I was kindly invited to the Harvey Nichols Bristol Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show last Tuesday set in the fantastic location of The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. I was so excited to be seeing the Harvey Nichols collection, featuring highlights from international designers. I was especially excited to be seeing designs by Helmut Lang, Diane Von Furstenberg and Alexander McQueen.
The show came in six categories, Whites, Colour Pop, Metallics, Monochrome, Mixed Prints and Dresses. I especially loved the bright block colours which included a stunning green Richard Nicoll skirt and a bright pink Diane Von Furstenberg blazer. My favourites in the Metallic collection was a metallic blue patterned blazer by Helmut Lang and bronze metallic bomber with Raoul leather green shorts. I loved the monochrome stripey MSGM skirt with the black and white Helmut Lang jacket and the mixed print skirt and shirt combination by Erdem. The Victoria Beckham black dress was my favourite but loved the sleeves of the MSGM dress.
Mix your prints and block colours this spring/summer; shorten those coat sleeves and hang on to your blazers. The fabric colours are bright and exciting; Skirts were above the knee and trousers were skinny. Bright coloured and metallic accessories were prominent and the pointed courts are taking over from the round toe we have been used to. Hair is off the face and plaited as seen at London Fashion week and statement bright red lips.
Checkout my edited highlights below of the show.
Whites 1: Tara Jarmon coat, Tara Jarmon dress, Edel Ramberg Designs hat. 2: Michael Kors jacket, 7 for All Mankind jeans, Gucci bag. 3: Finders Keepers dress, Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. Colour 1: MSGM jacket, MSGM top, Richard Nicoll skirt, LK bennett pump, Sophie Hulme tote. 2: Joseph dress, Finders Keepers top. 3: Diane Von Furstenberg blazer, T by Alexander Wang dress, Nicholas Kirkwood pump, Alexander McQueen cuff, Celine sunglasses.
Metallics 1: Gestuz top, Paige trousers, Jimmy Choo pump. 2: Burberry trench coat, Alexander McQueen pump, Jimmy Choo clutch, Tom Ford sunglasses. 3: Helmut Lang jacket, Black Ribbon LK Bennett top, J Brand trouser, LK Bennett pump, Jimmy Choo clutch. 4: Raoul top, Raoul short, Sam Edelman sandal, Stella McCartney bag.
Monochrome 1: Stella McCartney knit, McQ skirt. 2: Helmut Lang jacket, Parker top, MSGM skirt, Balenciaga shoe boot. 3: Finders Keepers playsuit, LK Bennet sandal, Chanel sunglasses.
Mixed Prints 1: Erdem shirt, Erdem skirt, LK Bennet pump, Alexander McQueen bag. 2: McQ jumper, McQ skirt, Sam Edelman sandal. 3: Peter Pilotto top, Peter Pilotto skirt, Christian Louboutin pump, Alexander McQueen clutch.
Dresses 1: MSGM dress, Jimmy Choo metallic pump. 2: Raoul dress, Jimmy Choo sandal, 3: Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress, Christian Louboutin sandal, Alexander McQueen clutch. 4: Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress, Christian Louboutin pump.
What I wore:
Cigarette Trousers - Topshop
Peplum boucle Top - Boohoo
Grey Blazer - Boohoo
Fur Stole -Oliver Bonas
Belt - River Island
Courts - Linea at House of Fraser