Saturday, 20 September 2014

Michael van der Ham Spring/Summer 2015

I was invited to the Topshop showspace to see Michael van der Ham SS15 collection. I was really excited as I have never been to the Topshop showspace before. It was really cool they had a little cafe with the food and drinks branded with Topshop labels and a beauty area where make-up artists could provide last minute touches to your look.


The best way to describe Michael van der Ham collect is luxe pop art. Instead of having patterns printed directly onto a garment they were appliquéd on and hand beaded with lots of pearls. The colours are almost mucky running into one another creating a very calming summer feel. My favourite garment is the odd looking skirt in the fourth image, It almost looks like two skirts cut in half and some how attached together again. 

The catwalk was so long! Most catwalks are half the size if that...I think I counted 18 models on the catwalk at once!

Monday, 15 September 2014

London Fashion Week - Day 1

Jean – Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer 2015
I was lucky enough to get tickets to see Jean – Pierre Braganza catwalk show. There was a very impressive celebrity turn out from Made in Chelsea cast to the Little Miss members.

He describes his collection as “exploring the accidental elegance of industrial design and abstract expressionism, the point where randomness and consideration intersect.” To be honest I have no clue what he is talking about but his collect is definitely random.

The show started off with a series of geometric colour-block garments with a sporty feel to them. The collection was almost entirely monochrome with hints of pink, purple and blue.  A mixture of prints also appeared in the collection with pleated garments the resembled folded napkins.  

The Highlights:
The crush velvet quilted jacket is definitely my favourite piece. It actually looked more purple on the catwalk.

See the rest of his collection here.. 

Daniela Barros and João Melo Costa SS15

Daniela Barros collection had some really nice elements. 
She uses a lot of layering in her designs mixing chiffon fabric 
with opaque fabric and uses a lot of interesting fastenings 
and cut-outs. I definitely think she a designer to watch out for!

Watch Daniela Barros SS15 show here... 

I did not think much of Joao Melo Costa collection. It was literally pieces of tissue and wrapping paper thrown onto models
and stuck down, like a child playing dress up.

But anyway you can take a look for yourself: