LFW - Day One - Highlights

LFW started yesterday with Zoe Jordan opening the show season. There was a huge buzz among the fashion world, on how Zoe would cope with kicking off the shows. Well, the result? WOW. Jordan delivered!
With clean lines as we know her from previous collections, Zoe Jordan continued honoring her style for andogynous minimalism, effortless elegance and architectural shapes. Regarding the color palette, I loved the monochrome domination, combined with flashes of neon pink and orange (seems that it will be trending in A/W2013).  In terms of fabrics, we've seen lots of leather leather (loved the snakeskin version), voluminous tartan in charcoal grey and holographic fabrics (LOVE). I would gladly wear her boxy jumpers and loose-fitting jackets styled over cigarette tailored pants or mini skirts. One of my favourite designs was the 'tom-boy' black suit styled with the white shirt and black collar; beautiful. Also, the oversized floor-length charcoal - tweed coat pictured below - is to die for! Well done Zoe. 
See my highlights below, and check the whole collection here.

Photos by me
Photo by showstudio.com
Photo by Fashion156.com

Right after Zoe Jordan, next on the schedule was Bora Aksu. Like Jordan, the Turkish design star, maintained his trademark style and showed romantic sillhuettes; clothes that always make you feel nostalgic and travel you to other eras - an Alice in Wonderland kind of thing. With fabric layering such as chifffon, lace, net, fur & leather and immaculate patchworking, Bora has once again proven his excellent craftmanship.
 Bora's inspiration was derived by ‘Diane Arbus’ photo of identical twins; “The way the twins are dressed and the energy they give off in this iconic photo has become a real inspiration source.” We saw lots of corsettes, pencil skirts and flapper dresses; revival of the 1920s but with a brilliant 2013 twist. I loved the 'tie detail' and the colour palette; neutral with lots of white and black, pink, deep purple, navy blue and plum.
You can see the full collection here.

 Photos by me

Then, it was for Jena.Theo to take the lead and give us a 'huge smile'. Irreverently playful, the collection presented an array of moods and styles. From happy bold brights and flashy loud prints to black metallics and oversized golden coats. Voluminous and oversized designs in a luxe sportif style. I #WANT the gold coat.



I then went over to the exhibition part to stumble upon one my favourite accessories brand (which recently turned 10 years old) - MAWI London. I could not keep myself from snapping some photos from the upcoming collections for you to see. First class eye-candy!




Finally, Headonism; an initiative which supports a selection of the newest and most exciting British based hatters. Headonism is a BFC initiave sponsored by Royal Ascot; see Piers Atkinson, William Chambers, Moody and Farrell, Emma Yeo and Aurora. You all know my love for hats of all eras; this was one of  my favourite LFW offerings - each one of them was a piece of art.


Peace and Love
A.