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MALAN BRETON AW19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK

Malan Breton AW19 – London Fashion Week

          ‘Cine Malan’ – Cinematic drama , based on the story of actress, Norma Desmond.

            The House Of Malan Breton, was a journey through a nostalgic world of 1920s characters. The atmosphere was incredible… moving from room to room observing incredible looks in leather , tulle, sequins, and  sharp tailoring.  

       

He takes on his own twist to the traditional trench with a megawatt metallic finish in gunmetal, contrasted with the soft piping of faux fur. Taiwanese embroidery techniques are deeply sewn and rooted into the seams as well his soul. Gowns intensely hand-sequined in rich reds and bold burgundies. Leather adorned in Swarovski crystals and Japanese fresh water dying are a few of the masterful techniques used to create the luxuries of this collection.

       
Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter, Keira Chaplin was part of the cast for the presentation. Wearing an Incredible red tulle gown. 

Malan ;“What if we could know the stories of the mad man, the other side of life as told by victims, what if we could know the pain, the suffering, the loss and abandon that bring the antagonists to madness. What if in this exploration of psyche we learn that the evil, the unkind were once pure. What if we knew their joys, and could save them before their last moments.

       

                 

               

 

 

LIVIA TANG- AW19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK

LIVIA TANG AW19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK

The special bond between siblings, celebration of brotherhood and sisterhood, and japanesetextiles. This is a spirit of the collection, which originated in historic iages of twins.

The starting point of the collection was historic images of sisters and brothers. The combination of masculine fabrics like corduroy with femiie lame woven jacquard and substainable fabrics, such as linen an recycled viscose, to communicate long – lasting attachment.

The collection presents an idea of a twin look, with double sided fabrics, indigo tweed, lilac woolen cotton blends houndstooth pattern, cotton blend and ivory linen jacquard. All the beading and trimmings are created with natural materials and processes, mainly jade and shell, cord used as straps and fastenings.

With each element, from floral tapestry and patchwork to traditional weaving used in top stitching, the designer cherishes tenacious relationships between siblings.

 

 

 

 

JASPER CONRAN AW19 – The dress

 

JASPER CONRAN AW19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK

Day 2 , Saturday 16th Feb

THE DRESS’

A sublime collection of sophisticated design. The ease and comfort of sportswear – the jumper, the straight skirt, the sweat top, the shirt. Re-imagined and constructed as a one-piece, ultra matte or low -key sheen. Drap, candy, organza and tulle.

Proportion and order expressed with a slouch. Elegance restrained. Dresses, skirts and tunic tops always with a pocket. Skirts slit to allow a stride. A high – gloss no fuss slip -on shoe.

Three dimensional pattern, a Constructivist mix. Industrial and angular formed in Ebony, Walnut, Ceder, Rust and Clay. Off-set by curves of vivid colour, Scarlet, Yellow, Blue and Violet.

Monastic shapes cut away and to the floor, composed in their informality. Transparency lapped, layered and coloured in a series of deep browns, greens and blues. Slender slips of plume, subtle in their airiness.

 

 

 

 

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BORA AKSU – AW19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK

 

”Once you’ve been in space, you appreciate how fragile the Earth is” – Valentina Tereshkova

A/W19 Boru Aksu draws inspiration from the first woman to go into space.

Valentina Tereshkova beacme the first woman to fly in space in 1963. On June 1963, she spent almost three days in space and orbited Earth 48 times in her capsule. While TV viewers saw her smiling face and her logbook floating in front of her, they didn’t realize that the flight had almost turned into tragedy, a fact that remained classified fo r40 years. Tereshova went on to graduate from the Zhuykosky Air Force Engineering Academy in 1969 and earned a degree in Technical Science. She then toured the world promoting science and feminism. Valentina serves as a role model for all women throughout the world who wish to achieve their dreams.

 

In a collection dedicated to her, Bora Aksu creates garments that reflect Valentina’s space trip drawing on contrasts of her early life growing up in a small village.

The iridescent orgnza and tulle fabrics appear ethereal in texture, aiming to create garments that react to microgravity in a new and completely different way. Weightlessness is key. The combination of soft feminine fabrics and structured shapes add a resounding sense of romance to the strong, bold silhouettes. The astronaut manifests itself in coats , boxed jackets and puffer jackets.

Layering is used aas a tool to create interesting textures without adding heaviness. To create this layering effect. Bora designed very specific embroideries on velvets, tulles and lace.

Hand embroidered and knitted hed pieces are created by Liria Pristine.

Pearl Jewellery and avant – garde sunglasses are created by Halo and Co, inspired by the Space Age.

‘I believe a woman should always remain a woman and nothing feminine should be alien to her. At the same time, I strongly feel that no work done by a woman, can enter into conflict with her ancient wonderful mission’, to love, to be loved.” – Valentina Tereshkova 1970

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KALISSI- AW19 COLLECTION // ROIAL //

 

The Kalissi AW19 drowns itself in opulent, rich, details such as pearls and ruffles., juxtaposed by ontemporary shapes and bright, youthful colours. An air of humour mixed with an air of the aristocratic creates the unconvential signature of the new collection.

The designer’s use of bold colours and nostalgic silhouettes pay tribute to iconic trends with a fresh direction.

Th confident fabrics and playful details stem from the designer’s unique background in textiles and graphic design.

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TOGA ARCHIVES AW19 – LFW

 

 

TOGA A/W19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK 

‘SLIGHTLINE, CUTLINE, ALIGN’

@Seymour Leisure Centre, London

Photography @aislingcooney

ZANDRA RHODES AW19 – SUNSET HOUR

THE GOLDEN HOur – A/W 19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK

Presentation on day 5 of #lfw @ the textile museum in Bermondsey, south London. Always love visiting this space.

The collection is based aroud the ‘Golden Hour’, the time before sunset; the colours become warmer and the Zandra woman becomes even more empowered.

This season’s shapes draw inspiration from Victoriana – incorporating elegant pearl button cuffs and delicate waistlines. Flamenco style ruffles adorn the garments in true Zandra style. For AW19 looks are tired and extra frou frou.

The colour palette is an ode to dding warmth to the colder months. Sangrai and Straw earth tones partner with rich hues in chiffon and shimmer satin. The two piece os reintroduced into this collection for the versatile woman, taking power dressing to new heights as evening wear.

Basking in the glow of the sunset, the Zandra Rhodes woman is ready for anything day or night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAM HOGG- AW19 – VENUS in PHURR

PAM HOGG A/W19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK 

One of my favourite shows on the circuit. Pam combines rock’n’roll and fashion to a happy, sexy place.  Milatary, latex, sheer, and embellishemnt are throughout the collection.

If the model was not wearing a hat, it was  BIG hair to complete the look. Overall , show stopping looks with a soundtrack to raise everyone’s mood.

Spotted some usual suspects on front row including, Ellen Von Unwerth, Sascha Lilic, Hilary Alexander,

 

 

 

 

 

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SIMON MO