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The Controversy With Tartan

One season it’s dead, the next it’s very much alive and kicking. Universally recognised, tartan’s inclusion in the fashion industry has soared and plummeted long since its inception in the Scottish highlands in the 16th Century. No other print or textile has received so much ambiguous and inconsistent appraisal. The industry’s, and the nation’s, relationship […]

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LFW AW15 Show Report: Roksanda

Known for strong colour and colour blocking, Roksanda Illincic took a “if it’s not broken don’t fix it” approach to her AW15 collection in the Seymour Leisure Centre. This approach was instantaneously confirmed when immediately witnessing the raised purple catwalk that conjured up childhood memories of dandelion and burdock hard boiled sweets. The show kicked […]

Hentsch Man at LCM AW15

Celebrating London’s Seedy Soho: Hentsch Man at LCM

Promising seediness and sensuality in their latest unveiling at LCM, Hentsch Man took over an abandoned sex shop in the notoriously sleazy district of Soho of their ‘Peep Show.’ Founded in 2008 with the sole mission of creating the perfect white shirt, Hentsch Man couldn’t have been further from that ideal for AW15. For the […]

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Christian Lagerwaard – Paris Fashion Week Show Report

On day two of Couture Week, Danish designer, Christian Lagerwaard, invited guests to the Dutch Institute, in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, to show his SS15 collection. If a gentle summer’s breeze on the beach could be made tangible then one would envisage Lagerwaard’s latest collection. Awash with soft, delicate colours that resonated more as aged sun-bleaching […]

Christian Lagerwaard at Paris Fashion Week SS15

Paris Couture Week – Femininity and the Male Couturier

In an environment that evoked purity and grandeur, with its white setting and high ceilings, Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika sought to create a mysterious effect with his SS15 collection of captivating and sensual dresses.  While mystery was thin on the ground at the Ecole des Beaux Arts Salle Melpomene in the 6th arrondissement, the show […]

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Alexandre Delima – Paris Fashion Week Show Report

For SS15, South American designer Alexandre Delima presented a hypnotic collection at the Salon France-Amériques Paris that was delightfully seductive and Fashion Plus Magazine witnessed first-hand the profound effect this collection had on the viewers at Haute Couture Fashion Week. Born in Peru to a French mother and Iranian father, Delima grew up in Washington, D.C. […]

Paris Fashion Week AW15 Rolland

Stephane Rolland – Paris Fashion Week Show Report

For his eighth couture collection, former creative director of Balenciaga, Stephane Rolland, gathered guests at the recently renovated Radio France building. With an impressively long catwalk and floor to ceiling glass windows displaying a view of the Parisian skyline, the packed-out show listened as proceedings commenced with a full-length interview of Rolland discussing couture with French broadcaster Viviane Blassel. With […]

Ede & Ravenscroft LCM AW15

LC:M Show Report: Ede and Ravenscroft AW15

As the oldest tailors in London, having been established in 1689, Ede and Ravenscroft are renowned for their long-established work with the judiciary and royalty. For AW15, the brand has played on that long-standing history of one of the ultimate British heritage labels, with a sophisticated, classic look. Entering the presentation space felt like taking […]