Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton gave us a lesson in aggressive tailoring and shiny-shiny power dressing with their ‘Loveshady’ collection – us and a celeb-packed Front Row which included Twiggy, Lara Bohinc and Kelly Rowland.
Jourdan Dunn looked stunning in this floor-length “liquid metal” dress and androgynous souls found inspiration in Sass & Bide’s tuxedo shapes with sexy cut outs for SS13. In a collection that was largely monochrome and metallic, there were a few looks with a burst of bright orange peeping through which was reminiscent of Sass & Bide’s more colourful SS12 collection; they skipped AW this year.
Accessories were kept to a minimum – to let the clothes do the talking – apart from a flash of gold belt and gold floral statement necklaces that dripped down the models in amongst black tux jackets and fitted dresses.
The Sass & Bide SS13 press release for ‘Loveshady’ describes some of the looks as creating ‘a shell of amour’ with diamante and metal details, rows of sequins and sharp silhouettes. We got the impression that the Sass & Bide Loveshady lady wouldn’t suffer any bad manners or nonsense from anyone and probably wouldn’t think twice about kicking up a fuss in those lace up heels. A confident – but still ultra-feminine – collection.
Watch the full catwalk show video and view more catwalk images on the BFC’s official London Fashion Week profile of Sass & Bide.