O= Opening Cermony

Open Ceremony S/S 2014
Opening Ceremony is an American brand, with only one store in the UK London of course, that made its debut catwalk appearance at New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014! 

Open Ceremony S/S 2014
With a colour palette that hits you right between the eyes, in a good way, a mix of culottes, side split skirts, oversized jackets and tops this collection is a winner in my eyes. 

Open Ceremony S/S 2014

With a great fun use of print and colour I really do think that there is someone for everyone! If you don’t do colour their is perfect monochrome looks, print not for you no problem go bold in colour or slick in black and white. 

Open Ceremony S/S 2014
Whatever you don’t do there is an alternative for you in OC S/S 2014 Collection. You will be smiling all season long if you can get your hands on a piece of OC.
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N= No.21

No.21 Spring Summer 2014
I love feminine masculine trend for dressing and Alessandro Dell’acqua has it down to a fine art! With a mainly monochrome colour palette and wearable classic shapes such as, blazers, sweaters, shirts and skirts with an added element to them; gloss, sequins, and  sheer for evening added an element of glamour and sophisticated edge to the spring summer collection from No.21.

No.21 Spring Summer 2014
No.21 Spring Summer 2014
We even saw a reworked and updated Hawaiian shirt which was given a new lease of life with a ruffle-hemmed dress, palm prints and wave formations roamed further across shirts and skirts. Maybe not the most colourful Spring Summer collection but a great collection, which is what I was looking for.

 

No.21 Spring Summer 2014

M= Markus Lupfer

Markus Lupfer 2014 Spring Summer
This Spring Summer collection is girly, very girly to say the least. But I love this use of jersey, floral clashing prints and of course the cat print and slogan Tee’s being my favourite. 

Markus Lupfer 2014 Spring Summer
Even though this collection has a teenager feel to it, there was no catwalk for this collection just a moc up of a 90’s teenage girls bedroom, the trouser suit, print jackets and pretty dresses can suit a wide age range whilst bring some nostalgia to all of us. 

L= Lanvin

Lanvin S/S 2104
Spring Summer 2014 is about to sparkle and glisten from start to finish thanks to Lanvin use of metallic tulles, lame, silk, tweeds and a corrugated fabric which helped achieve the look don’t touch attitude. 

Lanvin S/S 2104
The palette colour for this summer in Lanvins’ world is pale green, peach, gold, bronze raspberry and maroon, sometimes softly embellished with crystals too.

Lanvin S/S 2104
 With an 80’s 90’s blend of eras in the use of jumpsuits, halter-neck and unfinished raw hems, Lanvin showed us how we can do the two trend in sheer luxury. 

Lanvin S/S 2104
Menswear for A/W 2014-15 at Lanvin does not disappoint. With a monochrome palette bought to life with shades of camel, maroon and silvery grey and oversized silhouette the coats were definitely at the forefront of this collection.  
Lanvin Menswear A/W 2014-15

K= Katrantzou Mary… Of Course!

Mary Katrantzou Spring Summer 2014
Mary Katrantzou has built her name on hyper-coloured trompe l’oeil prints (stamps, foreign money, and decorative interiors are just some of her subjects) but rewind to last winter, and she dived head first into moody hues of black and grey. It was a smart move because it proved she could do more than just colour-saturated pattern – she could do abstract silhouettes too, and in any case, those signature prints popped back for resort.
Mary Katrantzou Spring Summer 2014

For spring summer 2014 this time it’s shoes as fetish. Enlarged detailed images of gentleman’s brogues in polished mahogany leather with punched detailing and lacing; trainers with flashes of colour and vinyl inserts; and evening mules densely embellished. 
Mary Katrantzou Spring Summer 2014
There was so much going on here – even in a single dress, let alone the entire collection – that it’s hard to know where to begin. There were sleeveless bikers with scuba zips, cropped or elongated, edged in rubberised leather and bonded. Cocktail mini dresses were engineered around the body, bursting with pleats or with explosions of origami-like folds at the bust. Katrantzou collaborated with the embroidery house, Lesage, searching its archive for pieces to distort and super size by 200 per cent. 
Mary Katrantzou Spring Summer 2014
She printed the embroideries onto silk and then embroidered and embellished on top, creating a highly worked 3D effect. It was joyous, upbeat and fantastically feminine, but then, we knew she was capable of all of that before we set eyes on this collection – which was mesmeric, no doubt – but with print copyists everywhere, sat poised at computers, there was just a desire in the air to see the next chapter. Because one thing is for certain, this is a designer who isn’t short on ideas. 

J= Wu Jason Wu

Jason Wu Spring Campaign 2014

Jason Wu new spring summer campaign, which is due for imminent lease, features another super model, Karen Elson for his spring summer 2014 campaign.

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2014

His spring collection is complete and all out 90’s glamour! With the 90’s being know for the Grunge fashion trend you can forget seeing any plaid shirts n ripped jeans here, 90’s just got glammed!

Jason Wu Spring Summer 2014

With a masculine touch, sequins, halter-neck, and bias cut slips in shades of silver, slate and navy teamed with oversized biker jackets I just love love love this very wearable look.

I= Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant Spring Summer 2014
Isabel Marant does it again with her Spring Summer collection 2014. The collection which has benefited with the recent collaboration with H&M, feautured coloured denim, patch work denim jackets with raw edges and lace sleeves. Leather ankle boots smothered with silver rivets which were repeated on leather trousers and leggings.



Feminine girly fabrics gave the groupie sex appeal look that we love from her. White cotton and lace tops were teamed with pale pink ruched jackets over sequinned pants. Short short floral dresses are worn as short as can be and with dark blazers and of course boyish attitude. These girls are with the band oh no they are way to cool for that they are the band.

Helmut Lang = H

Helmut Lang- S/S 2014
A picture says a thousand words so today I am going to let them do the talking, mostly. 
Helmut Lang- S/S 2014
Helmut Lang a brand that sits and is continually inspired by the 90’s. 
Helmut Lang- S/S 2014
S/S 2014- 90’s- Monochorme, Splashed of Red- Pieced Together- Minimalist- Masculine

Helmut Lang- S/S 2014
All words that some up another beautiful collection from Helmut Lang.
Helmut Lang- S/S 2014

G= Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli s/s 2014
Giambattista Valli s/s 2014

 

Monochrome, Feminine, sleek and easy to wear are words that spring to mind when think of Giambattista Valli S/S 2014 collection. 

Giambattista Valli s/s 2014
Giambattista Valli s/s 2014

Giambattista Valli s/s 2014

The collection features a mainly monochrome colour palette with flashes of colours of yellow, reds and mauve. My favourite design element of the collection are the appliqué pansies. 
Giambattista Valli s/s 2014
Giambattista Valli s/s 2014
Giambattista Valli s/s 2014

Collarless, soft shoulder coats are belted with gold coloured twine. Just beautiful couture inspired ready to wear collection.
Giambattista Valli s/s 2014


F is For ….. Filles a Papa

Filles A Papa
Filles A Papa, conceived and designed by two sisters the brand tries to protray an instinctive, honest and spontaneous image. The clothing is created for girls who are confident, rebellious, playful and liberated. 

Filles A Papa
With this inspiration for their collections taken from Punk and Rock ‘n’ Roll culture the two sisters, Carol & Sarah, have created a collection of strong, assertive and sometimes assertive looks with an pinch of American sportswear but overall European Street Style Chic. 
Filles A Papa
With the sisters trying to emulate Debbie Harry’s cheekiness and Kim Gordon’s ageless glamour and I’m intrigued to see how this young brand develops. Classic clothing boundaries collapses between formal and casual, masculine and feminine. Sequins adorn utility shapes, oversized styles are paired with skinnier fits.
Filles A Papa
The overall aim i feel of the two sister designers is to have fun with fashion and not take themselves to seriously. Whilst researching them I found that a lot of their images where quite shocking and almost a bit graphic. But I do love their take on styling and use of bold prints, clash of formal and casual and oversized silhouettes. I think that Filles A Papa are a brand to keep and eye on.