A superabundance of pattern marked spring 2013 London Fashion Week, and while prints have been a driving force for quite some time now, this look involved something entirely novel: multi-print pieces that featured bright, often clashing motifs quilted together on single garments.
Florals trimmed in iridescent brocade, conflicted geometries, and peekaboo contrasts were all on display, making for a merrily discordant time in the UK’s fashion capital.
It was also interesting to see how many of new guard designers chose to go the multi-media route. Up and comers Mary Katrantzou and the teams behind both Peter Pilotto and Preen relied heavily on the concept, as did equally bright young things Erdem and Matthew Williamson.
Clearly, these were collections designed for big, reputation-making statements, and they were superlatively successful. Now we can’t wait to see how stylists pair the different lines for some brilliantly mismatched editorials!