British handbag brand AEHVA London has been a favourite with celebrities since its first season, and has now been recognised as one of the best by luxury online shop 1st dibs.
The collection, shown at London Fashion Week, is characterised by strong colour palettes and unique structures. Luxury and style are built in through careful tailoring, from zip detail and shading to piping and delicate buckles.
Whiles shapes are generally rounded, the overlapping of shapes creates a softly geometric style. This is complemented by an array of exotic and interesting materials and accessories, from bamboo style handles, silver and bronze latches and snakeskin.
Designed by Mahiki and Whisky Mist founder Marc Jacques Burton, DecorumLYD (Live Your Dream) is a luxury leather brand which reaches out to the successful and stylish man.
Already a hit amongst Burton’s celebrity friends from his clubs, the collection is aimed at the man who is living his dream. And to be shopping in the exclusive South Ken boutique The Library (the only place stocking the collection) where prices for the collection vary from £2,800 to £3,500, may certainly seem The Dream for some men.
The quality of the pieces is assured, from its materials (Buffalo leather), its production (handmade by in Italy by experienced artisans) to its designs. The designs consist of four “Hero” styles, with every piece made unique by a one off inspirational quote sewn on the inside. Ready to suit the busy lifestyle of the metropolitan man, the jackets are versatile, each with multiple ways of wearing - with multiple collar and zip options.
Probably the most outrageous design is the Rebel Rouser, inspired by James Dean’s Rebel without a Cause. Worn by Pharrell Williams and Will.I.AM the jacket is the ultimate piece for a modern day icon, with its huge fur collar looking like it should belong to a Moscow billionaire, or the space age. The worn leather comes in a masculine black, or for those who want to go one step further, a bright red or blue style.
These pieces certainly aren’t for everyone, and the key ingredient to pulling one off has to be confidence. Certainly never a design that will sit quietly in the corner, but surely no man living his dream would want to do that anyway?
Once again Malan Breton showcased an extremely strong and breathtaking collection inspired by a supernatural theme at London Fashion Week. The formalwear pieces had glittered flower prints in a silver and sheer baby blue colour and other pieces had waves of navy, bright mustard, black and shocking red running throughout the collection with accents of pastel colours.
The room was filled with an eagerness and anticipation from the impressive previous seasons Malan has presented for the industry. The garments revealed a quality of strength and power and involved, interesting shapes and textures from floor length hemlines, fishtail silhouettes, sweetheart necklines and flared trousers.
Each look was a standout look that challenged the forms of womenswear and menswear and failed to bore anyone. The mythological take on supernatural was intensely present and carried a show-stopping elegance and fierceness that people loved to watch. Key items in the collection was a cream long PVC coat which tied at the waist, a floor length mustard fishtail skirt, also PVC which had layered shapes to create the illusion of scales, printed blazer blouses to show off another element of sexy that Malan always channels and oversized double-breasted jackets for the men, which showed through in an interesting print.
Malan Breton knows how to design around the male and female frame and create alarming pieces that will surely remain unforgettable.