FASHION: TSG's AW13 Fashion Week Highlights (Womenswear)

TSG takes you through a few of our favourite highlights from AW13 fashion week and what designers were strutting down the catwalk. Lets get trending...


New York kick-started Fashion Week with Nicholas K's collection who showed us endless ways of wearing her signature silhouettes of parkas, jumpsuits and anoraks. There was almost a kind of Eskimo vibe within her collection with colour palette based around whites and a ice cool grey.

Dianne Von Furstenberg brought us back to the seventies chic era bringing soul back into clothing and showing a more playful side with prints, warm orange hues and suedes. There was definitely an essence of youthful energy, freedom and oozed sex appeal.

After a seven year break from the catwalk Kenneth Cole returned with a mind blowing collection re-introducing his intricate but very wearable trademark designs of sharp double-breasted wool coats, pleated leather trousers, and easy knits. The colour flowed with a sea of blacks mixed oxblood red, teal and olive.

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 In London, House of Holland Brought us back to the swinging sixties and seventies mixing tunics and trouser sets with paste pill appliqués; seventies furnishing-fabric print suit and dresses, accompanying them with knitted sweaters. The colour palette and prints were very bright and bold, so this look is not for the light hearted.

KTZ famous for dressing Bjork like a swan laying an egg for the Oscars red carpet, gave us some distinctive silhouettes some which echoed Vivienne Westwood influence. The collection showed us rounded, dimpled sleeves, and the A-line shearling with matching skirt, and the huge bell-shaped coats, cleverly mixing streetwear with dramatic couture influences.

Burberry Prorsum AW13 collection 'Trench Kisses' had every model clicking down the catwalk in kitten heels wearing provocative sheer latex trenchcoats, sheer rubber skirts through which a pair of big heart-print panties could be clearly seen, pencil skirts, sweaters, and belted coats. The catwalk took a trip down memory lane revisiting classics with a modern twist.

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Milanese designers followed suit for this season and a retro 1940s trend was trickling down down the catwalks. Emilio Pucci was one of them who pulled off this style effortlessly. Printed minis paired with beaded T-shirts, tunics belted and worn as dresses, and black and white knits covered in studs. Balancing out all those micro hemlines were way-way-over-the-knee suede boots.

Alberta Ferretti took a different route offering a romantic and glamorous collection using monochrome tones.

Philip Plein paired models in leather leggings paired with gold chain sweaters, in sequin halter gowns, and in micro-mini leather dresses shown with fur jackets. This show used the catwalk as an excuse to dress up to the nines and be ready to party.

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A fashion week review isn't a review if one of the most famous fashion icons of them all isn't mentioned, Vivienne Westwood that is. Miss Dame's main focus for this collection at Paris fashion week was Greenpeace. The centred crisis was "Save the Arctic" which was detailed on a urgent fly sheet that attracted attention. The collection did not fail to wow the audience with the mix of sophisticated tailoring, flannel pantsuits and fishtail goddess gowns took to the catwalk with Westwoods trademark of dramatic makeup.

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