Friday, 12 September 2014

So it’s that time of year again where beautiful models hit the London runways in a hedonistic plethora of perfect summer outfits. London Fashion Week is back with fierce force for a full round of SS15, where we will discover the most dominant and directional trends for the next season ahead. Be on the edge of your fashion seat with the front row news by sticking to our Instagram and Twitter pages for ‘heat of the moment’ catwalk updates. Let the summer sun continue...;-P  
london fashion week

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Summer maybe mellowing, but we’re still simmering in the equatorial sunshine thanks to Dries Van Noten’s tropic euphoric show. Trippy transcendental florals and lush leaves adorned every lavish piece in a perfectly proportioned display of brooding boho chic. Long drape coats were painted with decorative flowers in a charmingly ornate vintage Rococo style, as colours fluctuated from passion-fruit purple to Indian Ocean blue. Chinos and shorts featured golden roses whilst silken shirts showed pastel peonies and delicate palm leaves from the sublime Pacific shores of Palau. This exotic exuberance was brought down to earth slightly with highly wearable floral hoodies and slogan varsity vests that could easily be swapped for a pair of hi-tops on the basketball court as opposed to the lounge-around beach sandals shown on the models’ feet. But there was bags of enrapturing escapism on display should you prefer a trip to paradise during the final few weeks of the long, hot summer...;-P
tropic euphoric
dries van noten

Friday, 29 August 2014

Tiger of Sweden got its growl back on for LCM with a groovy show of jazzed-up formalwear full of rock and roll attitude and raucous prints. A gang of youthful rebels rocked the slick and smart look with an energetic swagger that dominated the catwalk, as sporty styling prevailed and masculine magnetism ruled. There was a definite city ‘gangster gangland’ feel to proceedings, with rap attack baseball caps, street-ready trainers, tarmac black biker leathers and bulshy bombers, providing the perfect uniform for gritty neighbourhood turf wars. The punchy paint stroke and graphic stripe patterns elevated the urban mood with complimentary city-scape tones of rust red, petrol blue and pavement grey, giving the ambience an instantly evocative NY downtown feel. To sum up smartly, it was slim-cut suiting with a rough and ready realism that is perfectly primed for the leaders of today’s power pack...;-)   
get your NY growl on...!
tiger of sweden

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Acid-trip lobsters and loud-mouth leopards grabbed our un-adulterated attention at the psychedelic Sankuanz show, presented by GQ China at LCM. Hypnotic colours dominated the scene, with scorching flame print and lava-lamp swirl shorts being just one of the many kooky creations on display at this runway-ready dance rave of a show. Models stormed down the catwalk with flashing neon lights in their mouths like magical monsters in a wild mushroom drug trip, whilst their outfits continued the theme with ‘Acid Club’ slogans scrawled across baggy couldn’t-care-less tees. The show was a kaleidoscopic cocktail of multi-coloured animal prints, sporty cuts and comic-strip graphics on a totally trippy but tantalizing scale, which screamed ‘FUN’ and fantasy from every sweaty pore. We just couldn’t get enough of it, and woke up the next day with a mean fashion hang-over, which is definitely a good sign, don’t you think.......?! ;-P
acid ecstatic

Thursday, 21 August 2014

It seemed like kids were playing preppy disco dress-up at Xander Zhou’s sporadic ss15 show, which threw together a random but refreshing plethora of styles with substance. His signature smart oversized looks remained, with swamping blazers and parachute trousers that reminded us of a child raiding their dad’s adult wardrobe, with super-size results. This sense of flippant fun continued with feverish disco references in the form of glitzy glitter-ball jackets, and circular sticker-book badges on some of the coats. The smeared red lipstick over the faces of the models, and the ruffled hair with ill fitting headbands was a visual testament to this carefree fancy-dress up feel! We also loved the swirling 70s wallpaper prints on the sleeveless tunics, and the cartoon scribbled tops that strengthened the wacky childsplay vibe J
disco dress-up...!
xander zhou

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Maharishi embarked on a mystical and mesmerising expedition across mid-Asia in its ss15 show, which fused Mesopotamian culture with bewitching bohemian trends. Enchanting ethnic prints from Afghan tribes mixed with Vietnamese military fabrics and magic-carpet Middle Eastern headscarves for an eclectic visual insight into the essence of the hippie trail. Loose flowing shirts and oversized tees were replete with ornate prints that looked like ancient mosque mosaics, whilst oasis green parkas and Bedouin desert masks evoked images of tribal adventure, Lawrence of Arabia style. The globe map sweater accentuated the exploratory tone as models sauntered down the runway against an Indiana Jones tour map with their straggly uncut Bear Grylls beards, looking as laid-back as a New Age traveller. Practical desert boots, wild tattoos and spicy hot colours completed the escapist vibe with a finishing touch of travel euphoria...:-)
maharishi mystique...

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Our favourite colour-loving connoisseur of fluoro-feisty fashion failed to disappoint us again with a super-strong spectacle of slick slogan flashing. Christopher Shannon embraced 90s nostalgia once more with logo-loaded prints that shocked and awed us like gritty ghetto graffiti-dens in the bustling Bronx badlands. Evocative pop-art patterns of peace-symbols and Roman statues blended wonderfully like Warhol’s Monroe marvel, in a cocktail-quenching mix of blackberry purples and glace cherry reds. The colour collage continued with patch-work perfect sweaters in random rainbow hues, whilst art-canvas shapes on shorts and shirts revealed blank canvases underneath with sheer peek-a-boo panels. Candy-stripe polo sweats in sugar-coated tones added a sporty dimension to the street-luxe staples, whilst iridescent rave-ready sunnies and retro Chun-li ‘Street-fighter’ hairdos entrenched the 90s vibe with a humorous blast from the not too distant past. Check out our exclusive backstage pics in the garish GIF below for further in-depth analysis...;-P
slick slogans