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Thursday April 24th 2014

‘Fashion Week’ Archives

Paris Fashion Week Highlight : ss12

Paris Fashion Week Highlight : ss12

We don’t tend to write about the shows during fashion week as this is something that Style.com do beautifully. This season we fell in love with the Louis Vuitton SS12 collection and had to share it with you… The fairground-themed show complete with moving carousel, featured pastel colours feminine detailing and flirty shapes. White [...]

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

What better way to introduce London Fashion Week than through the legacy of Coco Chanel and her little black dress? Ladies, we love this Net-a-Porter video and thought that you would too... Here's to an amazing week of London Fashion... Back on the 26th September. Tweet, tweet...

Alexander McQueen & Givenchy

Alexander McQueen & Givenchy

Following the Ch4 documentary McQueen and I , Part III of my tribute to Alexander McQueen looks at the relationship between this exceptional designer and the established couture houses that he worked with. Highland Rape 1995 Suzy Menkes describes McQueen’s Spring 1995 Highland Rape show as an extraordinary experience. Whilst he may not [...]

Alexander McQueen-The Early Years

Alexander McQueen-The Early Years

A year following the death of Alexander McQueen and after watching the Channel 4 documentary McQueen and I, this post is part II of my tribute to an incredible designer. Feathers and birds Michael McQueen was Alexander’s younger brother. In the documentary he spoke of  his brothers use of feathers and birds in his shows.He recalled how [...]

Alexander McQueen -Fashion Genius.

Alexander McQueen -Fashion Genius.

As the Fashion Week circuit continues, I’ve been struggling to write a post about this seasons most memorable collections so far. Whilst enamoured with Burberry, Versace, Christopher Kane and Roksanda Ilincic, a flamboyant feather in the fashion week bow has been missing for me: The inimitable work of the designer Alexander McQueen. My [...]

London Fashion Week –History of Fashion Week Part III

London Fashion Week –History of Fashion Week Part III

1. What is the significance of World War II to fashion week? According to Dr Valerie Steele, chief curator and director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, during World War II, fashion insiders were unable to travel to Paris to preview French collections. This proved to be the catalyst behind the launch of the world's first [...]

London Fashion Week –History of Fashion Week Part II.

London Fashion Week –History of Fashion Week Part II.

1. Could the 1920’s be considered the dawn of a new era for the way that fashion was shown? According to Amanda Fortini, it could be said that by the 1920s, the fashion show had gone mainstream. Retailers throughout the country staged shows, often in a store's restaurant during lunch or tea-time. Such early fashion shows were a lot more [...]

London Fashion Week –History of Fashion Week Part I.

London Fashion Week –History of Fashion Week Part I.

As the style-set take over London for another Fashion Week extravaganza, we thought that we’d take a look at the history behind this star-studded event. Being the promotional linchpin of a multibillion-dollar industry, for the next three days we’ve put together a mini Q & A series, showing how one of the hottest tickets in the social [...]