Posted: April 14, 2013 Filed under: Accessories, Men, Shopping, Spring/Summer 2012, Women | Tags: 2012, bag, boys boys boys, ktz, spring, summer
After seeing KTZ‘s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during London Fashion Week in February, I’ve grown increasingly fond of the brand. Their edgy style is everything I love to see in a designer or brand, emerging or established. This passport bag which I found while flicking through BOYS BOYS BOYS is great if you’re shopping on a budget but want your passport to travel in style. Although, let’s be honest, it’s a great piece if you’re looking to add a hint of edge to an otherwise simple outfit, passport or not. This bag is from the brands Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which explains its affordability, and made from 100% leather. I want one!
Bag, €165.00, from KTZ
Images courtesy of BOYS BOYS BOYS
Posted: March 20, 2013 Filed under: Autumn/Winter 2012, Shopping, Women | Tags: 2012, autumn, caption london boutique, dominique kral, i'll never get to heaven, jamie cowlishaw, knitwear, northbrook college sussex, winter, zandra rhodes catwalk textiles award
It was British womenswear designer Dominique Kral‘s beautiful knitwear designs that helped her to win the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award 2011 upon graduating from Northbrook College Sussex, and since winning the prestigious award, Dominique’s skills as both a knitwear designer and digital print specialist have grown and developed substantially. This hooded knit vest, despite being from Dominique’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, is incredibly versatile, enabling it to be worn throughout both the winter and, if you reside in England, summer months. As with all of Dominique’s knitwear, this piece is handmade in England using 100% lamb’s wool, ensuring that two aspects of Dominique’s work, luxury and quality, are kept true.
Lamb’s Wool Hooded Knit Vest, £200.00, from Dominique Kral
You can purchase more of Dominique’s work through the Caption London Boutique.
Photography by Jamie Cowlishaw
Images courtesy of Dominique Kral
Posted: January 29, 2013 Filed under: Autumn/Winter 2012, Shopping, Women | Tags: 2012, autumn, caption london boutique, dominique kral, i'll never get to heaven, jamie cowlishaw, phoebe moule, sophie benson, temi aboderin, winter, zandra rhodes
Just before all my attention goes to Spring/Summer 2013 and Autumn/Winter 2013, I wanted to share one last Autumn/Winter 2012 collection with you, that being the beautiful collection of British womenswear designer and digital print specialist Dominique Kral. Talented stylist Sophie Benson and her wonderful team including photographer Jamie Cowlishaw and hair stylist & make-up artist Temi Aboderin, assisted by Phoebe Moule, put together a wonderful lookbook for Dominique’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, “I’ll Never Get To Heaven”, which I’m now completely and utterly in love with.
For Autumn/Winter 2012 Dominique presents a small collection that is dominated by her knitwear pieces, expanding on those which won her the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award 2011 upon graduating from Northbrook College Sussex, and her jaw dropping digital prints. With a basic palette of black, grey and purple, the collection is entirely fitting to the season. An edgy but feminine shift dress, skirt and shirt are complemented by Dominique’s versatile 100% lamb’s wool hand knitted knitwear pieces, emphasising the practical, versatile and luxury aspects of the collection. It’s cool, quirky and edgy, all words I continue to associate with the name Dominique Kral.
You can view and purchase the full collection through the Caption London Boutique.
Photography by Jamie Cowlishaw
Images courtesy of Dominique Kral
Posted: January 1, 2013 Filed under: Autumn/Winter 2012 | Tags: 2012, autumn, dominique kral, print, winter
In December I commissioned very talented British womenswear designer Dominique Kral to make me a short-sleeve shirt from the majestic black & white print used in her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. The shirt arrived a few days before Christmas and I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. On that note, I thought I’d give you a close-up preview of the print. Images of me wearing the shirt will come at a later date. For the time being, enjoy!
Images courtesy of my Sony Xperia T
Posted: December 31, 2012 Filed under: Autumn/Winter 2012, Shopping, Women | Tags: 2012, autumn, chaotic love top, freak factory, rusty heart, winter
This Chaotic Love Top from Lithuanian womenswear brand Freak Factory’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, ‘Rusty Heart’, is by far one of my favourite pieces from the collection. The loose cut, 3/4 sleeve viscose jersey top features a unique but admirable print, elastic lurex jersey detail and an asymmetric cut collar which helps to add a contemporary aspect to the top. As if that wasn’t enough, the hand painted print never repeats itself in two similar garments, making each top virtually unique.
Top, €179.00, from Freak Factory
Images courtesy of Freak Factory
Posted: December 26, 2012 Filed under: Shopping, Spring/Summer 2012, Women | Tags: 2012, dress, haizhen wang, not just a label, spring, summer
This dress from London based womenswear designer Haizhen Wang‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, despite not being current, could never be outdated. Made from 100% silk and featuring a unique digital print and a button fastening, this piece is incredibly versatile, being perfect for both the daytime and evening.
Dress, £290.00, from Haizhen Wang
Images courtesy of Haizhen Wang via Not Just A Label
Posted: December 9, 2012 Filed under: Men, Spring/Summer 2012 | Tags: 2012, angelo van mol, hugo boss, not just a label, spacer jacket, spring, summer, van mildert, vivienne westwood
I recently came across this elegant Spacer Jacket by Antwerp, Belgium born menswear designer Angelo Van Mol during one of my frequent searches through Not Just A Label, and I was very impressed by his attention to detail. The jacket is made from spacer, a material which looks like neoprene but lighter and much more breathable, nylon, elastane and cotton, and features two pockets and closing push buttons, as well as a zipper at the back of each sleeve. Stretch bands contrast at the back, giving the piece an elegant but simple finish.
You can purchase the Spacer Jacket alongside numerous other elegant pieces from Angelo’s most recent collection via Not Just A Label.
Alternatively, you can purchase similar jackets from Hugo Boss and Vivienne Westwood, among other designers, through Van Mildert, a fashion boutique in picturesque Durham City.
Images courtesy of Angelo Van Mol via Not Just A Label
Posted: December 4, 2012 Filed under: Autumn/Winter 2012, Women | Tags: 2012, anuschka hoevener, autumn, katia wik, not just a label, winter
Graduating from the Burg Giebichenstein University for Art and Design and launching her own brand in 2004, Anuschka Hoevener is a Berlin based womenswear designer with an eye for simplistic design and structure with a personal touch.
For Autumn/Winter 2012 Anuschka presents us with a collection that is full of structured, feminine garments, many of which feature a unique grid pattern. Black, white, navy, pink and blue are just a handful of the colours Anuschka has incorporated into the collection, and her ability to create simple but intriguing garments with subtle details and contrasting colours and materials really is what makes this collection incredibly admirable.
You can view the full collection on the Anuschka Hoevener website and purchase selected pieces via Anuschka’s e-shop.
Photography by Katia Wik
Images courtesy of Anuschka Hoevener via Not Just A Label