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ON|OFF returned for its 15th annual showcase at London Fashion Week 2017, presenting the seasons’ three most exciting international talents: Jack Irving, Luke Anthony Rooney and CAPLANENTWISLE.

To kick off what would prove to be one of the most diverse catwalks of the week, the ON|OFF showcase took on the invigorating atmosphere of a music concert, thanks live a performance from the equally rising talents of London based indie-pop band, Stereo Honey.

 

First out on the catwalk was the SS18 collection “Resort”, by CAPLANENTWISLE. Adam Entwisle and Emma Caplan joined forces after graduating from Central St Martins in 1999, going on to found not one, but two cult labels, Horace and Buddhist punk as famously worn by The Rolling Stones.

Now, the eponymous design team return, with a collection inspired by the reformed millennial attitude toward freedom and diversity. Oversized jackets, frayed hems and hand-painted denim infused the collection with that raw, unrefined sense of reckless youth. A mood surmised by the classic-cut slogan tee professing, ‘we are all colour here’.

Luke Anthony Rooney’s signature colourful designs followed on seamlessly. Less rough-and-ready around the edges perhaps, Rooney’s SS18 collection continued the relaxed vision of millennial society.

Silk slip dresses and easy-fit tailoring provided a sophisticated sense of elegance, light, airy fabrics creating a sense of movement, while the playful use of colour and simple hair and makeup styling, added to the youthful feel of the collection.

Jack Irving brought something a touch more extravagant to the catwalk. Having famously designed for Lady Gaga, Irving’s blow-up designs can certainly not be classed as ready-to-wear…

We can’t be certain where Iriving gets his inspiration for these avant-garde pieces, but whether he’s an avid deep-sea diver or got abducted by aliens as a child, his SS18 designs are nothing short of fabulous.

From metallic warrior-esque body-suits, to what looked like inflatable anemones, his models both shocked and commanded the catwalk in incredible platform heels.

There’s no doubt that ON|OFF presents has this year succeeded in promoting three soon-to-be dominating design talents.

Words: Scarlett Sangster | Fashion Week Press | @scarlettgracehs

Images: Rosemary Pitts |Fashion Week Photographer|@rosemarypitts

New for SS13 are Uggs heels  - yep you read right - heels.

Ugg are bring out a range of cork heeled wedges fo the summer that wrap up your feet in summery scarf material and above all keep things comfortable.

We were a bit concerned when we thought of a comfy boot brand making summer wedges but we shouldn't have been. We are loving the colours and patterns and will certainly be investing in a pair of these beauties for the summer months.

You'll find these heels on the Ugg site now and they start at £120.

Cara Delevingne fronts Karl Lagerfeld X Melissa heel collaboration.

Mr Chanel aka Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with Brazilian designer Melissa to produce 4 glorious designs.  The Chanel designer's collection features concave heels balanced off with a platform.  He leaves his signature with ice cream cones and stripes.   Lagerfeld: "It's not the first time I've done shoes. I design footwear the same way I design clothes - with a feeling I express in my design," continued Lagerfeld. "I had never worked with plastic in this way before, it's not the classic technique. I am used to working with more traditional techniques for Fendi, Chanel and Lagerfeld shoes."

Cara Delevingne fronts the campaign in an interesting dominatrix outfit.

Karl Lagerfeld x Chloe delvinge

karl-shoesThere will be 4 seasons of the collaboration.  Click here for more details

Words : Natalie Chow

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In the words of Marilyn Monroe: “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world”.  Our favourite Sex and the City girl has finally paid the price for wearing those oh so coveted shoes.  After many years of Manolos, Louboutins and Jimmys it appears SJP has trouble wearing high heels these days.   However, she puts this down to wearing “Jimmy cheaps”.

"For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels. I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained.  But then I did 'I Don't Know How She Does It', and I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said, you know, [Kate Reddy] could not afford really good footwear. So I got [lower priced] shoes and the bottoms weren't leather, they were plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle. I went to a foot doctor and he said, Your foot does things it shouldn't be able to do. That bone there... You've created that bone. It doesn't belong there.”

This could be the excuse we have all been looking for, quality over quantity.  We’ll ignore the fact that she did 18 hour days in beautiful but tower high heels for 6 seasons.  Just don’t blame SJP or designer heels for extra bones in your foot.

Natalie Chow