London Fashion Week: Sunday 16 September

Text: Markos Andriotis

Marios Schwab Spring 2013

What if Pocachondas gets married to a graphic designer and lived in London? She would wear Marios Schwab SS13 and taste skinny Cow ice-cream. Structured pliss√© and raffia mini peplums were divine and made these half mermaids, half amazonas look like real people. Fringed details and with the rights cuts his models looked like trapped in a bee’s body, as he said backstage. A nice do is also the little doodle printed tights inside a cutout skirt. But then again, why would ¬†Pocachondas move anyway? Pollution, noise and other lovely stuff would make her skin look like sh** (thank god Nivea has the moves and the tools for us city people!).

Paul Smith Spring 2013

As for us, city freaks, it’s time to separate into two big teams: the Patchwork Team and the Prints Team. Proenza and Paul Smith support Patchwork Team and they do very well. Snakeskin sleeveless perfecto designed by the cutest designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler is a must have for SS13 (as presented in NYFW a few days ago), and as for the clean cut girls, Paul Smith designed patchwork in a more layering way. Shirts or blazers which makes you think they are nip tucked, with clean horizontal and vertical cuts.

Mary Katratzou on the other hand, holds the key to the printed heaven’s door. Lighter pallet this time and evolving her inspiration menu, she experiments with postcards and stamps from all over the world. Wearable and A line shirt dresses she proves she can make more than a ‘candy’ party dress, leaving the tromp l’oeil in her past days. My favorite piece is the one with the banknote print, such a humorous statement for a credit crunch times we live in.