Monday, 4 November 2013

Fashion Week Favourites: Meadham Kirchhoff's Victoriana Schoolgirls

Hi there!

Even though London Fashion Week was over a month ago now, I've been so busy that I'm still catching up on next years collections! However, when Meadham Kirchhoff's collection of brilliance caught my eye, I couldn't resist doing another Fashion Week Favourite.

Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff never fail to surprise; their designs don't really understand the meaning of rules, or subtlety, and the word wearable doesn't really spring to mind either. But, they are always incredibly creative and inspiring, and the kind of clothes I'd want to wear if I was that little bit braver or, you know, cooler.

There was an air of Halloween about this collection, despite it being that of next summer...but then again, there always is that slightly gothic edge with Meadham Kirchhoff. There's lace, lots and lots of lace, mostly black and white but with a pop of seductive red thrown in for good measure. Masculine tailored jackets with military details sat over frilly babydoll dresses and knee high socks add a sense of formality, roughed up by cut-off sleeves and exposed midriffs.

Accessories are also the stars of the show; there were multiple childlike bows adorning fiery red ringlets, oversized bonnets-come-sunhats fresh from a Jane Austen novel and the coolest fricking sunglasses I have ever seen. Spiky black frames with bats round the ears? Yes please.

Those glasses, oh my. ♥

Take a bow, Meadham Kirchhoff.

All images from the Vogue website, see the full show and catwalk report here.

What are your favourite trends this season?

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Something to Think About...

A little inspiration, courtesy of the ELLE facebook page.

A dream becoming reality doesn't just happen.
So make it happen.

How are you motivating yourself this week?

Friday, 11 October 2013

Fashion Week Favourites: Valentino's Tribal Couture


Well, sadly, Fashion Month is over! Paris Fashion Week was the last piece of runway loveliness for us to lust over this season, and boy, was it a good one.

So the next in my Fashion Week Favourites is from the French capital itself, and it's the fashion legend that is Valentino.

Valentino, lead by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, is always a beautiful show to watch, but this season it just seemed to push the wow factor up a notch. Valentino is always reliable for classically stunning gowns and eveningwear, but this collection was more diverse and definitely more wearable. There was a varied mix of inspiration on display, from tribal embellishment to schoolgirl headbands and masculine shirts. I love the details here; the necklaces wrapped round to create chokers, the basic white shirt turned into a cape, demure shapes combined with autumnal lace and sheer mesh.... it's all very, very good. 

My favourite collection of the season? I think so.

Valentino, be my valentine? ♥♥♥

All images from the Vogue website, see the full collection here.
Did you like the new Valentino collection? 
What was your highlight of Fashion Month?? Let me know!

PS: Also, I am super excited to say that I am now a volunteer student blogger for handmade jewellery brand Jewellery Moments! My first event is Durham Fashion Week next Saturday, and I cannot wait! Check out their bespoke jewellery here.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Fashion Week Favourites: Erdem's Lesson in Monochrome

Another post with my personal highlights of Fashion Week: next up, Erdem.

Erdem is a brand which is classically beautiful every season, with a tendency towards floaty, feminine shapes in beautiful floral prints. This summer, however, we saw a different side to the Erdem woman. 

This collection didn't need colour, flashy accessories or overly groomed hair. The clothes speak for themselves. Inspired by a girl wearing a boy's school uniform and traditional sporty touches with a twist of gothic romance, this is fashion to fall in love with. It's a perfect balance between masculine and feminine, edgy and girly, black and white. There's lacy florals over seductive mesh panels, crisp white shirts whose collars and tails poke out from under delicate dresses and skirts, and a definite element of couture to textured statement gowns juxtaposed with androgynous details and grungy leather shoes.
I'm getting excited just typing about it.

Enough talk, more fashion:

One of my favourite collections in a looong time. I <3 Erdem.

All images from the Vogue website, see the full show and their catwalk report here.

What do you think? Are you as big a fan of this collection as I am?
Let me know!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Fashion Week Favourites: Burberry Prorsum is Pastel Perfect

As you may have gathered, Fashion Week is upon us. New York has recently finished and London started, and my Instagram has been close to implosion with the amount of runway and front row pictures, not to mention backstage beauty shots. There's nothing like the thrill of the new, and even though autumn has just started, these shows are good enough to get you excited for spring again!

So I thought I'd do a couple of posts on my favourite SS14 shows, and first up is Burberry Prorsum. You might find it interesting (then again you might not...) to know that Burberry's AW12 collection was actually my first proper blog post! Check it out here.

There was everything you'd expect from a Burberry show; Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell and Jourdan Dunn on the catwalk, a front row full of British icons and the latest twist on the classic trench coat. With a colour palette of dreamy pastels and muted greys/nudes, delicate lace teamed with sheer panels, art deco embellishment and relaxed but ladylike shapes, this is Burberry at its most feminine, plus a hint of androgyny from boxy coats and laid-back knitwear. Topping it off with a rainfall of petals in the finale? Just, beautiful.

Here's some of my favourite looks from the show:

I'll be sitting next to Sienna Miller in that front row one day!!

All images from the Vogue website, check out the full show and their report here.

Do you like the Burberry SS14 collection?
Who have you been loving at Fashion Week??