Fashion Week Adds a Splash of International Glam to Wintery London

London Fashion Week,  February 15-19, 2013, kicked  off  yesterday,  for the autumn/winter 2013 season at the Somerset House, transforming a wintery grey London into a parade of exotic colour and sumptuous glamour.

esigners and models have been flocking to this fashion capital to fill  Somerset house with autumn/winter 2013 designs.  Among them, from Mulberry to the iconic Tom Ford, this year there are some notable Asian talents.

Kicking off proceedings on Friday was Korean designer, Eudon Choi.  Known originally as a menswear designer, he has moved into womenswear and fused his knowledge of creating a masculine yet feminine design inspiring a “sense of romanticism and nostalgia and explore something more overtly feminine.”

Zhang’s signature is known as traditional Chinese and modern Western fusion and his trademark is the modern cheongsam dress.

Next up on Monday, is Chinese born designer, Huishan Zhang.  A Central Saint Martins graduate, he had his first appearance on London Fashion Week last season, appealing to the London Anglo-Chinese demographic.  Zhang’s signature is known as traditional Chinese and modern Western fusion and his trademark is the modern cheongsam dress.

Saving one of the best for last, closing London Fashion Week is Chinese designer, Haizhen Wang.  Another Central Saint Martins graduate, Wang’s focus signature is architectural designs.  Wang’s states his inspiration for autumn/winter 2013, is drawn from, “looking at gothic style buildings-the multi-faceted constructions, their lines and the negative space of architectural lay plans.  The same theme interpreted through looking at the contrasts revealed between masculine and feminine characteristics, and how proportions are displayed in the human form.”

Saving one of the best for last, closing London Fashion Week is Chinese designer, Haizhen Wang

Judging from New York’s Fashion Week, it seems as though many western designers have also been influenced by the Eastern winds.  With dragon prints and flower patterns, it looks as if this year  is set to be a festival of East Asian sartorial elements.

By CheRima Manayan

 

 

 

 

 

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