Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fashion Week Faves

This is of course that time of the year: Fashion Week Spring/Summer ‘12 season. The big buyers, editors, celebrities and general fashion jet-set and hangers-on are currently finishing up at Milan Fashion Week, following London earlier this week and New York the week before.

Next stop is Paris but below I’ve listed some of my fave pieces from the catwalks so far.

One of my favourite kooky British designers is Ashish who continues his theme of hyper-embellished psychedelic-patterned sequinning. This season’s collection seems to be particularly inspired by Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

Source: The Daily Mail, Fashion 156

Note: These faves of mine are in no particular order…I’ll leave it to the Fashion Editors to analyze trends more thoroughly but there are a few little notes I made for trends that I couldn’t help but notice. Eg. note the return of colour-blocking for next summer and a mixture of bold  floral and geometric prints that clash loudly together.

Van Gogh was also prevalent in the prints of Rodarte:

I also loved the Cleopatra-inspired TopShop Unique collection. The pink-painted hairstyles featured in this show made several appearances throughout  the various fashion weeks so the trend for hyper-colour hair seems bound to stick around for another year or so.

Burberry Prorsum inevitably wields a huge influence in dictating what we’ll all be wearing for the next season so I was delighted to see that Christopher Bailey sent some of these little numbers down the catwalk:

Look! He’s used that African Batik fabric – same as the Fabric from my Brixton Collection!

I guess this is a good kick up the bum for me to get sewing and transform some of that fabric into fabulous garments and hence be very ahead of the trends! Ha!

I have been good though and finally done a bit of sewing with some of my tribal fabric. Pics will follow soon! Meantime, here are some more pretty things that other people have made:

Thom Browne:

Louise Gray (apparently her show notes were"Everything matches if you like it" - I like that philosophy! And as psychedelic as her styling is, I think it kinda works):

Peter Jensen:

Sass & Bide (of course because I'm an Aussie - you gotta love em. It's amazing how much they've taken off at NY though and been embraced by the international community - they're so good at picking up what the next big trend will be):

L.A.M.B. (For a label designed by a popstar its surprising how well this brand is really delivering):


Meadham Kirchoff:

Prabal Gurung (The leather harness accessories were a collaboration with leather designer Zana Bayne, also the author of one of my favourite blogs: Garbage Dress)
Peter Pilotto:
Danielle Scut:
David Koma (aka the guy that put Cheryl Cole in THAT dress on X Factor from his first collection):
So anyway, thats just a bit about my faves...gee I sure know how to pick the quiet, understated pieces. I know I don't  normally wear this kinda stuff every day but were I could afford and fit into it, I would....Just gotta find another way to make it work! 

(All photos from Style.com unless otherwise stated).

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