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If I happen to think of the London’s designers of the moment Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll, Sophia Webster, Peter Pilotto and Thomas Tait, a high price tag – together with absolutely gorgeous pieces – will come to my head.
However, in celebration of Westfield London’s fifth anniversary, these five designers have created a limited edition piece at the affordable price of £65 each.
Since designer jumpers are the latest must-have of the season, each designer made an exclusive sweatshirt, which of course, isn’t made of the same materials they use for their collections, but, leaving the high end quality on the side, the valuable aspect of it, is that the designs come from their masterful minds. Only 300 pieces were made and sold in an exclusive pop-up shop at The Atrium of Westfield London. All the proceeds from each sale went to their charity partner, Save the Children, guaranteeing raising a minimum of £10,000.
Richard Nicoll offered a grey sweatshirt with a pink ’5′ on the chest; my crush duo, Peter Pilotto, designed a black slim fit jumper; the awesome shoe designer Sophie Webster put the spirit of her shoe designs by mixing monochrome stripes with pastels; Thomas Tait added the masculine oversized and asymmetric monocolour piece; and the textile and fashion designer, Louise Gray, introduced her bright, textured and rule-breaking design, something characteristic from her collections.
I, of course, couldn’t resist and got for myself the colouful Gray’s sweatshirt. Not only I absolutely love the awesome design and the clash of prints in it, but the fact that it’s a limited edition, it’s affordable and best of all, every penny of it helped a good cause.
Another designer collection for H&M ladies! This time Isabel Marant presents her collaboration that will arrive in stores on 14 November. The pictures of the entire collection have gone public now (all photos via Vogue here), from womenswear and menswear to teen and accessories, and with so much variety and Marant’s spirit in full, the collection does not disappoint. I have already made my wishlist below, and those booties with Marant’s iconic fringes on the sides def top my list! What would you go for?
Otra coleccion para H&M amigas! Esta vez Isabel Marant presenta su colaboración la cual llegara a las tiendas el 14 de Noviembre. Las fotos de la colección se hicieron publicas hoy (ver todas via Vogue aquí), desde ropa para mujer y hombre hasta niños y accesorios. Con tanta variedad y el espíritu de Marant esparcido en toda la colección, imposible decepcionarte. Ya yo hice mi lista de piezas favoritas abajo, pero las botas con los flecos icónicos de Marant a los lados es sin duda mi top 1. Cuáles son tus favoritos?
Yep, it’s a wrap for London Fashion Week shows in here. Looking at the videos I had under my sleeve, I thought it would be nice to put something together for this season in less than two minutes. Please play the video below to watch a bit of the shows’ finale, backstage excitement and the whole atmosphere during London Fashion Week at Somerset House, which for those out of London, is the usual venue (a Neoclassical building in front of Embankment) that embraces the fashion week in the British capital. Until next season LFW!
Viendo los videos que tenía debajo de la manga, pensé en hacer un video que resumiera mis dias en el London Fashion Week (LFW) Otono/Invierno 14 en menos de dos minutos. Click play al video para entreterte un poco con el finale de algunos shows, la emoción tras bastidores y la atmósfera durante esos dias en Somerset House, que para quienes estan fuera de Londres, es el hermoso establecimiento (un edificio neoclásico) que durante anos ha acogido la semana de la moda en la capital. Hasta la próxima temporada LFW!
I’m not sure how exactly I would describe this collection, but there are four things that highlights KTZ spring/summer 14 show during London Fashion Week: Rainwear (quite a depressing weather prediction for next summer, yet realistic), headwraps and veils that made reference to “cultures that use clothing as markers of social and religious difference,” statement jewellery of oversize studs and embellishment, and prints of florals and Islamic mosaics.
After coming to their autumn/winter 13-14 show (see it here), I wasn’t expecting any different or more wearable from Kokon To Zai. It has a strong personality influenced by the background of the label (music, the 80s and travels). However, I was quite surprised this time by few of the garments, which I could totally see myself wearing, plus it’s great to come and see something totally different during fashion week. It has without a doubt, a completely different target and intention. And they did achieve it this season by getting into the controversial subject of religion and by adding some serious studs and unique headgear (which I found particularly cool).
Check out the nails art at Jean-Pierre Braganza SS14 fashion show and find out how to do them yourself. So easy.
Just apply a neutral base, in this case the beauty team backstage used Orly Lacquer Powder Puff. Then black crescents were painted in one side of the nails using Orly Instant Artist in Jet Black to create a ‘drop shadow’ effect. The nails were then finished with a quick-dry topcoat for the high-shine look. It matched perfect with his show and asymmetric collection that exposes a woman’s ladylike side and dark side. Voilà!
Jean-Pierre Braganza’s Spring/Summer 14 collection comes with something new, something unusual, more ladylike. “The main inspiration was chapters of a female’s life… her beauty, her love for life and her darkside. I wanted to express her beauty for once. I didn’t want to use florals, but it’s impossible not to use flowers,” Jean-Pierre told me backstage after the show.
His intention is expressed through the colour palette used in the collection, which includes black, white, red and pink in a mix of abstract and all-loral prints. “Pink… Me pink? But yes, it’s a ladies colour since they are young girls until they grow up,” he said. “These colours represent a nice woman that goes to the office, f*cks a guy in the toilette and take things how they come.”
Monochrome is also present. So, when I asked him if this was an intentional move to stick to the booming black & white trend, he said: “I do look at trends and eveyrthing but I try my best to reject trends. The black and the white… it’s just a framework.”
In his SS14 collection he exposes a woman that lives between two worlds: that of feeling and that of knowing, of self-restraint and impulse, and that space between of youth and experience.
He kept his iconic asymmetric shapes and he added sporty crops that are playful, but not girly, together with loose skater silhouettes and slouchy skirts. London-born Jean-Pierre wasn’t different from the majority of the LFW collections this season regarding adding a fresh face to their label, this collection entitled Mobius, achieved his full intention.
Jean-Pierre Braganza – Spring/Summer 2014 – London Fashion Week
I’ve got a huge crush on Peter Pilotto collections, that’s a fact. I haven’t got any piece from the duo label yet, that’s another fact. But the most exciting fact is that Peter Pilotto has been announced as the new designer collaboration with the American huge retailing store Target. Yes, designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are ready to hit the high street and the mass market with an affordable collection. They follow 3.1 Philip Lim for Target, which just came out to stores yesterday. The best news is that unlike Target’s previous limited collections, this one will be sold worldwide though net-a-porter.com. Isn’t it wonderful?! Yes, it sure won’t be the best quality, but plenty of reasons will be able to justify shopping an affordable aesthetic garment from the collection. Peter Pilotto for Target will be available on 9th February next year. Can’t wait!
Just so you get a glimpse of their most recent collection presented during London Fashion Week SS14, their show:
We, those based out of the Hollywood city, might think of California as the hot spot for surfers, summer fashion, tanned girls in bikinis rollerskating and the most amazing and colourful beachwear, kind of Katy Perry’s California Girls song. Well, not surprised of its roots, I was earlier this year introduced to LA-based swimwear, Beach Riot, and I loved every single piece. I used to think that the best bikinis were made in South America (Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela), but this brand just proved me wrong. Aimed for Californian surfer and chic girls, its founder Nicole Hanriot have created a different swimwear line that stands out for its unique printings and designs. The one piece swimsuits are just gorgeous; a completely different, sexy and unconventional beach look. And to be honest, I want it all!