Spring Jellyfish

I’m becoming impatient for spring, despite the cold reality that winter has at least another six weeks to go. In years gone by, I’d start to dress for the new season when there was February snow on the ground. I’d be freezing but I’d put up with it for the sake of being ahead of the game. Looking back realise what a ridiculous fashion victim I was. However, this pretty pastel jacket by Judy Wu could be layered over a skinny-ribbed knit and a pair of jeans for a pre-season look. Judy is brilliant at taking a classic piece and adding an interesting feature to elevate the look. I love the undulating coral detail across the shoulder, it reminds me of the an etherial jellyfish, drifting through the ocean. I’ve styled the jacket with a camisole by Whistles (similar here), a […]

Cristina Sabaiduc: Practical Innovation

I was sad and surprised to read that Jonathan Saunders’ eponymous label is shutting down. From the outside, it appeared that Saunders’ was going from strength to strength. He’d secured backing from financier Eiesha Bharti Pasricha and his last show at London Fashion Week was confident, well received and expensive to stage. The closure of Saunders’ label confirms how precariousness of fashion industry. Despite the challenges of starting a luxury brand, there are still innovative, emerging brands setting up shop. I’ve recently got to know Cristina Sabaiduc, a new designer who originally hails from Romania. It’s always exciting to get involved with a label in the early days. I think Cristina has a bright future, with luxurious, statement making clothes that are firmly grounded in practicality. Cristina started her career by knitting ball gowns from scraps of fabric and she explained how […]

Judy Wu SS16: Ode to the Power Woman

There are some designers who’ve been on my radar from the beginning of their careers. I’ve been a fan of Judy Wu since I saw her first line, hanging in the showroom of a PR firm I was working with back in 2013. Since then, Judy has gone from strength to strength with each collection becoming more assured than the last. Named after the Greek goddess Gaia, Wu’s SS16 offering was an ode to feminine strength and Mother Earth herself. Sports luxe details were coalesced with undulating pleats and vibrant prints. The faux sweatshirts tied around the waist added to the sense of movement and physical fitness. There were flashes of rose gold and silver that injected nonchalant glitz and contrasting texture. Wu interrogated easy going fluidity, which is a new direction as much of her previous work […]