Collaborations between high street brands and upcoming designers have grown in popularity over the last few seasons, providing a perfect platform for these creative individuals to get recognition in the hard-to-break-in-to fashion industry. For the 5th year running, British label Warehouse continues its partnership with the British Fashion Council to find the next design talent and for Spring/Summer 2014 Philli Wood has been given the chance to showcase her outstanding work.
Parka Style Shirt Dress, £90.00
Roll Neck Jumper Dress with Cable Knit, £45.00
A panel of industry experts including Lisa Bryne, Design Director at Warehouse, and Caroline Rush, the Chief Executive at the BFC, chose this year’s winner Philli Wood whose final collection, which was showcased at the University of Westminster Graduate show in May 2013, presented exceptional ability, innovation and relevance to the current and future profile of the Warehouse brand.
Crop Cable Jumper, £45.00
Abstract Knit Print Jogger, £60.00
Philli got to experience the full journey from the initial design process, through production, then finally to the campaign creation and PR launch making the six month placement with Warehouse an exciting start to the designer’s career.
Topshop Unique is one of the only high street brands to show at London Fashion Week, attracting a crowd of the most style savvy celebs and top industry specialists such as Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Daisy Lowe and Poppy Delevinge who went to see the showing of the label’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. Eager to see what styles and trends lay ahead, this unveiling of the latest range promises an abundance of texture, print and layering.
The mixture of top notch designs and impeccable styling makes Topshop Unique a fashion force to be reckoned with. Injected with an almost tomboy theme the models, including British beauty Jourdan Dunn, rocked numerous high-end looks to rival big named designers.
A parade of blue, mustard, beige, camel and grey ensembles made for a luxury autumn colour palette whilst the clothing was belted at the waist and strategically shrugged off the shoulder for a relaxed feel and a reflection of how women love to dress.
It’s crazy to think London Fashion Week has been and gone! In a flurry of clothing, accessories and makeup, top designers showcased an array of exciting upcoming trends that will have the fashion world buzzing for weeks. Included in the line-up was Venezuelan-born designer Liz Black who, for her Autumn/Winter 2014 presentation in connection with Fashion Scout, collaborated with Face Lace which produces non-fade, non-smudge ready-to-wear makeup designs to create an ultimate beauty statement.
Liz chose to set up her own label to give her the freedom to express her individual creativity. Her designs exude a minimal and elegant aesthetic with the focus being on wearable statement pieces with a timeless appeal, emphasising chic and impeccably tailored structures that complement the feminine silhouette.
For the designer’s AW14 collection, surrealist painter Salvador Dali was the muse so there was a bountiful array of minimalistic outfits with hints of eccentric detailing such as the bold lips featured as the hem of a dress. To compliment these intriguing looks, founder of Face Lace Phyllis Cohen designed beautiful ready-to-flaunt makeup looks which added to the surreal theme of the presentation.
Liz Black said:
“Phyllis and I had an instant connection. When I first mentioned Dali I could see sparkles in her eyes. We couldn’t have understood each other any better.”
Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Wed 5th February 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Industry News
Luxury British brand Radley is becoming known for its limited edition designs and has once again collaborated with the British Heart Foundation to launch a very special capsule collection aimed at bringing awareness and support for the important work the charity does. So whether you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day, adore the colour red or are a handbag fanatic, this classic range is one to take notice of.
The five piece Corinna collection consists of a leather tote, pocket bag, purse and coin purse which are all made from Volvo leather in bright cherry red and finished with a hand stitched heart design for a subtle contrast. There is also a canvas tote with a speckled rose red pattern which is ideal for day trips. Each style is practical, stylish and will be a firm favourite for Radley shoppers plus from every sale made, 15% will go to the British Heart Foundation.
The BHF Radley Collection is available in all Radley stores and online at Radley.co.uk throughout February 2014 with prices ranging from £10.00 to £209.00.
Much-loved and award winning makeup brand bareMinerals has announced its sponsorship of Mark Fast’s Autumn/Winter 2014 show at London Fashion Week this February. This is the second season the mineral based beauty label has teamed up with the knitwear designer further cementing their partnership and shared purpose of helping women feel confident in their own skin.
To celebrate this exciting collaboration, Mark Fast has designed a limited-edition makeup bag exclusively for bareMinerals that will be available to customers from the 14th February 2014. Every person who purchases any bareMinerals product during LFW will receive this stylish beauty accessory so what better excuse to hit the shops this month. Fill your exclusive bag with the latest essentials from the brand to create catwalk worthy looks!
Taking inspiration from Mark Fast’s AW14 range, the makeup bag alludes to the mystery of a woman and at first glance the splash of vibrant pink set against black seems to be an abstract design, but on closer inspection appears as a seductive image of a woman’s face – understated yet remarkably interesting.
A wearable version of the runway beauty looks, designed by bareMinerals International Makeup Artist Sarah Jane Froom for Mark Fast, will also be available for customers to trial exclusively at the bareMinerals complexion bar in Selfridges London, Birmingham and Manchester, and also in the brand’s boutiques nationwide from 14th – 28th February 2014. This is a fantastic opportunity for beauty enthusiasts to try out something different and pick up some useful tips for the future without feeling too tied down to one extreme style as catwalk makeup is sometimes known to be OTT. Knowing how to recreate these runway looks for everyday occasions will instantly give you a confidence boost. I can’t wait to see what Mark Fast’s Autumn/Winter 2014 LFW show has in store for us now!