London based designer, Emilia Wickstead unveiled what she described as "a modern approach to eighteenth-century English dressing" in her gorgeous Fall 2012 collection last week and it looks like the crimson red and pastel pink combination is here to stay (yay!) I loved clean lines, cinched waists and the full Grace Kelly-esque skirts clearly also inspired by the 50's and it's quintessential style icon.
Emelia Wickstead was married in gorgeous wedding in Tuscany this past summer and designed not only her own dress but also dressed her bridesmaids and many of her guests. "I so very much loved working to create different looks and
styles for all the guests, as though they were all my bridesmaids
too! This is a part of my job that I love the most. I had 10
bridesmaids, all in completely different designs but in the same
fabric. I wanted to create different beautiful silhouettes for each
of them so that they felt terrific and individual. For my dress, a
huge amount of inspiration came from the Givenchy dress Audrey
Hepburn wore in Sabrina. I love the story behind this
dress as much as her character played when wearing it. I knew
I wanted something timeless and something that felt as though it
was from a bygone era - a time of fabulous fashions worn by the
likes of Hepburn and Grace Kelly rendering class, quality and
I did not think anything could top her timeless Spring 2012 collection, but Katie Ermilio (granddaughter to Grace Kelly's personal clothier) has done it again and it is clear the iconic 50's style remains an inspiration. Her assortment of effortlessly feminine and impeccably tailored pieces has left me coveting almost everything in her collection.
These are some more of my favorite looks from London Fashion Week. Below, Olivia Palermo at Topshop Unique in Topshoptrousers, a yellow T-shirt, Emporio Armani jacket, Meli Melo bag and shoes by Mulberry.