My PFW Pick: Miu Miu AW 2013

Miu Miu is going in a new direction with its AW 2013 collection. The emphasis was on skirts, dresses and coats with a long and lean silhouette. I thought the looks were exquisite. Zip-front knit dresses went past the knees ending in surprise pops of pastel polka dots; astrakhan coats were a standout, the shoes … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Valentino AW 2013

I loved the Valentino show, probably one of my favourite from the house in many seasons. The shoes! The braids! The prints! The Autumn Winter 2013 collection was an ode to Flemish artists and artisans that visited everything from Rembrandt and Vermeer, from the white embroidered leather collars, to the many white and blue dresses … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Chanel AW 2013

  With the Chanel Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collection, Karl Lagerfeld has taken grunge to a new level making it almost costume like. From an abundance of hardware on everything, to fingerless gloves, thigh-high oxfords or to the classic mega-size 2.55 bags, the collection shaped a forceful femininity. Staying true to the tweeds, Lagerfeld chose to play … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Stella McCartney AW 2013

  Stella McCartney Autumn Winter 2013 collection presented in Paris yesterday was, true to the designer’s flair, clean, functional and very chic. McCartney drew inspiration from her past on Savile Row, choosing to feature pinstriped wool, and large-scale plaids with oversize cuts and asymmetrical shapes in her collection. Stella McCartney explained: ‘It was a redirection … Continue reading

My PFW Pick: Balenciaga AW 2013

Alexander Wang’s first collection with Balenciaga for AW 2013-14 was presented yesterday morning in the intimate settings of a salon on Avenue George V in Paris. To say that this collection was highly anticipated would be an understatement; the whole industry has been waiting to see what this debut collection looks like. I, actually, could … Continue reading

My MFW Pick: Gucci AW 2013

Frida Giannini gave us surprisingly demure silhouettes for Gucci’s AW 2013 collection with strict skirt suits, short jackets with rounded shoulders and cinched in waists, despite citing Allen Jones – The British pop-artist known for his erotic sculptures – as one of her sources of inspiration. The strong palette of black, deep fuchsia and peacock blue … Continue reading

My LFW Pick: Peter Pilotto AW 2013

Design duo Peter Pilotto’s prints have made them one of the hottest name in fashion in the recent years. Their Autumn Winter 2013 collection is only strengthening their reputation, as stiffer and more rigid fabrics created a stronger, edgier look. The shades and patterns mixing that I love about Peter Pilotto’s pieces were aplenty in … Continue reading

My LFW Pick: Tom Ford AW 2013

Almost 10 years after Tom Ford’s last proper and public fashion show, his AW 2013 last night did not disappoint. It was a very glamourous affair of course, as everyone would expect from Ford; but it also had a lot fun elements to it. The opulence of the looks were almost overwhelming with the textures, … Continue reading

My LFW Pick: Mulberry AW 2013

Mulberry’s AW 2013 collection yesterday was gorgeous. As expected. The house’s ready-to-wear collections have consistently got stronger with each season and, Autumn/Winter 2013 was possibly their best yet. Emma Hill and stylist Jane How made a bold move in pairing skirts and tunics over cropped and flared trousers; it felt like a somewhat mature nod to … Continue reading