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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

LFW: Cara for Giles

Fashion East have created a fishing net slash damson bog monster vibe with this knitwear piece. I'm all for knots, nets and oversized knits.

I'm-everywhere-Cara-Delevigne looked a Godess on the Giles catwalk in a smock-like metallic number complete with embellished fringing. Severe girl crush.

Maarten van der Horst got paint brush happy with his latest collection consisting of paint splatters galore and a healthy dose of monochrome.

TOM FORD surprised me with a collection suitable for the Harlem red light districts -which is always a good thing. Partial to a bomber there were plenty to choose from in fluffy Malibu Barbie fabric as well as fine embroidered pointy star thing placements. Ooh I say!

Peace and STIs

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LFW: Ashish

So I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Ashish AW1213 London Fashion Week collection and witnessed first hand the amazing Asian grunge inspired pieces. Unfortunately I've been too busy this year to attend which was a bit blegh -however I'm over it.

Below are my favourite pieces of what can be described as a more industrial collection complete with HI-VIS vests (sequinned of course) and trailer trash mullets.

Sweaters took on a grey and black colour block teamed with white panels and transparent pockets. Houndstooth was the print of choice seen in a variety of shapes from slip dresses to slouchy pants. Sequins were back in business although more mundane and less in-your-face than previous collections, seen in more wearable prints.

Patchwork Denim also took to the catwalk in 90s smock shapes and oversized sweat tops.

My favourite pieces were the slogan tops -which pretty much speak for themselves. All a definite must have although hopefully styled with a more attractive hair do.

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LFW: Mary Katrantzou Sports Luxe

Mary's trademark prints took on a far more euphoric and natural tone in an array of greens and blues. My favourite pieces had to be the oversized slouchy mohair jumper as well as the embossed leather top with structured rounded shoulders.

I think this look would be great as a unisex piece stripped back from the photographic landscape prints in the rest of the collection and teamed with a drop crotch leather pant to make the outfit more street and casual.

The last two images are from the Thomas Tait catwalk which scream 80s throwback. Retro is in and what better way to wear it than in a bold funnel neck windbreaker perfect for now. Must get digging to find a replica piece. This is England vibes and tribes.

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Monday, 18 February 2013

LFW: life's a drag

You can always rely on Henry Holland to perk up the catwalk with some extravagant print or quirky embellishment. For the socialite inside us all why not treat your bad self to a denim jacket with a cheeky cocktail embroidered back.

Floral embellishment are so last season. Who cares about lung cancer when cigarettes never looked so chic?

The classic white shirt has also undergone a makeover with Jean Piere-Braganza fade out print, contrast placket and thug loving necklace -well that's one way to get a promotion at work.

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LFW: Monochrome Man

As London Fashion Week draws to a close I've selected my top picks from the collections. Whether it caught my eye for the wrong or right reasons -only God can judge me.

I was greatly enthused by the Central St Martins collection. Partly due to the hunks in trunks and partly due to the dark intensity of some of the pieces.

Below are my favourite pieces consisting of a Batman style cape -perfect for those incognito moments.

Elements of bondage were portrayed as well as heavy Monochrome influences which continue in numerous collections.

The masculine bride. As gender continues to blur into one fashion wise Central Saint Martins created the perfect outfit for the gay marriage. Add occasion to an ivory suit by throwing on a head to toe veil. Confetti not included.

KTZ was another designer that had some hot ass pieces. I particularly got moist for the leather fringed blanket channelling the current western trend but updating it with a more refined edge.

I'm a sucker for a I'm blatantly going to bum the KTZ version which was in a kind of velour /velvet furry fuck me I'm fabulous fabric. Always partial to a black leather glove too -no finger prints no questions.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Harlem Homeboy

So my latest must haves are some boutique pieces I discovered on the Internet. The first is a tribal African placement vest ideal for a summer vacation.
Designed by Bukki this vest is embellished with African fabric giving it a craft couture feel that is different to the many on the market right now and sets itself apart as a cool investment piece that can be worn with anything.

I went to Premier Vision in Paris this week which gave me an insight into the top trend forecasts for SS14. There was a buzz about serene waterlike prints and tie dye effects. This oversized wide fit tee from new brand HYENA ticks all the boxes with a smokey blue-grey acid tie dye print perfect for today and tomorrow. The fit looks sharp and for those like me that enjoy a head to toe print, team it with the matching jogging pants for catwalk style and chuck on a chunky gold chain to bring it back to the streets. Top points for the panel detail in contrast fabric. Siiiik

Sport never looked so Luxe. HYENA have also created this digital print snakehead American football style tee. With its deep-v, reptile placement and sheer panels you need this in your life. go get.

One of my favourite brands right now Ricky Simpson. So getting my dick out for this triple drawstring hoodie. Low crotch it up with these black bandana sweatpants. I bought the Camo version which I've practically raped. With a similar low rise and tapered leg they fit perfectly and will definitely be getting purchased -once I remortgage my life to pay the hefty £130.00 price tag.

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Monday, 11 February 2013

Raw-Couture does Birmz

So pure dramaz prevented any posts the last few days. Apologies. Went back to Birmingham to see my crew for the weekend and had too much of a good time. Plus the mommas got shit wifi.

So got myself a cheeky bowl cut and styled it out with a Lacoste vintage style varsity bomber jacket. Seriously can't get enough of them. Layer it with an American Apparel zip through, light wash denim skinnies (hello Spring), Nike Air Ones (of course) and a Public Gallery Red Indian oversized tee.

How much is too much? Freedom for Topshop limited edition Panther chain. Keep it raw.

Stay couture.