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LFW SS12: Swarovski Collective Names Designers

I have to admit I am getting very excited about London Fashion Week now, especially after popping along to Swarovski’s Champagne tea to announce which designers have been drafted into add Swarosvki sparkles to their collections.

Sadly, Nadja Swarovski had a few problems with the traffic and didn’t make it on time, but it was still good to catch up with the very chilled J.W. Anderson who was wearing the most amazing trousers, spy Giles Deacon across the packed room, and to check out the jewellery dressing the amazing room at the Haymarket Hotel.

This season’s sponsorship programme will include Craig Lawrence, J.W. Anderson, Erdem’s Erdem Moralioglu, Mary Katrantzou who previously studded her printed skirts with crystals, Giles Deacon,  and Marios Schwab who has added pearls to his dresses in previous collections.

One of the most exciting for me has to be Craig Lawrence, I met him in Paris and saw his work up close and it is amazing. I am looking forward to see how he incorporates Swarovski elements into his designs, which can include crystal yarn, Swarovski pearls and even elastic crystal netting. Also Giles is apparently working his Swarovski crystals onto leather and feathers, which has left me intrigued to see his collection.

As well as aiding LFW designers, the Swarovski Collective is also supporting six New York-based designers including my fav Rebecca Minkoff, Jason Wu and Rodarte, as well as two in Paris Thierry Mugler and Viktor & Rolf.

[Illustration by Marcela Gutierrez for Swarovski]


Shoelaborations: Sophie Theallet for Nine West

Nine West launched a new creative platform this week named Shoelaborations, not only do I love the name, but I adore who they chose as the first designer – Sophie Theallet.

The Sophie Theallet for Nine West collection tells the story of “Sophie from Paris Takes a Trip to NYC”, which means instantly I am sold, I love Paris and New York. Then I saw the pieces and I think I actually squealed slightly, and I love Sophie’s take on summer essentials.

The line for spring/summer 2011 includes: a ballet flat, a double platform sandal, a raffia wedge *above – completely divine*, two satchels, as well as a charm necklace and bracelet *want, want, want!!*.

How cute is the girl and the Eiffel tower charms? So amazing – and if your initals are ST then this bracelet is so made for you.

“Partnering with a well-established footwear and accessories business such as Nine West has given me the opportunity to live out my life-long dream of designing on a larger scale. I was able to take one of my favorite patterns and create a collection that captures both my design aesthetic and the spirit of the Nine West brand.” Sophie Theallet.

The collection will be available globally, but in limited distribution to the top Nine West stores, but it will also be sold online, so keep an eye out from May. Pricing is also very reasonable, $36 – $109 for a double platform sandal or espadrille. UK prices haven’t been released.

But this collaboration will get better come autumn as Giles Deacon is the second designer to take part. I can’t wait!!


Cover Loving: Abbey Clancy For Glamour UK

Pic: Glamour UK - February 2011

I have been wanting to share this Glamour UK February cover all week, I have been crazy, but it is worth waiting for as it has such fun and quirky styling.

This a fun new look for Abbey Clancy *a stark contrast to her WAG status*, and she looks amazing in this Giles jumper. I know she did Giles Deacon’s show in September but come on Abbey is more lads mag than fashion rag isn’t she? But hey, so nice to see Giles on the cover!!

LFW SS11: GILES Returns To London With Quirky Prints


After two seasons showing in Paris, I was excited to see what Giles Deacon had for his return to London, of course I wasn’t important enough to get tickets to this show *praying for next season already*, but hey that it was YouTube is for!!

The collection had a lot going on, 90s trash colours, 70s inspired knitted tops, flared trousers, a-line skirts, 80s PacMan knits, prom dresses, wrap dresses and mini skirts. Generally this collection had everything including the weird drag queen make-up, celebrity models in the form of recently pregnant Abbey Clancy and Kelly Brook, and closed with veteran German model Veruschka. The strangest thing though had to be why anyone would let Kerry Katona sit front row!!

But the stand out pieces had to be anything with a quirky prints on it, from eyeballs and flowers to bows and crossed plasters and poker dots. Kinda out there but I liked it.