February 2015

Still Sexy After All These Years–Antonio Berardi AW’15

February 23, 2015

  Not many designers can credit Gwyneth Paltrow’s derriere for raising their stock, but Antonio Berardi’s career hit a purple patch after the now consciously-uncoupled Mrs Martin chose to wear a sheer-panelled Berardi dress to the ‘Iron Man 3’ premiere. That dress, with its flattering cut, peplum, and kimono sleeves, not only showed the world […]

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Fringes, Patterns & Woodstock. Bailey’s Burberry Prorsum is Right Back on Form

February 23, 2015

If there’s one thing that Burberry Prorsum can do, it’s know how to put on a REAL catwalk show that usurps all others in the celebrity, pre-hype, social media strategy and pre-order sales areas. When Christopher Bailey took over (from Angela Ahrendts) as C.E.O as well as Chief Creative Officer of the brand in 2014, […]

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Between A Flock and a Hard Place–Mary Katrantzou AW’15

February 23, 2015

  When you attend fashion weeks there’s often a feeling of sifting through quite of bit of underwhelming clothing in search of that one collection which causes you to catch your breath. That full-on, heart-stopping fashion moment where angels sing, iPhone cameras melt down, and even the friends of the PR’s finally shut up. In […]

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Roksanda’s Organic Contemporary Swirl for AW’15

February 23, 2015

Roksanda is the class act that just keeps on giving. Ilincic manages to combine edginess with complete unadultered luxury and in this show, multi-coloured fur swathes, wraps and muffs were as big as the colours. Aubergine, pagan orange, electric blue and fuchsia. Pattern and texture rich, this was as close to wearing contemporary art as […]

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Topshop Unique’s 60s & 70s trip for AW’15

February 22, 2015

*sigh* It appears that getting listed for a Topshop Unique show is harder than cracking the much bigger, much more lucrative houses and designer names that shower tickets on a lowly blogger.  It’s times like this that you start questioning your decision to part with plenty pounds sterling every year on multi outfits from the […]

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Issa London’s Fringe Benefits for AW’15

February 22, 2015

There was some anticipation re Issa London’s guidance under the new creative directorship of ex ‘See By Chloe’ and Roberto Cavalli designer, Jamie O’Hare. With a thorough understanding of what makes chic hip women tick, O’Hare showed a collection of swishy fringed, flowy numbers that would have the regular Issa London customer swooning in the […]

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J.JS Lee Shows The Rough with the Smooth for AW’15

February 22, 2015

J. JS Lee has stepped forward into the limelight, kicking off London Fashion Week with a show that was not only accomplished but highlighted that she can now be counted as a player. Inspired by her tomboy childhood years, J. Lee showed a woman comfortable with contrast – sophisticated yet naïf, playful yet sport influenced […]

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Marc Jacobs A/W’15–To Hell And Back

February 22, 2015

  A few weeks ago Selfridges announced their ‘Agender’ project, a gender-neutral retail space spanning three floors of their Oxford Street flagship store launching mid-March. It’s a timely concept, with men and women sharing the same off-duty uniform of slim jeans, oversized sweatshirts and flat sneakers, which is what makes Marc Jacobs’ overtly feminine offering […]

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Tom Ford A/W’15 – Wild, Wild West Coast

February 22, 2015

  Despite being the first official day of London Fashion Week, shrewd showman Tom Ford was always going to pull the rug out from underneath one of the world’s greatest fashion showcases by swerving the overall meh-ness of New York and targeting his primary customer in its natural habitat – Los Angeles two days before […]

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Chutzpah’s Barometer

February 17, 2015

A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go theres’.” LOVING #Girls Season 4 – Much more layered depth and character revelation from the hipster Noo Yoikers and always, always with a great soundtrack. Poor the Hannah Banana. Iain R. Webb ‘Invitation Strictly Personal; 40 Years of Fashion […]

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