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Winter mountain wonderland for Anya Hindmarch at London fashion week

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Reuters
Published
Feb 19, 2017

British designer Anya Hindmarch offered a colorful Scandinavian-inspired selection of women's accessories for next winter at London Fashion Week on Sunday, presenting a luxe line-up of satchels, handbags, outerwear and shoes.


Anya Hindmarch - Fall-Winter2017 - Womenswear - Londres - © PixelFormula



On a catwalk made to look like a snow-covered mountain, models wearing furry hats and goggle-like glasses descended from a peak carrying bags with colorful handwoven leather straps, structured backpacks as well as small purses.

The bags were adorned with an array of clipped-on decorations including colorful garlands, sparkly butterflies and layered hearts.

Hindmarch used suede, vegetable tanned leathers and long-haired shearling for her creations, which came in pinks, blues, mustard yellow, browns and grey.

Models were dressed in playful chunky knits over shorts or in wool and felt coats and capes with colorful furry collars or panels. Furry shawls were tied on top of some outfits.

"Autumn/winter 2017 explores the contrast between the romanticised notions of winter and wanderlust and the darker motifs found in Old Norse folklore," Hindmarch said in the show notes. "This has been explored through modern interpretations of traditional leather craft techniques, including Scandinavian Kurbits and complex hand-woven leatherwork."

For footwear, Hindmarch paired embellished clogs with furry linings, sandals and creeper shoes with socks. There were also furry slippers on show.
 

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