Maria Grachvogel’s AW13 show was held at Somerset House today and I was lucky enough to have a ticket!
The stunning collections theme was nature’s cycles of birth and rebirth, a theme which was explored through botanical inspired prints. The colour pallette moved through beautifully deep oxbloods, mustard yellows and teals to delicate monochrome silk slip dresses which effortlessly flattered each of the models. Hints of structured tailoring, created through the innovative use of Japanese architectural fold, made subtle appearances throughout the show, adding another element to Grachvogel’s usually relaxed and modern aesthetic. Her designs use unconventional cutting methods to provide clothing that work in perfect harmony with your body, they’re aesthetically quiet but have a powerful effect. Grachvogel is famous for her hand painted silks, and in this collection we saw trees and winter scenes reproduced to great effect.
These are clothes made for a confident women who isn’t afraid to show off her body and I wish I had some hanging in my wardrobe for when I get back home!