Tuesday, 30 September 2014

PORTER Magazine - unveils supermodel CHRISTY TURLINGTON as their cover girl.

September 30th 2014 – PORTER, The NET-A-PORTER Group’s first independent consumer magazine - unveils supermodel CHRISTY TURLINGTON, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh, as the latest cover star.

The fifth issue of PORTER is shoppable through NET-A-PORTER’s iPhone app and is available at newsstands globally with an exclusive limited edition cover (pictured above) available at: NET-A-PORTER.COM and THE OUTNET.COM from Friday 3rd October 2014

KTZ Spring/Summer 2015

Designer Marjan Pejoski celebrates the craft and supreme artistry of Josiah Wedgewood and Robert Adams throughout the collection.

Cameos no longer represent silhouettes of silent women, they’ve now be reclaimed by Pejoski as a symbol of the pioneering super women.

These super women grow stronger in black leather  mock croc outfits inspired by ancient armour.

But are not afraid to show their vulnerability as mesh jackets and dresses symbolically reveal their hearts underneath.

The black and monochrome palette is replaced with the purity of pristine white.....

... whilst at the victorious finale, dresses and coats were embellished with gold and the slogan 'The World To Come' shows hope and belief in a bright and better future. . 
Photography by Christopher Dadey

Monday, 29 September 2014

Peter Pilotto Spring/summer 2015

Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos explore a transcendent wash of light and colour in their SS15 collection as craft is elevated beyond print, through a myriad of treatments.

 Cyber florals join a constellation of swirling geometry as coils and fans of guipure lace meet technical macrame and custom dandelion jacquards with sparkling tinsel.

 Applied to iridescent organza, silk leaves and windowpane checks float over the skin, whilst grids of naive florals blossom on black denim.

The collection's spectral palette pulses energetically throughout.

 The silhouette moves between a trim bodice, to ultra slim trousers to planed shifts, some with airy volumes explored as a handkerchief hem and the neat folds of an A-line skirt.

 Giant paisley and abstract rosettes in Perspex are hinged and fractured amongst a scatter of Swarovski crystal.

Studies of classical draping, paired with featherweight knits, melt into asymmetry, finished with a cascade of sequins.

 Interlocking chain motifs, realized in bright embroideries, vibrate throughout the collection.
Shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood.

Fashion International Showcase Spring/Summer 2015

London Fashion Week SS15 saw the multi-designer showcase Fashion International return with another glittering line up of British and International emerging designers:

Lenie Boya

Titled ‘Voyage’ the collection is inspired by the artist Picasso using asymmetrical silhouettes to create wearable art fragments. 

Primary colour palette of blue, off white, red and black

Sharon M Osborne

As a deaf sign language user, Sharon's interprets the fashion world from a unique and silent persepective with the only stimulation being what she sees.

Key focus is on the visual details on the designs with garments created using exclusive digitally printed fabrics and laser cut leather. Fabric include nappa, suede and silk crepe de chine to give texture.

Daniel Syiem

A sustainable and eco friendly fashion house, Daniel Syiem brings together the traditional craft of hand woven fabrics from North East India with the western style silhouette. 

 Titled ‘Amaranthine-Everlasting Style’ , the collection was nature inspired with the colour palettes on the organic fabrics a mix of natural vegetable dyes giving the designs an earthy sensuality.

Delna Poonawalla

Titled ‘Kaleidoscope Karma’ the colour palette was inspired by the flow of energy of the chakras of the human body.

Delna uses her spiritual Indian heritage mixed with her upbringing in a renowned equestrian family with fine leather detailing and hand crafted embellishments.  

Wajahat Mirza

Jewel colours of ruby red and emerald green  with white and black is inspired by the colour transition from day to night. 

Soft fabrics of chiffon, georgette and velvet create movement.

Valdini Angels

This debut collection by designer Svetoslava Kirilova is titled ‘Be Unique’.

Detailing includes handmade motifs.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Omar Mansoor Spring/Summer 2015 - London Fashion Week

In collaboration with Fashion International and for his 9th season at London Fashion Week, couturier Omar Mansoor chose the majestic 5 star Royal Horseguards hotel as the opulent backdrop to complement and display his SS15 collection of gowns, 

Choosing the exotic dancer and courtesan Mata Hari as his muse, Omar's collection is striking and show stopping in a bold colour palette of red, turquoise and light gold.

The turquoise depicts Mata Hari's early struggling part of life. Turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating calm and stability, but along the way it can be a roller coaster ride until it balances itself.  The turquoise gowns show a more youthful and simplistic style emulating Mata's unrestrained optimism and determination overcome any disappointments. 

Light gold, the colour of luxury, triumph and success, represents her dazzling career in Paris where she became an overnight sensation and captivated her audiences with her provocative style and dance. Necklines are plunging with fitted bodices in vintage lace whilst the long silk skirts dance and softly billow as the models walk down the catwalk. 

And lastly red, the colour of energy and sexual passion but also of  danger and anger, communicates the end of her life's story.  The styles are more varied from the structured lace gowns to the  asymmetric greek goddess look depicting the complexity of her later life, juxtaposing her glamorous carefree life under the limelight  with the serious trial and execution for being a German Spy during WW1. 

Omar's stand out pieces were the first red gown to hit the catwalk which really emulated Mata Hari's exotic style...

.... And the finale turquoise gown decorated with hand appliqué known as Rilli, a traditional patchwork art from Sindh, Pakistan.  For the applique, Omar’s designs were  produced by Inaaya who commissioned the work to the local artisans of rural Sindh.

Jewellery by Amishi London

Photography by Shahid Malik


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