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London Fashion Week – The Designers – Holly Fulton

October 25th, 2010

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OTT texture, glamour and graphic prints is what Holly Fulton is bringing to SS11. Cracked desert prints mixed amongst a very mod and tribal feel made this show a stand out for me.

As Holly says RELAX she shows us that matchy matchy is the way with identical print shorts and oversized clutch pieces making a serious statement this summer. But keep it carefree as we see lots of eyelets and perforated patterns coming through an otherwise well put together range.

Fulton, in her quirky accessories also plays with the silhouette of Fran Fine’s (The Nanny) make up suitcase as she adapts then into everyday handbags.

My fave look of the show was the black wide leg silk trousers, taupe strapless silk jersey top, neckpiece and sunglasses – I will totally be rocking this in summer!

London Fashion Week – The Designers – David Koma

October 19th, 2010

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Set to a remixed classical overture the David Koma SS11 show rocked out with some amazing ‘amour cut out’ detail dress, filled in with chiffon paneling.

With the beginning of the show featuring light fabrics in whimsical shapes, the introduction of leather into the range was rather ‘hot housewife’ in its apron like use.

Continuing in it’s evolution the range, 50’s influenced dresses and body conscious silhouettes combined with strips of leather appliqué and metal embellishments which imitated python scales.

As a general synopsis the range featured graphic prints and wicked wedges in a mostly monochromatic colour palette with an infusion of power tallow and pink, metallic gold and pearlescent snake leather embellishments.

I loved the ‘cop this’ metal cuffs – I think we’ve got some seriously hard core accessories coming out next season! I’m excited!

Oh and hello Jess Hart! We all know here as the Australian sweet heart and face of Seafolly and Myer, and also from here appearances in the reality TV show The City – she was stunning on the runway although I thought it was a shame that no one seemed to know who she was… don’t worry, I educated them!

London Fashion Week – The Designers – John Rocha

October 6th, 2010

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The palette was beautiful and essentially monochrome in black, nude, rose and ivory, with shades revealed in fabric and texture at the John Rocha SS11 show.  Thigh high boots layered beneath, long, dramatic tulle dresses presented a novel way to bring the winter boot trend into spring. Again we saw the oversized blazer dress appear, with so many designers pulling this one out of their bag of tricks what out for this one in the upcoming summer.

Smudging the lines between fragile and strong, wild and refined, Rocha creates a somewhat curious intrigue around his pieces.

Some of the looks in this range were very deshellved ballerina, but stunningly beautiful.

London Fashion Week – The Designers – Osman

October 5th, 2010

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Black and block was where it was at for the Osman Spring Summer 10/11 show, with black mixed in with striking black colours dominating most looks. The show illustrated a gradual, tran-seasonal story which began with silk lined wool coats formed with ‘pop out’ panels and smooth line tailoring and came full circle with some beautiful flowing summer frocks in vibrant splashes of colour; candy pink, yellow and lime.

The SS 11 collection embodies a breezy simplicity created with woven and soft patent leathers, which contrast with lightweight gossamer silks layered to create a fine balance of textures and shapes.  Asymmetric dresses developed in organic denim are key to the range, additionally meticulously cut navy flared trousers feature through the collection.  Key tailored items for spring seem to be the way forward while new silhouettes in rainwear reference to 90s minimalist style.

Spotted on the runway… Australian supermodel Jess Hart.

London Fashion Week – The Designers – Daks

September 29th, 2010

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Imagine that girl at the party who is wearing jeans and a t-shirt and is by far the best dressed person in the room, totally rocking it! That is the Daks SS 10/11.

The palette is a simple and well balanced formula of charcoal, fresh white and mustard.  Chic and simple is definitely the way forward this spring/summer!

My favourite look of the show was the first one to stomp past me, high waisted, super short grey wool knit shorts, looped with a thin, tan leather belt and teamed with a gingham shirt with sleeves rolled up.  The end result… tran-seasonal hotness!  I also loved the pleated Grecian-esque, floor length, taupe dress.  I think the most contagious trend piece from this range was the hot mustard trench dress, I think this one will get a few spins in the not so distant season.

The range also included a few menswear pieces, good basics but nothing that made me want to run out and buy it for my boyfriend.

London Fashion Week – The Designers – Craig Lawrence

September 27th, 2010

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What an incredible little firecracker this guy is!  When I walked past his showroom, his foil ball gown caught my eye, and I just knew that I had to talk to him.  We were lucky enough to be invited to the conceptual installation of his range.  The vibe for the Craig Lawrence SS 10/11 range is a fantasy world of mermaids and the seductive mythological sirens of ancient Greece.

In an early morning showing, Craig’s larrikin personality immediately shown through with guests being served Little Devil bloody marys and baked goods.

Leading the pack of the British Fashion Council NEWGEN funky squad, Lawrence brings drama and vision to all that he creates.  This season he utilizes glistening Japanese Kyototex metallic yarns to produce stunning pieces in unexpected shapes and seductive silhouettes.

Skitted peacock green stripes and long silver threads are combined to produce a magnificent regal collection with connotations of an underwater dreamland.  Craig creates a new medium for knitwear, turning garments inside out to expose beautiful web-like textures & chain mail detailing beneath the surface.

Keep an eye out for this one, I think he will one day be the king of creative couture shows!

London Fashion Week – Day 1 – Hannah Marshall

September 20th, 2010

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The first of the powderhouse shows kicked off late on the first day with designers Hannah Marshall and Felder.Felder going back to back and pulling in the big names and the biggest press pack.  No sneaking into the front row for this show, these two young guns were by far the most anticipated of the day.

Spotted front row were the likes of singer Paloma Faith, Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose and English supermodel Erin O’Connor.

Hannah Marshall

We knew we were in for a treat when the Hannah Marshall show opened with a dark and emotive film, created by Rankin, of a girl being revealed through layers of tulle that swept upwards in the wind and moved and pushed against her skin.  The moody opening was ignited by a starkly lit runway as the first model stormed down the runway.

True to form the mostly black range showed favour to delicate tulles juxtaposed against formed tailoring.  A tulle leotard was the base for many of the looks and is definitely back for another go around the trend merry go round.

Fashion friend, meet rigid ruffles.  Yes people, there is a new take on the ruffle trend that has dominated the last couple of summers.  Propelling the range into the future these rigid ruffles had everyone leaning forward for a closer look at this gravity defying new trend.

London Fashion Week – Day 1 – Felder.Felder

September 20th, 2010

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The first of the powderhouse shows kicked off late on the first day with designers Hannah Marshall and Felder.Felder going back to back and pulling in the big names and the biggest press pack.  No sneaking into the front row for this show, these two young guns were by far the most anticipated of the day.

Spotted front row were the likes of singer Paloma Faith, Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose and English supermodel Erin O’Connor.

Felder.Felder

Blue was the hue at Felder.Felder where graphic print leather and frou frou skirts were rolled out to produce a volumous look that was further accentuated by tight stretch fabric tops.  The palette mixed black with exploding shades of rich fuscias, vivid ocean and nightsky blues. A dash of their signature look was mixed in whereby leathers were teamed with romantic chiffons and organzas to create somewhat of a conflicting look.

The stand out piece for me was a pair of high waisted, cigarette leg, black leather pants that look vicious on the runway.

The range, titled ‘Born to be Wild’ was aptly accompanied by a soundtrack produced by the legendary Arthur Baker and featured an exclusive track by Coco Sumner, and a cover of the 1996 Steppenwolf classic Born to by Wild with Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite on guitar.

London Fashion Week – Day 1 – Jena Theo

September 20th, 2010

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Jena Theo

Jena.Theo, by design duo Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis, have come leaps and bounds since last year when they were chosen by Donatella Versace as winners of Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden.  The opulence of their spring/summer 2010/2011 collection was inspired by the spirit of India and aesthetically represented the Indian influences on 21st Century Britain.

As a result the look was that of the ultimate global traveller.  With drapery at it’s flattering best topped with swallows nest-esque hair.  The look was torn to pieces but effortlessly chic.

The capricious and volumous range was grounded in reality with a few strong, almost origami, and structured pieces.  Beautiful neutrals were brought to life with pops of lilac and dirty rose, spring summer’s new must have trend colours, and adorned with beautiful hand-crafted Indian trim embellished with golden embroider detail.

The range was beautifully complimented by raw painted gold leaf stiletto platform shoes and styled up with gold leaf motifs applied directly to the skin.

Closing out the show was the hola hooping hero piece which saw a mess of plastic rings fitted together to create a reinvented bussle which was then drapped with lilac silk chiffon to bring somewhat of a regal air to the end of the show.

London Fashion Week 2010 – Day 1 – Caroline Charles

September 20th, 2010

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Caroline Charles

50’s fun fair was the flavour of the Caroline Charles show, kicking off our London Fashion Week adventures with a step back in time.

The range was compiled of the perfect balance between block colours and prints, in saying this I would have loved to have seen the story board concepting of the range, with most prints getting a look in, including floral, leopard print, herringbone and polkadots.  With a heavy focus on timeless silhouettes, it was hard to not think of Audrey Hepburn films as the sophisticated looks glided past.  The show was another knotch in the belt for the fashion cred of the Mad Men series with it certainly getting a nod from this designer who also featured curvier models on the runway.

Style this look up with a lashing of pearls, elbow length cocktail gloves; white for day and black for night, sinch in that waist with a thin patent leather belt and tuck a large envelope clutch under your arm and pop off to high tea!

Finish the look with a clean fresh face and a dewy red lip.

This showcase of high st attitude was accompanied by a very funky sound track featuring all the cool cats of the era.