As Mummy’s little flower you could say I’m a product of the style year I was born in as this September’s fashion week seems to be all about florals, as everyone from Corrie Nielsen to Holly Fulton can be seen to be featuring them within their collections. In a nod to the array of flower prints, embellishments and petal shaped cut-outs, I too have opted to model this SS13 look and as fashion forward as I am, my florals are in Tommy Hilfiger’s signature red, white and blue.
Fulton scattered roses over everything from jacket lapels to sweatshirts and a particularly cool pink perspex mini-dress (which, from trawling the archives of Vogue.co.uk look very Sixties). Apparently her influence actually came from the wardrobe of Sixties skateboarder, Peggy McGee, but her colours were from a decade earlier, ranging from candy pink and lemon yellow to baby blue. Later, Jasper Conran presented his Mid-Western-inspired collection amid a flamboyant garden catwalk of faux-grass and a backdrop of flowers in neon-lights. Sequinned bootcut jeans, frilly smocked dresses and sleeveless midnight-blue leather jackets comprised the designer’s take on trailer trash chic. Conran’s signature navy blues, whites and greens were dotted with pops of colour across his carefree, fresh and fun new season line.
Daks went all romantic dousing their catwalk in soft lighting and classical music to present a beautiful collection of softly structured separates in buttermilk and icing sugar white, from a single-breasted coat to waxed cotton pencil skirts and tulip dresses. (More flowers!) Clements Ribeiro went all out with a combination of plaids, stripes, light cashmere knits and polka dots in all shapes and sizes and added a floral twist to the collars of their white shirts. Red, pink and yellow rose bouquets floated out at John Rocha, while Henry Holland looked to the grunge scene for his collection of graphic-style jackets, pencil skirts and dresses in purple and navy blue with silver and yellow lines graffitied over them.
Fashion East were edgy and cool as ever with graphic and animal prints, paint smatterings and red perspex, while Dion Lee went all white and Todd Lynn was refined and classic in khaki. I can’t wait to see what the evening has in store… afternoon nap to be followed by Issa London and Moschino. (Don’t tell Mummy I’m catching up on my fashion reading instead of sleeping!)
Catwalk images: copywright vogue.co.uk