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The highly anticipated Pam Hogg show was as fashionably late as ever. But it's always worth the wait.

The designer, known for her trademark catsuits and skintight dresses took a more romantic turn for spring/summer 2019. The collection, named 'Dr Hogg's Fantastic Fabulon' was a techni-colour dream, with hazy silhouettes in soft shades and frivolous frills.

Extravagant head pieces threatened to topple the models as they demanded attention from their sheer height. Explosions of tulle burst from skirts, sleeves and even shoes. These candy coloured frills in pink, yellow and baby blue were in contrast to large areas of exposed skin.

In keeping with the otherworldly theme, eyelashes were elongated down the cheek, creating an eery doll-like look.

A sensational show that was made to entertain, dazzle and impress. Pam Hogg proves her creative mastermind once again.

Words: Sunna Naseer | Fashion Week Press | @sunna_naseer
Images: Martina Bruno | Fashion Week Photographer

We may have just hit the Autumn equinox but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to sun. If you can’t quite accept that winter is on it’s way in the UK you can find highs of 40C after a 6 and a half hour flight to Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf.

It’ll cost you around £300 to fly to this historic nation, the centre of major trade routes since antiquity. In the capital, Manama you’ll find busy souks full of spices peals, amazing carpets and hand woven fabric (interior lovers up your baggage allowance now).

Fraser Suites Seef Bahrain are a great option for accommodation, right next to Manama and just a short trip to the Bahrain National Museum where you can learn the fascinating history of the Portuguese and Persian Past of the city.

Other must visit historical sites are the crumbling ruins of the old Dilmun civilizations, the mighty fortress of Qalat Al Bahrain, and for more recreational activities look no further than famous scuba diving sites and quaint desert towns spotted across the country.

Here are our top tips when in Bahrain:

  • Traditional Arabic coffee is regularly served in cafes in it's original form - that means no milk and no sugar, drinking coffee is part of important rituals in Bahrain. When you drink it take the cup in your right hand and always accept two cups (one will embarrass the host, while three will embarrass everyone else).
  • Bahrain is very permissive when it comes to alcohol, but public intoxication is illegal and is often severely punished so be respectful and be careful.
  • Most restaurants add a service charge between 10 and 15 percent, so tipping is usually unnecessary. Also, avoid tipping taxi drivers as they often overcharge foreigners.
  • Be aware of the dates you're travelling - For example Muslims are required to fast during daylight hours throughout the holy month of Ramadan. It is important for visitors to respect this tradition by not eating, drinking, or smoking in public throughout the month.

Malaysian designer, Cassey Gan, clearly has an eye for geometry. A lively and vibrant palette in bold prints embodies her spring summer 2019 collection, revealed at Fashion Scout's show at Freemason's Hall.

In reaction to Malaysia's altering political scene, the bright and colourful aesthetic stands for her hopeful and optimistic spirit. Inspired by David Hockney's sixties pop art, Cassey Gan uses strokes of colour and print-on-print to create a sense of controlled chaos, reminiscent of Hockney's work.

For the first time in 60 years, Malaysia has seen a change of government; and with change comes uncertainty. To rival this feeling of unease, Cassey Gan has focused on the bright future that this could bring for younger generations with the spirit of nationalism and patriotism demonstrated throughout the entire country.

Having grown up in a country that is very diverse in culture, the designer is accustomed to being inclusive. She always designs with customers of all races and different sizes in mind. This outlook is also apparent at her shows, using a diverse range of models.

Words: Sunna Naseer | Fashion Week Press | @sunna_naseer
Images: Eloise Peachey |Fashion Week Photographer | @eloisepeacheyphoto

Glistening, glittering, magical. Paula Knorr's dazzling collection for spring/summer 19 was designed to take your breath away.

With a showstopping presentation held at 180 The Strand, this German designer pulled out all the stops with her expert draping and cutting skills, having honed them at Peter Pilotto, after graduating from the prestigious Royal College of Art.

For SS19, Knorr plays with the contrast between volume and fitted silhouettes. Body-con off-the-shoulder ruffled styles are juxtaposed with oversized cape contours and fluidity.

Along with soft crepe and shiny metallic lame, fabrics like lightweight jersey are used, fused with Swarovski crystal embroidered mini-dresses. Crystal banding is also present on draped shift dresses, creating movement at the hem.

Illusion tulle is printed with glittery clouds to create translucent textures. Sequins are interwoven with light cotton for a summery feel.

The colour palette combines soft pastels with warm pink, orange and steel blue. A dreamy combination to match the statement jewellery pieces created in collaboration with design duo, Rathel & Wolf.

Every look demands attention; each as stunning as the next.

A truly elegant and feminine collection of irresistible eveningwear glamour.

Words: Sunna Naseer | Fashion Week Press | @sunna_naseer
Images: Tegan Rush | Fashion Week Photographer | @tegan.photography

London Fashion Week is where we get all our style tips - the place to wear the most fabulous outfits of the season while taking note of what to be wearing for the next!

So, now that the SS19 shows have come to an end we can take our eyes away from the catwalk and focus on what we spotted off the runway. Our favourites (to name a few) feature bursts of orange, wild prints, checks on checks, full on fringing and not forgetting 70s inspired florals. Whether you were flying solo or a power couple, serious coordination was key and caught our attention wherever we turned! You heard and saw it here first, these are the trends we'll be watching this autumn.

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Words: Andrea McCaul | Fashion Week Press | @andreaelizam
Images: Eloise Peachey | Fashion Week Photographer | @eloisepeacheyphoto