London Fashion Week


Aminaka Wilmont Fall 2011
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Thursday, 03 March 2011 21:01
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

A fashion tribe, viewed either stylistically or developmentally, is a tribe consisting of a show stopping pack that stages a social revolution in a settlement in London, at an event called London Fashion Week. The determined,confident in their own individuality and uniqueness of members in this tribe, also known as “models”, were lead by designers Maki Aminaka Löfvander and Marcus Wilmont of Aminaka Wilmont and attained and edge in their newest conquest: The totem collection. Creating a new tribe, the tough, raw, and durable ’Totem’, took influence from totemic tribes, primitivism and subtraction.

The influence behind this darker collection was taken from totem poles, spirits and animals, with a focus on primitive religions and deities taking on new forms. The digital prints from this collection were inspired by animal hides, skins and furs. Taking a strut on the tribal side, the collection maintained soft silhouettes and draping in silk georgette, with asymmetric cuts and the use of straps across the body, accentuating and flattering. The prints are bold and strong and there is a hint in the direction toward more structured blocks of shape and color. The knitwear, in graduating shades of grey, cut to flow widely around a silhouette, with arm and leg warmers continuing the raw and unbreakable feel throughout the collection.

Yet the Aminaka Wilmont avant-garde, trademark tailoring remained strong with the use of washed leather jackets and shorts, mixed with thick, Italian shearling and Toscana. Mimiking an inner-tribal love affair, the impenetrable wedge boots, both knee and ankle high on the runway, heavily represented a strong animal’s hoof, reaffirming that a hard edge can still be elegant. With pheasant feathers, glaring eyes and long hair, there was a gluttonous edge to this collection which peaked through with the use of catwalk music, like this collection, the likes of UNKLE, Kraddy and Balam Acab were not musical artists to be left unheard in this environment filled with tribal-themed glamour.

photos via nymag.com

 
sass & bide: Fall/Winter 2011 London Fashion Week
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Thursday, 03 March 2011 10:09
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

Australian design duo Sarah- Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton have really brought out the exotic and fun colors in this year's fall/winter 2011 collection. While most designers played it safe, sass & bide ruled with vivid magentas, reds, tangerines, and florescent melon colors.  Backstage after the show, Clarke stated that their fall girl is, "an elegant and ladylike urban warrior." These rich and electric shades travel all over the globe, "It's about different cultures, different textures, and mediums all coming together," said Middleton. Many of the clothes in the collection were accented with a wide variety of prints and unique hats. Overall sass & bide's collection in London Fashion week portrayed a colorful outlook on cultures and traditions.

 
MariaFrancescaPepe Fall 2011
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Thursday, 03 March 2011 08:52
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

Never failing to amuse with her gothic inspiration was MariaFrancescaPepe at London's 2011 Fashion Week. Pepe ditches the shoulder pads of fall 2010 for glowing bronzed skin. Using materials such as chains and extravagant head pieces, she remarkably is still able to make clothing that seems light and effortless. Honorable mentions go out for her barely-there sheers and spiked heels. Every season is always formfitting, flattering and just plain sexy; while getting her vision across she still manages to consider fit, staying true to her impeccable craftmanship. MFPs originality ineveitabley makes her one to watch.

 

photos via catwalking.com

 
Tailor Made Oliver Spencer A/W '11
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Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:42
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

Oliver Spencer’s debut line up was anything but ordinary at the London Fashion Week. The London-based designer mixed English suiting with American sportswear in his line-up of English-made suits, in his first runway event. Using the Ska movement and Northern soul, Spencer created a collection that suits men of all ages and careers. Oliver Spencer uses his talent to pursue clothes that fit the stylish modern man; you don't have to be a business man or a ‘male fashionista’ to pull them off.

 

photo via kentonmagazine.com

 
Amanda Wakeley AW 2011
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Monday, 28 February 2011 21:46
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

Amanda Wakeley's Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection depicted a Posh Spice Girl, black short mini-dresses: a typical London fashionista.

Inspired by Londoners roaming in the streets of London, Wakeley finds a vibrant freedom in each woman and her clothes is designed to fit the "ageless woman" that holds a strong attitude and self-confidence.

Wakeley's collection can meet the eye of the powerful business woman of today. Black-pencil skirts, form-fitting cocktail dresses and plenty of sumptuous fur showed sophistication at its best. Wakeley is too busy focusing on success, fulfillment and happiness in a woman and tends to ignore other flashy trends. Her style is classic and although it's not as trendy...you can never go wrong with keeping a classic image.

The long coats left many at awe. The voluptuous high-neck outerwear in black and beige can accentuate any woman and can be paired with booties or high-knee boots.

Her modern age of a classical business woman look have left many inspired for this year's autumn season.

 

photos via nymag.com

 
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