Christopher Shannon was by far my favourite show of Spring/Summer 2014 at London Collections: Men. The show opened with outfits of grey and white but neon was obvious from the start with neon glitter in the models slicked back hair. The use of vibrancy and decision to use neon in a playful way worked well and didn't look overdone. It was a festival of bright colours and certainly showed the Spring/Summer season with a positive vibe. Model Chuck Junior showed us PVC at it's best in a striking grey outfit. Psychedelic animal prints also made an appearance, showing sports luxe in a different light. The finale itself was mesmerising with bright colours colours transcending the typical catwalk and showing us a glimpse of glittery heaven.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
One thing I love is a design duo, and even better is a design duo that use their cultures and experiences to compliment each other. With Baartmans & Siegel's Dutch/British background and their love of fashion they bonded whilst working at Viktor & Rolf. I loved their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection that was set in a cinema in Covent Garden so I was intrigued as what they would have to offer for Spring/Summer 2013. The South Pacific Aviation collection was mainly navy and cream with minimal structures and silhouettes. The setting was what made the presentation for me with a room filled with tropical shrubbery and a relaxed atmosphere really made for a summer vibe. I also have to mention I got to finally see the B&S mascot, Noodle the pet dachshund.
As always as fashion weeks I will not learn. The fashion editor advised once again to wear comfortable shoes but I simply refused so knowing I could chill out at the Nick Tensis presentation in a beautiful hotel was a relief for both me and my poor feet. I was joined by Camilla from Who's Jack and it was so lovely to relax, enjoy a couple of Martini's and appreciate a well tailored suit. Nick Tensis added a modern edge to Savile Row with cropped trousers and pastel shades of blue and lemon that were popular. Menswear ambassador, Dermot O'Leary got involved on the action and was seen taking a closer inspection at the collection. Brilliant presentation and brilliant Spring/Summer 2014 collection for Nick Tensis.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
After taking Day 1 off for my birthday, YMC on the morning of Day 2 kicked off London Collections:Men for me this season. After a last minute ticket allocation I managed to grab myself a seat and get comfortable. The first thing I noticed was the new layout of the show space at The Old Sorting Office and I thought it was great. The vibe of the show was very chilled and this was echoed with the laid back, ready-to-wear collection from YMC, similar to that of Topman or Urban Outfitters. Overall the collection was very on trend and wearable but it didn't push boundaries as much as I had hoped. A striped suit with shorts was a strong look and can see this growing ever popular over the next year. Cowboy hats were also frequent as well as straw hats adding that summer vibe. Colour ways were mainly vibrant green and aqua blue within the browns and monochrome shades. YMC played it safe this season but in monetary terms this will most likely pay off in the long run.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Whistles isn't usually somewhere that I would shop or seek for inspiration but their Spring/Summer 2013 campaign really caught my eye. Ever since showing their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at London Fashion Week in February the British company shows a more cotemporary side to the brand with more fashion forward pieces as well as timeless classics. From accessories to clothing Whistles is the perfect brand, offering you items to work in, dine in and go out in.
3. Summer scarf
6. Petal Print dress
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
What better way to start your weekend than a magazine launch party in the sun? Last Friday I finished work relieved and although I'm not a Monday-Friday worker like a lot of you I still had that Friday Feeling. I headed to the Weekend Offender store on D'arblay Street, London for the TMRW Issue 04 Launch and let the good times roll. Back in spring I interviewed Arlissa for TMRW Issue 03 so I was eager to have a look at the new issue and see what hot shots in music and fashion they had interviewed this time round. The latest issue really feels like it has been taken up a notch in terms of quality and content, and with the wonderful Everything Everything gracing the cover, is that a surprise (*cough cough*)? TMRW editor Joe Brine really knows how to throw a party with Josh Kumra playing live, lots of free drinks and goodies oh and the FaceJacker was also spotted flicking through TMRW. If you are interested in great music and love a bit of fashion then I suggest you get yourself a copy.