The fashion runways were awash with more white than a Daz advert this spring/summer season. Featured on the catwalk of Christian Cota, Haakan and Gianfranco Ferré the models stunned in the clean, crisp look that turned even the darkest angels into erethral, whiter than white goddesses…
Wanting to get a piece of the fashion action, the celebs soon followed suit and white washed their own looks. Here’s a round-up of the best dressed women in white:
Before Cheryl Cole went into the hiding after the whole X Factor palava, she was spotted looking sensational in this white Stephane Rolland number at Cannes this year. The plunging neckline, gold accessories and sleek hair all amounted to a very sophisticated and sexy look.
Kim Kardashian simply oozes glamour in this halter Lanvin dress. The Grecian style and cinched in waist emphasise Kim’s fabulous curves and the flowing romantic look of the dress makes a refreshing change from her beloved body-con!
As always, Rihanna puts her own edgy twist on the latest trends, this time choosing to work her white look in androgynous chic. She keeps her Max Azria suit sexy with a daring neckline, feminine make-up and gorgeously tousled hair.
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Want to get your own clean-cut look for less? Then head over to Tellusfashion where you can work it in white with the help from our fantastic up and coming designers. This amazing White Fringe Dress with its deep V-neck, Swarovski studded and “free-flowing elegance” encapsulates the current white trend perfectly; romantic and soft with a glamorous edge. Designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva, she takes her inspiration from various queens of different eras and aims to create; “timeless and high quality pieces with the emphasis on the beauty of the female body and the elegance and sexiness of the collection wearer.”
Inspired by the way Cheryl Cole mixed white and gold? Then check out this White Fantasia dress deigned by JZ COUTURE; pure white silk with gold embroidery, the design philosophy of taking inspiration and then contrasting Western silhouettes and Eastern crafts is evident within the collection as they create dresses that are, “an ode to contemporary glamour and boast a bohemian touch.”
It’s not often in the fast paced fashion world, and the normal world alike, that past fashion collections are spoke about and admired after the latest designs have strutted down the catwalk. But, Hussein Chalayan has changed the rules. In his new self-titled book out next week, the designer muses over his past collections. TellusFashion looks back at our favourite collections.
The year of 2007 saw Chalayan produce two collections, A/W ‘Airborne’ and S/S One ‘Hundred and Eleven’ that got the world talking, applauding and seeing the line between art and fashion blur considerably.
‘Airborne’ saw models sashay down what represented an airports landing strip, lit up only by a single row of spotlights above. Headwear was favoured throughout. Mesh expandable helmet hood ensembles that would have been right at home in an astronauts wardrobe and simplistic flying hats complete with a flowing train, sat neatly on other-worldly looking models heads. Two of the models even sported plastic dome hats that were lit a ghouly red, much like the batons used to wave in a plane.
A cream Star Wars inspired romper suit, complete with tiny wings that protruded from the hip, halted at the end of the catwalk only for the wings to robotically open up to reveal swatches of layered striped material making a skirt, morphing the playsuit into a peplum mini dress.
The show opened and closed with what would have normally been considered as a mini shift dress. That would be true if it wasn’t for the fact that it was made up of tiny individual LED lights, shimmering different muted colours.
Chalayan’s Spring/Summer collection ‘One Hundred and Eleven’ contained everything that connoted summer; loose white fabric, floppy hats and sweet dresses. Following a dress made of a beaded crochet of gold and a gorgeous flowing textures white gown, flower embellished and heavy on fabric, it was the bubble dress that stole the show. Simple in design yet deliciously futuristic, the dress was made up of various sized plastic bubbles, structured around the body and supported by a metallic material frame.
Sheer exaggerated cap sleeves were attached to a dress body made up of individual pure white plastic panels that gradually lifted and fanned out leaving the audience peeping at the models ivory underwear, only to the move back to its original structure having flipped the panels to reveal shiny silver squares – all while the matching hat shrunk. The finale consisted of one model wearing an amazing space ship shaped frosted hat that had a sheer barely-there piece of material that acted as a dress, attached to it. That was until the piece of material got sucked up into the hat to leave the model completely naked with only the hat remaining.
A magician in his own right and master of his craft, Chalayan has created collections that inspire, impress and make the audience question “how did he do that?”.
The colour blocking trend shows no sign of slowing this Spring/Summer season with red carpets everywhere clashing with celebrities adorned in crayola shades. The bold look was a popular one on the Spring / Summer 2011 catwalk as featured by Issa, Haider Ackermann and Julien Macdonald.
If it was bright, bold and block colour then it was the pick of the day at the CFDA Fashion Awards earlier this week. Grab your shades- there’s nothing pale and interesting about this lot…
Jessica Alba wasn’t letting a little thing like pregnancy get in the way of her following fashion, as she teamed coral and purple in this elegant Diane Von Fusternberg maxi.
Model Chanel Iman looked absolutely stunning in this Max Azria cut out turquoise gown, the eye-popping block colour fabulous against her glowing skin tone.
Tunisian model, Kenza Fourati works this daring Marc Bouwer maxi to a tee. The sapphire hue teamed with her pale complexion and rich red lips shows that she was born to wear block colour.
Here at Tellusfashion our designers are always one step ahead of the fashion pack and the colour blocking craze is most definitely on their radar…
Take for instance Edinburgh fashion brand; Teaataunties. Founded by Nicola McIntyre, her mantra is “out with the old, in with the new” aiming to source new and cutting edge fashion from vintage and pre- loved material. With a focus on unique pieces, her Pant suit is fantastically on trend with colour block detail and wide leg trousers, a nod to the 70s fashion influence this season.
Across the pond, designer brand Annie and Jade have a fantastic collection of bold and bright colour-block frocks. Focusing on clean designs and strong silhouettes, the brains behind the brand Annie Le “designs clothes that compliment the female form”. Even better you can look amazing whilst knowing the garments are ethically sound, made of natural, fairtrade, organic and recycled materials. Get Kendra Fourati’s look for less with this beautiful, one shoulder Vann gown. Looking for something a bit less formal but that still packs the same colour block punch? Then look no further than this sexy silk Ava dress.
Go on be bold and beautiful…
Luxury fashion label Bunmi Koko won Best International Designer at African Fashion Week last year and now the brand is growing international recognition around the world with the likes of Mel B and Michelle Obama after the designs.
The label first started up in 2009 by head designer Bumni Olaye and partner Francis Udom. Originally from Nigeria, Bumni studied at London College of Fashion where she clearly flourished. Looking through her latest collection, Kaleidoscope, previewed at London Fashion Week, it is clear to see how Bumni’s heritage shines through but also pulls the two countries, Britain andAfrica together.
With a mix of colours and fabrics from suede to leather and brilliant oranges to fabulous purples there is definitely a clear femininity to her collection. The structured dresses and metallic skirts also bring an element of futuristic fashion to the floor, leaving us excited to see what she will bring to next year.
The duo has also recently unveiled a beautiful but quirky bridal collection but while also capturing the romance with the luxe details and flowing fabrics and have been nominated for Retailer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards. It seems this pair is certainly one to watch.
For more designs visit: www.bunmikoko.com
By Danielle Jennings
There’s always been a saying about how grass is much greener on the other side. This is evident with designer Hafsteinn Juliusson who has created this eco friendly ring that combines gardening and jewellery. In order to keep your ring looking evergreen, make sure to water the ring every five weeks and store in a deep freezer helps to preserve the natural goodness. Tellusfashion loves this ring and we hope you like it too! If you want to go all the way, you can wear it with a grass pot necklace.
Images from Haf by Hafsteinn Juliusson
At TellusFashion, it’s time to get your dirty clothes and loose change together with just half a cup of detergent and set the washing machine to just 30 degrees. Virgine magazine has picked up on the laundry inspired trend with this unusual yet creative dress made from Tide boxes worn by Valerie Avdeyeva and styled by Hissa Igarashi. This concept has been done before in 2005 when US Vogue featured Lily Donaldson, Caroline Trentini and Gemma Ward getting their weekly washing done at their local laundromat while wearing some gorgeous dresses styled by Edward Enninful . They end up causing havoc when a soap avalanche emerges and takes over the place. Paris Hilton sorted out her delicates during her visit to London in the June issue of Tatler in 2009. Washing clothes will never be the same again.
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