Thursday, 18 September 2014


Gucci brought a flare of the seventies back onto the fashion scene at this season’s Milan catwalk. With button up denim jackets and matching skirts, suede coat dresses and floaty boho blouses worn underneath gilets made of Mongolian goat hair and crafted patchwork snakeskin, this collection felt like a time capsule uncovered four decades later. The colour palette consisted of an array of autumn shades; rustic reds, burnt oranges, clean whites and not to forget the stereotypical seventies toffee brown.

Blue was the colour at the Emporio Armani show last week. Cornflower, navy and metallic were the designer’s preferential shades throughout his collection, teamed up with crisp bright whites and subtle greys. There was a prominent essence of young and sporty combined with a relaxed yet partially tailored silhouette. Trousers were loose fitting with tapered ankles, puffball skirts looked somewhat deflated, and his footwear of choice was, of course, skate shoes and hi-tops.

After last season’s unforgettable collection centred on a carton of McDonald’s fries, how could designer, Jeremy Scott, maintain the wildness at Moschino? By creating a collection inspired by Barbie of course! His plastic-fantastic themed show was consistent down to the boxed Barbie dolls and mirror-turned-iPhone cases on every seat. Whilst Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl’ played in the background, a real life version of the boxed Barbie opened the show in her bubble-gum pink attire and curled blonde wig. From Business Woman Barbie to Cowgirl Barbie, a collection of life-size dolls strutted (or skated in the case of Roller-skater Barbie) down the catwalk. We also saw sequin covered jeans, metallic gold outfits, and ensembles that replicated blow-up pool toys – this collection was truly genius.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Straight from New York to London, here are my favourite collections from our country’s very own fashion week.

One of my favourite designers over the recent seasons is the amazing David Koma. Recently appointed as artistic director at Thierry Mugler, the designer once again showed off his many talents within his own collection, giving us a glimpse at what we could expect for his debut mainline collection for Mugler. Stepping slightly outside of his usual comfort zone, Koma’s latest designs consisted of soft silhouettes with fluidity in the designs, yet kept to his signature style of adding angular cuts and bodycon fits. The combination of black and white mixed with lemon yellow and shades of blue created an eye-catching palette. Asymmetric necklines, sheer panelling, cut-outs and tailoring; there is nothing we don’t adore about this collection.

The Queen of print herself, Mary Katrantzou, wowed us more than ever this season with an exquisite collection; possibly named as her best yet. As she began to move away from her stereotypical printed designs last year, the designer once again continued with this and produced a collection of immaculately embellished designs. With the inspiration of a prehistoric land, this was apparent throughout all of her latest work, with extremely intricate detailing representing broken up islands of the world, revealing a background of sheer nude; highly worked beading and embroidery to create prehistoric creatures upon her designs; layers upon layers of luxurious fabrics; this collection was sure to be the envy of fashion world.

The most British of all brands, and the epitome of London Fashion Week, Burberry once again stole the limelight. It’s the show that attracts the crème de la crème of the fashion world, both on and off of the catwalk, with Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Mario Testino sat front row, model Malaika Firth opened the show in a wasp-waisted denim jacket in indigo blue, lined with white sheepskin. Denim jackets seemed to be the key aspect of Christopher Bailey’s designs for the brand this season; all lined and cut in alternate versions. Worn beneath the jackets were delicate and light tulle dresses in jewelled tones with variances of pleats and twists added to the designs. Statement prints of slogans and insects and trainers worn with these immaculate garments gave this typically British brand an exciting modern twist.

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Friday, 12 September 2014

NYFW: Alexander Wang SS15

As New York Fashion Week is in full swing, Alexander Wang once again takes centre stage with not only an amazing collection, but an after party featuring a half naked Miley Cyrus. His collection consisted of a mix of sporty and tailored styles, including foam-injected leather dresses, in an array of bright colours to grunge palettes. The shoe of the moment was none other than the highly fashionable trainers, set to once again be a big trend of the season. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014


As New York fashion week ends and London takes off, here is our roundup of our favourite shows so far.

Alexander Wang put on a spectacle not only on, but also off the catwalk. This Spring/Summer 15 collection comprised of a mix of sporty and tailored designs with key pieces including foam injected leather dresses and sneaker influenced garments. His array of bright colours was contrasting next to a grunge palette for his sleek designs. The amazing show didn’t stop there; the designer crashed an underground rave as a post-catwalk celebration with a semi-naked Miley Cyrus in attendance (if this was any other celebrity, then you may be shocked; but Miley wearing nothing on her top half other than a pair of ice cream cone pasties is what one would now describe as ‘normal’ for this singer).

Muted tones, oxblood red, and pink florals were the essence of Victoria Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. This collection consisted of a uniform style of dress with sharp silhouettes yet still remained to have a feminine edge. Military inspired jackets were fastened with contrasting leather belts. Ribbed knitted dresses and sweaters were another key element to VB’s latest collection, as well as matching sets consisting of tailored shirts and trousers/skirts combinations. After yet another glorious spectacle of designs, we are even more excited for the opening of her debut store on London’s Dover Street.

Oscar de la Renta conformed to all of his signature styles; the femininity, the polished finish, and the delicate colour palettes. Karlie Kloss’ recent statement perfectly sums up this talented designer; ‘There is no one on earth who makes a woman feel more beautiful than Oscar de la Renta’. His latest collection had a youthful feel with gingham designs in pastels and monochrome, midriff bearing tops teamed with full skirts, exquisite lace and fringe detailing, and stunningly intricate floral prints. This display of amazing designs was complimented by a white catwalk and a flower-covered backdrop, giving us the feeling of living within a fairy-tale.