Ladies, it’s time to tone up those tummies because the crop top trend is here to stay. Featured in the Spring/ Summer ’11 collections by Haakan, Chanel and Rachel Comey, the designers made the look their own in very different ways; Haakan in tough long-sleeved leather, Chanel with sheer panels and minimalist monochrome for Rachel Comey. So you better start those sit-ups girls if you want to be in with the fashion ‘it’ crowd this summer…
The A- listers have also been putting their very own style stamp on the trend, with some going all out and flashing the flesh, whilst others keep it subtle.
Ever the body confident Rihanna dared to bare both her midriff and perfect pins at the launch of her perfume waaay back in February. She paired the look with elongating nude platforms-see the never-ending legs are probably just an illusion, bet she’s got stumps like the rest of us…
On any normal person I’m sure this get-up would look frankly, well ridiculous, but on Daisy Lowe, it just works. It maybe the Versace credentials that makes this Aztec Print crop top and colourful high-waisted skirt combo look great, it maybe Daisy’s quirky style that pulls it off but it’s probably just the fact that she’s a gorgeous model.
Kelly Rowland flaunts her fab abs at the X Factor auditions in this colour pop crop top by Twenty8Twelve, and who can blame her with the hours she must have put in at the gym for a tummy as toned as that!
For us mere mortals that may not be as body confident as some of our favourite celebs, a great way to get the look and still keep covered up is by teaming your crop top with a high-waisted knee-length skirt like Daisy’s or trousers. Why not head over to Tellusfashion and check out this Baby Pink Crop Top. Don’t let the cute name fool you, this sexy leather crop top is anything but rainbows and butterflies. Designed by Flik Hall, her work “embodies contemporary luxury, synonymous with edgy restraint” by combining interesting and contrasting fabrics – check her out today!
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.
All images courtesy of Stylebistro.com
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.”
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…
If you thought lace was a trend confined to fall 2010, then think again… Lace is just as big a trend this season but takes on a more romantic, softer feel in comparison to the darker gothic look of last winter.Featured in the Spring/ Summer ’11 collections of Anna Sui, Oscar De La Rente and Vivienne Westwood this is a look that’s definitely here to stay.
Model Chanel Iman worked the ladylike look in lace when she attended the ‘Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty’ Costume Institute Gala on May 2nd 2011 in this Dolce and Gabbana lace sheath dress.
Chloe Sevigny stops her lace from looking too girly by toughening it up with black accessories, red lips and biker boots.
Does Blake Lively ever get in wrong? Here she is looking gorgeous in another Dolce and Gabbana lace creation. The flirty scalloped hem, the bracelet length blazer and the nude shoe boots all amount to a look that makes her on-screen and off, the talk of the town.
Want to get the celeb lacy look? Check out Tellusfashion the place to find the up and coming designers of the fashion world. Guillermo Leon has some amazing lace dresses and this Ivory and Black Little Lace Dress is a dead ringer for the Oscar De La Rente number.
If your less of a dress lady and more of a skirt kinda girl then this Skye Lace Skirt with its scalloped hem by Daveydarling will be right up your street.
For anyone who has not yet discovered the Wildfox brand, you are in for a treat. Tellusfashion absolutely adore their style, and we are sure you will too.
Wildfox Couture is the brainchild of Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon, two childhood friends based Los Angeles, USA. Their brand is inspired by Vintage American knitware, and is already a hit with celebrities due to the well fitting cuts and designs.
The clothes are indefinitely girly; the latest spring collection is heavily inspired by Paris and the beautiful Queen Marie Antoinette. Silks and lace in pale, neutral colours add elegance and glamour to this beautiful collection. Ruffled skirts, delicate layers and intricately detailed tops are the foundation of this feminine line, showing off a fun girl who knows how to dress stylishly.
The brand was established in 2007, and has since progressed from just vintage t-shirts to incorporating tanks, sweatshirts, leggings, dresses and denim into their style.
The White Label is an extension of their brand and was recently launched last season. Essentially a sweater collection, the spring collection now displays sweater dresses and t-shirt dresses.
What is not to love? Go on, be a Wildfox this spring!Images courtesy of Lifelounge.com.au
Georgia May Jagger, the youngest daughter of Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, has launched her very own Jeans collection for Hudson Jeans.
The 19-year-old followed in her mother’s footsteps and became the face Hudson Jeans back in 2009. She has since put her designing skills to the test and produced a whole new range of leg-ware for the brand. Many of her styles are named after her mother, including styles named Jerry, Faye (her mother’s middle name) and Gonzalez (her mother’s home town).
She personally modelled some of her collection in London, Paris and New York, opting for different looks on each occasion. She chose rock glamour whilst presenting them in London and Paris, whilst choosing a more demure look of white jeans, red court shoes and a pink gingham top in New York.
She told Vogue.co.uk: “It all started with me looking at pictures of people wearing jeans I admired, like Mum in the Seventies. I always wanted a pair of jeans with lace up the side so it was always an aim to create a pair that incorporated that but were easy to wear. I also really wanted to do mid-rise shapes – I think they look much more flattering. Then I started collecting fabrics and looking at colours.”
The collection is currently available to buy at Selfridges. I don’t know about you but us fashion lovers here at Tellusfashion hopes she takes her designing skills further to create different stunning pieces; after all she has already confessed to Vogue that she would like to be able to cut beautiful dresses. Who knows what will be next for Georgia May Jagger, one thing is for sure though; this girl is bound to go far!Images courtesy of thedailymail.co.uk
Something Else is a huge fashion label on the other side of the world, with grand plans to make it big here in the UK, and Tellusfashion foresee them fulfilling this ambition.
Natalie Wood is the founder and main contributor. She told Vogue: “I want to create the same following as I have in Australia here in the UK,” she tells us. “This is my first season signed with a UK PR company and I love London – it’s my favourite fashion city. People dress amazingly here, they really get fashion. Our girl is confident and she knows what she wants to wear and I think London girls are the same in that way. You have such great department stores here too, like Liberty. When I’m in there I feel like a kid in a lollipop store.”
Her collection incorporates many artistic designs. The collection ranges from grungy to pretty, and aims to include varying pieces for those who like to experiment with different looks.
Her latest collection is quite loose fitting and casual. Colours range from greys, whites and browns, resulting in a great laid back style perfect for the hazy days of spring. What’s more, Something Else can be enjoyed by everyone, with the collection already seeing success at Urban Outfitters.Images courtesy of Urban Outfitters
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.
In her first stand alone show, Mary Katrantzou wowed fashion boffins all over the world at London Fashion Week, and even managed to secure the appearance of one of her dresses on the pages of American Vogue. She has recently given the lampshade skirt fame, and has already stamped her signature onto the art of laser-printing photographs onto clothing. There is no end to this lady’s creative talent! Mary Katrantzou first made people notice in 2008 during her graduating show where she used simple dresses as a base for bold photographic images. Since then, her style has progressed to become somewhat daring. Her latest show saw furniture inspired pieces grace the runway in a true trompe l’oeil fashion. From the lampshade skirt (which took hours to perfect each one through moulding, wiring, bonding and fusing), to the pelmet-adorned dresses. She told the London Evening Standard: ‘It was on the verge of being too gimmicky and a total flop. I had the fear all the way through designing it that it was all too much. I remember telling my boyfriend, “If people actually like this it will give me a huge boost to trust my instincts, but if it’s a disaster I’m going have to start again.”‘ Of course it wasn’t a disaster, and many celebrities have already snapped up some of her pieces, such as Claudia Schiffer, Rosamund Pike and Yasmin LeBon. What’s next for this enthusiastic designer? For autumn/winter 2011 she plans to experiment with knitwear, and transfer some of her bright, photorealistic graphics onto cardigans and jumpers. Keep your eye on the pages of tellusfashion.com for updates! Images courtesy of fashion.telegraph.co.uk
London Fashion Week has brought us some famous labels over the years, and hasn’t let us down in 2011, where it has discovered some fresh new talent by the likes of Louise Gray. This week, Louise Gray is one of the NEWGEN winners for Autumn/ Winter 2011 for her catwalk show and her exhibition.
NEWGEN, which stands for British Fashion Council created New Generation, was created for London Fashion Week in 1993 to support emerging designer talent. For the past 18 years the scheme has some of the best British designers such as Julien McDonald, Matthew Williamson and Alexander McQueen, which only means one thing; Louise Gray is going to be huge!
Her Spring/ Summer 2011 collection is feminine and floaty complete with big prints and embellishment. Bright colours and textures are themed throughout all her designs, making them uniquely hers.
The Scottish designer first saw success after graduating with an MA at Central Saint Martins College in London when she was selected by Fashion East. She went on to exhibit three seasons there. She has also had collaborations with Cotton USA, Judy Blame, Nicholas Kirkwood, the Smiley Company and Crown Paint.
Here at Tellusfashion.com, we have already clocked on to her individual style and eagerly await her new designs. Watch out for forthcoming collections, where she plans on creating a jewellery brand amongst other pieces.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.
The Fashion East new talent platform recently introduced us to the one to watch, Felicity Brown. Her collection of hand dyed, silk, ruffled dresses were inspired by a number of things including Japanese origami, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s paintings of showy girls in dishevelled, provoking dresses, as well as her own study of flowers. The feminine dresses show off layers of delicate silks lovingly hand-dyed in blues, oranges and yellows on a cream base.
Felicity Brown was first spotted during her final university show, in which the collection was selected to be exhibited at Sotherby’s of London. She went on to design for Alberta Ferretti, Loewe, Mulberry and Lanvin before setting up her own label based in Brick Lane, London. Her 23 t-shirts collection show off an array of bold prints, and one off designs, highly influenced by tribal designs from around the world. She told Vogue.com: “I like looking at tribal costumes from all over the world and the way tribes mark themselves,” she said. “I find that much more fascinating than minimal tailoring. I made each individual piece that forms each dress separately. At the last minute I smashed it all together and that was it.”
Felicity’s influences include works by Picasso, Bedouin women and costume. Fabric types, hand-dying and printing are amongst her signature designs.
Felicity Brown was one of the main newcomers at Fashion East, and Tellusfashion.com predict that her original designs will be huge news over the coming months.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.
The Spring/ Summer of 2011 is set to see the likes of Holly Fulton bloom. Her new collection is packed full of bold prints and bright colours which make a huge statement. Many of her pieces are embellished with Swarovski crystal, exotic skins and metals, creating an individuality about them which is hard to match.
The choice of materials is highly important for Holly Fulton’s designs. Many of her dresses are made from felts and wool. They have a hint of 1960’s glamour about them with a contemporary twist for the modern day woman. Tangerines, yellows and blues are mixed with bold, black patterns and embellishments which create her signature look.
Holly has already had previous success when she picked up the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Accessories at the British Fashion Awards 2009, the Young Designer of the Year Awards at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2009 and 2010, and the ELLE award for New Designer 2010. Tellusfashion predict she will become even huger in the coming seasons.
Designs by Holly Fulton will be seen at London Fashion week, starting Friday.
Images courtesy of Holly Fulton.
Tom Ford. Is there anything this man can’t do? From business, to making films, perfume and beauty products, and that’s not forgetting the fashion designing. Ok, ok, this man isn’t exactly new on the fashion designing front; he has worked for Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci in the past, but after a six year break from designing womenswear he returned stronger than ever. This doesn’t mean he is out of touch, the opposite in fact. He showed off his Spring/ Summer collection in his Madison Avenue store in New York, in which 32 models, including Beyonce and Julianne Moore, paraded in front of 100 guests.
He told Elle magazine: “I had to take a minute to reacclimatise myself. After a few months it started to come naturally and I realised, ‘Who cares about what anyone else has done [while I have been away]? Let’s do what I think women want to wear.’”
His stylish new collection has influences from the 1970’s, with flared pantsuits, soft trenches, unbuttoned silk blouses and animal prints.
Tellusfashion would like to offer Mr Ford a big welcome back, and thank him for his long awaited new collection.
Images courtesy of Vogue.