In the same vein as my New York round-up, I've pulled together a few favourites from London's catwalks - and yet again I went over and ended up with 13. Not very good at this am I. That's part of the joy of having your own blog I guess - the boss says its o.k to have 13 when the title says 10!
Running a bit behind with this but will try and get Milan up ASAP before Paris. Fearing 10 (o.k 13) may well have to become 20 for the final chapter, already so much goodness coming out of the French capital....
Love a shirt-skirt as a you know, so this Ashish look struck a cord. The Coke-meets-raglan tee was pretty damn cool too.
I loved the emphasis of skin on show at J.W.Anderson - this top isn't really a top at all, more a small flannel on strings which the picture doesn't really do justice too! The homely, domesticated feel to this look also feels really covetable - the simple black flat mule is clearly something to invest in next summer as well.
One of the most anticipated shows of LFW, Christopher Kane didn't disappoint (does he ever) with his petal-themed collection that drew on school textbooks and the science of flowers. While I loved the collection in its entirety, the simplicity of these delicate dresses are right up my street.
Can't you just imagine lounging around some fantastical Morroccan villa pool in this (preferably Hotel Beldi-one of the many places on my 2014 hit list)? This felt like one of the coolest, understated looks to emerge from Topshop's very flirtatious offering for S/S 14. Again with the flat slides too.
I always look forward to Simone Rocha (I remember cramming into her tiny off-schedule shows many seasons ago and falling for her PVC-meets-lace creations) and this oversized slip dress was the look that immediately resonated with me. I really like the idea of wearing baggy, vintage satin slips with lace-up brogues or even trainers next summer.
No matter how 'a la mode' they might be, I'm not sure I will ever delve into pastels. However in terms of silhouette, I really liked Burberry's sheer slinky skirts and elegant sweaters. For someone who feels lost without a jacket or coat whatever the weather, the emphasis on summer coats was a nice direction too.
Black leather pinafore, cutaway turtle-neck and Birkenstock-style sandals tick all the boxes at Whistles.
Again with the pastels, but I do like the tonal wide stripes and somehow the smokey eyes and slicked hair balance out any saccharine sweetness that comes from the matchy-mathcy combo. Those elongated t-shirt sleeves and flippy knee-length hemline are definitely details to recreate too.
This is again one of those looks I don't love as a whole, but pick it apart and there's plenty of inspiration to be had. Namely the satin Bermudas, the sandals and the boxy suede jacket. Get rid of the shirt basically and you've got a goodie.
Pyjama-dressing at its most elegant by Eudon Choi - loved the Japanese twist on the look too.There was also a beautiful backless jumpsuit but the front-on image didn't really do it justice.
So at first glance you might think the Meadham Kirchhoff show is as far from my aesthetic as you can get. But I actually loved it and as with many of the London shows, after appreciating it for the visionary and inspiring show that it was, you can actually start to dissect it and discover incredibly wearable and beautiful separates. This skirt is case in point - so gorgeous and ornate, I can imagine it feeling incredible on. Loved the New Romantic feel to the collection and the girlish antiquity lots of the looks had too.