One of the benefits of the cold winter weather is it gives us the chance to layer up. You may have seen from my previous posts that this autumn-winter season we’ve been layering up with warm knits, leather jackets & shearling … Continue reading
Apologies J’adorais has been quietly ‘hibernating’ for the last few weeks, as I was off visiting family in Adelaide. I’m so glad that I checked the weather forecast before packing my bags, I left a wet & rainy Sydney to … Continue reading
As our friends in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate the start of spring the rest of us in the Southern Hemisphere, including Australians, are starting to get a hint of Autumn weather. The days are getting darker early, we are no … Continue reading
If you’re like me, you probably feel like you still haven’t made the most of this summer and yet our stores have finished their Spring Summer Sales (SS14) and the Autumn Winter (AW15) collections are already out on display. Not … 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
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.
Carlotta Actis Barone is an Italian born Central Saint Martin’s graduate, who already has five collections under her belt. She’s worked with the likes of Stella McCartney, Balmain and BCBG Max Azria… all very different brands with different looks and aesthetics to the Carlotta Actis Barone woman.
The collection was highly modern, with elegant long dresses with sheer skirts. The silhouettes of the 30s skimmed down the runway, with pleated and sheer fabrics to give glimpses of the woman underneath.
Ones to Watch, who we can thank for introducing us to designers like Peter Pilotto and Eudon Choi, introduced us not only to Patrick Li , but also selected Russian-born designer Yulia Kondranina to showcase her collection, another Central St Martins graduate.
The collection started with a monochrome palette that brought the focus of the collection to the structure of the pieces, and closed with a bold combination of primary colours for a more dramatic effect.