Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Edward Enninful Selected As British Vogue's New Editor

Edward Enninful
Edward Enninful has been announced as the new Editor of British Vogue, following Alexandra Shulman's departure from the magazine after twenty-five long years. Described as an important fashion figure in fashion communities, which influence cultural norms, Edward is also an important figure to the fashion industry. He's previously worked for i-D Magazine, Vogue and Vogue Italia, as well as W, from where he will next be found at the British edition of Vogue. Edward was born in Ghana, and he was previously a reader of the magazine he is about to edit from later this year. As a reader, I was very happy learning about Edward joining British Vogue - ever since Shulman decided to leave her editorial position at the magazine, I've been on pins and needles about who is going to be her successor.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Mini Guide To Hairstyles From The Catwalk

Plaits are rocking the runway for Spring Summer 2017 - they might indeed be the trendiest look to pull off for the next meetup with friends or even a PJ party. A good place to start would be the bohemian mix of tousled waves and two thin plaits, which was spotted at Roberto Cavalli.

Something more complicated to try out instead would be cornrows. Spotted at Balmain (AW2017), your hair has to be tied into a low ponytail and topped with three/four braids. Finally, although I am not a big fan of extensions, Versace did an edition of them in very bright yellows, which is a new way to look at the concept of extensions, I feel, and it's very street.
Roberto Cavalli

Balmain

Versace

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BFC Vogue Fashion Fund 2017

The winning fashion designers with Caroline Rush and Alexandra Shulman
The British Fashion Council's Vogue Fashion Fund winners' latest crop of fashion designers: Palmer//harding and Mother of Pearl, makes me think that they might just have had some of the hottest offerings amongst the very crowded latest London Fashion Week. The winning fashion designers will be sharing the prize, and some of the other hot contenders, who lost out on it this year, included the labels Osman and Shrimps.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Salone del Mobile 2017

Love the incorporation of stained glass in the design
Salone del Mobile, an important milestone in the global design calendar, in Milan this year is a highlight of some of the best works from the town's creative districts. One of my favourites from this year's showcase is this architectural installation, which is a feature of stained glass, two hefty geometric carousels, London's Crystal Palace (dated 1851) - built for the Great Exhibition, and the famed neoclassical palace in Milan, Palazzo Serbelloni.

African masks get a contemporary spin
Another design showcase, involved a colourful rendition of African masks, at the fashion store, Kvadrat, which was a particularly surprising addition because it remarkably blends far-away cultures and a contemporary design theme.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Aquazzura's New Moscow Shop

One of my favourite young fashion labels, Aquazzura, has opened up a store in Moscow and everything is in red. The store is situated on a street more known for theaters and the shop's building dates the late 1800s.

The design boasts black and white colours, as well - inspired by Florence's Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, this particular design springs up in all of the Italian label's stores worldwide.

What was striking was the Russian-inspired design element of the new store - the designers of the store chose to incorporate State Hermitage Museum's composition into Aquazzura's new fashion opening and the entire look is really ravishing.

Aquazzura in Moscow, Russia

 Great shoes and a great display