Elton John Fashion Through The Decades

With the highly anticipated John Lewis advert being the talk of the town and Elton John being the star of the show, we take a look at some of his most iconic looks over the years, just like the advert.


Elton John and Alessandro Michele, Photo Nick Knight, Vogue.com

Being good friends with the design director at Gucci, Alessandro Michele, the singer has always drowned his outfits in sequins and embellished which reflecting the eccentric label’s style. Alessandro has been equally inspired by his Elton, his music idol, even building a collection for Spring Summer 18 around the unashamedly glam and unique style of Elton John.


Gucci Spring/Summer 18

Here is a look at some of the amazing looks that Elton has performed in so flamboyantly:











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Status Scarf Prints

They are back, the BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) look so popular in France in the 1990s and still going strong with the aspiring upper middle class. With a few choice items such as a touch of Hermes or Gucci mixed with Burberry, leather gloves, velvet Alice bands, Guerlain perfume and bauble jewelry, these combined are clear indicators of impeccable taste.


Photo Daily Mail, Photo Getty Images


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We have had the tarty Versace, but now my friends we are moving upmarket to the more established looks of Gucci, Hermes, Burberry and the likes. Older fashion houses with better pedigree, simple but recognizable designs well suited to the country set, hunter wellies, ponies and the general whiff of damp labs and retrievers. Feast your eyes on the selection from Sublitex.


Vintage Agatha Paris baubles


Photo vintage Vanity Fair


However this may be the origin of the look but the high street will may this trendy, adding new coloursand twists to move this firmly back into the city. One way is taking the more nautical twist that suggests cruises not just the local yachting club. The inclusion of soft flowers amongst the chains and bridles suggests pumps over stout shoes.


Photo – Hunter


Photo Rachel Pally




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Fashion Bloggers to Follow

In a world where everyone loves fashion and a selfie, anyone can become a fashion blogger with the help of some followers. Its hard to know who to follow for the best fashion content with the industry as oversaturated as it is. Here is a look at our favourite influencers filling our instagram feeds with colour and fashion and who love print almost as much as we do:

Pandora Sykes

Writer, fashion consultant and fashion guru Pandora Sykes is one of our favourite bloggers. As co-host to the No1 podcast show ‘The High Low’, Pandora shares her interest in popular culture and fashion through her blog and instagram. Her recent new born is already a style icon in herself


Instagram – @pandorasykes


Style Bubble

One of the original fashion bloggers, Susie Bubble, has built a massive name for herself and is now a massive name in the fashion world for her unique, vibrant style.


Instagram – @susiebubble


Song Of Style

Interior designer Aimee Song takes gorgeous fashion shots in stunning locations. Her wardrobe relaxed and full of printed gowns.


Instagram: @songofstyle


Advanced Style

Photographer and author, Ari Seth Cohen, is the creator of Advanced Style, a project devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” He says, “I feature people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.” It is one of the most vibrant, uplifting fashion blogs out there.




The Frugality

London based fashion stylist, Alexandra Stedman, is a lover of high street fashion. Her blog is full of affordable but ever so stylish outfits and she is not afraid to wear bold prints.




Freddie Harrel

Her enchanting smile is enough of a reason to follow fashion blogger Freddie Harrel. Best known for mixing high street with high end and effortlessly owning her looks. We love the vibrancy Freddie brings to our feeds.




Shrimps X Habitat


Pretty yet cool, Shrimps stand alone in the fashion world with a distinctive handwriting. Celebrated for their expressive prints, the brand have decided to collaborated with homeware brand Habitat to showcase their illustrative hand on home products.


With a colour pallet of baby pinks, cornflower blues and contrasting monos, this collection feels stylish and contemporary. Fabrics reflect the quality of both brands with short pile velvets and rich cottons and elaborate coloured fur.


“Breton stripe faux fur throws are draped on painterly print bedding, layered alongside embroidered cushions and hand crafted rugs.” Hannah Weiland; Creative Director of Shrimps



Crazy creatures and twisted fairytales, the collection is certainly out of the ordinary. We love the contrast of a pretty, feminine colour palette with bold and some what ugly designs, a really exciting new take on interiors for Habitat.


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House of Hackney X & Other Stories


House of Hackney and & Other Stories are thrilled to introduce a new co-lab collection for SS18. Combining House of Hackney’s decadent prints with & Other Stories’ effortlessly chic silhouettes, the collaboration features ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes that encourage an aesthetic rooted in playfulness and frivolity.

Unsurprisingly, this was the must have collection of the season and it has sold out worldwide since the launch 2 weeks ago but here is a look at the beautifully crafted collection that we are still able to admire from our screens

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Naturally, House of Hackney’s founders, Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle, were responsible for picking the prints; mixing up signature floral and zebra stripes in fresh hues of blue, lilac and burnt orange, as well as creating the brand-new ‘tree of life’ foliage design. The duo worked side by side with the & Other Stories team choosing the shapes that worked best and bouncing around various sources of inspiration such as Kate Bush and London street fashion.


Founders of House of Hackney, Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle

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“We love & Other Stories’ silhouettes, print treatments and how meaningful the brand’s social messaging feels. The collection that we created together plays on a heightened version of the colours and shapes found in nature. We were inspired by British psychedelia, vibrant fabrics from our local Ridley Road Market, and the bohemian mood of the Bloomsbury Group,” says Frieda Gormley.

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Feminine and bohemian, the collection is full of laidback dresses and skirts, wide-leg trousers and voluminous blouses as well as bags, shoes and scarves, primarily made in sustainable materials such as TENCEL® and organic cotton. The collection captures a free spirited mood highlighted by the fluid silhouettes that reflect the notion that every woman should enjoy having fun with their wardrobes.

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“House of Hackney transcends trends and plays in a quirky world of their own. We had a lot of fun co-creating a collection that invites women to play more and mix and match fearlessly without any restrictions,” says Anna Nyrén, Head of Colabs, & Other Stories.






Royle and Gormley, at their east London home, wearing designs from their & Other Stories collection.




Here is a look at some of the gorgeous items in the collection:


With thanks to the House of Hackney Press team

All images from stories.com and houseofhackney.com


Printed Swimwear SS19

Print continues to be big in swimwear and appears to be trickling down from the catwalks for more next year. Some of the key designers were Fendi, Versace and Michael Kors showing many one piece items ideal for a bold print statement.


Kenzo SS18


Versace SS18


Michael Kors SS18

All images from Vogue.com

Here is a look at some of our favourite printed swimwear across designer and high street retail:

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Dorothy Perkins

Inspired by the Michael Kors SS18 Swim prints, this design is simple but very on trend for the season

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& Other Stories

Who can resist this beautiful vibrant print in & Other stories at the moment? This vivid ground with popping flowers can be seen in all manner of clothing in their collection.

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Zimmerman have beautifully combined different prints here to create a great boho piece

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Zimmerman have beautifully combined different prints here to create a great bohopiece

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Stripes and colour blocking continue to be a dominate print trend and it can be seen across swimwear in cut-about stripes such as this lovely bold Zara swimsuit

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Animal print is going to be all over the stores this year. A swimwear animal print can be colourfuland fun like this great bikini from H&M

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Lisa Marie Fernandez

SS18 has already been B&W polka dot heavy season and they are now naturally in swimwear.

At Sublitex we are beginning to look for Resort 2019 and are always conscious of the trends pervading swimwear.