London Fashion Week Spring 2012 Ready-to-wear

London Fashion Week seemed pretty short, and not as hectic as New York. I was fairly surprised by how many shows I did like, from Temperley London, Erdem, and Felder Felder to Mark Fast, Julien Macdonald and Mulberry.

I didn’t manage to watch any livestreaming shows as I was at work when they were on, but catching up on most of them some of the NYFW themes filtered through to LFW with bright colours, especially yellow, and that slinky tailoring that was so popular on the NY runway.

I’m becoming a huge fan of tailoring, as I’ve grown up I realise it’s not all about sexy going out clothes but how you present yourself on a day to day basis and if a well cut pair of trousers does that I would pick them over a tight dress any day. And some of the shows prove that you don’t have to wear a sexy dress to look good, over at Erdem there were floral prints all in a blue tone offset with pieces of crisp white lace that added a touch of class and a shorts and shirt combo that I absolutely adore. Antonio Berardi showed a feminine tux with a long jacket and a short jacket with the perfect skirt, all in that luxurious white that a fair few designers showcased. Matthew Williamson showed off a printed blouse with bright turquoise pants, what’s not to love?

Erdem

Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi

Matthew Williamson

There were, however, plenty of gorgeous gowns on show. So if sexy is your thing there is plenty to choose from. I was pleasantly surprised by Felder Felder, they were one of my random picks from the first days shows and there looks were fabulous, I particularly liked the long black gown with a studded corset and chiffon skirt. Marios Schwab was more mysterious female or as Style.com puts it “film noir”, sheer panelling, perforated cutouts and pastel colours with  a long sheer gown and a glittering bodysuit underneath that oozed sexuality. And Antonio Berardi again, showed a stunning red dress worthy of the red carpet, and definitely a trend that we saw at the Emmys with around nine stars wearing red gowns.

Felder Felder

Marios Schwab

Marios Schwab

Antonio Berardi

Absolute standout show for me was Temperley London, nearly every look was a dream. Style.com described the collection as a “drug kingpin moll” with some “high glamour”, definitely agree. The 1920’s style head wraps, printed gowns, along with the sexy tuxedos, fringed dresses and my favourite look a shirt with cutout shoulders, and an amazing studded cream dress, I want it all!

Temperley London

Temperley London

Temperley London

Temperley London

Temperley London

Temperley London

Temperley London

Temperley London

Temperley London

And here’s the best of the rest from London Fashion Week…

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All images from Style.com

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