London Fashion Week 2011 is rapidly approaching on the fashion radar. Fabulous fashion designers and their collections, along with the models, make-up artists, hair stylists, screaming show directors and wannabe front row runners, are anticipated by magazine editors, celebrities and fashion worshippers everywhere.
Didn’t manage to blag passes for the show? Couldn’t sneak past the burly security guard? No, neither did we. But luckily for you, and us, London College of Fashion has come up with the ingenious creation of their very own Pop Up shop, aptly named College Shop. Having pitched up camp at in Kingly Court the store will be stocking everything; womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories and jewellery, Illustrations and photography, all of which have been designed by recent London College of Fashion graduates. But, be quick, all the stock is changed and alternated daily to give exposure to the future of fashion – you also will be able to get your hands on some prize pieces from already established alumni like William Tempest and Beatrice Boyle. Prices will start at £20 and go up to £400 – a budget easily achieved by students and editors alike.
Running for three weeks, opening on Thursday 8th September 2011 (coinciding with Vogues Fashion Night Out), it means it will be open leading up to Tellus favourite week of the year. So, if you do find yourself lacking in the ‘catwalk invitation department’, grab yourself a real piece of fashion of a possible future front row favourite.
Dip-Dye and crazy hair colour has plagued the catwalks for the last two seasons – note Louise Gray, Felder Felder, Jeremy Scott, Giles and Meadham Kirchhoff – and has naturally filtered down to the celebrities on the front rows – Drew Barrymore, we’re looking at you. Now, it has finally trickled down to the masses and we all have BLEACH salon to thank for that (TellusFashion bows in your presence) After a stint in Topshop Oxford Street flagship store’s basement during London Fashion Week, candy colour and gritty gradients have been exposed to experimental Fashionistas everywhere.
Love-child of 23 year old stylist and hair extraordinaire Alex Brownsell and agent and friend Sam Teasdale, BLEACH primarily set up their two-chair camp in popular Dalston nail salon, WAH! Nails – where they still hold residence – in September 2010. Through experimenting with a kaleidoscope of colours and methods, BLEACH has been famed for bringing the phenomenon of dip-dye to the cool and quirky. The creative BLEACH team offer a whole menu of hard-to-achieve-at-home styles; their famed Dip-Dyes, Super Bleaching and Gradient Colours. All of these treatments will only add to their created tribe of ‘bleachenders’. BLEACH have already worked on a collaboration with cult British hair brand, TIGI, combining their punky colours and aesthetic with Bed Heads styling prowess – with the product being used to quiff and tousle all styles created, standing the Dalston duo in good stead for their speedy rise to fashion-fame.
Don’t fancy doing anything drastic? Opt for some hair stencils, darling pink hearts or gothic navy crucifixes that BLEACH specially created for Topshop. Or how about a cheeky Dip-Dye treatment? What about darker roots to give that, “I don’t give a damn, but I do” attitude all the London girls possess? With BLEACH, the possibilities are endless. Check their blog out (http://bleachlondon.co.uk/) for all the latest hair colour trends, prices and inspirational images that will have you thinking that Frenchie from Grease is the biggest trend setter around.
Now what colour will match my outfit?
During London Fashion week, I also helped backstage at Triumphs first fashion show. It was a lot of fun with sexy lingerie and beautiful models. The show was loud and fun as the models got the crowd clapping. It felt like a Victoria Secret show as it was full of hot fun. Here are some pictures I took backstage.
London Fashion Week ended last Wednesday, and once again it has not let us down. Newgen selected its best new designers and left us fashion enthusiasts here at Tellusfashion amazed with the stunning new talent that it is able to produce year in, year out. David Koma was one of London Fashion Week’s big names this year. His feminine designs contour the body giving him his signature style.
David graduated from Central St Martins College of Design in April 2009 with a distinction in MA fashion. His graduate collection won the Harrods Design Award, which subsequently resulted in his designed being lapped up by celebrities. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Megan Fox, Alicia Keys, Cheryl Cole and Kylie are all fans of David Koma’s designs.
His spring/summer collection sees girly pinks and creams based on perfect, body hugging silhouette dresses. Whereas his autumn/winter collection is set to have a darker side to it, inspired by Tim Burton, dark forests and hallucinations. The one thing that remains loyal to both collections is the feminine elegance and figure loving bodices that encapsulate his designs.
Images are a mixture of both his spring/summer and autumn/winter collection and are courtesy of London Fashion Week.
Clements Ribeiro AW11
I had the pleasure of dressing for this show while at London Fashion Week. (I dressed the first model by the way). It was truly a beautiful show with pattern mash ups and hues of velvet blue, gold and darkened black. I especially loved the leopard print that merged into a more traditional, sophisticated brocade print. The orchestral music played as the models walked out in rich red silk shirts with ruff collars and ladylike, elegant, mid length dresses. It’s nice to see clothes that I would be interested in buying. You could see these clothes even on the high street. They collaborated with Charlotte Olympia for the stacked platform heels which were mouth watering.All in all, it was a magical Victorian atmosphere at the Show Space and everyone was glad Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro came back to LFW.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week
Your girl, Najla
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!!!