Designer Inspiration Part 2!

PPQ designer Amy Molyneaux describes how the five key shapes of Spring Summer 2013 are inspired by varying degrees of triangles and triangles inverted; from a A line trapeze, to floor length gown. Their desire was to create a dress for all occasion’s with out any reference to the age bracket the customers might be in. They also threw in some psychedelic 60’s prints and colours to end up with a massive fashion “party”!
 
 
 
John Rocha took inspiration from light and time that he spent at a vineyard near Aix en Provence. Describing his collection as Happy! Love it everyone should be Happy.
 
 
 
 
Eudon Choi
 
Took his inspiration partly from Stanley Kubrick’s seminal movie 2001: A Space Odyssey which was made in 1968- when 2001 and seemed like along way away. Inspiration was also taken from the 1966 film Blown Up starring model Veruschka. The collection has been exclusively snapped up by Selfridges so it must be ok.
 
 
 
 
 
Three very different starting points in terms of inspiration and overall three different collection. However you can see similarities in terms of colour palette and silhouette.

How to do Jumpers in style

The Jumper/ Sweatshirt is one of the wardrobe heros that doesn’t get its full dues. I love wearing a, slightly scuffy, jumper with a pretty femine dress or skirt. Its how you wear it that makes you stand-out, and its the perfect outfit for the British Spring and sadly, sometimes, Summer.
For a truely unique look mix vintage, high street and if you can afford it designer. The D&G skirt costs over £7000!! Crazy.
Our vintage store Ada’s Attic is now open on asos marketplace, check it out, https://marketplace.asos.com/search?q=adasattic

THE Twin-set!

Christopher Kane
Balenciaga
Ahh I LOVE Twin-set’s but to avoid looking like your gran, where them in neon shades, like at Kane, or with almost matching prints. Twin-sets don’t just have to be limited to the same print, wearing the same fabric counts as well, I’m think Leather tank top with Leather jacket! Or even wear a matching suit, I have an amazing one that I shall be wearing tomorrow so be sure to check out the “What I’m Wearing Today” page.

Ooooo LaLa

To celebrate the Spring heatwave were having, we thought we would share with you the new Spring Summer 2012 Fashion Ads. We hope the inspiration gets your outfit ideas going, If you are still struggling Keep your eye out for this week style Q&A.

Burberry

Mochino
Prada

Versace

Kate Moss At the Ritz

A stunning editorial staring Kate Moss for Vogue shot in The Ritz Paris. A stunning location with stunning couture clothing and an OK 😉 model! This is our HEAVEN!
Ladies in waiting
Life imitates Art, Dior’s Final look.
Cocktail Hour
My Bleu Heaven
Boxed Out
Light Show
At First Blush
Room Service
Sleeping Beauty
View From the Top
Images from vogue.com

The New Florals

Two days into Spring and the excitement is already sweeping over the UK, with people donning shorts, sandals and much to our dismay going topless (men only of course). Instead of bearing all let your inner beauty flower with these stunning blossom prints!

Mary Katrantzou
Chirstopher Kane
Ederm
H&M
Paul Smith
River Island
Topshop
Zara
Shirt & Short both Zara

Designer Collaboration

As we are all aware that some of the major names on the UK high street are collaborating with designers, to offer us “affordable” versions of their collections. H&M started the trend collaborating with designers in 2004 such as Karl Lagerfield, Stella McCartney, Victor & Rolf, Versace and most recently Marni.

Marni for H&M
Marni for H&M
Marni for H&M

Topshop released there collaboration with Mary Katrantzou to coincide with London Fashion Week, where they showcased funky printed and structured dresses, tops, shirt, trousers and accessory’s. We, like most people, have to shop on a budget so we get excited about designers, we can’t afford, collaborating with high street chains where we shop, but we expect reasonable prices, £350 for a polyester dress in not affordable.


Mary K for Topshop
Mary K for Topshop

For us designer high street collaborations are starting to loose their appeal. We are looking for quality made, great designed clothing with attention to material, construction and overall detail. When we compare clothes today to vintage pieces, which have already survived years of wear and tear, there really isn’t any comparison to the quality of construction. Buying vintage is not only green but your also getting the best quality and value for money clothing available to us at this moment in time. I am keeping my eye out for the made in UK tags, that sadly, we no longer see in most of our high street garments. A great place to find vintage, with out having to rummage, is ASOS Market Place where there is a wide selection of Menswear and Womenswear. 
Happy Shopping!

The king…is….a GIRL!

Here are a few shots from the shoot we did a few weeks ago… the concept it taking all the male icons and putting our twist on it…Using it as inspiration and re-creating them… This is just one of many that we have planned…Who do you think will be next?

Model: Lizzie Fletcher
Hair: Jane Zahreddine
Make-Up- Helen Walker
Styling:Rachael Sadler
Photography: Nofa Zahreddine
Copyright: Fashion Mould

Up close and personal with Newgen

As were sure you are all aware Newgen works with up and coming designers to showcase and bring you new talent. Menswear is really on fire this season and you guys out there are being spoiled for choice, I am slightly jealous! Your being offered jazzy prints below and beautifully simple tailoring and new ways to style garments. Footwear is also hotting up with cool shades in formal footwear, something that is new. Were really loving it so here are our favs!

Credits: Catwalk King