Katie Eary revealed her SS18 collaborated collection with BOY London, spliffy and Pretty Green. Bonding over their history in British street fashion the iconic brands were able to pull together an amazing collection. Including items as far as sexy tropical printed swimwear and bikini bottom jeans to neon waterproof jackets, with round headpieces to add to the bug-like theme. This collection was something not to be missed.
A combination of silk pyjamas, mesh hoodies, washed denim, erotic tie up bikinis and heavily influenced BOY London streetwear apparel. Mixed with Eary’s distinctive prints in the form of creepy crawlies really added a beautiful contrast to this collaboration. This season’s prints included beetles, dragonflies and electric blue butterflies, inspired by Sci-Fi, High-Vis and Day-Glo this collection is a universe of Eary’s imagination.
With long Rizla invites offered to the Katie Eary x Boy London show guests, pink and green braided hair extensions and a great soundtrack choice the show was an incredible sight to see.
Haute Couture is a celebration of ‘fashion as art’ in its truest form. Twice a year, designers gather together in Paris to display their incredible works, hand made garments that are intricately detailed and miraculously time consuming, promising to always be quite the spectacle.
This season, Alexis Mabille stepped up with his beautiful ensembles in celebration of the fashion atelier’s 10th anniversary. The Paris based designer paid homage to the female form with silhouette hugging pieces, cinched in at the waist to give the coveted hourglass figure, made up of a mixture of floor skimming gowns, jumpsuits and two pieces.
A clear floral theme graced the models, embroidered on sheer gowns, printed on dark, floating silks in bold reds and greens, and decorating two-pieces with power and purpose. Amongst the blooms, Mabille added a flirty aura with intricate lace reminiscent of lingerie, sultry bodices and corsets with seductive cross laced ribbon just oozing with sex appeal and femininity.
The models looked stunningly whimsical with feathered strings in their hair, giving the collection a magical feel in some ways, yet juxtaposing the tone with occasional sharp lines and bold colour splashes.
Above all, the expert pattern cutting was indeed, a cut above. Couture can be a place to explore the extremes and the sculptural capes and magnified bow from Mabille’s collection certainly demonstrated his ability to fit in with the ‘in crowd’.
Congratulations Alexis on hitting the milestone ten, here’s to ten more…
“It’s a nature, but not the nature that we know” is how Karl Lagerfeld describes yesterday Chanel Haute Couture SS15 show, which took place under the huge glass room of the Grand Palais.
In contrast to the recent, playfully controversial shows, this season’s display may seem somewhat tame. Predictable, even – florals are one of the first trends we think of for spring/summer, after all. To assume so, however, would be to forget that this is Chanel – and Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t do predictable. When Karl Lagerfeld creates a garden, you know it will be nothing like any garden you’ve seen before. And this animated Garden of Eden may be the most youthful, intricate garden we’ve ever seen.
If a designer was ever able to bring fabric to life, there is no better example than the 3D acetate flowers which adorned the dresses. Crafted so beautifully they almost look more realistic than the real thing, this is a garden we really want to wear and expect many will too. The classic Chanel suit’s iconic tweed was given a delicate makeover, softened by pastel hues and frayed edges. Length ventured into new territories too as skirts varied from above to knee to a modern, cropped ankle length. Jackets were cropped, making the waist the new cleavage.
The collection also features a beanie, as Lagerfeld attempts to take yet another everyday item to new couture levels following last year’s success of the same type with the trainer.