Posts Tagged ‘New York Fashion Week’

“Blink” loves: Preen, AW’12

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

So, we’re elbow deep in AW’12 shows already, with NYFW nearing its end and the wonder that is LFW about to begin. As you know we don’t feature lots and lots of show coverage as the big guys can do a more instantanious and complete job on that than us. We’re more about a broader look at the inspiration emerging through all levels of the fashion industry, with our sights mostly directed on London. Well, we do have a good excuse for featuring coverage from this particular collection…

Preen is a British label, essentially. Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi founded the brand in London, and even though they show in New York, we’re still claiming them as our own. It’s one of our favourite collections so far, and not just because they’re British! The powerful yet elegant take on modern femininity is really exciting, building on the growing ‘ladylike’ direction and taking it forward into a strong and graphically inspired look. Perhaps a touch of 60′s blended with Preen’s love of all things Victoriana? This is elegance rewritten for the 21st Century.

Preen, AW '12

Preen, AW '12

Preen, AW '12

Preen, AW '12

Preen, AW '12

Preen, AW '12

Preen, AW '12

Enjoy! Lucy

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Pre Fall ’12: Carven

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

So, NYFW kicks off today and there are a few shows we’re really looking forward to seeing. One of my new favourite labels is french brand, Carven, so I’m particularly excited to see what they’ll be showing for A/W ’12. If their pre Fall offer was anything to go by, then we’re in for more 60′s naivety of the Alexa Chung variety. Here are our fav looks from the pre fall collection, via Style.com.

Carven, pre Fall '12

Carven, pre Fall '12

Carven, pre Fall '12

Carven, pre Fall '12

Carven, pre Fall '12

Carven, pre Fall '12

Enjoy! Lucy

London Fashion Week- Heel Me! The Joy of Shoes

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Stopped stock still and slowly letting out a heartfelt gasp… This was me as I spotted a small, but stunningly effective display of Nicholas Kirkwood shoes in a corner of Somerset House’s LFW exhibition.

You may well have read about our passion for Mr Kirkwood’s creations on the “Blink” blog before. The love affair continues as we drooled over these amazing creations for Jean Pierre Braganza- fresh from the catwalk, looking like pastel powder puffs of heaven in high heels. We also marveled at these hand carved wooden heeled wonders that Kirkwood created for Rodarte’s S/S’11 NYFW show. He is clearly a love affair for them too as he has created the shoes for Rodarte’s last few collections.

Genius in a shoebox, as far as we are concerned…

Nicholas Kirkwood for Jean Pierre Braganza

Nicholas Kirkwood for Jean Pierre Braganza

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte

Enjoy! Lucy