A few of my favourite things - Estethica AW13

Estethica is the platform at London Fashion Week dedicated to promoting the best 'cutting edge designers committed to working eco sustainably'. I visited early in the morning, on the first day of LFW to see the collections up close. Here are a few of my favourite displays from Estethica Autumn / Winter 2013...

*Spoiler alert: there are no street style shots below - I did my very best to avoid the swarms of cartoonish fashionistas often in varying shades of black, each with an inevitable pop of flurescent pink, desperate to be 'papped'. I have nothing particular against them but it can be very inconvenient when you are trying to get somewhere and row upon row of bleach blond women (or men), who look as though they've raided their 7 year-old brother's dressing-up box and / or their grandmother's dressing gown collection, stand being photographed between you and that all important lunchtime latte. No, what you will see here are images of the Estethica exhibition itself.


Tweeds and gorgeous Autumn hues in the Pachacuti AW13 collection


Knitwear made in the UK by The North Circular


Upcycled sail cloth and veg-tanned leather bags by Lost Property of London


Ring pull and leather accessories by Bottletop


Centre Commercial, the exciting new line from Veja



'Mana' Trench in british lace worn over 'Ryoko' dress in ladybird black, by Beautiful Soul London


Upcycled Arand knits 'paneled' with organic cotton, by Goodone


Organic Fairtrade cotton velvet and Chanel tweed are combined in this beautiful jacket by Ada Zanditon



Hand dyed silk dresses by Katrien Van Hecke


Striking, quirky and sculpted British wool dresses are a signature of Henrietta Ludgate's designs


Left: flower-dyed bamboo dress with fig tree fibre panel. Right: digitally printed silk dress by Ada Zanditon from 'Walk of the Tiger' collection

Header image: Veja

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