LFW AW13 Highlights (Tata-Naka, Maria Grachvogel, Belle Sauvage & Ashley Isham)

I have so many LFW photographs that I really could go on for a couple of weeks.  I thought it would be easier to edit down to my final LFW favourites and put them in this one post.  All completely different styles of designers, but I think they reflect my eclectic tastes and you will see something in there you like.

I know a lot of people are more interested in what they can wear in the here and now, but I an genuinely interested in fashion on the whole. Clothes from the past, what I can wear now, whats coming in the future and ideas.

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Belle Sauvage AW13

Belle Sauvage was the very first show I managed to photograph at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.  Pop PR very kindly gave me a photographer pass even though they didn’t believe that I was a photographer when I turned up. I had to show the lady at the rope my equipment in my bag. Her exact words were “you look to glamorous to be a photographer”.  This in no way means that photographers are a scruffy bunch.  I was wearing completely inappropriate (story of my life) clothing to be sprawled all over the floor. This is fashion week though and there was no way on hells earth I was wearing jeans and a jumper! So I suffered all week instead.

How amazing is that cool cat jumper above! Kind of reminds me of Karl Lagerfeld? Maybe it is a testament to his beloved cat Choupette.  There was also some divine prints using Botticelli’s Venus.  I just have to have a shirt in that print.

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Ashley Isham AW13

The Ashley Isham show was held at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue – Free Masons hall. It was the show I saw before Pam Hogg AW13 and couldn’t of been more different.

Personal highlights for me was the flower print coat, oh the flower print coat! I will have dreams about that coat for many nights to come. Or nightmares that I don’t own it! I think I actually gasped when I saw the sea-green and gold sequin dress floating towards me on the catwalk (both pictured below).

There was also breathtaking evening dresses and printed maxi dresses. Which unfortunately one model tangled herself up in, she looks fierce in the photos though, so that’s all that matters.  To be honest seeing the height of some of the shoes these girls have to contend with, I would have broken my ankle several times over it I was to attempt it.

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Maria Grachvogal AW13

The Maria Grachvogal AW13 invite only arrived on the morning of the Tuesday that it was showing.  Along with the 12pm Emilio de la Morena show that I unfortunately couldn’t get to in time (damn post!).

This collection is very, very wearable and I just loved it. A pair of trousers caught my eye where the fabric from the bottom was wrapped at the top like a skirt, very unique. I think this fitted how Maria Grachvogel described her collection. “I wanted to convey a bold but quiet power”.

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Tata-Naka AW13

Like the Orla Kiely AW13 presentation The Tata-Naka one was also themed.  I really do feel that this does add to the overall experience of viewing a collection. Makes everything seem less serious and what fashion should be…fun! This collection is inspired by ‘first love’ set in a 1980s American high school. As I walked into the BFC Portico Rooms I was greeted by model cheerleaders with 80s background  music playing.

Although the make-up and hair was questionable (like most of the 80s) the sleeved midi dresses and block colour brogue shoes were amazing. I especially love the below pink and mint green number.

There was several looks over a 3 hour presentation so I only managed to see this scene. In retrospect I wish I had popped back up every so often to see what the next scene would be.

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To end fashion week off I went to meet Stylight for dinner with other London and Germany bloggers. Stylight is an outfit sharing website that is popular in Germany and they now want to get fashionistas from the UK involved.  Basically it is simular to Lookbook and Chictopia, but I will be trying it out this week.

Hiccuping and wobbling my way back to Waterloo I looked out in front of me I spotted The shard that looked like it had no middle (covered in fog). I thought I would take a photo just in case I was seeing things.

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  14 comments for “LFW AW13 Highlights (Tata-Naka, Maria Grachvogel, Belle Sauvage & Ashley Isham)

  1. 24 February, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    great pictures! like this post!


  2. 24 February, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Oh my god, I need that cat jumper! I just love a good cat print top! Check out my latest post, you’ll love my cat tee. 🙂

    My latest post ** FAB Goes to London **
    Lots of love, M

    • memoirmode
      28 February, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      I did love your cat tee 🙂 xx

  3. 25 February, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I must of been sat just down from you at the Maria show – shame



    • memoirmode
      28 February, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Oh bugger! that is really annoying, I should have text you when I got there xx

  4. 25 February, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Oh my god I don’t even know where to begin. So many great looks! I love that cat jumper too, it is so cute!

  5. 26 February, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Wow! Really awesome photography. I can imagine that you looked really glamourous!
    I was so impressed with LFW this season 🙂

    • memoirmode
      28 February, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      I didn’t look that glamorous, nowhere near most of the outfits at fashion week. Just not very photographer dressed ha xx

  6. 1 March, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Kylie, just discovered your gorgeous blog! Love your round up of LFW – your story about the lady saying you were too glam to be a photographer made me smile : )

    • memoirmode
      5 March, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Oh thanks for saying 🙂 I really wasn’t that glam haha xx

  7. danielle
    3 March, 2013 at 12:46 am

    so many great looks!!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

  8. 3 March, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Again the photos are great! What camera did you used?

    • memoirmode
      5 March, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      I am using my new baby the canon 6D 🙂 xx

  9. 3 March, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Ashley Isham was stunning! I can’t believe I skipped out on it for another show!

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