A fan of bright colour but not clashing prints and embellishments, I was surprised to see how much of the Louise Gray A/W12 collection was wearable and a pared down version of her usual shows. Not that the pieces were obviously so thanks to the styling and headgear (as well as some amazing oversized earrings) but you could see that the designer has taken commercial aspects into consideration. The result is some fabulous separates that, if you don’t want to go all out with a myriad of mismatching prints, are totally gorgeous – and wearable.
The London King of shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood, was responsible for the heeled wellington boots and sat proudly on the front row as Gray’s collection wowed at Old Billingsgate Market. Inspired by the patterns of Fernand Leger, the metallics had an almost hologram effect and both the tops, dresses and fabulous coats would look amazing to dress up jeans or worn with heels. But the kids in the East End will no doubt be wearing the looks as the designer intended – to be as bold as possible.
Headgear at Louise Gray A/W12-13
Metallics and colour at Louise Gray A/W12-13
Patterns inspired by patterns of Fernand Leger at Louise Gray A/W 12-13
Cyndi Lauper style at Louise Gray A/W12-13