Saturday, 3 August 2013

A/W'13// PINK

With autumn drawing near, I thought it would be a good idea to select my favourite AW13 trends. Here's a few words on the colour that dominated the catwalks.
I’ve always associated the colour pink with spring or summer. For me it’s reminiscent of pink lemonade, ice lollies and blossom trees. Yet the pinks used in many collections for AW13 challenged my initial conceptions and prove pink to be fitting for next season too. There is, however, a prominent difference between S/S and A/W pinks. Rather than solid pastels or popping brights, next seasons collections offer dusty and warm tones, fully encapsulating an air of femininity.

Shows such as Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Lanvin all featured the soft rose palatte whilst all managing to take a very different path on presenting the colour. Because of the changing temperature from autumn to winter, the designers are able to experiment with a large array of fabric, giving almost identical hues a completely different quality. The bubblegum PVC skirt from Roksanda Ilincic glistens and presents a sleek 50s party girl look, whilst Sonia Rykiel’s tailored wool/tweed jackets show that soft and sweet pink can also present a strong and chic look.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

Hair Stencils

Dip dye is definitely a thing of the past, and has been for some time now. Maintaining an element of individuality is seemingly more difficult now, as trends can be mimicked without a second thought. 

It started out as a way of expressing yourself through fashion, but it was snatched by the masses in an attempt to appear more 'alt' and for a while tumblr was pretty much swamped with bottle blondes with coloured tips. The new sub-trend is one that won’t be copied easily. Hair stencils take time and perseverance to get right, not to mention money! I can't see a DIY hair stencil being too successful and have concluded that it's probably best to get it professionally done... I also feel that stencils may work better on shaved hair. Although it does look pretty cool on lengthy hair, it’s got to be pretty impractical simply because of the way hair falls!

Has anyone tried hair stencilling DIY or Professionally?
Do you think dip dye lost its touch of individuality?

Laura xx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

LFW // DAY 5

Favourite runway show of Day 2

Ashish Spring / Summer 2013

I have to say, I was looking forward to seeing what Ashish had to offer us for SS/13. For next year, he's given us 90s (YES!). Although it's been concidered a hangover decade in fashion for a while, the 90s have been creeping back into fashion since about autumn last year. The catwalk displayed sequins, denim and CUTE scrunchies and the overall vibe seemingly relaxed - models were in soft off-shoulder dresses and slouchy sports pants. Ashish has once again created a collection consisting of glamourous yet chilled garments, all easily wearable in day to day life.

Laura xx

LFW // DAY 4

Favourite runway show of Day 2

Fred Butler Spring / Summer 2013

Butler plays with 'wearable sculpture' for his SS/13 show. The gold clad models showed off an obvious honey bee inspired collection, with hexagons taken from bee-hives forming the basis of his garments. Daisies were seen on the golden platformed heels, as were delicately constructed bees on the models nails. The collection was topped off (haha) with a honey bee wing influenced head dress, putting the finishing touch to the gorgeous golded girl look.

Laura xx

Monday, 17 September 2012

LFW // DAY 3

Favourite runway show of Day 3

Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2013

Unique brought out a very sophisicated and demure collection for next spring/summer. The colour pallet included black, white, yellow and a few softer pastels for their blazer clad collection. Although presenting a somewhat mature collection, it did of course have that youthful Topshop edge -for starters, the models walked out to Vanessa by Grimes - but designwise, cut out pannels and transparent sections featured in the mini dresses. The Unique show can be streamed on the TOPSHOP website, along with other shows from LFW.