Rhianna showcased her design collaboration with River Island at LFW last week. Although the artist is known for her recognisable sense of style, the collection has been heavily slated by press. Although some people may complain that the collection is not wearable for the general public, there’s is no doubt the Rihanna’s unique style comes out in the collection. The racy collection of bright colours and sexy pieces is defiantly perfect for the fans and style admirers.
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.
Hana Cha closed the Vauxhall Fashion Scout ‘Ones to Watch’ showcase on Saturday 15th at the Freemasons Hall.
The collection consisted of monochrome colours in elegant shapes. Although the Hana kept the colour shades simple the chosen fabrics and cuts did not disappoint. The mostly white fabric of chiffon, silks and knitted jumper were dip dyed blacked which created a beautiful effects, especially with the long flowing chiffon pieces. The show stopper was the final floor length black dress with heavy white fringe draped down the gown. The gown looked sensational as the model floated down the catwalk. The collection was an excellent to end the Ones to Watch showcase.