The wet weather of the late afternoon had vanished by the time fashions most dedicated ventured out to celebrate the world wide event ‘Fashions Night Out’. Editors, models, designers, industry giants and more all joined forces to turn London into one big shopping extravaganza.
In a city that already has enough buzz, the addition of highly publicised events in almost every notable boutique, department store and shop-in-between meant that things were certain to get big…and they did.
With London complete, it’s time for the other major cities to take centre stage, and for the main message to continue to cross the globe; which is to remember the joys of shopping and socialising, and to quite simply put the fun back in fashion.
By Scott Stephenson
With her impeccable personal style and taste being the driving force behind The Chic Muse, Denni Elias is fast-becoming a blogging internet sensation. Keeping her readers full attention with constant posts on everything from candid personal style shots, to editorials that inspire, and distant travel locations, Denni is quite clearly one busy girl. At the Firenze 4 Ever event, it was down to work as usual for this style maverick, who pieced together some memorable looks from the Fall Winter 2010 collections.
By Scott Stephenson
Of Chinese and Portuguese descent, designer John Rocha experiments with silhouettes, the use of different fabrics and techniques.
This year we especially liked his two tone color combinations and intricate leather embroidery techniques. Here is a selection of the shots we took at his runway show in London this year.
Erdem Moralioglu’s beautiful, ethereal prints are completely dreamy. Bringing a new bold modernity to floral prints, his playful use of lace and embroidery add a beautiful elegance to the precious classics that he creates each season. Having won an accolade of awards, including the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward and Collection of the Year, the label also has a huge celebrity following ranging figures as diverse as Michelle Obama to style icon Chloe Sevigny and young Brits like Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller.
One of London’s new rising stars, greek born Mary Katrantzou has us hypnotised with her bold, graphic prints. Gaining immediate attention for her perfume bottle inspired prints, the more organic forms for her summer line took the impact of the tromp l’oeil style prints and perfectly juxtaposed them with detailed crystal embellishments; highlighting the craftsmanship involved in making each piece. Mary describes the woman that she designs for as having ” a liberated spirit and a strong sense of style”, two qualities that we think would look fabulous when accessorised with any one of her unique creations!
Here Silvano Vangi and Ania Arcaini, wearing one of Mary’s blown glass print creations, pose with Mary in her Paris showroom.
Congratulations to Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto, John Galliano and Christopher Bailey who all walked away with accolades to award their contributions to the fashion industry at last nights British Fashion Awards.
Hot new model Georgia May Jagger was the surprise winner of model of the year while Kate Moss received the London 25 award in acknowledgment of all that is associated with the capital which is now home to some of fashions latest hot young things.
Pouring over the pictures today we spotted the ever chic Juliene Restoin-Roitfeld in a wonderful Mark Fast little black number and Shingy from the Noisettes pictured with Tallulah Adeyemi wearing a bold purple jumpsuit by hot newcomer Hannah Marshall both of whom we can’t wait to squeeze into come their arrival in store.
Thank you, again, to Nick Knight and Show Studio for giving us another dose of up to the minute web interaction!
A few fridays back it was Gareth Pugh in the studio and this week at Somerset House they’re offering us an on set look at some of the hot new talent they’re shooting for the new issue of I-D all live online.
Giving you the chance to get a glimpse at the “behind the scenes” of a fashion photo shoot the team have a packed schedule for today including Pixie Geldof, Josh Beech, Jodie Hash, Vivienne Westwood as well as London designer Danielle Scutt. Pictured here she is definitely one of the rising stars to watch out for next season.
Amazing joint runway show at London Fashion Week: Mary Katrantzou and Mark Fast. Both equally beautiful! A lot of controversy over Mark Fast and his choice to include plus size models on the catwalk (who actually looked great in his tight tight dresses). How do you feel about it?