I met the charismatic and very down to earth Julien MacDonald on Saturday at his Old Burlington Street Boutique to view his SS13 collection. He was doing one on one appointments which meant I got the chance to check out his craftsmanship up close as he talked about the inspiration behind the collection and the reason for the lavish techniques and detailing employed. Julien was inspired by the femme fatale, Sharon Stone, in Basic Instinct, chic, sexy and dressed to kill. Every piece was named after an exotic or luxury location where he envisaged the woman wearing the dress would find herself... at a beach soirée in Bali or on a boat in the Mediterranean... All the designing and construction is done in the UK and all of the sequins and embellishment have been designed by the man himself, you will not find this detailing anywhere else. All photos property of Fashion Filtered Ltd.