Gavin Norton

Style – Fashion – Comment

Fashion’s Dangerous Game


As high end designers continuously put in hours of effort, love and care into their products, the high street stores are producing knockoffs in a matter of weeks. So is it better that we spend a large amount of money on a valuble item, or is it ok to buy the cheaper version from the high street? In my opinion buying a high street product may eventually cost the same amount as a high end product. For example after you fork out a whopping €2,ooo on a Prada bag, you most certainly may not be going shopping the following week. When buying a high street product, it is likely you may be in the same store buying something new the next week, and end up throwing out those purchases after a year or two while the good quality of your Prada bag may still be as good as new! of course it is easy to spend money in a high street store without the bank balance guilt, but after you have ran out of the store with a few new jackets and €300 less in your wallet, you have practically bought a few high street pieces with a high end price tag. So what is the difference?

Lets take a look at some of the high street designer knockoffs this season:

Burberry

River Island

Versace

River Island

Miu Miu

Topshop

Mary Katrantzou

Penneys/Primark

Givenchy

River Island

Stella McCartney

River Island - Gavin Norton

GN

 

Filed under: Burberry, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Givenchy, High end, High Street, Mary Katrantzou, Miu Miu, Prada, River Island, Stella McCartney, Topshop, Versace, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

London Fashion Week Fall 2012 – Top 5 Shows


As always London’s new talent are ruling the runways!

Simone Rocha impressed many with her reinvention of the ‘Rocha’ look (started by her designer dad John) even though it is her first ever show at London Fashion Week!!! Erdem‘s prim and proper collection had an added edge  this season with his tweed-like leather and lace cut into flower shapes. It is his immense attention to detail that keeps him on the fashion map. Sarah Burton’s military approach for McQ had the audience on the edge of their seats as the models walked through rustling leaves. The atmospheric show will definitely draw the international fashion crowd to London next season. Does Christopher Kane ever get it wrong? His innovative use of fabrics such as leather silk and velvet prove why the designer is at the top of his game. The beaded, chinese like print that ended the show will appear at the top of every fashionista’s shopping list. Mary Katrantzou always finds a new way to do print. Her ever-changing silhouette is what causes peoples excitement for her show. Her interesting, bold colour palette of yellow, red, green and blue reacted perfectly with her coveted prints.

Simone Rocha

Erdem

Christopher Kane

McQ

Mary Katrantzou

GN

Filed under: Christopher Kane, Erdem, Fall 2012, Fall/Winter 2012, Fashion, Gavin Norton, London Fashion Week, Mary Katrantzou, McQ, Simone Rocha, , , , , , , , , ,

London Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Mary Katrantzou – With Prints fabulously squashed together, Katrantzou showed 27 looks of pure wow factor.

Mary Katrantzou

Burberry Prorsum – As one of the biggest events on the LFW show calender, Burberry did not disappoint sending looks with a suprisingly winter feel down the everlastingly long runway.

Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Kane – Rumour Has it that at the end of Christopher Kane’s show,  guests were crying from the sight of phenomenal clothes that flew down the runway. A pastel palette, denim, lamé and flats. Now that is one brave designer.

Christopher Kane

Peter Pilotto – Using the signature Peter Pilotto print, the design duo created new and exciting silhouettes with a swimwear feel. Two words….fabulous combination.

Peter Pilotto

Jonathan Saunders – Saunders is really at the top of his game. No Suprise he received the title ‘show of the week’. Paisley prints, soft colours and luxurious kintwear were all included in this collection. This label will be around for a long time.

Jonathan Saunders

GN

Filed under: Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Jonathan Saunders, London Fashion Week, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Spring 2012, , , , , , , , ,

Enter your email address to follow Gavin Norton's blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Gavin Norton on Twitter

GAVIN NORTON Categories

Top Posts & Pages

Tony St Ledger Creative Service