British Fashion Council

Maxmara Resort 2016 – London

May 20, 2015

We know that Pre Collections, Cruise, Resort, Pre-Spring/Fall, call them what you will, are big business for design houses. One – there’s a need for newness by those who can afford to buy, two – they stay on the rails longer and three – they sell more ergo make more money for the designers. We’ve […]

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Travelling Light–COS x Mr Porter ‘The Modern Traveller’

May 8, 2015

There’s no doubt that Natalie Massenet has changed the way we shop for luxury fashion, first for women in 2009 with Net-a-Porter, followed by discount site The Outnet, then Mr Porter in 2011. What set Massenet’s business apart from other luxury ecommerce websites was a focus on service, immaculate packaging, and speedy delivery. Success was […]

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This Week – Beg 15th Sept 2014

September 23, 2014

Hotels du Swank and @Simplybeeflamb This week kicked off with the nervous apprehension and fervour of a referendum that took my country to division (liddlebiddapolitics) that will no doubt last longer than we’d care it to. Families and friends pitched against one another on either side of the debate (still are), while it has changed […]

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Hentsch Man Takes SS’15 to ‘La Cantina’

June 20, 2014

The smell of freshly rolled cigars and crisp beer wafted behind the doors of pink-floored garage in Covent Garden, the venue playing host to the Hentsch Man SS15 presentation. The label has consistently offered a splendiferous array of casual statement pieces. This season continues the legacy. Inspired by the sites, sounds and smells of Cuban […]

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Matthew Miller’s ‘Introversion’ for Spring/Summer’15

June 20, 2014

Matthew Miller’s statement-based collections never cease to make us ponder socio-political issues. This season he brought to the table an interpretation on war and conflict with armour-inspired clothing in the most ‘Big City’ fabric: behold, the pinstripe. Entitled ‘Introversion’, research for the collection took into consideration uniforms of servicemen and post-conflict emotion, memorial and commemoration. […]

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Lou Dalton Turned Inside-Out for Spring/Summer’15

June 20, 2014

Lou Dalton is one of London’s premiere perfectionists in the area of non-fussed menswear. Her SS15 deconstructed the label to its core by challenging traditional tailoring with the appendage of pockets turned inside out, unzipable sleeving, patchwork and a spread of textured fabrics (cotton pique, mesh, nylon and dry wool). While AW14 was inspired by […]

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Zeynep Tosun Flirts with ‘70s Influences for AW’14

February 28, 2014

Taking a few cues from 1970s prep, funk and sportif movements, Zeynep Tosun procured a collection of modern cut for AW’14. Like her ‘20s-inspired SS’14, she once again turned to fashion history in the pursuit of developing new silhouettes with classic appeal. Tonal inspiration came from the scientific process of oxidation; earthy red and dark […]

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Michael van der Hamm’s Love Affair with Pattern & Deconstruction

February 25, 2014

Michael Van der Ham continued in pursuit of perfecting his fascination with forms of deconstruction and pattern in his AW’14 collection. Inspired by the collage spreads of the 1960s mag Intro he showcased a wave of groovy illustrative prints, openwork lace and applique designs on structured columnar shifts, cocktail dresses, pencils, jumpers and granny-chic coating. […]

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John Rocha’s Cool Icelandic Vision for AW’14

February 16, 2014

There’s so much hype around the hipper, newer designers during LFW that it often loses sight of the old masters who do it well, consistently and stunningly. John Rocha is one such man. A man who quietly and confidently goes about his business of producing extraordinarily beautiful swathes of ethereal yet gutsy femininity and charm […]

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Amanda Wakeley’s Kinky Mayfair Geisha for A/W’14

February 15, 2014

Hell didn’t quite freeze over for London Fashion Week A/W’14 but it was surely the next best/worst thing. Standing outside the slick new Amanda Wakeley store in Albermarle street in the sleeting, icy cold, February rain and gale force winds, while wondering why we weren’t been allowed in (as the celebs mingled and chatted in […]

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