Tuesday, 29 November 2011

British Fashion Awards 2011

British Fashion Awards 2011 -

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen - 'Designer of The Year 2011' 

Mary Katrantzou - 'Emerging Talent Ready-to-Wear 2011' 
Christopher Kane - 'New Establishment Award 2011' 
Stella McCartney - 'Red Carpet 2011'
Victoria Beckham - 'Designer Brand 2011'

For Victoria Beckham's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection, the sportswear trend that has swept the New York season thus far was also an important element in her focused collection. But Beckham grafted her own luxe couture sensibility onto that, crafting a boule shaped anorak out of thickly woven Mikado or translucent gazar silks, for instance, or simulating the perforated, aerating sports mesh that we have been seeing everywhere in chic devore velvet. Enjoy Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Show at the end of this post! LoL, Andrea

Beckham’s crisply tailored coats and little shift dresses (some slyly spliced with sheer net slithers) in thick bonded jersey had a Mod flavor to them – emphasized by Stephen Jones’ chic little kepi hats, and tailored leather purses (her latest design hangs from a fine chain; you can “play with it like jewelry,” Beckham explains). She kept that sixties vibe but added movement via pleats set at the hipline like high fashion tennis frocks.

Even those signature hourglass dresses that seem poured over the body sublime had a sportswear touch; they were suspended from straps that looked like rock climbers’ safety harnesses.

Victoria Beckham cemented her high-fashion status by winning Designer Brand of the Year at last night’s 2011 British Fashion Awards. The designer once derided at as a wannabe beat industry stalwarts Stella McCartney, Burberry and Tom Ford to one of the annual ceremony’s most prestigious accolades. So will the award convince Beckham that it’s time to bring her show to London Fashion Week?
It’s a move much desired by the British Fashion Council, which organises the BFAs every year. Beckham runs her business out of London, but is said to present her collections in New York partly out of concerns over a snarly response from the British press.

Last night’s award would seem to provide one of the most formal reassurances available that the designer is respected. After three straight years of nominations, London may be sending a message: Beckham has a place in the British fashion scene, if only she would claim it.

If Beckham does make the move to LFW, she’ll be in good company. Stella McCartney announced last week that she will host a special fashion presentation at LFW in February 2012. McQ also said it would present its first catwalk show during the A/W ’12 shows. Previously, Burberry surged to must-see status when it brought its Prorsum show from Milan to London for LFW’s 25th anniversary season in 2009. Matthew Williamson, Vivienne Westwood and Temperley also returned, and have stayed.

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Photo Credit/Source: VOGUE
Photography by Marcio Madeira/firstView

British Fashion Award - 'Designer of The Year 2011' -

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

'Silvery Mother-of-Pearl by Alexander McQueen' 


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Effortless Sophistication by Stella McCartney

British Fashion Award 2011 - 'Red Carpet 2011' award for Stella McCartney -  Congratulations!

Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2012 -

McCartney is designated the official creative designer for the British Olympic Team in the 2012 games, which might explain the athletic elements of perforated breathable fabrics sliced into a little crepe dresses, and oversize polo shirts and bomber jackets. But the mood was one of effortless sophistication. Enjoy Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Show at the end of this post!

The little slip dresses that were a motif of the show recalled McCartney's earliest collections when she reinvented old-fashioned underwear as modern outerwear, shrugging tweedy jackets over thirties-looking petticoat slips. These have now acquired a thoroughly modern chic, edged and scrolled with rococo volutes (something re-embroidered in a thick braid that gave a seductive swing to the hems of her skirts). There was modern romance too in the insets of self-colored lace that licked the little dresses and blouses in white, ultramarine, or wine crepe de Chine.

Stella McCartney's look men's tie and cravat foulard silks with a paisley or geometric motif, of the type found in Old World menswear emporia, and used for the pant and short suits with the ease of pajamas. These looked particularly sharp when McCartney mixed the patterns together, building up to delirium of color and print combinations in the body-skimming finale dresses that had a whimsical, kinetic charm.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: VOGUE
Photography Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway

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'British Fashion Awards 2011'

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