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McQueen in the Top Ten…

It was announced by the Met, New York this year that Alexander McQueen’s exhibition is the eighth most viewed exhibition that has been put on at the musuem in its 140 year lifespan. What an amazing achievement for the designer and what a way to show how treasured he was a designer, artist and creator.

TellusFashion love McQueen as much as any other fashionista/fashionisto and we still get goosebumps looking back at his collections through his career. Its fair to say that Sarah Burton is doing the designer great justice and has exceeded expectations in the seasons following his death, but I don’t think she will ever be able to surprise and shock us in the way that McQueen once did and truely deliver to the same extent of McQueen collections we once knew.  As a fashion lover, I believe that his death is still a major loss to the industry and I don’t get the same excitement before a collection. TellusFashion are happy to see that his collections are still so significant and that they are appreciated as much as the likes of Picasso*.

Take a look below at some of Alexander McQueens most influential garments which were showcased at the New York Museum…




*Picasso was recorded within the Top Ten exhibitions at the New York Met.


Acne Pre-SS12

There is a big retro feel to the pre-collections for SS12 this year. We’re seeing bright pops of colour mixed in with a vintage 60s inspired pre-season from the likes of Alice by Temperley, DVF and Acne is no different. Acne are reinventing the tunic and trouser combo adding bright sparks of colour to the collection which are subtly paired together with neutral tones to freshen up the look. Theres a definite emphasis on basic colour blocking for their pre-season collection, keeping prints and silhouettes by the look of things to a minimal. TellusFashion are loving the pastel hues used in the collection and the use of statement accessories like the oversized bags and glasses! Take a look at the fantastic collection below.




The First Online Fashion Show

Online Streaming of Burberry AW11

Fashion has become reliant on the internet a lot in recent years. We have seen the rise of online shopping, fashion blogging, and since early 2010, fashion enthusiasts have been able to get front row seats to the hottest fashion shows thanks to online streaming of the shows – some of the collections have even been available to purchase online directly after its launch! It therefore comes as no surprise that the next step would be to have an online fashion week.

The online fashion week will take place in December of this year, launched by British VOGUE.COM. The fashion week was inspired by Vogue’s Fashion’s Night In – an online fashion event which was held in aid of several charities. This years ‘Fashion Week’ will play host to a wide variety of brands, including many big high-street names. Many of the brands will take part by hosting exclusive fashion events throughout the week which will be covered on an online blog. The Online Fashion week will be about sharing exclusive fashion events and content which hasn’t been seen before to raise money for charity! It all sounds really exciting and TellusFashion can’t wait to find out more about it!!

However, if you can’t wait until December for the online fashion week, don’t worry – London Fashion Week SS12 is just around the corner. Check out the schedules for this September here:


Sonia Rykiel Pre-Spring/Summer’12 Collection!!!

Its really not long until we set our sights on Fashion Week for SS12, so what’s a better way to wet our appetites than a peak at pre spring/summer collection for 2012!

Take a look below at the Pre-SS12 collection for Sonia Rykiel. The collection still embodies many of the brand’s signature colours and patterns including the stripe and presents a refreshing development of AW11’s 194’s trend for the new season. Loving the lemons and the daisy prints!



Print Trends

As you all know, I absolutely love the Chris Kane Galaxy print and I was lucky enough to find the imitations which you can see below from the extremely cool Australian brand ( I sometimes wonder why American and UK brands haven’t picked up this fashion phenomenon)  Black Milk Clothing. The print is all over fashion blogs and tumblrs and now theres a new focus on some of the amazing prints available on the Black Milk site. I’m definitely considering a skeleton and American flag swimsuit for my summer hols! What do you make of these prints shown below? Tellus


SJP and Halston part ways

Sarah Jessica Parker apparently, is no longer part of the Halston Heritage brand – a label inspired by the Halston collections seen at Studio 54 – according to writer Eve McSweeney in this months issue of US Vogue. SJP joined the label in January 2010 as the president and chief creative officer at the company, however its been speculated recently that Halston are having financial difficulties and could be sold on to another buyer.

Take a look below at some of SJP’s Halston looks, most of which were made famous by the Sex and the City movies….

What do you think is the reason behind Sarah Jessica Parker’s unexpected departure at Halston? Tellus


New Talent

I recently told you guys about a Fashion Show taking place at Glasgow Caledonian University which was showcasing the work of 2nd to 4th level fashion business students, the show was a resounding success and I think its fair to say that these students definitely have the flair and creativity that is essential as a designer. However, just before the actual show, I was lucky enough to meet three of the design students who allowed tellusfashion to have a quick word and a little preview of their work… take a look below at our review on the first designer Kayleigh Swan.

Kayleigh Swan

Kayleigh definitely showed a lot of potential as a designer. My first reaction when I saw her piece was complete adoration. Kayleigh present us with an absolutely stunning dress that was inspired by corals and sea life. She mainly used scrunching as her technique for this garment, which is evident in the skirt of the dress. The top half of the dress was constructed using a special material called Sinamy which is molded to the dummy and model by stretching the material out when its glued.

We asked Kayleigh what the hardest thing about her course was and she explained that “being given free range to design what you want is scary” however, she also noted that it can be a good thing as a designer too.

Kayleigh’s aim as a designer is to create fun flirty pieces with a cool edge. She wants to promote femininity with an edge.

TellusFashion would like to thank Kayleigh for giving us a sneak peak of her work. Keep an eye out for the next two designers