London Fashion Week: More Collection Highlights
Topshop’s Unique Fall 2012 collection was all about the utilitarian style and desirable outerwear. Wool trench coats and double layer vests were amongst some of this collection’s ticket items. The silhouettes were trendy with a military influence only to be contrasted by a peppering of 90’s grunge such as wide-leg trousers and leather slouchy skirts. We also spotted lots of olive tones in this collection’s color palette. Emma Farrow, design manager explained, “The concept was trying to reinvent the uniform with a good mix of masculine and feminine.”
Paul Smith’s Fall 2012 collection was playful, youthful, and tomboyish. There was certainly a menswear feeling within the long double-breasted wool coats as well as the tweed jackets, corduroy and velvet trousers. For the most part, the color palette was bright and lively: mustard yellow, green (seen in the cords), purple overcoats, and olive green and cobalt blue for color-block knits. The eveningwear wasn’t as stunning as we would have hoped for. Paul Smith has a firm grasp on the daytime drama.
Matt Williamson’s Fall 2012 collection looked back as well as forward. This year, the designer is celebrating fifteen years of his label. This collection in particular, had a vivacious color palette of turquoise, plum, orange, and dark chartreuse. The color palette gave the collection depth and diversity to the designer’s signature print work. The collection’s highlights included tailored trousers and airy gowns. Some sequin work was spotted on a few evening dresses.
By: Robyn Alt