High Summer Fashion Adverts

Stella McCartney Summer 2013- Masculine Fashion Trend
Fashion Ads are an important part of the fashion industry and also away of getting inspiration for those days you just can’t decide what to wear. Here are a few of my favourites.
Mulberry Summer 2013
I love the combination of textures in this outfit and the whimsical background.

Alexander Wang Summer 2013

Wang has gone for two trends in one, block colours but this season is all about the same colour so white on whit on white etc and monochrome by showing a full white and full black outfit.


The Collectors Pieces

Every label has a signature look, for Yves Saint Laurent it is the sexy, feminine yet masculine and powerful looking Tuxedo, which they recreate every year. This year wear with cigarette style trousers and bum scraping jackets, tres sexy.
For Burberry it is of course the Wardrobe classic of the Tench coat, the key to keep this looking edgy is to raunch up the sleeves & wear with a belt- Tie it up belt it tight do something that will cinch you in & give you a killer silhouette.
Lavin is the Cocktail Dress- This season think Red & Black for the Baroque Trend or all over Black for the Gothic Trend. Either way the bigger the jewels the better.
The day dress is where Chloe comes into their own, keep things relaxed yet elegant with this versitile dress.
For 2012’s take on Power Dressing go for Power Pants, Isabel Marant is great for androgynous style staples that you will wear for years to come.
And to finish with some home grown talent, Stella McCartney is Queen of the sharp suit, This season suit comes in Cobolt & Prints.

Earth Day Sustainable Fashion

In anticipation for Earth Day, which is tomorrow, I thought I would share with you the best on offer in sustaniable fashion. To me sustaniable fashion is considered fashion, where the production, materials, planet and people are all considered. So we have a planet for generations to come.
More and more designers are now designing with sustaniable fashion as a core value, instead of an after though or excuse for bad design. Some of the best designers, Stella McCartney, Chinti and Parker, Pachacuit, Edun and John Hardy are making some of the best pieces on the catwalk in terms of style, which are also sustanible and “Green”.
Mathias Chiaze
Alexa Chung for  Chinti and Parker

Local women making Pachacuit hats from Banana Leaves

Another, and more affordable way, to buy sustaniable fashion is to buy vintage.

The main message behind sustainable fashion is that fast fashion or dissposable fashion is not just bad for the environment, planet and for generations to come, its also expensive. Its not made to last, producers of fast fashion aren’t concerned with the quality of their products, they want you to have to come back and spend more money buying either the same or different top, dress etc because the other one has started to fall apart. In the long run sustainable fashion is also cost effective.

The Olympic Kit

So we all know that Stella McCartney has designed the Olympic kits, I have been dying to see what they look like, just like you i’m sure, overall the designs are subtle with their use of the Union Jack Flag and the red, white and blue colours. Each outfit is different but all have a uniform look so you known what team the person wearing them is for. Well done Stella and go team UK!
Andrew Murray in Men’s Tennis Kit.
Chris Hoy in Mens Cycling Kit
Drew Sullivan in Men’s Basketball kit
Jack Rodwell in Men’s Football Kit
Jessica Ennis in Women’s Track & Field Kit
Jessica Ennis- Track & Field Kit
Lizzie Armstrong in Women’s Cycling Kit
Photos: TalkPR

2011 British Fashion Awards

Image: winners and presenters at the British Fashion Awards 2011. Left to right: Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts) & Christopher Raeburn; Sam Gainsbury & Kate Moss; Mary Katrantzou & Olivia Palermo; David Sims & Stella Tennant; Kristen McMenamy & Tabitha Simmons.
This years British Fashion Awards were presented by George Lamb and Lauren Laverne. Alexa Chung won her 2nd consecutive British style award, which is voted for by the public. Alexa  wore a sparkled bodiced Christopher Kane dress and Charlotte Olympia heels. When she collected her trophy she thanked all the designers “for make such beautiful clothes” With her trophy held high and proud “This is for girls who dress like awkward boys”

The full list of winners:
Emerging Talent Award – Ready to Wear: Mary Katrantzou 

Emerging Talent Award – Accessories: Tabitha Simmons

Emerging Talent Award – Menswear: Christopher Raeburn 

Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia 

Menswear Designer: Kim Jones 

Designer Brand: Victoria Beckham 

Model: Stella Tennant 

BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Paul Smith

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury 

Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney 
Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen      
New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane