16 July 2017

MR PORTER Summer Social

It's a real pity the MR PORTER Summer Social wasn't held only a few days later, when the South of England was graced with soaring temperatures and continual sunshine. Had that been the case, I would almost definitely have taken full advantage of the designer gifts offered to MR PORTER's party guests - dressed a sunlounger with a Cleverly Laundry swim towel, pulled on pairs of Thorsun swimshorts and Garrett Leight sunglasses, then taken a plunge into The Curtain's rooftop pool. (Or is splashing about not fashion week etiquette?)

MR PORTER Summer Social

Alas, our perch on the Shoreditch skyline was a tad breezy, with black and white beach balls attempting to escape from the Moroccan-style pool and across the terrace. But beneath the shelter of a glass-covered event space, in which some of MR PORTER's favourite summer labels were showcased, no spell of wind was going to stop the fashion week regulars from winding down after a weekend of shows.

As per usual, however, I was far too focused on documenting everybody else having fun to let myself enjoy the party. For one, it's very difficult to operate a Canon 6D while cluthing a gin and tonic. Perhaps it would make a pleasant change to give myself a break one fashion week, and not attend without a camera surgically attached to my right arm. Although I think we all know that's not going to happen any time soon.

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1 July 2017

University of Central Lancashire, Graduate Fashion Week

The final-year collections that make the Graduate Fashion Week runway are widely varied, from streetwear to couture, from understated chic to the outright eccentric, yet each is expressive of its designer's skill and talent. You can see virtually all the graduate work - including notes on inspiration and design process - by exploring the exhibition halls, although I much prefer a seat at the catwalk show, where the ensembles are in constant motion.

The first show I attended was that of the University of Central Lancashire. Among my favourite collections were Alice Green's statement knitwear pieces, fashioned in hues of pink and grey, Amelia Robertson's "Survival Is Not Mandatory", a fusion of expedition attire and feminine styling, and also Helen Hyde's contemporary menswear collection, featuring Tron-esque outerwear with tongue-in-cheek intimations to the political zeitgeist.

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14 June 2017

Ross, Ely's Yard

(04-06-2017) Ross
Ross, employee at Grenson shoe store on Hanbury Street, styles real vintage attire with his suede 'Grover' boots, namely a 1950s shirt, 1970s Wrangler jeans, and a 1970s leather jacket.

13 June 2017

Lydia, Lamb Street

Street Style - Lydia, Lamb Street
Lydia, Fine Art student at Goldsmiths University of London, shows us how to wear black in the heat of a city summer.  Lydia is wearing Dr Martens boots, Mango shorts, and a shirt bought from China.
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