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Archive for May, 2009

Colour Palettes- Constructed

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Blink popped along to one of London’s most exciting cultural haunts, the Tate Modern, to see the Constructivist exhibition. The imagery was so inspiring. Here’s one of our favourite paintings, and we think that we have discovered where Marni get their inspiration…

We hope you like the colour palette. We think it could be a good lead for Autumn 2010. Start with saturated black and super clean optic white, then layer up powder puff (pantone 13-1108 TPX), lichen (17-0324 TPX), dark slate (18-3916 TPX), burgundy (19-1726 TPX) and finally, aubergine (19-3816 TPX).

Contructivist exhibition, Tate Modern

Contructivist exhibition, Tate Modern

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Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Social- ‘Underdrome’

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

This weekend Blink attended the first night’s performance of an amazing hybrid show at the Roundhouse in Camden. The Roundhouse’s artist in residence, Darren Johnston, created an event blending modern ballet, the London Contemporary Orchestra, projection art and a white cloaked choir. The result, called ‘Underdrome’, had a distinct horror movie feel with a strong Japanese aesthetic. Possibly one of the most thought provoking pieces that we have seen, in one of our favourite London venues.

White was the colour statement of the evening, surrounded by the deep, dark interior of the venue. We thought the set was stunning, particularly the flocks of origami birds.

The central set piece was this ghostly tree, or was it a cloud?

The central set piece was this ghostly tree, or was it a cloud?

We were bewitched by all of these hand folded birds

We were bewitched by all of these hand folded birds

Enjoy! Lucy

Tie one on…

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Its all about scarves sweetie, but forget uptight a la our Majesty and go for flopsy, flouncy and full. Never, ever have another bad hair day!

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Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

Enjoy! Lucy

Mellow Yellow Accessories

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

A shot of pure Summer in these brilliant colour pop accessories. We do love yellow at the moment. It’s a frequent shade in our current report palettes, always adding that extra Summer zing!

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Hoss Intropia

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COS

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Harvey Nichols

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Harvey Nichols

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River Island

Enjoy! Lucy

February ’09 London Fashion Week- Fur goodness sake

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Well, it was a chilly February day, but that did not prepare Blink for the amount of real fur wore by the LFW crowd. We had to double check that we hadn’t got off the bus in Milan instead of Knightsbridge. Blink takes a firm ‘pro faux’ stance, and we think that these styles could be brilliantly translated in to faux fur fabulousness.

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Stunning chubby elevating a very simple and casual look

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Beautiful neutral colour palette and subtle use of animal prints

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This warm toned muffler lifts a cool look.

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Anna Karenina inspired, rather than Davey Crockett...

Enjoy! Lucy

Love, love, love

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Perhaps an overused term in the wonderful world of fashion, but we do really, truly love these amour oriented images.

Berlin

Berlin

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Berlin

Berlin
Enjoy! Lucy

February ’09 London Fashion Week- Colourful Coats

Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Delicious colour pop coat

Delicious colour pop coat

Lovely colour palette

Lovely colour palette

Working a retro mood brilliantly

Working a retro mood brilliantly

Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Press Release

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Blink London, an Innovative New Fashion Consultancy & Reporting Service

BLINK LONDON is a fashion reporting and consultancy service offering a unique insight in to the best of the British fast fashion womenswear.

Founded by designer and forecaster Lucy Williams who realized that there demand for a new type of reporting service, one that cuts straight to key information allowing customers to be both inspired and instantly informed on what is happening on the fast changing British high street.

“I became frustrated by other services that were over complex or too divorced from the reality of turning around product at speed.  I instinctively knew what was missing because I have worked as a designer for some of the best loved high street brands, starting my career with Whistles, Warehouse and then to Marks & Spencer where I created the Autograph own label collection.  I understand how to break new ground by creating innovative new collections as well as energizing established collections and strengthening a brand’s identity.  I knew that there was a genuine need for a service like BLINK” Lucy Williams, BLINK’s Creative Director.

BLINK reports are split into product specific categories- denim, dresses, print, jersey, knit, graphic and accessories, so there is no need to sift through pages of irrelevant ‘noise’. BLINK provides over 100 images each month, in an easy to use format combining clarity and creativity. The reports include detailed product shots, people shots, vintage and pantone referenced colour palettes. They believe the clear, constant flow of up-to-the-minute information saves clients precious time and increases their speed to market, which is critical in the fast paced global fashion market.

In addition to the reporting service BLINK also offers a sample purchasing service, personalized itineraries for London and Paris, accompanied shopping trips in London, or personally tailored retail reporting.

Lucy’s 18 years experience of the British fashion industry and her background as a womenswear designer gives she has an intimate understanding of what tools will really help designers, buyers and visual merchandisers to deliver inspiration, innovation and commercial success on a daily basis.  This, coupled with her team’s extensive Buying, Design and Forecasting experience means that BLINK can offer a detailed, flexible and responsive boutique style service that reflects their customer’s needs.

Whether clients need a small seasonal trend package, a whole seasonal collection designed or a multitude of creative support services in between, BLINK’s team of experts, from highly experienced colorists through to talented designers, know how to deliver.

“When we work with clients our aim is to fully understand their needs and respond to any brief with enthusiasm, dedication and moreover deliver great results” Lucy Williams, BLINK”.

Enjoy! Lucy

Our mission statement

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Blink is about providing insight into what’s happening in the fast fashion womenswear market. We are London focused, but will also show you great inspiration from other European destinations when we think it’s some thing too fabulous to miss. We have created our Blink blog to add a more instant angle to our reporting service. If you are a subscriber, we hope that this will show you imagery that wasn’t contained in your particular report, and perhaps spark a moment of creative brilliance. If you aren’t a subscriber this will give you some insight in to Blink’s world.

If you would like to see more, know more, have more don’t hesitate to have a look at our website www.blinklondon.com, or email us at blog@blinklondon.com.

Enjoy! Lucy