Teatum Jones collection presents Joy, Sadness and Hope expressed by unique women at London Fashion Week AW18

 

 

Teatum Jones AW18

 

The Teatum Jones collection is presented in the emotions of Joy, Sadness and Hope expressed by 25 unique women who embody the Teatum Jones spirit.

The collection was unveiled at London Fashion Week AW18.

The bold, confident, creative and smart women include Munroe Bergdorf, Kelly Knox, singer Foxes, editor Sophia Neophitou and activist Caryn Franklin.

Teatum Jones takes us on a journey through their moments of intense joy, sadness and hope by asking the women from different social back grounds, different ages and different ethnicities three questions about their most instinctive human emotions.

These intimate and sometimes raw conversations have been recorded in a film premiered in the show.

The unity of these shared emotions is tied together in a series of floral and geometric prints and jacquards that sit within a colour palette representing each of the emotive themes.

 

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Intense joy manifests in a palette of explosive red and burgundy tones, passionate pinks and crisp cornflour blue.

Neon pink florals are flocked onto vibrant red organza in pleated asymmetric hem lines and gathered sleeves.

Fluid two-tone super wide pant suits sit alongside two tone chunky British knits and voluminous magenta silk satins.

 

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Intense sadness reveals itself in a palette of deep midnight navy, intense royal blue and fresh winter ivory.

An almost black-navy is woven as textural fil-coupe and panelled with pleated silk satins.

Oversized graphic florals are flocked onto tonal navy organzas in pleated skirts, dresses and over-dyed silk satins.

Draped tops are layered beneath signature large-scale geometric jacquards woven with chunky woollen yarns.

 

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Hope is brought together in a simple fresh palette of white, ivory and cream.

Injected with bright mustard, soaring reds and a rich bordeaux.

Hand painted florals printed onto jacquard silks are gathered into exaggerated draped sleeves in dresses, tops and reimagined Teatum Jones shirt dresses.

And to add glamour to the show, the celebrities on the front row included Chloe Lloyd, Laura Pradelska, Fleur East and Louisa Connolly-Burnham.

 

Louisa Connolly-Burnham

Louisa Connolly-Burnham

Laura Pradelska

Laura Pradelska

Fleur East

Fleur East

Chloe Lloyd

Chloe Lloyd

 

SHAPES, SILHOUETTES

The AW18 collection features a series of classic Teatum Jones silhouettes that offer women a striking balance of reality with romance.

Signature oversized statement coats, tailored suits with belted eyelet straps and fluid, poetic dresses feature with tiers of gathered sleeves and asymmetric hem lines.

Movement of fabric is key to the AW18 silhouettes as seen in the signature pleated handkerchief hems and overflowing gathered sleeves of the Alex Dress. 

Fluidity and movement of these pieces demonstrate femininity, empowerment and a freedom in expressing these three core emotions.

Sensual suiting is updated with deep pleated wide leg pants and even stronger shoulders lines.

Signature cut out sleeves previously reserved for knitwear moves into elevated tailoring in crepe evening jackets in crisp snow white.

Signature industrial sized eyelets continue to feature adjustable straps and embellish the back of coats in a playful nod to winter layers and bold hand painted prints that lay beneath.

Aadnevik inspired Swan Lake AW18 collection at London Fashion Week

Aadnevik AW18

 

London-based fashion designers Hila Aadnevik and Kristian Aadnevik presented their new Swan Lake inspired collection at London Fashion Week AW18.

The designers adopt the classic story of Odette and Odile where white and black are contrasted against each other.

It is about good and evil, romance and tragedy but more than anything – undying love.

The designers said: “For us it is about our muse who can be both strong, seductive and free but also fragile, soft and loving. 

“As Tchaikovsky’s ballet, she is the one and same heroine.”

 

Aadnevik AW18

Aadnevik AW18

Aadnevik AW18

Aadnevik AW18

 

The Black and the White Swan are epitomised through the use of light feathers and delicately hand embroidered swan appliques on the dresses.

Halves of pearls in black and white mirror the yin and yang of the collection where both the light and the dark attract contradictory and exist inseparable.

Silver metal enclose the pearls as to illustrate the confinement of the lake of tears.

The delicate French lace is adorned with black and red hearts, beads, crystals, stars, feathers and flowers.

Ethereal tulle gowns sparkle like the stars reflected in the water and light chiffon with swan prints float in the air.

The pieces in the contrasting collection encapsulates the light and dark of the love story it tells.

 

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Vin + Omi showcases new synthetic wool and textiles at London Fashion Week

Vin + Omi AW18

Vin + Omi has showcasednew range of soft synthetic wool and textiles in its collection at London Fashion Week.

The We Are Not Sheep AW18 show featured the brand’s synthetic wool and textiles produced from salvaged plastic from ocean and river clean up operations. 

The show’s revealing pieces highlighted new ways of working with UK organic materials such as a chestnut ‘leather’.

The eco textiles have been developed solely by the brand.

No – kill Llama and rare breed sheep fleece has been also incorporated into the show.

This has been collected from smallholders who clip their pets annually while allowing them a full natural lifespan.

VIN + OMI have a large international celebrity following and have worked with public figures from Pamela Anderson to Michelle Obama.

This show was introduced via a special mesage by Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Matt Katz Bohen from New York.

Celebrity models also walked in the show including UK iconic actress Jane Horrocks and Game of Thrones actress Laura Pradelska, who walked alongside up and coming rap star Tino Kamal and singer Julius Cowdrey who made his catwalk debut.

Vin+Omi are pleased to be part of the British Fashion Council’s Positive Fashion platform, an initiative designed to celebrate industry best practice and encourage future business decisions to create global change.

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Katie Eary unveils first womenswear line with Powerpuff Girls collaboration at London Fashion Week

Katie Eary X The Powerpuff Girls collaboration

Katie Eary has unveiled her first womenswear collection in an autumn/winter 18 collaboration with The Powerpuff Girls at London Fashion Week.

The 15-piece collection includes tops, sweatshirts, dresses and trousers, as well as a “mini-me” range for powerful women and aspiring young girls.

The collaboration with the Cartoon Network’s original ambassadors of girl power pays homage to girl power with a fully `Powerpuffed’ backdrop and an all-girl skateboarding squad.

Katie says: “I wanted to take the three superhero sisters with me into a new era of female empowerment. My collection celebrates diversity and breaking down gender stereotypes.

“So, I’ve combined my signature prints with luxe materials to signify boldness and grace. I hope my collection truly inspires a new generation of young women to feel empowered.”

Katie Eary X The Powerpuff Girls collaboration

Katie Eary X The Powerpuff Girls collaboration

Katie Eary X The Powerpuff Girls collaboration

Katie Eary X The Powerpuff Girls collaboration

The night was attended by industry trend-setters and insiders with celebrities including pop-star, Tallia Storm.

Brooklyn Beckham’s ex wore a Gucci top and sporty multicolour jacket with abstract designed jeans topped with a Gucci handbag with a butterfly embellishment on the front.

Tallia Storm

Katie also posed for photos with guests at the presentation at the Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, London.

The designer wore a shimmering top and skirt with a girl print and decorated hem.

Katie Eary X The Powerpuff Girls collaboration

London-based Katie will also create bespoke in-store displays and window concepts for retailers.

VP of Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA, Johanne Broadfield says: “What’s more, the fact that The Powepuff Girls has inspired Katie Eary’s first ever womenswear range is a fitting testament to the brand’s social relevance and aspirational appeal.”

The womenswear collection coincides with The Powerpuff Girls 20th Anniversary, which will honour the global phenomenon and its message of empowerment that resonates with generations of girls and young women.

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Blood Brother draws on national lottery for AW18 at London Fashion Week Men’s with celebrity front row

Blood Brother AW18

British brand, Blood Brother takes a look at the Instant Win, Instant Lifestyle promised by Camelot and The National Lottery for autumn/winter 2018 at London Fashion Week Men’s.

The collection reflects the `loaded expectancy’ of the current generation.

The lottery provides a get-rich-quick escape plan in an era defined by instant gratification.

Exploring the them of quick wins and `loadsamoney’, Blood Brother looks at the sinister side of immediate excess.

The front row included Jim Chapman, Oliver Cheshire, Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh, Betty Bachz and Ben Nordberg.

Blood Brother AW18 front row

Jim Chapman (c with tie), Oliver Cheshire, Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh, Betty Bachz and Ben Nordberg

 

Ollie Proudlock after the show

         Ollie Proudlock after the show

 

Jim Chapman after the show

       Jim Chapman after the show

Graphic prints continue to be a key feature of the Blood Brother style, featuring scratch cards, player receipts and symbols of ostentatious success such as the `Hot Tub Club’ and `Money Bags’.

Satin suit pieces in retro jewel colours, featuring the ultimate extravagance –  a pet tiger, paying homage to the depressing faded opulence of Las Vegas.

The collection references 80s ski wear, exotic animals and the ultimate `new money’ style icons – the gangsters.

Blood Brother AW18

Blood Brother AW18

Blood Brother AW18

Blood Brother AW18

Diamond quilted puffas and ski suits in Rolex green and metallic gold, gives a nod to luxury Chesterfield sofas.

Oversized ski salopettes and chalet knits in chenille wool complete the apres-ski look.

The theme of garish luxury is realised in clashing animal faux furs and snakeskin prints that are in perfect contrast to the menacing simplicity of the leather `gangster fit’ coats.

Repeat print Swarovski crystals embellishment across crisp white denim and luxurious tracksuits reflect the outlook of those with a penchant for life in the fast lane.

Blood Brother AW18

Blood Brother AW18

Blood Brother AW18

Blood Brother AW18

For AW18, the collection features a new hybrid silhouette for the season. A technical merge of the classic Blood Brother tracksuit, with tailoring details including bungy cords and a zippable lapel for a sartorial streetwear aesthetic.

Blood Brother continues its line of accessories, updating the popular cross body bag with drawstring pouch detailing and adding larger sizes of `stash-cash’ kit bags.

Scarves, hats and socks are all reimagined for the season in sulphur yellows and knitted golds.

For a second season, Blood Brother has partnered with Cutler & Gross with a selection of glasses that have been chosen from the archive collection.

The focus is on vintage frames in translucent and coloured lenses for a retro feel.

And Blood Brother has worked exclusively alongside luxury shoe brand, Jimmy Choo for four styles.

The styles include fur lined slip-ons and military style boots in black patent leather in addition to soft leather trainers in fresh whites, deep burgundy and black.

Blood Brother AW18

Blood Brother AW18

Labrum AW18 and Asics customisation launch at London Fashion Week Men’s

Labrum AW18 at London Fashion Week

London-based menswear brand, Labrum’s autumn/winter 2018 collection keeps attention on clean, effortless silhouettes combined with textured patterns.

The Freetown collection launched at London Fashion Week Men’s.

The colour palette is kept simple with a focus on  monochrome, navy and tartan.

The key fabric this season is the geometric diamond jacquard.

The fabric draws inspiration from the country of “gold and diamonds”, Sierra Leone and forms the basis of the brand’s classic tailored suit and freetown shirt with curve detailing on the lower placket.

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The AW18 collection also sees a shoe customisation collaboration with running brand, Ascis.

The brand announced on Instagram, Labrum had teamed up with Asics Tiger for an exclusive customisation project on their iconic GEL-Mai shoes. 

Only 60 pairs were made available for a friends and family release, and not general sale.

But for SS19, talks are ongoing on a possible wider release or other avenues of collaboration.

This season’s collection pays homage to the birthplace of Labrum’s founder, Foday Dumbuya of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The brand partnered with illustrator Masha Karpushina to showcase the individual aspects of working lives from the mountains to the sea, with each part playing a critical role in the harmonious ecosystem.

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Tonsure at London Fashion Week Men’s AW18

Tonsure AW18 at London Fashion Week Men's

Minimal and clean, with a hint of “darkness”, fabric and texture play a pivotal role at Tonsure’s London Fashion Week Men’s AW18 presentation.

Designer Malte Flagstad draws inspiration from 1980s New York, with the collection focusing on fabrication and textures associated from jersey, wools and leather.

Supported by The Woolmark Company, the collection references jersey’s, however is made predominantly from Merino wool.

Wool is celebrated in the collection. The fabric is highlighted through its construction and composition to resemble various shades of classic grey melange jersey and in iconic men’s wardrobe staples such as shirts and t-shirts from knitted wool panels. 

Tonsure AW18 at London Fashion Week Men's

A classic wool motif, such as herringbone, is given the appearance of a melange jersey in collaboration with Lanificio Subalpino.

An exclusive technical lightweight nylon print was developed with Limonta which features a classic Prince of Wales check that has been highlighted to become a new check pattern resembling wool. 

To present the collection, TONSURE manipulates dynamic projections to create an interactive journey through Manhattan using moving images, with a twisted, digital view of moving traffic against a dynamic city scape.

To intensify the experience, the showcase is accompanied by a mix of immersive music and sounds, all with relation to New York.

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Globe-Trotter Safari range unveiled at London Fashion Week SS18

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Depicting a world of infinite possibilities, Africa was the stage for Globe-Trotter’s iconic Safari SS18 range unveiled at London Fashion Week.

Inspired by journeys across the endless plains of Africa, the Globe-Trotter Safari range captures a sense of elegance and adventure with its natural leather belts and ivory cases – enticing the well-seasoned traveller to explore further.

The new collection features the same ivory shade on the suitcase body made out of vulcanised fibreboard with leather straps and corners in a striking Masai red – inspired by the fabrics, colours and landscapes seen across Kenya.

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Image: Globe-Trotter

The presentation was held at the prestigious Leica studio in Mayfair and included a Globe-Trotter limited edition Leica T bag made for SS18.

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Image: Globe-Trotter

A photographic exhibition of Adrian Steirn –considered one of the leading photographers and filmmakers creating work about Africa – was on display and showed a glimpse into his travels and adventures.

Globe-Trotter designer Charlotte Seddon said: “The Safari range, as well as being iconic, is a much-loved collection which we wanted to highlight this season.

“I was very much drawn to the beautiful designs and shades of the fabrics and loved that I could use the rich colours as part of the suitcase design.”

A collection of leather bags and accessories in the Propellor range, all made from textural pebble bull leather was also on display.

Handcrafted in Hertfordshire, England, the spring/summer 2018 collection will be available from early February 2018.

Image: Globe-Trotter

Image: Globe-Trotter

On/Off Presents Luke Rooney, Jack Irving and CAPLANENTWISLE at London Fashion Week SS18

On/Off Presents showcased emerging designers Luke Rooney, Jack Irving and CAPLANENTWISLE at London Fashion Week SS18.

The combined show brought to the runway the collections via a content rich event including live music from Stereo Honey, photography and live broadcasting.

The looks were shown consecutively and finished with a high-energy photo shoot by Filipe Phitzgerard.

On/Off Presents is celebrating 15 years of supporting British fashion, with its on schedule show and soon to be announced clothing line, together with a newly appointed and rigorous mentoring program.

Each season top emerging designers are selected to show their collections to international press and opinion formers.

Jiri Kalfar SS18 at London Fashion Week


Influenced by the humble honey bee, the Jiri Kalfar SS18 collection is a salute to the importance of looking after our planet and particular saving the bees.

The collection was presented in an exhibition and reception at London Fashion Week.

 


As with his previous collections, much of the focus and the main ethos of the brand is on sustainable, eco-friendly ways to produce luxury garments.

The SS18 men’s and women’s collection is an eclectic mix of semi-couture handmade pieces and more commercial items, using one-off materials reflecting the magic and colour of the bee.

 


Also inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s `intellectuals unite’ speech and climate revolution movement – the collection embodies these beliefs and presents the elements in the most glamorous way possible.

Sequins, velvet, lace and silk have been used to create elegant yet fierce pieces of clothing, with a mixture of daytime and occasion wear.

The colours used represent that of the bee, gold, black and florals to symbolise the fields and gardens that bees pollinate.

The SS18 collection continues to push the boundaries of gender fluidity and is innovative in its shapes and silhouettes, capturing the magic of the environment in all of its natural beauty – this is a collection for the Queen Bee.