- 18 February 2013
- Alex Zagalsky
Here we are at London Fashion Week, typing at Somerset House's Bloggers Lounge (more pictures on this coming!). So far we've had our picture taken with Pandemonium (the PVC-clad FROW-er with helium hair!), picked up a pair of French Sole flats (10 hours in heels is murder) and seen some amazing shows, including PPQ and Felder & Felder. The real buzz about LFW however lies in people watching, from bloggers to fashion buyers, the outfits here are a testament to London's extraordinary style portfolio.
We're collating as many style pictures as possible over the next few days, but in the meantime here is a sneak peak at Topshop's NEWGEN space, note the bubblegum machines for which designers have made special LFW badges - we bagged the Sophia Webster and JW Anderson ones. See below.
The stand out designer for us was J.JS Lee, the Korean St Martin's graduate whose collection of sherbet pink and baby blue woollen coats and tops is matched by cut-out woollen brogues and sculptural wedges. See below.
Christopher Raeburn's collection is big on rust, navy and army colours in the form of quilted rucksacks, bomber jackets and coats, with a few padded animal bags thrown in. His winter lace designs providing a feminine contrast to this stark utility look.
Maarten Van Der Horst prints are harsh and punk-political with graphic prints throughout.
Chinese emblems and traditions are given a western twist in Huishan Zhang's collection. Note the beautiful crystallised dragon detail and tiny river boats.
Palmer//Harding rework staples like the cotton white shirt and black shirt dress, adding knotted embellishments and sharp tailored waists.