Finch & Partners SS13 press day
The back streets of Regent Street were brought to life on Wednesday and Thursday with the excitement of Finch & Partners SS13 Press Day. The showcase of designers that took place within a quaint building had a lot to boast about. The likes of Tata-Naka and Aminaka Wilmont were a part of the showcase and were able to show off their new season in complete style.
The greatly anticipated Mark Fast SS13 collection glimmered in all of its pastel glory at the back of the first floor, and has to be our favourite out of all the designers that were a part of the day. Simple and elegant, modern and somewhat urban, the collection featured beautiful shades of lilac and turquoise, as well as tassling and gentle metallics. What made each piece so special is the way in which the pieces could be worn. Even though they were completely outside the box, each of the garments were knitted, following Mark’s signature trademark and would easily be teamed with something that could be worn in an everyday situation. Mark Fast has managed to turn the catwalk into our ultimate knitwear dreamland.
Following in similar fashionable footsteps was Aminaka Wilmont. Having studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London, Aminaka Wilmont is a duo of designers who love everything avant-garde. Shape and silhouette is what they focus on and SS13 is no exception. Boyfriend shirts and unique knotted maxis in a beautiful spring floral print dominated the collection. Moving into darker, storytelling prints – the designs were stunning and we couldn’t help but want every single one.
Tata-Naka’s approach to the new season was a very interesting one. The colour palette was the definition of summer, with pastels and bold bright shades burst onto structured and shapely garments. Bold faces were printed onto some of the pieces, giving the collection a distinct character from the others. Cut-outs and collars were pieced together with mesh in skirts, shirts and dresses for a distinctive look.
Atalanta Weller’s shoe collection for SS13 is something that we couldn’t forget to mention. Wedges and courts in blacks and shades of mint stood out for us, with interesting zigzag prints covering straps and heels for inimitable summer style.
We love everything that Finch & Partners had ready for the new season, so all we have left to say is: roll on summer!