Photo Illustration by Max-o-matic; http://www.vanityfair.com/
The Molly Goddard tulle dress from series one. http://www.glamour.com
Here are some highlight of the amazing fashion pieces worn by Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh; as the hotly anticipated season two has just started. I’m sure many of their fashion statements are bound to be making their way onto the high street – as we all channel our inner kick-ass leading ladies.
Miu Miu graphic geometric red and white dress: vogue.com. Camo jacket instagram.com @killingeve
Philip Lim floral bomber: vogue.com
Horse-printed Chloé blazer, shimmery gold trousers, and a ruffle-neck, purple Isabel Marant blouse. http://www.vogue.com
Dries Van Noten power suit. http://www.vogue.com
The styling and sets are incredible. You are taken to a different world of glamour mixed with grunge. Assassins mixed with CIA agents. Fashion mixed with costumes. The fashion helps to tell the story of these characters as you become attached and invested in them – even when you aren’t sure whether you should.
Villanelle can even rock some children’s style pyjamas in a wild comic style print. instagram.com @killingeve
Print of the week
A good print is one that complements and adds value to a fabric through colour & technique.
What is it?
Every day we come across accreditation labeling in our lives for consumer products such as for Organic, Fairtrade, PETA, etc. A growing requirement in the Textile Industry is the Oeko-tex so we thought we should investigate exactly what this is.
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label can be issued for textile products at all stages of production; yarns, fabrics, dyed or finished materials, accessories all the way through to a finished product such as baby clothes, clothing, sportswear, home textiles,furnishings for decorative purposes.
A final product certification according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is only possible if all components of an end product comply with the required criteria – that means accessory parts such as buttons, zips, interlinings, hook-and-loop fasteners etc. in addition to the outer material and the sewing threads, or prints and coatings.
Each element is comprehensively and strictly tested for over 300 substances which are deemed unhealthy for human contact such as;
- Banned Azo colourants
- and many more
They test for numerous other harmful chemicals independently of international legislation. This accreditation is not an ethical, organic or environmental award but purely assuring that no harm will come to the person from the article with which they are physically in contact.
However, it is a indicator of good and responsible practice and as such is likely to has a positive outcome in other areas. We hope that this request from retailers will be stringently applied worldwide and that it is not just playing lip service to a well meaning UK public. The textile and clothing industry need to raise the bar and this is one way to do it and welcomed by many leading companies such as Miroglio and Sublitex srl.
A selection of the fabulous talent at graduate fashion week. Inspiring prints and innovative designs. Bold colours and patterns.
https://www.instagram.com/officialgfw/ Floral inspired textile details spotted backstage at the @ucaepsomfashion Sophie Jane Robinson
Delicate details backstage at the@mcrschart
Printed details captured in the manchester school of art 2019 graduate fashion show. @mcrschart Collection by @shannonstapley_fashion
Hand drawn accessories captured backstage.
Backstage at the Best of GFW catwalk and awards show! Featuring @edinburghcollegeofart’s @alexandrafansx winning collection!!
all above images https://www.instagram.com/officialgfw/
https://www.instagram.com/patternbank/Some great prints on show at the London Graduate Fashion week today. Check out a handful of pattern highlights from the UCA Rochester & Epsom shows. @officialgfw @ucaepsomfashion@uca_rochester_print
Fabulous patten and colour inspiration in Barcelona. From the amazing architecture by Gaudi to the bright colours in the markets on las Ramblas. A feast for the eyes.
Mosaics at Park Güell. All Own Photographs.
The beautiful colour at La Sagrada Familia.
Exploring the markets- Las Ramblas.
Here are our top 10 picks from the Sublitex Autumn Winter collection. A range of richly coloured luxurious looking designs to fight off the winter gloom. Snuggle down on a deep velvet sofa with a good book.
The following prints from Sublitex take inspiration from the maven of sweet florals, long before Cath Kidston appeared on the scene, Laura Ashley. We move from the crisp to the vintage colour palette then a few transitional colours for later in the year.
Creative, Colourful and fun prints.
Make a fun statement this season! Take inspiration from some of these mark making and fine art fashion prints.
Moschino – Big scribbles on dresses, tights, blazers and wide brimmed hats.
Moschino s/s 2019 collection. vogue.co.uk. Below: Chain Bull Denim Jacket. Tweed cotton canvas and linen trouser suit. Black brushstroke PVC jacket.
Mugler Marbled s/s 2019 collection. The work of artist Samara Scott.
Marni – Grecian draped dresses splashed with fine art portraits.
Cult Gaia. Abstract mark making.
Playful, fun and naive collection from Mira Mikati.
The quintessential Laura Ashley frock, high-necked, long sleeved and often in wallpaper floral print. The unlikely contended for dress of the summer. The charm of this trend is in the nostalgia. The Laura Ashley aesthetic is reminiscent of a lot of peoples childhoods. Floral bedrooms and matching dresses, a perfect tonic for all the negativity at the moment.
Urban Outfitters has collaborated with Laura Ashley to create a new nine-piece capsule collection. ‘We collaborated with Laura Ashley to respond to the increased demand for vintage-inspired pieces from our customers.’ Explains buying director Malika Zazoule.
Alice and Olivia, and other stories
Anna Sui , Dolce and Gabanna
Emelia Wickstead, Veronica Beard all above on net-a-porter.com
We recently went to London Design Week at Chelsea Harbour to visit all the top end Home Furnishing showrooms. This is an exquisite show and just the ladle of inspiration required on a cold grey London day in March.
There were many trends that we will cover later but I fell totally head over heels in love with all the little beasties lurking in the prints. In fashion we have seen this but nothing compares with the quirkiness nor cuteness below
Ardmore is a South African company based in Natal and their fabric designs reflect their African roots. There are currently three collections: Wonderboy, Qalakabusha and the new Zambezi collection all inspired by traditional arts and crafts. Ardmore-design.com
Monkey Palm Oasis Fabric Bush Bandit Butter Dust
River Chase Silver Ripple fabric Monkey Bean Flame Fabric
The Extinct Animals wallcoverings are inspired by Moooi’s Museum of Extinct Animals which celebrates nature’s diversity, while stimulating then stretching the limits of imagination.
https://www.arte-international.com/en/ in collaboration with Moooi ( moooi.com)
Timorous Beasties was established in Glasgow in1990 by Alistair McCauley and Paul Simmons, who meet studying Textiles at Glasgow School of Art. This acclaimed studio take traditional techniques and twist and stretch design in exciting directions.
Tropical Clouded Leopard TB Indie Wood TB
Fruit Looters TB Iguana Solid TB
Ring tailed Lemur from Sanderson @ stylelibrary.com