Burberry Showroom Visit, Horseferry House, London Part 2

February 24th, 2015 - London Fashion Week

After the exciting experience at the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 show at London Fashion Week, the afternoon tea and the private dinner in the evening on the 23rd I was on a bit of a high. BUT there was still the showroom visit I had planned at Horseferry House.

I was able to touch everything, walk around the two level showroom and look at everything and take LOTS of photos which I will share with you over the coming days. The runway show AND meeting Christopher again were amazing however touching the clothes and trying things on was great. It meant I was able to see the finishes, feel the textures and weights of each garment. This is why there are designer showrooms during Fashion Week. I was really inspired and was able to ask lots of questions about the collection. PLUS I even saw Christopher again!

In this second round of photos you can see the lovely leopard shearling coat with the black gillet that I loved. Plus in photo one you can see the amazing details of the long netting dress. Can you see anything you like? Comment at the end of the post!

Photos by Kiri Yanchenko

DETAIL: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

DETAIL: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

DETAIL: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

DETAIL: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

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Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Another break in the Fashion Week schedule to bring you these amazing Botanical Humanoid photographs created by Cal Redback. I was drawn to the first picture called 'Herbraiser' at first glance - the skin almost jumps out of the page!

Redback, a French artist, has used digital photography and advanced photo manipulation to present a series of portraits called Freeboards. It's obvious Redback is interested in body manipulation. In the photos below you can see the union of the human face and plant life, with half or parts of the features removed and replaced by the wild growth of greenery.

The surreal series shows the metamorphosis of human characteristics into weird and wonderful botanical life forms redefining the term human nature. Redneck has created a new species of hybrid creatures.

Images care of Cal Redback.

What do you think of these? The textures I see in these photos are quite amazing. I almost wish the creatures were made out of resin so I could walk around them. Which is your favourite? Comment at the end of the post - I love to hear from you!

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

Cal Redback's Botanical Bodies

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VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015

London Fashion Week, 20th February, 2015

I finally made it to London to see my good friends Vin and Omi present a runway show! I have been covering their collections for the blog for a few years now and it was great to see a VIN + OMI show first hand! After standing in the cold for a while it was good to go downstairs in the warmth of The Drury Club in London. I had a great view from the front row and had a wonderful time laughing along with the guys as they presented their VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015 Collection.

The show started strong with a floral and grey long shirt dress. I noticed THE HAIR which was part wig and part wooly number straight away. The platform floral shoes were also a big draw card - I could hear numerous people comment on them too. A full blue floral dress, blue flower shoes and blue headpiece on a model signified the shift in the show from floral theme to Acid Alpaca theme. In the future VIN + OMI see people breeding their own livestock and making some of their own clothes directly from fleece. The duo used raw UK fleece as an alternative to fur in the second half of the show and sourced rare and interesting fleeces from smallholders in the UK for the collection.

Our fleeces are sculpted and hand woven to give a raw natural feel. Yes, there may still be bits of straw in it... that's the point. Grow your own coat and keep the planet going.

The strong silvers, oranges and blues at the start of the collection act as a stark contrast to the natural fleece elements in the show. The first glimpse of wool are the woven/knitted dresses with holes in them - they're kind of like your grandmothers teapot cozy (see the last photo below). From there, the wool only gets bigger and warmer. By the end of the show, models are covered in fleece from head to toe. As a viewer, I could see a clear fluid progression in the show and by the end of the presentation I was having a ball! Which is the reaction Vin and Omi are after. The hair, makeup and nail concepts are all helped along by teams at Daniel Galvin & Maria Papadopoulou and Lisa Smith Nails.

Great show VIN + OMI. Your work is (indeed) never predicatable.

What do you think? Any thoughts on such left-wing fashion? If you've been following along with my London Fashion Week posts - you'd know that a lot of people attend London Fashion Week because it is slightly less predictable than other Fashion Weeks. Comment at the end of the post!

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Jack Reed & Hannah Sargent

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Jack Reed & Hannah Sargent

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Jack Reed & Hannah Sargent

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Jack Reed & Hannah Sargent

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Roberto Perez

BACKSTAGE: VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Tommy Wharfe

BACKSTAGE: VIN + OMI Autumn Winter 2015, London Fashion Week, photography Tommy Wharfe

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Burberry Showroom Visit, Horseferry House, London Part 1

February 24th, 2015 - London Fashion Week

After the exciting experience at the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2015 show at London Fashion Week, the afternoon tea and the private dinner in the evening on the 23rd I was on a bit of a high. BUT there was still the showroom visit I had planned at Horseferry House.

I was able to touch everything, walk around the two level showroom and look at everything and take LOTS of photos which I will share with you over the coming days. The runway show AND meeting Christopher again were amazing however touching the clothes and trying things on was great. It meant I was able to see the finishes, feel the textures and weights of each garment. This is why there are designer showrooms during Fashion Week. I was really inspired and was able to ask lots of questions about the collection. PLUS I even saw Christopher again!

I loved the little pom pom bracelets and it was just great seeing them up close. Can you see anything you like? Comment at the end of the post!

Accessories, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Accessories, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Statement Mirrored dress, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Statement Mirrored dress, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

The Green and Black Lace Dress, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

The Green and Black Lace Dress, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Leopard Clutch, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

Leopard Clutch, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

DETAIL: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

DETAIL: Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

A Bucket Bag, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

A Bucket Bag, Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter Womenswear 2015

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