Thursday, 24 February 2011

So! I am still digesting all the jaw-dropping collections that have hit the runway in the past couple of weeks, not to mention the runways they hit!
BUT... I think I have a current favourite....Jason Wu.
Wu truly stepped up this season with his signature seamless elegance infused in some places with a slightly luxury sportswear flavour. With everything from classic suits to indulgent tulip dresses to the breathtaking finale of his vibrant red column dress Wu is said to have been inspired by
" the beautiful photographs from Robert Polidori's book Parcours Museologique Revisite, which documents the restoration process of Versailles over a 25-year period. I love the contrast between the opulent decors with the raw materials seen mid-construction."

 clearly you can see the inspiration in the guilded mirror lined runway and the grandiose chandeliers in boxes giving an opulence otherwise requiring an extravagant venue.

Personally, my favourite piece was the slit charcoal column dress, and hey if Wu was once good enough for the first lady herself....then he is more than divine for me!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner 2011!!!!

Christopher Kane has been graciously hailed the winner of the 2011 BFC/VOGUE  Fashion Fund!
This prestigious award is no doubt one which many new designers would give anything to receive but despite tough competition Kane managed to snap it up! Not only does the lucky winner get the recognition that comes alongside being crowned the Fashion Fund winner and invaluable mentoring they also receive £200,000 to boost their flourishing business!

As I said the competition was definitely well chosen and made it a true achievement for Kane to win. Here are just a few of my favorite competitors: Charlotte Dellal for Charlotte Olympia, Peter Pilotto and Nicholas Kirkwood.
Nicholas Kirkwood

Charlotte Olympia

Peter Pilotto

Kane's business really is blooming whilst after his stunning St.Martins graduate collection in 2006 he has been eagerly watched by many a fashionista.... and he definitely has not disappointed! He is fast becoming one of those in competition to be called one of the future greats and never struggles to fill the front row with people reported to have been sitting on the stairs to catch his debut collection and since then he constantly creates new and exciting collections using everything from floral patterns to tough denim. Kane really is a deserving winner and if Alexandra Shulman says so... who am I to argue?! 
"I am delighted that Christopher has won the second BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award," Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman said. "The shortlist was very strong and we were impressed by the level of talent which was inspiring. Christopher and Tammy have worked immensely hard and it is wonderful to see a designer with his vision and commitment rewarded."

S/S '011

Graduate collection