Alexa Chung took in several shows during New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, no doubt getting inspiration for the Spring season to come. On British soil, the fashionista was front and centre for Simone Rocha, Mulberry, Christopher Kane, House of Holland, Moschino Cheap & Chic and Margaret Howell, having watched Proenza Schouler, Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs' offerings at NYFW. I've already selected the key pieces for Kate Middleton's Spring wardrobe, so with that same mindset, take a look at my picks for Alexa's wardrobe from the shows she attended, and let me know which you think she's most likely to wear come Spring!
Cara Delevingne must be looking forward to putting her feet up after walking in dozens of shows during fashion weeks across the globe. The British model has appeared in more than 25 presentations this month, from Jason Wu in New York to Burberry Prorsum in London and Missoni in Milan, and she's still got Paris to come! Take a look at her moves on the catwalk right here, and tell me what you think of the next big name in British modelling!
House of Holland's Spring 13 collection was inspired by '90s disco grunge, with TV references taken from My So Called Life and model Erin Wassen, so it's no surprise the models' hair matched that messy aesthetic. As Henry Holland himself said: "The House of Holland Girl has developed an attitude problem". Adam Reed for Percy & Reed led the BaByliss team backstage at London Fashion Week to create a look that was feminine with an edge: a bold centre parting and a messy kick to give the hair movement. To find out how to create the style yourself and shop the products you'll need, just read more
London Fashion Week has given plenty of inspiring hair and beauty for Spring 2013. Nude nails and bright lips ruled the catwalks, while hair was either swept back in intricate updos or given a '90s grunge edge with strong side and centre partings. MAC, Benefit, Revlon, Wella and BaByliss artists have given me the lowdown on the inspiration behind it all, so check out the hottest looks from LFW right here, and tell me which look you'll be trying come Spring!
At Spring 2013 London Fashion Week, bright, two-toned lips and sweeping, intricate updos were two big trends to emerge on the runway, while nails took a more natural approach. See which beauty looks you need to know for Spring 2013 in this London Fashion Week trend report recap. On Kirbie: H&M.
Street style at London Fashion Week brought the usual inspiring mix of bold colours and creative combinations, not least in footwear. Plenty of fashionistas styled their outfits with statement kicks, from the spiked to the sparkled. Blogger Lucie Ehrenbergerova finished off her colourful print outfit with New Look Glitter Zig Zag Wedge Hi-Tops (£34.99), while fashion writer Emily brought a casual edge to her embellished Topshop jumper and vintage leather shorts in her River Island shoes, and Elite Model's Alex Wurfel teamed her studded monochrome pair with tights, Levi shorts and a bright vintage jumper. Shop my pick of pumped-up trainers below, and tell me how you'll style yours this season!
Kate Middleton might have missed London Fashion Week due to her Diamond Jubilee Tour, but plenty of designers showed dresses which would suit the Duchess down to the ground come Spring 2013. Issa London's white fit-and-flare would be ideal for a daytime duty, while Erdem's floral knee-length number would suit a day to night transition, and Temperley's full-length luxe gown would be ideal for a red carpet event. Take a look at my top 10 picks straight from LFW's catwalks, including Mulberry, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Matthew Williamson, Roksanda Ilincic, Preen and Maria Grachvogel, and tell me which you predict we'll see on Kate!
One thing was sure on the catwalks of London Fashion Week — shine is going to big come Spring. Jonathan Saunders brought a rainbow prism effect to his high-shine metallic skirts, tops and jackets, while Christopher Bailey brought a futuristic look to Burberry Prorsum's trench coats with an iridescent finish in shades from magenta to teal, with dresses, swimsuits and skirts all getting the gloss factor too. Mulberry's shiny separates in English garden-inspired floral prints were balanced out with soft leather trousers, Antipodium layered tailored waistcoats over gold dresses, and Topshop Unique also showed how to keep iridescents low-key by teaming silver trousers and skirts with simple white tees and pastel knits. Shop my picks below to bring the look to your Autumn wardrobe, and tell me how you'll wear it!
Statement collars have been popping up on front rows and street stylers as the accessory de la semaine of London Fashion Week, not least on outerwear. It's perfect to wear right now as we transition into Autumn. Fashion blogger Denni Elias proved that the style needn't be reserved for cold weather, teaming her Topshop parka with Puma shorts. While parkas are the perennial shearling lined favourite, editorial assistant Monica Ainley showed how biker jackets like her Sandro number benefit from the faux fur look too, accessorising her dark outfit with hue of the season oxblood in her Lizzie Disney bag. Stylist Louise went vintage with her blue take, opening up a world of colour choices. Shop my picks below, and tell me how you'll style it!
Plenty of hairstylists swept hair up and away at London Fashion Week. Wella Professionals global creative director, Eugene Souleiman presented a pared-down look with strong parts at Acne, while the style at Mary Katrantzou was all about slick aerodynamic extension. Take a look here at how to achieve the styles yourself!