Saturday, February 26, 2011

LFW A/W '11 Erdem

It has been difficult to choose my favourite shows of LFW, as always the talent has been immeasurable. There have been many highlights and I can say that I have been well and truly seduced by delicious colour palettes and the most exquisite prints. Leading nicely to Erdem. Every piece in this show is breathtakingly beautiful, so much so that I am just going to let the clothes speak for themselves. Enjoy...
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Friday, February 25, 2011

LFW A/W '11 - Christopher Kane

Ever wondered what inspires a designer? One of my favourite quotes ever is from Paul Smith, ''You can find inspiration in Everything''. And that is certainly the case with Christopher Kane's latest collection, which was apparently inspired by his plastic school pencil case and be known as 'the liquid collection'. Slithers of moulded plastic trickled across necklines, hems and pockets of a series of well cut black dresses. Dresses with plunging necklines and cut out panels. Crochet was also key, seen on neat little pencil skirts and slim fitting dresses, with yet more examples of the wonderful printed leather technique we saw in his S/S' 11 collection. Shimmering sequins gave an other worldly feel to the closing of the show, which was once again innovative and original from start to finish.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

LFW A/W '11 Holly Fulton

Another season, another amazing collection from Holly Fulton and it was great to see a harder edge to her usual fun, pop style. Once again, her eye for colour and incredible talent for print were at their best here, seen across billowing silk maxis, sixties shifts and sweeping dresses.
Her signature Art Deco cityscape prints were punctured with mesmerising surrealist references - the lips sipping the Empire State Building through straws are great and showcase her great sense of humour.
These clean lines and bold, block colours were a great contrast to the intricate prints within the collection.
Studding, beading and bold jewels offered a harder, alternative look.
i loved this pearl t-shirt and the lip printed wide silk trousers - oozing both sophistcation and humour.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LFW A/W '11 Jonathan Saunders

I find it difficult to pick favourites of anything, (colour, food, film, it all depends on my mood really) which can make small talk very difficult! Now, saying that, I think this show was my favourite of the week...well, definitely up there at the top! Saunders presented a sophisticated yet fun, classy yet contemporary collection. Baroque prints were strongest when teamed with clean, tailored shapes - all the more impressive for making head to toe prints look wearable. But it was the mouth watering colour combinations that did it for me. Flashes of turquoise prints across blood orange bases were a definite favourite.
loving this colour combo...
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Monday, February 21, 2011

LFW A/W 11 - Topshop Unique

With the Disney song 'Cruella De Vil' floating on the air waves, it was only natural that the first thing you spotted at the Topshop Unique show was...well, spots! The canine theme was carried throughout, with models sporting puppy ear hair do's and black button noses. Dalmatian spots were big and bold on white fur as well as small and delicate on jackets and accessories, with knitted doggy motifs sure to become commercial best sellers. 
But there was a lot more to this show than pooches! Thirties Americana was expressed through elegant silhouettes, faux fur stoles and printed silks conjuring an air of Hollywood glamour, all with a Topshop twist of course! Silky sailor suits, gangster pin stripes and the continuing trend for the midi length skirt completed a desirable and very wearable collection.
I loved the Art Deco style devore prints, a great homage to the New York skyline, with Miami also receiving a shout out through a canary yellow printed dress. Accessories included printed cuffed gloves, boxy bags and t-bar shoes with block heels, which promise a season of comfortable feet ahead! Once again I am already planning my September purchases before Summer has even started! 

This devore dress of the New York cityscape is firmly on my must have list!
Going to Miami? Then this dress is a must have! **Also suitable for other locations.
Check out the show video here, if only to catch a glimpse of the back of this gorgeous velvet dress!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

London Fashion Week

And we're off! London Fashion Week kicked off with a bang yesterday and I can't wait to see the trends it will bring! I will be reporting on my favourite shows over the next few days so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out these fab LFW window themes...
Set and Acessory Designer Jessica Dance
The 'Bright Young Things' - the style stars of the future
Menswear Designer Matthew Miller
Jewellery Designer Little Glass Clemintine