Fashion is not just a way for us to express ourselves, it also offers a platform for designers to voice their social or moral values and communicate their feelings about social issues currently affecting humanity – of which there seem to be many. This weekend at Feria de Tenerife I was reminded yet again of the importance of fashion used as platform to send us consumers a message. So for all those who say fashion is superficial, read on and let us convince you otherwise.Read More
Let’s start with possibly my favourite show of the week – the Manish Arora 'Finally Normal People' collection. Fusing Burning Man style bohemian hippy-chic glamour, with an almost Mad Max style punk-rock aesthetic, the vibrant collection was a multicoloured array of dystopian warrior looks, embellished with often almost psychedelic patters and a profusion of iconic headwear.
What were my 3 first Paris trends? I divided it by my first impressions on Colours , Materials, and SilhouettesRead More
With Easter almost over its definitely time to think Summer. I still have the LITKOVSKAYA’s SS18 collection in mind from last October, and its not only becuase she had an instalation which included a model covered in plastic, a tribute to Kylie Minogue in the Nick Cave clip? But whatever the reason, that does help to jog the memory after so many months of shows.Read More
Oh yes, I so identify with this season’s FW18 collections from Paris. There has a been a certain sense of unease over the past year and it was mirrored in most of the collections. On one side there was still the space age solution with plenty of new, iridescent fabrics, like at Anrealage, where Kunihiko Morinaga utilised a PVC prism structure which refracted and split the light. The stunning garments exuded different colours from different angles, playing on the idea that each individual person may have diverse and varying perspectives on the same subject.Read More