Author: Karen Grace

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE SS17 FASHION WEEK: HIGHLIGHTS

Haute Couture SS17 Fashion Week in Paris presented dresses to die for. We selected our highlights: ZIAD NAKAD Titled ‘Butterfly of Paradise’ Ziad Nakad offers his vision of a universal garden where butterflies and flowers are the main symbols of his inspiration. Tradition and modernity combine to give the appearance of a sparkling bouquet of summer flowers. The delicate butterfly is represented in cuts, dimensional shapes and appliqué embroidery. Main colour palette is in pastel shades of salmon pink, sky blue, silver grey and warm honey gold. Skinny belts are adorned with jewellery or fabric butterflies embroidered with Swarovski...

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London Fashion Week Highlights: Men’s Autumn/Winter 2017

To round up our review of London Fashion Week Men’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collections we have selected some highlights from the remaining shows: Belstaff Titled the ‘Jolly Roger’, this naval and submariner inspired collection is both tribute and testament to the incredible clothing worn by the British Royal Navy throughout WWII. It interprets the harsh realities of life at sea through colour, fabric diversity and an array of special vintage wax treatments for a worn-in look.  Classic maritime silhouettes such as the pea coat and duffle coat have been faithfully reproduced in luxury Melton wool, while waterproof hand-waxed cotton and leather...

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New Year, New You – Beauty News January 2017

January 2017 has arrived and to help with the ‘New Year New You’, here are a few of our favourite new beauty products: Optimum PhytoFreeze for an instant anti-wrinkle effect, helping tighten the skin and give an instant lifting effect. Your heart will warm at the thought that frozen ripe grapes from a Swiss vineyard can have an instant lifting and long lasting moisturising effect on the skin! Called Vin-upLift, this ingredient is based on Swiss Ice Wine produced from naturally frozen ripe grapes. The grapes are harvested from Swiss vineyards, picked by hand after the first snows of...

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London Fashion Week Songzio Men’s Autumn/Winter 2017

London Fashion Week Songzio – Men’s Autumn/Winter 2017 Titled: Misanthrope Titled ‘Misanthrope’, the designer’s vision was the story of a young man, walking the cold yet serene street on an eerie morning of an unknown city. This stern and almost ascetic young man immersed in his own high sense of beauty and life finds himself charmed and warmed by the winter lights piercing the cold mist of dawn. Conjuring up images of the beautiful and well dressed Dorian Gray, this romantic collection has a dark dapper touch reminiscent of the Victorian London era with high collared shirts, neckties and long flowing...

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London Fashion Week Men’s Autumn/Winter 2017: Oliver Spencer

London Fashion Week Men’s Autumn/Winter 2017: Oliver Spencer AW17 Collection, Titled: Tough Love. For AW17, designer Oliver Spencer wanted to toughen up his designs and so named his collection ‘Tough Love’. Inspired by pared-back modern day menswear, he has created a collection with straightforward silhouettes whilst using an eclectic array of fabrics and textures. The main colour palette of neutral greys, navy and blacks is accented by two completely different colour contrasts: One, a bold autumnal burst of burnt orange and forest green. Colours you expect to see in an Autumn/Winter collection – earthy, masculine and grown up. The second is of...

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