Should Fashion Wait For Kate? by Disneyrollergirl

Kate MiddletonIn just a matter of days, Catherine Middleton will be an HRH and we’ll finally know who designed her blessed dress. After a solid month of daily ‘scoops’ on the identity of the designer, we can all rest easy in the knowledge that Bruce Oldfield/Sarah Burton/Sophie Cranston/Reiss/Insert Any Old Name Here has created the dress of the century. How exciting. And then what? Will Princess William of Wales have to step up her sartorial game for ever more, pleasing the fashion public with perfectly-composed outfits for her endless functions and tours?

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21st April, 2011  3:08 pm | Posted by: | British Fashion, Celebrities, Disneyrollergirl | No Comments »

Paris in the Fall by Disneyrollergirl

Louis Vuitton AW11Whoa, I’m not sure what was in the Perrier at Paris Fashion Week but banana sleeves, exaggerated shoulders and fetish-chic were only half the story. The biggest news keeping the front row’s eyes pinned to their Blackberrys was that of the latest comings and goings on fashion’s merry-go-round.

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23rd March, 2011  4:20 pm | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl | No Comments »

Fall Forward by Disneyrollergirl

Acne AW11 Show LFW

For once what’s shown on the catwalks bears some relation to what we’re wearing in real life. Due to the extreme winter we’ve endured in the UK and the US, the parkas, furs and chunky knits shown on the catwalk (for next autumn-winter) are easier to digest as we trudge across town trussed up in similar heat-sealing layers. Early indicators suggest colourful furs (which will no doubt translate as fake furs on the high street), utilitarian parkas with a luxe twist and all manner of textural, layer-friendly knits.

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22nd February, 2011  3:34 pm | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl | No Comments »

French Polish by Disneyrollergirl

Carine Roitfeld

The shock fashion news of the last month was that of Carine Roitfeld’s departure from Paris Vogue. Sacre bleu, what a blow for fashion! What would it mean for the front row? Would there be a gaping Carine-shaped hole left in the street style blogosphere? After much initial angst and brow furrowing, a sigh of relief was exhaled when Roitfeld’s successor was revealed as fellow Voguette Emmanuelle Alt. Phew, no change there then.

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18th January, 2011  10:28 am | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl, News | No Comments »

Fabulosity For All Seasons by Disneyrollergirl

Marc Jacobs SS11So much for the New Minimalism movement. Barely a season has passed and pffftt, like a puff of smoke from Aladdin’s lamp… vanished.

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21st December, 2010  4:49 pm | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl, Latest Trends | No Comments »

Just Cruisin’

Christian Louboutin Shoes

And they’re in!  November sees the first drop of the new Cruise collections and what a bumper crop it is.

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16th November, 2010  12:41 pm | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl | No Comments »

Disneyrollergirl On Fashion Weeks And The All-Year-Round Seasons

Michael van der Ham’s Luxe Patchworks

Michael van der Ham’s Luxe Patchworks

What a month this has been for fashion. Firstly, the spring-summer shows where London represented a riot of weird and wonderful madcappery. Notable moments included Mary Katrantzou’s photo-realist prints, Michael van der Ham’s luxe patchworks and Christopher Kane’s More

18th October, 2010  10:57 am | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl | No Comments »

Fashion Week Finale – Menswear Roundup

Carolyn Massey

While the most popular womenswear shows at London Fashion Week were still championing polished dresses and heels (Erdem, Michael van der Ham, Christopher Kane), the latest crop of menswear is strictly casual, albeit with a twist.  Although tailoring is represented by Savile Row’s finest – E.Tautz, Ozwald Boateng and Hardy Amies among them – it’s the young casualwear guns with the widest appeal.  Today’s menswear designers agreed on contrast-coloured panelled shirts, printed backpacks, tailored trackpants and lots of jewellery and decoration.

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23rd September, 2010  9:33 am | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl, London Fashion Week, Menswear | No Comments »

LFW – Up Close and Personal

Mary Katrantzou Dresses

Re-seeing the catwalk collections in the tents is always a highlight of London Fashion Week.  Topshop has made it even easier by putting all its New Generation sponsored designers in a swanky outdoor hut overlooking the river.  Here, I got to see the likes of Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou and David Koma in detail.  This new generation of designers consistently raises the bar in design and execution.  They’re so slick and business-minded, it’s easy to forget they’re still relative newcomers.  Holly Fulton in particular (below) has the most immaculately finished samples and considers the overall look of her collections.  Clothing, accessories, jewellery, even her illustrations, all possess Fulton’s graphic handwriting.

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22nd September, 2010  8:00 am | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl, London Fashion Week | No Comments »

LFW – All About Accessories

Christopher Kane Shoes

While fashion shows tend to focus on the clothes, the accessories are equally important and for next season they promise to be stronger than ever.  The extreme shoe trend still has plenty of mileage.  Models have been routinely tumbling off their platforms (yes, platforms are still hanging in there) as witnessed at Charles Anastase where waifs in Natacha Marro‘s neck-breakers toppled like skittles.

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21st September, 2010  9:27 am | Posted by: | Disneyrollergirl, London Fashion Week | No Comments »