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“Blink” Events: Markus Lupfer at The Communications Store’s SS’15 Press Day

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Markus Lupfer‘s collections of spangled knitwear always brings a smile to our face. In fact he is responsible for my favourite knitted look from this Autumn (you can see it here). For SS’15, in addition to those signature styles, the collection has gorgeously grown and diversified. Just check out this amazing rainbow of SS’15 styles that we shot at The Communications Store press day.

Markus Lupfer SS'15 at The Communications Store Press day

Markus Lupfer SS’15 at The Communications Store Press day

As well as all of the woven styles, extending on from the AW’14 additions to the collection including some super cute dresses, we have also fallen head over heels for these bonkers shoes. Its kinda Miu Miu on a particularly psychedelic day.

Markus Lupfer SS'15 at The Communications Store Press day

Markus Lupfer SS’15 at The Communications Store Press day

Markus Lupfer SS'15 at The Communications Store Press day

Markus Lupfer SS’15 at The Communications Store Press day

Oh Markus, you are indeed driving us (coco) nuts with your brilliantly cheery collection.

For more inspirational events, including more highlights from TCS’s press day, just click here.

“Blink” New Designers: BA14 Cordwainers Footwear, Product Design and Development Graduate, Sofie Birkin

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Next we look at the wonderful work of LCF BA14 graduate, Sofie Birkin. We had the pleasure of meeting Sofie at the exhibition and learnt about her approach and inspiration. Her intricately detailed collection of shoes is inspired by the Salem Witch Trials. Every shoe is dedicated to one of the women who was killed, with the heel containing something specific to each individual. The leather is also delicately inscribed with imagery related to the events, creating an almost Egyptian hieroglyphic effect. These are so much more than beautifully crafted footwear.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

This is Sofie herself, wearing a beautifully mystical headpiece that she created for previous project. Utterly, brilliantly unique.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

LCF BA14 graduate, Sofie Birkin

For more exciting new designers, take a look here.

“Blink” Retail: Arcadia’s AW’14 Press Day- Accessories

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Some more for you from the Arcadia AW’14 press event. This post is all about some rather lovely jewels, heels, bags and boots that were a particular highlight for me.

Starting things off are these very stylish jewels and stunning extra long, green suede boots from Dorothy Perkins. These were an extra surprise because I generally skip past this label- but I was quite literally stopped in my tracks by the really fabulous selection of accessories. I’ll be making a rare visit to good old DP’s come Autumn to see what will actually make it home with me.

Dorothy Perkins, AW'14

Dorothy Perkins, AW’14

Dorothy Perkins, AW'14

Dorothy Perkins, AW’14

Next comes Freedom at Topshop. Never knowingly understated, this is THE label to hit for statement pieces that are always super hot and brilliantly blingy. This little number looks like wearing it might replace a heavy lifting session at the gym! I love the smokey shade of the gems, adding a touch of sophistication to an otherwise extra OTT number.

Freedom at Topshop, AW'14

Freedom at Topshop, AW’14

Topshop‘s shoes and bags are some of the best on the high street. Reflecting all the hottest Autumn directions and covering all occasions in a really creative and innovative way, the shoes on show at the press day were really exciting. As were the bags. We’re still good to be rocking backpacks come Autumn. Yay!

Topshop, AW'14

Topshop, AW’14

Topshop, AW'14

Topshop, AW’14

Finally, we have Miss Selfridge. When they get it right, they really, really get it right, and this is generally it’s embellished, beaded and embroidered womenswear but also with some surprisingly good accessories. I really loved the styling of this blue gemmed style, sitting really beautifully on this blue/grey, high sheen print and pale lilac faux fur. It’s like an Autumn mood board all by itself.

Miss Selfridge, AW'14

Miss Selfridge, AW’14

For more retail news, just click here.

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

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
London Fashion Week streetstyle, February '13

London Fashion Week streetstyle, February '13

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“Blink” Retail: Browns get Curious

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Browns have teamed up with Thomas Erber, art director and fashion consultant, to stage a wonderous ‘Cabinet de Curiosities‘ in their South Molton Street store. Featuring the work of around 30 artists and designers, all who have a relationship with this illustrious store, this is a real treasure trove of inspiration, exclusivity and true luxury.

We spotted the work of Manolo Blahnik in the window of Browns, which is part of the ‘Cabinet’. This is the ‘Albero’ shoe. If you’re a size 4 and have £3,850.00 to spare, then you’re in luck! If that’s not your size, you could still go for the sketch by Manolo himself, which is a snip at £4,480.00!

Manolo Blahnik's 'Albero' shoe, as part of Browns 'Cabinet de Curiosites'

Manolo Blahnik's 'Albero' shoe painting, as part of Browns 'Cabinet de Curiosites'

The exhibition closes on 23rd December so do pop in soon if you don’t want to miss it. And if you’re feeling particularly flush, you can even make a purchase, and 10% of the proceeds go to Namibian charities concerned with conservation & community.

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, Colour Free

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Its no news that fashion loves black. Now are you sitting down, because I can exclusively reveal that fashion loves colour too! I know, its a shocker. Well, more of the colour on Monday. Today we focus on a non-colour statement. This is all about monochrome,  head to toe black, flashes of white and even some diversity into soft greys.

London Fashion Week‘s fashion pack showed us how to make all black look fresh with the addition of textural layering, highlight accessories, matte and gloss combinations, dense and sheer, and some eye popping geometrics and graphic effects. You see, in fashion, sweet thing, black and white is very rarely, well, black and white…

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 Michael van der Ham show, London Fashion Week

outside the Michael van der Ham 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

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

outside the Topshop Unique show, London Fashion Week

Now, prior warning in advance of tomorrow’s post dropping. Have your sunnies at the ready as we’re featuring lots and lots of colour…

If you’d like to see more about London Fashion Week, 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.

London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, Androgynous aka Boyish Birds

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

It’s been a popular stylist’s theme in the heavy hitting fashion magazines for some time, as well as featuring on Dolce and Gabanna‘s catwalk for AW’11, but I have to say, aside from the brothel creeper, crepe sole shoes that we were reporting on last Summer, this London Fashion Week was the first time we have seen the boyish look adopted so fully in ‘real life’.

Slightly cropped tailored pants, crisp shirts, boyish sweaters, loafers or Chelsea boots, school boy jackets and the occasional satchel create a youthful and engagingly naive feel. Add a kitten heeled winkle picker and suddenly it feels 60’s Mod scooter girl. There was a more grown up edge to this too, as seen on Anna Dello Russo who seemed to be channeling a bit of Bianca Jagger/ Gucci in the hands of Tom Ford.

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

Anna Dello Russo at London Fashion Week

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

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

Well, if you like this post, why not check out the rest of our London Fashion Week coverage by clicking here. Enjoy!