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ISSA Fall 2013 Runway Review

It’s day two of London Fashion Week and we managed to get our hands on tickets to one of the most sought-after catwalk shows, ISSA. The label is often referred to as one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favorites, and that’s probably all down to that ever so famous engagement dress that she wore.

First down the runway was model of the moment, Cara Delevigne, in a gorgeous feather print maxi and fedora hat, which set the tone for a very feminine collection that channeled a glamorous Seventies feel. The inspirations behind the collection were the traditional ikat designs and the traditional eagle of the Navajo American Indians, which were most definitely evident in the choice of prints.

Once more, ISSA’s belted signature detail was key to the collection as waist belted maxis came thick and fast. The fabrics were light and floaty chiffons, and the color palette mainly toyed with the typically autumnal khakis, browns and warm oranges. ISSA also stayed true to their trademark of effortless glamour and the ability to take a dress from work to cocktails, as their maxis were injected with a touch of metallic.

Another of the London fashion scene’s leading models also took to the ISSA runway, Jourdan Dunn, who sported a scooped neck, boldly graphic printed mac and polo neck knit underneath. Polo necks were key to finishing off most of the collection’s looks, so only time will tell if the almost forgotten polo neck will actually make a return and be a hit with the mainstream. ISSA’s collection also indicated that the Fall 2013 choice of coat should be sheepskin or fur, and that any kind of feathery detail goes.

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