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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

Prada

Blue

Stella McCartney

Wide Leg Leather Trousers

Proenza Schouler

Oriental

Dries Van Noten

Tangerine

Haider Ackermann

Gothic Romanticism

Gucci

Puffer Jackets

Peter Pilotto

Oversized Silhouettes

Jil Sander

1960’s Print

Miu Miu

Over Embellishment

Lanvin

Avant Garde

Alexander McQueen

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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:

Burberry

River Island

Versace

River Island

Miu Miu

Topshop

Mary Katrantzou

Penneys/Primark

Givenchy

River Island

Stella McCartney

River Island - Gavin Norton

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Tropical Prints


You might not be jet setting off to some exotic tropical island this summer, but you certainly will be wearing one! For Resort 2012, designers such as Stella McCartney and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy ventured for the colorful surroundings of a Hawaiian jungle. Go wild and wear print with print; Hawaiian shirts with Hawaiian trousers, or even better, mix it up with another print like McCartney’s stripes. So do not be afraid to dig out that hawaiian shirt that was soooo embarrissing for so many years! It’s time we add a little more fun into our lives, and there’s no better way to do it with then that tropical fever.

Stella McCartney Resort 2012

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British Fashion Awards 2011


The annual British Fashion awards took place last night (November 28th) with a start studded guest list. Everyone got dressed up in their Monday best to celebrate the fun and daring British Fashion industry. Here is the list of the lucky winners.

Emerging Talent Award – ready-to-wear: Mary Katrantzou.

Emerging Talent Award – accessories: Tabitha Simmons

Emerging Talent Award- menswear: Christopher Raeburn

Model Award: Stella Tennant

Designer Brand Award: Victoria Beckham

Menswear Designer Award: Kim Jones

British Style Award: Alexa Chung

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury

Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney

BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Paul Smith

Accessory Designer Award: Charlotte Olympia

New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane

Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

And now some photos from the glitzy and glamorous evening…..

Alexa Chung

Kate Hudson

Stella Tennant

Amber Le Bon

Georgia Jagger

Kristen McMenamy

Colin and Livia Firth

Giles Deacon

Matthew Williamson

Poppy Delevigne

Henry Holland

Olivia Palermo

Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham

Sarah Burton

Daphne Guinness

Kate Moss and Stella McCartney

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