Here are thirty of my favourite street style snaps from LFW, full coverage coming soon! X
Images via vogue,elle,harpers bazaar & style caster.
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Haute couture shows are probably my favourite shows. You really see what a designer is truely capable of. I like that their are no boundaries, unlike ready to wear shows etc. You do not need to imagine someone wearing a look to the grocery store-the shows sole purpose is to showcase an individuals creativity. Although I may not be wearing these down the street everyday (I definitely would if my budget allowed for it!), I adore them. Have a read through, you soon will too. (Side note, these are definitely not all the looks I loved, this post would be waaay too long if I included them all!)
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Hey! I was flicking through some shots of this years ready to wear spring/summer '17 shows and decided I wanted to show you some of my favourite looks. These are only some of them, if I featured every single look I loved this post would be ten years long! All designers featured below❤️
From Top: Zuhair Murad, Christian Dior (Maria Garzia Chiuri),Valentino (Pier Paolo Piccioli), Eli Saab, Fenty X Puma.
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During the past two days, the NZFW schedule was jam-packed. Of course I'm still beside myself that I couldn't be there to watch them all in person, Ive been keeping a good eye on whats been happening! Some big names have shown-SGC, Federation, Twenty-seven names, Huffer, along side heaps of talented up-and-comers. Here are (SOME-This post would take 10 years to read otherwise) of my favourite looks from days 3 & 4 of New Zealand Fashion Week 2016.
The Hailwood collection was STUNNING. Super elegant, and feminine with some chokers in the mix (YES). I am obsessed with a mirrored,sparkly swing-type dress (Below, left) from the collection-I don't think i would ever take it off! The show had a live orchestra (and the flautist in me was screaming) which was gorgeous and the overall vibe of the line is right up my alley. A Summary :Soft and muted colour palette, some plaid and velvet thrown in, relaxed tailoring and some striking reflective textures.
Who knew federation made anything other that tees with their own branding all over them-and that they could do it well! (DAMN ALEX thats harsh..) Honestly, i had multiple pre-concieved ideas about what this collection would be like-but they were all proved wrong. This is streetwear done well. Very well. Birds Versus Bees is very spring-y, full of pastels and playful prints and textures.
Here are some Mis-matched looks from multiple collections that I loved. There are way too many designers and looks to mention, but here are a few! I particularly love the penny sage dress with the sheer neckline-neeeeed. It's been super hard to keep up with all the designers shows this year-there is so many talented emerging designers in New Zealand at the moment, exciting stuff!
The highly anticipated Stolen Girlfriends Club show was on night three. First of all can we please talk about the collection title-it's awesome. The actual show itself (watch viva's highlights here) was on two levels this year, so wherever you sat you got a bit of a different perspective of it. It was the typical stolen girlfriends show-some good beats (listen to them here), a lot of stomping and some cool clothes. All of the looks were very 'lived in' and looked like the girls had just chucked them on of the floor-but it they looked SOOOO good. The effortless collection features heaps of plaid, heaps of leather and heaps of spunk. I don't think there is ever a SGC show at fashion week that is a flop-go Marc! Now I just need to find out how to look like a supermodel in a hoody and jeans...
Whilst I've been at school for the past two days fashion week kicked off-and I've been keeping up (online during English). It's super similar to being actually there, only you don't get in trouble for not finishing your essay. #sorrynotsorry. Here are some of my fave moments from New Zealand Fashion Week ’16 days 1 & 2.
Harman Grubisa kicked the whole thing off with their show on Monday night, the collection is gorgeous, and totally worth taking a full look through (here). The line's colours and textures were amazing, I particularly favourited the silver pleats and silky blush tones. I have my eye on one of their dusky pink pantsuits-actually no, I have my eye on just about everything. Madeleine & Jessica definitely lived up to the standard they set last year, super stunning.
Salasai is a NZFW OG, having collections shown during fashion week for years now, they know how to do it well. The collection is super edgy, yet still very classy and wearable. Some of the looks featured hand calligraphed tattoo's, which I would of questioned if it was any other show, but Salasai really worked it into the collections aesthetic, and they looked sick! Boyish tailoring and a muted colour palette made the whole line casual, urban cool. Also really want me a pair of off white docs...
Day two's Eugenie show definitely lived up to it's hype-or so Iv'e heard.. Iv'e searched every where desperately trying to find shot of the show, but have failed miserably. From what Iv'e found, I love it. Im a sucker for velvet, and crushed maroony pink velvet? Sign me up! Denims, and tailoring and chokers and florals and berets and yesssss. Hopefully more shot come out, because these cuties by Guy Coombes for NZ Viva are gorge.
Honorable mentions: Miss Crabb on bus? Yup Miss Crabb on a bus. The off-schedule show was v cute, after just celebrating the brands 12th anniversary, Kristine threw a party full of beautiful clothes and beautiful people.
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Happy Sunday! It’s the 21st today, so that means NZFW starts tomorrow!! Unfortunately, I’ll be watching through a screen most of the time this week-thanks again school,ever so inconsiderate of my REAL educationary needs. Although I’m not going to be front row this year, which I will be given time, it does not mean I’m not looking out for people,things and labels I love! Here is who I’m keeping my eyes on during this year's New Zealand Fashion Week.
Silk cami’s,turtle necks,bombers and vintage jeans - sign me up gurrrl! I’m kind of (OK a lot) in love with their recent workroom A/W 2016 shoot, and am very excited to see what Elizabeth (Eugénie Wilson) has coming up for us next. After working as K Walker’s design assistant, Willson set up Eugénie with a global and trans-seasonal approach.
Her designs have been featured in the likes of AU Vogue & Oyster mag. I only see the brand growing from here - keep an eye out for this gorgeousness. And, they have a huge focus on ethical production "Units are kept deliberately low, and produced in ethically sound conditions where seamstresses are not exploited.” YES!
EEEEEEK, I want to own every single piece in their latest collection (Lolita SS16/17) , It’s fun and flirty with some gorgeous floral prints and a stunner colour palette - so pumped to see it on the catwalk this year! The duo (Natalia Baird and Lucille Ness) established blackeyepeach in 2013 and create their collections with a Vietnam-based team. As you probably already know, I really appreciate it when brands really care about who is manufacturing their garments. Blackeyepeach clearly does “Our main focus for Blackeyepeach was to establish a close working relationship with our manufacturer so that we all feel equally passionate about the garments we are creating”
'Harman Grubiša is the latest designer to be welcomed into the global family of ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designers. Harman Grubiša’s entrepreneurial success and timeless, classic design appeal, has rendered it one of the nation’s most exciting new fashion labels, and is one of the first New Zealand labels to be nominated for The International Woolmark Prize. The brand will present its 2017 Autumn/ Winter collection as ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents Harman Grubiša’. -newzealandfashionweek.com This kiwi duo is killing it! Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubiša focus on creating forever pieces, that become a part of woman’s lives. They have a lot to top, after their stellar NZFW 15 show, but by the looks of it, they will have no trouble!
Sweden-born Julia Palm is one of this year's most exciting emerging designers. Her eight-piece collection will be "thought provoking, dark and empowering”. I love a good punk infused line, so I’m very excited to see what Palm has up her sleeve!
Juliette (one of the most down to earth, genuine person I have ever met) “designs what the modern woman wants.” Her latest collection Desert Storm will be showing at this year's fashion week and I am looking forward to seeing her effortlessly cool tailorings infused with the muted colours of the American dessert. I had a chat with her about the influences and inspiration for the line earlier this year, which you can read here. Juliette Hogan is aesthetic goals, I am not even remotely kidding.
"From streetwear origins, RUBY has enchanted its audience under the direction of designer Deanna Didovich to become one of New Zealand’s most exciting brands. Within mainline and mid-season collections, the RUBY aesthetic cleverly draws on chic prints, fresh palettes, and quirky details to create instantly recognizable signature pieces that are playful yet assured.”-www.rubynz.com Ruby has my heart, I could wear them until the day I die. Youthful, elegant and timeless I could go on forever. Deanna’s Spring 16 collection will be shown at this year's fashion week-a must watch.
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My fave show from last years FW was SGC, and it might just be again. "Marc Moore grew up in Raglan and spent around 9 years as a competitive surfer on the NZ circuit. It wasn’t until the mid 2000’s when he needed back surgery (and a break from surfing) that he started to realise his creative potential. First he picked up the paint-brushes and put together a solo art show that was presented by Oyster magazine. The art show was called Stolen Girlfriends Club and was a hit with all the artwork selling out in one night. Not content with just painting, he created a small collection of fashion pieces to see how far he could take it without any formal training. Always a believer in brand over product, he’s always been obsessed with creating a powerful brand that is a community. Engaging, entertaining, and enticing people with the brand, product and it’s shows. 11 years on and he still doesn’t know how to sew, but luckily he surrounds himself with a great team that help take the brand from strength to strength.”-newzealandfashionweek.com Marc’s story is pretty sick, and I’m 100% sure this year's show will be too.
NZ Viva recently published a great article online about kiwi models to watch out for on the runway this year - you can take a look here.
Thanks for the read stunner, will keep you all updated throughout the week via my Insta, and on here!
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Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week just happened, and I'm still wondering why I wasn't there (An open letter to school: I hate you.), but in the midst of my wallowing around in mass amounts of FOMO, I found some pretty sick street style snaps. I also added thousands more things to the list of "Stuff I need to own, even if it costs me my life." AUS has raised the street style bar this year, take a look! (P.S all image credits are down below.)
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AAAAANDDD we are back with part 2/4 of my visual recaps of fashion month! Sorry this is quite late, due to the fact that I am highly skilled at the art of procrastinating and that school is really not supportive of the fashion blogging community, in the sense that they never give me a chance to even think about the fashion world during the week (but of course I do! like 23.89 hours a day) but my last post (I think) turned out really cool, and I wanted to carry it on with the rest of the fashion weeks because I absolutely loved scouting out some cool snaps for you lot!
Today we are going way back to February and revisiting London fashion week and all the beautiful shots that came with it. Kevin Tachman has covered them all so be prepared to see ALOT of his pictures. I mean what else right?
Here are my visual highlights from London Fashion week 2016.
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Ive been thrown into a whirl wind of fashion weeks and I can no longer breathe, so much information to take in, so much to write about, so little time. Of course all of us fashion junkies love this time of the year, but I must admit trying to keep up with everything has been one of my many daily struggles. Fashion month is like coming shopping with me, you have to run to keep up my gosh! I also can not excuse the fact that I haven't posted ANYTHING on club rogue about London or Milan and Paris is nearly over so they have been added to the list of “Fashion weeks Alex needs to do recaps on because she wasn't quick enough to post about it when it was actually happening”. I’m here now-better late than never!
Today I’m going to share a collection of images,looks (wether that be runway,beauty or street style),shows and other stuff I loved about NYFW Fall 2016. The internet is the second best thing to actually being there! Most of the photos are gorgeous behind the scenes snapshots by Kevin Tachman for Vogue online, and some stunning style pics straight from the pavement of NY by Phil Oh. have officially decided they are going on my walls...sorry mum.
This entire post is pretty much just a shrine to Tachman, but I'm ok with it. Now I must go and dwell on the fact that I wasn't there to experience it myself, Im going to make it happen one day!
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Hey readers, long time no post!
I thought today I'd go over my Paris Couture Fashion Week favourites, I was going to do a total in depth look at most of the shows, but school has just started up, and to be quite honest I've only seen photos, and watched the shows online so I cant give a super accurate retelling, so here are my favourite looks and shows from this years collections!
Sparkly,gold gorgeousness. If I were a princess, I don't think I’d ever wear anything else! Each gown hand beaded,with stunning full flouncy skirts. The collection had a delicate pastel colour palette, along with plenty of sparkle and shimmer.Each piece was beautifully cohesive with the last and had this very feminine dainty vibe - probably one of my favourite collections ever. Each model were a grecian-esk headpiece, and low heeled sandals. Each look had a youthful soft sweetness, that could only of been created by Saab himself.
“Theres no denying that Elie Saab is extremely good at what he does: he makes dress dreams come true. If ever you wanted to feel like a princess, he is the man to wave his magic sewing wand and make it happen.”-vogue.com
First,can we please take a moment to appreciate the runway-art in itself. A bed of 25,000 multicoloured orchids under the perspex runway. “Donatella took the glamour, sophistication and sweetness of those flowers and made her vision of haute couture seem fresher and more approachable.” The colour palette was stunning, the dresses were stunning, with a slight Shakespearean feel. Floral fabulousness.
Why go to an art gallery when you can sit and watch a Victor & Ralph show? The models were draped in cloth-blank canvases.There were gilded frames around necks and wrists, like abstracted collars or sleeves. This took the concept of fashion being art to a whole new, beautiful level.
Thats it for now beautiful people, until next time!
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