LONDON FASHION WEEK AW16 VIDEO FOR ALL YOU SCALLYWAGS OUT THERE
LONDON FASHION WEEK AW16
With London fashion week and London fashion weekend over in a blink, it is definitely not for the faint hearted when you’re run down leading up to all the hectic days of shows and press talks, where your voice decides to slowly die on you. Nevertheless, we must pull through, after all, what would fashion week be like if you weren’t there to be part of all the craze with a dying voice.
The first and foremost biggest part of fashion week to anyone when stepping out the front door is….. OMG MY OUTFIT! Trust me, when we say we plan in advance, oh hunny, we plan weeks in advance and then when the day comes, the outfit it changed at the last second about three times then when you think you’re good to strut your stuff at those paps, you’re still unsure. I always have high hopes for my outfit to be highly colourful and pattern galore with of course looking fooking cool obviously, but when time is tight, I’m always dressed in black. Darth Vader is my life saviour!
LETS TRY AND STRIKE A POSE
Never just a classic simple pose from me, I’m an over thinker and this is what happens when you over think a pose…. the crab hands come out. Let’s not go there.
Enough of outfit talks, lets get into what LFW is really all about. I’ll be taking you through all my favourite up and coming designers at LFW that you must all note down, for future seasons to come, you’ll begin to hear the rise of the majority of these brands, if you have not already. Tada and Toy, Georgia Harding, Cecilie Bahnsen, Eddie Harrop, Molly Goddard, Roberta Einer, Kim Wang, Camilla Elphick, Jessie V E and so many more, I could list for days.
TADA AND TOY
Founded by two London based designers Tansy Aspinall and Victoria Van Holthe, Tada and Toy is a new luxury fashion brand making delicate and high quality jewellery. Each jewellery is a statement in itself, but with a twist, you’ll be the queen of sass if you stack up the pieces.
Tada and Toy received a lot of attention from the BFC, buyers and press which kept these girls sparking their conversations to the max. If you look back to my previous blog posts, Tada and Toy have a post all about the brand and as you can probably guess, I am hooked about their jewellery collection. So much sass and sparkle from day to night would hook anyone, plus, their first starry diamond collection makes every girl get all silly giddy.
Poppy Delevingne looking twice as nice in Tada and Toy’s Gold Star Hoops. Can’t get enough!
Cecilie Bahnsen is a Danish fashion designer who has recently completed her MA at Royal College of Art in London
While creating the look and selecting materials for her collection, Cecilie focused on achieving an effortless feel and a style that would radiate wearability. She worked with soft layering of materials and a strong focus on techniques and fabric combination. The main lines of her AW16 collection were graphic print, shiny bomber jackets and complex folded structures and pleats. Each piece shows a modern and simple silhouette with a focus on quality and detail, combined with alluring embroidery and fabric.
All clothing that consists with shine, complex structures and detail is a fashion must have for me every season. I am such a fan of a little slip dress especially with the net dress silhouette over the top, a totally fun and playful look.
Georgia Hardinge international background gave her much opportunity to travel and develop her fascination with design.
Georgia launched her label in 2010 and begun to build her identity as a sculptural designer. Her inspiration for design comes from a passion for architectural shapes and sculpture, which can be seen throughout her work. Her work has been seen in international press as Grazia and Elle’s ‘One to Watch’, Instyle’s ‘Name to Know’ and main fashion features in Sunday Time Style, ID, British Vogue, Stylist, Harper’s Bazaar, L’officiel and Nylon to name a few publications. Georgia’s lucky celebrity fans include Florence and the Machine, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, Lady Gaga, Erin O’Conner, Ellie Goulding and Iggy Azelia.
Kim Kwang is not only a footwear designer but also a master in womenswear. He gained a MA in Fashion Footwear from Cordwainers College, London College of Fashion, as a Jimmy Choo Scholarship student, and a Graduate Diploma in Fashion Womenswear from Central Saint Martins. Kim Kwang worked alongside legendary Jimmy Choo on the Jimmy Choo Couture Shoe Collection, as a footwear designer.
Kim is inspired by natural materials, and creates a contemporary and refined silhouette for the independent and sophisticated woman who isn’t afraid of standing out from the crowd. His shoes juxtapose sensual proportions with dominant structural high heels that exaggerate the female shape.
Hail Kim Kwang!
I just love Kim’s different colourful block heels for each pair of boots. It keeps the whole outfit alive starting from the foot and working your way up, elongating the female body.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Camilla Elphick is my one and only go to shoe designer to jazz up all outfits making you feel fit, fun and fabulous.
She’s only 26, and has already been chosen as Future British designer, a collaboration with Boden and the British Fashion Council! This means that Boden has collaborated with the BFC to support start-up designer brands in Britain. YEY!
Camilla trained at New York’s Parsons School of Design and Cordwainers at the London College of Fashion before going on to work under the likes of Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster and Charlotte Olympia. All of Camilla’s playful shoes are handmade in Italy. Ladies we are in luck, wether you are abroad basking in the sun or heading out on London town, Camilla’s shoes are ready available to buy from a range of international retailers such as Harvey Nichols London and Hong Kong!
After catching up with Tada and Toy girlies and Camilla Elphick, I was kindly taken to watch 1205 fashion show, by the girls in the British Fashion Council. 1205 had some serious bronze outfits on point which I struggled to take my eyes off. They can go straight in my basket!
GETTING UP TO MORE SHENANIGANS
The whole day gave me such a buzz, so naturally, after seeing a fashion show, chatting away non stop and taking endless snaps of epic new designers, what do I do, I decide for the first time to get my makeup professionally done and become a new me! Well, lets say I was definitely “made up”. Makeup girls definitly gave it their all to cover this face. These I have lips are already too big and now I’ve got a baboons bum on my face haha, love it!
Face all done, time for some fabulous LFW freebiiieeessssss. Love my new sunglass case designed by Kate Moross. No touchy touchy, property of Miss ARS. Great initials, thank you parents for that.
Here we have serious one to watch designers and their iPhone sticker Designs such as, Molly Goddard, Danielle Romeril, Ashely Williams, Claire Barrow, Sadie Williams, Faustine Steinmetz, Ryan LO and Marta Jakubowski.
Star sign ring’s designed by Jessie V E. I’m a Libra can’t you tell.
Loving Caine’s emoji prints on demin and shirts. Hail emoji’s!
Little messages on tops and skirts gives it a magical touch like fairy dust. Valentino watch out.
We salute Florence Bridge for allowing the world wear her snuggly shaggy jackets. We’re so trendy thanks to Florry.
Pop art makes me want to Boom boom pow to the Black Eyed Peas dancing around with these 🙂
Endless needle detail, I live for detail.
With LFW over and out, I bid a farewell to AW16 collection. Catch me at LFW SS17 if you can!
P.S – LFWEND was a blast selling for Tada and Toy with my pally wag Ali Lee.
BE A KID WITH BIG DREAMS