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We’ve decided to give you an insider peak at the design work that we add to our monthly womenswear reports. This is part of the services that we supply to the global fashion industry, sharing the brilliance that is the British fashion market. If you work in the industry and would like to know more about our reporting and consultancy services, why not contact us or your nearest agent?
We are kicking things off with the fashion illustrations and ‘flats’ from our Knitwear report, all drawn by our Creative Director…
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Last but not least is the design work from our June issue of the ‘Knitwear’ report. This report has lots of great close up shots as well as composition information so it’s a fantastically useful and practical tool for all of you knit designers, buyers and manufacturers. If you’d like to see an example report and know more about our subscription options, why not contact your nearest agent?
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Now for some more womenswear and some menswear from Selfridges Bright Young Things event…
We love the look of Alice Lee‘s knitted dresses, brilliantly displayed so that you can view then in close up thought the magnifying lenses. Sorcha O’Raghllaigh created a very theatrical display. Menswear designer, Shaun Samson‘s Peruvian/ Mexican feeling blanket stripes were balanced with darkly dip dyed sections creating a really boldly graphic look.
Yesterday was our first working day of the year and we braved the torrential rains and the gusting wind in order to start our retail research for the next set of reports. It was not the kind of weather that encourages you to think ‘Spring’ thoughts, so I was delighted when I came across the ray of sunshine that was the Sonia Rykiel store window display. Three looks in gorgeous daffodil yellow to inject some much needed Vitamin D into our system. An instant shot of Spring hope for you.
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.
We hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s post. Here’s some more inspirational show shots for you from Copenhagen Fashion Week, where the designers were showcasing their Spring Summer 2012 collections. These images are from the ‘CPH Visions + terminal II‘ showcase where the best contemporary womenswear brands focusing on Scandinavian design, feminine fashion and up-and-coming designers are shown as a group. The venue was a stunning building within Copenhagen’s historical ‘meatpacking’ district, Øksnehallen. Amongst those showing was Nuit Comme Oui, who we featured previously on the blog in one of our interviews. Just click here if you’d like to read it.
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…
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