Thursday, January 31, 2013

Oxygen Boutique - New sprouts

Look outside. Yes, it's sunny (at least in London).
The white week we had when we were covered in snow seems to be buried in the past.
And we eagerly desire that warmer times arrive soon.
Luckily for us, Resort and Spring collections are sprouting all over the place.
We'll talk about the new season's trends soon, but first let me show you the sample that Oxygen Boutique has selected for us:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Where are you going, Señorito?

"Little Gentleman". Or Señorito.
Handmade ties and bowties made with care and love by Paul Lozano, proudly Mexican young designer that is giving a twist to the tie concept.
Contemporary, unconventional and playful designs not only for gentleman.
Hoping to see them soon in London.
Til then, you can find them in Mexico at beautiful Colima Street (180 degrees shop) and at concept store Common People.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hermione de Paula: British fairytale

Young Hermione de Paula takes floral prints to a different level.
It's in her blood.
Coming from a family of artists, this talented designer adds character to the typically ubber-feminine floral print, twisting the concept to present a more contemporary and experimental look.
Sensuality mixed with quirkiness that results on strong and playful designs.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Eun Jeong - Korean Love Affair

Doing some research on what's new and who are the next designer to take on the luxury fashion world I came up with quite a few Korean names. Eudon Choi is already one of my favorites and I've been following him for the last year (his collection is now at Selfridges, Avenue 32 and Farfetch), but today I found another treasure whose name is Eun Jeong.
His technique and use of delicate fabrics enhance the feminine figure, folding it in a fresh and contemporary style. A regular of the London Fashion Week since 2008 and educated at prestigious Central St. Martins, Jeong's SS13 collection have a big influence of his Asian heritage, which we will see is one of the major trends for next season.
A simple and monochromatic palette of white, coral red and black with floral prints and delicate embroidery make his garments an inspiration for what to wear when warmer weather arrives.
Beautiful details and intricate work that show the designer's dedication to his passion.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

London Collections: Men - Day 1

Post Christmas sales are on the streets, good intentions for the new year are floating in our minds and nearly forgotten, new season garments are appearing at our favorite shops.
But still we have more than one reason to stick ourselves onto winter's mood, and it's because London Collections: Men fashion show.
For three days we will be enjoying next winter's trends from both heritage and emerging British talent. Masters on tailoring like Mr.Start and Hackett London presented their smart suits on Day 1, satisfying the high expectations of the savvy audience.
Orange will be the key color, along with blue, burgundy and of course the ever present grey, black and white. And keep an eye on double-breasted jackets, as it's one of the main trends for the AW13 season.
There was a star that shined more at the show. Or should I say two stars? Designers Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, bright minds of Agi & Sam, presented an unconventional collection, based on British heritage, country life and eccentricity. There is a promising future of this young fashion brand.
Shine and sheer were present at various shows, with metallic hints on trousers and jackets. The sportswear influence was strong on Astrid Andersen and Lou Dilton, and John Smedly gave it a sailing/rugby twist with black and white stripes combined with red.
Topman Design opted for an utilitary look with parkas, mountain boots and baggy trousers, and Lee Roach gave a more contemporary look to men's casual wear with its buckeled jackets.
Here's a sample of the best of Day one at London Collections: Men.

Agi & Sam