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London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Feeling Flat

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I know we said we had posted all of the streetstyle, but then we spotted these great shoes and didn’t want to deprive you of this insight.

So, you will have spotted some amazing towering heels in all of the other London Fashion Week posts. Just to show an even and balanced view, we have decided to share some of these super smart flatties with you too. Building on the androgynous direction, capturing the crepe soled, brother creeper revival as well as saying hello again to those tried and trusted DM‘s- the flat shoe was not only a great style choice, but also a very sensible option when the rest of the fash pack was teetering over Somerset House‘s cobbles and praying for the moment they could slip off their Loubi’s and slip on some corn plasters…

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

outside the Louise Grey show, LFW

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

ouside the Mark Fast show, LFW

outside the Meadham Kirchhoff show, LFW

outside the Topshop Unique show, LFW

outside the Topshop Unique show, LFW

For the rest of our London Fashion Week coverage, just click here. If you’d like to see all of our accessories-centric posts, then click here. Enjoy!

Thanks again to Asta for the great shots, and thanks to all of you for stopping for us to take your picture.

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Needles Out

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

As we near the end of our London Fashion Week coverage, and we look at one of our favourite categories. For the past couple of season’s the knit report has been the easiest one for us to fill month on month. There is so much fabulous innovation happening in this field, and the fashion crowd certainly embraced that at this Fashion Week, rocking some really lovely knitted looks.

Reflecting what we have been seeing at retail, hairy and fluffy knits are super important, as are textural as well as patterned looks. As expected, these themes were taken to the extreme in some cases at LFW, but still looked super stylish. We love the surprise elements in some of these knitted looks, where knits are encased or interspersed with sheers or pattern is blown out and artfully placed. Proportions and detailing are incredibly important, especially when you are working a pretty simplistic knit style. So, we think that this Autumn Winter knits will be super important ( I know this may just sound like common sense and all…) so wear your wool with pride, feel simple chic in cashmere and embrace the hairy effects with lots angora bunny fluff.

Alice Goddard of Hot and Cold magazine at LFW

Alice Goddard of Hot and Cold magazine at LFW

outside the Erdem show, LFW

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

outside the Mark Fast show, LFW

outside the Mark Fast show, LFW

outside the Topshop Unique show, LFW

outside the Topshop Unique show, LFW

For the rest of our LFW coverage, just click here. If you’d like to read more about knitwear, then click here. Enjoy!

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Technicolour

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

So, to start the week, we have a colour injection to wake you up after the weekend. We’re almost through our mega post-a-thon of London Fashion Week coverage. Hope you’ve enjoyed all of the posts. We’ve had a fine time pulling them all together and deciding how best to categories all of the images.

After Friday’s post on the predicable, but still stunning selection of monochrome spotted on the global fashion crowd, we now look at the polar opposite direction. I think this was probably the most colourful LFW we have ever seen, including all for the fabulously eye popping prints we’ve posted too. We really love the ultra bright shifts and sweaters showing how to work the new season colour blocking, those brilliantly bright accessories that just added so much to an outfit, the odd colour clash and the complete exuberance that this added to our LFW experience.

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

London Fashion Week, September 2011

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

If you’d like to see the rest of our London Fashion Week coverage, just click here. Enjoy!

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Print and Pattern

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

This London Fashion Week was awash with gorgeous print and pattern. Some were identifiable as, or inspired by hot print looks from the Autumn ’11 catwalks, but the ones that we loved the most were the looks that reflected the wearer’s aesthetic rather than the designers. We think that a few of these are certainly vintage, and we really like that they all feel chosen purely for their beauty rather than the beauty of the back neck label.

Its hard to summarize any specific direction as the looks were wonderfully individual on the whole. ‘Colouful’ covers some of them, with a very broad brush stroke statement, but possibly a better thing to focus on is how they are being worn. We are really into those that styled up a couple of print and pattern looks together. This approach created some really gorgeously energetic and exciting effects. So, if in doubt about how to rock pattern this Autumn Winter, we say, go big, go bold, go bright and go multiple!

outside the Clements Ribeiro show, London Fashion Week

outside the Clements Ribeiro show, London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

outside Michael van der Ham's show, London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

at the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

If you’d like to check out the rest of our LFW coverage, just click here. If you’d like more pattern inspiration, then just click here. Enjoy!

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Warm Leatherette

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Actually most of this isn’t leatherette, its proper leather- but I just couldn’t resist the title (in reference to one of my all time fav Grace Jones songs in case you’re wondering). London Fashion Week was such an inspirational event this season, and in no small way due to the ultra stylish attendees. If you look back at historical LFW coverage you’ll see that this is the perfect barometer for the trends that are going to come through strongly over the season ahead, so take note and start your shopping list from the directions we’ve highlighted this week.

Leather was a material being backed by the fashion pack, and not only as the ubiquitous Biker jacket (thanks Burberry for keeping that one alive for Autumn). The newest direction in leather, however, is the skirt. From mini skater skirts to minxy pencils and on into midi length, full A lines.

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

Outside the Louise Gray show, London Fashion Week

Outside the Louise Gray show, London Fashion Week

Susie Bubble at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, London Fashion Week

Outside the Topshop show, London Fashion Week

Outside the Topshop show, London Fashion Week

Thanks again to Asta for all of the great shots, and thanks to all of you for stopping to have us take your photograph.

Blink Details: The Tippet Point

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Apologies for the slightly rubbish title, but it does have a little merit in both referencing one of our favourite books by Malcolm Gladwell and also seeming to pretty well sum up today’s subject matter…

Your Autumn look will be utterly incomplete without the addition of a fluffy tippet or a furry stole. The look has been taken up across the fashion retail map and we have bargain to bank-breaking options for you. We particularly love the super brightly coloured variations on this theme… and as always with fur, we say go fake please as fashion is no reason for pain beyond that caused by dancing too long in your stillys.

Ermanno Scervino

Feathers

Gucci

Gucci

Joseph

Matthew Williamson

Oasis

Roberto Cavalli

Topshop

Accessories: Colour Blocked

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The passion for colour continues strongly into Autumn, and we’ve been spotting some great brilliantly colour blocked accessories. Its a great way to refer to a trend without going head to toe. Instead you can choose head or toe! Bold striping and contrast colour panels create a strongly graphic statement that we find hard to resist. This selection of images come from the ‘Accessories’ report that we are putting together to be issued this month. We’ll be sharing some more highlights tomorrow. If you’d like to see more from our reports, just click here.

Louis Vuitton

Sergio Rossi

Marni

Sonia Rykiel

YSL

Blink Retail: Baby, its (not) cold outside

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

According to fashion, Summer is history and Autumn is where it’s at…

Yes, we are in that frantic seasonal change over that leaves you feeling slightly out of step with reality. The stores are almost sold out of Summer sale stock and the shelves are rapidly being replenished with the first deliveries of Autumn. In many cases, these deliveries are not really what we in fashion fondly term ‘Buy now, wear now’. If they were there would be more summer dresses and a some gorgeous bikinis for the optimists amongst us who hope that July, August and even September might be scorching. These new season deliveries are in fact full of chunky knits, long sleeves, heavier weights, tweedy textiles and even the odd fur trim. If, like us, you are rather suggestible, you’ll actually be considering investing in that fabulously cabled, angora blend, long sleeved, high necked sweater- even though it could induce heat stroke if you wore it now- because it might just be sold out by the time you may actually really need it in, say, October.

Here are some of the gorgeous new season looks that we shot in store windows over the past week…

Alberta Ferretti

Bottega Veneta

Chanel

Louis Vuitton

Balenciaga at Selfridges

If you’d like to see more retail inspiration, just click here. Enjoy!

Colour Palette- Neutral meets Bright

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I was passing by the lovely Hanina Gallery on Westbourne Grove a little while back when I spotted this painting. I just loved its energy and the combination of texture and colour. I’ve been stashing it on the back burner awaiting an opportune moment to share it with you. Its been a while since we featured an inspirational colour palette, so I decided now was the time to get this post out there.

I think its a great colour, pattern and mood inspiration for Autumn 2011. As we’re working on that season for clients this month, this has been front of mind for us. I think its the way that the artist has combined such rich neurals with those eye popping brights. But it doesn’t jar at all. It shows how you can be bold and brave, even while embracing the all important neutrals.

We have started with saturated black, followed with carbon (pantone 18-3905 TPX), noisette (18-1612 TPX), plaster (14-1310 TPX) and ivory (11-0104 TPX) to cover off the neutrals and soft tinted shades. Then add in rust (18-1250 TPX), tomato (17-1558 TPX), dark turquoise (16-4834 TPX) and cobalt (18-4148 TPX) to cater to those flashes of saturated colour.

a beautiful painting spotted in the window of the Hanina Gallery

Click here for more inspirational colour palettes.