Premier: Clara Martin
Wonderland catch up with menswear designer Clara Martin ahead of her SS15 L:CM showcase this month
LONDON FASHION WEEK: Meadham Kirchhoff AW13
For autumn/winter, Meadham Kirchhoff presented a monochrome dream of semi-religious intensity. We went backstage to catch the reverie.
LONDON FASHION WEEK: Topshop Unique AW13
On with 90s nostalgia – is Topshop resurrecting the Britpop age? We find out with their autumn/winter show.
LONDON FASHION WEEK: Mary Katrantzou AW13
Shape, form and a distinct lack of colour – why Mary Katrantzou‘s autumn/winter show stunned us all.
DIESEL BLACK GOLD – Andreas Melbostad
Andreas Melbostad – Diesel Black Gold’s newly appointed creative director, showcased his debut womenswear line for a/w13 at New York’s Pier 57 complex on Tuesday. We sat down with the Norweigian-born designer – who replaced Sophia Kokosalaki in August – to talk through his fantastical, reference-driven collection. What are your key inspirations for the a/w13 […]
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 […]
SAINT PRESENTS… Oliver Spencer
Mr Oliver Spencer set up his eponymous label in 2002, fusing the gap between popular streetwear style and typically British hunting and military influences. Wonderland headed to his brand new Soho base this week, for a night or booze and fashionspeak in association with British craft lager giants, Saint. Check out our exclusive back and […]
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.
VISVIM at Dover Street Market
Since founding Visvim in 2000, Hiroki Nakamura has garnered a reputation for combining traditional techniques with modern technology to create some of the most iconic streetwear pieces of the last decade. To celebrate the brand’s ten year anniversary, Dover Street Market is currently exhibiting a selection of vintage workwear from all over the globe, taken […]
Matcho Suba – BUSHFIRE
Matcho Suba’s fall collection, Bushfire, is, he claims, his most “directional and complete” to date: “Fabrics such as fur, leather, taxidermy and lace were used to create a textual roller-coaster of emotion.” Inspired by an incline for researching bush-fires in his home country, Australia, the Slovakia-born, Central Saint Martins-educated designer sat down with Wonderland to […]
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 […]
Aino Vainio – I KNOW WHY NO
Aino Vainio is one Finland’s most promising young designers – her newest knitwear collection I Know Why No is a hand-coloured and delicate spring ensemble, inspired, she claims, by films Waterworld, Mad Max, Lost Boys and Andy Warhol’s artwork for the seminal Velvet Underground & Nico LP. Vainio was keen to pick through her techniques […]
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 […]
STÖÖKI and Vuitton take over the Tate
Stööki is far from your average label. Founded by three creatives – Quincey Cassell Williams, Luke Hippolytes and Nadia Abbas – the jewellery and clothing brand incorporates interactive art and events into themed capsule collections. This Saturday, the trio presents a series of interactive workshops at the TATE Modern in collaboration with the Louis Vuitton […]
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…
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 […]
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.
Kumiko Watari – ANCIENT WONDERS
Kumiko Watari‘s newest collection, Ancient Wonders, is a collision of Egypt-inspired pattern motifs, disproportionate fabric cuts and surrealist drawings. Wonderland caught up with the Osaka-born Saint Martins graduate to talk fine art, aliens and Might-T, her label-name.