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CHRISTIAN DIOR – Designer of Dreams @ The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 Diors, Designer of Dreams retrospective is currently on display at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London starts with Dior’s birth and takes us right through to its current direction under artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The collection of haute couture was previously on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. 

”The influence of Christian Dior’s design was all-pervasive and helped to define an era”, says curator Oriole Cullen. ”In their own individual ways, each of the House’s successive artistic directors have references and reinterpreted Dior’s own designs and continued the legacy of the founder, ensuring that the House of Christian Dior is at its forefront of fashion today.”

 
 
      
   

             

             

          

   

                

   

          

           

    

          

        

    

          

       

 

          

        

     

      

    

       

 

 

 

 

 

    

    

 

    

   

  

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ICEBERG SS20 – LFWM COLLECTION

ICEBERG since 1974 @Lfwm19 #ICEBERG1974

‘Going underground, going underground. Well, let the boys all sing and let the boys all shout for tomorrow.’

 

At the truman buildings on day 2 #lfwm. There is an air of positive rebellion at ICEBERG for SS20 where youth tribes and cuultures meet and combine in hyoer colour and monochrome. Where, in the imagination of James Long, the Punks of Kings Road hang out with the Sloanes and Hoorays of Knitghtsbridge and South Kensington Goths.

Kicking off with ICEBERG x PETER BLAKE who’s instantly recognisable riot of pop-art graphics cover shirt and trouser full looks, mini dresses and easy knits. His seminal Babe Rainbow and Amerika artworks(a technically intricate sweater of bird’s -eye intarsia, jacquard and embroidery) , hearts, rainbows and Mod target unify across clothes and accessories and are reflected in see -now-buy-now ICEBERG X Linda Farrow shades.

Colour blocked fluid maxi looks in satin, chiffon and crepes for her and Cupro wash -effect silk joggers and matching bomber in a soft turquoise for him. Name belts, vibram sole trainers, trouser legs, necks and ears are adorned and drip with chains: Le Goth Sportif

The high shine of a Mod ‘tonic’ suit morphs into silver zip jackets, Bermuda shorts, and bungee tied trousers. A tee shirt is bound tightly with the same intergral ropes. For the ICEBERG woman Tonal Punky Flower orchids climb over chic tailoring into fluro primaries on white. Worn with crisp shirts and a matching tie sheis the Mod in modern.

Some familiar faces spotted on frow @ICEBERG

Photography @aislingcooney.com  #aislingcooneystylist

Mary Quant @V&A

 

 

 

  

 

   

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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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,

 

 

 

 

 

PAULA KNORR A/W 2019 – LONDON FASHION WEEK

 

PAULA KNORR A/W19 – LONDON FASHION WEEK 

Monday favourite presentation with gliz and sparkle. Sheer,sequins and lots of movement in the garments.  The styling was gorgeous. At the core of the collection, bold figure hugging sihlouettes with drapes in a mix of delicate sequin fabrics are all finished with lycra back panels to allow flexibility and movement.

 

Hints of ‘sporty’ detailing ar injected throughout the collection with relaxed shapes like deconstructed Tunica’s and Palazzo pants, in sparkly oversize sequins, featuring Sportive lurex ribbing. This focus on comfort continues with luxurious silk gowns and kaftans featuring double drapes and rushing allowing for that fluid movement.

The collection also features a large selection of easy to wear lycra styles re-developed into show stopping evening gowns and elegant tops. Sequins, soft lamé velvets with a glossy, water shine, fluid satin fabrics combined with rich red and wine tones, bright neons and pink and soft blushes all form an alluring contrast to the sportive elements of AW19.

 

 

  

Life Magazine – The darkest hour…. @SundayIndo

 This shoot was loosly based on the tv drama series, ‘The Handmaidens Tail’. I tried to capture the dark storyline with the looks i styled for each shot. We shot on 2 locations in Wicklow, by the sea shore in wicklow town & at Brittas bay beach. The light was perfect on shoot day to add to the ambiance of the theme.  

Red, green and back were the main colours throughout the shoot. I also incorporated head pieces/ hoods to reflect on the theme. 

Model Paula Pancer @ Morgan the Agency was a super star on the day!  Beauty inside and out… 

Thank you to all the team for a wonderful shoot and to Constance Harris @ Life Magazine for the feature xxx

 

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STREET STYLE – LONDON @LFWM18

Style on the streets over #lfwm18 was edgy and fun! Im always looking and getting inspired by people and their personal style.

    

 

    

 

      

 

    

    

    

    

 

    

 

 

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Paul Costelloe SS18

”Its Paris, Washington, and a touch of day- dream allure” – Paul Costelloe

Monday morning at the glamourous @WaldorfAstoriaHotel, Aldwych. What a way to kickstart your monday!

A packed house in the stunning ballroom humming along to classic french tunes.. Beautiful tailored flounce coats, in silk jacquard, summer weight wool and appliqued cotton. Soft pastel dresses and jumpsuits, including an exclusive chequerboard print designed by William Costelloe – iconic print for this season. Long statement dresses in 100% pure Irish linen, with pleated panel yolks and tulle underskirts bring an abundance of romance to this poetic collection. ”Tres sexy” Kim West latex underpinnings add a provocative feel to an otherwise ultra-soft look in conjunction with Sarah Angolds architectural statement jewellery.

The Paul Costelloe London signature tailoring for menswear is highlighted is highlighted in sharp, two piece suits in light summer weight wools and heritage Irish linens, created in family -run Berwin & Berwin of Leeds and complemented by hand-crafted shoes from Loake Shoemakers of Northhamptonshire.

Paul’s handbag collection builds on its growing following with a new generation of Paul Costelloe admirers. Oversized totes and mini Jessica bags are inspired by structural details of the apparel collection.

‘In the words of Oscar Wilde, ‘I have the simplest of tastes, i am always satisfied with the best”- Paul Costelloe