Silver metallic cloth flowed like a moonlit stream down the catwalk – thoughts immediately conjured up were that the colour palette was going to include silver metallic and maybe have a darker feel than her previous collections.

And I was not disappointed; the colour palette was black, silver and pewter with fabrics of lurex, metallic leather, matt suede and black chiffon. 

Titled Broken Mirrors, this was her inspiration and the belief that if you break a mirror it will bring bad luck. Her AW12 designs are for strong women who are not afraid to face their fears and so challenge the broken mirror myth.

The leather was either in jagged geometric patches separated by chiffon or jersey; or on trousers and pencil skirts as a tactile broken mirror pattern design.

The finale dress summed up the whole inspiration with its billowing ethereal long skirt and its delicate diaphanous chiffon top covered in twinkling mirrored shards – showing an Amazonian feminine strength ready to conquer all fears.

Her signature chunky triangular heels are a favourite of mine but this season she introduced a heel made of a stack of broken clear ‘glass’ which glimmered in the light – now a new favourite.

I’m sure this Broken Mirror collection will dispel the bad luck myth and will bring only good luck to this talented designer.

Most wearable everyday piece:

Soft black wool sleeveless top with jersey and leather swirl patch skirt.

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Black wool coat with silver leather sleeves in the broken mirror pattern. Here teamed with boots also designed by Lako.

Long black wool jacket with leather patched sleeves. Paired with matching pants with the geometric leather shard-like patches.

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Photographer: Christopher Dadey and Karen Grace.








Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen's fashion advice at:

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Allison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of the Universe), there's a lot more to learn...

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