Ben Sherman welcomes the summer season with an old school vibe inspired by young rock and roll icons of the 60s, all in collaboration with House of Holland. The SS/19 collection was unveiled with different hues of salmon pink and wine red. The pieces included burgundy candy stripes, soft mint green, and pastel pink, combined with giant tropical florals and bright gingham.
The music set a tone for an incredible show to start and down came some oversized printed shirts, paired with flamboyant fitted shorts and edgy slides for footwear to complete the look. The coolest black and pink varsity jackets mixed in with preppy polo shirts giving us a mod aesthetic. Denim was presented alongside hoodies that were printed with Ben Sherman calligraphy to highlight the designers’ initials and name, which left an impression of a very modern Ivy League style collection, representing nothing less than a novelty.
The pair blended together to create a British attitude that didn’t go unnoticed in the models and definitely created an atmosphere that ensured the audience knew just how distinct they were in appearance as well as character. The exciting mixture of colour and prints demonstrated that Ben Sherman has and always will continue to prove to be the epitome of modern British style and the essence of individuality.
In June 2018, Oliver Spencer showcased another spectacular collection during London Fashion Week Men’s, at British Fashion Council’s Show Space at The Store Studios. This “Spring Summer 2019” collection named “Wildflower”, had a naturalistic vibe with earthy tones, worn with daisy-chain flower necklaces. Artist, Wolfgang Buttress, collaborated to transport the audience (press and buyers) through multi-sensory sound and projection, to a wildflower meadow.
The latest looks had unique relaxed twists, and reflected society’s increasing environmentally-conscious attitudes. Garments made out of sustainable fabrics, such as organic cotton used new fabrication methods, with a healthier effect on the environment. A more naturalistic attitude was also reflected through the nature-inspired colour palettes of olive green, navy, mocha, and stone greys, and utilitarian styles. Slight feminine touches were seen throughout the collection with soft-pink going hand-in-hand with a floral focus for the season’s spring looks. Graphic T’s were merged with timeless traditional silhouettes, reinforcing Spencer’s sophisticated but relaxed tailored style.
Mr Spencer never fails to showcase his looks on a diverse cast of models, with both age and ethnicity fairly represented, and his brand proposed a new relaxed version for today’s modern man. He will be donating proceeds from the sale of Wildflower Ts to Shine Cancer Support.
It was a great turnout for the iconic menswear designer, with many celebrity-attendees, including Alesha Dixon supporting her model boyfriend Azuka Ononye on the runway, Hu Bing, and Dougie Poynter.
Overall his SS19 collection was refreshing, socially-responsive and leaves us with great anticipation for the next set of trends from Spencer, in January 2019.
The What We Wear SS19 collection officially marks one year that the contemporary brand presented their debut. Season after season they have managed to cement not only their unique casual style but their name into everyone's mind every men's fashion week. Their show yet again remains one of the most anticipated at LFWM with a packed out show and many UK celebs in the forefront.
As we get closer to The World Cup ’18 the brand in their own words wanted to use this special occasion comfortably as it coincides with the inauguration of the sport. Using this as inspiration for this S/S19 collection What We Wear chose to pay close attention to the 70’s-90’s era and revisited the ideology of uniform from football jersey tops and matching shorts and trousers to tracksuits and trench coats this seasons choices were amazing. Using primary colours such as red, blue and yellow as their main inspiration from references to country flags.
This season the brand teamed up with Amsterdam based brands Daily Paper and Filling Pieces using uniquely- designed customised Filling Pieces footwear and What We Wear x Daily Paper accessories to add that bit extra to the outfits as a visual rendition of the triple brands fused for a friendly- match. What We Wear pulled off an unmissable show and yet again has everyone excited for next season.
A very important day for the royal couple Prince Harry and Megan Markle who tied the knot in St George’s Chapel at Windsor castle earlier today.
The event which saw thousands of people wait patiently throughout Windsor Castle had a long star-studded list of celebrities attend. Such as Victoria and David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and The Dutches of Cambridge.
The ceremony took place in St George’s Chapel the same church that Prince Harry was baptised in the 80s, showcasing to a personal crowd of 600 guests who were seated and watched the emotional service.
On arrival after the royal family had been seated and following tradition the Queen being last to arrive, Megan made an appearance in a Roles Royce Phantom accompanied by two pageboys.
Megan’s dress caused great speculation on who exactly was the designer for this special occasion, many media outlets swayed towards Stella McCartney a designer worn by many attendees this afternoon such as Oprah Winfrey and Amal Clooney.
Clair Waite Keller, recently appointed artistic and creative director of French design house Givenchy designed Megan’s dress. Keller who previously worked for Chloe and showcased a Couture collection this January for Givenchy is known for her romantic style and is the first female creative director of Givenchy. A clear perfect choice for this historical garment.
The dress which showed great elegance, a timeless creation by the talented British designer was fitted, showing Megan’s slim frame in a classy manner. A slight show of shoulder with modern mid-length sleeves displayed Givenchy’s characteristics.
Megan's veil was hand embroidered and reached 5 meters long of silk tulle worn with a magnificent tiara made of Diamonds accessorised with a Cartier bracelet.
Megan gracefully walked down the aisle to meet her husband to be, accompanied by The Prince Of Wales who walked with her as her father was in absence due to a recent heart operation.
Prince Harry wore a Frockcoat uniform, tailored by Savile Row Dege & Skinner.
The Queen wore a Lime tweed coat by Stewart Parvin, a lemon and purple silk dress. The hat also made of tweed was designed by Angela Kelly.
On Monday 7th of May, the largest fashion fundraising event took place, the MET GALA. Which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
A wide variety of A-list celebrities attended from actresses, models and music artists where seen on the lavish cream carpet. A great display of luxury outfits where worn under this years exhibition theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Iconic designer brands took part and created fashion works of art all for a great fundraising cause this year including Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, and Prabal Gurung.
At the MET GALA Prabal displayed a vibrant, lavish and sophisticated Altiere Prabal Gurung collection, each gown is bespoke and designed specifically for its wearer taking unique characteristics and portraying them through each dress. The eye-catching pallet used for this collection was unapologetically fierce with a heavenly vibe.
Prabal Gurung is no newbie at the MET and is well known for his couture ready to wear style. Creating iconic pieces fit for the angelic woman of today.
Prabal's creative skills also pour into TASAKI as creative director after being appointed in 2017. TASAKI, a premium jeweler with a reputation for creating eye-catching designs dedicated to craftsmanship. A perfect match for the MET GALA this year.
An unforgettable appearance from each guest at the Met Gala wearing the iconic Prabal Gurung's designs and latest Atelier collection with TASAKI below.
Diane Kruger wears a Balloon sleeve mini dress with a pearl-encrusted trail
Hailee Steinfeld takes an angelic look in a tank gown with wings like sculpture sides and a TASAKI Tanzanite Necklace.
Ashley Graham is in a silk chiffon cape gown embellished with sequins and TASAKI Atelier Aurora Ring
Gabrielle Union catches our eye with an elegant plunging neckline gown with side split worn with a Ritz Paris Diamond Ring and necklace.
Deepika Padukone boldly wears a deep red Sculpture shoulder gown and TASAKI Atelier Nacreous Earrings.
Eliza Gonzalez is in a sophisticated cross motif column gown accessorised with an eye-catching tanzanite and diamond suite by TASAKI.
Hikari Mori wears a pastel green strapless flounce mermaid gown with a unique TASAKI Atelier Waterfall Necklace with Diamond and Pearls.