Pattern: Go Wild in technicolour!

So, we posted about the natural variations on this theme last week, but then we were struck by the amount of hyper-colour skin looks that we had in our stash. These are a little punky, a little pop art and a lot of fabulousness. It takes a little more chutzpah to rock these super colourful looks, compared to the naturally neutral variations on the theme, but the impact is worth the effort.

Go wild in the city this Summer with one of these amazing prints worked back with globally inspired jewelery and simple khakis. You’ll look ggggrrrrrreat!

Click here for more on pattern. These prints, and many others, are featured in the June “Print” report. If you’d like to see this and check out the rest of our amazing reports, contact your nearest agent.

Roberto Cavalli

Miss Sixty

H&M

Joseph

Harvey Nichols

Pattern: Go Wild!

Its a look that has to be handled with care. Super skin prints can be wildly stylish, but its easy to get bitten by this pattern story.

This long running inspiration morphs in scale, colouration and application from season to season and for the past few its been the preserve of the leopard spot in particular, in quite traditional golden hues. For Autumn Winter 2009, the faux fur, leopard spot coat came through with a sweet 60’s feel (spotted below at London Fashion Week, so we think this will still be seen in Autumn 2010 too). For Spring 2010, the skin print scarf was a hot accessories choice. For several years now, we have yet to report on a month with no animal print at all, and the May “Blink” print report contains some really innovative colouration, scale and style variations on this story. Its a question of constantly looking at your inspiration source with new eyes, considering the era that’s currently exciting you, working out your textile mood and then merging and marrying all of these to create your own evolution on skin prints.

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London Fashion Week, Somerset House

Hermes

Reiss

Zara

London Fashion Week, Somerset House

Details- Hanging out in Liberty

When out collecting information for this month’s reports we came across this genius bit of in-store creativity in Liberty. Yes, this is another post proclaiming our love for this stunning store…

As we wondered through the super luxe womenswear department we spotted this amazing installation just draped in the corner. Flocked cutouts, in the shape of birds, dangled from a collection of chains and strings of pearls. It served no particular purpose, apart from looking ethereal and delightful.

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Liberty

Liberty

Selfridges- Super Furry Animals

As the new stock drops the sad sale windows are replaced by exciting new season schemes. Selfridges have taken their 100 years birthday celebration windows and projected them into the future, whilst cleverly showcasing current product. These new displays feature some great ideas, and we particularly loved this variation on the fur coat. As noted in our previous post, fur was a disturbingly prominent look on and off of the Autumn 2009 catwalks. Its not a look we had planned to ever wear, but Selfridges have shown that there can be a way forward for the animal lovers amongst us.

This wasn’t attributed to any particular designer so we think that the VM team must have raided the toy department and created this super teddy-tastic look.

Selfridges

Selfridges

Animal Magic

In past month or so, we have seen a veritable zoo pass before our eyes in the windows of London’s stores. This seems to be the fashionable display theme of choice. We think this kooky and kitsch look at animal life has added a little sneaky smile behind all the serious style statements. Grrrr!

Selfridges

Selfridges

One of a Kind, vintage, Portobello Road

One of a Kind, vintage, Portobello Road

Luella

Luella

Liberty

Liberty

Selfridges

Selfridges