mirrors and pompoms are par for the course), the answer Sunday when the Topshop girl discovered Minimalism proved to be to reign it in–relatively speaking. Critics deemed Preen’s rose-and-reptile splicework (rendered in soft pastels) a beautiful evolution, and felt Mary Katrantzou’s cash prints really made the garden of art and commerce grow.
Couldn’t make it to London fashion week? NBD. It’s already in full swing and we’ve got you covered so you can watch (most of) it from the comfort of your couch. So what are you waiting for? Grab some ice cream, put on your best pair of Louboutins with your Target pajamas, and open up your lap top to sit front row to take in London’s finest on live stream. Bonus point for those who wake up early enough to catch all of them!
The designers of London fashion week sent out whimsical invitations that really appeal to the child in us: There were pop-up books from Burberry and Meadham Kirchhoff, a paint set (complete with a sketchbook) from Mulberry, and a credit card from Mark Fast (for the adult shopaholic in us).
Click through to see our favorites.