Versace’s Couture Slave to the Rhythm

January 21, 2014

You can trust Ver-Says to go all glam on our asses at any time, nevermind couture.  So you could practically hear our shrieks when La Donatella gave us Grace Jones ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ type snoods on dresses and jackets, sharp shoulders, see-through panelling, sheeny metallic come fluid sheaths and fur…great big, swishy, trailing swathes […]

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Hockley launch Pre-Fall ’13 Splash collection amidst London April snow.

April 4, 2013

Normally, receiving an email saying ‘Let it Snow’ from Hockley in the midst of Spring may cause me to ponder and think, mistimed. And I say that as a fur fan.  However, *sigh* it is early April and Twitter and Facebook is awash with incredulity at  today’s weather in London – snow. If you’re reading […]

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Swarovski announces A/W’13 designers & new Nick Knight campaign

February 7, 2013

You know you’ve arrived at the heady onset of the four weeks of heavy duty international catwalk fash-on when Swarovski release lots of news. Big time fashion industry sponsors who put the razz back into matazz and, by doing so ensure designers keep on doing their ‘thang’, Swarovski have just announced the seasonal Swarovski Designers […]

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Matthew Williamson’s Pre Fall’13 Collection

January 22, 2013

Everyone’s at it. You can tell that the international merry-go-round of ready-to-wear shows are almost upon us (New York kicks it all off on 7th Feb) when there’s a rush to garner attention for designers’ pre-collections. The Pre-Collection is a taster for what’s to come in the oncoming show. It sets up a market for […]

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Chamilia & Ernest Jones launch ‘Wish’ bead for ‘Make-A-Wish’ International

December 15, 2012

This week jewellery company Chamilia teamed up with UK retail giant Ernest Jones to launch the ‘Wish’ bead to benefit ‘Make-A-Wish’ International. A slew of celebrities and fashion press attended the flashy launch at London’s Corinthia Hotel to mark the launch and party to the sounds of Model & DJ Joy Vieli with hair-stylist James […]

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Wes Gordon shows refined Urban Etherealism for S/S’13

September 11, 2012

New York is viewed as the wearable end of catwalk. Nothing bad about that. But it does tend to lower one’s expectations to the commercial rather than the outstandingly creative each season. Then you have the quiet men (or women) of fashion who send out beautifully tailored, sophisticated, sexy, well styled pieces with fragments of […]

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Swarovski Crystallized presents Karin Park

August 20, 2012

Last Thursday saw Swedish pop-star, Karin Park, preview her ‘A Thousand Loaded Guns’ single at a launch which jointly unveiled exclusive images of Karin modeling the new Swarovski Crystallized A/W designer jewellery collections. The fashion crowd gathered to hear Karin in powerful poise, strike up her synthesisers and sing in a style, Bjork meets Robyn […]

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Karen Morrison Jewellery Pop-Up Boutique 7th–12th August 2012

August 6, 2012

As we know, Britain’s biting recession continues and lots of stores are going to the wall  leaving Britain’s high streets with gaping holes where once there were thriving businesses and communities. The only slight upside to this chasm is the fact that many small brands are seizing the opportunity of short-term leases from landlords who […]

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RCA Graduate Fashion Show 2012 – Part 2 – Knitwear

June 18, 2012

Knitwear was particularly strong at this year’s RCA’s Graduate Fashion show whether it was mens or womenswear. In an island known for its strong heritage of woollen mills and craft hand-knits, the young designers took design to new limits. In a year when Burberry has just announced a major programme of scholarships to be awarded […]

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RCA Graduate Show 2012 – Part 1

June 5, 2012

The RCA graduate fashion show is always worth taking in. Not least that the Royal College of Arts is now in its 175th year of producing esteemed graduates that influence the culture of our society but that the blinding array of recent RCA graduates already making waves on the London Fashion scene include the blindingly […]

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