FYDOR GOLAN - fast cars and bikes in technicolour!

'I know what you did last summer', Fydor Golan debut pre-collection for SS16 definitely got you popping out of your seat! Fyodor Golan Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016

First of all there was the racing car prints, either blown up and distorted or in mini me version all over the gorgeous puff ball blouses and skirts.  I am sure I saw a motorbike wheel in there ? I strained hard enough.

Fyodor Golan Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016

Then there were patchwork dresses  of coloured snake skins with perforated mesh and sports lycra - cut in bias, incredibly flattering & easy to wear.

Fyodor Golan Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016

I guess my favourite though has to be Dave Kaufman's exploration of textures, cutting up denim, bleaching it  and then reassembling it to lighten its weight. I just loved the feathering of the denim edges and the way it created an almost fur quality...

Fyodor Golan Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016

Unfortunately I wanted more and would have loved to get a closer feel backstage...his pieces are truly meticulously executed but stay very much in optimistic fun mode ...

ADORE

 

LC:M - BELSTAFF - Lets Ride!

As a bit of a biker chick at heart, I simply fell in love with the Belstaff Men’s Autumn Winter ‘15 collection which is recalls the greasy, rock ‘n’ roll, motorcycle-driving ‘Ton-Up Boys’ of the 1950s.

IMG_7634.JPG These wild and fearless biker boys, embodied free-spirited reckless masculinity – influenced by the hunky Marlon Brando, they were always immaculately put together.

IMG_7638.JPG Drawing from this influence, the Belstaff collection is for the modern fashion enthusiast with a taste for adventure – no wonder I love it! Steeped in British heritage, the collection uses an eclectic mix of fabrics from waxed cottons and hand-treated leathers to luxury natural fibres.

IMG_7637.JPG Gritty and individual, yet ultimately highly comfortable, the collection features a coat original blousons in monochromatic chequerboard style, customised leathers, parka, jerseys, fleece and shirts embellished with the statement oil motif print.

IMG_7639.JPGIn true experimental fashion, this new collection see’s the brand explore with knitwear, playing with chunky manly pieces in bold colours and mixed textures.