Classic and feminine elegance elevated with surface interest at Burberry

London: Burberry’s Pre-Collections are always more focused on the actual clothes rather than the spectacular show one would usually expect from the brand and this season was no exception. Christopher Bailey made an impression with varying textures and structured yet ladylike silhouettes – feathered animal print, shearling zebra intarsia, macramé lace and patchwork engineered lace with incredible intricate details were ...
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London in all it’s facets at Max Mara

London: With the opening of it’s new flagship store on Old Bond Street the Italian house presented a collection inspired by London and all it's facets including Cecil Beaton’s iconic photography of Britain during World War II. From the shadowy environs of Hackney to glamorous Mayfair, the contrast was translated with understated luxury into pinstripe looks layered in capes, pyjamas ...
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Trend Alert Pre-Summer 2016 – Hotpants

The 1960s and 1970s continue to leave a lasting impression on styles and shapes for the Pre-Summer season. The shortest shorts are either worn with cropped, slim zipped tops, a tailored blazer or coordinating tops. The sexiest hotpants are cut in soft leather or picnic plaids, accessorised with metal zips and worn with ankle boots.
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Allow yourself some time off with Tomas Maier

Milan: After opening another two new stores - out of four, in the west village and Bal harbour this year, Tomas Maier scored highly with just one year into his own collection. His philosophy of easy off-duty pieces goes along with his designs for his latest pre-summer collection.  Whether it’s for a beach holiday or the city these pieces are ...
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Energising colours to offset overcast winter days at Bottega Veneta

Milan: When creative director Tomas Maier was working on this Pre-summer presentation he had the October-November delivery schedule in mind. With this commercial intention he created a lightweight and seasonally appropriate collection.  The colour palette of shades of pink, orange and blue placed emphasis on mood lifting colours to brighten up dark, overcast autumn days. An unlined Salmon pink shearling ...
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Freedom, playfulness and individuality at Dior

Cannes: Held at Le Palais Bulles, situated on the cliffs of Theole Sur Mer, Raf Simons presented a youthful 'Collection Croisiere' encompassing ‘an idea of freedom, playfulness and individuality’. For this season, Simons drew inspiration from the landscape and memories of the South of France, the colours, and the style of the people and blended them with a nod to the ...
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Blue skies, mountain views and perfect harmony at Louis Vuitton

Palm Springs: Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton explained that presenting the Spring collection in the Palm Springs Estate of Bob and Delores Hope, demonstrated an aesthetic approach that mirrored both the Brand’s DNA, and symbolized the harmonious union between the vision of Nicolas Ghesquiere and the iconic spirit of the ‘Maison Louis Vuitton’ – a fitting comment. The ...
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A colourful and Seoulful presentation for Chanel

Seoul: Leave it up to Karl Lagerfeld to lead the way in selecting an innovative venue in which to present his latest collection. Staged at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a futuristic structure designed by Zaha Hadid and South Korean-based Samoo Architects & Engineers, Lagerfeld combined references to Korean traditional dressing with iconic Chanel jackets in bright combinations of colour. The show ...
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Watch the #LVcruise 2016 show live here

The latest in a long line of fashion brands heading to alternative cities to host their cruise collections is Louis Vuitton. The Paris-based luxury house will be live from Palm Springs in California today, taking advantage of its sun-drenched oasis, sparkling blue skies and cool mountainous surrounds as a backdrop to its 2016 line. Referred to as “the cradle ...
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Is SXSW more important than fashion week?

Scrolling through Instagram this last week one could have been mistaken for thinking that the next city on the fashion month calendar was in fact Austin, Texas, what with the amount of editors, bloggers and fashion influencers posting from the city's annual SXSW Interactive festival. No other year has the presence of so many of the fashion industry's big players - ...
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Lucky Magazine's Editor-in-chief Eva Chen at SXSW Interactive

Trend Alert – Eclectic Traveller

This look emerged on New York’s catwalks and is also evident in Paris. Drawing on romantic patterns and embroideries, designers create tactile artistry looks inspired by rich cultural craftsmanship and the hedonistic spirit of the 1970s.
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A moody culture clash and exquisite craftsmanship at Givenchy

Paris: In the show notes at Givenchy's Autumn winter presentation Riccardo Tisci  stated that his ideas came from “aggressive aesthetics” drawn from the juxtaposition of cultures – elements of moody Victoriana and South American Chola girls. Once one got past the disarranged setting of pinball machines, video games and basketball hoops, focus turned to the models whose faces were embellished with dramatic ...
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The “essence of Luxury” and a touch of YSL at Lanvin

Paris: From the opening ensemble of a cropped jacket , slim, tailored red trimmed trousers tucked in to gorgeous leather boots neatly finished with tassels, you knew ‘this collection would be exquisite”. Not a detail, accessory or material was left untouched without the addition of some finite detail. Alber Elbaz went back to his birthplace Morocco and thought : "shapes ...
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Parisian grunge at Paul & Joe

Paris: For autumn/winter 15, Paul & Joe fused feminine preppy with grunge creating an overall youthful vibe. Knee-high grunge boots juxtaposed delicate peter-pan collar shirtdresses, berets were worn with velvet choker necklaces and single earrings, and silk bow blouses were paired with boyfriend pants, continuing the contradiction throughout. The colour palette ranged from muted neutrals to bold primary colors, based ...
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Guillaume Henry does minimal military for his first Nina Ricci collection

Paris: Guillaume Henry’s first collection for Nina Ricci took the label in a slightly less feminine direction with straight and boxy silhouettes and minimal design details. The hints of military influences were elevated through elongated fringe details on jackets, tops, and cuff bracelets. Heavy pea coats and cropped utility jackets were softened by delicate lace under layers. Show-stopping allover lace ...
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