Trending from the autumn/winter ’16 catwalks to appearances in must-see shows such as ‘The Crown’, take in this season’s most sumptuous and regal fabric of choice through our top picks below… Aquazurra Velvet Boots Following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner, Sybarites should try on these thigh-high velvet beauties for size.Continue reading “SYBARITE SELECTIONS: VELVET AW16 TREND”
From the unsure shores of post-brexit Britain to the ruffled feathers (and tulle) of a heated political debate across the pond, next season’s collections offered a provocative reply to what is going on in today’s cultural climate. Bra-vo Riding on the hemtails of underwear as outerwear, the bra takes centre stage in this seasons provocative collections;Continue reading “SS17 TRENDS FROM PARIS, MILAN, NYC & LONDON”
The logo to be spotted with this season is no logo at all. Forget labels. The fashion mantra for autumn/winter 2016 seems to be if you’ve got it – don’t flaunt it. For while designer logos were popular in the eighties, nineties and noughties – when celebs and civilians alike used them as a way of showing off theirContinue reading “DEATH OF THE LOGO”
Haute couture week never ceases to amaze and this season was no different. Embodying a nostalgic and romantic melody, Autumn/Winter ’16 looked back to days of old, where fast fashion hadn’t yet come to fruition, where the women of the ateliers were acknowledged for all their efforts and time-consuming labours and city-dwelling lovers weren’t driven byContinue reading “Haute Couture AW16: New Age Romantics”
Olivier Rousteing’s penchant for theatricality did not go amiss this Paris Fashion Week, where menswear reigned supreme in jewel encrusted military overcoats and tailcoats. Thus creating a new generation of pop culture defined army from Balmain, with added glittering elements from the archives. Lest we forget, this was once Michael Jackson’s choice of designer, pre-Rousteing.
Upon reflection of Dior Homme’s Autumn/Winter ’16 collection, I have experienced a sense of nostalgia for my teenage days of trying to dress alternatively as an ’emo punk’ (we’ve all been there). This season saw those misguided attempts at stuffing safety-pins through the ears and elevated the look for a more sophisticated and grown-up aesthetic.
The Autumn/Winter ’16 show, set at the Bourse du Commerce at Paris Fashion Week, gave the British audience a slightly homesick wave no doubt, with an opening of ‘London Is the Place for Me’ by Lord Kitchener and featured a typically moddish collection with the signature ‘Classic on the outside, yet crazy on the inside’ –Continue reading “London Calling | Paul Smith PFW”
Rugged, couture clothing for the travelling man; The Rake presents its initial impressions from the Berluti catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week…