Victoria Beckham AW16: Straight Laced

In our society obsessed with labels, people find it hard to accept that someone can progress and move on. Victoria Beckham left The Spice Girls and her role as WAG-in-chief long ago. Her self-assured, eponymous label produces collections that are chic, understated and women friendly. Beckham’s clothes are hardworking, look good on a feminine body and are great for working women, providing they have the spending power to buy into brand VB. Victoria Beckham’s AW16 show in New York focused on the idea of a re-worked corset. Thankfully, she dispensed with boning and created body-sculpting pieces in Prince of Wales check, houndstooth jacquards and skinny knitwear. The collection married boyish charm with womanly aesthetics; the masculine outerwear provided balance to the hyper-feminine theme. There were also voluminous skirts that gently swelled below the body-sculpting tops. After the show, Beckham said that she […]

Delpozo SS16

Fashion is often arch, knowing and cynical. This results in edgey collections with complex, multi layered meaning and references.  This is all fine and good, but sometimes it’s pleasant to take a break and enjoy fashion that’s simply beautiful. Joseph Font’s SS16 offering for Delpozo was dripping in old school haute couture values, with a generous splash of fairy-tale whimsy. The collection was inspired Emilie Flöge, Viennese bohemian, fashion designer and muse to Gustav Klimpt. The clothes were shamelessly pretty and feminine. The collection offered little in the way of casual, pragmatic pieces. But what it lacked in utilitarian ease was made up for in dreamy romanticism.

New York Fashion Week Faves

New York fashion week is in full swing and I’ve been obsessing over NY’s  latest runway offerings. I’ll probably be updating my blog more frequently in my excitement to gush about my favourite collections with unembarrassed enthusiasm. Calla Haynes created a whimsical print based on her little Chow Chow, Lily Bear. The motif ran throughout the collection and was contrasted with heavy duty tartan and distressed cowboy boots. I love the clash of perky prints and cosy blanket fabric . Nepalese Prabal Gurung’s collection was directly influenced by his last trip home and a visit to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. The vibrant reds, saffron shades and luxuriant draping was inspired by the serene Buddhist monks of his mother country. In stark contrast to the collection’s peaceful genesis, the show was interrupted by […]