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#MFW S/S17 Stripe This Way, Stripe That Way | Day 3+4

To the land of materials, Where artisans exist and play, allowing the rawness of feelings to transpire. Welcome to Milan Fashion Week! Marco de Vincenzo An unknown name in my dictionary. Fringing is not something I associate with too much either as I feel when it’s not made to its effect, it can look unnecessary however Vincenzo has made it a fluent theme! It was refreshing to see the fringing repeated on a diagonal which made all the difference. The use of contrast particularly lifted the colour palette and collection as a whole. There was also a miniature version of the fringing done in contrasting colours which was interesting and added a new ounce of texture that I had not encountered before. This designer is one to watch! Versace After expressing how she’s finally come into her own last season, Donatella Versace has been on a new high ever since. The Versace woman has always been confident, sexy – but the signature has much developed since Donatella took over from her beloved brother Gianni. Think tailored …

#MFW S/S 17 Mix It Up! | Day 1 + 2

To the land of materials, Where artisans exist and play, allowing the rawness of feelings to transpire. Welcome to Milan Fashion Week! Gucci Gucci is back in conversation thanks to Alessandro Michele. It’s amazing what a change of hand can do for an historic Fashion House. Almost 2 years later, and we have a re-invented Gucci woman who’s story is told so alarmingly well. (That is if you accept the 180 degree flip.) One wonders if it’s a sin to be this referential in a collection but Alessandro shows us how it’s done by mixing past and present sensibilities together. He’s definitely aware of everything that’s happening around him and with vintage mixing and matching being on trend, he’s not letting go any time soon. We don’t want him to let go either. No.21 This collection really took me by surprise! First thought: Fresh! I’m really unfamiliar with this brand but I’ll be on the lookout for them more in the future. What’s utilised particularly well in this collection is texture. Textiles is an ever-growing movement in the Arts …

#LFW S/S17 Favourite Shows pt. 2

‘London Bridge is falling down’ may sound familiar, But it’s long known how to stand on two feet since, Just as it knows how to build bridges again, A city for the history-makers, the youth, the streets. London Fashion Week, you’re next! Anya Hindmarch Perhaps an unusual choice, as Anya Hindmarch is primarily known for her bags/accessories. But it is exactly that that I’ve included her in here, as I found myself looking more at the outerwear pieces. Bizarre but beautiful. Christopher Kane I am notably not a fan of animal print. Designer or not designer – I have generally never grown to like the print however Christopher Kane has somewhat convinced me here in his new collection. Maybe it was the subtlety of the animal print although this collection as a whole was anything but. I suppose that’s the duty of the young designer…or the designer for the young – whichever way you want to look at it. It was a mishmash of elements. ‘Make do and mend’ as the collection was called and it …

#LFW S/S17 Favourite Shows pt. 1

‘London Bridge is falling down’ may sound familiar, But it’s long known how to stand on two feet since, Just as it knows how to build bridges again, A city for the history-makers, the youth, the streets. London Fashion Week, you’re next! Simone Rocha Romance x Drama. Honestly, I don’t expect any less from Simone Rocha. If anything, having a baby (who by the way, she named Valentine) would have injected her with more emotion, passion and a way to fall in love again…dramatically. One of my favourite designers. Mary Katrantzou Finally! This was the Mary Katrantzou that I was waiting to come back! After being propelled to the dark side or diverting to other territory (i.e. less crazy prints), this is the Mary K. I like best. The embroidery x darker colour palette in the latter half of the collection was a great touch. Peter Pilotto Designers are really exploring different colour palettes this season, aren’t they? If you ever wondered what it was like to mix Baroque, metallics and colour together then here …

#NYFW S/S 17 New World | Day 8+9

Another season and a whole load of new collections. Do I care about the seasons? Maybe not so much. But a girl loves the fashion and the perspective in becoming a woman perhaps. New York, we’re coming for you first and I’m going to tell you what I think! Delpozo Have I told you just how much I adore Delpozo already? Josep Font, the man behind Delpozo has other ideas in mind that keep spinning and spinning. His bizarre perspective of beauty works. Whilst there are clothes that make women ‘femme fatale’ – dangerous, confident and somewhat demanding, Delpozo designs for the woman who’s grounded yet out-spoken – or shall we say, quietly outspoken? She’s friendly to the eye, non-piercing but still alluring through her beauty and perspectives. It’s definitely a fresh approach compared to the femme fatale muse, at which I need to ask – what’s the deal with being dangerous anyways? Font continued to explore this season in a more proportional manner. He divided the body into seemingly different shapes whilst still allowing it to be pleasing to the eye. Nothing too crazy …