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“Blink” New designers: Georgia Hardinge, AW’15

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Georgia Hardinge 'Fragment' collection, AW'15. #LFW #BlinkLondon

Georgia Hardinge ‘Fragment’ collection, AW’15

After watching that Dior video about the making of the latest couture collection, I have a new respect for beautifully pleated garments. I think that may have been what initially drew me to the Georgia Hardinge showcase at London Fashion Week. Her collection, titled ‘Fragment’, features some stunningly and innovatively pleated styles blended in with sharp cut and graphically detailed pieces. This collection feels both tough and uncompromising as well as soft and subtle. It’s that brilliant contrast that drives this young British designer’s signature take on modern femininity.

We asked Georgia about the inspiration behind “The fragment collection” and here’s her response:

“The collection is based on mirroring, reflection and shattered fragments of glass and distorted objects. The pleats and print designs are a reflection of shattered glass and we play with this concept throughout the look book.”

 

Georgia Hardinge 'Fragment' collection, AW'15. #LFW #BlinkLondon

Georgia Hardinge ‘Fragment’ collection, AW’15. This skirt is my personal favourite piece

Georgia Hardinge 'Fragment' collection, AW'15

Georgia Hardinge ‘Fragment’ collection, AW’15

Georgia Hardinge 'Fragment' collection, AW'15

Georgia Hardinge ‘Fragment’ collection, AW’15

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“Blink” Streetstyle: London Fashion Week

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

London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

For more great streetstyle shots, just look here.

“Blink” streetstyle: London Fashion Week

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

London Fashion Week streetstyle by Blink London

For more great streetstyle shots, just look here.

“Blink” Streetstyle: London Fashion Week

Monday, March 16th, 2015
LFW streetstyle by Blink London, Feb'15

LFW streetstyle by Blink London, Feb’15

For more streetstyle shots, just look here.

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Cynthia x Xiao, AW’15

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

 

Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week

Cynthia Mak (left) and Xiao Xiao (right) at London Fashion Week

This is Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao, showing their collaborative AW’15 collection in the Touba showroom at London Fashion Week. Firstly we stopped to check out the great knitwear and then was drawn in by the boldly graphic, clean cut but accessible and wearable looks this design collaboration has created. There’s a really lovely mixture of tough and sweet in this collection that we really like. A kind of merging of both designer’s styles but still retaining their own signatures too.

AW'15 Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week

AW’15 Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week

Both are Central Saint Martins graduates. Mak stayed in the UK post graduation, working for some very prestigious labels (Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Preen by Thornton, Roksanda Illincic) before returning home to Hong Kong where she is now based.

Beijing born Xiao Xiao initially studied fine art and textiles before merging this interests with fashion design. Directly after graduation she moved back to China in preparation for launching her own label. The pair are by no means neighbours but have still managed to work closely (apparently Skype was a great help) to deliver this really fresh looking, dual-branded label.

Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week, wearing a piece from her AW'15 collection

Xiao Xiao at London Fashion Week, wearing a piece from her AW’15 collection

Xiao Xiao's amazing boots, spotted at LFW

Xiao Xiao’s amazing boots, spotted at LFW

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“Blink” London Fashion Week: Tomasz Donocik, AW’15

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

This is Tomasz Donocik, the rather rock ‘n’ roll looking fine jeweller whose work we discovered at London Fashion Week‘s designer showrooms. Donocik’s name and rather accented voice mean that you wouldn’t perhaps naturally place him as part of the British fashion scene, but he most certainly is. Born in Poland and raised in Austria, Thomas Donocik is an RCA graduate. After working for some of the jewellery world’s big names, Donocik now runs his own label business based in Shoreditch.

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

As you can see from these pieces that Tomasz is rocking himself, the star is an important motif for this label. This motif has been taken forward into the new collection, but in a far finer and more delicate way as you can see below. Rose gold and diamonds? Yes please.

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Donocik has also explored a more Art Deco look for Autumn Winter 2015 with a selection of fine jewellery crafted from baguette-cut coloured gemstones all innovatively set to create graphic and linear statement looks. We particularly love those earings centre to the shot, which have a drop at the front and back creating a wonderful doubled up, double luxe effect.

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

Tomasz Donocik, London Fashion Week

For us this represents modern fine jewellery just perfectly. Good luck with this collection Tomasz, and we can’t wait to see what’s coming for Spring Summer 2016!

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“Blink” London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, February 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
LFW streetstyle, by Blink London

LFW streetstyle, by Blink London

LFW streetstyle, by Blink London

LFW streetstyle, by Blink London

For more streetstyle looks, just click here. For more from LFW, have a look here.

“Blink” London Fashion Week: Streetstyle, February 2015

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
LFW streetstyle by Blink London

LFW streetstyle by Blink London

LFW streetstyle by Blink London

LFW streetstyle by Blink London

For more streetstyle looks, just click here. For more from LFW, have a look here.

“Blink” London Fashion Week

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

On Thursday we started the LFW excitement with the LCF MA show, and this has been followed by the main event kicking off on Friday, centred around Somerset House. We have been working hard (and loving every minute) all weekend to bring you the first look at what’s new, exciting and innovative for AW’15 from what we feel is the most inspirational and creative of all the big four fashion weeks. We’re ploughing through all of the content right now so keep your eye on the Blink London blog, instagram, facebook page and twitter feed for all the news.

Somerset House, the central hub of LFW

Somerset House, the central hub of LFW

Somerset House, the central hub of LFW

Somerset House, the central hub of LFW

“Blink” Competition: Win a wonderful London Fashion Weekend with The Draycott Hotel

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

How would you like to win two golden tickets for London Fashion Weekend, including extra freebies and tote bag? I’m guessing the answer is yes please, I’d like that very much, thank you!

Well, Chelsea’s five star, fashion favourite hotel, The Draycott, is giving you that opportunity. All you need to do to get your hands on those Gold Fashion Weekend Tickets, is let the Draycott hotel know what your favourite and most brilliant style tip is. For more information, or to submit your entry, simply follow the Draycott on Facebook or on Twitter, and tell them your favourite style secret, being sure to add #styletips to your message.

Vodaphone London Fashion Weekend

Vodaphone London Fashion Weekend

Just incase you don’t know how fabulous this event is already, the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend, held at Somerset House, is Britain’s biggest fashion showcase that’s open to the public. This is an event not to be missed for anyone who loves fashion, shopping and the chance of a bargain! There will be lots of exclusive offers from top designers. You will also be able to attend some wonderful designer catwalk shows (FROW me up!). Along with all of this, if you don’t hang about you will also be given a limited edition designer tote bag, packed full of treats (while stocks last).

London Fashion Week catwalk show

London Fashion Weekend

The wonderfully opulent and historical, five star Draycott Hotel is proud to offer its fans and followers the unique opportunity to attend the event. To scoop this incredible prize, budding fashionistas and start-up style guru’s should submit their favourite style tip to the Draycott hotel on their social media accounts, tagging the submission #styletips. Entries must be in by the 22nd February, with the winner being announced on the 23rd via the hotel’s social media accounts.

The Draycott Hotel, Chelsea

The Draycott Hotel, Chelsea

Some rules and regulations: entrants must not be employees of the Draycott Hotel or their family, and must be available to collect their tickets from the Draycott Hotel before the show.Entries must be in by the 22nd February, with the winner being announced on the 23rd via the hotel’s social media accounts.

We wish you very good luck!