Emerging Designer: Molly Goddard

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.

Continue reading “Emerging Designer: Molly Goddard”

Emerging Designer: Asai

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.

Continue reading “Emerging Designer: Asai”

Sticky post

SHOWstudio pop-up gallery launched in London

Last week I was kindly invited to have a private viewing of SHOWstudio’s fashion illustration collection, at their new pop-up gallery in Floral Street, Covent Garden. On show were works from fashion illustrators commissioned by Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio site, which can also be purchased. Nick Knight is a long-time supporter of creativity in the fashion industry, from emerging talent to established illustrators. Some of the … Continue reading SHOWstudio pop-up gallery launched in London

London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Highlights

Burberry

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.

Continue reading “London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Highlights”

New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 Highlights

Victoria Beckham

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.

Continue reading “New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 Highlights”

Haute Couture Special – Fall Winter 2017/18

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

Men’s New York Fashion Week 2017

In its fifth season now, more than 50 brands showed their Spring 2018 collections. Unlike Milan and Paris, New York fashion week has become known for its eclectic mix and emphasis of brands from all over the world. Established names showing again this year were Todd Snyder, Robert Geller and Raf Simons. But the must see’s were Willy Chavarria, Dyne, Jahnhoy, Raun Larose, You As, … Continue reading Men’s New York Fashion Week 2017