Sunday, 23 February 2014

Milan Fashion Week - A/W 14 - Part 1

Roberto Cavalli
Dolce and Gabbana
Fausto Puglisi
Les Copains
Antonio Marras
Roberto Cavalli showed a collection with signature animal skin prints, with a colour palette of fiery reds and black. Models paraded around an actual ring of fire, complementing the flame prints shown on long dresses.
I must also mention Jeremy Scott's collection for Moschino. Talk about fast fashion, this collection was fast food fashion!!! Models wore clothes which referenced a very well know fast food chain and carried their handbags on plastic trays. The final few looks from the collection saw models literally dressed in candy wrappers. The collection brought a huge injection of fun to proceedings at Milan Fashion Week and for that I salute the brand. French Fries iPhone case anyone?
I'll be posting Part 2 of my Milan Fashion Week Highlights in the next few days.
Phillippa x

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

London Fashion Week - A/W 14 - Highlights

Peter Pilotto
Temperley London
Mary Katrantzou
Paul Smith
Antonio Berardi
David Koma
Roksanda Illincic
Matthew Williamson
I live streamed the Burberry show on Monday and, as always, it was superb. Inspired by the Bloombury Group, the collection featured loosely hand-painted florals. I can recommend watching it online if you get the chance. You can already pre-order the runway collection on the Burberry website and the 'Colour Block Check Blanket Poncho', priced at £895, with personalised initials is sure to be a new season must have.
What did you think of the latest offering from Mary Katrantzou? A change in direction saw Katrantzou produce a collection free from digital print and bright colours. Some garments reminded me of similar silhouettes that we are used to seeing on the runway at Valentino. My favourite pieces from the collection were the chain mail dresses. I work next to Katrantzou's studio and had seen the chain mail in the week before the show and was intrigued to see how it would be used, I liked the result.
Milan Fashion Week is now under way, so I will be posting new runway collections soon.
Phillippa x


Monday, 17 February 2014

New York Fashion Week - A/W 14 - Part 2

Clover Canyon
Diane Von Furstenberg
Alexander Wang
Cushnie et Ochs
Anna Sui
Preen Line

I hope that from my recent blog posts you have discovered a few collections that you like from NYFW. As I post this, I am already busy working on the London collection moodboards so stay tuned to my blog for that. Highlights will include: Burberry, Paul Smith and Mary Katrantzou...whose collection is not what you will have been expecting!!
Phillippa x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

New York Fashion Week - A/W 14 - Part 1

This seems to be becoming a regular feature on my blog, posting new season collections as soon as they have hit the here is Part 1 of my NYFW highlights, Part 2 will follow once all the NY shows have finished. This is just a selection of my favourite shows, but you can follow me on Pinterest for a more extensive look at the latest catwalk collections.
Peter Som
Prabal Gurung
Dion Lee
Mara Hoffman
Rachel Roy
Herve Leger
Rebecca Minkoff

Phillippa x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Katie Eary for River Island

One of the industries most talked about up and coming designers, Katie Eary, is collaborating with high street retailer River Island. I've been a fan of Eary's work for a while now and you may remember I posted about her designs on my blog last August. My background is in print design, so I was initially drawn to Eary's use of playful and inventive prints. It comes as no surprise that one of Eary's biggest celebrity fans is Rihanna, who has also collaborated with River Island. Eary cited that inspiration for the collection came from the film 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', bringing in elements of wild animal prints with fiery accents. Swimsuits with plunging necklines are for the brave, whereas t-shirts from the collection will look suitably stylish teamed with skinny jeans and a leather jacket. This new collaboration is sure to make Eary one of the years most coveted London designers and bring her name and style to the masses. The collection will officially launch on February 18th, during London Fashion Week.
Katie Eary X River Island
Which are your favourite pieces from the collection?  Will you be purchasing any of these garments/accessories? For me, the clothes are a little too bold for my everyday style, however I love the red leopard print sandals and would definitely wear them styled with a simple black shirt dress from the likes of Equipment or T by Alexander Wang.
Phillippa x

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Pre Fall 14 - Print Overview

As you will have seen from my previous few posts, I have shown you my favourite Pre-Fall 14 Collections. I have now made 5 mood boards to summarise all of the prints from the season.
Geo and Skins
Paisley and Art Nouveau
Birds, Feathers, Fruit, Animals
Conversational's and Texture
New York Fashion Week commences tomorrow, with designers showcasing their A/W 14 Collections. As I have done in the past, I will be making more boards and I will bring you an overview of the weeks latest collections, so stay tuned to my blog for that! Which collections are you looking forward to seeing? Personally I can't wait to see Milly, BCBG, Mara Hoffman, Clover Canyon and Anna Sui.
Phillippa x