Saturday, 15 September 2012

LFW - Antoni & Alison's SS13 Riot of Colour

Hurrah, London Fashion Week is back. I've enjoyed watching the fashion unfold over at New York Fashion Week, but the exciting stuff happens right here in London. Our designers are quirkier, braver and put on a great show, just take Burberry as a prime example.

For the first time since I started going, I'm not taking time off work (the day job) to go along which is really disappointing. I'm just so pleased I can live stream the shows as they happen from wherever I am. You can watch the live-stream here.

Antoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion Week

Kicking things off was the fabulous Antoni & Alison whose collections always have that ability to make you smile. "We decided not to look back over our 25 year history, but look forward to making 'New Work'...  We have used every colour we own" say the design duo.

These 'New Works in Colour', as the collection is named, feature hand-drawn and painted designs using painted brush marks, acrylics, ink drawings, charcoal smudges, sharp HB pencil lines, felt tip pen and collage. The print came first and then the shape of the garments followed, in styles which fit the design e.g. rectangles and voluminous shapes.

Does anyone else feel like they've gone straight back to a GCSE art class? Not that it's a bad thing, the collection takes fashion straight back to its simplest art form and gives it a playful edge. Now do excuse me while I go and scribble over a silk dress in marker pen...

Antoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion WeekAntoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion Week

Antoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion WeekAntoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion Week

Antoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion WeekAntoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion Week

Antoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion WeekAntoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion Week

Antoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion WeekAntoni & Alison's SS13 collection at London Fashion Week

Watch the show highlights below...

                 
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