Louise Gray's ghetto fabulous Spring / Summer 2013 at LFW
After pairing up with Topshop to create a limited edition range recently, it came as no real surprise that Louise Gray was showing her Spring / Summer 2013 collection at the Topshop show space this afternoon at London Fashion Week, so we popped along to see what was on offer from the Scottish designer.
Renowned for her creative combinations, off the wall thinking and dare devil designs, there's no denying Louise Gray tends to push the boundaries in terms of style combinations that you quite simply wouldn't find anywhere else, and this season was no different. Her usual design signatures were ever present, think colour, texture, hand silk screened, specially developed fabrics, embroidery and hand printed techniques, but the combinations, layering and styling were like never before.
With what I took as a ghetto type edge, prints went down a graffiti type route, layered up in what felt like care free combinations for w real rebellious edge. Accessories only added to the feel, with oversized mirror earrings in exclamation (!) shapes and metal plate headwear which added humour with thought bubble, bow and hat shaped cut outs. Hair and makeup matched the look with high volume messy beehive style bouffants, clown-esque zig zag eyebrows and statement beauty spots.
This collection definitely added a much needed element of fun amongst the many paired back collections of Spring / Summer 2012. Check it out in the video above.