Molly Goddard specialises in traditional hand-craft techniques such as hand pleating, smocking and crocheting. Goddard started her label in 2014 and has earned many accolades, including from Rihanna who counts her as one of her favourite designers. After her first show she was swiftly taken up by Dover Street Market and was a finalist in this year’s LVMH’s young fashion designer prize. She also won the British Emerging Talent award at the 2016 Fashion Awards.
Asai, whose real name is A Sai Ta, graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA and MA in fashion. He was also awarded the L’Oréal creative prize at the end of his BA course. His designs sold out in a week, when Selfridges opened the Fashion East pop-up shop last year. Ironically he was also working as a Selfridges staff member at the time.
He has worked with Kanye West on his Yeezy brand, this came about when Kanye came to the college to interview prospective designers for his brand. So impressed by Ta’s textile experiments he invited him to spend three months in LA.
Staged under the Eiffel Tower, the show consisted of short bubble style dresses, one shoulder glitter dresses, fringe boots, embellished bomber jackets for men and leather mixed with lace.
Classic Burberry style was reimagined as practical luxurious plastic trenches. The brands uniform style was deconstructed as mini skirts with tops and coats with equestrian elements. You could not predict what would come down the runway on this show. There were neon flashes, faux fur and sorbet lace to Burberry check bomber jackets.
All the pieces of Victoria’s collection were highly desirable and wearable. Victoria said backstage “This collection shows the many powers of femininity, how delicacy can be strong.” The palette of colours were dusty rose, lilac and powder blue and vibrant red. Check shirts were worn with light pencil skirts. Oversize shirts were teamed up with wide-legged pants and boxy blazer and slim pants. The new glitter Harper slippers were a highly desirable item.
The stand out Haute Couture collections for Fall Winter 2017/18 were for me Chanel, Christian Dior, A.F. Vandevorst, Schiaparelli and Maison Margiela. Chanel brought us tweed coats, arched shoulders and magnificently beautifully bell shapes. As well as feather embellishment, shape pleating and elaborate embroideries. I also want to add, apart from the mainstream designers I enjoyed collections by Ulyana Sergeenko, Alexandre Vauthrer, Julian Fournie, Antonio … Continue reading Haute Couture Special – Fall Winter 2017/18
A selection of Men’s fashion week Spring/Summer 2018 videos are now up and ready to view in the video menu. To name just a few, there are collections from Dior Homme, Versace, Kenzo, Valentino and Fendi. I really enjoyed viewing Kenzo’s show, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon brought a futuristic feel, with throw backs to previous decades. Distinctive Sixties references included paisley prints, retro American baseball-style … Continue reading Men’s Fashion Week Videos