Search This Blog

Thursday, 29 July 2010

HOLLY FULTON INTERVIEW FOR PF

HOLLY FULTON INTERVIEW FOR PLAYING FASHION MAGAZINE.

A few weeks ago I got a chance to speak to designer ‘Holly Fulton’ and ask her a few mini questions, as we shot two of her A/W 10-11 looks for the next online issue of Playing Fashion Magazine.

Her latest collection was defiantly a highlight for me, last fashion week. The amazing colour scheme of deep yellows, violets and monochrome prints where beautiful.  Her collections are so wearable and fresh, with her artistic background always shining through.

Hi Holly, firstly I want to ask you, how did you become a designer?
Through a long route-I studied then worked at various jobs before eventually going back to do my MA in 2005. I went straight from there to Lanvin and I put the rest down to fate and luck.
Did you always dream of becoming a designer or did you have other plans as a child?
I originally wanted to be a vet but realised I was not scientifically gifted quite quickly and switched back to art! I've always been interested and had it in my mind but I could never have dreamed I would be in the position I am in today.
Did you studying fashion in College/ University?
Yes, Edinburgh for my degree and post grad then RCA for my MA
Before launching your own line did you ever work/ intern for any other established designers?
I worked for Lanvin which was both an amazing and hard experience-this helped me to decide to go it alone and I've never looked back.
What are your future plans?
I hope I will be able to build my team and my brand, a lot of people have been very good to me early on and I would like to be able to reward that eventually. It means everything to me to work as a collective, I couldn't do it alone its very much a group effort.
What has made you the designer you are today?
Luck and other people’s enthusiasm.

"THIS IS ENGLAND"

A shoot I did a while ago for Playing Fashion magazine about new up and coming British talent is now online as a teaser for the printed September Issue. We shot it in a grimey abandoned council estate in London, here are a few of my favourite looks and a few back stage shots.







From the shoot...






Also i got chance to ask Holly Fulton a few questions for the issue so i will be posting that in the next few days! 




Tuesday, 27 July 2010

VINTAGE SHOPS IN SHEFF.

At the weekend i went back up north an visited Sheffield, sweet little shops near Carver and West Street.
i forgot how cheap everything is, the most amazing vintage bargins
(sorry the pictures arnt great quality there from my iphone.)












Cow vintage 
Me and my boyfriend spent easily over an hour in Cow, they have a sale on, 
Any 4 items for £10!






 As you can see the amount of choice! needed taking advantage of, i planned ahead for the next season and got a grey velvet body suit, Alexander wang style top, spice girls style back pack and a massive floor length tweed poncho to use on shoots! all for £10!


Cow Vintage 156-160 West Street Sheffield 
they have a blog too!!


http://wearecow.blogspot.com/


Freshmans Vintage 
Clothing. 6-8 Carver Street Sheffield South Yorkshire S1 4FS.


Follow my blog with bloglovin

Monday, 12 July 2010

Designer Love for Proenza Schouler








I wanna call it a little grungy but im not too sure what it is? Preppy grungy punk?
Whatever Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough have found inspiration from I am glad! Because this is my favourite collection of theirs to date. Unexpectedly they have gone for a more darker toned theme yet kept the odd signature baby doll dress through out.
Personally a fan of the all black outfit, I feel there is the perfect amount in this collection.
The dark tartan checks, perfect pleats and hint of brown/nude accessories are this stylists dream.
LOVE.

A/W 10-11 Trend Report continued

Sixties Trend
A theme seen through out various A/W 10 collections such as..

MIU MIU



BALENCIAGA




Stella McCartney

DKNY



The 60s belonged to the trendsetters; Twiggy, Barbara Hulanicki, Mary Quant, Jackie o, Brigitte Bardot and my own personal favourite Edie Sedgwick.




Women wore floral prints, big, bright flowers, shift dresses and mini skirts which were designed 6 inches above the knees all in bright bold Colours of yellows, red’s, orange, violet and blues to list a few.


Make up was Dramatic, heavy dark or coloured eyes, and full of mascara, producing spider leg lashes. Skin pale, with glittering or pale Lips.


Here is a great little video I found of London in the 60s, I love that back then there was such a set way to dress, it made you belong to a certain genre of people; British Mods, Rockers, Hippies, Motown soul styles.



 Fashion created boundaries and stereotypes that people stuck to, not like today’s fashion where it is so fast paced, trends last less than a season, but then again in 40 years time, will people be reinventing the chav style and informing the next generation of the great trend of 2010; doll necklace’s, Nike track suits and Burberry checks? A scary thought.

A/W 10-11 Trend Report

I have been adding to my show notes since February’s fashion week, now pin pointed trends and predicted future looks for this coming winter.
So here are a few major themes; I think will be coming through in next few months.

Over the knee boots

Hogg

Pleats

Proenza Schouler 

Velvet 

Richard Nicoll

Full length skirts



Richard Nicoll
Colours:
Orange

Oscar de la Renta

Purple


YSL
Camel / Tan


Wang


More theme predictions to come!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER NOT A TERRORIST


Bruce Gilden Street photographer
"I'm known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get." 


NEW YORK CITY STREET PHOTOGRAPHY























Inspiring.
http://photographernotaterrorist.org/

LOVE FOR FANNY & JESSY A/W 10


MY LATEST DESIGNER CRUSH...



Fanny and Jessy: Vaniloquence AW 2010 from nadine strohhaecker on Vimeo.


I have a serious designer crush on this collection, bringing back the 90s grunge in a contemporary context, amazing colour schemes and fabric techniques enough to drive a stylist wild!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A/W 10 TREND





AS A NON LONG LEGGED SHORT PERSON "5'2" URGHHKK! THIS TREND IS A LITTLE SCARY BUT I CANT HELP BUT LOVE THE THOUGHT OF IT, FULLY 90S GRUNGE INFLUENCE FULL LENGHT SKIRTS!


DSQUARED

Dries Van Noten










Michael Kors


Yves Saint Laurent




MY STYLE:
CHARITY SHOP DRESS £2.50
JACKET: ROKIT VINTAGE £30
MODELS DRESS BY Ioannis Dimitrousis