A look from Mary Katrantzou‘s Spring 2013 runway show.
It’s hard not to be impressed by Tom Ford’s presentation each season. His London showroom is as luxe as his namesake pieces–think high ceilings, grey walls, black leather furniture and fresh cut calla lilies, plus a team of gorgeous male models in Tom Ford suits who man the doors and hand out drinks. He only invites a handful of the top editors (Suzy Menkes, Anna Dello Russo and Tim Blanks were in my morning group). And, of course, Tom Ford himself presents the collection. "It’s about the line between chastity and perversity," a dapper Ford told us this morning, iPad firmly in hand, controlling the music. "If you look too chaste, too buttoned up, you will always look a little dull, but if you go all-out sexy it can look perverse. This collection is about finding the balance." For spring/summer 2013, Ford showed batwing dresses, black patent trenches and pencil skirts, beaded maxis, and bandage coloured suits. "There’s something perverse about bandages," Ford says. "It makes you think–is she nude, or not nude beneath?" It was a hell of a way to start off day three of fashion week.
Read on for Alannah’s highlight reel from day 3 at London Fashion Week!
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