Temperley AW14 image 2-1In this second part of our star picks from London Fashion Week  whatever your style there will be a lot to look forward this coming Autumn and Winter. Temperley London (pictured above) presented a broad selection of styles and colour palettes many featuring hues of blue. Hemlines were floor  or thigh skimming with looks finished off with large attractive scarves – a definite trend that will prove very popular!

DSCN4578Zeynep Tosun at the Fashion Scout venue, Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden showed her “Oxidised” collection featuring  rust, cinnamon, misty blues and greys for her autumnal colour range. Brocade, wool crepe and leather were fashioned into layered dresses with large high collars, oversized coats and bomber jackets.

??????????London based designer Cassie Sneglar showed a very likeable confident easy-going collection at Mishkins, New York deli restaurant at 25 Catherine Street, Covent Garden… And her label?   Caslazur  It’s one to watch!

DSCN4591-3Hemyca  showed an excellent afternoon presentation at the BFC Space at Somerset House and it was great to meet up with designers Myra Nigris and Helen Clinch again. We felt this was their best collection to date featuring dresses with leather details accentuating the waist on soft wool fabrics. We loved the midnight blues and moonstone silvers. Coats and capes were particularly outstanding. Hemyca is available by appointment at their studio in Chelsea, London. Another great label to watch!

DSCN4592-1Surrealist artist Salvador Dali continues to inspire designers. Liz Black showed a surreal lip skirted dress very much in the Dali vein!


Fyodor Golan gave a super shiny catwalk show. PVC in black, shocking pink and pewter formed the fabric of an edgy statement-wear
DSCN4593-1Anna Sekularac at the showrooms at Somerset House showed a very pretty handmade capsule collection made from wool and silk organza. Some also included cashmere. It’s a preview of what’s going to be in the new Layers shop.

DSCN4605-1Tata Naka’s collection was inspired by interior designed wallpapers and carpets. For their current collection pop along to Mania Mia, 307 New King’s Road, London SW6.

DSCN4518-1Zeynep Kartel  at Fashion Scout, Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden showed a high glam collection of golds and  pewters inspired apparently by Manchester Town Hall. Here’s a burgundy jump suit from the collection which we particularly liked. Zeynep Kartel catwalk revealed some great shimmering eveningwear gowns that will certainly appeal to women’s red carpet desires.

DSCN4529Nico Didonna from Soho, London, showed a very wearable collection of both women’s and menswear over at the The Bloomsbury Set Event, at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftsbury Avenue, London WC2.  A highlight was the feminine wrapover eveningwear that draped flatteringly over the body and was cut thigh-high. It certainly appealed greatly to Nancy Dell’Olio celebrity and socialite who was sitting in the front row. Nadia Minkoff designed handbags specially for this collection that are also on sale at Nico Didonna’s shop at 16a D’Arblay Street, London W1F 8EA.

Peter Pilotto-1Peter Pilotto produced one of our favourite collections for the autumn capturing burgundies, blues, and pinks executed in very clever geometric patterns to dramatically flatter the body. This successful brand is extensively available in major London stores and boutiques.

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