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Leutton Postle: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

For S/S 2013 knitwear duo Leutton Postle showcased a new direction: intriguing lightweight separates teamed with fabric shirts and floaty trousers. All in their inimitable bold style.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Leutton Postle S/S 2013 by Sine Skau
Leutton Postle S/S 2013 by Sine Skau.

On the last day of London Fashion Week I just managed to catch the Leutton Postle presentation at Fashion Scout. Well, I say I, I had Snarfle attached to my front in a wrap like a carbuncular baby growth: most fun when trying to elbow my way into what passed for the photographer’s pit, for this season Leutton Postle eschewed the catwalk in favour of a presentation in the upper rooms. They had also decided to forgo their usual chunky knits, and instead focus on lightweight knitwear suitable for summer and presumably much easier to commercially produce. Still present and correct were the fabulous colour combinations that this brand has become known for – cobalt blue, mustard and dusky fleshy peach tones teamed with eye popping turquoise, red and orange trims.

Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Tassels reigned supreme – both chunky knots and delicate strands – fringing waist lines, slices of hem and cropped jackets. Zig zag triangles called to mind traditional ikat designs, re-imagined for a digitalised modern world. What looked like a light cable knit was used horizontally and vertically to create a bold pattern reminiscent of wire fencing. Knit was worn with loose shirts sporting appliqué details and high feature collars in contrasting materials, or teamed with floating wide legged chiffon trousers. This was all accessorised with bright red lips, slicked back mini quiffs… and some fascinating sunglasses and heels, heavily decorated with brightly coloured beads like those that can be glued into pictures for children’s artwork.

Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle SS 2013 Sept 2012-photography by Amelia Gregory
Leutton Postle S/S 2013. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

S/S 2013 showcased an interesting move forward for Leutton Postle – with a range of garments that managed to retaining all the fun elements and intriguing layered textures of their previous collections, whilst also showing how their unique aesthetic might work on the shop shelf.

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