Design Exquis is an exhibtion, now in it’s third edition, that takes the concept of “exquisite corpse” and the children’s game consequences, where you start writing a story on a piece of paper, fold it over and pass it to the next … Continue reading →
Hwan Heo is a London-based Korean born designer – a Royal College of Art alumni – who is now firmly bedded in at London Fashion Week as an emerging designer. He previously won the prestigious Fashion Scout Merit Award in 2012, which has … Continue reading →
Désolée!!! I’m so so sorry for disappearing for so long! My laptop has been a sick puppy and I being the Queen of procrastination, the poor thing was put in a self induced coma and has only just recovered! So … Continue reading →
I really want to share the AW 13 collection of a new talented designer, Yifang Wan. Somehow I managed to nab myself front row seats at the show in Freemason’s Hall. She is a Central St Martin’s graduate that won … Continue reading →
The third and final Paris Fashion Week show that I was so very lucky to attend was none other than John Galliano. To say that I was giddy with excitement, is an understatement. I have always loved John Galliano for … Continue reading →
The second show that I was super dooper lucky enough to also see on Saturday, was of Veronique Leroy at the minimalist setting of Palais de Tokyo. The show started around 4pm (scheduled for 3.30pm) and the beautiful natural lighting … Continue reading →
Thanks to the beautiful dreamy director and photographer of Peut-Etre, on Saturday I was super dooper lucky to attend the Tsumori Chisato Paris fashion show at the opulent Westin Hotel. The grand ballroom of the hotel was the perfect setting to showcase the beautiful … Continue reading →
After loving Ashley Isham at the last S/S 13 London Fashion Week, I had high expectations, and he didn’t disappoint. (also this time his designers were not so terribly skinny like last time making the clothes look even better).
His collection was stronger than the last one, I think autumn/winter collections tend to bring that out of designer, with leathers and army greens, reds and beautiful floral patterned velvets. The coats were armour like with extra visible shoulder padding, contrasting lapels, ruffled skirts, and strong shapes to ensure you the Ashley Isham woman is ever so elegant and beautiful. His evening dresses were extra long of course for extra drama, perfectly fitted with elegant 30s style skirt, with beading or leather waist detailing to give it the extra red carpet wow.
Bernard Chandran is a designer already well-known in his homeland of Malaysia – he is the chief designer of the television show Project Runway Malaysia and has also guest judged in Britain’s Next Top Model. He is known as the darling designer of the royal family, and from seeing his collection, I can see why.
He started to delve into the fashion world by studying in the International Fashion Training Centre in Malaysia, before he extended his studies at the prestigious Paris Fashion School.
The collection was elegant, with sleek block coloured silk dresses mixed with patent leather, beautifully beading on silks and leathers, and sky like prints on fabrics bringing together the blue and orange tones. From capes, to jumpsuits… its hard to pick a favourite! I love it all!
Zeynep Tosun is an Instituto de Marangoni graduate, from Istanbul who worked for Alberta Ferretti before moving back to starting her own label in 2008. <There is some beautiful designs coming from Turkey>
Zeynep gave us an opulent collection filled with strong shapes, think big bold collars and sleeves, leather, bright yellow and orange colours and bold graphic prints. Everything that is so very on trend but mixed with a fabrics of lush velvet and ruffled collars of a renaissance era, and oddly, with a twist of cowgirl elements.