Jumpsuit of the Day: House of Holland S/S 2012 at London Fashion Week

“Pastel Punks” is the name of Henry Holland’s Spring/Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection, which was shown yesterday at London Fashion Week. One of my favourite names in fashion, I had the opportunity to meet the designer himself earlier this year, when … Continue reading

Jumpsuit of the Day: Issa F/W 2011 at London Fashion Week

Designer Daniella Issa Helayel presented the Issa Fall/Winter 2011 collection at London Fashion Week in February. Lots of eyes were fixed on the runway, as the brand gained worldwide recognition after Kate Middleton donned an Issa design when announcing her engagement to Prince William!

The collection featured a mixture of prints and colours. The designer used some unique draping techniques on two elegant jumpsuits (featured earlier this month) that were part of the F/W collection, in addition to this navy swirl-printed piece, paired with a layered gold necklace and dark red pointed heels. The over-sized black furry hat gives a Russian street-chic vibe to the overall runway look.

View more of the Issa F/W 2011 RTW collection here.

PLUS- the London fashion house has confirmed its participation the Bras for a Cause Middle East competition, which promotes breast cancer awareness in this region. It will be interesting to see how the unky prints, bold colours and sophisticated yet funky cuts of Issa will appear on a bra or t-shirt! Visit Fustany.com to stay up to date with details about the competition and how and when to vote for your favourite designs.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: Issa at London Fashion Week

Issa

Designer Daniella Issa Helayel presented the Issa Fall/Winter 2011 collection at London Fashion Week in February. Lots of eyes were fixed on the runway, as the brand gained worldwide recognition after Kate Middleton donned an Issa design when announcing her engagement to Prince William!

The collection featured a mixture of prints and colours, and this jumpsuit style made an appearance on the catwalk in a rich, solid orange-chocolate shade, as well as in a funky black and white pattern. The garment’s elegant drapery, high boat-neck and long, flared pants combine together beautifully!

View more of the Issa F/W 2011 RTW collection here.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: Temperley London at London Fashion Week

Temperley London collection shown at London Fashion Week

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Temperley London brand, and to celebrate, designer Alice Temperley staged her Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear runway show at the British Museum in London– a fashion week first! Models strutted their glamorous garments down the runway, and then struck statue-like poses at one side of the grand staircase. For her colour palette, Temperley combined harsh blacks and browns with soft neutral shades of white, and a few touches of red.  Fabrics were sheer, lace and silk, with a variety of textures and treatments.

Temperley combines a retro design with a bold, glittering gold and brown print to create this jumpsuit, suitable for both evening-wear and perhaps a night out at a lavish lounge. In many ways, the cut of this garment is very similar to a Topshop Unique design shown the same day in London.

Click here to view more looks from the F/W 2011 RTW Temperley London collection.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: Topshop Unique at London Fashion Week

Topshop Unique F/W 2011 RTW at London Fashion Week

At the Topshop Unique Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear runway show last month at London Fashion Week, Dalmatian-printed garments were spotted on the runway, including this steel-grey jumpsuit. The collection also featured a variety of other funky prints paired with various colours and textures.

This deep maroon jumpsuit gives off a quirky and youthful vibe, with its sleeveless top with a plunging V-neck, combined with a wide sash-like belt draped over her hips and knotted at the naval. The fabric appears to be a crepe-silk, and in movement, its diamond print shows hints of orange and purple shades. The free-spirited fashionista wearing this jumpsuit can definitely expect to turn heads for having a borderline diva-esque dress-sense.

To view the rest of the Topshop Unique F/W 2011 RTW collection, click here.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: Jean-Pierre Braganza at London Fashion Week

Futuristic F/W 2011 jumpsuit by designer Jean Pierre Braganza

Oversized collars, eye-catching colours, bold prints and metallic fabrics gave a futuristic feel to Jean Pierre Braganza’s Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear runway show that took place on February 18th at London Fashion Week. Jean-Pierre Braganza was born in London to an Irish father and Asian mother. He moved to Canada at a young age where he completed a fine arts degree,  before moving back to London and starting his own label in 2003.

This jumpsuit definitely speaks to his futuristic design aesthetic. The bold lines, vibrant red, high collar give it some bold drama, which is softened by the light fabric and loose-fitting–giving a somewhat sporty, yet urban-chic appearance.  

Click here to view more innovative pieces from the Jean-Pierre Braganza F/W 2011 collection.

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Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Trend: Skirts with Fringes & Feathers

With the close of fashion weeks for the Fall/Winter 2011 season, the time for trend forecasting is complete, and runway analysis is well underway. While leather, velvet and colour-fading fabrics have been declared as trendy materials this coming fall season, it looks like fringes and feathers will be the “it” embellishments. Designers in New York, London, Milan and Paris created gorgeous gowns and dresses with fringed and feathered skirts.

Cushnie et Ochs, Lela Rose and Oscar de la Renta at NYFW

Cushnie et Ochs and Oscar de la Renta used black feathers to give full-bodied skirts to their pieces in New York, while Lela Rose combined grey feathers with sheer fabric to spruce up a white draped top. 

Holly Fulton (LFW), Aquilano.Rimondi (MFW) and No.21 (MFW)

In London and Milan, designers opted for cream-coloured feathers and fringing. Aquilano.Rimondi and No.21 gave their pieces dropped waists, while Holly Fulton’s sits slightly higher.

Hakaan, Alexander McQueen and Barbara Bui at PFW

In Paris, designers used dark feathers and fringes to give their outfits attitude and edginess. Hakaan used navy blue to create a micro-mini fringed skirt, while Alexander McQueen arranged feathers to form an A-line shape.  Barbara Bui on the other hand, gave a metallic look to this outfit by combining a short fringed skirt with a leather waistband.

Whether girly and flirty, or edgy and sexy, it’s no doubt that feathers and fringes add volume and character to ordinary skirts and dresses– expect to see plenty of plumage embellishments on party dresses for the rest of 2011!

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Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Trend: The Fade Effect

The last few weeks of the winter season can be excruciating…who wants to make the effort to dress up, only to go out side and tackle the cold weather, heavy winds, ice rain and black slush? Staying in and browsing through fashion week photos to spot trends is so much more favourable.

The fade effect is a subtle style that many designers portrayed in their collections at fashion weeks in New York, Paris and London, by using dark shades to fade into light hues, resulting in an overall tie-dye appearance.

Lela Rose (NYFW), L'Wren Scott (NYFW) and Sharon Wauchob (PFW)

In New York, this style was shown simply in both a long, flowing gown and a calf-length dress that appeared on the runway, while in Paris it was embellished with texture.

Matthew Williamson, Clements Ribeiro and Kinder Aggugini at LFW

In London, Lela Rose used the technique to give character to a fur jacket, while other designers combined the fade effect with printed fabrics.

Stay tuned for more Fall/Winter 2011 fashion trends!

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