So London fashion week is over for another season & what an impact the fashion houses & designers have had on us all here at Ego Towers! With fabulously sculptured pieces towering over the catwalks from Philip Treacy to fantastically futuristic fringing from Mark Fast it seams there is something for everyone to explore there alter egos with!
This fashion week saw trends in abundance. One distinctive trend was the comeback of block colours which were seen at the Jonathan Saunders, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith & PPQ shows.
Next up shimmery metallics which are all set to be hot news next Spring/Summer. One stand out designer was most definitely the iconic Burberry. The collection included classic capes & trenches – of course all with a twist of foiled metallics in an array of shades from purple, pink, lilac to blue & green. Another designer to take metallics to another level was Mark Fast whom teamed up sumptuous pastel tones with extreme fringing, another huge trend set for SS13.
Over sized biker jackets in all sorts of prints from House of Holland's 90s grunge-esq pastel paint which he then completely switched up to metallics.
Sassy peekaboo sheer/transparent fabrics mixed with delicate embroidery were a hit on the catwalk. Mark Fast went for the staple of any women's wardrobe the body-con shape & brought it right back up to date with sheer risque detailing.
One of my favourite designers has got to b the one & only ASHISH! My love for sequins is hardly a secret if only they were "every day wear! " Well the new collection by ASHISH has combined both cool relaxed shirts, oversize tee's with baggy blue denim jeans & cotton tracksuit bottoms.....all with a sprinkle of sparkle with his signature sequins! Contrasting the baggy sweats & denim was floor length fitted sequinned gowns in pale peach and midnight blue, both of which were accessorised with Reebok trainers and mismatched sequin socks. Who would have thought such oddly
mismatched outfits could work so well.....East London kool kids eat your heart out!
Lastly if ever we have been inspired here at Alter Ego it would be the king of sculpture Philip Treacy! Legend in his own right he opened his show with the one & only Lady Gaga in a fuchsia burka...now who would have ever thrown those elements together? The models all wore original Micheal Jackson costumes which were a world exclusive, the outfits are due to be auctioned on 2nd December in Beverly Hills, California. So what is Philip Treacy famous for? Pushing the envelope in very way in the world of millinery & this season is no different. Hats and headdresses took centre stage bigger and brighter than any you’ll have seen before, more like works of architecture. Featured in the show was a mohawk helmet with Swarovski embellishments, a smiley face, a Neverland crown & LED-lit body cocoon....!!
Thank you LFW for another truly inspirational week. See you next year! xx