Wednesday, 23 February 2011

LFW Style

Daniel Lismore at the Kristian Aadnevik show.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Monday, 21 February 2011

Interview with Bora Aksu

An interview with Bora Aksu after showing his A/W11 Collection at London Fashion Week.

Bora Aksu A/W11

Friday, 18 February 2011

Paul Costelloe A/W11

Paul Costelloe's Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, shown this morning at London Fashion Week

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

February Sample Sales

Rigby & Peller, up to 85 per cent off luxury lingerie and swimwear. On 16 & 17 Feb. Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA.

Georgina Goodman, up to 80 per cent off footwear (sizes 37 and 40). On 21-26 Feb. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. @ 12-14 Shepherd St., W1J 7JF

Coco de Mer, up to 90 per cent off luxury lingerie and accessories from the in-house label, Stella McCartney, Bordelle and more. On 24-26 Feb. Thurs., 1-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. @ 108 Draycott Ave., SW3 3AE

Libélula, up to 80 per cent off silk dresses, cotton dresses and knitwear. On 26-28 Feb. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mon., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. @ Hotel Verta, Bridges Wharf, SW11 3RP

Méchante of London, up to 70 per cent off shoes. On 27 & 28 Feb. Sun. & Mon., noon-6 p.m. @ 24 Mount Row, W1K 3SG.

J&M Davidson, clothing and accessories from £30. On 28 Feb & 1 Mar. Mon., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tues., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. @ 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Gr., W11 2QA

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Aggugini Gets Up Close and Personal

Whilst developing this season’s new designs full of intricate details and elaborate constructions, in his London studio Kinder Aggugini began to consider the context in which a collection is shown. Although he recognizes the impact created by the spectacle of grand shows, he felt a need to revisit the intimacy of fashion and play up the magic of putting the audience in direct contact with the looks. Thus decided to adapt his show space fittingly.
For Kinder, the decision for such a format comes from a desire to return the focus of the show to the clothes, harking back to the atelier shows of the 1940s and 1950s. Clothes with such tiny and intricate details require an environment where the audience can fully admire and appreciate them up close, without additional props and elaborate scenes.
This High production Salon show calls for a luxurious venue flooded with natural daylight. The Grand Gallery of Il Bottaccio provides such a luxurious setting, The venue will hold 200 guests (as opposed to the usual 600), seated in close proximity to allow them to see every seam, the quality of each material, and the craftsmanship of each dress as it swishes past them.

“In a time when high fashion is moving mass market, intimacy seems the way to display luxury,” says Kinder.

Kinder Aggugini will present his Autumn / Winter 2011 collectin as an intimate Salon show at Il Bottaccio in London on Saturday February 19th.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Winner Announced

Christopher Kane has been announced as this year's BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. He has been awarded £200,000 and access to director level mentors across the industry. For more info click here.