30 September 2013


The first in a series of posts showing some of my favourite collections from across Paris Fashion Week.

Christian Dior really made a collection that covered many bases. With 76 looks there was a lot to take in. Dress created the majority of the collection, with their silhouettes being kept pretty simple. The
High necklines were a theme throughout the collection, featuring on many of the dresses and suits shown. As well as the dresses, suits were also featured. The suits were kept simple and tailored well. It was classic and elegant look. Monochrome was back again but was also accompanied by brighter colours and pastels. The suits were kept just in black to keep that sleek and sophisticated shape to them. Towards the end a bold metallic patterned material, with over 15 pieces containing this fabric. The pieces used the fabric in a number of ways, whether it was a full dress or being used for the a top half occupying a simple black trouser.

Issey Miyake showed a collection that had a lovlely balance and a variety of pieces. Black and white featured heavily, with only a few pieces actually mixing the two colours together in the same outfit. Some of the pieces featured an interesting ombre print to them whilst others showed a number of colours in a more graphic print (above, second from left). This pattern was shown in both the bright colours, as well as being shown in varying tones of grey. The fabrics were, overall, kept soft and floaty. This could especially be seen in the looser fitting dresses, where the fabric really moved well. There was a mix of smarter pieces, in the monochrome theme, and the more casual pieces which used softer neutral colours as well as the more graphic print. Overall, it was a lovely collection that wasn't too bold or harsh and just worked really well.

Vanessa Bruno was a collection that really stood out in terms of colours and patterns to me. The cuts of the clothes were kept pretty basic so it was definitely down to the patterns and colours used to really make this collection stand out. This definitely happened. The prints were bold and graphic, where the colours really stood out. There was a mix of colours used as well from bright blues to oranges and one of this seasons favourite colours, white, making an appearance. The cut of the pieces were kept slightly looser and many moved well down the catwalk. The shorter, above the knee, hemlines of the pieces were balanced out well with the top half featuring a high neckline.

Viktor and Rolf created a collection that was smart and uniformed whilst still having some fun and interesting pieces within it. I loved the preppy tailored look to the pieces and thought it offered something a bit different to other collections we've seen this so far this fashion week. The shapes were mainly kept tailored and fitted. The colour palette was kept quite basic throughout wit grey, white and navy colours being used. I really liked the hair style created for this collection. There was a little bit of height at the front with the hair being scraped back and tucked behind the ears. Much like the clothes, the hair was kept sleek and uniformed. There were a number of pieces with interesting cut out details or patterns which worked well with the overall smart and uniformed them of the collection.
Nina Ricci has been one of my favourite collections that I've seen so far this Paris Fashion Week. The whole collection was just beautiful with some really pretty pieces in it. The colours were kept neutral and soft. Oatmeal, white and pastels all made appearances and worked extremely well with the shapes and styles that had been created. Some of my favourite pieces from this collection were an oatmeal Spring coat (above, center) and an a pale, pastel blue, length dress with frills running down the center (above, far right). The whole collection felt perfect for Spring/Summer and there were so many outfits that just hit the right note. The cuts of the pieces themselves were kept fairly simple, with extra details being added by layering and using different textures on the clothes.

I hope you enjoyed this post today so please do let me know your thoughts! Make sure to check out the coverage of the shows as some and steaming live and check out Style.com

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29 September 2013


Starting tomorrow morning, my Paris Fashion Week mini series will begin. I'll be showing a series of posts featuring some of my favourite collections from across the week. I already have posts about New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week, so don't forget to check those out! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this latest mini series of posts!

28 September 2013


After not planning to do any coverage bar a couple of shows for Milan Fashion, I really enjoyed putting together a mini series about some of the collections shown there this season. As I've done for all my fashion week posts, so far, this season I've been checking out Style.com for all the latest updates on the fashion world going ons. Whites were out again in force this week so I think, after 3 weeks so far this season, that whites may be one of the big trends for next year. Both pastel and jewel toned colours were also seen numerous times so keep your eyes peeled for those sorts of trends hitting the shops in Spring/Summer of next year!

I've got a mini series of three posts all about MFW, featuring some of my favourite collections from those days. You can check them all out here and I'd love to know what you think of them! Some of my favourite collections from across the whole week were:
ARMANI AND ICEBERG (full post here)


I hope you liked this mini coverage of the week as much as I have enjoyed writing! If you haven't already seem them, don't forget to take a look at my London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week posts.
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25 September 2013


This is the final post in a series about some of my favourite collections, shown this season, at Milan Fashion Week. You can check them all out here.

This collection by Fausto Puglisi was one of my favourite collections that really stood out to me from the entire week. I loved everything about it from the clothes to the hair. The designer used pieces of leather to add accents to some of the designs whether it was in a bralet, belt or even jacket form. The colours were kept bright and bold with a mainly monochrome base to the outfits. The main reason I really enjoyed this collection was because of the shapes and cuts the designer had used. I really liked the fuller skater style skirts that were used as well as the full length skirts. One of my favourite pieces from this collection was a monochrome dress with a skater skirt and a basic t-shirt cut to top half (above, center). I really liked the choice of pattern chosen with the cut of the dress as it really drew in my eye and just worked really well as a whole piece. This collection really did have a lot of pieces that could be worn straight from the catwalk. The mix of jackets, skirts and dresses provided a nice amount of variety which are perfect for the upcoming Spring/Summer months.

The colours used at the the Giorgio Armani collection really attracted my eye. The colours were rich jeweled tone colours which were different to other collections which have previously shown more pastels and cool toned shades. The clothes had a really luxurious look to them with the fabrics looing silky and rich. It was a more tailored collection to many we've seen this week but this worked so well with the colour palette that had been chosen. The looks were kept feminine with dresses being a main featured with the tailored jackets over the top. The corresponding jackets of the main dresses really added to the designs as the pattern either complemented the pieces or even on some the pattern was carried through to the jacket (above, center).

Missoni every season creates interesting and visually appealing patterns that always attract the eye. This year was no exception. With bright bold colours add a pop and detail to an otherwise monochrome outfit this collection from Missoni really stood out. The colours were used in a variety of ways and in different patterns. One of the most interesting things about this collection was the use of the colour to really alter the look of the outfits shown. The shape were kept fairly simple with a basic shift dress shape being used for many of the pieces. The outfits were kept loose with little definition to the silhouette of the model. An overall really interesting and eye catching collection but one that may not be one to wear straight from the catwalk.

I hope you enjoyed this post today so please do let me know your thoughts! Make sure to check out the coverage of the shows as some and steaming live and check out Style.com

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24 September 2013


This is the second, in a series of posts showing some of my favourite collections from Milan Fashion Week.

Tod's is a brand one like many this season, which I'd previously unheard of but is now one that I think will make sure to check back to in some other seasons. This was a collection that caught my eye mainly due to the more unusual shapes and also the interesting look to fabrics that were used for some of the pieces. The cuts of the pieces were kept boxy and oversized in the their appearance. The colour palette was kept fairly simple with the main colour standing out being a deep rich red. White was a also used for many of the pieces with different cut outs being used to create depth and show detail amongst the pieces. One of the most interesting detail was used on a number of pieces (above, middle and second from right) where the fabric had lots of time squares all cut out. From a distance this really created an interesting extra to the designs that featured it.

The pieces in the Bottega Veneta collection were definitely some of the more dramatic pieces I have seen during Milan Fashion Week. he tones of colour were quite rich and deep with there being plummy purples as well as some deep blues. The collection featured lots of pieces that had added detail. One of the dresses (picture above, far left) had a really interesting design using the fabric to create added texture. The finish of the dress almost had a crepe paper look to it that looked amazing with the cut of the dress. This style of rouching and pulling the fabric together was also used on quite a number of other designs. It worked really well by using the fabric that the dress was made from rather than added an extra layer on top/ It kept the look simple but added some really definition and density to the pieces that were create using this technique.

The Gabriele Colangelo collection really caught my eye this season. After the severe straight across eye make up dress me in to the designer, the clothes really interested me. The thing that stood out for about this collection the most was the interesting use of using different types of fabrics within the same outfit to really added a different dimension to the designs. One of my favourite pieces from this collection, was a white dress which a really pretty lace fabric as part of its design (above, far left). I also really liked, not just the mixing of the different fabrics, but also the interesting used of colours used within the designs. The overall colour palette was kept quite basic with monochrome mainly being use, but also deep blues and lighter creams were also added in. Silky and semi matte fabrics were used for some pieces in the collection which again, really helped with adding variety amongst the pieces. The main fit of the collection was kept quite loose rather than being fitted to the model.

Jil Sander is a designer I'll always keep an eye out whenever fashion week time rolls around. I love the cuts and styles that are shown and a large portion of many of the collections that she shows are able to worn straight from the catwalk. There was a mix of lengths throughout the pieces and a well structured balance with pieces within certain outfits. The pieces were kept quite tailored and structured in their appearance which gave a  smart yet still feminine look to the collection. The colours were kept quite basic and muted with earthier tones of blues and greens compared to some of the brighter jewel toned colours we've seen from other collections this week. The lengths of the dresses were kept around the knee which again aided in the overall more formal feeling of this collection. Although the shapes and kept were kept structured some of the fabrics used were moved well. This could especially be seen in the dresses, where the skirt portion of the dress moved well as the model went down the catwalk.

Luisa Beccaria showed a collection of pretty feminine pieces that had an interesting mixture of colours and detailing that really made some of the designs stand out. The colours used were a mix of pastel shades and more vibrant colours. The pastels added to the feminine feel of the collection and kept a softness to the pieces in which they were used. Some of the other colours were brighter and more jeweled toned. The pieces moved really nicely as they went down the catwalk and there was a very floaty feel to this collection.The fabrics used look to be quite light and airy which worked nicely with the cut of the designs. A higher empire waist was used for the many of the pieces which worked well with the lengths of the hem lines. Detail was also used quite a lot in this collection. Whether it was a cut out form or embellished detail the designer mixed textures really well to add definition and an added depth the pieces.

Alberta Ferrettis has bar far been one of my favourite collections shown at Milan Fashion Week this season. I loved literally this whole collection and thought the pieces were so pretty. From the cuts to the details this collection really stood out. The underlying colours used in this collection were whites and blacks with also red playing a role. The main colours for many of the pieces came in the detail. Multi-coloured flowers of shapes and design were used to add interesting patterns and enhance aspects of the pieces. The fabrics were kept floaty and the overall look of the collection was very feminine. One of my favourite pieces was a outfit which may have been a whole dress or I think was a layered jacket pieces (above, far right). The detail on the jacket was amazing and really added definition to the the design. The cut of the jacket was also flattering and tailored well as it cinched in at the waist before flaring out. This collection had something different for every piece that came down the catwalk and Alberta Ferrettis is a designer that has quickly been added to my list of shows to look out for at the next fashion weeks.

I hope you enjoyed this post today so please do let me know your thoughts! Make sure to check out the coverage of the shows as some and steaming live and check out Style.com

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23 September 2013


The first in a series of posts showing some of my favourite collections from across Milan Fashion Week.
Armani has probably been one of my favourite collections so far this week. The colours were mainly lighter and paler shades which worked well with the cuts and styles that had been created for this collection. There was a nice mix of floatier pieces and some more structured pieces, such as the jackets. The dresses came in a variety of cuts and styles, yet all kept the same floaty and feminie appearance. Some of the fabrics used were chiffons and silks which really helped keep the collection nice and airy and they worked nicely as the model moved down the catwalk. Another thing that really interested me about this collection was the hair. The way it was styled was almost like the hair was still be prepped for the show and they stylist hadn't taken it out yet. This method of styled would typically create huge voluminous curls, giving the hair a lot of texture and height. Instead the hair was set into this position and although unusual, I think it actually worked quite well with collection.

Etro was a designer I had previously unheard of before Milan Fashion Week had begun this year. The collection mainly consisted of bright and bold prints with some more basic cuts and styles to the outfits. The prints in this collection really stood out, consisting of bright oranges, blues and yellows. Apart from the bright colours there were also other patterns on show. A pattern on a silkly looking fabric really stood out as well, although the colours on this fabric weren't as bold. The main mix of colours for these pieces were more muted coppery tones and browns, with the occasional pop of a brighter blue running through to add some detail. I really liked the overall cuts used in this collection with the tops being kept quite look but still having an overall structured look. The waists on the pieces were kept high and this worked well with the looser fitting t-shirt top halves.

The main colour used at the Iceberg show was bright whites. I really liked the simplicity of many of the pieces from this collection and most of them were pieces that were genuinely ready to wear. Although the collection mainly consisted of white pieces, there were a couple of pops of other colours to add some interest and variety to an otherwise blank canvas. One of the other main colours used was a bright yellow. I think this worked really well with the white as it made both of the colours brighter. The shapes and styles of the pieces were kept quite structured and simple with the shorts having a tailored yet look fit. One of my favourite pieces was a white dress made from a sheerer material where the underneath layer was a bright cobalt blue (above, far left). This colour looked amazing underneath the sheerer top layer and you could still the details that were on the blue dress underneath.

The pieces in the Emilio Pucci collection were kept a lot more figure hugging and body con compared to other pieces that have been shown during this fashion week. Some of the pieces featured a strapless design whilst others had a basic scoop neck or t shirt shape to the top halves. Apart from a couple of pieces the lengths of the dresses were kept above the knee and fitted all the way down. In terms of the colours used there was quite a few pieces with the monochrome trend still showing. There were however, many pieces that showed brighter pops of colour and a wider variety of colours being used. Belts were part of some of the main features in this collection, cinching in at the waist and adding definition to the designs. The belts themselves worked well to add detail as well as functionality.

Just Cavalli was all about bright colours that popped and stood out as the pieces moved down the catwalk. The main colours were bright oranges and purples, but there were also pieces that showed off blues and greens as well. The bright colours on some of the pieces were contrasted to more monochrome sections of the outfits to make the colours really stand out and make an impact. The shapes were kept mainly quite figure hugging with the trousers being being structured and tight fitting. There was mix of lengths on show but the balance between the pieces in an outfit worked very well. If there was a higher hemline that unusual then this would be balanced out nicely with a piece that had a higher neckline. Some of the pieces kept a longer length on both the top half and the bottom, whilst some other pieces had a cropped top half mixed with a longer bottom.
One of the other larger collections that has been shown towards the beginning of this fashion week was Dolce & Gabbana. Although showing one of the larger collection there was still a lot of variety within in the collection so something new was always coming down the catwalk to keep the attention of the audience. Some of my favourite pieces so far, have been shown in this collection. Although many of the main colours were kept slightly more muted and earthy such as a the browns and taupes there was plenty of colour on offer. One of the main colours was a bright red. Whether this was the background to a patterned piece of showing on it's own the reds looked really nice with the earthier colours and also the gold tones that some of the pieces had to them. Not only was there a variety of colours there was also a wide range of textures, shapes and cuts on offer. The collection had a good mix of length to really keep interest in the pieces shown.

I hope you enjoyed this post today so please do let me know your thoughts! Make sure to check out the coverage of the shows as some and steaming live and check out Style.com

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I wasn't originally planning to write any posts on Milan Fashion Week but after keeping up with the coverage and seeing a few shows, I really wanted to do some posts on it. Since Milan Fashion Week has nearly ended I thought I'd shared my favourite collections through a series of posts rather than a day by day account. I hope you enjoy this series and you can also check out my coverage of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week coverage. 


Since I moved to London last week for university I've been waiting to have a chance to take my camera out for a small walk around London. So yesterday me and a friend headed into central London for a little walk around and it gave me the chance to take some photographs with my camera! It was a lovely afternoon of having a little adventure, eating a super tasty Nutella Crepe and getting to see Sir Bradley Wiggins in real life!

18 September 2013


I've really enjoyed covering London Fashion Week for the past 4 days. I've seen some designers I've never heard of before who's designs I really liked as well as some of my old favourites who I check  back on season after season. Much like with New York Fashion Week (check out all my posts on that here) I was not disappointed. There was so many things going on during the week that there was never a moment without LFW coverage. From their Twitter (@LondonFashionWk) to their Instagram as well as thh London Fashion Week website, their coverage of the shows was definitely worth checking out. Style.com was equally as great at provided coverage from the week with shows being streamed live and photos going up within a few hours of the shows happening. Whites were definitely out again in force this week so I think that this will be a colour to keep your eyes peeled for when the Spring/Summer fashion hits shops. Also blues again, much like in New York, seemed to be very popular in a variety of shades.

I've got posts up for every single day of LFW featuring some of my favourite collections from those days. You can check them all out here and I'd love to know what you think of them! Some of my favourite collections from across the week were:
BOAR AKSU AND JASPER CONRAN (Shown Friday 13th September - full post here)

ORLA KIELY AND SIBLING BY SIBLING (Shown Saturday 14th September - full post here)

MULBERRY, TEMPERLEY LONDON AND TOPSHOP UNIQUE(Shown Sunday 15th September - full post here)

BURBERRY PRORSUM AND PETER PILOTTO (Shown Monday 16th September - full post here)

That's if for my daily fashion week coverage but I should have some going up when the big shows in Paris, such as Louis Vutitton and Chanel,  happen so keep an eye out for those! I hope you liked my coverage from this week as much as I have enjoyed writing! 
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