The Leather Tops

04/23/2012 § Leave a comment

left to right: Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Celine

With a structured shape and pinched waist.  Feminine and a bit of a dominatrix look.

Street shot of my friend Egle; Broadway Market, London

Scarlet and White

04/18/2012 § Leave a comment

    

(Top Right to Left: Hakaan, Jil Sander, Valentino Bottom Right to Left:  Celine, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent ; all A/W 12 Via Style.com)

Very feminine use of colour blocking and shape.

FYI: the Jil Sander collection was one of my favourites from the Milan Fashion Week. A beautiful good-bye for Raf Simons.

Chloe AW 2012

03/06/2012 § Leave a comment

      

The entire Chloe collection was absolutely beautiful with a delicate and classic sense of French sophistication.  Although the press release stated the english festival girl as an inspiration, the outcome was still French as can be with a lighter attitude.

The knitwear jumpers were a stunning mix of style, which suggested the effortless look.

Images via Style.com

   My Favourite Look.

    My top highlights:

  • Below the knee lengths
  • soft colour palette with a deep red highlight
  • layered mix&match styled
  • detailed wool knitwear

Monk Shoes

01/19/2012 § Leave a comment

I keep spotting monk shoes on and off the menswear fashion week.  Glad i’ve started to wear mine in.  Although I do get looks of confusion from some people, thinking i’m wearing mens shoes.  Thanks Burberry for making some for ladies.

Milan Leather Lust?

01/19/2012 § Leave a comment

        

From Right to Left:  Jil Sander, Bottega Veneta 2nd row: Neil Barrett, Fendi

Images via Style.com

Bespoking Trend

11/08/2011 § Leave a comment

 

Owning your own design through guidance of a chief luxury designer can equal one of the most unique products purchased for every consumer.   About three years ago my infatuation with menswear was born through one of my very first projects in Uni.  I thought the menswear market was moving onwards to something a bit more exciting than the usual grey suit.  The consumer was also more mature than the previously seen “metro-sexual”.  I then studied and surveyed men to find out what would be the best way to target them with a product.  The result was men’s bags through a hypothetical collaboration of Fred Perry and Pro-Box.

The project of the “manbag”, consisted of building your own bag, through guided choices via a website.  The options offered, were gadgets that were functional in a bag.  The bag itself was a gadget and a mate to the owner.  The design created of to be the owner’s mate, added that special personalised touch that they had created according to their own needs.

Anyway, it’s been about three years now since this project and as I was sitting in my course last Wednesday, our guest speaker Emily Cronin briefly showed us one of her articles on the bespoking trend, http://www.elleuk.com/news/fashion-news/have-it-your-way.   Nike was one of the first to come up with the idea, but I was very glad to see that my hypothetical project was not too far off as a prediction. And this showed a bit of confirmation.

The amount of luxury companies that are offering the products to have a hint of bespoke (in some cases), is definitely eye catching.  From my perspective, I think it is a great idea as it is a selling point on many different levels.  The products will be custom to your choices and also a one off that will not end up being a high street copy as most runway collections become.

I don’t know how long this trend will last or how it may evolve, but it is also an amazing way of bringing the interaction levels between brands and customers along with sharing that interaction with peers via the social medias.  Just something to think about and observe.

Emily you were an absolute brilliant speaker and inspiring.  Thank you!

Skate Crave

09/08/2011 § Leave a comment

Its been a few months now that my Facebook status keeps repeating on me wanting to learn how to skate and my current fascination with skaters. I found skaters left and right on my visit to NYC.  Back in London after two weeks and a small boom of skaters seems to be rising in my neighbourhood.  New trend?

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