Meet Louise Gray the latest addition to Topshop collaborations wall of fame. Previous collaborations include Mary Katrantzuo and Model Kate Moss. Topshop have said that Louise is ‘one of UK’s most treasured designers’ and feel that her style is perfect for Topshop.
The Scottish born designer studied her MA in textiles design at Central Saint Martin’s. She is best known for her texture and use of colour in her clothing. Louise has been featured on London Fashion week for many years and her shows are always the one to watch because of her innovative and eccentric designs.
The collection for Topshop includes a ranged of clothing and make up. The collection has been covered with sequins in vibrant and quirky designs. The range was revealed on August 23rd and is available in store in London, Manchester, Liverpool, New York, and Las Vegas and on their online store. Don’t miss your chance to own a Louise Gray masterpiece!
Click here to view her collection at TOPSHOP
The Melissa Diamantidi Spring/Summer13 collection took place in the main catwalk of Freemasons hall at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue in Covent Garden’s.
The line started off with models look innocent and pure white dresses with a hint of sexiness with the used of cut out sections in the dresses. Cut of section was an ongoing theme as the collection went on and the main fabric trends were again chiffons and silks. The contemporary use of pattern cutting to add a complex approach to simple pieces, that is what made the collection so outstanding. As the show went on, colours of emerald green and sleek black were incorporated into the designs.
The models walked up then stopped midway on the way down from the catwalk and then turn and stopped at one side of the audience. This created a tense atmosphere and the crowd were able to admire the designs close up. The show ended with a final stand of the models lined up on the catwalk and the applause continued as the lights dimmed down. A high standard has definitely been set for Melissa Diamantidi future shows.
Hellen Van Rees was one of the featured designers in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout ‘Ones to Watch’ showcase on Saturday 15th at the Freemasons Hall. Her designs were originally inspired by the Coco Chanel tweed suit, and the fabric was used through the collection in various different shades.
The crowd were intrigued by her unique use of silhouette in her designs. Hellen wanted to bring a modern twist to fashion which is shown which her used of fabric shapes to build an individual view to the classic silhouette. The colour palette varied from light and dark shades of blue, grey and blue which worked beautifully in the tweed material. Overall the collection reflected a contemporary vibe and was one that caught the eye of many. The show was a very memorable one of the season.
When you think of Polka dots, you instantly think of a 1950’s ‘New Look’ dress by Dior. But all thats changed and the designers have mixed it up a little using bright colours and a range of sizes and silhouette’s. There’s also a cheaper way to get the A/W trend with most high street fashion shops like River Island and Top shop. The polka dot trend is by far one of my favourites this year.
Socks, £6 River Island. Polka dot play suits, £40 both River Island. Blue P.D Sunglasses, £16 Top Shop. P.D Platforms, £62 Top Shop. Bangle, £5 New Look.
David Koma has been chosen this year to design the London Fashion Week show bags.
The Fashion architectual designer has taken on the role for designing this seasons show bag for london fashion week. Koma, a London based designer creates heavily embellished statement dresses inspired by the feminine form has had the likes of Beyonce, Cheryl Cole and Rihanna strutting around in his dresses.
Koma, LFW s/s 2011
Vodafone’s London Fashion Weeks starts September 22nd to the 25th 2011 and tickets are on sale now.