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London Fashion Week – the Tweed Connection

London Fashion Week – the Tweed Connection


Backstage Views From the Shows & Street Style


London Fashion Week is renowned as the most innovative and experimental of the fashion pow wows. We have a legacy of vibrant street culture, visual arts history and schools of excellence for design teaching that attract talent from all over the world. Britain also has a rich textile heritage that is an irresistible draw for designers; tweed and other heritage fabrics featured in a number of Autumn/Winter 2013 collections.


Here’s our edit of the best and some backstage views from the shows:


Zoe Jordan AW 2013



Fashion blogger and A Hume favourite, Liberty London Girl produced a sneaky peak video of the Zoe Jordan show.


Contemporary classicism best describes the Zoe Jordan look, in her previous AW collection she brought us the tweed cape, a piece that also featured in Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Couture. This season Zoe Jordan showed structured jackets, herringbone tweed, easy wearing monochrome shift dresses, graphic prints, metallics and loose fiiting t shirts. Paired down modernism with zingy bright pop colours.


Emilia Wickstead AW 2013



Diana Vreeland, mid-20th century fashion icon, was said to be the inspiration behind this supremely elegant and polished collection from Emilia Wickstead. Beautifully tailored jackets and skirts in oversized Prince of Wales checks featured alongside whimsically, free flowing day dresses with sculpted fifties necklines. Manolo Blahnik designed the shoes – heavenly tweed ankle straps. It’s easy to see why Kate Middleton is drawn to this exquisitely groomed label.


Erdem AW 2013

We’re still waiting for permission to show you garments from the Erdem collection – it’s very hush, hush at LFW but in the meantime view this catwalk video. Gorgeous.

Erdem favoured by celebs Kiera Knightly and Sienna Miller has a reputation for pretty florals – see our LFW1 post for the SS 2013 collection. The Autumn Winter collection had an after dark, good-girl-goes-ever-so-slightly-bad, Wednesday Adams feel, with feathered boucle tweed, paired with PVC to incredible sultry feminine effect. Beautiful overlays and pretty, pretty collars. We have more to say on collars in our trends for Race Day Post next week.


Tweed Street Style


And here’s how they’re wearing it now…


Tweed Cape

Source: via M. on Pinterest



1. The Tweed Cape


Tweed with orange pop colour


2. Tweed and organe pop colour (as seen Zoe Jordan AW 2013/14)


tweed ankle strap manolo blahnik


3. Tweed Ankle Strap Shoes – Manolo Blahnik, Emilia Wickstead collaborator.