Seventies influences, orange hues, stripes and florals have headlined as the stars of the spring summer 2013 shows at London Fashion Week. Mulberry’s creative director, Emma Hill, transformed Claridge’s ballroom into an English country garden to display a seventies-inspired line of belted floral jumpers in blue and caramel, camel cape-backed trenches and pleated skirts. Roksanda Ilincic also opted for a seventies motif with her wide-legged trousers and streamlined silhouette in a mostly neutral colour palette. Ilincic gave her designs a bright summer twist with punches of raspberry, violet and cobalt on collars, cuffs and bows. Simone Rocha was crisp, white and androgynous with pops of neon yellow and pink, while accessories legend Anya Hindmarch lent her new line of handbags a timely feel, presenting evening bags, brocade pochettes and hold-alls via a mechanical rotating two-storey carousel, complete with cuckoo clocks. Ashish rocked back to school cool, covering shirts and skirts with algebra and numbers, and mixing up the traditional uniform with a rebellious twist for his spring summer line.
Catwalk images: copywright vogue.co.uk