Somehow pulling off the unusual task of a menswear and womenswear show combined, urban label Libertine rocked the New York Fashion Week catwalk recently with Johnson Hartig's cultural mishmash vision inspired by every continent on the planet. With lots of quirky embellishments, clashing prints and multiple textures, Hartig brought comfort as well as style. The coats were particularly spectacular- an essential in winter time of course so well worth an investment- and this collection showed some which are bound to be family heirlooms in years to come. Colour blocking is off the menu come autumn/winter time, with pockets of brights instead splashed amongst black or broken up with pattern. Jewel tones- emeralds, rubies and golds- were out in abundance. There was also a fun kiddy-DIY element with the use of tinsel-style material on jumpers, dresses and jackets, in big strips or in small patches. A fun and kitsch collection which will be especially loved by hipsters this winter.
Libertine F/W 2013: