Designer trio Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery's Sister by Sibling salon show was all about pink'n'orange, pompoms'n'sequins and pop-pop music provided by dj Jerry Bouthier. The "Diamond Lil" collection of trademark leopard print knit in twin sets had been accessorized with lace knitted merino wool, hand sequinned at sibling studio by the in house team. On top of these face coverings sat ridiculously cute Mickey Mouse style ears in clusters of large pink/purple palettes and knitted ping-pong ball size flowers. The stand-out quirky statement piece was a "Dalston Fox Stole" ........... a local nocturnal animal perfectly celebrated by a label established from Shoreditch nightlife notoriety. With the season styled by Katie Grand and re-sized for a Barbie collaboration, Sibling are stood in good stead as the idiosyncratic fun British knitwear separates specialists.
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Saturday was all about masks down at Somerset House from the streetstyle to the SIBLING styling and Dr.NOKI's sustainable project with Kingston University. The designer known for having an unknown face has worked with 1st year students to take a spin on the idea of a ‘Masked Fashion Monster’ and devise a look that "creates an arresting silhouette, stimulating discussion, debate and conversation". The class were paired up in duos to collaborate on the task and given instructions to recycle two existing garments into a totally new design in just four days. From this collection, Dr.NOKI selected a few to be exhibited in the Estethica exhibition at fashion week which you can see here from the launch event. My personal favourite was this rainbow panelled and multi-seamed creation with interactive sleeves by Henry Stanford & Minnie Walker. I think its absolutely brilliant that fashion students are learning the fundamentals of the rag trade (ie. this bubble outfit is inspired by toxic emissions given off by decomposing textile in landfill) meanwhile having the opportunity to showcase a piece of work on schedule! Props to NOKI for his constant crusade and causing a shift in the conciseness of the industry from the grass roots and future generation .......
Graphic print poster invitation to the Basso & Brooke AW12 show and the geometric patchwork dog-tooth print worked into kimono style tailoring of the collection.
Friday, 17 February 2012
Fri 17th Feb: Opening of Hedonism at London Fashion Week day 1, report by Emily Beard and Keely Hunter
The first day of London Fashion Week saw the opening of Hedonism, sponsored by Royal Ascot and curated by Stephen Jones. The event celebrates the best of emerging British Milliners: Piers Atkinson, Charlie Le Mindu, J Smith Esquire, Noel Stewart & William Chambers.
The display will be showcased throughout the duration of London Fashion Week at Somerset House.
Images and text by Keely Hunter and Emily Beard.
The latest exhibition to land from prolific artist Walter Hugo is a mini retrospective of past projects at
B-Store of Saville Row have shimmied up the road for the duration of fashion week with a pop-up shop in store at Liberty to showcase their new collaboration collection. This latest selection includes womenswear for the first time with these perspex heel boots in the Liberty floral print. Here is stylist Ben Canares at the launch last evening sporting one of the new shirts ....... and a beautiful new mix pastel hue hair colour ...............
TEMPORARY SPACE OPEN 16-28TH FEBRUARY 2012
Read an interview with Matt & Kirk from BStore over on the G-Shock site as ambassadors & collaborators with the brand who sponsored this event for the boutique.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Yesterday Robert Storey Studio sent me a message that I might like his new LFW window display at the Nicholas Kirkwood store .......... I didn't have a chance to open up the image in the rush of my manic day............. but by coincidence I ended up on Mount Street myself last night and got to see exactly why he thought it would be up my spectrum street! Here are photos of the final install and snaps of the work in progress from his studio in Dalston. I think I will be back on Mount Street for the strike to scoop up any of the left over pastel wooden diamonds and neon liquid podiums.......... mmmmmmmmmm
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Valentine's Day is a pretty sad affair for singleton's (raising my little mitt in the air). So thank goodness for some light relief in the form of colour and fun in alternative messages such as this furry fantastic film from . Masha's Valentine greeting is a collaboration with hair artist