Amber Atherton’s London Fashion Week Diary: Round Up

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Amber Atherton London Fashion Week Diary Day 5
Amber Atherton

 

Name: Amber Atherton

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Check out Amber’s Interview and her experience at London Fashion Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 & Day 5

“It’s all about the creativity, innovation, and fun”, says Amber Atherton about London Fashion Week, “as Britain’s biggest fashion event has come to an end”. We couldn’t agree more!

LFW Special

As I bumped into Markus Lupfer on the bus the day after LFW madness had ended, we pondered the success of the week and the promise of Paris! Highlights for me this LFW were definitely Fashion East, ASHISH, Anya Hindmarch, SISTER by Sibling, Simone Rocha, and Sophia Webster Shoes. Another important thing was the abundance of digital led creativity, especially from brands like Burberry and Anya Hindmarch; I also know everyone was regularly checking the #lfw hashtag at My Flash Trash HQ!

As I started packing for Milan with another fashion adventure beginning, I couldn’t help but smile at all the British charm, talent, and true English rock ‘n’ roll fun that’s gone down over the last week.

Check out my LFW inspired list to look fabulous next season!






 

Amber Atherton’s London Fashion Week Diary: Day 4

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Amber Atherton London Fashion Week Diary Day 4
Amber Atherton

 

Name: Amber Atherton

Shopcade: www.shopcade.com/amberatherton

Check out Amber’s Interview and her first couple of days at London Fashion Week: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3

 

Forget diamonds. A girl’s best friend during London Fashion Week is none other than shoes that can support her in all her activities: from catwalking to dancing at the after-show parties!

 

 

LFW Special

Traffic – what can you do about that little old thing that causes you to miss fashion shows? Either way, good old livestreaming made sure I still caught the KTZ show. I love the element of music and sheer attitude that always runs through this label’s collections. After a quick coffee I headed into the courtyard to check out the Rock Vault that featured some amazing jewellery designers and the new pop up shop which has super cute bits and bobs.

Home to change my Nicholas Kirkwoods for some mega Terry de Haviland heels for my best friend, model, and poet Greta Bellamacina’s birthday dinner. After a wonderful dinner party, we headed out to the Serpentine for the event of Diesel that had invited mega babe Aluna (and George) for a live set. Dancing till dawn, the much needed shoe change to Nike high-tops meant that day 4 of London Fashion Week had the most shoe changes in a single day!

Amber Atherton London Fashion Week Diary Day 4
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Highlights From London Collections: Men

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Guest Blogger: Chris Petherbridge  Name: Chris Petherbridge

  Age: 22

  Occupation: Sales Assistant at Topman

  Interests: Playing guitar, going to gigs, blogging about music, running & cycling

  Inspiration: Music. My fashion sense seems to follow that of my favourite bands

  Blog: www.the-wardrobe-monster.blogspot.com

  Shopcade: www.shopcade.com/chrispetherbridge

Last week saw the London Collections: Men take place; undoubtedly a highlight of the fashion calendar for any fashion fanatics.  The three-day event played host to some of the industry’s finest designers and provided a stage for them to showcase their collections for Spring/Summer 2014.

Topman, London Collections: MenOne of the collections that I was most looking forward to seeing was the Topman Design show on day one. Not only is TMD now seen as a leader in menswear, their unique, cutting-edge pieces are also sold at an affordable price online and at their Oxford Circus flagship store, providing the opportunity for fashionistas who are on a budget to own some of these excellent catwalk designs. The TMD collections are also often an indication of what is to come from the Topman brand as a whole during that specific season. The TMD show certainly did not disappoint. The collection included silk shirts with intricate western patterns; worn with mirrored sunglasses, silver belts and brogues. The collection once again proved that TMD is at the forefront of men’s fashion and I, for one, can’t wait for these pieces to become available to buy.

Topman, London Collections: Men

Christopher Kane’s SS14 collection was also a favourite of many at the London Collections. Inspired by 3D mapping of human faces, his collection, using neon design on black t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and shorts, provided an eye-catching and unusual set of designs.

Christopher Kane, London Collections
For fans of bold print, design duo Agi and Sam, fresh from launching their new collection for Topman, displayed suits with bright print as well as striking and vibrant orange blazers and overcoats. James Long also showcased an intriguing collection titled ‘Beyond the Velodrome’. With colourful and striped skin-tight base layers inspired by cycling jerseys, coupled with knitwear, leather jackets and blazers, Long certainly provided one of the most exciting collections whilst still sticking to his trademark design.

Agi and Sam, London Collections
Perhaps my favourite collection overall was that of Burberry Prorsum. The retro-inspired collection of classic coats, jumpers and shirts provided a collection that, whilst having its roots in the past, certainly has a place in today’s fashion world. The pastel coloured coats and jumpers layered over vibrant teal, yellow and blue shirts and bold red ties gave a real vibrant and modern feel to these classic looks.

Burberry, London Collections

The fantastic collections displayed last week showed us once again that the future of men’s fashion is in very safe hands.

You can check out Chris’ full London Collections: Men inspired list here.