The reason I go to London Fashion Week is to discover emerging talent and Mumbai-born, London-based sisters Nikita and Tina Sutradhar, behind fashion label Miuniku are designers to watch out for. For SS16, the sisters put on a space-age presentation, I was in love with the holographic shadows that the pleated skirts and boxy shaped jackets were creating. It kind of a had a futuristic vibe mixed in with a little retro ‘before the digital age’ elements coming through in the details with analog elements such as cassette tapes, volume buttons and vinyl records inspiring the circular details since on the pockets. I
Fashion should inspire, make you think, dream, and most importantly make you feel alive, which is something that heritage brand Belstaff seems to do with ease. There is something so cool, yet elegant about Belstaff that gets me every time, whether it’s the timeless, classic designs, the idea of a fearless explorer being a fashionista or the fact that they do love a neutral colour palette, but once again I fell in love with everything I saw at the spring/summer 2016 presentation during London Fashion Week.
Set in a trashy Las Vegas motel, Chilean designer Gabriel Vielma behind Velma London presented a collection inspired by the golden age in the 50s and 60s. The mixture of vintage-inspired silhouettes with the bright lights and spirit of Las Vegas created a fun presentation with the models dancing, pretending to smoke, drink and generally looking like they were having a good time. The collection was feminine, fun, and flirty, I loved the separates to mix and match including printed silks, boxy blazers and knee and floor length dresses and skirts, as well as the great over-the-knee boots and touches of
Tata Naka is always a great London Fashion Week presentation to attend, I love that you get to see a lookbook being shot before your eyes, and the prints are always incredible. For SS16, the designer label has been inspired by one of Mexico’s most famous artists Diego Rivera, with his painting ‘Calla Lillies’ providing the key motifs for the collection. The South American influence was felt throughout the Tata Naka collection with golden suns on red silks, swimwear in screen-printed earth tones and natural influences shown in pineapples, leaf, star and moon prints to create an eclectic spring/summer collection. Are you
I love fun London Fashion Week presentations and they don’t get more fun than Steven Tai’s ‘Worst Day Ever’ theme, showcasing his models dressed in pretty dresses in a classroom having the worst party ever. The collection was incredible and so much fun, centring around a primary colour palette of bright yellow, blue and white, with a few geometric prints for added measure. The pieces mixed structured elements with soft touches of lace and ribbon for that sweet school girl vibe, and I adored the child-like scribble embroidery on the skirts. Another fun touch were the socks that featured brightly