Issa’s flapper unfit for a Duchess in Autumn 2012

London fashion week is in love with its patterns for autumn 2012 in the same way that New York was in love with reds and golds. Issa London certainly isn’t one label to buck the trend, offering up print aplenty for the season. While the 1970s fashion overtones to the prints might be hard to miss, it’s Issa’s revealing interpretation of 1920s flapper dresses that most likely would have been ingrained in your mind’s eye were you there.

Issa’s 1920s interpretation might be a strong image, but it’s unlikely to be the one you see the most.


After all, Issa is regarded as the go-to label for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and flapper dresses of Issa’s variety are more likely to be made for the entertainment of dukes behind closed doors then they are to be for the wardrobes of duchesses stepping out in public. So, should Royal favour remain, you can expect to see much of Issa’s autumn 2012 gowns: the red dress, the green dress (plunging neckline perhaps made more demure) and, without a doubt, the collection’s gold pieces. But you wouldn’t even have to see a single piece of the Duchess of Cambridge herself. Providing such a strong image for autumn / winter 2012, there will undoubtedly be plenty of red carpet walkers aiming to snap up Issa’s gowns and dresses well ahead of the Duchess herself. Revealing flapper dresses included.

You can see all of the Issa autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Also from this fashion show.

Beauty

Backstage

Alternative Runway

Photography by Imaxtree