Thursday, 1 October 2015

Skirting LFW

Duster Jacket - Primark
Top - Forever 21
Skirt - Oasis V&A Print Collection
Trainers - Nike Air Max Thea

London Fashion Week for me, is less about the shows and the parades of models strutting down the catwalk and more about surrounding my self with the energy, excitement and atmosphere it brings with it.
For those seemingly uninterested in the fashion industry life just goes on as normal, but for everyone else, designers and blogger alike, day-to-day life goes out the window as is taken over but a rush of creative adrenaline that miraculously carries you through the week on next to no sleep.

This season has been a busy one, darting all over central London, not to mention navigating around the mayhem that was the BFC's new show space in Soho.... 
but by far the best yet! 
I got to spend the majority of my time in the wonderful company of friend and fellow blogger Sarah Mikaela of Framboise Fashion, who also shot the photo's for today's post.

There's not much better than great company, wouldn't you agree?!


Tan xx 

Sunday, 27 September 2015

London's Beating Heart

London ever the busy city, with so many interesting events constantly cropping up, you soon begin to master the art of prioritising pretty quickly, especially with the ever emerging art exhibitions, pop ups and cafe's (If not you will soon learn what FOMO is all about)!

Last weekend I went to see Charles Pétillon's art installation 'Heartbeat', in Covent Garden. It is made up of 100,000 white balloons. Pretty Impressive...I wonder if he blew them up himself??

The 100,000 balloons represent "the Market Building as the beating heart of this area. Each balloon has its own dimensions and yet is part of a giant but fragile composition that creates a floating cloud above the energy of the market below." White light can be seen gently pulsating inside the balloons, mimicking a heartbeat.

“The balloon invasions I create are metaphors. Their goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them."
Charles Pétillon - 

It's coming down today guys so pop down if you still can...
...if not you can at least admire the photo's ;)

Tan xx

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

LFW Palmer//Harding SS16


Palmer//Harding have structure their minimalist brand through the deconstruction of the shirt as their blank canvas. Their SS16 collection is inspired by contemporary artist Nathan Peter’s work of dissection and distillation. Like a reflection of the artist himself they isolate and explore the varied elements of each garment and fabric to create a synthesis of fabric manipulations with cottons, linens and leathers, foiled, stripped and threaded.

Garments were constructed and distilled through de-threading, creating a kinetic energy that runs throughout the collection. Fabrics originally joint and designed to traditionally keep shape, swing down the runway exposing the yarns that make it. Again this is a true reflection of the inspiration, celebrating the anti-digital and restoring a sense of intimacy in seeing the true textural surfaces. 

Introducing elements of brass accessories, oversized hooped earrings and neck bangles as well as rings cinching the waist or the wrists added a refined artisanal touch against the tailored drapery. Dissected fabric surfaces were subtly embellished with Swarovski sparkle and shirts of course clipped with the ever elegant Sheaffer Pen.

Palmer//Harding’s Shirt Series presentation really nailed the look, and I can only anticipate what they come up with next.

In the mean time I guess I'm just to add one of their white's to the wardrobe ;)

Tan xx