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“Blink” Accessories: Mawi’s AW’15 statement pieces

Friday, September 11th, 2015

And when we say ‘statement pieces’ we mean it in the most direct way possible! When we saw East London label, Mawi‘s AW’15 collection at February’s London Fashion Week, their new knits and structured bags were causing quite a commotion.

Mawi's AW'15 collection. The 'Dealer' bag, accessories, British brand

Mawi’s AW’15 collection. The ‘Dealer’ bag

Fast forward a little and Madonna was shot with the ‘Dealer’ bag in her sticky mits. That’s when it was clear that Mawi were on to a good thing. Unsurprisingly some of the styles have completely sold out, but some of the other variations on this theme could still be yours. You just need to decide if you’re a Dealer or a Thief…

Mawi's AW'15 collection. The 'Thief' bag and sweater, accessories,Fashion trends, British brand

Mawi’s AW’15 collection. The ‘Thief’ bag and sweater

Can’t wait to see what they’re following this up with at next week’s LFW! Just click here from more accessories news.

“Blink” Streetstyle: London Fashion Week

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

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“Blink” Inspiration: Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

Fashion Knitwear by Jenny Udale

If you are a fashion fan, fashion student or a working designer, then this is a great resource for you. Not only is ‘Fashion Knitwear’ a beautiful book, filled with gorgeous imagery and design illustrations, it also an education in the art of knitting within the fashion world.

Designer, author and lecturer, Jenny Udale, profiles some of the most influential and innovative designers, giving us insight into their inspiration and approach to the knit elements of their collections. Without getting mired in technicalities, Udale gives us insight into the way the craft of knit is constantly developing, moving forward and being applied in new and exciting ways.

Leutton Postle featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Leutton Postle featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

Missoni featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Missoni featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

Sonia Rykiel featured in 'Fashion Knitwear' by Jenny Udale

Sonia Rykiel featured in ‘Fashion Knitwear’ by Jenny Udale

With design names that you’ll be familiar with as well as some newer or less known names, this is a really lovely celebration of a very specific discipline within the fashion world. You can find out more and even buy a copy right here. A great addition to my fashion library.

If you’d like to read about more fashion inspiration, just look here.

 

“Blink” Streetstyle: More Monochrome

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
London Fashion Week, streetstyle

London Fashion Week, streetstyle

For more marvelous streetstyle, take a look here.

“Blink” Menswear: Lyle & Scott x Jonathan Saunders

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

It’s a design marriage made in heaven. Two Scottish labels, both with a boldly graphic handwriting. One with an impressive, longstanding heritage, and one with an impressive, ground breaking fashion reputation. Yes, we are talking about Lyle and Scott‘s collaboration with Jonathan Saunders (I think the title of this post may have given the game away a bit…).

The capsule collection really stood out amongst the other labels on show at London Collections: Men. The energetic colour and pattern combinations are so striking. I love how it embraces both Lyle and Scott’s golfing roots as well as reflecting what Saunder’s is so great at delivering. It’s traditional, rooted in the brand’s argyle patterns, and yet utterly contemporary, tapping in to the trend for strongly graphic patterns. I may have to get the boy to invest in some, just so that I can borrow it!

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

Lyle and Scott collaboration with Jonathan Saunders, LC:M

 

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Streetstyle

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
LFW Sept13 "Blink London"

LFW Sept13 "Blink London"

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“Blink” London Fashion Week: Leutton Postle

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

We were delighted to see Leutton Postle at London Fashion Week’s exhibition at Somerset House, after previously meeting the duo at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. This innovative and experimental knitwear label always deliver a punchy, bold and energetic collection and the Spring Summer ’14 offer certainly follows that signature look. This creative, London based pair, met when they were studying at Central Saint Martins, and launched their label to great critical claim in September 2011. In fact even prior to launching their joint label, Jenny Postle’s graduate collection was featured in the covetable windows of Browns. Not a bad start I think you’ll agree.

For SS’14, the pair have added a little hardware to the equation, through some harness style belts which serve to add structure to the softer shapes, working brilliantly with all of the graphic pattern. They loved the impact of these elements so much that they have also developed them into a small capsule collection of accessories.

Leutton Postle, London Fashion Week

Leutton Postle, London Fashion Week

Leutton Postle, SS'14. London Fashion Week

Leutton Postle, SS'14. London Fashion Week

Leutton Postle, SS'14. London Fashion Week

Leutton Postle, SS'14. London Fashion Week

Leutton Postle, SS'14. London Fashion Week

Leutton Postle, SS'14. London Fashion Week

For more inspirational new designers, take a look here.

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Streetstyle at Somerset House

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
LFW Streetstyle, September '13. "Blink London"

LFW Streetstyle, September '13. "Blink London"

LFW Streetstyle, September '13. "Blink London"

LFW Streetstyle, September '13. "Blink London"

For more from London Fashion Week, take a look here. For more streetstyle, have a look here. If you’re mad about accessories, then this is where you should click.

“Blink” Reports: May’13 Knitwear Design Inspiration

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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…

"Blink" Knitwear report, May '13

"Blink" Knitwear report, May '13

"Blink" Knitwear report, May '13

"Blink" Knitwear report, May '13

If you’re interested in seeing more about our reports, just click here.

“Blink” Streetstyle: London Fashion Week, February ’13

Monday, March 4th, 2013
London Fashion Week, February '13. Somerset House

London Fashion Week, February '13. Somerset House

London Fashion Week, February '13. Somerset House

London Fashion Week, February '13. Somerset House

For more from London Fashion Week, just click here.