Assisting Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week SS14

I had an absolute blast assisting Fashion Scout’s blog at this year’s London Fashion Week SS14. Fashion Scout are a platform for emerging designers where they hold many awards such as ‘Ones to Watch’ and ‘Merit Award’ for those they believe will be huge names in the future. I met some really cool people and I have to say the blog is looking amazing…check it out!

 

Highlights for me have to be the Tabernacle Twins, LULU LIU and Pam Hogg.

 

Tabernacle Twins

 

 

 

 

Photos by Jamike Latif @JamikeLatif

 

Vibe Lundemark’s label is quirky and playful transporting you to a fantasy land. This is an approach which he bases on the adventures of the fictional ‘twins’. The collection is ready to wear and street style inspired with the psychedelic bomber jackets and jumpsuits covered in cobras. The white combined with sharp purples gave off a really strong edgy look topped off by the Dr. Martens. I could definitely see myself wearing the jumpsuits to a festival…nice and comfortable..not practical for toilet breaks though! Head to toe lace is demonstrated here as a key trend for SS14.

 

LULU LIU

 

 

Photos by Tracy Asslanian and Jamike Latif @TracyAsslanian @JamikeLatif

 

Again taking inspiration from fantasy worlds, Lulu Liu took her inspiration from ‘Yarrow Wando’ a dragonfish conjured up in her own imagination. The Japanese influence is evident in her printed pieces using a colour palette of coral, turquoise and fusia to name a few. The pieces were wearable and along with the make up, fresh and natural. The arms of this last piece does look like it could be part of a fish! I love the volume in her garments, which is signature to her designs. Metallic leather in greens, silver and pink were also seen as a strong component of the designs and accessories. Still on trend for SS14.

 

Pam Hogg

 

 

 

 

Photos by Tracy Asslanian @TracyAsslanian

 

Pam Hogg’s ‘Future Past: War and Peace: Past Future’ collection was reflected by the mixture of military inspired uniform ranging from two piece suits and sexualised jumpsuits. This was contrasted by flowing skirts and bright coloured jumpsuits in PVC, adorned with floral and feathered head pieces. This show, as expected generated a huge buzz and astounded reactions from viewers, to quote DJ Gemma Cairney’s tweet “I don’t even know how to explain how wonderful that show was.” It is clear to see why Pam Hogg has dressed so many rock stars such as Blondie and Siouxsie Sioux as her signature PVC jumpsuits are spectacular. Florals are yet again evident for SS14 however life sized flowers stitched onto the garments giving a 3D appearance.

 

Nat’s Spring Summer 13 Wish List

Last month I went to the Harvey Nichols Spring/Summer fashion show at the Saatchi gallery with a friend. She’d been to the event last year and said it was a good evening, so when we got the email about this event we got tickets. The tickets were around £20 each. There was free flowing bubbly and some canapes floating around, but the way the poor catering staff were being ambushed every time they came out with a fresh tray you’d think the people at the event had been starved for a week! We also got a goody bag which had some nice bits in it, but in comparison to last year’s event’s goody bag, most of the budget must have gone on the venue hire.

 

The atmosphere was really nice and there was a buzz in the gallery as the show started. The pieces that were shown in the show were all very high end designer, but there were a few trends that I picked up on that have given me some inspiration for what to go for to up date my Spring/Summer wardrobe for this year.

 

Wish list:

 

White. The first lot of models that came out were all in white outfits that ranged from maxi dresses, to skirts and jackets, to trouser suits. I’m absolutely loving white and nude tones at the moment whether it be in fashion or home decor.

 

Three piece trouser suit from the H&M Conscious Exclusive collection.

 

Bright/Neon Colours. The brights and neon trend has been around since last year and I’m loving it. My favourite thing at the moment is neutral make up with a bright lip. So this summer I’m planning on adding pops of colour to neutral outfits. I love this trend because it can be done without breaking the bank, by just buying accessories or shoes, or a bright nail varnish.

 

Crystal pendant necklace by & Other Stories

 

Maxi. I’m not the tallest, so it doesn’t always suit me, but I’ve always adored the maxi trend. This year I’ve noticed a lot more pieces in light, floaty fabrics which I think is a lot more flattering on shorter people. At the Harvey Nic’s show they had a couple of pleated maxi pieces which I really liked.

 

Pleated maxi dress from missguided.co.uk

 

Lace. I love lace because worn properly I think it can look really elegant and classic. But choose the wrong undergarment and it can look oh so wrong! So if you go for this trend invest in some good undergarments that you’d be proud for people to catch a glimpse of. I’ll definitely be investing in a couple more lace bits for this Summer.

 

Electric blue lace dress from MANGO