Tuesday, 27 September 2011

October Sample Sales

Max & Moi  - Cashmere clothing and accessories from £50. 3rd Oct 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. @ London House, 266 Fulham Rd., SW10 9EL

Fin Showroom - Discounted clothes and accessories from True Religion, Paul Frank, Dolce&Gabbana shoes and more. 5th and 6th Oct. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. @ 2a Corsham St., N1 6DP 

On the QT - Up to 80 per cent off clothing and accessories by Belstaff, See by Chloé and Nudie Jeans. 6th Oct. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. @ The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk Gallery, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Ln., E1 6QL.

London Designer Sale - Clothing and accessory finds from Ferragamo, Patrick Cox, Fendi and more from £10. 14th & 15th Oct. Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. @ Hampstead Town Hall Centre, 213 Haverstock Hill, NW3 4QP

M&L Harris Agencies - Clothes and accessories at wholesale prices from designers including Red Valentino, See by Chloé, Current/Elliott and more. 17th Oct. Mon., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. @ 10-11 Greenland Pl., NW1 0AP

Designer Sales UK - Vivienne Westwood, Gianfranco Ferré, Religion and more from £5. 21st Oct. Fri., noon-8 p.m. @ The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB.

D&G - Up to 70 per cent off ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes and bags. 28th Oct. Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Music Room, 26 S. Molton Ln., W1K 5AB.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

LFW Topman Design

Smart tailoring and hippie chic was seen on the Topman Design catwalk this season. With Morrocan influences and a colourful palette the spring/summer collection is much more clean-cut and mature compared to AW11.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

LFW BACK - Ann-Sofie Back

SS12 BACK follows in the clean look of the previous season. There are three themes running through the collection, the tiny belt detail, the standout darts and the boning details, all derived from previous mainline collections.
Colours are bright fuchsia, the yellow chardonnay, midnight blue, ecru and off-white. The overall impression is clean, fresh and almost sporty.

LFW Basso and Brooke

At first glance, this latest collection from Basso & Brooke bears many of the hallmarks for which the duo are renowned: super-sharp-end technology and technique, luscious, riotous colour, sumptuous elegant tailoring and ultra modern yet classic wearability. Upon closer inspection, however, this collection also marks a subtle yet significant shift in the duo's modus operandi.

Basso and Brooke

LFW Graduate Showcase

LFW Felder Felder

This season's key pieces use an eisflower technoprint created from photographs of bullet studs. The print comes in ocean, grey, black and white, and salmon features in nippy and ever-collectable skater skirts and dresses, long dresses with suede bodies and more tailored pieces. Emphasis is on tailoring enabling confidence and fluid feel.

Friday, 16 September 2011

LFW Eudon Choi

For SS12, Eudon Choi reinvents classic sportswear shapes from decades past with a modernist edge. Clean linear colour blocked pieces are expertly juxtaposed with fluid elegant separates. A bold mix of double fused napa leathers, linen, technical silk and resin coated cottons sit neatly side by side on linear shaped overcoats and dresses.
Metallic embroidery adds touch of psychedelic texture teamed with boyish bombers and neat leather gym shorts. 1960's and 70's sportswear shapes inspire clean silhouettes. Elegant column dresses and volumous trousers echo a by gone era adding a youthful dimension.

LFW Caroline Charles

Thursday, 15 September 2011

NYFW 3.1 Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim's SS12 collection is an evolution of working with geometry and active wear, it concentrates on the freedom and fragility of kites. A simple form, suspended in the air held taught with a lithe spirit counterbalanced with an opposing force.
Here are some pics from the show...

Hanne Gaby Odiele

...and backstage!

Phillip Lim with Danish singer-songwriter Oh Land
Oh Land

Science and Art in SoHo

Today I stumbled upon this wierd and wonderful shop in SoHo, New York. You can find anything from human skeletons to beautiful jewellery at Evolution, 120 Spring Street.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

NYFW Carlos Miele

Immersive Landscape was born from the idea of immersive artificial environments, which can be created by virtual reality. In a perfect imaginary world, there is perpetual sun - it is full of vivid colours in bright chemical tones.
Miele sought a dialogue between artificial and natural, modified beauty and organic, technology and life. For this season's collection, I created an artificial paradise, filled with liquid and fluid lines, sleek sculptural forms and vibrant digital prints.

NYFW Callula Lillibelle

Sunday, 11 September 2011

NYFW Street Style

NYFW Libertine

An energetic and fun show from Libertine at New York Fashion Week.