London Fashion Week has come to a close, and the bevy of printed, iridescent pieces on the runways definitely caught our eye. Burberry Prorsum, Jonathan Saunders, and Mulberry all proved that high-shine separates will be a must have for the Spring '13 season, and even more British designers delivered a slew of wild prints — covering everything from jackets to coats to handbags. Tune in to our trend report to hear more about the biggest British trends.
Just because we've seen the last of NYFW's on-the-go looks (for now), doesn't mean the onslaught of seriously inspired street-style sightings is over, too. Far from it. We've got quite the mix of covet-worthy ensembles to tackle, fresh from London Fashion Week day five. These are the kind of outfits that you can easily draw a healthy dose of styling inspiration from. Think cool-girl layers (a statement short suit with sexy lace-up boots), sporty accents (there's no shortage of pumped-up kicks here), to-die-for outerwear (two words: fur collars), and one electric pink Phillip Lim Pashli, as your jumping off point. If the past few days are any indication of what London's style setters are made of, we're in for a fun off-the-runway spectacle. Don't miss any of the action — click on for a look at the best of LFW street style thus far.
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It's no secret that It Brit Poppy Delevingne has been on our radar for quite some time now — the model and Fashion Week fixture never ceases to amaze us with her easy, covetable ensembles, and London Fashion Week is the perfect time to see Poppy step out and about amongst her peers and designer pals. From the front rows at Topshop Unique and Temperley to behind the scenes and on the streets of London, we're documenting (and swooning over) Poppy's polished looks this week. Click through to see Poppy's enviable London Fashion Week style, and keep checking back as the week goes on.
It couldn't get more quintessentially English than at yesterday's Mulberry's Spring 2013. The British brand took silhouette inspiration from its early years in the Seventies, and the English garden-inspired collection embraced a colour palette of rural England's blossom pastels of pear, peach, mint and cream plus school-uniform neutrals of navy, tan and black with the luxury of craft heritage. Seasonal signature prints included English florals and tropical geckos in panel-blocked contrasting colourways and multi-scale jacquards. Leather outerwear and military-inspired coats joined oversized bikers, peacoats and tailored jackets based on menswear classics. Femininity still reigned, with pleats, embroidery and frills on long summer dresses and trousers in contrasting textures of silk and soft leather. Accessories included the Flower Sandal plus Booties and Willow bags all with updated postman’s lock reworked with petals, and new floral gecko theme on the Del Rey and Alexa collections.
- Trends: Seventies silhouettes, English garden, craft heritage, military.
- Colours: Navy, biscuit brown, tan, black, nude, pear, light peach, apricot, mint.
- Key Piece: The mint coat with petal buttons screams Spring.
- Accessories: Petal hardware and floral gecko themed bags, flower sandals and booties.
- Who Should Wear It: Front row fans Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Olivia Palermo.
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Our tailored staples are getting a candy-coloured wash for Spring '13. Pringle of Scotland kept it simple in silhouettes but told a vibrant colour story with primaries and pastels (and sweet side-swept ponytails and red lips) indicative of a retro girl. Pullovers and cardigans were reworked in cobalt and a splash of marigold, just as the lineup of slim trousers, pleated skirts, and easy sheath dresses were. What set them apart was the attention to detail — embellishments, even appliques on sheer tunics (worn over pants), asymmetrical hemlines, and a flash of metallic accents that gave the line's polished fare contemporary confidence.
- Trends: Metallics, brights, colour-blocking, sheer, dresses over pants.
- Colours: Silver, beige, black, bright yellow, cobalt blue, and fuchsia.
- Key Piece: The metallic and colour-blocked trousers were a cooler, contemporary counterpart to the preppier staples.
- Accessories: Coloured and metallic pointed-toe pumps, metallic belts.
- Who Should Wear It: This is for the preppy set — we could see the printed miniskirt and black peplum-style top looking sweet on Emma Stone.
Head makeup artist Mathias van Hooff used L’Oréal Paris products to create an almost fragile, pale face for Mulberry's Spring 2013 London fashion week showing. Telling WWD, "We’ve used Light Reflecting Foundation, then nude blusher mixed with moisturiser, which makes it even smoother. The key focus of the look is the eye, where we’ve used a very black, solid block of eyeliner. Instead of a curved line with a flick, it’s a straight, blunt line. We completed the eye with three layers of mascara on the top lashes and two layers on the bottom." Van Hooff also added "a little dab" of peach pink lipstick to the models' lips.
Hair guru Sam McKnight was responsible for the beachy waves. "The story behind the look is a girl who’s been out partying, then slept with all her hair and makeup — and gone out the next day." Well, we can certainly relate to that!
Makeup artist Wendy Rowe used Burberry Prorsum beauty products to create a '40s vibe for the label's Spring 2013 showing at London fashion week. Telling WWD about the the rich, berry lip, "[It's] so sumptuous, it’s like taffeta. The reference we were given was Norman Parkinson, so it's our nod to the Forties. The lipstick is a new one called Siren, and the rest of the face is relatively simple — a bit of contouring to add warmth, but no powder because we wanted to achieve a dewy effect." The natural, minimalist beauty look for Spring 2013 has reigned supreme in both New York and London, so it's never been easier to get the look at home.
The simple hair was thanks to Neil Moodie, he used Bumble and Bumble products to create "a loose look. It's not set, it's young and fresh for Summer."
Click through to see Burberry's makeup look up close and personal.
London Fashion Week is another testament to the style prowess of the front-row lineup. Now that the festivities are well under way, we've spotted a pretty all-star fashion crew taking the front row. The proof? Kate Moss is the latest in this batch of fashion insiders and models to step out for Mulberry's Spring show. Alongside the supermodel, Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung continued their Fashion Week style tour — each, of course, with their own Mulberry bags in hand. But that's just the beginning — take a timeout from the runways and click through to see these and the other standout stylers popping up front row at London Fashion Week.