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Belle Sauvage: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Belle Sauvage presented a striking catwalk show at Freemasons' Hall on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Belle Sauvage A/W 2013 by Isabelle Mattern.

Belle Sauvage hit Fashion Scout with the look for which they are known best: incredibly complex digital placement prints, as described in our exclusive preview interview with designers Virginia Ferreira and Chris Neuman.

Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage A/W 2013 by Victoria Haynes
Belle Sauvage A/W 2013 by Victoria Haynes.

The show opened with a trio of models, resplendent in massive hairpieces: swishing pigtails and gigantic dip dyed fringes that dominated each of the looks that were to follow. Sheepskin and fake fur topped eminently wearable silk shift dresses which were covered in swirls inspired by Chinese dragons and baroque ornaments, and lace trims appeared at the arms and thigh. Zip up black suede boots and laced patent platforms worked well with the simplicity of the looks, though to my mind they were of questionable styling taste. The intention of this collection was to mix up inspirations from East and West and there was certainly a wide range of styles on show. Classic Chanel styling appeared in the form of heavy contrast seams and big buttons on boxy suits and peplums paired with pencil skirts and mini capes provided a contrasting silhouette.

Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
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Belle Sauvage A/W 2013 by Isabelle Mattern.

That this brand does well in the commercial sector abroad was evident in the more casual range that made up the middle section of the show. Amongst my favourite looks was the head of Botticelli‘s famous Birth of Venus reimagined in a repeat pattern on a loose fitting top and matching trouser set, but there was one odd look that didn’t appear to fit in at all: an intarsia knit cat portrait top which was accessorised with beanie and sunglasses.

Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
This was a lengthy show featuring many similar pieces and I must confess I became a little weary somewhere around the ten minute mark, but this was clearly intended as a showcase for plentiful looks that will no doubt gain lots of sales for this talented twosome. The show came to a screeching halt as the models massed for a final walk down the catwalk.

Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage AW 2013-photo by Amelia Gregory
Belle Sauvage A/W 2013. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

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One Response to “Belle Sauvage: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review”

  1. April Louise says:

    Looks like it was quite a show. The headpieces are fun but the prints are really interesting.

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