Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Be still my beating heart!

Just a quick post, as I've been busily putting together our Fashion Week boards the past few days, there's been some pretty spectacular shows so far. Osklen, Richard Nicholl, Christopher Raeburn and Erdem have all been standouts for me, Burberry and Matthew Williamson however are easily the stars of the shows!

Live streaming the Burberry show was a stroke of genius in my opinion, I was instantly more excited about the show as my anticipation was built up watching the final preparations, guests arriving and the rather beautiful James Bay serenading the crowd. The palette was just perfection, I loved the oversized graphic insect prints, as I did the ultra feminine ombre tulle dresses. I must admit I'm not a huge trainer fan, nor was I as interested in Christopher Bailey's latest reinvention; the denim jacket. The show on the whole though was a resounding success, quintessentially British and the perfect balance between commercial vs fashion. Also absolutely loving Jourdan Dunns' new 'do, that woman is ridiculously beautiful!

The minute I spied the SS15 mood board on Matthew Williamsons' instagram, I knew he was back to his fabulous 70s inspired bohemian jetsetter best. I'm honestly starting to worry a little about my obsession with this man...

Williamson has said of this collection, "I wanted this to be a real, honest collection, going back to our DNA, a celebration of what we do with strength and passion" and I think he's definitely delivered one of his strongest shows to date. I did a bit of research after hearing Marie Helvin was the muse behind the show, and wow, I can definitely see the inspiration! Such beautiful images (she was married to David Bailey for a time), this is one of the many reasons I have such an admiration for Mr Williamson. He's heavily influenced by interesting imagery, locations and women, which he then translates into exquisite, impacting prints that are still completely wearable. He's very visual and a complete magpie, but manages to make all the elements- colour, pattern, embroidery come together and work for him. A true Prince of Prints!

All images via Vogue, Style.com & Pinterest. I, very very sadly, do not own any


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  2. What stunning pieces he created, I love Matthew Williamson too and he is Deffo the 'prince of prints'!! Xx wonderful pictures, such beautiful inspiration and rich with colour - shame that you and I don't own any of them xxx fabulous post my lovely, keep up the good work x Check out my latest blog post at http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk !! Xx followers are desperately needed xxxxx