During the recent London Fashion Week in the end of February, I have had a chance to visit Burberry Makers House , where the showcase of the inspiration, the process and design references behind the brand’s second see-now-buy-now collection are exposed. Makers House was opened as a fashion exhibition, offering the public the chance to celebrate the new runway collection freshly after the show, alongside the work of Henry Moore, the iconic artist that inspired it.
On Saturday 19th September afternoon, I arrived at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms on Fitcroft Street to help with Steven Tai Spring/Summer 2016 presentation, an hour before the show started. Everybody was in a haste, bustling around the presentation venue which was decorated in a classroom party theme, with their unfinished props in hands. There were classroom tables, chairs, balloons, stationeries, including the exercise books in different pastel colours.
Last weekend I got a chance to drop by the newly opened branch of Charles & Keith at Emquartier and had been amazed with the freshness and style of their Summer 2015 collection. I picked up their magazine in store, with one page stating ‘The fashion pendulum swings, and the epitome of cool is an understated, minimalist style trimmed of all excess.” Whoops, I am one of those who surely does not admire the logo tag and glitz-and-glam hardware that strikes you in the eyes, and happy to see they do so. Nowadays when comfort seems to be a key for every effortless look, the trend for the understated is an antidote against flashy fashion and its aggressive coolness which was all about screaming for attention.