LFW Vauxhall Fashion Scout… Tahir Sultan

Tahir Sultan is an amazing designer, a Central Saint Martins graduate, who prior to launching his own label worked for none other than John Galliano.

His SS13 collection has a incredibly strong mix of cut, form and style made of the most beautiful fabrics. The colour palette started off very simple and then he spiced it up with a splash of flashy colours. Tahir is half Kuwaiti and half Indian, and you could see the beautiful influences from his background infused into his designs with the bold colours and detailing.

I get the feeling that the Tahir Sultan woman is uber glamourous, sexy but in a classic non-flashy way and confident in her own style.

I really love the billowy trousers, beaded and studded jumpers and statement necklaces.

 

 

LFW Vauxhall Fashion Scout – Ones to Watch… Charlotte Simpson

The final designer to show under the careful selection of Ones to Watch, is a fellow London College of Fashion graduate, Charlotte Simpson.

Charlotte’s SS 13 collection features plenty of fresh citrus colours, shimmery and beaded fabrics and clean cuts. My favourite outfit is the dusky peach dress and sleeveless jacket (pic 6).

LFW Vauxhall Fashion Scout – Ones to watch… Hana Cha

Ones to Watch next rising star designer Hana Cha is a London of College graduate that not only won the womenswear collection of the year, but also presented her last collection at the V&A.

Her design philosophy is to combine opposites, whether it be style, colour, or beautiful fabrics. I loved this beautiful monochrome collection. The detailed beading on the fabrics and the prints on the back of the fabrics were stunning, I love outfits that are stunning 360 degrees!

LFW Day 1 London’adorais street style

I thought I’d share my outfit for Day 1 of London Fashion Week.

Here I’m with my partner in crime H at the Eley Kishimoto Showcase (resting our little feet).

Me (on left): Zara top & necklace, Burberry lace skirt and Finsk shoes

Forgot to ask what H’s outfit is…

LFW Vauxhall Fashion Scout Ones to Watch… Ming-Pin Tien

The opening designer to showcase their collection under Ones to Watch was Ming-Pin Tien. Ming-Pin is a recent graduate from the London College of Fashion and originally from Taiwan.

His collection started with safari-esque colours and cuts, fused with origami folds in the back of the garments, and animal paw like prints down the garments.

To close the collection, he incorporated gladiator clasp-weave leather, firstly as details and then almost like a body armour.

LFW The love of shoes – Sophia Webster

Shoes shoes shoes… I always will love shoes!

In the last few years, shoe designs have grown to become the centre  piece of outfits. I love that there is a growing number of designers dedicating themselves to decorating our feet.

Sophia Webster, a graduate from Royal College of Arts who previously worked with the Designer of the Year 2010 Nicholas Kirkwood, designed beautiful colourful and playful shoes. Her first collection was inspired by a trip to Rio, and I can sure imagine the beautiful cariocas (girls from Rio) doing the samba in one of these little numbers.

I don’t know which ones I love more!

LFW Ones to Watch designer – Hellen van Rees

Ones to Watch are known for selecting the next “IT” designers to showcase their collection at LFW at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout. One of the four designers selected was Hellen Van Rees, a graduate of Central Saint Martins . Hellen combines recycled materials with an innovative approach to fabric manipulation.

This collection, similarly to her AW 12 collection, was inspired by the tweed fabrics used by Chanel and plastic-like fabric, a straight silhouette of 1920’s flapper girls and 3-dimensional artworks by Anish Kapoor and Rachel Whitebread.

On the streets LFW – Day 2 Somerset House

Having miserably failed to make the 9am Daks show on Day 2 of fashion week, I was comforted by the beautiful array of fashion from just walking around Somerset House.

Clutches are definitely the accessory of the moment (sadly I always struggle to edit my contents to fit in one!).

I have the same Lara Bohinc shoes… and this little fashionista has the killer pins to show them off! The simple colour palette, the straight silhouette and detailing… love the complete outfit!