Thursday, 20 January 2011

Prophetik on the red carpet

Film producer and wife of Colin Firth, Livia Giuggioli
wears a strapless silver grey gown by sustainable fashion label Prophetik at the Golden Globe awards.

Monday, 17 January 2011

BFC announces Fashion Forward winners

Fashion Forward was set up 5 years ago to promote and provide funding to talented emerging British designers.  The British Fashion Council announced on Friday that Meadham Kirchhoff, Peter Pilotto and Todd Lynn will receive Fashion Forward sponsorship to show at London Fashion Week next month and again in September this year.

Based upon previous season's innovative designs, I eagerly await the new collections at London Fashion Week in February.

Peter Pilotto - Spring Summer 2011
including one of my "I-want-to-wear-that" outfits - 2nd in from the right.

Meadham Kirchhoff - Spring Summer 2011
bright red, candy pink and sky blue - so wrong and yet so right.

Todd Lynn - Spring Summer 2011
sharp tailoring, asymmetric layers, neutral palette - sophisticated, cool and edgy.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Dressing-up for summer in David Longshaw

David Longshaw - Spring Summer 2011

I recently heard a story about a gang of 'Chavs' who - accompanied by their heavily chained, muscular dogs - broke into a stately home with the intention of stealing valuables of any kind.  Once inside the house, rather ransacking and stealing, the gang entertained themselves by dressing-up in the owner's stunning clothes and jewelry.

The designer David Longshaw told me that story.  It's the story behind his Spring Summer 2011 collection. A collection of innovative styles printed with David Longshaw's humorous illustrations in a palette of mid-tone summer pastels.  The combination creates a feminine collection with a quirky urban edge.

I'm longing to dress-up in David Longshaw this summer.

David Longshaw - Spring Summer 2011