We are sharing many of the fashion designers 2018 designs for you to enjoy:
London, September 15th, 2017
Which human qualities inspire you?
When do you most feel at peace?
What do you love about your community?
What in your life is unfolding perfectly?
If money was no concern, what would you do with your life?
Cafe Gratitude, Los Angeles
Under the eternal spiritual guidance of her floppy fringed, teen dream, post pin up River Phoenix, the Ashley Williams girl has evolved towards a greater good for the sake of all person kind. Like the continuous ebb and flow of sad river, she has been drained, floated and emoted. She’s been covered in crystals, gave up meat and dairy and wafted her sage stick about in a bid for a higher state of consciousness.
Like an activated charcoal shot to her boujie lifestyle she then clutched her pearls and headed toward the glittering glamour of Hollywood.
The thing about animals is that they don’t judge you.
The accept you the way you are.
Wendy O. Williams
Bad vibes quashed and neggy energy on the wane, she has been spiritualised, veganised, cried, died then did it all over again on a pagan shrine. Now her coconut bacon is exuberant, her pad thai noodles are liberated, her avocado on toast is peaceful and her kim chee is alive.
But then a night down the Sunset Strip with Justin and a bucking bronco made her realise that getting to know oneself is all good and jolly, but at the end of the day, the beauty of life is the balance, the peanut butter and the jelly. She is a wellness warrior, who realises you have to detox… to RETOX!
Fells like I just woke up, like all this time I’ve been asleep.
Even though it’s not who I am, I’m not afraid of who I used to be.
No one stays the same, what goes up must come down.
Change is a thing you can count on.
I feel so much younger now.
Like The Fabulous Stain meets the Mamas and the Papas, she is part Skid Row and part Stevie Nicks. She is still a trash bag but dang she’s trying to be a batter person. She is both earth mother and jockey slut, drinks hemp milk matcha whilst dressed in last nights make-up, slams tequila straight after her psychedelic spinning class, studies Transcendental Meditation with David Lynch on has her V steamed (like Gwyneth) before taking to the pole at Jumbo’s Clown Room. Such contradictions are seen in her new wardrobe where glamorous evening dresses with Bam Bam tiger stripes are dressed down with scorpion vajazzled sandals, where feathered décolletage is worn with distressed denim and where Michalangelo’s divine David carries a surfboard to a bonfire beach party with his Lost Boys. Her contradictory pretty on the outside accessories spell out ANXIETY, UGLY and HATE respectively, but luckily the dinosaurs and dolphins are on hand to whisper messages of health, wealth and happiness.
Right now, she is in a positive place thanks to flora, fauna and her animal friends. These days, she keeps her crystals on a shelf cause they look cute and sings Roy Orbison on karaoke in her living room. She’s connected, vivid, eclectic, local, lucky, dazzling, infinite and gracious. How awesome? Well, life’s a beach, now so is SHE!
Words by Ben Reardon
Styling: Julia Sarr-Jamois
Assisted by Alexandra Bickerdike, Chelsey Clarke and Kacey Amoo
Street Casting and Consulting: Danny Reed
Assisted by Mana Kumira-Anderson
Agency Casting: Danielle Emerson
Makeup: Thomas de Kluyver using M.A.C
Hair: Soichi Inagaki using Bumble and bumble
Nails: Wah Nails
Set: Tony Hornecker
Sponsors: M.A.C, Fuji Water, Asos, General Eyewear
With special thanks to Fran Burns, Lottie Des’Ascoyne, Molly Dikes, Lizzie Farrell, Fergus Purcell, Edward Quarmby, Ben Reardon, Claudia Sinclair, Lev Tanju, Toby 1tooth
“The Jocks, The Preps, The Punks – and the Prom Queen“
London, September 16th 2017, For immediate release
Nicopanda launches onto the London Fashion Week schedule under the Creative Direction of Nicola Formichetti for the brand’s debut runway show for Spring/Summer 2018. Taking inspiration from the tribes teenagers find themselves falling in and out of during high school, Nicola revisited his favourite coming-of-age films such as Dazed and Confused, The Breakfast Club and Jawbreaker focusing on the cliques these films highlight- the Jocks, The Preps, The Punks and the Prom Queen- to set the look and mood of his new collection.
“Team N.F” varsity motifs embellish fleece uniforms with miniature ruffles masquerading as sporty-stripes in the “Formichetti” track-and-field section. Hot pink and lilac tulle are box pleated in a nod to classic school uniforms and prom dresses alike. Preppy cotton pique is mashed up with punk badges and chain wallets showcased on baby doll silhouettes emblazoned with rebellious “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die” graphic treatments. The whole collection is bound by the Nicopanda high-low aesthetic marrying hard and soft, boy and girl, dark and light – a true reflection of the non-gendered eclecticism of the Nicopanda community.
Nicopanda has collaborated with Amazon Fashion in a world-first advancement to the see-now-buy-now concept, creating a see-now-Prime-now capsule collection which will also be shown during the Spring/Summer ’18 runway show and available across Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) for One Day delivery and within selected postcodes in both London and Milan for One Hour Prime Now delivery straight from the catwalk (See last 6 looks from the runway). Nicola Formichetti and Nicopanda are synonymous with digital innovation- this partnership is no exception – from the catwalk, to the customer and out onto the street in a matter of hours.
Creative Director: Nicola Formichetti
Design Director: Zachary Ching
Design Assistant: Sho Miguel Littlefield
Styling: Nicola Formichetti
Styling Assistant: Marta Del Rio
Casting: Marqee Miller
Set Design: Andrew Cellerino
Makeup: Terry Barber for MAC Cosmetics
Hair: Jon Reyman for Aveda, Dyson & Salon Pro RX
Music: Michael Magnam
Show Production: Bacchus
Shoes kind support by Tretorn, Dr Martens & Underground
Headwear kindly support by Kangol
Special thanks to Harriet Robinson, Soni Dhesi, Kevin Kollenda, Raul Magdeleno, Andy Rofles, Shivy Galtere, Michelle McLaughlin, Ashley Smith, Ella Dror, Guido Campello, Leo Lau, The London School of Styling, Bacchus, Amazon Fashion and Mission PR.
London, September 15th, 2017
Marta Jakubowski presents her Spring/Summer 2018 collection during London Fashion Week with the brand’s first catwalk show. This season is an exploration of an imperfect idea of femininity that isn’t driven by youth, reinterpreting a classic wardrobe to reflect the woman of today. The focus for this collection was to understand the needs and desires of real women, to create clothing that could evoke a genuine emotion and with real world sensibilities. These are clothes with light and energy, that transition from day to night, and that work with a woman not against her for 24 hours a day.
Denim is a new product category this season with jean jackets and dresses reinterpreted in ultra-feminine colours of vanilla, lilac and bottle green. Detachable panels and intricate slits and knots reveal countless styling options for refined but effortless daywear.
Sharp-cut leatherette gives a sculptural dimension to staples such as ankle skimming trench coats transforming them into a uniform for the contemporary woman and eveningwear is reimagined in experimental proportions and volume to create sensual fabrics that criss-cross the body, wrapped and twisted around the torso.
Marta Jakubowski toys with the conventions of tailoring creating elegant silhouettes with a mature aesthetic. Soft draped blazers are paired with seductively tight mini skirts, and the brand’s signature skirt-trousers are reconfigured with pleated panels, juxtaposed ageist ribbed jersey cut-outs for an uncomplicated, playful appeal.
Styling: Tati Cotliar
Casting: Emilie Astrom
Make-up: Lucy Bridge @ Streeters using Skyn Iceland
Hair: Mari @LGA Management using Bumble and bumble
Nails: Imarni Ashman using Imarni Nails
Music: William Green
Shoes kindly supported by Jimmy Choo
Special thanks to NEWGEN Panel, British Fashion Council, Sarah Mower, Zuzanna Szarlata, Yen Wong, Jenny Mellor, Duska Brunetti, Gabrielle Dumont & Iwona Rutkowska
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