Tuesday, 22 December 2015

MARKUS LUPFER PRESENTS THE Pre FALL/AUTUMN 2016 COLLECTION

The wintry contrasts of Nordic nature create the canvas for Pre-Fall 2016, where the elemental colours of a cold climate deepen the rich florals found amongst ice-capped peaks and mossy forest floors. It sets the tone for a darkly romantic collection embodied by folk inspired motifs and a traditional sense of native earthiness.

 A fairy tale atmosphere is established in themes of placements prints, patterns and embroidery influenced by the intricate nineteenth century paper cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen. They materialise in garments adorned with flowers, checks and charming nature scenes such as a swan lake design. Snakeskin pieces and a geometric metallic jacquard back up a 1960s mood echoed in short skirts and little jackets.
 Knitwear takes centre stage in cable knit, lurex jacquard, and graphic intarsia, and in the shape of a cape embellished with embroidered florals as well as frills, which appear throughout the collection on high necks and cuffs once again highlighting a folky element to the season.
Embracing the natural Nordic character, boots with lipstick-shaped heels are covered in sheepskin while evening heels in metallic frills reflect the collection’s contrasting themes. Handbags carrying the signature elements of the brand are introduced to the collection.
Produced in Italy, all materials including suede, textured grained calf, and sheep skin are patchworked and colour-blocked into casual styles for a relaxed daywear feel.
 Colours are refined and kept to muted flesh and earthy tones, while lip-shaped gems reflect the trademark embellishment of the brand and add a sense of fun to the pieces.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

H&M announces the winner of the H&M Design Award 2016

Hannah Jinkins was announced as the winner of the H&M Design Award 2016.


Jinkins, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, London, was selected from eight finalists by an international jury that included amongst others Kate Bosworth, Olivier Rousteing and Nick Knight. As the H&M Design Award winner, Jinkins receives a one-year mentorship from H&M, a prize sum of €50,000 and the opportunity to develop her winning collection to be sold in selected H&M stores as well as online in autumn 2016.


24-year old Hannah Jinkins, from London, graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2015. Her collection created a balance between tough fabrics like raw denim and inner linings of silk. Her silhouettes are oversized yet feminine, showing a real understanding of the female body
 “I feel very honoured and proud to have won the H&M Design Award. When my name was announced, it was very surreal and I felt quite emotional. I want to start my own label, and winning the award means I can follow my dream,” says Hannah Jinkins, winner of the H&M Design Award 2016.

Introducing Premium Womenswear Label SONIA H




*NEW* Gold Collagen's 1st Ever Topical Product - The Hydrogel Facial Mask

GOLD COLLAGEN launch the The new Hydrogel Mask as  a limited offer (expires 29th December 2015) available from Boots Stores and Online free with any purchase of a 30 or 90 day programme of the supplements.

 The new skincare solution is made using ‘second skin’ technology. It’s designed to support the skin’s natural renewal process for improved skin hydration, texture and radiance. It’s made with Pearl Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Botanical Complex and Glycerine and is a complimenting products to the existing Gold Collagen supplement range

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

PINGHE X Swarovski - The SS16 Collection




SS'16 - Art & Fashion - We Are Islanders

Inspired by Disappearing islands, and a lifelong utopian quest, We Are Islanders SS16 collection is titled ‘The Journey to Hy-Brasil’

Hy-Brasil is the name of a mythical Atlantean island long embedded in maritime legends, shanties and cartographical seascapes; Irish myths described this apparent nautical anomaly, as cloaked in mist except for one day every seven years, when it became visible but still could not be reached.
 In the 18th century, two female explorers and botanists, Ida Laura Pfeiffer & Jeanne BarĂ©, posed as men, boarded a boat to find the island, and explore its unique botany and life.
 One Austrian, one French their journey took them to the wild Atlantic where they navigated their own boat to the spot they thought the land stood. As the mist cleared they saw no land but in the distance they saw another landmass appear from the mist. They sailed on only to have the same experience as the mist cleared again. Their boat was seen in the distance by a passing ship but the two explorers were never seen again, they are said to have spent the rest of their lives searching for Hy-Brazil.

 The journey to Hy-Brazil represents in many ways the need to move away from the linear in our understanding of form.
 One interpretation of the story is that Hy-Brazil was actually a shell island that through erosion was moved and broken down over time. This raises interesting questions about landmasses, islands and borders. What if they are continually moving and never static, as we like to imagine? ‘The Journey to Hy-Brasil’ is a celebration of the pioneering spirit. It is a questioning of the accepted idea of form, gender and line.

 The collection presents a series of hand-painted silks, cotton twills, and muslins and Irish linen, with salmon skin leather finishings.

Hand Painted Prints 
The use of analogue print methods and design are informed by the idea of fluidity, and a challenge of the static. The hand-painted prints embody movement, but find form in the bamboo silk separates like the ‘Ida’ titled, quilted skirt, palazzo trousers and full length double spaghetti strap-dress, all of which include salmon skin leather finishing details.
 Linen 
The 100% Irish linens used throughout the collection are rendered in clean understated lines which achieve drama in the ‘Botany’ blue striped linen full length double spaghetti strap-dress and trousers, both of which include salmon skin leather finishing details, and in the yellow linen full length ‘Boat’ coat, and trousers finished with salmon leather skin.
 Shapes
Lines are expereimented with throughout the collection, scultptural shapes and motifs are present in the ‘Botany’ blue pin-stripe coat, the ‘Boat’ canary yellow linen open back jumpsuit, the ‘Ida’ hand painted silk gilet, and the power loom cotton ‘Island’ shirt.
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ACNE STUDIOS DEBUT BAG COLLECTION

Acne Studios introduces its first full range of bags.
The new designs include Buckle jeans, Hero jeans and the Rope styles.  Each bag is 100% made in Italy and is be available exclusively in Acne Studios stores worldwide and on http://www.acnestudios.com/bags/


 "For me a bag is more than an object, it's a personal thing. When I started looking at bags, the intention was not to do an "it-bag", but to explore the world of bags and create different styles and characters. I really enjoy designing bags since it's so sculptural, almost like creating a piece of art" - Jonny Johansson, Creative Director.
 The Rope styles take the central motif from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Mirroring the catwalk looks, rope stitching is used to organically reduce the volume of the bags, as if the leather has been cinched.
 There are three Rope styles: the Rope jungle backpack, plus the Rope messenger bag and Rope hip bag, which both have wide adjustable straps like those of a guitar.


 The Buckle jean style came from Jonny's fascination with the uselessness of champagne bags. The bucket shape was born, and when it was noticed that its side resembled the top of a pair of jeans, a belt buckle was added, and the stitching made white.
 Hero jeans is a natural development of the Buckle jeans style turned into a rectangular large shopper bag. As with Buckle jeans, it comes in a variety of colours including blue denim, cognac, black and glycine.

EXACT MATCH - Lydia Bright in Virgos Lounge dress



Sunday, 13 December 2015

Clarins NEW Instant Glow Spring Make-Up Collection 2016


10th January 2016

Ralph Lauren Pre Fall 2016 Womenswear Collection

Ralph Lauren  presents their Pre Fall 2016 womenswear collection.


RALPH LAUREN ANNOUNCES OPENING OF EUROPEAN POLO FLAGSHIP IN LONDON

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) announces plans for its first flagship Polo Ralph Lauren store in Europe, to open next year on Regent Street in London.
Photo credit Joel Griffith courtesy of Ralph Lauren

 Opening Summer 2016, the new store will reflect Ralph Lauren’s goal to further build upon the Polo brand presence globally. The location, in a revered, historical building at the corner of New Burlington Street, will highlight the juxtaposition between an appreciation of Polo’s heritage and an aesthetic that is contemporary, youthful and cool.
 The design brings touches of Ralph Lauren’s unique, American story to the important London market.

SUPERDRY SNOW

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This sits alongside the new Superdry Snow collection which has just dropped into stores and online

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

To The Nine LAUNCH PARTY

Thursday 10th December, 2015, saw the fashion elite coming together to celebrate the launch of To The Nine boutique in Knightsbridge, London


 The spectacular evening saw celebrities and VIP’s such as Rosie Fortescue, Louise Thompson, Caggie Dunlop and Zara Holland enjoying a DJ set by newly engaged Zara Martin whilst browsing the collections in store.


 Guest sipped on De Roval Champagne and nibbled on asparagus and Parma ham canapes, smoked salmon on rye and lemon meringue.


Located in the prestigious shopping area of Knightsbridge, London, To The Nine stocks a wide range of international fashion and lifestyle brands. Stretching across two floors, the trendy and unique 135 m2 boutique has a modern interior in black and white with touches of yellow.



Curated by Swiss born owner Roxane Goerg, To The Nine blends a selection of womenswear, menswear, fine and costume jewellery, watches, leather goods, trendy technology, accessories, beauty and candles. Goerg’s personal style and taste is at the heart of To The Nine. Label flashing is a thing of the past and the boutique boasts a fusion of new and upcoming designers and brands such as NY based luxury hat designer Eugina Kim, French jewellery designer Elise Dray and Denis Colomb scarves along with many other designers can be found in the trendy and cool space.


The name To The Nine is indeed symbolic to the number 9 and accolated with eternity, wisdom and good leadership, something very close to Goerg’s heart.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

How Kiss Me Deadly killed their salesman - and did 164% better with their new collection!

Can a fashion brand kill their salesman and get away with it? Kiss Me Deadly seem determined to try!

 Using market-disrupting crowdfunding site Kickstarter, they launched a short Film Noir series to show their collection. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kissmedeadly/retro-lingerie-fashion-for-femme-fatales-by-kiss-m
This was only fitting for a Femme Fatale independent lingerie brand - but uniquely and radically different to the standard Kickstarter infomercial style!
Was it their pint-sized Spanish muse, photographer and model Morgana, French press assistant Maz, boss Catherine, or even spokesmodel and former BNTM Jess Abidde?


 Did the staff feel anxious about acting? Not so much, according to Catherine, the brand founder. "All the problems shown in the film (demands to drop limited editions in favour of beige basics, criticisms of our imagery for not being "nice" enough, and sleazy suggestions) are very real, so it wasn't so much acting as just camping it up!"
 The new collection and film have all the characteristics that made Kiss Me Deadly the UK's favourite Lingerie Designer in 2012 - bold, vintage inspired styles in satins and lace, plenty of cross over into outerwear, and models who don't fit into any standard agency criteria - and don't care.


 Left: Burgundy Pankhurst set, in sizes 32-36B-G and S-XL
 Right: Gold Angelou set, Black Satin Valenti, Ariadne corset and seamed stockings.


 Left: Leonie Gown.
Right: Grace Gown and Robe.


 Left: Custom made to measure one of a kind gown for the top pledge reward.
 Right: Swarovski Crystalled Black Satin Demi-Corset.

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