Prairie perfection, playful pattern and total floral overload. Let us introduce to you New York based ready to wear brand Batsheva. We stumbled across this gorgeous brand from various bloggers, it seems to be the must have maxi this season.


Former lawyer Batsheva Hay started playing around designing matching clothes for her and her daughter back in 2016. Gaining lots of attention from the fashion industry, she soon decided to start a business from this. Laura Ashley inspired, her collections celebrate femininity in the boldest way. Ditsy florals, lace trims and ruffles, the styles hark back to the 60’s and 70’s but injected with modern and updated finishes and prints.





Not only do the brand cater for all your feminine needs, but they also create beautiful dresses for girls. We love the way they have been shot with the oversized shoes and the funny wigs, straight out of the dressing up box.



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Versace SS18


Marking 20 years since the brutal murder of Gianni Versace, his sister Donatella Versace orchestrated a collection celebrating his most iconic looks. Drawing focus to his life and not his tragic death, the collection is bright, vibrant and everything and more of what you could expect from a Versace show.


Gianni and Donatella Versace in New York in the 1990s: ‘Gianni was all about joy, and so full of life’. Photograph: Rose Hartman/Getty Images

The collection saw old prints revived from the Versace archive from the years of 1991-95. His most iconic and visually inspiring collections were born in this period including : Vogue, Warhol, My Friend Elton, Icons, Baroque, Animalia, Native Americans, Tresor de la Mer, Metal Mesh, and Butterflies.

Versace SS18 ready to wear collection.

“Gianni was joy, he was happiness, full of life; and these prints were a big part of his personality,” Donatella Versace


Versace SS18 ready to wear collection.

Reinterpreting old prints into different silhouettes and fabrics gave the collection a futuristic feel. The combination of his statement baroque prints with thigh high boots and coordinating jackets plummets this collection forward into the 21st centaury and bang on trend aside all of the other fashion week collections.


Versace SS18 ready to wear collection.

“In one show you can’t really touch on everything Gianni did.” Donatella Versace


Versace SS18 ready to wear collection. Vogue.com8

Vogue, April 1995; Versace Spring 2018. Photos: Steven Meisel;


Left to Right: Versace March 1992; Versace Spring 2018. Photos: Patrick Demarchelier;

Cindy Crawford & Linda Evangelista backstage at Versace S/S 1992


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The beautiful homage to his work was concluded with a few friends from Versace’s most definitive era, adorned in gold lame floor length gowns. Supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen strolled down the catwalk hand in hand to the anthem ‘Freedom’ by the late George Michael, which seemed like a perfect way to mark 20 years since her brothers death and a way to celebrate such an iconic era for fashion.11

Finale to the Versace SS18 ready to wear collection. Donatella Versace in center.

Sublitex’s hommage to Gianni Versace:

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Watch the full collection here:


Oliver Bonas: Mauna Lao

Sophie Wade - Design and Colour

Sophie Wade –

After visiting the new Oliver Bonas store in Manchester the other week, I fell in love with the new exciting fashion prints they had dotted around the store.


St Mary’s Gate, Manchester,

Mauna Lao is the new fashion collection for OB inspired by the contrasts of urban living and nature. The trans-seasonal collection has a warm colour palette of peached pinks, dusty rose and golden khakis.

“The key print for March is Pacific which was inspired by aboriginal and North African art. The designs are bold and spontaneous with textural lines and minimal abstract tribal mark that are accentuated by the monochromatic tones used.”

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“The use of colour was the biggest focus for our design team. They began by looking at the key colours found across volcanic landscapes, noting a particular emphasis on the contrast between the varying earthy tones present. From this, the palette was developed including paired back granite, ash grey and chalky clay tones. This was contrasted with warm sumptuous tones of golden sand, peached pink, rose pink and spiced yellow.”

Following collections such as Zaha and Kiyoko, organic shapes and bold colour blocks are a staple style for Oliver Bonas fashion prints. These collections are still available alongside the new collection Mauna Lao online at

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Keep up to date with all of the Oliver Bonas news on their blog here:

Graduate Fashion Week 2015

Graduate Fashion Week was full of the weird and wonderful. From electric brights to gothic lace, every collection wowed the crowd. Here are some more of our top picks.

Manchester School of Art

Hannah Wallace won the coveted Creative Catwalk Award and the George Gold Award for Collection of the Year for the technical skill shown in her innovative collection.

“One of her gigantic padded and quilted ‘astronaut coats’, that appeared to have been inflated like a helium balloon, looked perfect for immediate launch” – Hilary Alexander, The Telegraph.

Wallace used classic sportswear shapes such as leggings and pushed them into the future. The abstract photography prints with the different fabrics and graphic patterns created a collection ready for space.

Photo: Lucy Young

Photo: Lucy Young

Edinburgh College of Art

Melissa Villevieille was named the winner of the Womenswear and the Catwallk Textiles Awards for her “embellished eveningwear, featuring intricately beaded bodysuits and floor-sweeping skirts” – Emma McCarthy, The Evening Standard.

Villevieille took the classic Breton stripe and gave it a modern twist, with shimmering jewels and ruffles. Each new outfit brought a new shape – from oversized sleeves and skirts to jacket panels that touch the floor. Another designer creating fantastic, new ways to look at the silhouette.


Photo: Lucy Young

Photo: Lucy Young

Photo: Lucy Young

University of Northampton

Rebekka Johnson put together a lovely silk collection. The gentle layers of waistcoats and scarves draped over shoulders add to the soft, whimsical effect. The dreamy purple hues and circle patterns create a collection fit for a modern princess.

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The bold accessories in Martha Adams’ collection stood out – the geometric shapes and different materials used make an adventurous design, and the soft hues of blues, teals and pinks come together for an eye catching collection.

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The University of Northampton Catwalk - Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Martha Adams

The amazing, bright colours of Ashleigh Wise‘s collection really captured the imagination. Her mosaic effect was a different way to celebrate colour. The quirky shoes were the perfect finishing touch to the outfits.

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The University of Northampton Catwalk - Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Ashleigh Wise

Winchester School of Art

Amy Carlin’s collection really caught the eye with the unusual colour combinations, as well as the face print on her unique designs.


Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue