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While in Paris for Capsule recently, I stopped by the ARRRGH!* Monstres De Modes (Monsters of Fashion) exhibition at the Gaite-Lyrique. The exhibition explores how contemporary fashion takes the human body and constantly morphs and transforms it into unknown, bizarre and often monstrous shapes. That may sound like a critique but it’s actually a techni-color celebration of the experience of fashion and how it can set us free in so many ways. Designers featured include Alexander McQueen,Craig Green, Walter Van Beirendonck, and loads more.
Check out stunning model and singer Viktoria Modesta in my mint-shard turban styled by the lovely Alexis Knox. You might remember Viktoria from her performance at the Paralympic’s closing ceremony last summer and she’s currently working on her debut album with Adamski. You can check out her single ‘Only You’ above.
It’s been a whirlwind few weeks between London and Paris for fashion week, but I’m finally getting round to processing all the amazing things I’ve seen over the last few weeks!
Here are a few pics from the incredible Fashion Scandinavia Movement which showed as part of the exhibition at London Fashion Week this season. The exhibition, which featured some beautiful and dynamic examples of Scandinavian design, brought to life the clean lines and amazing silhouettes the region is famous for but also a stong message of texture, colour and design.
To accompany the exhibition, there’s a new book by stylist & fashion writer Dorothea Gundtoft.
Check out Fred’s AW13 Fashion Film for her Wham Bam, Tangram Famalam collection, which showed over London Fashion Week! Shot by Saga Sig and styled by the brill kim Howells, the film also features my mega colourful baseball cap, which is part of a collaboration I did with Fred as part of her collection
To kick of the Easter celebrations, last week myself and a bunch of other London designers were asked to take part in Fred Butler’s Easter Bonnet parade at The Sanderson Hotel. Here are a few quick snaps of the event.
HUGE Happy Easter everyone!!
Eat loads of chocolate and enjoy the long weekend! X
Recently, while I was in Paris, I visited the newly opened Haute Couture exhibition at l’Hotel de Ville. This beautifully curated exhibition showcases Haute Couture design throughout the 20th century, shining a light on the intricate craftsmanship and techniques required for bespoke couture design. Featuring the likes of Poiret, Lanvin, Schiaparelli, Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent, this fascinating exhibition is a real feast for fashion eyes.
I don’t have any photos (you’re not allowed to take them) but I did dig up this video which gives a nice insight into the exhibition.
Sophie Webster’s (former assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood) London Fashion Week installation is always a real treat to see. Her shoes are always such a fabulous blast of colour, pattern and texture which are just incredibly fun and impossible not to love. This season, her collection debuted in a fairyland forest of fashion, full of metallic unicorns, girls in colourful cat suits and shoe bird houses. Check out the photos above from her LFW installation for this season.
OMG I’ve been so busy lately and haven’t had a chance to blog even though I have so much to post. I’m going to fix that right now so, here we go…
About a month ago I announced I was collaborating with the wonderful Fred Butler on her A/W13 collection, which this season debuted in the form of a pop-up shop. Here are a few shots of her awesome shop, which ran over London fashion week.
The shop featured all of Fred’s pieces from her latest collection “Wham Bam Tangram Famalam” alongside collaborations with myself (more on that in a future post), Rosy Nicholas and her incredible shoes, knitwear from Ede England and couture cakes from Pomp De Franc to name a few. The fantastically vibrant shop space and furniture was designed and created by set designer Thomas Petherick.
I’m one of the designers taking part in Fred Butler’s Easter Bonnet Party tonight. A bunch of designers - including Piers Atkinson, Tatty Devine and Patternity- were challenged with the task of giving the trad Easter Bonnet a fab (or trash?) makeover and they all make their debut at the Sanderson tonight. I’ll post photos of the bonnets in the next few days!
Check out the recently re-opened Machine A, the brainchild of Stavros Karelis and Anna Trevelyan. The new shop, which can be found on Brewer Street in Soho, stocks a number of established labels however also has a real focus on supporting and promoting new designers such as Louise Gray, Christopher Raeburn and Sibling to name a few.
Here are a few shots of the new store, including some pieces from my Bolted collection, which are now available to buy in-store at Machine A.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve collaborated with Fred Butler on her A/W13 collection. Our collaboration is a series of hats that will be on-show and available to buy at Fred’s pop-up shop during fashion week. It’s a rare opportunity to dip into Fred’s world. The shop space has been specially designed by Thomas Petherick and to accompany the collection, Saga Sig has directed a fashion film. Fred will be holding a viewing and Q&A for the film at Fashion Week on Monday the 18th.
Make sure you pop down to the shop in Seven Dials and say hello!
I went to see legendary electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk at the Tate this week. It was amazing. The sound, the stage set up and 3D backdrop was unlike any gig I’ve seen before and it’s incredible to think that having come up with these ideas and sounds in the ’70s, the band’s music still sounds more forward thinking and futuristic than most of what’s made today.