As the London collections close for the second season, we were left with a clear sense of how most of the major summer trendscolor, print, and sharp tailoringcan translate into a full range of clothing for the colder seasons.
Like several other Londoners this season, Christopher Raeburn was influenced by great adventure; this time, by a series of gun platforms in Southeastern England called the Redsand Sea Forts.
J.W. Anderson kept his gender-bending themes strong for AW13, playing with the line between womenswear and menswear but also continuing keeping the general public happy with several more wearable looks.
Tom Ford looked to the early 60s for his AW13 inspiration, as explained during the presentation where the designer himself invited a small group of showgoers to view the collection as he introduced it.
Patrick Grant used a tweed jacket he bought off eBay as the starting point for the E. Tautz AW13 collection, then mixed in the colors of Scotland for looks that could survive any wintery season.