London Collections: Men SS15 Preview

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Photo Credits:  Agi & Sam | Oliver Spencer | Astrid Andersen

Ahead of the SS15 London Collections: Men that kicks off on Sunday, we chose our Top five menswear designers who showcased their collections in January and are back again this season to show us their new line. Even though it’s only two years old, LC:M has worked hard to secure it’s name as THE event to showcase the finest menswear designers and trends in Europe. As a staple of the menswear calendar, with up-and-coming designers to Savile Row tailors, London Collections: Men is a celebration of the start of the season.

Joseph Turvey

Young British designer Joseph Turvey is back for LC:M once again, after previously being supported by Fashion East. Only two years ago Joseph graduated from university and his experimentation with hand drawn illustrations within his design have had everybody talking about him. He mixes his intricate illustrations with his sports luxe style to create some beautiful pieces. His innovative techniques and striking designs secured him a River Island capsule collection, showcasing his illustrations in a camouflage print collection.

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Very ‘Bring the Colour’ for SS14

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Photo Credit: Very.co.uk

We have a lot of love for Very right now. Their awesome ‘Bring the Colour’ campaign has us dreaming of Summer, even though we have only just hit Spring! Hayley Phipps, Visual Merchandiser for Very gave us the inside scoop on the new collection, her styling secrets and why Victoria Beckham’s haircuts shouldn’t always be copied!

bubbleimageWhat are the key trends we should all be shopping this season?

For Spring/ Summer 14, Very is particularly loving colour (the brighter the better), all things tribal, pastels, sporty inspired pieces, blossoming florals, monochrome is still key too, the list could go on! We have loads of trends for our customers to shop this season.

Tell us all about the ‘Bring the Colour’ collection. It’s super cool for spring!

Well I think the fashion speaks for itself, all our collections are really strong this season. ‘Bring the Colour’ is as much about our attitude to fashion and dressing as it is about the trend. The message is about being brave with colour, wearing these bright hues wherever you’re going, even to the office. I think this winter seemed really long and dull so launching the collection and campaign at this time was about saying a firm goodbye to winter and a big hello to spring, and what better way to signify that change than with colour? We wanted to brighten everyone’s mood with our fabulous fashion. That is where the concept for the campaign came from, with the world appearing dull and grey and the fashion injecting the colour in to it.

Who is the collection aimed at?

The great thing about colour and this campaign is that it includes everyone. Anyone can wear colour no matter what your age, size or style, and as an online department store we have something to suit everyone too!!

How would you style it?

If you’re brave and you want to make a statement this spring, wear one colour in different tones, head to toe. In past seasons we have seen colour blocking as a key look but this season try to stick to one colour for a more modern take on the trend.
However if you’re not so confident with colour, start with just injecting pops of colour with shoes and accessories.

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The Goss: Mulberry Cancels LFW Catwalk Show!

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Mulberry Cancels LFW Catwalk Show: OMG! Cancel everything we have major news…. Mulberry won’t be showing at LFW in Feb next year. We know we’re as devastated as you are! According to sources the fashion house will be taking a back seat and not participating in the catwalk show as is the norm come Feb, but will still be involved in LFW in some shape or form. We’ve come to expect nothing short of wonderland from Mulberry shows over the past few years, held in Claridges and attended by the hottest fashionistas and celebs. The news comes after Creative Director Emma Hill stepped down a few months ago, with the brand yet to appoint her successor. Sob!

We Heart Sports Luxe: Forget chavvy tracksuits and dodgy trainers, sportswear has gone luxe this season with some gorgeous and we mean gorgeous stylish separates. Thank Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora and Rihanna for making beanies, slouchy sweats and silk bombers the height of fash right now.

Phlo Finister for River Island: River Island are on fire at the moment! No sooner do they top off another successful celeb collab with Rihanna, do they sign US Singer/Songwriter Phlo Finister to front their Christmas Chelsea Girl collection. Full of bubblegum pink knits and accessories, plus some cute check skirts and knee high boots, this is a range you need to shop NOW!

And Finally…

blog.image-laura.bubble-251113-ukFashion Ed’s pick of the day: Yesterday it was novelty, today it’s a party pick. Everyone knows how important the clutch is to completing an outfit and this little holographic clutch from New Look is perfect. So on trend it hurts, shop now for a style steal!