London Fashion Week – A/W 16/17

  After New York, the next stop on the fashion circuit is London, home of quirk, eccentricity and plenty of colour. We have rounded up our favourite shows from the season accompanied by incredible illustrations by the multi-talented designer behind The Label, Emma O’Rourke.   Alexander McQueen   This season saw Alexander McQueen return home to London after showing in Paris for many years. Creative Director, Sarah Burton, chose the same venue (the Royal Horticultural Halls) for the label’s homecoming as the first McQueen show she had worked on twenty years ago. This stand out collection was perhaps Burton’s most… Continue Reading

Shopping in London

  In between visits to cultural institutions, watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (amazing) and a few too many visits to the pub, while on holiday in London I have been shopping. And not just a run of the mill trip to the mall shopping, I have been luxury shopping. Well, luxury window shopping for the most part. These are three of my favourite places to visit in London and I think you might like them too.   Burberry Regent Street Flagship     Not only can you shop the British heritage brand’s largest store, you can also dine… Continue Reading

Dover Street Market

  Founded by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons fame, Dover Street Market is a concept store. With an art gallery feel and super cool brands, this boutique provides a unique retail experience. Dover Street Market spans multiple levels with each brand housed within its own concept area. Who: Guys and girls. What: You will find Commes des Garçons, Simone Rocha, Junya Watanabe, Vetements, Dior, Molly Goddard, Paul Smith and Céline. You will also found accessories and bits and bibs for your home. How Much: $$ – $$$$ Why: Shopping at Dover Street Market is an experience. Plus there is… Continue Reading

One of a Kind, London

A visit to this gem of a vintage shop is a must when in London. Located on Portobello Road (we know you will already be in the area for the markets and the infamous blue door) this establishment is a treasure trove of rare designer pieces. And its not just for the ladies. Contributor James Batchelor, bought the most amazing velvet bomber jacket covered in roses on a recent trip and gives this store his personal recommendation.   Who: Guys and Girls. What: Rare designer vintage from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Vivienne Westwood. How much: $$ –… Continue Reading

London Fashion Week – SS/16

The Brits may have a reputation for being a bunch of repressed prudes, but they are also quite eccentric especially when it comes to their fashion. Case in point: you would never find a collection being shown on models making soggy sandwiches at any other fashion week. And this is exactly what happened at Molly Goddard’s show this season. At one point in time London Fashion Week had become a bit of a blip on the fashion circuit with few designers able to show. Those days are well and truly gone as this year the British Fashion Council has given… Continue Reading