What I like AW12: From Catwalk to High Street

I’m quite excited about the coming autumn and winter months, mainly because I think dressing for autumn is my favourite, there’s a lot more you can play around with from different textures to all sorts of layering. With that in mind, I thought I’d take a look back at some AW12 catwalks that I liked, and I’ve tried to relate these catwalk trends to what’s in the shops right now. If you look at the links, it kindof looks like I’ve been told to only use Topshop and Zara…but they really have some amazing autumn/winter pieces in!

AW12 Catwalk photos taken from London Fashion Week Antipodium. First outfit: Black mesh embroidered top: Zara, PU Trousers:  Topshop, Black Paisley Pencil Skirt: Topshop . Second outfit: Boucle Jacket and Skirt: Topshop, White lace and bib front blouse: Zara, Black pointed court shoes: Topshop. There was something very ladylike about Antipodium’s collection, I saw plenty of pencil skirts, belts and shirt/jumper layering. I love the court shoes from Topshop a lot, and really think the Zara mesh embroidered top adds a lot of mystery while maintaining elegance.

 

AW12 Catwalk photos from London Fashion Week Daks. Embroidered dress: Zara, Camel mohair boyfriend coat: Topshop, Riding boot: Zara , Envelope clutch: Topshop. This was a bit of a surprise as I didn’t really know much about Daks, but it turns out they were one of my favourites! So much demure class in most of their outfits, their collection reminded me of the powerfully beautiful woman of the 30s/40s..and Topshop’s boyfriend coat selection are the ideal accompaniment to a feminine dress.

 

AW12 Catalk photos from London Fashion Week Unique. Clockwise from top left: Black skirt with metallic detailing: Zara, Feather print woven joggers: Topshop, Burgundy longline coat: Unique, funnily enough (!), Basket knit jumper: Zara. The colours may look a little dreary here, especially sandwiched between some beautiful tones as Peter Jensen and Daks, but don’t be fooled! There was something effortlessly wearable about the Unique collection, almost pyjama-like in style and indeed in the way in which the models had worn the outfits. A bit of metallic and slouch goes a long way, I think the skirt and jumper from Zara are the perfect match, with the Unique longline coat on top!

 

AW12 Catwalk photos from London Fashion Week Peter Jensen. Frill blouse with bow: Zara, Mid-heel lace-ups: Topshop, 60s pinafore dress: Love. Well, an endlessly desirable collection, I struggled (like with Daks) to narrow my favourite looks down, and having chosen and finalised, I think I’ve chosen the wrong ones! But it’s too late, just have a look at the collection yourself via the link above. Peter pan collars and 60s hair and makeup is just the start! I tried to find a few items that would be instantly wearable, without the need for overly playing up anything else, for example, the shoes are school-clumpy enough but versatile, as is the layer-able pinafore and shirt!

I liked making this post, and if you liked having a read, let me know! I might do a few more like this as I’ve left a bunch of  favourites out in fear of over-loading you with pictures! For example, the likes of J.W Anderson, Mulberry, Alexander McQueen, PPQ and more. There’s so much to be excited for in autumn! xx

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