I’m so sorry its taken me so long to post the Day 3 photos of London Fashion Week… technical hiccups with the photos and also my corporate job has been FULL on since Fashion Week started (of course! law of Murphy is it?).
But, I definitely will continue my pics from the shows and also from the exhibition at Somerset House!
I really enjoyed the collection by DB BERDAN, an unusual duo of mother and daughter from Istanbul, who were inspired by the Golden Era of the 20th Century. Deniz Berdan, the mum, originally worked as a fashion editor and Begum, the daughter, studied costume for performance at the London College of Fashion. The collection was very girly and playful with gorgeous mixes of prints that is “so hot right now”.
Cutesy soft pastels combined with just enough stripe black to not make the collection too doll like. The oversized satchels in glittery metallic and light greens and pinks are definitely an easy to wear accessory!
(notice my graphic designer skills… hahaha…will remember to me more careful with photos next time!)
Singaporean born designer Ashley Isham launched his line in 2000 after studying pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion and starting (but never finishing) a further degree at North London’s Middlesex University. His SS13 collection is a mammoth collection with multiple elements, starting with 60s … Continue reading →
One highly anticipated fashion show for the 2nd day of London fashion week at Vauxhall Fashion Scout was Spijkers en Spijkers, the Dutch twin sisters duo Truus and Reit Spijkers.
The sisters graduated back in 1994 from the School of the Arts Arnhem (now ArtEZ called) Department fashion design and then in 2000 completed their master’s program at the Fashion Institute Arnhem.
They launched their label in 2000, and have shown in Paris , London and Milan.
The SS13 show, entitled ‘La Femme Paysage’, started with mainly blockly colours and geometrical prints with crisp lines and then progressed to 20s influenced simple dresses with lace detailing. My favourite pieces has to be the beautiful free flowing prints of Luisa Casati, that made the models look like walking works of art.
I also loved the hair and make-up, clean and simple with the focus on the eyes. Ja heel mooi (“very very pretty” in Dutch).
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.
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!
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.
Hei Lau is another great Hong Kong designer I had the pleasure of meeting at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. I met with the designer and had a nice chat her background & inspirations for her designs over a … Continue reading →