Peter Pilotto -

BEYOND THE HORIZON The Peter Pilotto spring collection seemed to reflect the passing of the day, with images of sunset, blue seas, and surf gradually darkening into a midnight sky shot with bursts of fireworks. The design duo of Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are a quiet force — their beautiful creations are so light, airy and unpretentious that ...
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hole punch

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shoe love

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Twenty8Twelve -

EASY RIDER Celebrity collections can be a tough thing, but actress-turned-designer Sienna Miller and sister Savannah are hanging in there for their third season at London Fashion Week. Known as a style icon in her own right, Miller seems to be channeling her own trademark downtown cool for Spring, focusing on tough leather and rugged denim with a bit of ...
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Paul Smith -

CONGO DANDIES Ever channeling the British dandy, Paul Smith researched new angles on traditional dressing and found inspiration in photographer Daniele Tamagni’s soon-to-be-published book, Gentlemen of Bakongo: The Importance of Being Elegant. Tamagni documented Bakongo's sapeurs (or lords of elegance) — fashionable locals who continue to be influenced by the elegant French style first seen when Congo was colonized at ...
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House of Holland -

MATERIAL WORLD Last season, Henry Holland (leader of the London "It Girls"), produced a Pantone strip-inspired collection that felt a bit too dramatic and conceptual for his fast-fashion fan base. But with a fresh crop of 80s and 90s streetwear-appropriate looks, he seemed to be back on track for Spring. Newly minted collaborations with British lingerie company Pretty Polly, as well ...
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Josh Goot -

SYNTH POP Ever since trading his native Sydney for London, Josh Goot's work has evolved from simple jersey sheaths and restrained color-blocking to fully realized print designs and structured silhouettes. S/S 10 turns in a completely different direction from last spring's mineral inspirations, leaving eco-consciousness behind for a more synthetic, pop-driven aesthetic. Touching on the polka-dotted ground already well covered by ...
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Meadham Kirchoff -

DARK FANTASY Meadham Kirchoff have slowly built a reputation in London for dark, urban and creative work, such as their popular deconstructed denim jackets and split knee pants. A softer direction emerged in their S/S 10 collection, as the duo combined tough black suiting with airy layers of chiffon, structured metallic tees and tiered ruffles. Elevating street-worthy basics with couture touches ...
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

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Brand Buzz: Verginia

Our accessories editor just returned from Milan's Micam shoe show and immediately noticed a major trend — Native American influences. One of our favorite Japanese brands, Verginia, combined the style of authentic moccasins and traditional English comfort shoes. The result was an innovative collection that included: stitched-down, crepe soled boots with geometric motifs burnt into the leather; tonal floral printed ...
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New Denim Destination

3rd Central, the new destination for denim and contemporary womenswear at Selfridges on Oxford Street in London, will be housing Europe’s biggest denim wall, with plans to fit every shape into a great pair of jeans. They carry niche brands like C.R.A.F.T, R-13 and Superfine along with classics J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Paige, True Religion, Goldsign and Seven For ...
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Eley Kishimoto

ACCIDENTAL TOURIST Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, the dynamic duo behind blissful prints and exuberant silhouettes, embarked on fun-loving adventure mixing fresh nautical elements with mementos from visited lands. Red, white and blue, with accents of yellow, referenced a traditional sailing palette in offbeat ways, while mint green and bright melon represented tropical locales.  Straw and cream stripes on voluminous ...
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Luella -

SACCHARINE SIXTIES Luella Bartley is one of the most beloved British designers, enjoying a cavalcade of praise from the press and local celebrities for her cheeky and feminine style. During the past few seasons she has successfully explored a wild variety of themes, from witches and punk rock to ladies who lunch. For S/S 10, her eye settled on the demure ...
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Christopher Kane -

VICTOR VICTORIA Always intriguing, Christopher Kane played with the constructs of masculinity and femininity for S/S 10. Beginning with a menswear tailored suit, he gradually moved away from androgyny and into ultra-feminine lingerie-inspired pieces. The vest of the three-piece suit landed on a checked sheath with sexy slits on both legs. These simple gingham checks were used throughout ...
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Sass & Bide – Backstage

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