Friday, 23 September 2011

FASHION FRINGE LFW 2011

For the last seven years, LFW has been host to 'Fashion Fringe': A real life project runway on which up-and-coming designers can d├ębut their work, providing a perfect launchpad for these creatives to get themselves noticed.

With previous winners going to forge successful careers post-fashion fringe, the world watched with baited breath as this years finalists sent their collections down the runway. I think I can safely say that no-one was disappointed with the results.

First off, I must point out that ALL three of the finalists have a huge amount of talent, and are all winners in their own right, but it is the first collection of the show that caught my eye, and ended up being crowned winner of LFW's Fashion Fringe 2011!

Fyodor Golan, A Latvian/Israeli duo formally known as Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman, blew judges away with their exquisite collection titled 'Flowers of Evil'.


A stunning collection in every way possible; From the cut, colour and embellishment of the dresses, right down to the hair/make-up and ordering of the models.


Each model has an other-worldly air to them, resembling nymph's of the earth and sea that have just awoken from another realm, draped in vivid and provocative gowns that would make any seasoned designer proud.


My favourite pieces from the collection has to be the black and white gown, resembling a bird/flower hybrid...Its this type of awkward grace that I love to see from relatively new designers, an approach to design that is bold and fearless.











You can view more of this collection, as well as the other two collections over at style.com/fashionfringe

And If you'd like to see more of Fyodor Golan's work, you can do so over at fyodorgolan.com

Thursday, 22 September 2011

SISTER by Sibling

You may remember my previous blog post on knitwear label 'Sibling', In which I unashamedly drooled over their amazing work, and this new venture has had a similar effect on my saliva levels.

During LFW 2011, Sibling debuted a new offshoot of the original collections, but this time with the female of the species in mind!

The collection is everything that can be expected from Sibling: Loud prints, bright colours and classic designs with a very modern twist. The theme running throughout the collection screams 'Seaside', 'Fairground' and 'tattoo'd carnies', along with the Sibling staple of leopard print! SO MUCH love for the LOVE/HATE jumpers...I don't even care if they're meant for the ladies.

Here are some images of the pieces, along with a teaser video.









Sibling have also collaborated with Topshop and will be releasing a line of exclusive knitwear for the Oxford Street branch and Selfridges...Here are a few pieces from the collection that will be available from mid November 2011!








Saturday, 17 September 2011

LFW 2011: JEAN-PIERRE BRAGANZA. SPRING 2012

With London fashion week already kicking off with a bang, it was the collection from Jean-Pierre Braganza that first caught my eye amongst the initial buzz!

Briganza is known for his structured digital print dresses, a re-occurring staple in most of his collections to date, and he certainly didn't disappoint with his latest offering.

As can be expected with any RTW S/S collection, the pieces are loose fitting, in what looks to be silk and satin. Braganza unconventionally opted for a more subdued monochrome palette to begin with, with just a hint of colour, but the collection unfolded however, a more bold use of colour was unveiled, particularly in the vibrant print dress in red.

The cut of the collection seemed rather eighties inspired, with the use of shoulder pads in the long suit jackets, along with the unstructured sack dresses and bat-wing tops.

Overall I do feel that Briganza could have done a little more with this collection, It seemed a bit 'safe'. Despite that I still think it's beautiful!

You can view the full collection over at style.com/Briganza

Here are my favourite pieces from the collection!