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Ladies who lunch meets the 70’s in this glamour puss street look we spotted in Brick Lane, London. Consisting of 70’s exaggerated silhouettes teamed with feminine lady accessories. From the 70’s vibe pentagonal-shaped Miu Miu sunnies, soft teddy fur and leather fused jackets teamed with peach pink billowing culottes to the animal finish leather tote and black driving gloves.
Yet again Miu Miu made us gush with their ode to the opulent glamour of 50’s for resort 2013, whilst referencing the dark oriental florals and silhouettes seen in Prada’s s/s 2013 collection. A collection which consists of cutesy 50’s figure hugging knitwear twin-sets teamed with optic full floral skirts, oriental bodycons add a dash of shanghai chic to the uber girly taffeta skirt suits. Whilst accessories were key, from the super feminine embellished bows in candy shades, 50’s chic statement pastel stone necklaces and earring to the crystal embellished velvet sandals.
The ad Campaign shot by Steven Meisel, is the epitome of luxury and glamour with his use of sultry lighting on muted golden yellows and mint greens. While some of the biggest models of the moment pose on chaise lounges, consisting of Hilary Rhoda, Caroline Trentini, Jessica Stam, Karen Elson, Sung Hee Kim, Daphne Groeneveld and Candice Swanepoel.
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A cool ethereal chill flows through this emerging street style hair trend, turquoise teal is becoming the hair colour of choice amongst some of our recent street style spots. From an all-over statement, fringe blocking to a subtle tint this is a fun and distinctive way to add a bit of winter style to your hairdo.
Striking, bold and just plain flamboyant this stylish gent goes all out in this amazing combination of cheeky cheetah print, ultra luxe oxblood velvet bow tie and fab statement over-sized bejeweled pink Vivienne Westwood orb necklace.
So the launch is over, with the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection finally being released to the mass this morning. We have to admit to being quite caught up in the hysteria, emerging at the god awful hour of 5.30 am in order to guarantee ourselves a piece of the mammoth 105-piece collection. Much to our surprise (or not) people had been waiting as early as 4am, but as with any H&M designer collaborations, the eager customers remained super stylish. So here are a few of our favourite looks from the day.
Winter minimalism has rules and those rules are precise and refined. Following in the path of the great minimalistic designers Jil Sander and Celine, this stylish lady teams a longline tailored coat, skin tight sleek jeans and patent wedge/pump slip-ons all in a striped palette of timeless black.
London based menswear label Agi & Sam have extended their designs to women for the first time in an exciting collaboration with legendary retail mecca Harvey Nichols. Agi & Sam have become best known for their fun, bright and inventive prints for their menswear collections, with their most recent spring 2013 collection digitally replicating and updating traditional english embroidery amongst other influences.
The debut womenswear range consists of seven patterned shirts, each printed and woven and made in silk twill and 40s cotton mixes. Highlights include oversized statement check, painterly sixties micro geos to the fun tongue-in-cheek cockerel and duck motif’s.
The duo have always wanted to create a womenswear line, but were always reticent until now. The duo said “We have always hoped we could translate quite easily from mens to womenswear, but we wanted to hold out until we felt ready enough to start working with the right partner in the right way. Harvey Nichols is exactly the right store for us to begin the growth of Agi & Sam’s womenswear collections”.
The collection will build on Agi & Sam distinctive print and design aesthetic, with the range taking direct inspiration from the label’s menswear autumn/winter 2012-13 collection, which was inspired by time-travel.
We love this utilitarian femme who has created the perfect chic cadet attire, fusing casual feminine summer wear with military inspired winter wear. Teaming a army-esque dark olive cap, huge elongated striped scarf, longline tailored dark grey jacket worn over a black crop top, high-waisted ankle grazer trousers, a pair of two-tone brogues and finished off with persimmon colour pop socks.
Conjuring up the same quirky, vintage sophistication of Louis Vuitton’s glamourous traveler inspired fall 2012 collection, this genteel traveler is a perfect combination of old and new. Teaming a charcoal fedora, pleated white ultra feminine blouse, longline crushed velvet skirt under a floor length dark camel vintage coat, whilst a pair of DM derby shoes add a bit of streetwise edge.
Surrealistic and quirky themes dominated Mint Designs spring 13 collection at Tokyo Fashion Week. Using tiny cat faces motifs, flying chairs and large paisley prints on angular futuristic silhouettes of cocoon-shaped dresses, tapered feminine trouser suits and ultra voluminous outerwear. Our highlight was the sports inspired fluro green geometric striped casual two piece, from the unconventional t-shirt shape to the cross grain placement pleating it was like being transformed into a another world!
East meets west in this chic aladdin ensemble. Teaming a lilac starlet turban, black tunic with gold embroidery with embellished cream arabian curled toes. Whilst the large white headphones and dip dye hair keep this arabian homage firmly in the 21st century.
Based in Tokyo’s subcultural centre Shibuya, Tokyo fashion week officially began this week bringing a wealth of exciting innovations and future talents in fashion. As the first part of our coverage here is a glimpse of our colour forecast for the week so far. Tokyo has followed the organic green forecasts seen previous fashion weeks, with a spectrum of earthy hues being key.
Fluro Pea Shoot
Vegetation and organic hues are given a update through this fluro interpretation, producing a fresh ethereal statement for the summer.
Where jade has become overly used and quite commercial, Jade Mint offers a much darker, edgier alternative.
Banana yellow offers the wearer a dash of tropical escapism, instantly transforming an outfit with this fresh sporty accent colour.
Imagine the 70s mixed with the orient and 90s casual staples and your not far off summarising todays street style look. Teaming a hippy-esque black textural hat with a 70s hong kong oriental bottle green dressing gown, slim-fitting breton top, button-up denim mini-skirt and minimal loafers.
So here we are again another H&M designer collaboration, not to sound cynical in the least as we are super excited for the launch of the full collection on the 15th November. Obviously our main curiosity has been what will the collection be like, how will Maison Martin Margiela approach the collaboration, whilst staying true to the labels ethos.
Well finally the pictures from the look book have flooded the internet causing a real serge of opinions and anticipation. MMM use the collaboration as a chance to create a pick & mix from the label’s archive, re-issuing and re-creating staple pieces from past collections. The result is a collection full of oversized proportions and deconstructed silhouettes, to verging on the avant-garde with their playful accessories from a guitar bag to the surrealistic chic glove hand hybrid bags.
For men you can expect a playful selection of angular silhouettes from an uneven length contrast chambray trench coat, deconstructed shearling coat, graphic slogan knitwear to minimalist tailoring. Whilst the womenswear is a real treat for fans of the brand re-issuing classic designs from the iconic quilted bedding-esque coat, voluminous panelled draping to masculine outsized tailored and casual silhouettes.
Well let the countdown begin, and see you at the launch!