London Fashion Week – military, check and baroque dominate the catwalks

The finale at Dolce & Gabbana’s autumn/winter 2012 show Photo: Vladimir Potop

If you didn’t know already, the biggest week in fashion is going down right now in London. Our capital has been flooded with celebs such as Lady Gaga, Kelly Osbourne and of course fashionista Alexa Chung – all here to see what designers are forecasting for Spring/Summer 2013.

As the fashion world is topsy turvy- whilst they’re thinking about S/S next year- we’re all here thinking what to wrap up in this winter.

We’ve kept our eye on the shows and brushed past all the extravagant oversized collars, shoes only Gaga could walk in and jewelled face masks and got to the bottom of what is going to be hot this season.

But fellow Fashionistas, before you head off to buy the latest trends – did you know your A/W wardrobe could raise up to £50 for your charity, without spending a penny more?

When you shop online at stores such as Selfridges, Topshop, Warehouse, Motel and many more with Give as you Live, a percentage of your spend will be donated to your charity – at no extra cost to you.

Take a look at the trends below and our top picks from Give as you Live retailers…


Armies of beautiful models donned the catwalks of Alexander McQueen and Burberry- think polished boots, masculine cuts and camo.

Mango Wool Mix Peacoat, John Lewis, £114.99, Gretel Light Khaki Jacket With Leather Sleeves, Missguided, £45.99, Vintage Surplus Overdyed Army Marl Sweater, Urban Outfitters, £30.00, Wide studded belt, Warehouse, £22.00


Following on from last A/W tartan trend- this year we see a bolder check pattern. As seen on the Louise Grey catwalk.

Juicy Couture Checked Studded Dress, Selfridges, £220.00, Knot Front Tie Shirt, Miss Selfridge, £32.00, Barbour Tartan Lambswool Scarf, House of Fraser, £21.95, Gracie Tartan Sleeveless Skater Dress,, £20.00.


Baroque dominated the Dolce and Gabbana collection – sophisticated spiralling shapes teamed with simple embellished accessories will keep you on trend for Autumn/Winter.

Baroque print legging, Miss Selfridge, £20.00, , Abstract Printed Bodycon Dress, Lipsy, £40.00,  Hilary Strapless Body in Yellow Baroque, Motel, £25.00 Neptune Metal Gun Ring, Accessorize, £7.00.