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Luella Goes Crazy for Owen Plummer

A new collaboration with Zine creator, publisher and illustrator, Owen Plummer has injected a little bit of multi-coloured youth to Luella tees, bags and brooches. Currently on display at the Brook Street store, the quirky crazy prints and doodled designs are a far cry from the more ‘grown up’ collection and Minnie Mouse shapes that Luella showed us on Monday at LFW.

Filed under: brook street, lfw, luella, Owen Plummer, Owen Plummer for Luella, zine

Unseen London Fashion Week

We’ve all seen the pics that circulate the web and yes Christopher Kane, Topshop and Luella were amazing but not ones to follow the crowd we thought we’d share a few of the more random and special moments of LFW.

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Bistrotheque cafe & bar at 180 The Strand. Amazing slices of cake and great tacos.

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The black and white Union Jack’s that hung proud around the venue. Very ‘anti-fashion’.

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MAC’s makeup sheet for Louise Gray’s presentation makeup.

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Not quite Posh (who we thought may be in the parked car behind the tent) but Mr. Walliams no less looking rather suave!

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The Matches stand at LFW designed by the brilliant Gary Card. The bright garish colours looked great set against the palatial courtyard of Somerset House.

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From behind- our man taking us in the complimentary Rickshaw to the pop up Armani cafe on St. Martins Lane. Poor waiter misunderstood our order 3 times! Result- 3 free Armani cocktails. Yum!

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Me having just had my makeup done by the lovely Louise at MAC.

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Headonism @LFW entrance display

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Giant pink inflatable mouse? bear? er not too sure but looked good in the main stairwell at 180 The Strand.

Filed under: 180 the strand, armani cafe, bistrotheque, christopher kane, gary card, headonism, lfw, louise gray, luella, mac, matches, somerset house, Topshop

Topman: The Menswear Shopping Emporium?

Compared to its bigger and better sister, Topshop, Topman has always lacked a certain charisma, yet a revamped floor design may finally be taking highstreet menswear to new levels.
In fact it quite literally is, as last night saw the new 23,000 square foot top level space revealed. With a whole official day dedicated to menswear this year at LFW, it’s clearly the week of the man. Fittingly then that Topman have decided to revamp their tired and rather bleak floor space into a brand new swanky hub of stylish fixtures and concession overloads! By this I mean there is an Eat Café, an Office ‘Trainer Boutique’, Rough Trade listening posts and recommended album chart (the first of its kind) and a UK Sharps Barber to keep all those beards and ‘taches under control!
Amidst these quirky features the space will house Topman’s existing ranges, designer collaborations which include TM Design, Lens, the new LTD range and also mainline collections from MAN designers James Long and Christopher Shannon. Oh and squeezing in just another new feature, the ‘Red Area’ will become a trendy new space for collections to hold base for a while and get customers familiar with the trend, picking up tips along the way on how to work and style it. Now there’s a shop floor worthy of a visit.

Filed under: charlotte mann, christopher shannon, eat cafe, james long, lens, lfw, London Fashion Week, rough trade, tm design, topman, Topshop, uk sharps barber

LFW Preview

Only one full day to go until it’s ridiculously high heels at the ready, statements bags on shoulders and networking frenzies! Yep London Fashion Week is very close. Dazed Digital have just exposed a sneaky peek to some of the designers inspiration for there S/S 2010 collections. Quite intrigued by Louise Gray. Hoping for a bit of chavtastic kitsch.
Louise Gray: “The collection is about a London babe, it’s inspired by my love for London. It’s ‘London trashbag chic’. Judy Blame will be doing accessories and Nicholas Kirkwood, shoes.”

Meadham Kirchhoff: ‘Purity. Illusion. Antiquity. Synthesized draping.’

Mark Fast: ‘An enchanted mystic Egyptian underground jewel.’

Emilio de la Morena: ‘Darkly romantic, fluid and sensual.’

Cooperative Designs: ‘Raw, crafted, graphic, abstracted textiles.’

Filed under: cooperative designs, dazed digital, emilio de la morena, lfw, lfw preview, London Fashion Week, louise gray, mark fast, meadham kirchhoff, ss2010