Alberto Guardiani’s Tribal Lady range incorporates modern shoe design with traditional natural patterns inspired by Maori, Native American and Bornean art. The clean cut angles of the straps and geometric patterns complement the warm colours and soft suede. Using a palette based on brown, yellow and blue, the collection blends natural earth colours with burst of colour to create eye catching footwear that will compliment your summer wardrobe. The shape of the shoes draws on this season’s trend for platforms, in a timeless Italian fashion, making them both original and wearable.
Veronica Moncho Lobo is a London based designer who was born and raised in Salta, Argentina.Salta is a city rich in the arts, with a vast amount of museums, theatres, and art galleries which I feel plays a part in the inspiration of Veronica's unique line. Veronica comes from an artistic family, with her own strong background in Fashion, so with both hand in hand she was always destined to go far.
In February 2008 along with her brother Fernando Moncho Lobo, Veronica launched her very own clothing line, and later went on to open a boutique in 2010. Her label is now stocked around the world, in London, New York, Saudi Arabia, to name a few. Ms Moncho Lobo certainly stands out, as she combines her love for couture, with celebrating the arts in timeless yet classic pieces. Her Spring/Summer 2011 collection certainly caught my eye. I instantly fell in awe of this particular piece 'Juliet'.
This cocktail dress is not your typical one, and what makes it so fashion forward is the mere fact that Ms Moncho Lobo has taken old Hollywood glamour, and the current Spring Summer trend: ditsy floral, and fused the two together to create this masterpiece. Although this piece looks floaty and shapeless the clever thing is the cinched in waist, that hugs you to help define your shape, and give a romantically elegant edge. My favorite part of this piece is the one shoulder style, that has a unique edge by adding anextra strip of material which creates a divided sleeve effect. I love the use of pastel colours, amethyst shades, dark muted undertones, and ombre tints because it shows how well thought out each design is, and how well Veronica is able to combine fashion and art.
This piece is said to recall Monet's famous garden style, and after somecareful research i can safely say this is the perfect interpretation of it. You would own any red carpet, and capture the attention of everyone at any event in this dress. Her Pret-a-Porter line of cocktail dresses are complex-simplicity at its finest, their savvy, elegant and always ready to wear when you are, hence why their part of Veronica's ready to wear line.
Written by Li Thane Kitson
An elegant and unforgettable display of this seasons looks from Rohmir took place during London Fashion Week at The Freemasons building at Fashion Scout last week.
The Swiss designer who collaborated this season with Choreographer and dancer Kirill Burlov and National Ballet dancer Jia Zhang. displaying this seasons collection with great elegance, a mixture between runway and dance. “Shall we dance” was Inspired by the designers trip to South America.
This collection was both glamorous and luxury with a variety of fabrics such as velvet, silk, lace and ostrich feathers, deep teals, flamboyant gold, and peach also showcased throughout, including floral textures.
Timeless shapes where consistent through this seasons looks, with open sleeved capes, off the shoulder gowns and deep plunge necklines. The subtle skin was also shown which gave this season a slightly sexy tone, this was seen with side split full-length skirts. The collection also showcased children’s wear with matching outfits, demonstrating a range of looks for those special occasions that are sometimes accompanied by children.
Overall the collection was one of a kind and stood out from many on the day, the classy timeless pieces spoke volume and leave us eagerly awaiting next seasons collection.