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Day four of London Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013 saw some of Britain’s Brits of the moment in attendance for
the Burberry Prorsum show. Andy Murray was there with his girlfriend Kim Sears who
was looking stunning as always, and Harry Styles who is rumored to be dating
Burberry model Cara Delvigne was also there. Cara was modeling in the show, coincidence
much? Anna Wintour was of course mid row, sporting her trademark dark
sunglasses and pout.
The collection itself was injected with
colour. The mac is always a staple in any Burberry collection but this season
saw a bright metallic rainbow of colour, and plenty of colour-clashing
accessories. Capes made a regular appearance, paired with hotpants and heels –
something you need to have Cara’s legs to pull off! But don’t fret, Burberry
have got a coat in every shape so there is something for everyone – if you can
afford the price tag that is!
Elsewhere there was a colour splash across
the whole of London with David Koma, Erdem and Louise Grey all brightening up the
grey London skies. David Koma took inspiration for the London 2012 Olympics
using sportswear influence to create chic fit and flare dresses. Pleats and net
prints paid homage to the sporting summer in the UK. The colour palette was
filled with blue and contrasting orange, with a little white to make the
Erdem proved that it can do no wrong where
prints are concerned. Taking inspiration from reptiles and Fifties' dressed, its
pastel colour palette was brightened up with flashes of neon orange and yellow.
The prints resembled retro wallpaper but the intricate designs show the thought
and time that had gone into each individual pattern. Each piece was embroidered
and re-embroidered with 3D neon flowers and layers of lace. With full skirts,
waisted dresses and button up blouses the Fifties' influence came through. It
was a very girly show but had a grown-up element to it too.
Louise Gray took colour to the extreme
layering layer upon layer of prints and patterns, each item a different colour
to set off the one below. The colours and prints clashed, but in a way that
looked so right. There were knee length dresses layered up with cardigans
blouses and jumpers. A very wearable collection, even if you do want to hold
off on the layering. Front row attendees including Pixie Geldof and Henry
Holland who was checking out the competition.