Today I sharing with you the SS13 collection of a designer that I have seeing around the London fashion scene for a few seasons now. London-based designer, Eleanor Amoroso creates the most unusual pieces and first attracted attention with her hand crafted SS11 graduate collection and was featured on the front cover of Volt magazine been worn by model Alice Dellal.
Eleanor’s collections feature pieces that are created by hand and show her fascination with macramé, which is a textile form of making textiles using knotting rather than weaving the yarn. This allows her to create beautiful sculptural pieces that have a modern elegance yet a hard and edgy dark side.
Eleanor graduated from University of Westminster in Womenswear and seeks inspiration from contemporary design, innovative and sculptural knitwear and the use of unexpected materials in clothing. During her studies, Eleanor experimented with many creative processes, in doing this she found that she had a real passion for hand crafting which allowed her to develop her techniques in macramé.
For her SS13 collection, Eleanor has incorporated coils within her macramé techniques to create structured corset style pieces, using a palette of mainly white with accents of twisted black and grey yarn. The collection also features necklace pieces that incorporate her signature style of fringing which has featured in her previous collections.
I love this collection as it offers a unique and forgotten craft. The execution of the pieces are truly beautiful and although some people may find the structured body pieces a little much for their own wardrobes, they can still buying into the uniqueness of this fashion label with bracelets and necklaces.
What do you think of Eleanor’s collection? What is your favourite piece? I would love to hear your thoughts.
All images by Girl Behind the Look
Today I am looking at the SS13 Collection of fashion designer Charlotte Simpson, whose pieces have been spotted been worn by a few celebrities of late and when you see these pieces you know why as the are simply beautiful with bead work that must have taken Charlotte months to bead. Her attention to detail is breathtaking.
Photo taken by Girl Behind The Look
Charlotte studied Fashion at Northumbria University and on graduating in 2009 she won the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles award at Graduate Fashion Week. Before starting her own company in 2012, Charlotte gained an MA in Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear at London College of Fashion and gained experience working with some amazing brands including Amanda Wakeley and Julien Macdonald.
I managed to see Charlotte’s collection at a trade show and in seeing her pieces; you can see that she looks to express her knowledge for her craft with an exceptional eye in order to create a contemporary yet classic twist which results in unique and elegant lines for any chic woman’s wardrobe.
For her SS13 collection, Charlotte took inspiration from scientific imagery to create slick lines using a soft colour palette of pastels. I love the use of micro sequins and beads within this collection. Charlotte has beautifully executed her theme of microbiology by mixing textures with slashed neckline and cinched in waists.
Below you can see the film from her catwalk show at London Fashion Week.
What do you think of Charlotte’s SS13 collection? Do you have a favourite piece? I would love to hear what you think.
Another week has gone and in today’s Fashion Film Friday I am sharing a film that will brighten this dull Friday. This film entitled ‘Peplum People’ sees Karl Lagerfeld collaborating with the Italian fashion house, Fendi to create an exclusive film.
Filmed during the shooting of the SS13 campaign, this film is playful and sees Kati Nescher and Saskia de Brauw take the lead as beautiful styled Fendi goddesses who explore the amazing city of Rome. Male models Joseph Dolce and Willy Cartier are the eye candy and create a story of light-hearted romantic holiday by charming these beautiful ladies.
Showing key pieces from the SS13 collection, I love everything that is features in this film. They are classy, edgy and ensures that the wearer feels a confident woman.
What do you think of the film? I would love to hear your thoughts.
I opened my inbox today to find an email from British jewellery brand ‘Love My Custom’ sharing their new SS13 collection called ‘Dream Team’. The collection features 10 new statement pieces that have been designed by the brand’s owner Lisa-Marie Carter.
All images via Love My Custom
Taking inspiration from her love for US sports and varsity apparel, Lisa-Marie has designed earrings, necklaces, rings and the brands signature bracelet-ring design using perforated Perspex which are complimented by her use of statement gold chains and rope.
All images via Love My Custom
I love this collection as it is playful for any fashionista to wear this Spring Summer season when the sun finally decides to arrive! I love the mix of gold chains and fastenings with the softness of the cord mixed with the smooth and textured Perspex. My favourite piece is the ring bracelet piece and the big chunky necklace that has the number 7 on it.
What do you think of the collection and which is your favourite piece?
Happy Friday everyone!
For today’s film I am sharing with you one that I am really excited about as it features one of my favourite actors Alexander Skarsgård . Alexander stars with the beautiful Suvi Koponen in Calvin Klein’s SS13 campaign which is entitled Provocations.
This film has been directed by Fabien Baron and when you watch it you feel like you have been transported to another planet far far away. The film is in slow motion with allows you to see the true detail and cut of this seasons mainline collection. In between you get to see the CK Jeans range which both Alexander and Suvi make look hot!
It’s another ‘Fashion Film Friday’ everyone! Today I am sharing a film by Peter Lindbergh who is the next person to follow in the footsteps of Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Nan Goldin, Alex Prager, Robert Polidori, Mona Kuhn and Erwin Olaf to collaborate with Bottega Venrta’s The Art of Collaboration SS13 campaign.
FILM VIA FASHION TUBE
I love this film and its beautiful cinematic references through out the film. Freja Beha Erichsen wears the amazing pieces from the SS13 collection and my favourite piece is the dress that is made from tassels.
What do you think of the film? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Today I am introducing a new feature to my blog called ‘Fashion Film Friday’ and as you may of guessed by the title it all about fashion films new & old and each Friday I will be mixing it up and sharing with you some of my favourites.
The first film that I am sharing with you is one that I am really excited about as it features new British face Ben Allen who I recently worked with on a shoot for Idol Magazine. You can see Ben in our teaser film for the magazine by clicking here.
Images via Dior
Ben along with Janis Ancens star in a film directed by Willy Vanderperre with styling by Olivier Rizzo. The supernatural film entitled ‘Underpass’ is for Dior Homme new SS13 campaign and shows the beautiful tailoring from the collection.
Film via Dior Youtube Channel
Today’s fashion film features the SS13 collection of womenswear fashion brand Xsenia & Olya.
It’s a dream like film that reminds me of the Rhianna music video ‘We Found Love’ in the sense of the style. Directed by Gareth Phillips, it features the music of Warts and voice-over of Joel Butler.
I love the spring summer feel of this film, it makes you believe that you can wear these pieces within your daily life and be comfortable and stylish. I really like the scene where the girl is in the field with the flare, its shows the fun and playfulness of this collection.
Below is a scene shot of my favourite piece from the film, I really like the softness of the digital prints used within this collection.
Xsenia & Olya is a collaboration between designers Xsenia Runa and Olya Shishkina who met while studying at Central St Martins. They are hailed as today’s most exciting emerging womenswear brands due to the use of striking digital prints and geometrical forms within their collections.
What do you think of the video and Xsenia & Olya’s SS13 collection? What are your favourite pieces?
I hope you have enjoyed reading my post and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Today’s film is called Eva & Doug Go on Holiday and is by David Longshaw.
You maybe sat there after watching this film thinking ‘what does this animation, have to do with David Longshaw’s SS13 collection?’; I know I was but it was only earlier this week when I attended Felicities press show, where I had the chance to see his SS13 collection in real life that it all suddenly made sense to me.
This animation looks to tell the viewer about the story of his inspiration behind his collection and I can tell you that this is really cleverly done as the set as well as the characters all feature within David’s prints.
Below is a screen shot of David’s SS13 collection taken from his website.
For me, I love the fun and playfulness of David’s collection. Each piece is edgy and can be worn for a fun day at the seaside or for an evening out with friends. Below are two of my favourite pieces from the collection.
What do you think of the video and David Longshaw’s SS13 collection? What are your favourite pieces?
I hope you have enjoyed reading my post and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Remember to join me tomorrow for another fashion film.
Today’s film is by Arianna Cerrito.
This film is very different from the ones that I have been posting about so far as this doesn’t tell a story in the same way as the other designers. Filmed as an interview, it looks to inform the viewer about the thought behind the brand and collection.
Although, I understand the concept behind the brand, the clothing for me is not really my style as I prefer more edgy clothing but if you were to take this element away you are left with some beautiful jewellery that can be worn in various ways and can be added to edgier pieces of clothing in order to create a unique style.
What do you think of the video and Arianna Cerrito’s collection? What are your favourite pieces?
I hope you have enjoyed reading my post and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Remember to join me later for another fashion film.