London Fashion Week 2013 | Report Day 1 and 2

am 19.02.2013 um 14:38 Uhr

Unsere Redakteurin und Blogger-Expertin Jenny Halonen aus Schweden berichtet nicht nur von traumhaften Reisezielen oder Großstadt-HotSpots. Sie ist auch auf den internationalen Fashion Shows, wie zum Beispiel in Stockholm, unterwegs und berichtet für Sie exklusiv. Derzeit ist sie in London anzutreffen, wo sie nicht nur den britischen Charme genießt, sondern auch die ein oder andere Show besucht. Hier ist ihr Rückblick auf Tag 1 und 2:

London Fashion Week has arrived and day one did not disappoint, not at all. Style on and off the catwalk was sky-high and the buzz around Somerset House and the different show locations was tangibly contagious. I have spotted Susie Bubbles, Olivia Palermo, Kate Bosworth, Anna Wintour to name a few. Everyone is in town.

Bright, Bold, Beautiful…that was my Day 2 at London Fashion Week. Bright colors popped like candy whenever I heard a camera click, bold style statements were evident at every step and beauty was translucent wherever I looked. Read my summary of Day 1 and 2 and see my photo show.

Scouting new talents

I started my day at the Somerset House feeling off the atmosphere and to see what’s going on. I had a stroll through the buildings scouting some interesting new talents and spotted two new favorites. As the shoe lover I am, of course I fell for Sophia Webster’s bright colored candy look-a-like high heels. Formerly design assistant at Nicholas Kirkwood, she started her own line in 2012. Bright, colorful and popping as candy, I just want them all right now. They will land in the stores in May and I can’t wait.

Another new talent, British designer Christopher Raeburn, showed an amazing collection. “Entitled Optics”, his inspiration draws from World War 2 and the Maunsell Sea Forts. You can see the inspiration clearly in the contrasts between the naval colors and disruptive fort textures in his selection of fabrics. In 2012 Raeburn collaborated with Moncler on his men’s line. This is a talent we will se more of in the future. His collection is already sold at renowned stores as Colette in Paris.

Golden punk rock glamour

My second day favorite was Julien Macdonald. He showed an amazing ensemble of dresses. If you are not scared of showing a bit of skin, you are in dress heaven. Punkier and rockier than ever before, lots of details as mesh inserts and metallic are combined with furs and fringes, plenty of red carpet options for his celebrity fans. And yes, the celebrities were there.

Returning to the London show schedule, he did a pretty good comeback. The show ended with a smashing golden confetti rain.

Even fashion people need to eat

Running between shows makes you really hungry and you have to eat of course. I was recommended Mishkin’s, located just around the corner from the Somerset House. Mishkin’s is, as they call it on their website, “A kind of Jewish deli”, it’s not kosher, but the world’s most famous Jewish deli Katz in New York isn’t either. I enjoyed some chicken liver and sauerkraut over some drinks, (yes you need drinks for lunch during fashion weeks) before I was headed out again to continue my fashion week show marathon.

See my slideshow for the rest of Day 1 and 2.