Forever championing new talent, London Fashion Week this season is no exception and making our top pick of spring/summer 2013 shows is pioneering Greek designer, Mary Katrantzou.
Having come to our attention in 2009, when she was awarded NEWGEN sponsorship, the Central Saint Martin’s graduate has gone on to win the British Fashion Award for Emerging talent this season.
“I am excited to be working with Vodafone. I'm really looking forward to being able to widen the fashion net to their customers and bring them to the front line of fashion week,” said Mary.
Similarly, NEWGEN Spring/Summer 2007 winner, Jonathan Saunders has also made our pick of the best London Fashion Week shows this season.
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Not only are his signature prints and contrasting colourful designs so beautifully apt but the Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner is also collaborating with the British Fashion Council, creating bespoke branding that will be showcased across this coming London Fashion Week.
The design has been adapted from the ombre print in his Resort 2013 collection and it is inspired from the Hungarian French artist Victor Vasarely.
Jonathan said: “It is an honour to be doing this for the BFC. I am very excited to see my print being displayed in so many places during London Fashion Week!”
Indeed so are we and we’ll be keeping one eye out for this optical illusion geometrical print while firmly transfixed on his latest fabulous designs which will be hitting the catwalk on Sunday 16th September.
We’re also very excited to hear that Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi aka Preen will be returning home after a successful six-year stint showcasing at New York Fashion Week.
“We are delighted to be part of LFW again, it feels great to be back on our own turf,” said the designer duo.
Renowned for their distinct shapes, unique pattern cutting skills and colourful modernist collections, Preen has developed a strong celebrity cult following which includes the likes of Michelle Obama, Anne Hathaway, Carey Mulligan, Diane Kruger and Emma Stone to name a few.
With such an A-list following, we expect to see a packed FROW!
Lastly, no London Fashion Week top show edit would be complete without the iconic British designers including Vivienne Westwood, Burberry Prorsum, Mulberry, Nicole Farhi and Temperley London.