Whilst the month has past of shows galore, here are a few of my favourite snippets at LFW for SS13. I could not Â attend everything, no one is that bendy, but I have my spies. Its also a little explanation of shows - in my world.
Flashes of colour hit the headlines for the shows this season, it is Spring/ Summer after all, although, there was monochrome from usual suspects. Pastels came from Sister by Sibling, continuing their theme of model faces covered, only this season in crocheted head pieces.
Margaret Howell is a long time favourite with many of the 'pack'. Her show, usually on a Sunday at 9am can see even the most jaded editor up and out, ready for it. This season was showing at a positively leisurely time of 11am Â - which caused chaos. It was rammed as there are only ever two rows either side of the runway as she shows in the her London store. It is nothing like a French spectacle show such as Chanel which literally has auditorium seating.
The simple dressing and beautiful cuts made my heart swell.
People ask why I would want to fight to get to the shows when they are online within minutes, or live in some cases, and the reason is this: I remember the show better when I have been there, watched the models walk the walk, taken in the accompanying soundtrack and general atmosphere. I can tell you that Charlotte Ronson had Domino's by The Big Pink blast out at NFW SS11; it sticks.
Having been to shows for many a season, I do think there should be a few rules about the use of ever growing technical gadgets. I, and a few others I know, really don't care for an iPad in the head whilst trying to watch and concentrate. I realise I have posted some pictures of what I have seen BUT it is not to confirm I was there. I have in fact very few show pictures, mainly for the fact the best shots are on style.com, vogue.co.uk and the like as soon as the lights go up, so I won't really need my blurry image of a girl strutting past at an awkward angle.
Leave that to the professionals and let me enjoy the show.