London Fashion Week houses many creative designers. One show in particular that caught attention of Fashion Thirst this season was the debut collection by Hila and Kristian Aadnevik. Many celebrities attended the fashion show including Egypt Official who sat front row.
Their latest looks provided a unique insight into the world of Alexander Jamieson, drawing inspiration from Alexander’s depiction of the heavens in a celestial atlas, star maps, and ancient mythology. Another point of inspiration was drawn from the daughter of Zeus, Urania. A representation of universal love and the Holy Spirit.
This was depicted throughout the collection beautifully, through the use of elegant designs that captured the mystical characteristics of Urania. Silhouettes were graceful, feminine with voluminous shape and layering techniques applied throughout the collection.
Transparent and metallic fabrics captured the strong sense of mythology and the heavens above, paired with natural tones, baby blue and deep shades of black and gold. Overall highlighting the craftsmanship and innovative detail applied to each look created by Hila and Kristian.
This season Gyunel showcased her latest couture collection, a vibrant display of 90’s nostalgia and romantic grunge looks. The designer, originally from an artistic background completed her education at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion. Gyunel is known for her transitional style of design, using prints created from her oil paintings which are then transformed into fashion looks ready for the catwalk.
This unique application of creativity is merged with elegant craftsmanship and timeless designs. The luxury couture brand was founded in 2005 and has since built a strong international client base working on an appointment-only basis.
The latest SS20 looks reinforce a teenage spirit, exhibiting strong 90s references to punk and grunge which are carried through the collection. The use of royal blue, black and metallic fabrics could be seen alongside a range of silhouettes from full-length gowns, fitted body con dresses and boxy denim jackets. Swarovski embellishments and the use of transparent fabrics like organza gave the range a sassy glamours look. A unique glitzy denim co-ord and a baby pink halter neck bustier dress stood out from the collection, styled with Doc Martins providing a princess rocker vibe to this seasons looks.
Overall Gyunel’s collection was a unique display of couture artistry, combining a range of classic designs and reinforcing the designer's recognisable skills in painting and couture fashion.
Written By Eshe Mitchell Photography: Davide Sometti
In June 2018, Oliver Spencer showcased another spectacular collection during London Fashion Week Men’s, at British Fashion Council’s Show Space at The Store Studios. This “Spring Summer 2019” collection named “Wildflower”, had a naturalistic vibe with earthy tones, worn with daisy-chain flower necklaces. Artist, Wolfgang Buttress, collaborated to transport the audience (press and buyers) through multi-sensory sound and projection, to a wildflower meadow.
The latest looks had unique relaxed twists, and reflected society’s increasing environmentally-conscious attitudes. Garments made out of sustainable fabrics, such as organic cotton used new fabrication methods, with a healthier effect on the environment. A more naturalistic attitude was also reflected through the nature-inspired colour palettes of olive green, navy, mocha, and stone greys, and utilitarian styles. Slight feminine touches were seen throughout the collection with soft-pink going hand-in-hand with a floral focus for the season’s spring looks. Graphic T’s were merged with timeless traditional silhouettes, reinforcing Spencer’s sophisticated but relaxed tailored style.
Mr Spencer never fails to showcase his looks on a diverse cast of models, with both age and ethnicity fairly represented, and his brand proposed a new relaxed version for today’s modern man. He will be donating proceeds from the sale of Wildflower Ts to Shine Cancer Support.
It was a great turnout for the iconic menswear designer, with many celebrity-attendees, including Alesha Dixon supporting her model boyfriend Azuka Ononye on the runway, Hu Bing, and Dougie Poynter.
Overall his SS19 collection was refreshing, socially-responsive and leaves us with great anticipation for the next set of trends from Spencer, in January 2019.