Monthly Archives: November 2010

Mother of Pearl SS11

For Spring Summer 2011, the increasingly distinctive Mother of Pearl collaborates with artist Jim Lambie, in a visual collision of art and fashion. Debuting at the Frieze Art Fair, the collection – designed by Maia Norman – fuses practical yet … Continue reading

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Celebrating SHOWstudio’s 10th anniversary

‘ ”Unbelievable Fashion’ for Vogue UK, Dec 2008 Celebrating the tenth anniversary of SHOWstudio, and following on from the BoF’s Fashion Pioneers series on Friday, we turn our attention to the iconic imagery of Nick Knight. Through photography and the … Continue reading

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J Smith Esquire Spring Summer 2011

In keeping with this weeks’ hat theme, we turn our attention to another London based milliner, J.Smith Esquire. Having established his own successful hair salon in London, And People Like Us, Smith turned to the art of hat making in … Continue reading

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Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum

The unexpected but more than welcome renaissance of fashion illustration is confirmed with not just one but two exhibitions in London, the first being Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum (the other, Dior Illustrated at Somerset House), that explore and … Continue reading

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Fashion in Motion: Kenzo at the V&A – Friday 12th November 2010

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has supported the exhibition of fashion since its earliest years and with a collection covering dress from the 17th century right up to present day, it makes a fitting venue for live fashion events. As … Continue reading

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Piers Atkinson Spring Summer 2011

If you want to get ahead, wear a hat. Acclaimed milliner Piers Atkinson has long been an advocate of the well-tested milieu, his witty yet wearable designs adorning the catwalks at Ashish, and the heads of well-appointed celebrities, including Cate … Continue reading

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Chau Har Lee Spring Summer 2011

Elegant, original and conceptual footwear is a Chau Har Lee signature, yet the RCA graduate consistently seeks to break the boundaries of traditional shoemaking. Inventive Perspex applications and barely-there metallic heels create a bold fashion statement, playing with convention, structure … Continue reading

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Hermione de Paula Spring Summer 2011

The press day carousel has inspired us to re-visit some of the SS11 collections that perhaps did not receive enough attention during the crowded fashion week season. Emerging London designer Hermione de Paula presented Flora’s Illuminate at the imposing Vauxhall … Continue reading

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Pam Hogg Spring Summer 2011

The forward-thinking Pam Hogg provides a Spring Summer collection filled with everything the modern superhero could possibly need. Hogg’s signature catsuits come in super-shiny gold and silver finishes, revealing body-con shapes detailed with appliquéd geometrics and go-faster panels. Billowing sleeves, … Continue reading

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Madame Boucherie by William Wilde

Discovering and supporting a new label or venture is always a thrill, thus we were more than happy to discover a little more about Madame Boucherie, designed by William Wilde. Residing temporarily at Blow PR, we viewed the collection first … Continue reading

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