London Fashion Week feels so long ago now, we’ve already had Milan and now the fashion pack is in Paris, but I think once you scroll down and see this post you will agree it was worth the wait, as for spring/summer 2016, Sophia Webster showcased her new #CrazySexyNautiCool collection in a fantasy mermaid launderette set-up. Yes, mermaid’s came to shore to wash their tails and wear their favourite shoes and it was incredible. One thing that you are guaranteed with Sophia Webster is a fun, kooky presentation, we’ve had futuristic and a secret garden party, and now the British footwear designer
For autumn/winter 2015, Lulu Guinness the original quirky accessories brand has a more sophisticated, pared-back feel to the collection. There is still signature Lulu in the collection including her lip clasps, red and black dominated colour palette, as well as glitter overload, but this season the designer has been more restraint with her designs. It’s interesting while other brands including Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia and Kate Spade are riding high off quirky, fun, and statement fashion, Lulu Guinness has decided to take a step back and look more at silhouettes, fabrics – there’s everything from grainy leather to vinyl, satin and even velvet
When I think of Elie Saab, I think gorgeous gowns, exquisite detailing, and one of my favourite red carpet designers, one think I don’t think about is that they do handbags, and it seems like I have been missing out. I have really been embracing smaller handbags lately, from my bright yellow Rebecca Minkoff to my dinky Anya Hindmarch Tiny Tim, and I am always on the look out for another little beauty to add to my collection and I just spotted this gorgeous satchel style from Elie Saab with its chain shoulder strap. Everything about this mini bag screams classic elegance
During London Fashion Week one of the most talked about presentations had to be Sophia Webster’s secret garden in the middle of Regent’s Park for her spring/summer 2014 collection entitled, Supa Dupa Fly. I sadly missed it, and was uber jealous of everyone that attended as I love Sophia’s quirky accessories – from the incredible crafted heels to her speech bubble clutches.
One of the brands that surprised me during the autumn/winter 2013 press days had to be Hobbs, I’ve heard such good things from the retailer from my friends, but I have to be honest I don’t regularly shop there. For AW13 the offering is really strong and directional – with incredible bold tailored coordinated pieces, gorgeous oversized, mannish coats, and super flattering full skirts and items with delicate detailing on such as cut-work lace and scalloped edged collars. There is an elegance about the new collection, that you would expect from Hobbs, but also a more fashion-forward feel – it