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Celia Birtwell returns to Uniqlo for AW13 collection

After the success of the SS13 collection, Uniqlo have just announced the return of British textile designer, Celia Birtwell, for their AW13 season. This time round the collection will include 100% silk dresses, shirts, scarves and a line of HEATTECH t-shirts. The range will feature some of Celia’s most …


LFW Interview: Manuela Dack

Innovative experimentation with luscious leathers and sumptuous silks are the now-trademark characteristics of this Vauxhall Fashion Scout newcomer. The quality cuts and delicate detailing echo the designer’s prevailing ethos for stellar craftsmanship. This is translated through the presence of layered embellishments – beading and embroidery, peekaboo sheers and printed leathers- …


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LFW Interview: Basso & Brooke

More is more’ is the motto of arch-maximalists Basso and Brooke. And when they produce hit show after hit show, who are we to contradict them? The Anglo-Brazilian design duo’s AW12 collection displayed all the feverish eclecticism and breathtakingly innovative collage techniques that have won them fans as varied



LFW Interview: Maria Grachvogel

Set in The Savoy’s Lancaster ballroom, Maria Grachvogel brought us the ultra feminine. So much so that her inspirations verged on a feminist view of dress, through the freedom that loose clothes and trousers bring to women. After all, a girl doesn’t have to be in a LBD to look



LFW: Michael Van Der Ham – Interview

The follow-up to Michael Van Der Ham’s name-making  collection – a gorgeous selection of gem-toned crushed velvet frocks, you’ll recall – looks set to solidify is reputation as one of the most exciting young womenswear designers around today. A zingy, sundrenched collection, it featured every pastel shade imaginable, while fabrics



LFW: Amanda Wakeley

We scored a last-minute ticket to Amanda Wakeley’s show at Somerset House and managed to dash in just as the doors closed on the way back from Fashion East. To be honest, we weren’t expecting great things, and the crowd said it all: middle-aged. The collection was pleasant; beautifully-tailored long …



LFW: À la Disposition

One slice of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout cake, label À la Disposition, flaunted its A/W ’11 collection this fashion week.  Some of the key features from this season included bunny ear-style collars on a range of shirts, puffed sleeves and ruching around the neckline.  Continuing the trend of yester-season, high-waisted …



LFW: Bernard Chandran

The bold brights at Bernard Chandran were the perfect antidote to the SAD (and onset of trench foot) incurred after spending a tad too long queuing in the wet and miserable weather. The show was held in a decadent Victorian ballroom within Northumberland House, which provided a stunning and contrasting …


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LFW: Maria Francesca Pepe

The Freemasons Hall at Vauxhall Fashion Scout proved to be an appropriately eerie setting for the Maria Francesca Pepe’s presentation. Accompanied by sinister, haunting music and red lighting, Pepe showcased a darkly gothic combination of sheer dresses and spiked gold and silver jewellery. The models, positioned on plinths like Classical …



LFW: Mulberry

Mulberry, the champions of all things British, served up a suitably patriotic feast for their A/W11 collection.

The venue- Claridges ballroom- was transformed into an English country landscape. The walls draped in green foliage, the little red toadstool cup-cakes on offer and a background sound of birds tweeting all helped …