Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Weds 17th Sept: London Fashion Week SS15 - Ryan Lo

Here is designer Ryan Lo dressed in a thematic sailor suit to his tropical aquatic collection complete with crystallised starfish & SailorMoon accessories in collaboration with O Thongthai.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Tues 16th Sept: London Fashion Week SS/15 - Ashish

Spectrum sequins earlier today in the Ashish SS15 show, opened by one of my favourite male models Harry Uzoka and closed by one of my favourite female models Chantelle Winnie............. all styled by my favourite colour-pop princess Anna Trevelyan - her rainbow locks snapped here backstage.  The collection was topped off with tinsel streamer weave in the girls hair and eyes dowsed in heavy glitter galaxy sparkle stardust.  Wedge heels were covered in columns of rhinestones, finished with a pom pom of feather fluff on the front.   Basically all in ingredients for a classic Ashish cosmic collection!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Tuesday 16th September: Africa Utopia at The Southbank Centre

Another  London cultural event crossing over with timing of both London Fashion Week and London Design Festival, was this weekend's "Africa Utopia" at the Southbank Centre.  I'm so pleased I could make time to swing by to see Lakwena's artwork of Swahili words and sneak in a delicious lunch from my favourite "Zoe's Ghana Kitchen".  Here are a couple of examples of the work's on show in the "Africa Calling" showcase within the fair - head over to the site to see more incredible designs including knitwear label Laduma Ngxokolo.
Book your own Ghanalicious dinner this Friday with Zoe's London pop up here

Monday 15th September: LFW SS15 - Sophia Webster "Jungle Is Massive"

  • Following on from the previous post of Holly Fulton's floral collection but from her Folk inspired theme to another kind of tribal gathering .............. Sophia Webster's "Jungle Is Massive".   A clue to the concept was in the location of London's graffiti tunnel Leake Street and the vaulted arches which set designer Gary Card had turned into a black-lit neon nightclub.  The 170 bpm breakbeats hit you before the colour explosion, c/o Rinse founder Geeneus's remix soundtrack for the presentation.  The blast-from-the-past dancehall classics filtered round the twists and turns of the vignette foliage to draw you in and discover the new species of Sophia's latest designs, camouflaged in the installation.   Petal painted leather heels were perched on the branches of the pixelated exotic plants and models swung around on poles with concealed LED lights flashing from their lips.  I have only just come back from a rave in a Mediterranean forest, so this was a hilarious experience with recent flashbacks but now amongst the fashpack of editors in place of spangled teenagers!!  That's why I love Sophia's shows, because they are always an immersive and all-consuming concept that transports you to somewhere outside the schedule's remit of runways.  I confess to shimmying to SHY FX whilst shoulder-to-shoulder with the scrum of stylists, all trying to snap the latest leopard print peep-toes.  And why not!  After all Sophia's shoes were designed for fun times and will definitely end up on some dancefloors after they've hit the stores!  (All snaps from yesterday's presentation and a portrait of set designer Gary Card outside the venue) See last season's show here.    

Monday 15th September: Rainbow hair!

Thanks to Tracy Hayes and FUDGE for another spectrum hair sensation, fresh for fashion week.   (The whole rainbow of eight hues was achieved using the FUDGE paintbox range)