Antonio Berardi Sample Sale Free Entry 2nd December 2017 to 23rd December 2017 Pippa Store, 52 Lonsdale Road, London, W11 2DE Shop Online: Antonio Berardi See more sample sales in the menu section of my blog. Continue reading Sample Sales December 2017
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.
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.
Shiny silk lamé, Grecian dresses and jumpsuits graced the runway along with black swimsuits and bikinis which were cut-out in the back or had strings wrapped around the waist. The pastel trend was embraced with a collection of lamé blouses that were tied at the waist and paired with sharp trousers.
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
Now in its 26th year, Graduate Fashion Week is a charity organisation founded in 1991 by Jeff Banks CBE, Vanessa Denza MBE and John Walford, Graduate Fashion Week was formed to unify both UK and International universities and to also create a stronghold for the creative industries Work of over 1,000 of the best students from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world … Continue reading Graduate Fashion Week 2017