Beautiful Hand of Fatima necklace.
I love how she mixed two different material pieces from the Antipodium A/W11 collection. A cotton tide print top and a light chiffon tide print maxi skirt.
Blow up things pop. It’s a scientific fact. And Pandemonia has done just that. The biggest thing to appear this year and blow up all over the Fashion Week front rows and your glossies and rags, is the larger than life (literally, she is seven foot tall) platinum blonde walking, talking post pop conceptual artist. With more plastic than Page 3 and enough helium to cater to a dozen 5 year olds party’s, it is TellusFashion‘s pleasure to introduce to you, Pandemonia…..(interview by Alice Grace Carroll)
“I’m like a play within a play”
Apart from being in the right place at the right time, I am tall and slim – fashion magazines will always like that. I’m like an extra spin on celebrity, event and media. It could be that the glossies love me too because, like them, I am glossy. My self sculpted image is unique. I’m am art.
“It’s visual conceptual art”
My post pop art show is a combination of art, fashion and social critique. I’m currently looking for sponsorship so the show can go ahead.
“My inspirations are adverts”
I have always found it fascinating how they can influence. I have taken their lead and used the tools of the media and advertising. Images say so much.
“I edit myself into and out of the media by choosing what events I go to”
My favourite event o far was the fabulous PPQ Autumn Winter 2011 London Fashion Week. From the moment I stepped out of my black cab, I was well received. The press I got following that appearance was amazing.
“It’s important not to overdress”
When I turn up on the front row of these fashion shows, I don’t want to steal the limelight from the designer, so I try to blend in. But as you can imagine, that doesn’t always go to plan.
“I would say an umbrella”
That is probably the only thing that will never go out of fashion. Especially in this country. It is always raining!
“This is the age of escapism”
Seeing myself in the Sun Newspaper and in print in general, is a dislocation.
“Social media is changing the world”
Who was it who said ‘We have the means of production’? Well, we do now. I have my own blog, it’s a brilliant form of communication. Using my blog I can broadcast ideas, be easily found and comment on things I would otherwise not be able to.
“My night ended in disaster and my speech bubble burst”
I did a charity event for the Haitian Earthquake disaster. I won’t say where it was, but the ceiling was way too low. I won’t ever be going on stages with low ceilings ever again.
Unlike the archetypal socialite blonde bombshell she encapsulates, Pandemonia will never age – and boy, does this make the fashion world stand up and pay attention. Challenging what people perceive as art, she is truly breathing a breath of fresh air, or helium, to the typical London Fashionista.
Marios Schwab is a new designer already adored by the celebrities. Kate Moss, Hilary Duff, Kylie Minogue, Thandie Newton and Clemence Poesy have all previously worn his designs.
Marios Schwab launched his label in 2005, two years after studying an MA in Womenswear Fashion at Central St Martins. He worked with menswear designer Kim Jones for a period of time immediately after completing his MA.
It is not surprising his unique designs are snapped up by celebs; the feminine dresses, which are inspired by natural formations, contour the female shape, giving an elegant appealing result.
The 31-year-old has seen previous successes winning Best New Designer at the British fashion Awards in 2006 and the Swiss Textile Award in 2007.
Tellusfashion love this designer, and we are sure you will too.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.
Christopher Shannon is genius. OK he might not be a scientific genius but his menswear collection is really good. His collection is inspired by his interest in photojournalism and David Attenborough’s Planet series, where he noticed sportswear such as old tracksuit tops were worn by tribes along with their traditional clothes.
I love the mesh of different fabrics he has used. Nylon is mixed with knitted fabrics and Peruvian style embellishment. I also love how he scouts his models for his show from the street so they are just regular lads walking down the catwalk. He has truly changed peoples views on menswear. Can’t wait to see what he’s going to do next!
Images courtesy of LondonFashionWeek
Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s One to Watch, Kirsty Ward did not disappoint this year with her AW11 collection. She seems to have an eye for taking things that are not instantly beautiful and making them more so. With colours that don’t necessarily appeal to the eye such as sickly browns and mustards and teaming them with meshes of white and black transforms the collection to something far from nauseating. Sheer shirts were juxtaposed with rustic orange, tailored open-knee trousers. Elegantly delicate dresses were juxtaposed and toughened with black heeled biker boots. Innovative, fresh creations that stood out for me was a crop top with a draped cut out edge and the final skirt put together with lose panelling.
My favourite part of the collection was the jewellery. I loved how she juxtaposed hardware and lighter feminine designs with cuffs that had door hinges and jewellery clips. It looks like she has rummaged through hardware stores trapping brass pins and locks between layers of mesh and neoprene. I need to find a hardware store.
Images Courtesy of The Fashion Scout
Bernard Chandran and his mate Mr Hudson having a little chat after the show.
Make-up team doing their thing.
My model. (Who has the same name as my mum!)
Images taken on my iphone 3GS.
Bernard Chandran really knows the definition of fierce. His AW11 collection would make any woman empowered, confident and glamorous. In the new BFC space on Northumberland Avenue, Malaysian-born designer brought bold and confident pop colours, feathers and directional peplums. Hues of scarlet red, bright orange and fuchsia were shown on miniskirts in luxe fabrics and textures dramatizing the catwalk. Lace-up ankle boots designed by Guiseppe Zanotti colour coordinated the outfit completing the full on, in-your-face colour blocking.
Love the carpet/shrug she’s caring behind her. Fierce.
A plethora of fabrics were used including lace, leather, silk, jersey and velvet reinventing evening wear and creating texturised paneling. Silhouettes were nipped at the waist and structured with black patent leather petal-shaped overhangs that were more avant-garde then red carpet. Feathers floated down in shades of fuchsia and deep black as front rowers glared at each other in awe. My favourite piece was the all-in-one, jumpsuit covered in delicate black feathers and jewels highlighting Bernards Asian tradition and instinctive attention to detail.
With rumours that he’ll be moving to thr main schedule next season and celebrities like Mr Hudson, Diana Vickers and Keisha Buchanan seated front row, Chandran is undoubtedly one to follow.
Images courtesy of Glamour.co.uk
Pictures I took from my iphone (not the best quality sorry) but that was the model I dressed.
Your girl, Najla
Everyone is going mad for David Koma just now since his latest collection for Topshop was such a success, so what do we make of his latest collection for AW’11?
WOW! That was an amazing show! LOVE LOVE LOVE Christopher Bailey, he is amazing! Check out my not so neat pictures of the show below!! Capes, Coats and Cow Print Galore!!!
Charles Anastaste showcased his latest collection this morning at London Fashion Week. I am completely in love with his designs, especially after his spring/summer collection for 2011. His Autumn/Winter collection for this year doesn’t disappoint and has a darker spin on his last collection but still shows a lot of consistency. It has a lot of the same elements as last season with princess inspired looks and a seventies vibe which have carried through brilliantly for this collection.
Did I mention that I love the shoes?! Really want to get my hands on a pair of his gorgeous, gorgeous shoes!!!
images courtesy of Vogue.com