London Fashion Week is well and truly in full swing this week with some amazing collections from the likes of Sass & Bide, Mary Katrantzou and Aquascutum but to name a few. However, we all know that TellusFashion and the rest of the fashion world were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next Burberry Prorsum collection from Christopher Bailey. Its fair to say that we were not disappointed!
For SS12, Bailey took the brand in a new direction this season, bringing us more detailed garments full of print, weaving, braiding, beading and plenty of soft spring colours. Not forgetting the signature trench which appeared on the catwalk in a stunning aqua blue for the coming season.
Have a look at the collection below
It’s TellusFashion’s goal to promote the newest talent in fashion, whether that may be in fashion design or any other form of artist within the industry (photographers, make-up artists, hair stylists – you name it) so I take great pleasure in introducing to you an extremely talented designer, a graduate of Central St. Martins College in London – one of the most well established fashion schools in the country, and the only school to ever showcase its students creativity and hard-work on the runways at London Fashion Week. Tellusfashion readers, feast your eyes on Mungo Gurney.
Mungo Gurney is renowned for his outlandish prints which are said to be inspired by many different places around the globe. He has unleashed his very first ready-to-wear swimwear collection to the world which presents itself as a bohemian homage to Northern California and Southern Europe.
In a statement from the designer, his spring summer 2012 collection ” sees bold, modular prints created in a vibrant alchemy of rich navy-blues, fresh mint-greens, soft rose and beige, along with graphic primaries. Forms take shape in graphic dots, art-nouveau motifs and block prints drawn from Matisse’s abstract involvement with architectural decoration.”
Looking at Gurney’s collection, it is obvious to state that the shapes of his pieces remain simplistic yet don’t deny the garment of feminine silhouettes (The clever use of print on the dress and the use of darker colours give the illusion of parts such as the waist, being synched in) and could be said as being reminiscent of the 1920s French Riviera look. We absolutely adore what Mungo Gurney has created here and we will most definitely be watching to see what’s next in his creative pipeline. His work is effortlessly cool and can be translated easily from the catwalk to your wardrobe.
To find out more on Mungo Gurney, visit his website – www.mungogurney.com
Tellus what you think of his work!
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
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