Designers that will fail and succeed at London fashion week SS13
London Fashion Week is fast approaching and we will be attending the most creative and darkest of talents as usual.
But who are those who we think will rise above the rest and who are those who we think will dissapoint?
Tipped To Succeed
1. Corrie Nielsen
Whilst out of our dark style remit, Corrie Nielsen is an incredible talent. We were very serious when we stated Corrie Nielsen as the next Alexander McQueen. Very simply Nielsen is the greatest talent London has seen in a very long time and this Spring Summer season will be testament to that statement.
2. Francesca Marotta
Marotta’s AW12 collection was one of our favourites yet. Gothic, romantic, striking, a beautiful statement collection that left many breathless. So much so we made Francesca Marotta a featured designer. We are hoping to see much of the same this Spring Summer 13 season.
3. John Rocha
John Rocha continually delivers excellence season after season. Not only within fashion but whithin dark style itself. John Rocha is a personal favourite of ours, and one we will be keeping a close eye on for the SS13 season.
Tipped to Fail
1. Todd Lynn
Ever since our first ever encounter on the benches for Todd Lynn his collections have deteriorated. Don’t get me wrong, his style, his concepts are a personal favourite, infact potentially one of my favourite designers.
However, in the past 3 seasons the collections are just a diluted rehash of the collection before. From someone who was once a great flag bearer for our style, our subculture, Todd Lynn is beginning to fail, and we sincerly hope he turns it around this season.
When the models of the PPQ AW12 hit the runway last season with cruiser bicycles by their side, to us it was an end to the ridiculous charade of product placement within PPQ’s shows. Never ending brand placement sacrificing creativity and substance, season after season.
We have had press wires of PPQ collaborations with Alfa Romeo in the last month, so what’s next for SS13 a car on the catwalk? It might be time that they remember this is about design and art, about fashion, not some circus show of brand placement.
Who are your Fashion Week success stories? Let us know in the comments below