February 22, 2012

london fashion week f/w 2012: collections that made me die

Topshop Unique

I definitely got a hint of Chung (Alexa, that is) in this collection, which is wonderful. I'm obsessed with the lose velvet and leather overalls. Leather harem pants are always a plus, as is a maxi skirt dipped in leather. Definitely not as over the top as they usually are, but I love this collection. I would wear most of these pieces, as they totally have a '90s grunge aesthetic.

Topshop Unique Fall/Winter 2012

Moschino Cheap & Chic

The second dress from the left took my breath away. Absolutely amazing. I loved the subdued blush tones with the bold orange and pink bags. The look on the far right looks like the dress Zooey Deschanel wore to the Golden Globes, no?
Moschino Cheap & Chic Fall/Winter 2012

Mary Katrantzou 

If Alexander Wang is the Prince of Darkness, Mary Katrantzou is the Queen of Color counterpart. What can best be described as an explosion of colors and textures was so dreamy and insane, I asked myself several times Is this real? 

Mary Katrantzou Fall/Winter 2012

Burberry Prorsum 

Adorable little bows and ties cinched the waists of models sporting structured militia inspired jackets. The highlight for me, however, was the studded driving gloves and clutches. Christopher Bailey hit a homerun with the spikes and studs before, and I'm glad he's keeping that going. Another homerun this season? The long quilted coat on Cara Delevingne (second to last on right)! LOVE.

Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2012

Christopher Kane

I don't want to speak too soon, but this might be my favorite collection so far. The colors and prints were absolutely amazing. I love his use of florals with the oversized sweaters. I could have picked more looks than what I chose, but these, to me, were the standouts. The shoes and accessories were kept simple, as was the hair and makeup. Gorgeous collection. I'm jealous of everyone who got to see it in person. 
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2012


Simple with not so simple colors. So in love with the bright greens with leather pants. I also love the ice cream colored swirls on the dress and oversized blazer and pants. The orthopedic-looking waist belts were a nice touch as well. 

Acne Fall/Winter 2012


After London Fashion Week, I'm convinced that bright colors (pinks, yellows and greens, in particular) will not just be a thing of spring. Gorgeous tweed suit, and that yellow lace dress? So stunning.

Erdem Fall/Winter 2012


Last but never least, the first show by McQ (sister brand to Alexander McQueen).  The leaves on the ground gave the feeling of fall, along with the gorgeous flowy coats and high lace-up boots. Every look was breathtaking, but I didn't have the room to fit the whole collection, sadly. Collections like this one make it hard to edit down favorites.
McQ Fall/Winter 2012

Next stop: Milan!



  1. Great post! I am in love with all these collections also! Makes me drool! haha



  2. Awesome coverage of the shows, loved NYFW this time around!

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