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New Season Style: Temperley London

New Season Style: Temperley London

As part of the Bicester Brunch Series, we've brought you an exclusive video in which Alice Temperley picks out the pieces she loves the most this season. 

Ski Studio

Ski Studio

Dustings have turned into dumps and the Alps are calling. Naturally our thoughts turn to skiwear…

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

It’s official: we are obsessed with trainers. Previously the things of sporting exploits, kicks continue to have cult-catwalk status

The Cat's Pyjamas

The Cat's Pyjamas

Once dismissed as a bygone, pyjamas have come full circle. Between the sheets and on the streets, embrace it, says Phoebe J. McDowell

Chanel Airlines

Chanel Airlines

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Chanel Airlines. Karl Lagerfeld has turned on the Fasten Seat Belt sign. If you haven’t already done so, please stow your (devastatingly chic) carry-on luggage underneath the seat in front of you or in an overhead locker. Please take your seat and fasten your seat belt. The Chanel SS16 show is about to begin…

NYFW: Catwalk Queens

NYFW: Catwalk Queens

Certain talents simply cannot be taught, and commanding the catwalk is one of them.

Chanel "Reincarnation" - a film by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel "Reincarnation" - a film by Karl Lagerfeld

Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams star in a sumptuous Chanel history lesson that premiered today for the chosen few attending the Chanel Métiers d'Art show in Salzburg. For those of us who didn't make the journey to Austria the short film is available to watch online, right here in fact. 

LFW Marchesa SS15

LFW Marchesa SS15

Returning to London is always cause for celebration, returning to London to celebrate the 10th anniversary of your unanimously adored brand? Well, that sounds like cause for something rather enormous, perhaps say, a festival? Pefect, Marchesa have just the thing!

LFW Emilia Wickstead SS15

LFW Emilia Wickstead SS15

Forgive us whilst we gush about the fabric on display at Emilia Wickstead's SS15 show. The abundance of silks and organzas gently sweeping down the runway reflecting and absorbing light in equal measure was enough to give us a sensory overload. How Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo refrained from reaching out from the front row to grasp at the tactile textures is beyond us, they clearly have super-human refinement that we are yet to master.

The fabric was of course only a small portion of the show's allure with the flattering silhouettes and ingenious structuring establishing an altogether more confident Wickstead woman. The short dresses were short and the sheer fabrics were certainly sheer, both attributes that point to a certain assurance from the designer, one that we found wholly appealing.

It's about time soirée dressing became more seductive we're sure you agree, substitute your floor-length gown for Wickstead's deep V skater dress and add a certain flair to proceedings.

 


 

LFW Julien Macdonald SS15

LFW Julien Macdonald SS15

Subtle, reticent and restrained. Julien Macdonald's latest collection all but slipped by without a mention... Okay, okay we're lying and everybody knows it - but what can we say? How else can we offer up a condensed insight into the overtly wild world of Julien Macdonald without quoting the masses?

LFW Felder Felder SS15

LFW Felder Felder SS15

Felder Felder is always fun. It's a show that draws a smile from even the most overworked and thinly spread of show-goers. The good vibes are infectious and the clothes are undoubtedly exciting. As the first model sauntered out in a metallic blue mini-dress and a rather dazzling pair of cowboy boots it was clear that SS15 may well have even more of a feel-good-factor than usual.

LFW Daks SS15

LFW Daks SS15

"Wait, I thought this was the Daks show?" Yes we heard it said, and yes we saw it on Twitter. A tired remark it may well be, but the source of such shock was clear. Filippo Scuffi has ruffled more than a few feathers this season by eschewing the famous house check, an undeniably bold but equally admirable move.

LFW Bora Aksu SS15

LFW Bora Aksu SS15

Once again we've proven susceptible to white-on-white, this time we had Bora Aksu to thank as we followed the light into his ethereal story land. There's something greatly appealing about the use of light colours particularly when paired with such delicate fabric choices. From the first look it was clear that this would be a tale of both romance and beauty.

Catching up with Giles ahead of his SS15 show

Catching up with Giles ahead of his SS15 show

 Giles Deacon Interview - Giles SS15 - Discover and Escape - words by Louis Sheridan, LouisAws, Louis A W Sheridan

When perusing the LFW Schedule there are more than a few names that stand out, but it's fair to say that few generate quite as much excitement as GILES. With something of a media storm surrounding his shows, we felt it necessary to get the insider info from the man himself this time around.


Where have you drawn influence and inspiration for your new collection?

For my S/S 15 collection I was inspired by the truly wonderful work of the American artist Walton Ford, I love the way his naturalistic paintings fluctuate between the comic and the sinister and I have tried to emulate the contradiction within the collection being one of playfulness and beauty.

Does that mean we can expect to see some of the beautifully bright flamingos from the resort collection?

The flamingos from resort will be appearing in new guise for the pre fall 2015,which I have to have designed and finished in about 4 weeks after the September show!

You have a habit of switching things up drastically season-to-season, how does the SS15 collection differ from previous seasons?

I have a creative brand and I believe in ideas, trying new things and exploring new areas, while hopefully not alienating anyone from a business perspective. There are always recurring elements and silhouettes within all of my collections but I hate the idea of collections just being regurgitated. Design and fashion is about change and that is what I love.

With that in mind, who is your new collection aimed at?

The typical Giles customer is looking for pieces that have a flamboyant accessibility that operate outside of the general world of fashion trends. They tend to be various ages but due to economics, around the age of 30 and above with an interest in the art, music and design world.

Speaking of different worlds, you entered the world of social media in a huge way with your  A/W14 show including household names and technological trends. What does social media mean to you?

I love and am fascinated with social media, like anything, when it becomes formulaic it becomes uninteresting so I rather like to wait for something special and or unique and really pump that.

Who else should we look out for at London Fashion Week?

I am a huge fan of Simone Rocha who is doing very very well and Sibling - a group of my friends who produce a fantastic knitwear collection for men and women.

And as for models, who would you say are your models of the moment?

It is great to see girls you have known and worked with for a while do incredibly well, like Cara Delevingne and Edie Campbell. A new favourite is a Geordie girl called Doug who I think is going to be very successful.

How important is London to womenswear?

I think London women are some of the most consistently and interestingly dressed people I see and the influence on fashion is huge. From ladies in Mayfair to gig-goers in Camden, the key as ever to London is creativity, individuality and diversity.

What inspires you outside of fashion?

I spend my free time, swimming, drawing and seeing friends and of course visiting some of London's incredible galleries and museums like the V&A and The Wallace Collection. 

If you could choose anybody, past or present, who would you most like to dress?

It would be Kate Bush; an incredible artist with a phenomenal vision who I imagine would be full of interesting avenues to explore.

And finally, what’s next after the show, some downtime or straight back to the studio?

I'm flying to Milan the morning after the show, then looking forward to a trip to Norfolk the following weekend for a mini-break. Then it's back to work on my Pre-Fall collection which needs to be designed by the end of November.

 

Watch the GILES SS15 show live here on Monday at 18:00

www.giles-deacon.com

Words by Louis A. W. Sheridan

  Giles Deacon Interview - Giles SS15 - Discover and Escape - words by Louis Sheridan, LouisAws, Louis A W Sheridan
 
  Giles Deacon Interview - Giles SS15 - Discover and Escape - words by Louis Sheridan, LouisAws, Louis A W Sheridan
 

NYFW The Row SS15

NYFW The Row SS15

Has simplicity ever been more integral to a brands success? The Row's allure lies within the stripped back nature of their pieces, the lack of unnecessary additions and the way in which this allows the garments to move freely across the wearers body. SS15 takes these traits and adds a more international element with the collection channeling the Far East in both form and palette.

NYFW Victoria Beckham SS15

NYFW Victoria Beckham SS15

Victoria Beckham takes us on a military excursion with her SS15 collection, dodging the typical traits of the theme with ease and an air of seasoned confidence. No longer a new name on the block, her shows strengthen season by season and if her latest offering is anything to go by we can expect an added maturity to proceedings from here on out.