Best in Show

February 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

London Fashion Week is a bit like Christmas for me. New York and Milan are both maybe a touch too conservative, more about the saleability of the product (not that there isn’t some cool stuff coming out of those cities) which sometimes mean’s I’m a little disappointed by whats on show. Paris is a whole different kettle of fish. As the big great-great-grand-daddy of the industry it boasts some of the best design talent in the world, and most of the more venerable houses. In terms of sheer creativity, Paris and London are probably on fairly equal footings, the real different being the budgets behind the designers from either side of the channel.

It could also be said that where the Parisian designers are all about avante-garde, conceptual, intellectual fashion, the Brits have a more tongue in cheek, punk sensibility. But then Paris was always renowned for being a hotbed of intellectual and artistic freedom, whereas when one thinks of London, subversion quickly springs to the forefront of the mind.

Anyway, I thought I’d put up bits of the collections that truly nailed it this season, if not for any reason other than I like being able to find it all in one place.

Peter Pilotto Fall 2012

Mary Kantranzou Fall 2012

Meadham Kirchhoff Fall 2012

The fur coats are made from individually dyed and then pieced panels… Cool huh?!

Luke Brooks Fall 2012 Central Saint Martins

Mei Lim-Cooper Fall 2012 Central Saint Martins

Christopher Kane Fall 2012

JW Anderson Fall 2012

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