Despite having to contend with Autumnal showers, windy evenings and hot LFW show spaces, when it comes to summer, tropical prints and bright coloured beachwear are always popular. And SS13 will be no exception. The Caroline Charles show was a great start to our LFW and got us in that summery mind-set with tropical sarongs and bright bikinis. We saw heady tropical prints at Clements Ribeiro (mixed in with classic stripes) and tropical birds amongst palms at Issa London.
The holiday vibe continued at Mary Katrantzou, whose distinctive style incorporated exotic postage stamps and luggage labels, while Matthew Williamson looked to India for his inspiration and Moschino Cheap & Chic’s collection featured African-inspired prints alongside its quirky staples such as the super cute vinyl rain mac. Here’s some of our favourite looks that will have you reaching for a pina colada.
Pics: London Fashion Week.