I walked into the Cos store and immediately spotted the geometry galore they’ve got in their accessories section. Yes, Cos might be known for its straight and sharp cuts, but I didn’t expect these two rare beauties now seating on the hammock. I did fall for this black bangle of triangles and the golden ring made of squares. It’s a new geometric metal add to my accessories collection, and its for sure a different twist.
I love all sort of millinery: hats, fascinators, headbands… But sometimes I struggle wondering new ways of wearing them, specially headbands. I recently bought this beautiful headband from Her Curious Nature at London Fashion Weekend, and they taught me an unbelievable easy way of creating a great hairstyle with it. You simply tuck in all your hair inside the elastic band and voila!
Here’s how I did it in seconds! See VIDEO:
Style-street? Punk? Animal-inspired? Rap? It is difficult to describe this collection after seeing KTZ on London Fashion Week’s catwalk. What’s really behind this collection is music -the combination of fashion and DJ that has been related for so long. The retail stores ‘Kokon to Zai’ was founded by its Creative Director Marjan Pejoski and DJ Sasko Bezovski in London and Paris, which combined the passion of the pair in the renowned cult hybrid since opening the business in 1996.
Current Head of Design Koji Maruyama introduced an autumn/winter 2013 collection of oversized coats, ballerina skirts, huge letters and roman numerals, cat shape sunglasses, metallic garments, leather and my favourite part, and the one that probably caught your attention too, the massive baseball caps. And yes a couple of horns joined KTZ’s show. Just by looking at the front row, you could have an idea of what was about to walk the runway. It was certainly, an absolutely different show during the past London Fashion Week. Would you shop KTZ?
Last week I was introduced to an innovative fashion service from Baukjen. Plus, I could go through their current SS13 collection, which is absolutely fantastic! More than three ‘favourites’, for sure…
For the first time ever a fashion brand introduces the service of a professional stylist, who can help you out with wardrobe dilemmas from the comfort of your home and best of all, for free!
It’s so simple that until you try it, you won’t get how it rolls, it’s like asking a friend what to wear and how through a Skype call. Book your 20-min appointment for any casual day or for a specific occasion, seat in front of your laptop (with camera), go on to Baukjen website and there she is, your stylist from the HQ’s studio giving you advice in how to pull up an amazing look from what you’ve got in your wardrobe and if you are looking for a new item, she’ll suggest what goes best! And if you want to, she could even do an extreme makeover.
This could be the best possible shopping experience online. I did it on the press day from one of the beautiful suites of the Sanderson Hotel, and absolutely loved it; the stylist, the service and the technology. Items I was asking for appeared on my screen without needing to move a finger during the two-way video conference.
eStylist is now live, go and treat yourself!
PS: Sorry for pix quality, almost all pix taken with my iPhone
I remember the last time I fully enjoyed a presentation in the Portico Room of Somerset House…. It was the amazing London Fashion Week debut of Sophie Hulme.
This season, at the same room, I was introduced to the iconic Smiley face of Jena Theo, whom presented a collection of abstract prints, oversized jackets and skirts that looked demure on the front but as the model turned around, it surprised revealing more skin. Bright colours were part of the whole show, not only on the collection, but on the model’s lipstick that came out in group at once with an attitude that dared you to look at what were they wearing, they meant to look secure women. As they say, their ideal client is “confident and daring, she loves to wear clothes that show she is unconventional and powerful”… Together, Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis achieved a fun and colourful collection introducing the trademark of the season “soft-structured, geometric winter coat”. Now… Smile!!!
What do you think?
Once again we see a fashion show going back in years. Fyodor Golan throws us back this season to the 1960s with a collection inspired in the 1967′s film ‘Belle de Jour’, presenting a dramatic collection of red, black and white, abstract floral prints and see through revealing designs.. The pair applied their Latvian (Fyodor), Israeli and Morrocan (Golan) background into glamorous women wrapped with organza, silk and sequins, sheer chiffon and floor-length peplum skirts.
Applying their trademark of “acute attention to shape with bespoke fabrications”, folded dresses, elaborate pleats and revealing shoulders in a unique strapless shape expose a sensual modern woman.
Their shows have been always breathtaking since they won the Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden award in 2011, dramatic runways, no doubt. Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman have gone a long way and this season they kept the drama but took it to another elegant classy level of stunning dresses and gowns. One of my favourite shows that took place at the beautiful room of The Savoy Hotel.
There’s always something SO unique and special about Bora Aksu’s shows and collections, and once again I wasn’t disappointed by such artistic creativity embodied in his autumn/winter 2013 presented on day 1 of London Fashion Week.
Inspired by the vaudeville identical twins from New York, the Dolly sisters, the Turkish designer took the 1920s to the runway with pencil skirts, leather corsets, capes, high necklines, collar knitted dresses, squared shoulders and I think it is the first time I see so much fur in his designs, which added an absolute beautiful touch.
He introduced a delicate vintage flavour to the trademark that he describes as ‘romantic with a darker twist’ and takes the energy from Dolly dancers to include bright colours such as hot pink, magenta and fuchsia in his particular knitted prints.
Headpieces are always a key part of his shows. This season models wore matching skull-caps and the hairstyle was a fascinating drum-tight with two plaits.
Closing, as usual, with a very Aksu’s finale, different to the all in one straight line models… He really, is different!
And if you don’t know who the Dolly sisters were (fair enough, we are in 2013!) Here you go! [Getty Images]
Alright, London Fashion Week is officially on and as the runways are on fire and designers’ exhibition at Somerset House and Fashion Scout get crowded I’ll be sharing in here the full experience, the looks and the shows… After her designs took over the latest red carpets, Zoë Jordan opened the week yesterday. Coming back to London from Hong Kong, the architect turned fashion designer gets inspired by her experiences and if there’s something that pumps through her veins is the architecture. Her latest collection embraces the monochrome trend and includes sharp cuts and for sure achieves her trademark piece in every sense: “Beautifully tailored coats with a Savile Row influence.”