TRANSFORMATIONAL DRESSING

Junya Watanabe is synonymous with directional pieces which have transformative power beyond measure. Anna Dello Russo is a fan, and is often spotted wearing Junya’s designs. This cropped patent jacket from the SS15 collection is one of those pieces which can be layered up or down depending on the way you feel like dressing for the day. Another transformational piece … Continue reading

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A NEW FRONTIER OF CELEBRITY TASTE MAKERS

Over the past few seasons we have seen a new wave of designers create a community around their collections. Earning them stellar status among celebrities and industry influencers. The designers we are talking about are Raf Simons; who’s following includes  Kanye West, Jennifer Lawrence and Usher, to Jeremy Scott who counts Katy Perry, Rhianna and Miley Cyrus as some of his closest friends. Jeremy Scott’s … Continue reading

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STREET STYLE STAPLES

Street style images often include a short synopsis of the brands and designers worn to create the coveted look, and it is often the personal curation or brand mix which carries more weight together than alone. A street style staple are a pair of Rick Owens cargobaskets, which bring any look down to street level in a way that warrants sartorial … Continue reading

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EXPLORING GRAPHICS FOR SS15

There has been a significant amount of pieces popping up in the spring summer 15 collections which include some vivid graphics. Most notably Yohji Yamamoto’s ‘Missing’ long sleeved tee. Some newer designers such as Nasir Mazhar and Gosha Rubchinskiy demonstrate their brand behaviour in two significantly different ways. Nasir’s name and logo are on nearly every piece of his collection  – a … Continue reading

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ARCHITECTURE INFILTRATES INTO FOOTWEAR DESIGN

The influence of Architecture on footwear is one of man made and natural origins. We have seen some mind blowing designs from the likes of Rick Owens, KTZ, Junya Watanabe and Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto this season. Footwear is often the place designers go to denote their most lucid thoughts and desires. Rick Owens expressed the relationship between submission and support by way of his tubular structured … Continue reading

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THE GLOBALISATION OF FASHION WEEK

Mercedes Benz has become resident sponsor of the international fashion week schedule, giving designers far and wide the chance to show their collections on a larger scale, and become global brands themselves. Although many of our international designers have adopted one of the major four cities to show at fashion week, the cultural references from their native countries are echoed sometimes subtly, and sometimes loudly, throughout their collections. … Continue reading

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DESIGNER FOCUS: ADIDAS + ADIDAS ORIGINALS

Adidas and Adidas originals have been prevalent on the sneaker scene for some seasons now. With collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Raf Simons and Jeremy Scott under their belt – their trajectory is set to continue in the coming seasons.   This Spring Summer we have seen Adidas produce some distinct pieces with wacky-genius designer Jeremy Scott, which includes … Continue reading

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PARIS FASHION WEEK A/W 15

Paris Fashion Week is the grande finale of the Autumn Winter show season, and as the saying goes they save the best until last. We think there could be some truth in this, as Rick Owens, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe and Comme des Garcons are all showing. These are among some of the most respected fashion houses in the … Continue reading

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FASHION ROUNDUP: THE BRIT AWARDS 2015

The red carpet was swimming with stylish stars. Who had some decidedly individual outfit choices. For women, everything from evening dresses to pant suits walked the red carpet. See this style of skinny trousers below on Emma Bunton, and shop the similar cropped lux tailored track pants by Y-3. FKA twigs showed off her signature style wearing a strappy bralet and … Continue reading

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LFW: HIGHLIGHTS

SIBLING The Sibling show gave us a lot of colour and character, and there was a definite departure in terms of the silhouettes, which reflected the pertinent working title of the collection; ‘Woman’. We saw more sophistication referencing the woman of the 50’s. One stand out look from the show was this pink latex skirt and black sweater with ‘Call me’ written on it. … Continue reading

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