Trying to figure out the best collection at London Fashion Week is like trying to choose between your favourite children. It’s just not gonna happen. London has continuously shocked and surprised me in the last two years with its bold style which seems accidental and scruffy (a good thing). I think this is what is so appealing about the London shows; the designers are diverse, the shows feel young, and the vibe is very street. London just seems a little more earthy and more casual with injections of grunge, yet everybody is delightfully decked out.
Acne, spring 2012. The collection took my heart away to Sweden, and made me consider wearing white, something that is just really, really rare.
Meanwhile, Jaeger London and Roksanda Ilincic stole my heart this season simply based on colour and cut. In Roksanda's collection, we are particularly seeing a fusion of modern cocktail and sportswear, and a new breed of "sophisticated slouch". With Jaeger London, detail and geometry were everything, and the designs were more timeless than anything else.
Roksanda Ilincic, spring 2012
Jaeger London, spring 2012
Mulberry killed it last fall (2011) with their bird prints and purple fabrics. I instantly became a fan. Mulberry’s spring 2012 collection is more calm, cool and collected. Oddly, it seemed prepared for a rainy day in England. How does tulle fare in the rain? Those pastel satchels better be waterproof.
London, you're making my heart pump these days. With or without McQueen.