Tag: Metallic

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

Today sees the launch of The Man Repeller per Superga campaign second collection and we are loving it. Full of pearlescent trainers for the summer in pastel and metallic shades they are perfect to fit many a trend going on this season - plus - and it's a major plus - they're comfy!

Check them out below.

The Man Repeller Per Superga 1.001

1. Shine

Surfaces are smoothed over with soft glazing and reflective materials. Think high shine and a plastic-look. Metallic, foil-like shine was seen all over the catwalks such as Preen. Erdem created luxurious metallic brocade fabric whilst Ashish created high shine with all over sequin embellishment.

Left to Right: Preen, Erdem, Ashish

Shine - Erdem Shine - Preen Shine - Ashish

2. Androgyny

A huge trend for next season is androgyny with soft tailoring, oversized pieces and a boxy silhouette. Sporty references can be seen in many collections from hooded jackets, wide leg baggy trousers and baseball tops. Tuxedo styling and utility detailing are also on the rise.

Left to Right: Christopher Kane, Eudon Choi, Richard Nicoll

Androgyny - Christopher Kane Androgyny - Eudon Choi Androgyny - Richard Nicoll

3. Ruffles

Big statement ruffles created volume for AW14 catwalks. They were bold and over the top such as at John Rocha where ruffles engulfed the models. Seen everywhere from necklines and cuffs right down to hemlines, head-to-toe ruffles are a big trend.

Left to Right: House of Holland, Simone Rocha, John Rocha

Ruffles - House of Holland Ruffles - Simone Rocha Ruffles - John Rocha

4. Patchwork

Patchwork fabric is back, be it in print form as seen at Nicole Farhi or in fur like Topshop Unique or Roksanda Ilincic. Jonathan Saunders brought patchwork into the modern age with a contemporary twist giving it a collage-type look. Mix together different prints and colours to create a bold look.

Left to Right: Nicole Farhi, Topshop Unique, Jonathan Saunders

Patchwork - Nicole Farhi  Patchwork - Topshop Unique Patchwork - Jonathan Saunders

5. Colour

Hot colours for next season include vibrant oranges, mustard and bright reds. This 70s inspired palette makes brown the new black with an injection of colour. Preen paired tomato red with mustard shoes whilst Lucas Nascimento and Emilia Wickstead used mustard to brighten up neutral browns. Jasper Conran opted for tangerine orange.

Left to Right: Preen, Lucas Nascimento, Jasper Conran

Colour - Preen Colour - Lucas Nascimento  Colour - Jasper Conran

Words: Sunna Naseer | Fashion Week Writer | @sunna_naseer

Images: catwalking.com