Fashion Weeks so Far

With Paris Fashion Week coming to an end today, one thing we can take from Spring/Summer 2013 is that designers are taking a very feminine approach. Something that was almost to be expected as collections tend to balance out an extreme from the previous season. As we go into Autumn and Winter, colours are rich jewel tones of emerald, sapphire and garnet and the biggest contrast is in the different textures of leather look panels, knits and a pop of leopard print or tartan in velvet or corduroy.

Spring offers a refreshing move away from black and although it appeared, white very much dominated and at London Fashion Week, we saw Burberry Prorsum using clean lines and inject colour into the traditional trench coat, showing them in pretty pink and others.

Matthew Williamson used light materials producing pretty dresses and patterned mini skirts with chiffon blouses in his signature prints echoing the beautiful blue hues of the sunset and warm reds and oranges.

Temperley London continued the feminine sentiment with bright colours and full girly skirts, perfect for swish-ing away an early summer weekend in the city.

*Note*  Shorts and cropped trousers are big

next season in all colours and patterns  **

Paris Fashion Week included more black as far as Mui Mui was concerned but white was still prominent in a slightly more “grown up” look with beige wet look macs and fur shrugs and jackets which added an element of glamour… The pencil skirt still thrives on to next season so you’ll get use out of yours from this season. When Spring strikes, take the trend further with a crop or bra top and bare your midriff to mirror Mui Mui’s catwalk looks!

The white look was taken back to the sixties at Louis Vuitton with cute shifts and models styled with a modern day beehive. Although a bit of a flash back, the simple lines and pretty colours look right at home for Spring 2013 and make legs looks a mile long.

Thank you to for the fabulous pictures in this post!



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