Tag: aw09

Did Victoria Beckham copy Osman?

When Victoria Beckham borrowed his column dress last year, Osman Yousefzada was thrilled. Fast forward a year and it would seem she’s added a very similar design to her own […]

Luella’s prices plunge

The fashion world is still weeping over news that British designer Luella Bartley’s eponymous label has ceased trading, but in a bitter-sweet twist, there’s a way we can show our […]

AW09 Trends: Velvet

Admittedly, the return of fusty velvet may well fill with you with dread but, this season, it’s time for a rethink. Velvet has thrown of its dowdy image for Autumn […]

AW09 Trends: Cut-outs

It’s time to play a demure game of peek-a-boo for the new provocative way to dress is strategically sexy: discreetly revealing, transparent but not trashy. Without a doubt, the emerging […]

AW09 Trends: Knit Wit

This season, knitwear is no longer a support act , it’s the star turn. Colourful, adventurous and vibrant knitwear was really celebrated at the Autumn/Winter ’09 collections.  Be it patterned […]

AW09 Trends: Tweed

Tweed is a perennial fashion favourite, and Autumn/Winter ‘09 is no exception. Yes, it’s time to think tweedy – but certainly neither twee nor traditional.Cast aside any Miss Marple connotations […]

AW09 Trends: The Hard Shoulder

The fashion gods have spoken: This autumn, the sartorial spotlight is on the hard shoulder. This new focus on a well-defined shoulder represents the season’s biggest shift in silhouette. Structured […]

AW09 Trends: Leather

Elegant and sophisticated are terms not often associated with leather… Until now. Soft, pliable and beautifully cut in feminine, luxurious and bourgeois silhouettes, leather takes on a fresh character this […]

AW09 Trends: The Camel Coat

As the economic downturn bites, designers understand that you might not be hankering after glitz and glamour ,at least not all the time , and are going back to basics. […]

AW09 Trends: The Thigh’s the Limit

Powerful, sexy, and slightly hard-core, the thigh-high boot makes a fierce and unexpected statement for Autumn. This bondagesque trend debuted—ever so briefly though unforgettably—on the Givenchy Spring runway and has […]

AW09 Trends: La Parisienne

Coquettish, frivolous and a total vamp after dark, this season, fashion’s darling, la Parisienne, makes an uber-glamorous return. Yes, ready-to-wear meets couture this season as the Parisienne look brings glamorous […]

Celebrities descend on Chanel

Chanel was of course a celeb fest. Beth Ditto, Freida Pinto, Lily Allen, Claudia Schiffer all turned up clad in a uniform of black or white or both. Kanye West […]

Paris Fashion Week: Balmain AW09

For autumn/winter 09, Christophe Decarnin chose to present at Gianni Versace’s ex-location – The Ritz. Pounding the runway in a walk reminiscent of the supermodels of the 90’s (Naomi, Christy, […]

Paris Fashion Week: Gareth Pugh AW09

It was a video presentation as opposed to the catwalk for Gareth Pugh at Paris fashion week. Starring model Natasa Vojnovic and created by cinematographer Ruth Hogben, the powerful footage […]

Paris Fashion Week: Nina Ricci AW09

It’s not over until the fat lady sings, or in Olivier Theyskens case till his contract ends in October. Rumours surrounding Theyskens employment at Nina Ricci have been rampant and […]

London Fashion Week: Horace AW09

While waiting in a crowded reception room for the Horace show, I found myself standing next to a group that perfectly encapsulated the Horace spirit – rainbow haired, pierced and […]

London Fashion Week: Giles AW09

Is there nothing that Giles Deacon can’t do? He has produced yet another stellar catwalk collection. The inspiration behind the show was Giles’ days at Art School, which is why […]