Archive for September, 2012

September 26, 2012

3 Men’s Autumn Winter Trends You Need to Know

by laurenlux

Want to stay up to speed in the style stakes? We’ve picked three of the season’s key menswear trends to help you get ahead of the game.

1. Into the Blue

From inky shades of ultramarine at Paul Smith and Acne to bright cobalt tones at Ann Demeulemeester, the mood this season is definitely blue. Wear it head-to-toe to hit the sartorial nail on the head or invest in luxury separates to bring your current wardrobe up to date.

From left to right: Ann Demeulemeester, Acne

From left to right: Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen

2. Second Skin

Making an appearance at all the top designer shows, leather is the hot ticket for autumn/winter. No longer just about the jacket, designers went cowhide-crazy as Yves Saint Laurent’s leather suit proves. For a more wearable way to work the trend, look out for leather lapels and panel detailing on coats, jumpers, jackets and bags.

From left to right: Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Paul Smith

3. Check Mate

From plaid to argyle to tartan, checks are big news this season. Take a leaf out of Vivienne Westwood’s book and choose smart tailoring in contrasting colour or keep it cool and casual and let a plaid shirt update your weekend wardrobe.

From left to right: Lanvin, D Squared, Vivienne Westwood

September 21, 2012

From Lang to Wang

by laurenlux

Thought I would share some recent purchases of mine from 2 of my favourite brands – Helmut Lang and Alexander Wang. I also impulsively purchased the coat below from Etoile Isabel Marant. Safe to say the deposit I received back from my old flat is officially gone! But these items were definitely worth it.

Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag in Rosegold

Helmut Lang Coccoon cotton-blend jersey skirt
Etoile Isabel Marant Diego Coat

September 19, 2012

Liberty X Kenzo Event

by laurenlux

On Monday evening I attended the Liberty X Kenzo event. Liberty and Kenzo came together to celebrate London Fashion Week and the arrival of the Kenzo AW12 collection in style. Their first floor atrium (where women’s contemporary usually sits) was transformed into a celebratory space with cucumber cocktails, DJs and live music. Blood Orange took the stage while creative directors of Kenzo hosted the party in collaboration with Liberty.

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The lovely venue

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Some celeb spottings

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Blood Orange performing

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September 17, 2012

LFW So Far..

by laurenlux

It’s been a busy weekend. From Antoni and Alison to Maria Grachvogel and Jasper Conran shows, fashion week is exhausting! I have the Mark Fast show tonight, Liberty x Kenzo event following, and then a Rosh Hashanah potluck at a friends. Tomorrow I’m going to Aminaka Wilmont and then I am done with shows. If I’m being honest, I tend to prefer the street style
at LFW to the shows. I just find it more relatable. Here are some iPhone pics I snapped from LFW:

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September 14, 2012

LFW Kicks off with J.W. Anderson X Topshop Collaboration Launch

by laurenlux

What better way to kick off London Fashion Week than with the most anticipated collaboration of the year? British designer J.W. Anderson teams up with Topshop to launch a collection perfect for filling out your (and my) fashion week wardrobe. The collection is very much inspired by J.W. Anderson’s work to date, exemplifying an amalgamation of his signature styles. Animals, paisley and stripes are the object of the collection (and affection, clearly). Beyond the wardrobe pieces are further designer accessories such as iPhone/iPad cases, picnic blankets and stationary.

J.W. Anderson X Topshop collection launched TODAY and is available for purchase not only in-store but also online at Selfridges.com. Browsing through designer dresses? Just add some of the collaboration pieces to your basket and you’ll be front row ready in no time.

The middle look is on my must-have list. Baseball jacket & school girl skirt with a 5 inch pair of designer shoes will make for a killer LFW outfit.

My favourite pieces from the collection. I am already envisioning my Acne boots with that skirt & jacket.. MMM…

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