The first round of Matthew Williamson's collection for H&M will be available from April 23rd, followed by a summer range mid-May. I am in love with this collection, the eye popping colours, luxurious fabrics and adornments such as sequins. It captures the very essence of Matthew Williamson but minus the high end price tag. Unlike many designers collections for the high street the designs don't sacrifice any of his trademark style or the sheer fun his clothing exudes. And with one of my favourite models; Daria Werbowy featuring in the add campaign I am completely sold. The studded belts are so on trend very Balmain and versatile to wear with everything from floaty dresses to cut offs denim shorts and baggy tees. These pieces can take you everywhere from the pub in the case of the cropped leather jacket, to a summer wedding in the patterned maxidress, in style.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Apologies for the delay in posting but poor little me had a touch of poor health, however now that I’m back in flying form I shall blog away to my hearts content!
The eighth season of Dublin Fashion Week took place between the 30th of march and April the 2nd, and among the various events taking place, including catwalk shows by Peter O’Brien, Richard Lewis, Lainey Keogh and Sinead Mackey.
Unfortunately and undeserving Ireland is not exactly world famous for its fashion and style and what a great pitying as Ireland is dripping with Talent. It boosts the likes of John Rocha, Philip Tracey and Joanne Hynes, Orla Kiely, Paul Costello and Pauric Sweeney. Will DFW help Irish fashion to gain greater respect and interest on an international? Some have criticized DFW for being beneficial to established designers and not to the up and coming stars. I have decided to have a little celebration of what Ireland has to offer with a tiny selection of designs by two of Ireland’s gems.
Dress from Joanne Hynes current collection
Pauric Sweeney handbags, that man is a bag god!
If in search of new talent and unique Irish designs (and I’m not talking Aran jumpers and tweed) I recommend checking out Cow’s Lane Market that has just relaunched on the 14th of March. The Designer Market comprises of 34 artists and designers in total. Also try the cow’s lane designer studio located in the old city centre of Dublin’s Temple bar. Just a selection of the Designer Mart Studio designers are: Jennifer Kiernan - Beaded Glass Jewellery/Clothing/Fabrics, Sian Jacobs - Clothes Designer, Ann Tyrell - Beaded Jewellery, Shanna Saliba - Silver & Semi-precious Jewellery, John Shevlin - Hand made hats – Millner, Simon Bradley - Photographer Raquel Hernandez - Paikel Designs - Clothes/Jewellery/knitwear/bags, Aideen Roche - Knitted croche and croche jewellery, Fiona Archibald - Fi Fi La Rue Clothes Design and Katherine Quin - Clothes Design
And now a little fashion not quite so local, I have to say I quite like Kate Moss spring/summer to 2009 collection for Topshop more so then any of her previous collections, admittidly I have never got that exicted about her ranges for the store but there is something about one or two pieces in this collection that has me changing my mind. This is her 9th collection for the store and has lost none of her usual stamp of carefree style. I don’t tend to steer towards here collection although beautiful as it just wouldn’t look the same on any poor customer could something that looks upper chic and original on moss just look well boring on many of us? Will she manage to keep her fashion boat a sailing in this recession and Topshop continue to pedal her style to thousands throughout the coming seasons…However the times might change I don’t think miss moss’s fans will waver. And I’m quite taken with her little anchor tat on her wrist in the collection’s photos.
I am loving the girl’s style that here and Grazia single out on their style hunt in the current issue, it’s great to see attention being placed on girls with enviable style that are not famous or loaded.
I feel like upping my fashion game something serious!
P.S. none of these images belong to me and where sourced from google images.
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