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Our Pick of Ready-To-Wear Designers

Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is a treasure trove of fashion from Britain's hottest RTW designers. We spoke with some of our favourites to get the low-down on their latest collections and some great insider tips for shopping and finding styles that work best on you.

Peter Werth

Born in Islington, North London in 1975 Peter Werth has been part of the British menswear landscape for 35 years and has become synonymous with great British design, high quality contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories.

Founded by Peter Werth, the brand started off specialising in the production of men's knitwear, made by factories in Leicester and Nottingham. The brand drew its early inspiration from the trend setting Italian knitwear brands and factories that were starting to make a name for themselves in London during the Swinging Sixties, the ones appropriated by the early Mods - the style conscious young modern jazz fans who dressed in sharp modern Italian clothes. Peter Werth's early suiting with narrow lapels and tapered trousers, blazers and button down shirts reflected the look of this style tribe, and soon became the signature look for the brand. Never outlandish or loud, the look was always delivered with a sense of authority and understated style. Today this attitude remains the same.

Cashmere by Tania

Cashmere by Tania is the eponymous lifestyle label founded by West Londoner, Tania Laurie. As a seasoned traveller, Tania comes from an international background and speaks five languages fluently. In the past she had lived in New York, Geneva and worked at Ralph Lauren, Paris. Having enjoyed an enviable career in fashion and experienced a range of different cultural inhibits, while looked into different eras of design, Tania established Cashmere by Tania in 1997 to expand her love for fashion and design. 

Tania looks to supply her clients with the finest quality cashmere by designing in London and producing in Italy. Her elegant collection uses only the finest premium cashmere and features a range of classic designs including: dresses, cardigans, skirts, sweaters, jackets and jumpers. Tania herself discriminates to the nth degree; she insists that the quality of materials used and the attention to detail in every collection is impeachable.

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Ducie

Designer Ducie Keam-George inherited a love for all things vintage from her mother. She grew up in somewhat of a dress-up box, which was home to both the family and to her mother’s abundant collection of Twenties slips, dresses and corsets, hoarded from nearby Petticoat Lane Markets and other London haunts. While her mother’s innate sense of style hugely influenced key pieces in Ducie’s largely boudoir-style collection, it was travel and time spent in Delhi that really initiated the conception of Ducie, the label.

The label was founded in 2004 by Ducie and her husband Dan.  They set off on what began as a sabbatical, but ended up being nine months of intensive introduction to all things fashion research and production, all the while living and working in an entirely foreign culture in Delhi.
 
The collection was launched later that year, and sold via a stall at Portobello Market which quickly attracted a strong and loyal client list, growing purely by word of mouth. Portobello doubled as a fantastic market research tool for Ducie, as they were able to get instant feedback from each customer on the fit and fabric, even asking which buttons and colours they preferred. Ducie & Dan spent three years between London and Delhi, gauging their clients’ responses on market day – with no investment made on public relations – and making the necessary adjustments for a faultless, fully trans-seasonal collection.

Twenty8Twelve

Style icon Sienna Miller launched Twenty8Twelve with her Central St Martins-educated sister Savannah in 2007. The clothes are wearable and gracefully stylish, replicating the easy approach to fashion that Sienna is so widely celebrated for in fashion magazines worldwide. The cool label makes edgy yet wearable clothes. Up the style stakes from work to the weekend in rock-chic printed tanks, vintage-inspired dresses, sharp tailoring and sumptuous knits. The sisters recently announced their departure from Twenty8Twelve, so this could be your last chance to get your hands on a Miller design!

See more at the Twenty8Twelve website

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Bolangaro Trevor

Insider's Tips

1. Go on the last day for the best bargains!

2. LFWE great for bagging a leather jacket.

3. Work for what suits you're body shape rather than following the trends.

4. If on a budget pick up on accesories as this will change any outfit you have in your wardrobe.

5. Keep some money aside as there is so much to see you may end up regretting putting all your eggs in one basket!

See more at Bolangaro Trevor

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Pringle of Scotland

Top Tips

1. Shop the last Pringle Spring/Summer collection on our Pringle stall at LFWE!

2. Leather luxurious pieces and silk evening dresses are available with 70% off

3. This collection is full of beautiful neutral colours (beige, blue, black, white) – there are so many pieces you will still be happy to wear throughout Autumn/Winter!

4. At Pringle’s stall you are also able to shop iconic Pringle pieces, such as a men’s argyle cashmere mix jumper with 70% off

5. There are new products at the Pringle’s stall coming in everyday – come back often!

For more go to www.pringlescotland.com/

Liz Black

Liz has been described by Vogue Italia as "a designer to watch out for"; by Fashion156 as the author's "personal womenswear highlight"; and by Amelia's Magazine as "inventive".  She also won Ysh London's "Best in Show" competition and AKDK's e-Creative "Best Emerging Fashion Designer" award in 2010.

The Liz Black woman is sophisticated and cosmopolitan.  She is a daring yet elegant dresser; an intellectual and empowered woman, with a busy lifestyle who demands innovative designs of the highest quality.

The Liz Black label reflects conceptual creativity and a focus on wearable statement pieces with timeless appeal; a minimalist and elegant aesthetic with an emphasis on structural shapes; impeccably tailored and chic pieces that complement the feminine silhouette for the modern fashionista.

See more at http://www.lizblack.net/

In addition to our SS13 'Trend' shows, this season styled by the legendary Hilary Alexander, we will also presenting 6 NEW 'Designer Highlight' shows, featuring some of our best British brands including Issa London, Twenty8Twelve, ALICE by Temperley, Louise Gray and Zoe Jordan

Following a hugely successful launch at last September’s event, the Events Schedule in the Vodafone Lounge returns, hosted by Angela Scanlon. Get ready for more expert fashion talks, celebrity interviews, beauty master classes and much more. See the website for programme details. All events are free of charge.

Get your hands on this spring/summer's hottest luxury tote bag designed by that best of British accessories label designer Radley, who will also have their own pop up store at the Show. Purchase your bag via the event website. Limited availability.

The LUXE Ticket - our most exclusive fashion experience ever. Front row luxury of our private Luxe Lounge with cocktails & canapés, style talks hosted by Nick Ede, private till point and exclusive pop-up shop. Limited availability.

It's back bigger and better than ever before and packed full with more top designer brands including Tata Naka, Liz Black, J.JS Lee, The Cambridge Satchel Company, Kat Maconie and many more.

The Shoe Room is back featuring designers such as Finsk, French Sole, Sam Endleman, Gandys and many more