LFW Backstage Beauty: Emilio de la Morena, Ryan Lo & H by Hakaan Yildirim

Our beauty team went backstage at London Fashion Week to talk to the hairstylists, make-up artists and manicurists who created the looks. Here are our highlights from the last day. Emilio de la Morena Inspired by a girl that’s not all that fussed about her make-up, Celia Burton for Maybelline  created a look based on the morning after the night before. Designed ...
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Pattern, Patchwork and Print for Burberry

London: Burberry’s Autumn/Winter collection opened to a live performance from Clare Maguire singing “Will you love me tomorrow” – the title so apt! There was not one piece in this lineup that one would not love today! Christopher Bailey said “ It started with the idea of folk art and craftsmanship – and people who learn to do things with their ...
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Decadent Constraint at Osman

London: A stripped back colour palette of head-to-toe white, red and black allowed Osman Yousefzada to hone his creative energy on texture, proportion and fabric. The models glided down the colossal hallway of the Tate Britain in a mix of fluid and architectural silhouettes. Cut outs added a modern edge to matching separates whilst more languid shapes such as flowerpot flares ...
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A Night Out with Issa

London: For his first season at Issa, Jamie O’Hare lent a dark and rock-n’-roll mood to the labels traditionally more feminine and flirty aesthetic. O’Hare said he wanted to “..Nod to the confidence and sensuality of the Issa woman.” – he achieved this with a line up of commercial and sexy pieces; slinky maxi dresses – necklines slashed and thigh high ...
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A Nomadic Winter at Amanda Wakeley

London: For Autumn Winter, Amanda Wakeley drew influence from the Antarctic suburbs of Mongolia- “ I was inspired by the textural layering of the Nomadic tribespeople and the prevalence of extreme light and dark in the region.” This translated into a gorgeously tactile and textured collection- luxurious cashmere brushed and felted into ribbed merino wools, draped around the body asymmetrically creating ...
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“Irresistible” China to be world’s biggest retail market in three years despite slowdown, e-commerce will be key

Is China finished as the market everyone needs to be in? Nothing of the sort. We’ve heard a lot of Western luxury brands blaming China for their growth slowdown lately. And we’ve also heard more accessible retailers saying their Chinese growth isn’t what it was. But mainland China is still on track to become world’s biggest retail market by 2018, and ...
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Graphic, geometric, crafted and futuristic at Peter Pilotto

London: Crown Princes of Print, and current recipients of the Vogue Fashion Fund – Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos – were in a playful mood with colour cleverness as a game of snakes and ladders led their board game inspiration in this collection. With lace appliqué, embroidery and bonded velvet, their prowess in modern fabric innovation combined with love ...
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Bold colorful swirls of Print at Roksanda Illincic

London: Colour and conviction are what define the Roksanda woman. Bold swirls of print and colour combinations that might, if mixed by anyone else, look like a psychedelic meltdown, in Roksanda’s exacting eye become feminine, modern, romantic and strong.  Understanding a woman, and being a woman that listens to her client is what has strengthened the signature of this brand. This ...
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Virtual reality hits #LFW, River Island shoppers given access next

Something innovative tied to fashion week was, for once, truly applicable to the everyday consumer at Somerset House today. River Island unveiled a virtual reality film created with designer Jean-Pierre Braganza using Google Cardboard. This makeshift headset (created out of, you guessed it, cardboard) can essentially be built by anyone. All it then needs is a smartphone slotted into the ...
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A romantic art collector at Erdem

London: Erdem Moralioglu asked artist Robin Brown to produce a set for his Autumn / Winter 2015 collection after seeing a Brown’s piece at Frieze Masters last year entitled “The Collector”.  ‘I was fascinated to create a character through environment as much as through clothes’ – said the designer backstage. The set imagined the house of an art collector filled ...
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Masterminded simplicity and beauty at 1205

London: After her training of menswear and womenswear couture on Savile Row designer Paula Gerbase presented her fourth collection at London fashion week in The Conservatory of the Barbican. There was not a lot of evidence of the title ‘The Eloquence of Ornament’ from a designer known for her sense of androgynous purity. Simple structured tailoring and minimal alpaca pieces draped ...
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LFW Backstage Beauty: Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Barbara Casaola, Christopher Kane & Huishan Zhang

Our beauty team went backstage at London Fashion Week to talk to the hairstylists, make-up artists and manicurists who created the looks. Here are our highlights from Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Barbara Casaola, Christopher Kane and Huishan Zhang. Christopher Kane The brief at Christopher Kane this season was to create a look that was inspired by nudity and life drawing. Lucia Pieroni, using ...
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LFW Backstage Beauty: Gareth Pugh & Vin & Omi

Our beauty team went backstage at London Fashion Week to talk to the hairstylists and make-up artists who created the looks. Here are our highlights from Gareth Pugh & Vin & Omi. Gareth Pugh Alex Box for MAC Cosmetics was inspired by Wayne Rooney and football hooligans for a striking, pillar box red make-up look to mark Gareth Pugh’s 10 year anniversary, ...
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Beauty & Go unveils new Bioactive Beauty Drinks

Created in collaboration with luxury skincare brand Natura Bissé and the leading Spanish company behind the research and development of functional beverages AMC INNOVA, Beauty & Go is a new brand of beauty drinks designed to promote beauty from within. We have recently seen the rise in new beauty drinks launched on the market but what makes Beauty & Go unique ...
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Looney Tunes Leads The Fashion Pack

Looney Tunes' iconic characters incite a playful, nostalgic cool-factor for numerous fashion leaders, proving it's continued relevance and influence across a wide range trend-leading retail channels. Boasting over 1,000 licensees, Forever 21, Zara, Primark, Bershka, H&M, Iceberg and Lazy Oaf are amongst the many industry tastemakers successfully partnering with Warner Bros Consumer Products to punctuate collections with the classic animation characters ...
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