London Fashion Week: Giles

Although London Fashion Week well and truly done and dusted, the impacts of this full on week quite clearly still linger in the air, so what better time to revisit some of our favourite collections?

The second last day of LFW presented us with Giles, by Giles Deacon. This collection took a new direction to many of the trends we are seeing now; with the main focus’ being on colour blocking and lace. However, this was also extended with an interesting shattered glass print.

Although I appreciate the aesthetics of colour blocking, the combination of the shattered glass print and the flirtatious lace design is most certainly what drew my attention. The considered shapes of the Twiggy style shift, the figure hugging and the long dresses accentuates the impact this lace has on creating a sense of femininity.

With the Australian climate stepping into Spring, I am very keen to put this look into action for those warm, carefree, sunny days.

Here are some other pieces from the collection. Images from London Fashion Week

Sammy Jade xx

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My Time At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

As I’ve mentioned, I spent this week immersed in the fast paced and exciting world of the fashion industry, being selected as one of the few to work as part of the Fashion Week Team, where I had the opportunity to work back stage with the models, as well as front of house, assisting in the organisation of various aesthetical properties of the catwalk and it’s surrounding room.
It was one of the best experiences to say the least.

Having the opportunity to work so closely within the industry, I gained so much knowledge, in particular the hours of work before hand that goes into a 15 minute show. This was experienced during my time of ushering the Watson X Watson show, as well as An Ode To No One.

Watson X Watson displayed an array of designs consisting of pastels, metallic, block colours, feminine shapes, as well as a contrast of ‘boyfriend-esque’designs.

However, it was the ambiance that filtered the room which really achieved a magic persona. This was created through a creative construction of tree branches, which were decorated with rows of flowers which were flurescently stained to glow in the dark. A fresh colour palette was achieved through pure white seating, as well as gift bags. This ultimate contrast was the fluorescent WxW sign which was positioned centre front and became the centrepiece, glowing throughout the room.
An overall nature vibe was achieved for the entire show.

An Ode To No One, presented us with symmetry and femininity. This was achieved through pastels, and lineage which brought to light the female form.

The guests were presented with a bag containing products from their sponsors. Positioned next to it, was a beautiful blue orchid which brought to life the entire white room through its simplicity and vibrancy.

It was however, the privilege I received on the first day that over came all other experiences for the rest of my week.

Dressing for the Whitney Eve show was one of the most exciting experiences, I was able to catch a glimpse into the glitz and glamour of the high fashion and fast paced industry, learning to quickly change the models before they were due back out on the catwalk, while having been surrounded by people such as Joh Bailey, Lara Bingle, Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage, Jay Lyon from The Hills, and even Whitney Port herself who were all back stage before the show. It was a dream come true.

Lets not forget about the garments. Whitney Eve displayed her Whitney Eve collection, as well as her WE collection, which will be sold in Sportsgirl around August. These collections channeled the classic, youthful woman with her vibrant designs which accentuated the wearers figure, as well as being combined with feminine drapage and soft fabrics and patterns. They were all very wearable, a perfect collection for the Sportsgirl shopper.

Images Via: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: http://australia.mbfashionweek.com

I hope everyone had a wonderful, fashion filled week.

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Sammy Jade xx