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
Belstaff debuts the second collection by creative director, Sean Lehnhardt-Moore. This season displays explore looks inspired by travel and off beaten track adventures.
The Spring Summer collection named Travelogue originally drew inspiration from archive pieces lead by Sean's creative imagination. The functional and contemporary collection was displayed at the Hoxton Docks with an exposed balcony onto the Regents canal giving the presentation a nature-infused atmosphere.
The presentation had a relaxed atmosphere with many celebrities in attendance from TV and radio personality Dermot O'Leary, model David Gandy, and ballet dancer Eric Underwood.
This season look displayed strong military references merging camo prints, waxed leathers, and ecru denim. The modern take on adventurous trips and natural surroundings has been translated into contemporary designs alongside an earthy colour palette of tan brown, olive greens, beige, and mango orange.
The use of contrasting fabrics and Tailored silhouettes were merged with two-toned fabrics and utility pockets giving a rugged look. Full-length jackets, pique sweatshirts and patchwork detailing were among the few designs displayed at the presentation, overall reinforcing the traditional and distinctively recognisable Belstaff look.