My visit to London Fashion Week AW 2013

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You’ve probably guessed by now I LOVE fashion week!

But its not just about the big  named designers as there is a lot to fashion week that isn’t often publicised.

For instance, the courtyard of Sommerset House turns into an assembly of randomly dressed people all showcasing what they believe to be fashionable, or, in reality, just a way to get noticed by the paps!
One larger more mature looking lady I spotted wore really bad hair extensions, hooker heels she was struggling to walk in and a red & black lace bodice with little else! Not a good look!
Others however were more put together such as the Lolita style girl (who I’m sure I saw last season?) and Pandemonia, a female cartoon character created by a British Artist to highlight ideas of glamour, beauty and celebrity in the real world. Quite clever really!

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The courtyard is also full of designers & students taking quick sketches of passing fashionistas for inspiration for their future designs which is always interesting to watch.

Other catwalks & show spaces outside Somerset house also showcased up & coming designers that have recently left uni. Here I chatted with Lulu Liu, Apu Jan, Hellen Van Rees (whose collection used recycled yarns pressed together to create completely seamless garments) & Christopher Waller (who shifted from designing menswear to creating androgynous collections for women) I loved this collection!

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Obviously no trip to London Fashion week would be complete without watching a few catwalk shows. I had an invite to Felder Felder which I was very excited about but unfortunately the queue was so long to get in that by the time I got to the door I was turned away as it was too full! Gutted!  But I did get to go to the Emilio De La Morena show, and in the Krystof Strozyna show, I had to point out to the press who The Saturdays were on the FROW which was funny! Other celebs I spotted were presenter Laura Whitmore & Mark Francis from Made in Chelsea.

So, hot trends for A/W are: rounded shoulders, extremely low V-necks, below the knee pencil skirts, statement fur coats, leopard print, belted waists, multi layered hemlines & colours of red, grey, olive & black.

All in all, another amazing week at LFW!

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