London reaches new heights

After the 90’s sports luxe of New York and already a couple of season defining shows; all eyes moved to London where expectations were high. What were we given?  A bevy of pastel clad beauties at Burberry, Ibizan goddesses from Topshop Unique, sexed up plant hormones (yes, really) at Christopher Kane; hippies, florals, metallics and of course Mr Tom Ford!  Special mention for Simone Rocha who surprised everyone with a much more subversive tone – still a newcomer yet Rocha junior added to her success of last season to produce one of the most intriguing shows of the season!!  Just like magic, London bought together the diverse, the individual and the creative alongside pure craftsmanship, skill and attention to detail; one of the finest LFW’s to date!  Just take a look……

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SS14 Looks from: David Koma, JW Anderson, Roksanda Ilincic and Burberry Prorsum

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SS14 looks: Richard Nicole, Christopher Kane, Topshop Unique and Tom Ford

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Simone Rocha SS14 Look 9, 17, 21 and 36

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10 Years at the Top

Calvin Klein, one of the most iconic American fashion houses of recent times, still knows how to bring New York Fashion Week to an end in style.  With Francisco Costa celebrating ten years as the Women’s Creative Director, it was a particularly poignant show for the brand and what a show it was!  Typically minimal, Costa stayed true to his signature white opener however straight away it was clear, this season there was a slight twist.  As usual each piece was immaculate however the garments appeared inside out with seams and overhang on show, more interesting still; seams were sewn with fluorescent thread from oranges to pinks and greens.  From simple seams to multicoloured fringing, it’s taken 10 years but Costa has found the colour wheel and apparently he knows how to use it!  Admittedly the dresses looked a lot more practical than the trouser’s in what was apparently hand woven tweed but to be honest, I’d have it all, all of it!!  Here’s to ten more years at the top for Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein!

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 1, 4 and 13

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 9, 16 and 18

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 23, 25 and 34

*All images courtesy of Style.com

Marc By Marc Shows who’s Boss

Youthful, fun and simply show stopping; it could only be Marc by Marc Jacobs!  Sequins, metallic leathers and silk pyjama’s made the show one of my highlights of NYFW.  Wearability factor was high, I could imagine the pink sequin dress on a perfect summers evening, the silver leather mini dancing the night away in Ibiza and the baby pink trouser suit rocking a hot summer in the city.  This man rarely puts a foot wrong and today he definitely produced one of the most enjoyable shows so far……

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*All images Marc By Marc Jacobs SS14 courtesy of Style.com

WANG SS14

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If there’s one name I wouldn’t mind being plastered all over me, it would be the amazing ‘Alexander Wang’.  Lucky for me, his latest offering does just that.  Featuring laser-cut leather gloves and trench coats etching out ALEXANDER WANG;, the … Continue reading

3.1 Phillip Lim

Can this man do anything wrong?  Phillip Lim is quickly becoming one of my favourite designers!  His shows create an air of excitement and anticipation, as the past few collections have proved to be highlights of fashion week.  The man isn’t bad with accessories either and has produced a run of lust worthy bags and shoes I could die for.  Well, maybe not but I’ll get them some how, starting with this little beauty that should be mine somtime soon!!  The Pashli Mini Trapeze Bag – Yes please!!!  Buy yours here!

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*Mine comes in black!