Gavin Norton

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Autumn/Winter 2012 Top Trends

With the stores loading in their Autumn/Winter stock and the weather turning sour, here’s my pick of Fall’s hottest (well coldest) trends…

The Trouser Suit



Stella McCartney

Wide Leg Leather Trousers

Proenza Schouler


Dries Van Noten


Haider Ackermann

Gothic Romanticism


Puffer Jackets

Peter Pilotto

Oversized Silhouettes

Jil Sander

1960’s Print

Miu Miu

Over Embellishment


Avant Garde

Alexander McQueen


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J.W. Anderson

The future looks bright for J.W. Anderson. His innovative, eccentric and covetable designs have been on my wish list for quite some time now. Even though he may still be up and coming, he has come a long way. From working as a merchandiser at Prada, to starting his own menswear label and lately womens, Anderson has even impressed fashion editrix Anna Wintour. His resort 2013 collection is one of his best yet. With his unusual, new shapes and interesting choice of fabric, Andersons designs are far from the norm, but that’s what I love about him. He always gets me so excited to see what he will do next. Plus he’s Irish, just like me. Always a bonus!

J.W. Anderson Fall 2012


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Prada Suits Everyone!

Love Helena Bonham Carter’s acting and of course the fur coat!


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The Met Ball 2012

The annual Met Ball made its way to town last night in NYC to celebrate the opening of Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition. With the countless number of tulle, beaded and Prada gowns, here are my top 10 looks from the glamorous night:

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Lana Del Rey in Altuzarra and Joesph Altuzarra

Anna Wintour in Prada

Rihanna in Tom Ford

January Jones in Versace

Joan Smalls in Balmain with Olivier Rousteing

Kate Bosworth in Prada

Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe

Tom Ford and Chanel Iman in a dress by the designer

Bruno Mars in Prada


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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:


River Island


River Island

Miu Miu


Mary Katrantzou



River Island

Stella McCartney

River Island - Gavin Norton



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Milan Fashion Week Fall 2012 – Top 5 Shows

Milan Fashion Week certainly is always the fashion week of glamour and this season it did not disappoint. As one of Milan’s strongest  Fashion Weeks ever, a strict and tough but romantic mood followed through the collections. From Gucci’s gothic romanticism to Roberto Cavalli’s daringly dark peplums, maybe the Rooney Mara rage has even influenced the designers! The wearable and covetable clothes got better as the week went on. It’s just what women want to wear. Whether it was the tears and standing ovation at Raf Simons’ last show for Jil Sander or the constant rumours about the Dior job (it has officially been a year), this Milan Fashion Week has definately been an eventful one

Here is my pick of the top 5 shows:

Bottega Veneta



Roberto Cavalli

Jil Sander


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Milan Menswear Fashion Week – Top 5 Shows


Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s (Creative Directors) menswear fashion show debut certainly was a success. The show was centered around key wardrobe pieces from the trench coat, the leather jacket to the black suit. All I can say is that I will definitely be sporting some Valentino next winter.


Dolce and Gabbana

If the set did not give you a hint then the soundtrack confirmed it. Opera was the theme for this seasons show. Red velvet, embroidered capes, silk pyjama-like trousers, it all just fell into place. Even the occasional grunge model dressed in a t-shirt, jeans and distressed boots. There is always a twist. Domenice Dolce and Stefano Gabbana did not look to any book or film for inspiration, it was simply family. They looked at the clothes their fathers had tailored many years ago. So why wouldn’t you want to buy into Dolce and Gabbana’s own family history. I know i would!

Dolce and Gabbana

Jil Sander

Black leather and knit jumpers – Quite an unusual combination but somehow it all made sense. It is almost as if Raf Simons (Creative Director) was creating a character from the old black and white movies as the models carried out news papers and what looked like leather lunch bags. The basement-like scenery made me think of a dark character in a lane way with no way out. Very spooky but oh so fashionable.

Jil Sander

Alexander McQueen

Sarah Burton decided not to stage a show this season. Even though the shows are loved by the fashion folk, a presentation just somehow worked. There was no distraction, it was all entirely focused on the clothes. This collection is Burton’s male equivalent of the Alexander McQueen woman. One thing I noticed in the collection was the amount of tailoring involved. Which explains why Burton hired the esteemed tailor Huntsman from Saville Row to start a bespoke tailoring service for the brand. Alexander McQueen is certainly on their way to global domination.

Alexander McQueen


Miuccia Prada yet again made everyones eyes pop out of their head with her collection this season. Not only did she send out a fantastically strict collection, she decided she would inject a little bit of celebrity this year. Hollywood actors such as Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody and Jamie Bell strut their stuff down the blood red carpet. As Mrs. Prada puts it, it was “a parody of male power”. It certainly got everyone excited for the Golden Globes which took place later that night.



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Feisty Feet

No comment needed but…..WOW!

Prada Spring/Summer 2012


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The Place To Be

Seems like Tokyo is rising up the fashion thermometer for hot new cities to show a collection. It’s SO HOT, that Mrs. Prada has now started to show her covetable collections in the Japanese capital. So why is an established brand like Prada spending even more money on another fashion show every season? I can only think of one reason….boosting  sales! I say a fourth fashion week should be added to the overflowing events on fashionistas calenders and get those sales higher and higher for designers. A recession free fashion industry could be on the horizon. Anna Wintour; take note!

Prada Spring/Summer 2012


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Christmas Wish List!

Grey wool blazer - Topman

Check print trousers - Vivienne Westwood

Navy and gold bomber jacket - Alexander McQueen

Polka Dot shirt - Marni

Platform Brogues - Prada

Leopard print tie - Topman

Look 13 - Prada


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