nicole farhi ss13 anna wintour
Yesterday we went backstage at Nicole Farhi Spring/Summer 2013, so today obviously called for some front-of-house action. With the routine attendance of Anna Wintour (which I still get giddy about…on the inside, of course) and the announcement that it would be Nicole’s last show as Creative Director, the show was set to be the highlight of London Fashion Week’s third day of SS13.

Inspired by the marble mountains of Carrara, Italy (and by Edward Burtynsky’s photographs thereof), Farhi displayed a thoughtful and richly textured collection that sweetly – neutrally – mimicked the movement of shadows on the mountains. Pleats were the real technical accomplishment here, culminating in a trenchcoat that any new-age Audrey Hepburn would die for and a white shift with a solo sculptural pleat which rested sash-like across the body.

Though the only ‘colour’ in the show lay in the blue-tinted highlighter on the models’ cheekbones, the profundity was not amiss. Nicole Farhi does not need the rainbow, mon cher – this was an exceptional collection in its mostly-monochromatic glory. An elegant abdication of the throne.

nicole farhi ss13

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Nicole Farhi Backstage SS13
Since my very first season at London Fashion Week Nicole Farhi has held a special spot in my heart. Season after season, I am faultlessly enchanted by the woman and her brilliant collections as soon as I step heel backstage. Spring/Summer 2013 was no exception, and there is a full-on show review to follow this photographic display of Farhi’s backstage beauties.



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vauxhall fashion scout backstage
One of many freelance contracts over London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 included my role as a Backstage correspondent for Vauxhall Fashion Scout. This means I was very fortunate to have an all-access pass to the beauty and beauties before every show and get a little snap happy in between words.

Because a lot of photos were taken I am going to split all backstage photos for Fashion Scout into two parts. This one includes Melissa Diamantidi, Ones to Watch, Manuela Dack (with beautiful 3-coloured chevron nails by Pebbles Nails), and Raffaele Ascione – in that order – with all hair done by the Toni and Guy team and make-up done by The Body Shop ladies. Enjoy!



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