Friday, 21 September 2012

London Fashion Week

           Burberry Prorsum


           James Long

           Jonathan Saunders

           Kinder Aggugini


So London fashion week is over and it's currently being held in Milan. I have tried my best to keep up with all the shows. I thought i would pick some of my favourites from London fashion week. What i found to be odd is that designers i generally tend to love, i didn't like so much for this particular show. For instance, Matthew Williamson and Christopher Kane, i expected far different. I do prefer Fall shows as i believe them to really show off what a designer is capable of.

Burberry Prorsum, i always like 'some' of their collection and this one be no different. I like the shapes they bring, often similar but always have that twist. For this collection the metallic colour grabbed me, it reminded me of a tin of quality street.

Erdem is always a winner for me, his soft colour pallet is beautiful as is his juxtaposition of fabrics and panels. I love the bright paisley prints and oddly love the snake skin used, i've never liked snake skin in any form, but he's won me over in this collection.

James Long, i don't think i've heard of before yet i love how his collection is all black and white and how he mixes masculinity with femininity. The looks are so clean and i believe them to be very wearable too.

Jonathan Saunders, again i always love his collections. I think this is possibly one of his most ambitious collections. It's kind of 70's disco with a twist. A metallic skirt, when turned the back is black matte. A split personality collection. I also love the ombre style tailored pieces.

Kinder Aggugini the prints resembled being at sea, with mermaids, sea horses, anchors etc. It felt rather tomboy and i liked that, dungarees, pinafores, button downs, something i find myself wearing everyday. Tomboy chic.

Preen, the first look i chose seemed to look more of an A/W collection, i love the sharp shapes and the dark colour pallet, it also had a sport essence too; however the second look i chose seems to be the complete opposite which i also really love. It kind of reminds me of something Celine would do, the tailored look.

What do you guys think?

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Upon the fashion cloud.

It feels a while since i last blog apologies again.

Anyway, the top dress was from work at a sample sale. The designer is called Bastyan, they do some lovely pieces you should check out their website here i bought the dress for £15, it's part of their newest collection for Autumn/Winter '12 and should have been £295! 

I also did a little shopping last weekend as it has been a while since i properly went clothes shopping. We went to Oxford street which was of course super busy on a Saturday. I picked up some lovely pieces nonetheless. The dress on the left is from Topshop by 'Oh my love' and the black cut away dress is 'Silence and Noise' from Urban Outfitters. The white lace dress is so lovely in shape, length and the back drops into a V i surprisingly picked this up from Primark. I bought other pieces but i didn't want to bombard the post. 

On the 6th September it was Vogues FNO in London (which i only realised on Monday after already been shopping) i tried to stop myself from spending that evening but it was so hard as so much was going on and there was discount in most shops. We went to Liberty first and dressed up, with props and all and had some snapshots taken in an retro photo booth, from there we went in COS were we was greeted with champagne. There was 20% off in store and i couldn't say no, COS is on of my favourites and the fabric quality is beautiful. I got the striped breton and the collared jumper. We also went to Topshop were Delilah was playing an acoustic set in the shop window, if you spent £60 or more you received a free necklace which is pictured bottom, it's actually really nice. The whole night was lovely, lots going on and lots of smiles.

I hope you're all having lovely weekends.