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 colours pop.
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.