LFW AW17 Trend Report

London Fashion Week followed hot on the heels of NYFW’s political statement shows, with a strong message for self-care. Designers notably used soft swathes of fabric, oversized knitwear and child-like nostalgia for Autumn/Winter ’17 – what better way to protect oneself from these tumultuous times…

Behind the curtain at Paul Costelloe

American-Irish designer, Paul Costelloe is in my own humble opinion – severely underrated. Not only does the name encompass a family-run design business, with collections that include womenswear, menswear, bags and accessories, homeware, jewellery, eyewear and children’s occasionwear, Costelloe is also a bright leader in the use of hand-crafted, luxurious fabrics combined with cutting edge design,Continue reading “Behind the curtain at Paul Costelloe”

SS17 TRENDS FROM PARIS, MILAN, NYC & LONDON

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”

Alexandra Shulman’s LFW Synopsis

To close London Fashion Week, the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman gave a very perspicacious talk at the Playboy Club in Mayfair – a bizarre choice of location where the women tend to wear very little clothing (basque’s are so 2004). Despite the bunnies, Ms Shulman lead the way unnerved, rounding up the trendsContinue reading “Alexandra Shulman’s LFW Synopsis”

LFW SS14

As LFW rolled around this September the weather continued to pour down, placing a slight gloom over Somerset House not to mention ruining pre-planned outfits. However, seeing a few of the Spring/Summer ’14 shows brightened up the days with candy coloured pastels, digital prints and fun sunshine merriment. Here’s a pick of my favourites; OrlaContinue reading “LFW SS14”