London Fashion Week


Ashish Fall/ Winter 2012
Written by Kalinda Panholzer
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:49
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

When one thinks of tie-dye, sequins, paisley, Sanskrit, rainbows, and smiley faces, the word “chic” doesn’t necessarily come to mind. However, Ashish brought life and style to the runway that was fabulously exciting and well executed. Dubbed “Bollywouldn’t” the collection stemmed from the idea of a grungy spiritual journey to the Ganges, the journey through the collection itself is surprisingly pleasing. The outlandish mix of prints and piles of layers made for a very intricate individual look while keeping the designs cohesive as a set.

 
Lou Dalton SS12
Written by Rhianne Sinclair-Phillips
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 22:35
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

 

A gaggle of bowl haired models with steely expressions graced the runway, in moody tailoring reminiscent of the 1980’s post-punk and skinhead culture to present Lou Dalton’s SS12 collection.

Drawing inspiration from the 1984 Miner’s strike, the collection featured a somber colour palette of blacks and navies rooted in biker jackets with futuristic zip placements and extremely short tailored shorts. The harshness and desperation of the 1980’s struggle reinterpreted into minimal shapes and structured cuts, worked on hard-wearing denim and Macintosh with the unexpected textures of cotton voile and delicate silk worked like a dream.

 
LFW: Burberry Prorsum S/S 2012
Written by Nicole Zak
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 20:21
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

Christopher Bailey produces yet another amazing collection for Spring 2012, featuring a mustard color pallete and tribal patterns while still maintaining the Burberry aesthetic.

 
Kinder Aggugini AW11
Written by Administrator
Friday, 04 March 2011 12:41
Runway Shows - London Fashion Week

There are two flight-worthy visions of abstraction this autumn - 50s French couture fashionistas will like the disproportionately big garments, while 80s Japanese conceptual fashionistas will go into a frenzy for the enormous garments. Though these styles are definitely different, one thing is vital for either look: the bigger, the better. Kinder Aggugini sparked globetrotting fancies with his combination of fifties redux from France and eighties redux in Japan, ensuring every fashionistas’ heart took flight last week. More like a tour guide as oppose to a tourist in the fashion world, Aggugini was born and raised in Italy before escaping to England to study both at St. Martins School of Art and on London’s Savile Row. His career took him to work for John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith, before relocating overseas to design at some of the world’s most prestigious luxury houses, Versace, Calvin Klein and Costume National, as ghost designer. In 2008, Kinder stepped into the spotlight with his first own name collection – which was exclusively stocked at Dover Street Market, following a personal visit from Rei Kawakubo.

Inspired by Peggy Guggenheim’s modernist sense of aesthetic and flamboyant taste willingly breaks tradition while remaining elegant - Kinder Aggugini hopped on board to epitomize abstract glamour in Europe. A trip to Venice last autumn lead Aggugini to visualize what Peggy might have worn had she been around today. This admiration booked Aggugini‘s ticket all the way to London Fashion Week in which his entire Autumn/Winter 2011 collection was explored. In attendance, amongst the global press were the singer Bat For Lashes (Natasha Khan), Marina & The Diamonds’ Marina Diamandis, Sharleen Spiteri, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, DJ and pop stars Yasmin and Sunday Girl.

Models commuted down the runway in the same way the Guggenheim collections fused modern art spanning over four decades and come up with garments where shape and form is exaggerated. The French 50s and Japanese 80s concepts were larger than life, yet remained chic and graceful on their journey. Garments were almost completely shapeless and they still maintained the elegance and feminity essential to fashion. Utilizing one single fabric: a cashmere mix treated with the newest technologies, from fusing to bonderising to dip dyeing to industrial brushing and laser cutting, Aggugini gave fashionistas the itinerary to fashion heaven. Modernism coexisting alongside contemporary has always apparent as Aggugini is renown for his skill. Impeccably tailored coats with sharp jet buttons, and flowing romantic dresses toughened with bold prints and colors are some of his craft.

Aggugini seizes to accomplish as he consistently embraces the both old and new component - deep research into fabrics and an often obscure approach to detail, blends tradition with his scientifically mastered treatments. The use of lavish materials treated with modern technologies and the experimenting with form is his desire to confront the traditional form of design and create a contemporary sense of luxury. Travel is the activity going from one place to another location and with his Autumn/Winter 2011 showing, Kinder Aggugini is definitely going places.

photos via nymag.com

 
Topman Fall/Winter 2011
Written by Administrator
Friday, 04 March 2011 08:07
 
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