DEREK LAWLOR – AW12
You’d be forgiven for not noticing that Derek Lawlor works purely in the realm of knitwear – so innovative and sculptured are his designs. As part of a new burgeoning team of designers, his pieces challenge and redefine the boundaries of knitwear design. Lawlor created his own unique style of wax cording, which he returns […]
Jayne Pierson – MODRUN
Jayne Pierson’s biography is a truly attention-stealing read. Flitting between schools across the US in her youth, she mingled with the likes of Robert Smith and rose to attention with EMI-backed indie outfit, Gouge. Now a fully fledged fashion designer, Pierson sat down with Wonderland to discuss the dense concept behind her fall collection, Modrun.
KATIE EARY – Darker Side of the Fairy Tale
Katie Eary, one of London’s most promising young designers, showcased her AW12 collection Darker Side of the Fairy Tale today. We were treated to another viewing of her sombre short film – styled by Wonderland’s Wey Perry featuring interplaying textures and silhouettes – and sat down with Katie to discuss the darkly fantastical collection. Pick […]
SARAH SUMFLETH talks Art Deco, lace and street style
Fashion designer Sarah Sumfleth fuses on-trend sportswear influences with intricate lacework to create understatedly chic clothing. Currently sold in French and Belgian indie boutiques, as well as in America, Australia and Asia, Sumfleth’s designs are currently available in the UK from über-cool online retailer THEN AND NOW. Sumfleth shares the secret of that certain je […]
Sorapol – IRON GAP
We hit up Sorapol’s AW12 showcase at the Kevin Spacey-fronted arts space The Old Vic Tunnels last Friday. The disparate collection, titled Iron Gap, merged all things harsh and Germanic with the embroidered, furry and fun. Guests on the night included Boy George, Dr Christian Jessen, designer Christian Blanken, Philip Salon, Jodie Harsh, Lady Lloyd […]
Wonderkind: Confezioni Crosby
Benedetta Antonelli and Jonathan Joory are not your average couple. Following a jaunt to Detroit and Chicago, the pair sparked a connection between traditional American workwear and the femininity of Italian style, and so Confezioni Crosby was born. With a DNA of washed-out canvas dresses and bright yellow Fisherman’s jackets, the twosome have transformed utilitarian […]
PFW: Lanvin after-party
This AW12 Paris Fashion Week, we hit up the Lanvin after-party and bumped into Pharrell, Dita Von Tease and a horde of Moet-supping party revellers along the way. Here’s what we saw…
BACKSTAGE at LFW… Oliver Spencer
Thrills’n’spills – we ducked under the velvet rope at Oliver Spencer’s showcase this week, and revelled in all its nail-biting tension and pre-eminent excitement…
Katie Eary for WONDERLAND
Wonderland‘s Way Perry styled a video that opened Katie Eary’s AW12 showcase as part of London Fashion Week on Tuesday. For those who missed the show, or were keen to grab a closer look at the fantasy short – brimming with strangely placed taxidermy, sulky stares and elf-eared models – here it is in full: […]
London Fashion Week – JAMES LONG
As London Fashion Week drew to a close yesterday, we set up camp at James Long’s show and gazed longingly at his cotton-clad collection for AW12. Take a look at the side-stage and audience shots we came back with.
London Fashion Week – EMILIO DE LA MORENA
Emilio de la Morena presented another heavenly array of body-skimming pieces yesterday to a stylish crowd eager to see what the designer had to offer. Several designers have returned to their roots for inspiration this week and de la Morena was another to add to the list, evoking inspiration from his countries historical traditional dress.
London Fashion Week – HOLLY FULTON
Perhaps Holly Fulton was feeling a little nostalgic of summer when it came to designing her AW12 collection as neither the fabrics, nor the colour palette used for her offering was pragmatic for a typical British winter. Although, who ever said fashion has to be practical?
Diesel Black Gold AW12
Diesel Black Gold’s womenswear collection for autumn, was shown at New York’s Pier 57 last week as part of New York Fashion Week. A gaggle of stars, including actress Emily Rossum and model Amber Le Bon, attended the front row as svelte models unveiled a scaley, androgynous and detailed collection. Flick through the gallery to […]
London Fashion Week – DAVID KOMA
David Koma is a master of flaunting the female form. His AW12 collection yesterday stayed true to his signature disposition of contoured silhouettes but with a distinct air of seduction that has not been seen from the Koma woman before, which hardly surprised us considering Koma’s influence was drawn from Boldini’s portrayal of Marchesa Luisa […]
Dans La Vie – CLASH BEAUTY
Dans La Vie, spearheaded by Wasada University-graduate Rira Sugawara, is a particularly colour-conscious designing vehicle aimed at sucking in the work of contemporary music, fashion and art’s boldest statement makers – Andy Warhol, Madonna, McQueen – and spitting them back in collections no epilespy sufferer would go near. Sugawara showcased her AW12 collection ‘Clash Beauty’ […]
London Fashion Week – PRINGLE
Alistair Carr may only be in his sophomore season as Design Director at Pringle but based solely upon the performance executed today, we would have assumed he had been at it for years. The austere surroundings at Philips de Pury made sure that no attention was stolen away from the collection focused around the classic […]
London Fashion Week – PAUL SMITH
There’s a lot that men could learn from the ultra-cool Paul Smith woman, who paraded the double catwalk at The Royal Horticultural Halls yesterday.
London Fashion Week – ACNE
We had been expecting great things from Acne, but what materialised in the concrete surroundings at the Old Sorting Office exceeded our expectations tenfold. We were ushered to our seats, cocktails in hand and finding it hard to contain our excitement by the vast space filled with a buzzing audience.
London Fashion Week – HOUSE OF HOLLAND
Traditionally at a House of Holland showcase, Henry Holland’s nearest and dearest mass together, cheering his newest collection down the catwalk. and the performance yesterday did not disappoint: BFC’s newest Ambassador Alexa Chung alongside Poppy Delevigne and Pixie Geldof perched on the front row.
London Fashion Week – JOHN ROCHA
John Rocha dug deep into his heritage, and drew upon cherished memories of Hong Kong’s Happy Valley Race Track to bring us his AW12 collection, just a few hours after his daughter Simone had offered her own with to a great reception.
Natalie Anne Moran – AW12
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and we’re sat in a Turkish cafe in Dalston with fashion designer, Natalie Anne Moran, who is donning pastel pink hair and a jacket to match. She chats eccentricity, Kreayshawn and her soon-to-be-unveiled autumn/winter collection…
AGI & SAM
Brainchild of Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, British menswear label Agi & Sam has caused a stir in recent seasons, offering a sense of playfulness and fun to menswear by ignoring the rules of convention and bringing a whole new meaning to the word ‘print’. As they prepare to unveil their AW12 collection at the […]