London Fashion Week followed hot on the heels of NYFW’s political statement shows, with a strong message for self-care. Designers notably used soft swathes of fabric, oversized knitwear and child-like nostalgia for Autumn/Winter ’17 – what better way to protect oneself from these tumultuous times...
Mulberry took on quilted ankle-length equestrian blankets at London Fashion Week, whilst Preen’s models were swaddled in flower-strewn duvet coats and padded wraps. Designers took on the idea of cocooning, with oversized layers from the likes of Joseph, JJS Lee or Marques Almeida.
In Memory of Richard Nicoll
The late designer, Richard Nicoll, lives on in an official Pantone colour; a poignant tribute to the late designer, created by his closest friends including Roksanda Ilincic and Jonathan Saunders, Nicoll blue - a colour created to signify “his collections, the shirts he used to wear, the funny anorak he wore at college, the sky and of course, his eyes,” made its catwalk debut at Roksanda on Monday that opened the show. A fitting tribute to a man British fashion should never forget.
Mary Katrantzou delved into the wonderful world of Disney’s Fantasia for her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, with a series of crystal-encrusted gowns and velvet trouser suits, whilst London Fashion Week's rising star Ryan Lo has collaborated with Hello Kitty: “I was born in Hong Kong so Hello Kitty was part of my everyday life. I went through the archives of their prints as I wanted to use Hello Kitty in an unexpected way - not just pictures of the cat or cherries that they are known for.” – Dramatic eyes, a plethora of prints and Kawaii influenced style dominated the catwalk.
Velvet isn't going anywhere but has been updated for AW17 with a more lithe, tactile appearance to flatter any figure. Roland Mouret's homecoming was punctuated with elegant black velvet cut on the bias, whilst Peter Pilotto, Erdem and Mary Katrantzou took on velvet prints. Then there was Emilia Wickstead, who cleverly manipulated fabrics to form what she called "velvet lace".
If you fancy swapping the traditional chocolate egg with something a little more wow this Easter, here’s our pick of the cutest and most luxurious gifts that will make even the most chocolate-loving kids smile.
As soon as Jason introduced himself to me at the Cobella hair salon in Kensington, his wealth of experience and professionalism oozed out. I was straight away comfortable to be in his very capable hands and even though he graciously talked me through the colours I could go for, I had no qualms in telling him I trusted him explicitly - and I am so glad I did because right now I am loving my hair!
Caviar has unveiled the ‘pure gold’ variant of Apple hearables.
At $108,000, the pure gold cans “look elegant, and emphasize the status of the owners and their impeccable taste”.
Apparently, they are made for those who “want to always be on top.”
A front row ticket to London Fashion Week London Fashion Week reclaimed it’s annual emblem this year, with the first-ever hybrid of digital and physical showcases and appointments, in light of the pandemic era.
Not just yachts darling - we're talking superyachts.
As the ever-opulent 2022 Monaco Yacht Week begins, join us as we explore the Galaxy Superyacht. The interior expertly crafted by Njord (by Bergman) x Northern Lights.
On view from May 6 – June 16, 2021, Hamid Nii Nortey’s new series of glamorous urban scenes bear witness to Africa’s transforming urban landscape and to its burgeoning middle classes, thereby reclaiming ownership over prevailing narratives of poverty and war.
Jane Lombard Gallery will be hosting Pattern Language, an exhibition of new paintings by Squeak Carnwath. The artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, Pattern Language
presents the viewer with intricate visual archives that entangle public observation and private
introspection. The exhibition will be on view from April 29th to June 4th, with an opening
reception April 29th from 5 - 7 PM.