Maria Grachvogel, a firm favourite of mine personally, never fails to disappoint on delivering super luxe and ultra-wearable clothing with a strong edge, and her Autumn Winter 2012 collection, shown at London Fashion Week today was no different. Thanks to Bumble and Bumble who did the hair, (simplistic 1920's feel bob if you're interested, see for more) we went backstage and caught a sneak preview of what was on offer before the show began.

The usual Maria Grachvogel delights awaited us in terms of clothing with rails filled with luxurious silks, abstract water colour prints and ultimately flowing lines. Grachvogel's self-confessed trademark, "The most fabulously cut trousers, cat-suits and my artwork prints" remained at the forefront of the collection and made up the winning pieces. This season saw Maria branch out in terms of textures with the introduction of irredescent gold metallics. The collection continued with an array of high volume dresses with beautiful draping, loose flowing separates and sleek fitting pencil shapes. Prints kept along the Grachvogel trademark but with more of an emphasis on the abstract. Jewellery was kept to a minimum with the odd rectangular art deco feel piece positioned stylishly.

Maria comments, "This season our woman has a little bit of Deco glamour about her. The feeling is rich and jewel like but also light and sparkly. My collection is really all about the woman; the woman is where my inspiration begins and the place that I always come back to."

As always we're firm fans of the Maria Grachvogel aesthetic, but there's definite peices which have been taken over from her last collection and been given an Autumn Winter makeover. Check out the collection for yourself in the video below.

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