23 November 2016

Clio Peppiatt SS17

Clio Peppiatt brands her signature styling into the biker chic trend for next year's spring/summer collection, aptly titled "Fast Women". Presented at On|Off London on a carefully arranged set of car parts and checkerboard flags, this bold collection combines slick racing leathers with more feminine elements of faux fur, lace and sequin detailing. As ever, these striking pieces are playfully adorned with Clio's identifiable embroidery and appliqu├ęs, on this occasion depicting stars, flames, and roaring jaguars. The final look is fierce, yet feminine.

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21 November 2016

The Ingenuity of Non-Iron Shirts

T.M.Lewin Non-Iron Shirts

I have always considered ironing a necessary evil. Although I enjoy the benefits of a crisp and creaseless shirt, the thought of ironing said shirt doesn't occur to me until I want to wear it, at which point I may reluctantly switch on the iron, or I may choose a different shirt altogether, specifically one that miraculously made it off the laundry rack with very few creases to be seen. In my honest opinion, time spent ironing could be better spent on a more important part of my morning routine. Or an extra ten minutes in bed.

Gratefully, I have found my salvation in T.M.Lewin's non-iron shirts, which, to my absolute pleasure, require very little effort between washing and wearing. After removing the collarbones and ensuring all buttons are unfastened, give the shirts a spin at 40 degrees, hang them up immediately afterwards, then watch the creases magically disappear before your very eyes. (Or, given that it isn't an instant process, you may instead want to busy yourself with more enjoyable activities than watching laundry dry.)

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The result: three sharp shirts with zero discernible creases in the cotton fabric, including on the placket, on the collar and along the seams. Thus the ironing board remained stowed away for another day. Better still, the luxury of non-iron technology seems to extend beyond the laundry process, as the shirts remained pristine and virtually creaseless even after a full day's wear.

Beyond their ingenuity and convenience, these shirts are as stylish and as comfortable as any I might purchase from T.M.Lewin. Opting for designs in my preferred palette of red, white and blue, the three featured shirts are from the label's "Fitted" range, which taper on the body and sleeves, yet maintain sufficient breadth across the shoulders. Together with the non-iron fabric, they make excellent additions to my wardrobe; the only downside being that I now wish all other shirts in my wardrobe were non-iron too.

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8 November 2016

Task PR SS17 Press Day

Task PR SS17 Press Day

If, upon arriving for a press day, one is offered complimentary candy floss from an actual candy floss machine, it's a clear indication said press day is probably worth sticking around for. Turning into the heart of the Task PR showroom, my brain went into joyful meltdown at the sight of the shiny and colourful SS17 collections, enhanced by Task PR's lavish decoration of streamers, paper fans and giant baubles suspended from the ceiling.

Among the many brands on display were watches by Storm, Earnshaw and AVI-8, cufflinks by Tateossian, a cosy selection of scarves and knitwear by Johnstons of Elgin (including a multicoloured tartan collaboration with Vivienne Westwood), and summery womenswear by Airfield and Riani.

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