Ted Baker AW13 Fashion Show

Imagine this. It’s boiling hot outside, people are basking in the London sun, clad in shorts, ice creams in hand, and there we are, about to embark on a journey back to the days of Lady and Lord of the manor via Ted Baker’s AW13 catwalk show.

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If the venue was anything to go by, we knew theAi?? Menswear and Womenswear garmets due to be sashayed down the catwalk were going to be deliciously decadent. The Farmiloe Building sat oh-so-Victorian in central London and sported a Italian palazzo frontage.

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We were greeted with a cutesy fold out fan and a vintage inspired ‘reserved’ ticket on our seats, the catwalk lined with country crisp green leaves, connoting the whole ‘Take The Scenic Route’ statement that Ted had projected onto the wall. When the lights dimmed, we knew we were in for treat…

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The soundtrack travelled through the warehouse; Robin Thickes, ‘Blurred Lines’ and Gladys Knight’s, ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’,Ai?? were mixed to change with the rotation of outfits. The female models perfectly symmetrical faces were framed with the retro side swept finger-wave hair, complimented by an English rose complexion and red nails and lips. Classic Ted silhouettes stood fast in pretty nudey gold materials and were reminiscent of the Belle Epoque era. Head-to-toe prints came in the form of smart lady-like suits paired with delicate court shoes – with an added authentic navy hat giving the outfit an air of toughness. Jewel tones were the order of the day and faux fur was the texture of choice. Clutch bags sporting their very own mohawk and screen siren leather driving gloves accessorised the garments perfectly.

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Ted’s collection of dapper male models read the Ted Express, The Ted Times and The Ted Guardian, their hair slicked into side partings revealing their cutting cheek bones. Tailoring was wonderfully executed and cut in autumnal hues of velvet, complete with buttery suede brogues and smoking slippers, and gentlemanly spectacles. Ted bought the English gent back with the re-introduction ofAi?? ties, waistcoats and pocket squares – vintage styles for the modern man. Hardy leather suitcases, school boy satchels and guitar boxes were carried with an air of effortless ease.

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Having been taken on a journey through the new season trends, we were not ready to say goodbye to AW13 when the final model strutted out. It may be summer, but Ted Baker has made us itch for autumn/winter.

 

 

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Alice Carroll

I'm Alice, Al or, if you are the five year old me, Ice (yes, I did want to be a member of Kris Kross, and yes, I did wear my jeans backwards). Womenswear Editor at House of Fraser Online, I've grown out of backwards clothes and instead chose to invest my money in vintage sportswear and bomber jackets, while inking my body with unnecessary tattoos and rapping along to every word of The Streets - Original Pirate Material. My proudest moments were seeing a shoot I styled in my favourite magazine and getting a three-dart-finish in a game of darts. Oh, and Bart Simpson was my first crush.

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