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H&M AW13

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The award for most elaborate show this week undoubtedly goes to H&M, which hosted its first fashion show within the grounds of the Musée Rodin, in specially constructed apartment, complete with a fully furnished kitchen, bathroom and dining room. The opulent setting was a great, cheeky contrast to the label's budget prices, a refreshing break from the bank accounting busting price tags we are used to seeing on the RTW catwalks.

 
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'Modern drama' was cited as the main influence for this range, which revolved around tailored pieces with a bohemian flair. A vein of monochrome ran through the collection and a range of decadent embellishments, from Russian inspired embroidered jackets to sheer kaftan style tunics emblazoned with sequins confirmed that austerity chic is Oh-vah.


Images from vogue.co.uk

This collection also continued the androgynous trend we've seen for AW13 with tomboy features, such as leather baker boy hats, oversized jackets and equestrian style knee high boots. Designers seemed inspired by the idea of dressing up, borrowing items from boyfriends, parents, grandmothers, anyone with a closet full of fabulous threads.  Time to get rummaging…

Show report: Nikki McMullen

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