Desigual returns this season with a new creative director Jean- Paul Goude, A brand known for its individuality finds inspiration from different types of jungles both exotic and psychedelic. With a vibrant cross, cultural reference and casual silhouettes this brand continues to stand out with colour blocked knitwear, bohemian skirts, and geometric prints.
The unique showcase of the collection was a part collaboration with Sam Spiegel who was behind the music and Ryan Heffington who overseen the choreography. Many famous faces were seated for the catwalk including the likes of Hopper Penn and Dylan Penn.
This season Desigual also showcased a 16 piece couture collection by Jean-Paul Goude, bringing an exciting new look to the brand Jean-Paul describes the new partnership with the brand to the brand as “cultural diversity, street-chic”
This collection was least to say a success, with an exciting cultural collection that showed great individuality and creativity from Jean-Paul.
Written By Eshe Mitchell
Catwalk Photographer Frazer Harrison Front Row Photographer Dia Dipasupil
What else would we expect? Pam Hogg’s AW16 collection pushed the boundaries even more - yes, it was possible - with a sexualised storm of attitude at Freemasons Hall during London Fashion Week.
Sky high platforms, of course, accompanied models clad in skin tight PVC catsuits as they strutted down the catwalk, covered in weapon like studs and spikes. Stars made their cameo once more, and splattered paint prints reminded us that this fashion game is art. A form of expression. Something that Pam Hogg does extremely well - expressionism. However extreme.
The collection is dark, stormy and overtly sexy. She’s holding nothing back.
Models had everything on show with mesh body suits appliquéd with stars and a stripe to cover what can barely be left to the imagination.
Did you catch The Brit Awards? Then you would have seen Hogg’s iconic model Sadie Pinn shock the audience with an impromptu appearance. Skimpy. Bold. Statement. It’s all about the shock factor.
Pam Hogg does punk, yet still throws a spanner in the mix once in a while. This time, with umbrella skirts and splashes of red, yellow and acid green. The living dolls she creates allow for total fantasy dressing. Floor length gold dress or skin tight black mesh? It’s your call.
It’s this feminine celebration of androgyny that Hogg has become known for, and each year the crowd gets bigger. What can she possibly do next? Perhaps dainty pink dresses and ballerina flats? That would throw everyone off… Pam Hogg gone pretty? Yeah, probably not.
We are still recovering from the MET Gala awards and still stunned by some of the creative designs which were on display along that very long red carpet. Our attention turns to Zoe Saldana who turned up at this year’s Costume Institute benefit Gala in a very long Michael Kors gown, and with the designer himself as her date on her arm. The gown from the waist down was a billowy, lampshade-shaped design with paisley patterns and soft contours. The top part of the gown was fabulously elegant; a halter top design with a plunging neckline, Zoe has great arms so the top part of the gown really helped us to focus on her perfect limbs.
Zoe speaks fluent Spanish and English and often speaks of her pride in being from a Latin culture. She grew up in the Dominican Republic with her Puerto Rican mother but also has Haitian roots. Zoe is a real mover and shaker on the dancefloor. She studied ballet, Latin dance and modern Jazz both in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and New York. Zoe is now married to ex-professional football player turned artist Marco Perego from Italy. You can't go wrong with a good sportsman with artistic flair from humble beginnings - the perfect combo.
Another stunning lady in a 'stand out from the crowd' outfit caught our attention. British model and budding actress, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The Devon-born beauty turned up at the awards this year in a leather and gold dress with leopard print embellishments, she also sported dramatic hoop earrings, sleek straight tresses and nude nails. Rosie was certainly the 'Golden Child' on the night. Her Balmain gladiator heels gave her look some much needed edginess breaking the tradition of Gala gownery.
Rosie grew up on a farm and apparently was bullied at school for her full, sensual lips. She is a UK size 6 (gasp !) and due to star in the film Mad Max fury due for release in 2015. After the MET Gala after-party she flew straight to Shanghai for a photo shoot, hopefully she watched all the previous Mad Max films in-flight. Well it is a long flight!