How absolutely magnificent is Paul Costello? I mean all you have to do is stop and stare. I have picked my three favorite looks from his AW 2016 collection. What a difficult decision it was but boy am I proud of my winners. On the top right is an impressive full length dress. Sexy and naughty but sophisticated. It’s asymmetric shoulder and sleeves are daring but if you don’t know me by now I’m all about balancing. The models right neck and shoulder is swaddled in an abundance of embossed lame. The zip down the left sleeve is brash but is absolutely stunning in its entirety (and I’m not fan of the non-functional zip!)
The playful red and black check short coat is to die for. I spent several weeks in Japan last spring and it reminded me so much of the Harajuku girls who used to strut their stuff every Saturday afternoon near the Shibuya crossing. What beautiful craftsman ship from Costello.
Speaking of Tokyo-inspired fashion, Steven Tai’s mouth-watering collection oozes cute and comfortable. I, unfortunately do not have the opportunity to go to the catwalk shows in London, Milan or New York (just yet) so I can only go by media and professional photographs. Textures are sometimes difficult to define and scrutinise. I can’t say what fabric the “steventai” label has actually chose here, but I can tell you it works like a dream.
I have never posted any blogs for the men, but this stunner from the Central Saint Martins MA collection had me all over it. I tend to be a bit daring and edgy with what I wear (I’m not blowing my own horn) but seriously, try it. I do happen to have a taller frame (just under 5ft10″) so I would happily put my hand on my heart and say “I’d wear this!” Sleek, long, textured and so ultimately tailored. Kudos!
So, there is a small slice of my favourites from day one and a half of London Fashion Week for February 2016. I will be adding a part 2 and possibly even a third over the coming days.
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