London Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Mary Katrantzou

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Mary Katrantzou proved she was worth more than digital prints with her latest collection. For AW14 Katrantzou brought us  embroidery and embellishment; short shift dresses emblazoned with 3D fabrications and long, heavy evening gowns spliced with pleats. “Lean, ankle-grazing long-sleeved gowns were meticulously pieced together by crocheted symbols. Katrantzou was thinking about language, ideas of nationality and […]

New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Prabal Gurung

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Prabal Gurung once described his ideal customer as “a thinking man’s sex symbol.  A beautiful woman with brains, a lethal combination.”  Here again he presents a highly polished New York Fashion Week collection for precisely the women he worships – goddess like, bold in colour and rich in layers and texture. This season is directly […]

New York Fashion Week Series: 1. Rag & Bone



In the first of my Fashion Week series, where I’ll be talking about my favourite spring / summer 13 collections from amongst the recent runway presentations in New York, we have Rag & Bone.  I’m usually wholly more interested in the menswear aesthetic at Rag & Bone – I like their crisp military inspired notion […]