Runway Rundown


It’s no secret that I love fashion. Whether it’s researching the latest trends, reading every fashion glossy that I can get my hands on or expressing myself through dress, fashion is my therapy. While some people spend their downtime catching up with their favorite TV dramedy, I find solace in watching runway. What can I say, it’s cathartic.

As soon as the season’s newest batch of runway collections make their way to, you can bet that I’ll be checking back 24/7 to make sure that I don’t miss a beat.
Since I haven’t been fortunate enough to actually attend fashion week in person, I do the next best thing and stream the shows online. It’s more than just the clothes – I love the elaborate sets, the playlist and the overall mood of the presentation. Not to mention all of the details: from the models’ strut and their makeup to the ever-so-fashionable front row, and, of course, the fabulous clothes, the catwalk is an art form like no other. There’s just something about the process of sitting in my room with a cup of tea, watching a runway show for the entire 10-25 minute duration and reflecting on the fashion appearing on the screen that never gets old.
With spring right around the corner, I can’t help but start examining the shows a little closer. Here are a few of my favorites from the S/S13 season. Enjoy!
1. Burberry Prorsum – Ah, Burberry, their runway collections get me every single time! Set within a greenhouse-like showroom in London’s beautiful Hyde Park, the was a sight to behold. Frankly, I don’t even know where to begin.
Chock-full of Burberry regulars, Cara Delevingne (my personal favorite), Edie Campbell and Jourdan Dunn model the clothes so effortlessly. Equally so, the soft, indie blend of music was simply flawless. Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer, is a force to be reckoned with. Bailey manages to stay true to Burberry’s heritage while adding a bit of “British glamour” to each look. Metallics, bold surges of color and the return of the cape are what took reign during the show.
2. Alexander McQueen- It was all a-buzz at the – from structured beekeeper hats and a reoccurring honeycomb motif to a faint and slightly eerie buzzing in the backdrop, Sarah Burton’s theme was loud and clear. Drawing inspiration from nature, as Alexander McQueen often did, there’s no denying that Burton was inspired by bees this season.
3. Louis Vuitton and Chanel- As far as venues and stage sets go, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld seriously outdid themselves for the S/S13 season. At Louis Vuitton, Jacobs (which the models emerged from) and an attention-grabbing yellow and white checkered runway. Believe me when I say that the accompanying futuristic music was just as hypnotic! No stranger to extravagance and fashion excess, Lagerfeld .
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