I'm writing this as Topshop announce their everything-at-once London Fashion Week 2012 show extravaganza, which made me feel very backward even though I spend most of my time either online or on my iPhone and no longer called Facebook 'The' Facebook. Not only are they live-streaming the show, you can take your own runway photos of it, then order the clothes, order the make-up and receive it pretty much immediately, AND, post a review of the show on Twitter which will stream on their site, making you like a totally legit fashion blogger - exellent huh? #FML
Anyway, let's take a step back from all that nonsense, breathe and peruse some excellent fashion from NYFW 2012 shall we?
Jeremy Scott's SS2013 collection was cray as per usual. Simultaneously channeling his latest Jeremy Scott for ADIDAS collaboration and M.I.A's iconic style (does he dress her?), Scott presented a sort of Indian-gothic-eighties fusion: all corsetry, thigh high boots, printed gold silk-chiffon and...Burka.
Just stop being so awesome will you? Not only have Proenza Schouler managed to capture all of the SS2013 trends that we have seen throughout the week but they've done so in a totally Proenza Schouler way, read: leather architecture. Last season's Oriental inspiration is replaced with something much more industrial, dirty and androgynous - as the derelict-looking warehouse space where the show took place reflected - while still maintaining that slickness the brand seems to naturally exude. #jealousrage
When Louise Goldin appeared from backstage she was looking effortlessly cool - black leather pants, a black singlet and a pair of Nike Frees - and in that moment epitomised exactly what her SS2013 collection is about. Comprising a muted colour palette and series of silhouettes the devil - or in this case sexy times - was all in the detail. Electric blue sculpted the figure in just the right places, Goldin's use of gold and silver lurex gave the whole collection a futuristic edge while the hair and make up - gritty, wet and strewn across the face - gave the ultimately classic pieces an urban spin. If only this was as easy as it looks to pull off.