Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Peter Pilotto SS12

Source: lfw.com

Wow. With perhaps the most gorgeous colour palette I've seen yet, Peter Pilotto have made their collection one to remember. Gorgeous prints along with yet again a very 60s vibe - particularly shape wise - some of these dresses would have done Quant proud. Although all of this is undeniably beautiful what really struck me was the paired down, yet statement-making, shapes across the collection. The necklines were sleek and bottom left in the picture had me praying the high-street had paid close attention to these bad boys. Chic yet quirky, this collection could have you covered for a number of occasions.


Monday, 19 September 2011

All I want right now is to have been at the Peter Pilotto show. Seriously, twitter has made me want to cry.
Will be posting some pics as soon as I can get my hands on them.

In the meantime if you are as depressed as I am to not be at LFW, then head over to twitter and get following all the big faces because all the 'frowers' are making it slightly more bearable to be missing out.

Richard Nicoll SS12

Source: LondonFashionWeek.com

I know the 15 images above are a little difficult to take in all at once, and for that I apologise, but when it came to the Richard Nicoll SS12 collection I couldn't help but be greedy. For a start the colour palette, for me, was divine, and unconventional choices for a SS collection. As an avid blue-lover, the pastel, oceanic tones accented with almost fluorescent aqua was a breath of fresh air, which were only complimented by the futuristic zeitgeist of the 1960s. 

The contrast between beautiful sheer fabrics and shiny PVC materials really embodied the mood of the era and combined both beauty and space age innovation. A combination of shifts, loose trousers, hooped details on long skirts; with a dash of sweetheart necklines creates a powerful reflection of the era and Nicoll's incredible talent as a designer. An era that I love but do not often refer to in my personal sense of style, Nicoll has definitely persuaded me in the direction of some swinging choices for my SS12 wardrobe.

To see the complete Richard Nicoll show and others from LFW click here

Thursday, 15 September 2011

I neeed dollar dollar....

Source: Topshop.com

Unsurprisingly my number one stop shop when it came to sourcing my early autumn/winter lusts, was Topshop. Probably not the most original choice, but what can I say, its a brand after my own (as well as so many others') heart. This season more than any other at this time of year, I am particularly attracted to the more neutral and muted colour palettes, accompanied by splashes of deep burgundy and maroon and emblazoned by an occasional pop of colour like the cobalt sequin top above. The collection of apparel I've selected encompasses an edgier side to my wardrobe choices this winter, specifically night time outfits, although many of these pieces are versatile enough to be worn during the day as well.

Source: zara.com

Although a similar colour palette over at Zara, my love here stems deep into the attention to quality tailored shapes and smaller accents that make the clothes look so perfect. A big fan of Zara sadly most of it goes beyond what my student budget can afford, so over the course of autumn I'll be hoping to purchase a few of these one at a time. And its going to start with the loose black culotte shorts. Perfect minimalist style and they will go with everything...if I can brave the Nottingham cold! Always a favourite for knitwear, Zara will be my main go to for some cosy loose knit jumpers this season, perfect with some vintage denims, a combination I'll be getting in before the British chill of winter sets in too deep and i have to add some tights ! 
Sad to see summer go but a new season is always a refreshing and exciting change.