The incredible British design duo ‘Ralph and Russo’ have been invited to show at Paris couture fashion week. Even though the pair are originally from Australia we adopted them as our own when they launched their label here in the Uk, London only six years ago. What an amazing six years its been for them as they started with just one sewing machine, you’d think with having some of the highest paid celebrities including Beyonce and Angelina Jolie being their biggest fans, its every designers dream. To hype up their achievement even more according to the sunday times they are the first brits since 1915 when designer Lady Duff-Gordon was invited to show in the early 20th century. I wish them all the luck in the world!
As we’ve seen across recent months with Miley Cyrus taking controversial to a whole new level, from the ‘twerk’ to the naked wrecking ball. Saying this its fallen into Miley’s favour were her music career is concerned as she had a number one single and album in the same week! Even though her ‘role model’ innocent, pretty Hannah Montana star has been completely destroyed. It looks to me like Gaga has got a bit jealous of Cyrus having all the lime light. So while GaGa’s been in London she really has stepped up to another level turning many heads as she’s worn a geisha inspired outfit, feather head piece, a nude underwear set on the X Factor to stripping on stage at a secret G.A.Y performance. I love the way GaGa is experimental with fashion it’s like she lives to surprise her audience one things for certain she certainly knows how to put on a show! What else are these girls going to do?
Can you believe it? It’s over already? Some of the designers that have showcased over the past two days include Ederm, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Thomas Tait, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Burberry Prorsum, Peter Pilotto, Osman just to name a few. I have put together some of my highlights from over the past two days at LFW. Osman’s spring summer collection for next year is the kind of clothing i would love to wear to work, sophisticated and sheek. j’adore. Peter Pilotto also showcased this fashion week and we welcomed the vibrant colours and silhouettes with open arms. Its safe to say sheer fabrics will be a massive trend next spring and this is also seen in Thomas Taits work it gives the collection an edge, completely changing the look. Burberry Prorsum was a major highlight for me i’ve never seen a collection so pretty from them a combination of beautiful lace, pastel colour palette and stripes and spots which i absolutely LOVE.
Osman Spring Summer 2014 RTW
Peter Pilotto Spring Summer 2014 RTW
Thomas Tait Spring Summer 2014 RTW
Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2014
How fast has the weekend gone some of you might have dreaded monday morning feeling but not to worry there’s been a packed weekend of fashion to remind you off to lift your mood. Including designers such as House of Holland, Zoe Jordan, Holly Fulton, J.W. Anderson, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Emilia Wickstead, Mulberry, Temperley London, Topshop Unique, Vivienne Westwood and the list goes on! You can imagine how hard its been to pick a few!
Ill start with some of my Saturday highlights, starting off with Holly Fulton the line includes a variety of prints along with a luxury colour palette of pastel blues and pinks. I love it, Don’t you?
House of Holland, also known as Henry Holland also showcased his next Spring 2014 this weekend, i always look forward to seeing what quirky pieces Holland will design next i love the hand painted detailing on some of the garments which ooze colour!
J.W. Anderson’s next spring collection bared a bit of flesh on the runway. His line is a combination of manipulated fabrics and prints with some of the shapes in the silhouettes reflecting geometric shapes i love the circular print cropped trousers.
Julien Macdonald’s collection had a baroque look creating grand designs, the colour palette included silver, gold, blues and black the collection was filled with embellishment so glamorous. Whats not to love?
Sunday saw Preen by Thornton Bregazzi hit the runway and what a contemporary fresh breath of air this collection was. I loved the use of the digital print and geometric shapes used within the pieces. I just love it, don’t you?
This collection oozed class Emilia Wickstead has designed pieces that look like something royalty would wear with a fresh colour palette a piano print was also used in some pieces towards the end of the show added fun.
I love the use of stripes within this collection with the use of sheer fabrics in the Mulberry collection. I also love the use of bold and subtle prints found within the garments i in-particular love the subtle printed blouse seen with the bold jacket and shorts.
I loved how feminine Temperley London’s collection was when i saw the line it made me want to get all dolled up, the combination of texture and embellished fabric used is stunning. Don’t you agree?
Topshop Unique, who doesn’t love topshop? I loved the skirts and colours used within this show of the collection i love that the designs in this line you could see people walking down the street wearing it, I think they did a brilliant job.
Mary Katrantzou what a collection! Every woman i know loves shoes so i know they will love this collection! She used laces, eyelets and blown up brogues used as an abstract print. Shoes are one of my favourite fetish when it comes to accessorizing, you can never have to many pairs! I apologize now but i just couldn’t pick my favourite pieces, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour, print, silhouette and everything about this collection. I’m sure you’ll agree? Enjoy!