One to watch: Alexis Martial at Iceberg

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Before we head into Menswear Month, here’s my tip for stealth womenswear revival of the year. Iceberg is one of those brands (like Versace, Kenzo, Moschino) which once enjoyed quite the youthful cult following. Things went off the boil for a while but now there’s a new creative director in place.

Alexis Martial (previously at Givenchy and Paco Rabanne) showed collections for SS14 and Resort 2014 that ticked a lot of ‘want list’ boxes. Continue reading

Join me in a ‘Fashion Meets Art’ Google Hangout with Tate Britain tonight

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Quick post to let you know about a Google Hangout I’m taking part in this evening. Miranda Sawyer will be hosting a hangout called Fashion Meets Art to accompany Tate Britain’s ‘Meet 500 years of British art’ campaign. Continue reading

Buy it now: the My-wardrobe edit

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This has been quite the year for My-wardrobe. It’s changed it’s remit to offer a more mixed hi-lo edit, with a stable of Brit designers in its ‘London Lab‘ sitting alongside our international favourites. There’s a ton of Carven (hello wool gazar bell-shaped skirt) and an injection of Kurt Geiger London amongst core My-wardrobe brands like Joseph, DVF and Goat.

Here’s a few of my current favourites…
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ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Carven blouse, £457; Diane Von Furstenberg bag, £361; Carven red jumper, £291
MIDDLE: O’2nd coat, £540; Mother Of Pearl jumper, £495; Lizzie Fortunato earrings, £158
BOTTOM: Kurt Geiger London shoes, £250; Carven skirt, £338; Goat red top, £250

Huishan Zhang: China’s young luxury modernist

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Huishan Zhang’s signature embroidery is based on an interlocking figure of eight, which in his native China is the luckiest of numbers. Who knows if this helped the fledgling designer’s recent win of the coveted £25k Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize? On closer inspection, it’s more likely the clincher was his impeccably-cut dresses (he trained at the Dior couture atelier) and decorative ways with crystal-covered lace. Continue reading

Isabel Marant for H&M – only five more sleeps

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Is the Isabel Marant for H&M collab likely to be the most popular yet? It’s possible. I’ve seen the goods up close and they’ve done a great job of including the Marant signatures – from mannish coats to second-skin leather cigarette pants, to simple stiletto pumps. Continue reading

Flashback! Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton 1998

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It’s easy to forget that Marc Jacob’s early shows for Vuitton were much more pared back than what we see now. There are hardly any catwalk pictures online from that time but I absolutely love this video of the AW 1998 Louis Vuitton show (above), featuring Naomi Campbell, Kirsten Owen and a demure-looking Gisele.  Any of these looks would easily look current today.

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Watch DVF’s shoppable Google Hangout here

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SO this is the DVF shoppable Google Hangout. It happened in the middle of last night hosted live by Diane Von Furstenberg and Lucky Magazine’s Eva Chen and attended by six fashion fans, plus beauty vlogger Michelle Phan. It’s similar to the hangout that Donatella Versace did for Versus, in that is has a host interviewing a designer about the collection. But this one’s different because it’s shoppable. So kind of like QVC?

It’s very detailed, with Diane giving quite a lot of background and information to the collection. But aside from talking about the collection, the Hangoutees (what do you call Hangout members? Hangouters? Hanger-outers?) ask Diane about being an entrepreneur, style confidence and dealing with haters. If you’ve even seen DVF give a talk, you’ll know this is highly watchable.

If you’re not on Google Plus, it’s quite easy to join up. (And if you do, please do follow my page at Plus.google.com/+Disneyrollergirl‎) If you’re interested, read my Google Plus post here to find out how it all works and what the deal is with Google Hangouts.

Save the date: Minju Kim for H&M

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When Minju Kim won H&M’s Design Award competition earlier this year, many of us wondered if her spirited designs would be modified for the H&M customer. The answer is yes, but in a way that still reflects her joyful creativity. The collection of nine womenswear pieces and two accessories arrives on October 17th and will be sold in selected H&M stores in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, South Korea, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, USA and online. Continue reading

London Fashion Week SS14: Day 4 highlights

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Christopher Kane is a hotter ticket than ever and some suggested there was evidence he’s been Kering-ed. Well, there were certainly a lot of entry-level sweatshirts on show, AKA the new product category that’s proved a winning formula for Kenzo and Givenchy. Along with the hologram dresses (above, what were they made of?) and revisited Princess Margaret pleat pieces, I was wowed by these epic applique pop art dresses. Just brilliant.

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Introducing Faustine Steinmetz

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It makes up the bulk of my wardrobe, so I’m happy to see so much excitement going on around denim at the moment. From Selfridges’ impressive new denim studio and summer takeover, to the bespoke offer from 3X1, to MIH monogrammed jeans, to Marques’Almeida’s scissored deconstruction, there’s no end of clever things to do with denim.

And then there’s the Faustine Steinmetz approach. Taking the standard trucker jacket shape and 501 jean, this newbie designer has done something that looks like it could be denim but definitely isn’t.

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