The long awaited Spring/Summer 2019 collection amazed everyone the way we knew it would. London based Genavant collaborated with iconic luxury shoe designer Jimmy Choo and showcased their debut collection at London Fashion Week.
The bejeweled shoes were inspired by Wong Kar-Wai’s 2000 film ‘In The Mood for Love’ and were displayed in a presentation with an atmosphere full of charm and desirability.
The Chinese antiques and refined décor added to the heavy glamour in the room and lavish aesthetic that was shown, and the models, all East Asian, wore a traditional dress poised with elegance. Ornamentation inspired by everything 1940s in Shanghai.
Every single heel was a statement, ranging in different hues of emerald green, sparkling navy, bright pink and striking orange. The heels had decorative elements such as precious pearls, diamonds, sapphires, rubies and the prettiest stones, all pieces of jewellery that embody nothing less than magic.
The designs were made to be perfect; some to wear as significant accessories and some to enhance a manner of grace. The undeniable craftsmanship displayed at this presentation was simply due to years of skill and experience. Shoes can transform a whole look but in this instance they transformed the whole room and created excitement that was an honor to witness. Choo remains a pillar in the industry and Reggie Hung continues to evoke a talent we are eager to watch grow.
Written By Beatrice Maina Photographed by Paul Licorish
For their first Spring/summer presentation, Johnston of Elgin hosted their amazing line at the Waldorf Hilton hotel. The brand wanted to showcase a new dimension with an all year round collection for every season. Known for their cashmere architecture and expertise they included tissue weight cashmere, mesh construction, garments designed for warm climates and a new innovation in lightweight technology.
Creative Director Alan Scott’s aim was to showcase new cutting-edge textiles with outfits like suits, maxi-flare floor-length dresses and loungewear perfectly combined to create a beautiful collection.
Inspired by the island of Ischia, situated in the bay of Naples the presentation came together nicely to create a good atmosphere with soft piano music in the background. The brand alone exudes elegance and sophistication and that really came out with this collection.
Johnstons of Elgin has successfully established a flagship store in the heart of central London. Since 1797, the Johnstons of Elgin signature innovation and quality have been without compare. The family-run business has been constantly changing and evolving to new heights.
In his own words “It is an honour to return to London Fashion Week for the second season. This unique collection, lovingly made in Scotland, retains our signatures of textile expertise, craft, and tailoring for which we have become world-renowned, whilst showing the fashion world - for the very first time - that the brand is for all seasons.”
Malan Breton showcased a range of spring summer looks this season at London Fashion Week, capturing the true essence of class and elegance. The collection named Show Girl was inspired by the Ziegfeld Follies and stories from his grandmothers days as a showgirl and opera singer.
Known for his creative designs and detailed glamorous looks, the latest collection had elaborate fabrics and sharply tailored shapes. Vibrant florals where uniquely blended with metallic fabrics reinforcing a showbiz vibe.
On-trend Plaid and Ruffles could be seen throughout the collection. An eye-catching colour pallet was also shown using Duck yellow, cherry red, and royal blues.
A feminine take on the glamorous showgirl style was expressed through Corset tied backs and sweetheart necklines alongside opaque and translucent fabrics, Sequins and hand Embroidered beading.
Overall this seasons collection by Malan Breton was classy and unique which displayed craftsmanship and innovative designs through his couture creations, celebrating the confident showgirl of today.