Posts Tagged ‘Knitwear’

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Streetstyle

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Somerset House, London Fashion Week

Somerset House, London Fashion Week

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Enjoy! Lucy

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Colour Palettes: Spring Sorbets from Prada

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

We spotted these looks from Prada‘s pre-Spring collection in their Bond Street windows just the other day. How gorgeous that colour palette? Well, its so gorgeous we had to have a go at pantone matching it for you. Our first colour palette post for some time, but worth the wait, wouldn’t you agree?

Prada

Prada

from left: papaya (pantone 16-1640 TPX), pollen (12-0721 TPX), honeydew (15-1245 TPX), cold blue (15-4008 TPX) and lagoon (17-5421 TPX).

We then spotted the same gorgeous cardigan on the amazing Lana del Rey in the forth issue of Wonderland magazine. Looking good, Lana.

Lana del Rey in Wonderland magazine

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Enjoy! Lucy

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Streetstyle: Soft Monochrome

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

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Enjoy! Lucy

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Bright Young Things, Selfridges

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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.

Alice Lee

Alice Lee

Sorcha O'Raghllaigh

Shaun Samson

Shaun Samson

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Enjoy! Lucy

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Sunshine from Sonia Rykiel

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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.

Sonia Rykiel, Spring '12

Sonia Rykiel, Spring '12

Sonia Rykiel, Spring '12

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Enjoy! Lucy

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Knits: Cream of the Crop

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Its a woolly fashion world right now and if your a knit lover, then you’re spoilt for choice. We’re into a colourful, pattern-tastic Fairisle as much as the next fashion addict, but what really makes our heart melt this Winter is all the amazing variations on the Aran style knit. Its all about cream and ivory shades in stunning, hand knit looking textural effects. So, if you’re after a super soft and swingy sweater or your feeling more for a slouchy, boyfriend style silhouette, there are so many great choices out there. So, we suggest you make like a sheep and follow the herd for a cozy fashion solution this winter.

Urban Outfitters

Selfridges

Reiss

New Look

Reiss

Massimo Dutti

Miss Sixty

Lipsy

Guess

For more knit inspiration, just click here. Enjoy!

Enjoy! Lucy

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

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Enjoy! Lucy

Blink Travels: Copenhagen Fashion Week, the shows- Part 2

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

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.

Nuit Comme Oui

Nuit Comme Oui

Enjoy! Lucy

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

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Enjoy! Lucy

Graduate Fashion Week: London College of Fashion, BA Graduates Show

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

So, day 3 and we still have loads of great LCF BA graduate show coverage for you. At this point I guess it would be wise to add a disclaimer: If we have mis-named any of the shows I am incredibly sorry. Just let me know who, what, where and we’ll amend it ASAP!

Yingzhi Luo- Chi Chi

Yingzhi Luo- Chi Chi

Yingzhi Luo- Chi Chi

Yingzhi Luo- Chi Chi

Yingzhi Luo- Chi Chi

Stine Riis, winner of the Biddle Sawyer Silks award for 'Innovative use of Fabric'

Stine Riis

Stine Riis

Stine Riis

Stine Riis

Stine Riis

Yumiko Isa

Yumiko Isa

Yumiko Isa

Yumiko Isa

Yumiko Isa

Wun Wun Nova Chiu, winner of the 'Collection of the Year' award

Wun Wun Nova Chiu

Wun Wun Nova Chiu

Wun Wun Nova Chiu

Enjoy! Lucy