Maharishi’s Devotional uniform and habits: ll AW 16 collection previewed last Saturday at London Collections men, bringing 90’s nostalgia to the catwalk. A specialist in military fashion, Maharishi’s ‘utility chic’ pieces epitomized uniformity, street wear, and even tribalism.
The graphic camouflage references and rustic colour palette allowed technology to meet nature, reflecting much of the brands previous collections. The loose silhouettes also reflect ongoing themes of religious devotion and contemporary gang member style… take the robe like jackets inspired by Tibetan Buddest monks, Military overalls and badges. Not to mention every model wore a pair of Hi Tech Army training shoes known to be England and Germany’s long term supplier.
The fusion of complex subcultures and moral codes all embody the idea of East meeting west, the collection pushes boundaries and ruffles the norms of what is expected on today’s high fashion catwalks.
Déjàvu is an elegant collection from Maral Yazarloo inspired by memories of Middle Eastern textiles.
The collection is bright, bold and feminine - with pieces in fuchsia, emerald, maroon and gold shimmering satin. As well as Iranian influences, pieces reminisced to styles of the pre Tudor England, with simple gowns and high necked dresses.
It is truly the details of embroidered waistbands, gems and skirts that make the pieces special and unique. By focusing on simple, quality detail, fabrics and colours, Yazarloo breaks away from today's throwaway fashion to create something timeless.
Models were accessorises with embroidered headbands with gold plates, complimenting the loose braided up dos created by Toni and Guy stylists.
Paris Haute Couture week has finally ended and we are still mesmorised by the Autumn/Winter collections 2015/16 for the House of Versace, it is still lingering in our minds. We saw the likes of Karlie Kloss on the catwalk during the Atelier show and 19 year old beauty, Kendall Jenner. Kendall strutted her stuff down the runway in an intricate-looking dress, her latest Instagram post has received the most downloads in Instagram history, no filters, no hashtags # or posing or pouting fish lips it seems that authenticity works ! Au naturelle.
Veteran model Naomi Campbell sat beside Irina Shayk and watched the Olympian goddess-type dresses, Greek nymph look and the random sun dance native/pocohontas vibes glide by. Our fave Brit model Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley turned up in a black sheer dress and observed the thigh-high slits, exposed backs, short embellished dresses and sweaters with beads sewn on from the sidelines. The dresses on display streamed down the runway as fast as the dwindling reserves in the Greek treasury, some of the dresses were made of pure chiffon and premium quality lace and as to be expected the Italian craftmanship was second to none.
The Fashion Thirst team was particularly excited when presented with snazzy, flesh-coloured corsets, the subtle yellow silk flowers induced orgasmic cries from those seated behind us and now with the recurring theme throughout Paris fashion weeks, the catwalk was expected to be full of garnish and dressings, in Donatella's case it was 25,000 encased orchids which complemented this youthful, colourful, positive and upbeat collection. Let's hope the Olympian dresses provoke more empathy for the Greek crisis. Let the collection invoke a positive outlook. Opa !