David Koma went sporty with a futuristic take on the tennis dress, while Christopher Kane turned the pages of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein into a stylish vision of pretty bows, jewelled appliqué, quilted jackets and sweet shades of pink, yellow and white. Erdem and Burberry Prorsum laid out delicacies in the form of dresses, pencil skirts, coats and separates in shiny sweetie-wrapper metallics and sherbet shades of orange, lemon and pink, with the latter attracting the likes of Olympian Victoria Pendleton and tennis superstar, Andy Murray to the front row. Erdem went textured with crochet, lace and snakeskin, while Burberry’s, creative director Christopher Bailey opted for volume in bell sleeves and full skirts, and gave the signature trench the colour treatment in an array of rainbow shades from amethyst and lime to raspberry and garnet.
British designer, Louise Gray, appeared to have wandered into the closet of an art student as her spring summer 13 collection took on a mismatched, quirky feel with over-the-top make up, graffiti scribbled across everything from dresses to jackets and sheer separates decorated with the remnants of a toddler’s arts & crafts tin. It was a team effort at Mark Fast’s Parisian disco, with Daisy Lowe modeling the catwalk looks, Christian Louboutin in charge of footwear and Salt-N-Pepa’s Push It opening the soundtrack for the designer’s new silhouettes and Nineties inspiration in an array of sugary pastels.
Catwalk images: copywright vogue.co.uk