Jungle Magazine, London Fashion Week, AW18

Qasimi – London Fashion Week Mens – AW18

By Sarah Whelan | January 7, 2018
Fashion Week

  In previous collections your middle eastern heritage has played a key part in your designs. How has this continued into this new collection and how has it changed? This collection is much more product driven, with the overriding theme being checks. It is a textile that unifies lots of different cultures, for example there…

Band of Outsiders – London Fashion Week Men’s – AW18

By Maz Smith | January 7, 2018
Fashion Week

Taking a step back from the perhaps more conventional catwalk shows, Band of Outsiders put on quite the performance this season. Rather appropriately for this Autumn Winter season, the designer led you to the iconic ice rink at Somerset House. Not too sure what to expect as the ice began to clear of young families…

Tourne de Transmission – London Fashion Week Men’s – AW18

By Leah Haines | January 7, 2018
Fashion Week

Discovery, exploration and curiosity fueled Tourne de Transmission AW18 showcase at St George Church in Bloomsbury today. Pushing social boundaries and the human desire to explore led Creative Director Graeme Gaughan to find inspiration in how clothing is informed, ‘via social, industrial and often political divisions.’ With this idea of questioning at the forefront of his…

Wood Wood – London Fashion Week Men’s – AW18

By Maz Smith | January 7, 2018
Fashion Week

‘Before and After’ was the title for Wood Wood’s Autumn Winter collection. Urging you to not only think of what is ‘Before and After’ but also what the transcendence between the two could mean. The thematic ideas behind the title were quickly revealed in a very considered manner. Led by slogans such as; ‘Leave Me…

Edward Crutchley – London Fashion Week Men’s – AW18

By Maz Smith | January 6, 2018
Fashion Week

  This season Edward Crutchley merged a strong contemporary aesthetic with more traditional influences from both Chinese literature to Celtic mysticism leading his aims to explore visual communication. As a designer Crutchley is led by a strong body of research and wishes to create a pure vision told through his designs. Held in a grand…

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London College of Fashion MA – London Fashion Week Mens AW18

By Sarah Whelan | January 6, 2018
Fashion Week

The London College of Fashion MA show has set the tone for London Fashion Week Mens AW2018. With a tentative excitement in the air of not knowing what to expect, the ten designers Yixin Zhang, Hanni Yang, Ying Yi Lu, Han Xu, Coline Gauthier, Wenya Huang, Hengmin Lu, Sohyeon Park, Ming Lai Lee and XUBO showcased…

Å by Jigsaw – London Fashion Week – AW17

By Jasmine Banbury | September 21, 2017
Fashion Week

For This Spring/Summer London Fashion Week, Jigsaw explored the notion of the ‘see-now buy-now’ concept, and celebrated the release of Autumn/Winter 17 line ‘Å’. With a curiousity into what makes a garment ‘luxurious’, and how to bring ‘luxury’ into the contemporary market, designer Collette Brown delved into English Eccentricity, combining the idea with the bohemium…

Sharon Wauchob – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Harriet May de Vere | September 21, 2017
Fashion Week

Every stage of Sharon Wauchob’s career has earned her a few more deserved disciples. There’s the first class degree from arguably the world’s most prestigious fashion university Central Saint Martin’s, the years spent working amongst the artisans of the Louis Vuitton fashion house, and finally the launch of her eponymous British label, one of a…

Minki – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Harriet May de Vere | September 21, 2017
Fashion Week

If you awake inside a dream is that now your reality? This is the question Minki designer Minki Cheng posed to his audience at his SS18 presentation. The Minki woman is always portrayed as a bit of a dreamer; not away with the fairies, but considerate of them. Initially it was only in dreamland that…

Tata Naka – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Jungle magazine | September 21, 2017
Fashion Week

http://amberpinkerton.com     Tata Naka just make you want to dance with their very ready to wear SS18 collection. With both structured and flowing silks and cottons Tata Naka takes you from day to night in their delightful summer fruit coloured pieces. It is the essence of femininity with co-ords highlighting the waist; silky shirts…

Alexandra Moura – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Jasmine Banbury | September 21, 2017
Fashion Week

  In exploration of the eighteenth century Portuguese palaces, combined with manor houses, Alexandra Moura’s spring/summer 18 collection took the notion of ageing and indeed the progression of time, to create a collection that was not only wearable, but also exquisitely made and constructed. Through the construction of oversized silhouette shaping, combined with the use…

Rejina Pyo – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Jasmine Banbury | September 21, 2017
Fashion Week

Inspired by Nicholas Nixon’s Photographic series “Forty Years of The Brown Sister”, Rejina Pyo’s Spring/Summer 18 collection saw the exploration of femininity and indeed the existence of sisterhood, both past, present and future. In a dream-state of relaxed silhouettes, combined with soft, warm tones and embellishment, Pyo’s collection optimises the dream like state of being…

Huishan Zhang – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Sarah Whelan | September 20, 2017
Fashion Week

Huishan Zhang’s Spring/ Summer 2018 collection combined high fashion, demi-couture techniques with classic style, elegance and versatility. He challenges our exceptions by including sixties inspired silhouettes to break traditional moulds as he explores the blurred lines between glamour and functionality, whilst still staying true to his signature ultra feminine aesthetic.     Zhang brings to…

Alexander White – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Sarah Whelan | September 20, 2017
Fashion Week

The extremely personal Spring/ Summer collection by Alexander White showcases statement luxury footwear with a feminine playfulness, whereby timeless styles have been reinvented with striking silhouettes and contrasting textures. Florals are a constant motif throughout the collection as White drew inspiration from his personal childhood and memories of growing up in the english countryside. The space…

Jamie Wei Huang – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Sarah Whelan | September 20, 2017
Fashion Week

  For the Jamie Wei Huang Spring/ Summer 2018 collection, the story was of dew, inspired by indigenous Taiwanese tribes and their ancient stories. The educated designs, subtle juxtaposition of fabrics, intricate embellishments and informed colours of sky blue, beige, and crimson red made the Jamie Wei Hung presentation an ethereal experience as you are…

Emilio de la Morena – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Sarah Whelan | September 20, 2017
Fashion Week

Emilio de la Morena has transported us to the set of Amy Heckerling’s Clueless for his Spring/ Summer 2018 collection. The overt references of tweed, sharp tailoring, padded jackets that are cropped or nipped in at the waist and a-line mini skirts from the film which has become a generational classic, did not distract from…

Xiao Li – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Harriet May de Vere | September 20, 2017
Fashion Week

Exalted designer Azzedine Alaïa is a huge fan of Xiao Li. A London College of Fashion graduate, Li’s floaty, frothy designs have been described as ‘marshmallow chic’ by British Vogue, and SS18 did not stray from this narrative. Barbie pink, cornflower blue, white and red tulle festooned the elfin models; forming wide, cropped trousers, high…

Haizhen Wang – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Harriet May de Vere | September 20, 2017
Fashion Week

Central Saint Martin’s graduate Haizhen Wang is playing with the big guns. Models at his SS18  shoe were wearing the results of his collaboration with Nike; luminescent silk stockings with laces and beaded Nike swooshes, chunky black creepers with ‘FRAGILE’ and ‘HANDLE WITH CARE’ patches, Swarovski-coated satin trainers in navy and red. Architecture hugely influences…

Toga Archives – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Jasmine Banbury | September 19, 2017
Fashion Week

Holes, suits, crumpled.” Three literal words that describe the far from simple collection of Toga Archives Spring/Summer 18 show. It was clear to see that the relationship of holes, suiting and crumpled fabrication played out an interesting juxtaposition within design technique and creativity. It was evident to see that, through experimental tailoring, an adverse image…

Faustine Steinmetz – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Jungle magazine | September 19, 2017
Fashion Week

The classics have had yet another makeover with Faustine Steinmetz’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection as she de and re constructed trenches, jeans, white shirts, tracksuits, silk scarfs and the white-tee. As shirts and denim jackets sliced and diced fell to the floor should we change the motto to ‘if it is broke don’t fix it’. In…

House of Holland – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Jasmine Banbury | September 19, 2017
Fashion Week

  In the world of House of Holland, no catwalk story is ever boring, nor is it never an action if escapism into adventure, excitement, fun and fantasy. For this season’s spring summer show, Henry Holland stayed true to what makes him identifiable and positively fantastic. Working effortlessly with the Pirate image, intertwined with the…

Antonio Berardi – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Sarah Whelan | September 19, 2017
Fashion Week

The remarkable bespoke tailoring of Antonio Berardi never disappoints and this Spring/ Summer 2018 collection reaches a new level of opulence and technicality, demonstrating multiple shapes and textures with intricate detailing. Berardi plays with the female silhouette with confidence and ease as he combined classic feminine shapes and intricate lace with heavier masculine tailoring and…

Dilara Findikoglu – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Sarah Whelan | September 19, 2017
Fashion Week

The Holborn St Andrew church was the gothic setting for the Central Saint Martin graduate Dilara Findikoglu’s Spring/ Summer 2018 show. The imposing delinquent display obscuring the Alter made entering the place of worship seems like an act of heresy, leaving your beliefs at the door, as the models transform the empty space marked by…

Paul Costelloe – London Fashion Week – SS18

By Jasmine Banbury | September 19, 2017
Fashion Week

“It’s Paris, Washington, and a touch of day-dream allur” is a summation of Paul Costelloe’s Spring/Summer 18 collection, and what a day-dream allur it was. In true Paul Costelloe style, this season saw the collision of Parisian Chic and American gGlamour create a beautifully feminine yet utterly fantastic show of craftsmanship and design. In tones…

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