AW16 has definitely jump started a new wave of autumn winter fashion. As temperatures begin to drop you want to start pulling out those wool sweaters and your cashmere scarves. However think twice, maybe its time for a switch up. I'm not telling you stop by Selfridges or your nearest boutique to match those catwalk stunners, merely stop by Zara and check out their new #velvetfeel collection in the TRF section. If you haven't already guessed the new trend of this season , velvet it is. IT IS EVERYWHERE. Prada, Nina Ricci, Vetements, Alberta Ferretti, Haider Ackermann, Gucci, Fendi and the list just keeps on growing.
For any of you DSM die fors', the new Balenciaga AW16 collection has just been released. Definitely worth a pop in especially since the new creative director Demna Gvasalia (previously with Vetements) has put the much needed edge on the aging brand.
Two days in London and I am already struck by all of the fashion elites.
From vintage to runway you really catch a glimpse of everything. A stroll down Camden made my heart stop, the diversity is absolutely incredible. - Punks, grunge, thrifties, label head to toe. It was all there in one tiny sector of one of the worlds fashion capitals. Walking away from Camden you start to see even more diversity through fashion and people. Step into Chelsea and you hear Louboutin's clacking the ground and a wife of Chanel number five as you walk down the street.
Marie Claire May 2016 issue... Happy Mothers Day.
Lereport aka Lily Gatins, shot this issue with her two sons Martin and Etien. Combining both her love for fashion and her children. The shoot combined many different mothers and their children but this section of the issue was by for the most outstanding. Designers worn ranged from Yohji Yamamoto harnesses, Bluemarine capes and even some of Beijing's up and coming designers - She Guang Hu and Vega Zai Shi Wang.
SheGuang Hu really did it this time and Beijing Fashion Week last week with his allover red patent leather. The demonic designs were not only edgy but so beautiful. It really portrayed the Chinese culture with the red and the "Double Happiness" staged at the back as well as keeping his AVANT GARDE grasp. Apparently he really hit the ball this year with the entire performance. Unable to attend the show myself, I heard through the social vine but was out-standed by the photos and remarks from people. It was all over the media and I think this was a huge breakthrough for China's underground designers to finally penetrate the global market.
SheGuang Hu is on the rise as in the recent years has started debuting his collections in many of Europe's fashion weeks such as Amsterdam in early fall last year. Cant wait to see more, and I think we can all agree that this show is Paris worthy... maybe next season? Lets cross those squeaky patent fingers and hope.
China Fashion Week Spring Season 2016.
This was my first experience at fashion week and my first ever runway experience. It was outstanding- the models, the makeup, the people, the location. Absolutely everything was eye-catching. I couldn't control my emotions. It was the first time I finally realized "This is where I want to be" Like a dream, I could imagine myself 10 years from now being in this exact spot but writing about it and knowing all these people as if it was an every day occasion.
Vega Wang's collection was outstanding, even though keeping up to trend with the patent leather and the reds were all to show but her own aesthetic reigned. SHE NAILED IT.
Sid Neigum is a Canadian fashion designer out of Toronto.
After graduating from New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology, he presented his first collection at Toronto Fashion Week.
He follows straight line hems and makes them absolutely fabulous. I would die to wear one of his pieces especially this SS16 organza pieces displayed here. The jumpsuit is my favourite and definitely mimics similar fashion trends that COS have followed but on a higher class of fashion. This collection recently previewed in Vogue Italia.
Shopping this look? Definitely hit up COS. http://www.cosstores.com/us/
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Gareth Pugh is by far my favourite designer.
He breaches the limits of what is considered desirable fashion. One might argue that his aesthetic is TOO avant-garde...Which honestly is a load of bullshit. Avant-garde is meant to breach the limits of fashion and meant to break into a new area of fashion we didn't know existed.
His main aesthetic is the use of air inflated garments, which in my opinion are outstanding.
He first began designing costumes when he was 14. Where he then went on to study at Central Saint Martins. And those of you who know me, know that I will be attending London College of Fashion in the fall (an extension to CSM) and I am dying knowing I get to walk through the same halls and get taught by all the mentors he did.
Above is an outfit I styled using the polyvore app. Check it out, its amazing for online shopping and simply just creating cute little outfits in the palm of your hand.
Without the Givenchy Pandora Shoulder bag this entire look is under 300 USD.
Crop Top: WEARALL.COM - 11$
Jeans: TOPSHOP.COM - 60$
Shoes: SELECTED.COM - 105$
Coat: TRADESY.COM 134$
KEEP IT SIMPLE. The colour is the impact.
People think spring is always about being colourful with pastels and shift clothing.
Trench coats trench coats trench coats! My next post will be about what? TRENCH COATS. It's a must have for this spring. I personally love to keep my clothing very simple and smash the outfit with a killer bag or hat.
This concept Voiceless Identity is all about how we as women have finally been given a chance to use our voices but because of that, the opportunity to express ourselves through our bodies has been taken away.