Wearable picks from London Fashion Week AW13

Ok, so in my defence I am (allegedly) relocating my home and office in seven weeks and am already surrounded by a million fit-to-burst recycling bags as my office is turned upside down in preparation for the move. I totally intended to make it to London Fashion Week. I was even invited to a couple of shows. But life just got in the way and here I am, sat at my desk as the final show takes place, racing against the clock to get down there before it finishes…erm, waaaay too late, love.

So apols that I can’t regale you with my usual selection of piccies from the event, but I hope that these gorgeous shots (from the brill skillz British Fashion Council) will excite you as much as they tickle my fancy.

As ever, I’ve chosen the most wearable catwalk highlights (from my fave designers – you’ll not be surprised to hear that the delish look above is from my hero, Matthew Williamson) and will use this edit to inspire my choices as I head off up to Liverpool tomorrow for some Scouse-flavoured fashion fun. Stay tuned for the goss…

Meadham Kirchhoff were all about a monochrome, grey and nude colour(less) palette

Hot hot skirt from Fyodor Golan

Vivienne Westwood puts a new twist on winter metallics (I loved her aubergine outfit with teal heels too)

Pretty in Pink. Ah, yes. Moschino Cheap & Chic knows how to work my bestest colour

Henry Holland’s psychedelic touches are just so me – yes please to the skirt (and socks)

Since I bought their cardigan, I’ve been pretty sweet on Clements Ribeiro – and this dress from the duo’s AW13 collection is no disappointment

Orla Kiely comes up with the goods – I loved every single piece in her 60s-inspired AW13 collection

Simple elegance from Alice Temperley

A rare splash of colour from Erdem in an otherwise dark-dominated collection

A theatrical nod to nude from Meadham Kirchhoff

Beautiful, funky, functional – we’d expect no less from Matthew Williamson, would we?

Images from BFC

Written by Johanna Payton