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Ashish AW13-14 @ London Fashion Week

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Ashish ‘Working girl’ 

This season Ashish Gupta brought the shock value that London is famous for (and what sets it apart), backed up by thoughtful and wonderfully-executed design. While an ironic take on construction workers jackets made up in colored sequins may sound somewhat ridiculous- it’s easy to imagine they will do well right now- the kind of thing the bloggerazzi would adore. Boiler suits also had their moment on the catwalk- a take on Sportswear done in a slightly different way to what has been seen on the runway over the past couple of seasons. 

Timur Kim AW13-14 @ London Fashion Week

Timur Kim

To date, Timur Kim’s collections have been consistently lovely - clean and mature beyond his experience. His obvious confidence in simplicity and the low-key is refreshing- especially in London, where ‘over-the-top without much real though’ seems too often to be the case. At the same time, Kim maintains a very London kind of cool: Modish cropped biker jackets made up in printed silks with matching brogues; caviar-tin print t’s tucked into jewel-tones skirts... it is far from boring. It is easy to see why Kim is heralded as one of London’s young designers destined for greater success. 

Zeynep Tosun AW13-14 @ London Fashion Week

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Zeynep Tosun ‘Reign of the West’ 

Tosun sited “the life of pirates and the unforgettable women of the 1880s” as the inspiration for his achingly cool Fall Winter 2013 collection. High, swan-like necks and and emphasis on shoulders gave the looks power and grace simultaneously. And as the shows title ‘Reign of the West’ might suggest, there was definitely a little bit of cowboy-esque cool thrown with knee-high embroidered leather boots and mules. Tosun’s references are endlessly exciting- he is ones to watch. 

ISSA AW13-14 @ London Fashion Week

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One of London Fashion Week’s most anticipated shows, Issa to not fail to impress with model-of-the-moment, Cara Delevigne opening in a floor-length chiffon kaftan layered over black cashmere. Inspired by the diverse navajo planes, the collection experiments with varying fabrics and textures, playfully  layered- it was a show and indeed, a collection, with soul. The never anding eagle plumes that sprouted from felt hats by milliner Piers Atkinson were a great styling touch, and reinforced the coherence and confidence that Issa is so reputed for. 

Ekaterina Kukhareva AW13-14 @ London Fashion Week

Ekaterina Kukhareva 'cul-de-sac heroine' 

Kukharrvas fall/winter 2013 'cul-de-sac heronines' were Housewives breaking conventions in Floor length body-con in ottoman inspired prints, a fun palatte of fuschias and violets most strikingly bejewelled and giant rollers as hair peices. Undoubtedly fun, the collection excelled more in terms of it's theatrics than design. The garments themselves where nothing wholly ground breaking or exciting. But Kukhareva's was a show with spirit and possibly the highest heels of london fashion week, and who can argue with that ? 

Bora Aksu AW13-14 @London Fashion Week

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Bora aksu 

Inspired by vaudeville act of the 1920s the Dolly sisters Bora Aksu (hailing from turkey)'s fall winter 2013 collection is far from flapper girl. This is the masculisation of womens 1920s dress with flight jackets, nipped waists and pencil skirts, topped of with hair hair pulled back. This masuline harshness is Offset with subtle and sublime feminine detailing- crochet skull caps, lace corsets and sheer collars. Texture- furs, leather brought a certain lux to the collection, together with spot on styling, Bora Aksu impressed his somerset house audience.

Huishan Zhang AW13-14 @ London Fashion Week

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Huishan Zhang 

The young chinese designer Zhang was inspired by artist sui jianguo's mao suits series for his fall winter 2013 collection. The short but sweet presentation included powder pink  and black patent cropped rain jackets with jewel fastenings, a number of sweet evening dresses worthy of a Wong kar wai heroine and a couple of sport-lux two-peice sets. Zhang's collection is coherant yet every peice is beautiful in its own way and right. As a collection it is Perhaps a little too safe, but wearable and beautiful non the less. 

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