Fashion Week finds
Posted on September 25 2017
With Spirit of Christmas in full swing, our minds are already thinking Christmas and all the shopping we need to do which is why I think now is a good time to stop and look back at past events that will undoubtedly influence our shopping this season. Here are a few highlights from London Fashion Week this autumn, the ones to look out for and some household names here at MYSTYLIST LONDON.
The designer show rooms were buzzing with talk of free shoes and I was a bit sceptical at first but the team at Good news were realy giving away a pair of sneakers “because everybody needs a little bit of good news!” This was of course on a first come first serve basis, but all the same I was very thrilled at the prospect of getting a free pair of shoes so I headed to their stand.
I instantly fell in love with their 70’s corduroy style for AW17. These sneakers come with a natural rubber sole and inner padding for added comfort. A truly modern take on the Converse trainer with of course that 70s twist. Their stripped cotton canvas sneakers are a nod to baseball fashion. Unfortunately I was not lucky enough to win a free pair but I did try on some. Sneakers are available in low and high top styles, my favourite being the rhubarb tan low cut ones. These are the sneakers for the commute, the school run, the long brunch and the nights out. Sturdy, stylish, versatile AND warmer than your usual canvas shoes, these are set to become your everyday shoe. Add to that, they are unisex!
Apart from showcasing a very good product, what I love most about the brand is they are a brand with a heart. They are part of Good Luck Shoes; a collective of shoe designers, photographers and graphic designers in London and Milan who collaborate with charities. Good News donates shoes to migrants and refugees who arrive in Europe and have no shoes.
It’s been 7 seasons of Leanne Claxton at LFW and I keep falling in love with her collections ever since we met at LFW for the SS15 show. Artist Leanne Claxton blurs the lines between fashion and art with her stunning silk scarf designs that combine traditional art-house, painterly techniques and cutting edge technology. Leanne prints her abstract art floral designs from her series of oil painted canvases onto silk scarves.
Her new collection includes designer umbrellas, cosmetic bags and tie scarves. On them, expect large, beautiful flowers in vibrant colours: medinilla, poppies and azuma flowers, all inspired by her travels. With the long and dark winter days nearly upon us, you will be desperate for some colour to brighten up your days soon enough! There will be more about Leanne from our “Meet the designer” blog coming soon.
This brand is one of my favourites ever since I saw one of their art designers at work at the Florian London stand at the AW16 festival. I am yet to meet someone who does not instantly fall in love with any of these beautiful hand painted statement bags.
Florian London bags are made from naturally tanned premium calfskin leather finished to a very high standard giving a luxurious feel. Only natural pigments are used for the bespoke art design service, ensuring the end product exudes nothing but opulence, style and class.
The bespoke service also allows clients to show-off a bit of their personalities, bringing a bit of fun to their personal style. Its no wonder a Florian bag is one of the most highly coveted designs amongst influencers and celebrities alike.
Another household name that we already showcase, House of Spring shoes are truly “as comfortable as slippers.” I met Radhia at the AW16 Festival as well, and we got talking. I like to get to know more about anything I am buying into, and I totally bought into the concept of “When Paris meets London”.
Gone are the days when purchasing a pair of comfortable shoes meant sacrificing on style. This is Parisian chic on a London lifestyle. I love the unique designs that come with each style and collection. Whether you decide to purchase the loafers, brogues or pumps, you will be wearing these shoes everywhere! Lots of glitz and glam coming your wau this party season!
I love these simple and clean designs that still show a strong sense of femininity and am sure you will too. Matthew Calvin takes the concept of contemporary minimalist jewellery to a clinical level. All pieces are solid sterling silver, 9ct/18ct gold or 9ct/18ct gold- plated sterling silver. Each piece is hand finished to a very high standard. Earrings are presented in small glass bijous, emphasising the idea of minimalism. And you might have guessed it already, Matthew Calvin offer a bespoke service.
Last but not least… If you will be jet setting off to sunnier climates this winter you may want to look at this luxury British Eyewear Brand. Designed in London, all frames are individually handmade using the highest products. Lenses are scratch resistant and include 100% UVA and UVB protection as standard. I like that they offer 5 different styles to suit every face shape and they offer different modern, stylish and trendy designs for the fashion foward. It is no surprise that this brand is popular with influnecer and celebrities.
Hopefully you have enjoyed going through this list and have found it helpful. Are there other brands and designers you saw at LFW that you think should have made this list? If so, please do e- mail and let me know.