For Spring 2013, Antipodium creative director Geoffrey J. Finch had fembots and futurism on the brain. Everything he sent down the catwalk — power suits, retro dresses, sporty jackets, pencil skirts, contrast-collar blouses — featured an off-kilter twist that was still highly wearable. Menswear-inspired blazers and leather jackets were turned into capes, pencil skirts featured feminine oversize bows (complete with zip pouches) at the waistline, retro dresses turned futuristic via a silver mirrored hue, and sports jackets looked modern in tech fabrics and colorblock.
The whirlwind that was Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and that can only mean one thing: London Fashion Week, here we come. Our first day was off to a roaring good start, with a jam-packed schedule that included a peek at Topshop's NewGen designers, the Todd Lynn show, a chat with Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, the Antipodium show, and plenty of that famous London Fashion Week street style. Along the way, we also spotted some of our favorite fashion faces: The Kills's Alison Mosshart, Kate Lanphear, Derek Blasberg, and Leigh Lezark.
And what better end to a perfect, nonstop day than this: Issa's gorgeous Spring 2013 show, which we were lucky enough to snap from the front row. An inside look at all that and more, right here, in the first installment of our Spring 2013 London Fashion Week diary.
04/28/09. Sydney, Australia. Photos: Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images.
The cult womenswear label, Antipodium has taken the London fashion scene by storm with its eclecticism and dose of intelligence.
Launched in 2003 during London Fashion Week, Antipodium now has three boutiques: one in Soho, one on New Bond Street in London and the other in Shoreditch. Its self-titled debut Spring/Summer 2007 collection, titled Buttons Up!, is the result of the collaboration between Antipodium director Geoffrey J. Finch, founder Ashe Peacock and her Western Australia-based designer sis Fenella.
Created and produced both in London and Australia, the collection marries Australian irreverence with a London sensibility and wit. All items in the collection retail for less than $250 and include femme dresses, simple tops, trousers and skirts.
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