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Eudon Choi’s SS18 collection might have been showcased in an intimate studio space at The Store, but the designers’ overseas inspirations succeeded in imagining that modernist French Villa from which he drew his inspiration.

Inspired by Eileen Gray’s coastal retreat, Choi’s architectural influences were marked by the strong emphasis he placed on structure; the contrast of clean necklines with asymmetric frills and bishop sleeves giving classic masculine tailoring a feminine edge.

The show kicked off to a steady beat in monochrome. Straight-cut tailoring and longline shift dresses, lifted by a splash of colour-blocking from the accessories: vibrant shoes or stylised cylinder bags hung in military fashion.

Coastal influences came into play with a slight change in the colour scheme, as black-on-white took a turn for sea-breeze blues and varying shades of white. Nautical stripes in laid-back cotton, giving refined air to relaxed fit of the designs – that French-girl styling, both acutely tomboy and effortlessly feminine.

No-fuss necklines, featured a distinct lack of collars in favour of a clean, minimalist look, emphasised by the wash of pale blues and whites.

This stripped back approach was complimented by the au-natural hair and make-up, allowing the eye to focus completely on the shape and structure of the designs. The only abstract allusion to the structural theme, that jagged eyeliner, elongated straight out toward the temple.

Lightweight cotton jackets prevail into next season, with tailoring becoming more casual and our suits becoming far less work, and far more play.

Words: Scarlett Sangster | Fashion Week Press | @scarlettgracehs

Images: Tegan Rush | Fashion Week Photographer | @tegan.photography

I’m sure that the usual clientele of Phonica Records in Soho were more than a little perplexed as a constant stream of fashion week glitterati arrived in the shop and eagerly headed through a doorway at the back, never to be seen again. But this wasn’t a tale of a lion, a witch and a wardrobe; this was Sophia Webster’s AW17 presentation.

Down a set of stairs and around a couple of corners, we sipped on snow cones as we arrived in the designer’s very own Narnia. Snowdrifts spilled over the floor, glassy ice sculptures cooled the room and sharp seats were covered in white fur throws, all setting the scene for this season’s muse – the Ice Queen.

A delightful mash-up of the best wintery characters in pop-culture, Webster’s AW17 woman is as fearless Jadis, as independent as Elsa and as frosty as The Snow Queen, all whilst also having a penchant for decadent accessories and sparkling finishing touches.

In a slight departure from the designer’s signature style, designs are muted, yet still show-stopping – strappy heels drip with diamonds, pastel pop bags are pared back with silvery metallics and clutches come wrapped in fur. Nodding to previous collections, playful slogans return to bags and even thigh-high boots, emblazoned in bright rainbow shades that remind us of Webster’s love of colour.

Each facet of the Ice Queen’s personality is represented in the styles around the snowy landscape. Chunky black platform boots show off her tenacious attitude, spiky metallic florals speak of her pretty but fierce nature and pink faux fur reveals her strong sense of femininity.

Paired with opulent velvet coats and cascading tulle dresses, Sophia Webster’s I Scream for Ice Queens collection is at once the embodiment of both our inner princess and resting bitch face, encapsulating all that we would like to seem to the outside world. Away from the dream-like setting of the Vinyl Factory basement, worn instead with a great pair of jeans and a long winter coat, the pieces are the ideal way to bring that part of ourselves out from the back of the wardrobe, strutting it instead down London streets for all to see and admire.

Words: Katharine Bennett | Fashion Week Press | @misskatebennett

Images: Amie Charlot | Fashion Week Photographer | @amiecharlot

Founded in London, A,M is a new luxury brand that combines utilitarian design influences with modern streetwear to create colourful and timeless men’s luggage. A,M is a collaboration between English art director Matt Gill and Swedish designer Ann Nelvig.

The inaugural collection, launching for SS17, is comprised of four soon to be iconic styles. The Hungerford is a trapezoid sports holdall, The Fernley is a backpack, The Shifford is a classic sports holdall and The Furze is a mini flight bag executed in full grain leather. Each style comes in five distinctive colourways.

Superior in construction and minimalist in design, all products are meticulously crafted in Italy with high quality Swedish and Italian components. Recurring signature details include a hidden zipped exterior webbing pocket for added security, sunken webbing loops, parallel zipper piping with contrasting black pullers and repeat A,M logo embossed details.

M24 red duffNeed a sturdy bag for your Christmas trip home or winter holiday? Conscious of the environment? Love a pop up? You are totally in the right place.

The founder of M-24 began designing after becoming frustrated at his ski equipment damaging the bags he took on trips. The sturdy, waterproof range now includes a variety of different styles, appealing to those looking for durability and something a little unique.

All of the lorry tarpaulins are salvaged from the UK's roads, and all manufacture happens in Somerset.

This November you can grab yourself a one-of-a-kind bag from M-24 while you can: you'll find a unique and stylish product range at Old Street Station for a limited time only this November.

Hand-crafted from recycled lorry tarpaulin sourced in the UK, each piece is unique, incredibly hardwearing and waterproof.

Entrepreneur Mat Dusting, who founded M-24 in 2012, initially created bags for skiers and snowboarders looking for tough and long- products to carry their equipment. Word spread about the quality and durability of the bags and now the range has now grown to include vibrant signature duffels, messengers, backpacks, colourful totes and tough covers for laptops and tablets that appeal to anyone who prides themselves on their individual style.

M-24 Pop Up Shop, Old Street Station. Mon 9 – Sun 22 November 2015. Nearest tube: Old Street. Opening hours 09.00-19:00

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We're loving the fresh new pastels coming from the new Paul’s Boutique Spring Summer 2015 Campaign. There's a whole new premium price point and look for the brand this summer which is goo dand bad - good for the look for sure but not so great for affordability.

Paul's Boutique began its steady repositioning in 2013, which saw it redesign the entire accessories range for a more mature aesthetic in order to become a mid-market player. They also dropped the clothing line and pull out of younger stockists such as Bank and begin selling in John Lewis as well as its own newly designed website.

The rebranding also produced a new logo and striped back design, inspired by clean lines and subtle textures and has helped to increased their stockist too over 400 retailers worldwide including high-end retailers such as Galleries Lafayette. The plans for 2015 and beyond are impressive, this is a brand who is carving a whole new space for themselves in not only the UK but the global marketplace.

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