Eleni Kyriacou - The Amphipolis Muse - Woman as a Sphinx

Inspired by the extraordinary archaeological discoveries being made in Greece during 2014, Eleni Kyriacou’s stunning Autumn Winter 2015-16 collection at Athens Xclusive Designers’ Week 2015 had magical connotations of the rich history, art and culture of ancient Greece. IMG_2980.JPG

Created at the time when great questions and enigma was surrounding the excavation , and which still continues, of what was thought to have been Alexander The Great’s tomb, Kyriacou used her feelings of the femininity, monumental grandeur, royalty, splendour, religion, spirituality regarding the tomb, to create a collection that explores the amalgamation of beast and goddess.

image The central concept is Woman as Sphinx, which explains the merging of fabulous thick knits with shards of other rich materials to create a texture which represent the animal’s skin, the fur of a lion or the feathers of an eagle. The knits have got to be some of my favourite pieces of the collection. The raised texture works with all body types, giving some volume to the extremely slim, and beautifully softly contouring the body for women with curves. image The collection has a dark and mysterious sculptural quality to it in reference to the architectural stone Caryatid decorations on the doors of the tomb.

image Photograps Christos Katsaounis – Catwalk-Mag

 

Son Jung Wan - A splash of colour to winter 2015

Almost every piece in Son Jung Wan’s gorgeous Autumn/Winter 2015 collection could be added to my dream ‘wish-list’ closet. image

Inspired by the romantic films of the 50’s, and the iconic fashion photography of Gordon Parks, the collection had an undeniable retro feel, with an eccentrically modern touch. image Oozing glamour and style, the pieces have a bright, bold edge, with vibrant statement colours mixed with various textures and materials such as fur, leather and merino wool. Hot fuchsia jackets and tops looked as good on the girls as it did on the boys, and loud orange wool coats stood out as favourites. image

Although the collection featured a palpable nod to style of the 1950’s, with examples like delicious contemporary chunky platform boots, fur sleeves and gold sequined sleeveless dresses, the silhouettes are chic, wearable, and bring a splash of colour to winter wardrobes.

image Photographers David Berman , Shana Schnur,David Bing

LIE SANGBONG- Delicacy of oriental ink drawings together with utility for today's woman

Speaking about the LIE SANGBONG Fall/Winter 2015 “Oriental Ink,” collectionMr. Lie said: “I wanted to focus on subtlety and to explore the mixing and matching of classic autumnal fabrics in new and fresh ways. The result is a stunningly Asian inspired study in modern day elegance, where the clean lines of the oriental ink drawings of flowers used for the prints, juxtapose in perfect harmony with the vibrant colours used for the petals.The collection focuses on suiting and outwear, and while each piece shows of the label’s sophistication, there is also a deceptive minimalism about the linear silhouettes.


The pieces were all tailored to perfection with textured details such as pleated seam and layering of fabrics.


The colour palette consisted of camel, navy, burgundy and grey is punctuated with graphic red, black and white, with graphic prints of peonies, flowers and cherry blossoms.

What I can't possibly live without next winter - the detachable knit or fur collars which are fully reversible and fab biker jacket with Mongolian fur!

Photographer Shana Schnur & David Berman 

MFW - Chiara Ferragni - Flirty Eyes

The pop artist of the fashionable footwear world, Chiara Ferragni explores the trends that make the industry tick with a flirtatious irony that is becoming signature of her style. 

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Her latest ‘The Present’ collection for FW15 looks both forward to the future, and back into the past, with black leather or suede ankle boots reminiscent of past Ferragni collections, and iconic slippers that are futuristic in their decorative symbols.

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Her trademark winking eye theme print adorns a number of the styles including the square pointy slippers and the thigh suede boots. This latest collection also sees the introduction of the so-called “monsters” which decorate the slip-ons, high heel sandals and pumps with their multi-coloured cuteness.

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Another one to embrace the style potential of social media, Ferragni uses her own personal hashtags like ‘neverstop or ifeel’ on her glitter, velvet and iridescent leather or slip‐ons.

Photos Giulia Rosatelli 

 

LFW- HEMYCA - DECRYPT GENERATION OVERLOAD

So London Fashion Week has come and gone again ALREADY! And, as usual, the innovative creations for AW2015  wonderfully showed off the capital’s eccentricity.

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Looking at the global influence of the online world, Hemyca's latest collection called ‘Decrypt: Generation Overload’ explores the trials and tribulations of this inundation of digital information. IMG_1790.JPG Helen Clinch & Myra Nigris, the creative due behind the brand, hosted the event in 'The Atrium' at the sexy ME London Hotel, which suited the their LFW film in collaboration with Sony artist Judith Hill perfectly. image The pieces on display focused on heavier seasonal items and included gorgeous autumnal capes, high-necked outerwear and long sleeved coats. Tartan was interspersed, with more geometric patterns, classic stripes and digital monochromatic prints, while the colour palette leant towards dark brooding wintery tones like greys, blues, black, purples and oxblood reds IMG_1791.JPG Epitomising the sensual femininity of modern women today, this collection satisfies our need for form and function, providing protection and style.