Ahlan! Daily Fashion Week Report: English Roses, Alexa Chung and Kate Moss Came Up Trumps on Day Five of London Fashion Week
It was the fifth and final day of London
Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 shows on 18 September and there was plenty to
see. Mulberry is a highly anticipated show every season and it never fails to
disappoint. The show kicked off the finale London Fashion Week Spring/Summer
2013, but it was the off catwalk activities that stole the limelight with the
most celeb-filled shows yet. The floor of the front row was lined with an array
of Mulberry bags and the likes of supermodel Kate Moss, fashion icons Alexa
Chung and Olivia Palermo and Mulberry brand ambassador Lana Del Ray were all
spotted sporting theirs. There was even an appearance from Olympic gold medalist
Jessica Ennis looking demure in a black dress, quite a change from her
athletics kit. Jess is a true fashionista at heart as she walked in carrying
her very own Mulberry Bayswater.
Also spotted were Downton Abbey’s Lady Cora (Elizabeth McGoven) and Anna Bates (Joanne
Froggat). After that excitement as well as the neon green gnome lined walkway
into Claridges which was heavily decorated with flowers, we had all began to
forget there was still a show to watch! The show itself was inspired by an
English garden. Floral printed blouses were paired with pleated skirts and cute
dresses were layered with long pea coats and oversized leather jackets.
Everything was adorned with kooky floral prints including the trademark
Elsewhere the Ashish show took inspiration
from school mathletes as the geek chic models strolled down the catwalk in
white Reebok trainers. Everything was covered in sequins in true Ashish style
and numbers were printed across tops and trousers. Denim featured heavily in
the form of oversised jackets and jeans, many of which were heavily covered
with sequin panels. Relaxed fit jumpers and jogging bottoms were an interesting
take on school PE kits, of course again covered in sequins. Models wore
scrunchies in their hair! This show was again heavily influenced by the Nineties'
mismatched trend that we have seen so much of over the last few days.
Meadham Kirchoff again put on more than
just a fashion show. The floral catwalk was decorated with trees and English
roses. The sound of birds chirping in the trees came out across the room as
rain fell in the background. The models were picking flowers from rose bushes
as they walked along the catwalk, and one model was even holding a cupcake! Just
what you'd expect from a collection inspired by Marie Antoinette. Full length
skirts and corsets were decorated with lots of bows and lace. The colour
pallete was filled with lots of red and creams. Ruffles were everywhere and
there was plenty of gold embellishment. A well-received collection but it was
the catwalk design that really stole the show.