I kicked off the Fashion Week season by attending London Fashion Week last month, which always seems to come by so quickly. I love seeing the collections of arising emerging talent as well as going to see some of my favorite more established designers such as Paul Costelloe who always puts together a spectacular show and collection. I was unable to attend everyday as I had a lot on work wise but managed to squeeze in some great shows as summarized below for your reading pleasure 🙂
TOBEFRANK & MOLYNEAUX
I have so much to say about this collection so may need to dedicate a whole post on this brand at some point!
This amazing sustainable brand is a collaboration between Frankie Phillips of TOBEFRANK and Amy Molyneux of PPQ and proves you don’t have to compromise on style to save the earth!
The word “sustainability” is used too often and too easily, which has caused it to lose its meaning. TOBEFRANK believe in more than just saying the word “sustainability.” The company passionately believe it’s possible to create a genuinely inspirational fashion brand for people who want to know exactly what they’re wearing and where it comes from. Jerseys, wovens, denim and leather are all developed from creatively sourced sustainable fabric. These include recycled fibre, vegetable dyed cotton, vegetable leather, zero water technology washing and compressed apple juice waste. The company works with state-of-the-art factories in Turkey, which work to the highest standard to help create a collection, which is 90% sustainable using no virgin materials.
Over the years, Frankie Phillips has developed her fantastic collection of lux daywear, as well as her extensive knowledge surrounding the potential of fabrics. She has created satin from seeds, organza in recycled plastics and chrome free leathers.
The brand’s Transparency check list consists of the following:
People – Living wages and development programmes supported by their foundation
Planet – Continually striving to do better. Lead by their goal to be at the helm of innovation including materials, methods of procurement, production and delivery
Profit – Ensuring that all prosper equally through their supply chain. Celebrating the artisans who create our product
AADNEVIK is a London based luxury womenswear label by husband and wife Hila and Kristian Aadnevik, whose defining themes are a blend of opulence, sensuality and gloom. This was my second time attending their London fashion Week show which took place in Whitehall Court.
The designers are known for creating a unique luxury concept blend between ready to wear and haute couture as highly visible in their collections.
Picture credit: www.theupcoming.co.uk
WESTMINSTER BA SHOW
I attended the University of Westminster’s BA show which was the 3rd time they showcased their student fashion collections on the official London Fashion Week schedule.I was blown away by a lot of the detailing being a big fan of tailoring.
Above pic: Model wears designer Brandon Choi
All the showcasing students at London Fashion Week have already worked for some of the world’s best designers including A-Cold-Wall*, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Balmain, Burberry, Chalayan, Charlotte Knowles, Christopher Kane, Cottweiler, Craig Green, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Givenchy, Iris Van Herpen, JW Anderson, Katie Hillier, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Martine Rose, Mary Katrantzou, Molly Goddard, Mulberry, Norse Projects, Phoebe English, Richard Malone, Richard Quinn, Roberta Einer, Roksanda, Simone Rocha, Thom Browne, and Tom Ford.
Prof Groves of Westminister University said “I am excited that we are once again showing our students collections at London Fashion Week. Following on from our debut at LFW last year, we are pleased to announce that we will be showing all our graduates A/W20 collections together with their S/S21 precollections in Paris at Espace Commines. This will allow those that wish to build their own brands to develop early relationships with international buyers and stockists prior to their graduation in June.”
Showcasing designers included:Brandon Choi, Vane Bon, Tumisola Ladega, Hannah Sosna, Fennuala Butterfield, POLS., Marina Patalano , Steven Stokey-Daily, Karolina Brown, Jonty K. Mellmann, CJ Tuke, Jakub Nowacki and Dominic Huckbody.
All the Hair was done by Frankie Pullen at Daniel Galvin for L’Oreal Professionnel with Makeup by Terry Barber and the M.A.C PRO team.
Malon Breton presented his “The Rise of the Phoenix” A/W 20 collection featuring his signature theatrical showcase of high-octane glamour. The main colour palette consisted of pink, grey, blue, black and red.
International Artistic Director Philipp Haug and the TONI&GUY Session team created the looks for this season’s collection using the award-winning professional haircare range label.m.
Irish-American designer Paul Costelloe is one of the most established names in British and Irish fashion and each season I thoroughly look forward to attending his presentations. There’s always great energy and a beautiful setting.
This season the designer showcased a ‘sports-luxe’ theme for the pre and post sport city individual, conscious of their health but with comfort as the main priority.
That’s it for this season, I hope you enjoyed reading about the collections. I definitely feel inspired and look forward to wearing some of the looks. The below pic is a verrrrrrryyyyyyy tired me at the end of Fashion Week x