Thursday, 15 October 2015

British Fashion Council Announces 2015 British Fashion Awards Nominees

I hope Gareth Pugh will be nominated next year!
Please read the nominees right down below -

If I were judging these talents, the following would get my vote......

Best emerging Womenswear designer - Molly Goddard

Best Establishment designer has got to be Sir Paul Smith

Best Womenswear designer - Christopher Kane

Best Menswear designer - JW Anderson

Best Accessories designer - Charlotte Olympia

Best Brand - Anya Hindmarch - she makes bags so cool !

Best Model - Malaika Firth

Best Creative Camapaign - Like them all but think Celine has the edge

The 2015 British Fashion Awards nominees are:

Faustine Steinmetz
Molly Goddard
Thomas Tait

Astrid Andersen
Grace Wales Bonner
Mr Hare

Charlotte Simone
Fernando Jorge
Jordan Askill
                                                     NEW ESTABLISHMENT DESIGNER
Craig Green
Emilia Wickstead
Mary Katrantzou

Margaret Howell
Paul Smith

Christopher Kane
J.W. Anderson
Victoria Beckham

E. Tautz
J.W. Anderson
Tom Ford

Charlotte Olympia
Sophia Webster
Tabitha Simmons

Christopher Kane
Tom Ford

Alexander McQueen
Anya Hindmarch
Stella McCartney

Georgia May Jagger
Jourdan Dunn
Malaika Firth


Other awards to be announced on the night include: BFC OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, BRITISH STYLE
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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Feminist trend or just Girls wanting to wear Boys clothes ?

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Check out BBC2 Dr Amanda Foremans documentary in 4 parts called 'the accent of Women' on iplayer now.
The documentary by Dr Amanda Foreman should be watched by us girls - more importantly we should get our male partners and sons to watch it too so ignorance is not bliss! There are frankly quite shocking revelations exposed in this insisive documenary about how women have been suppressed, and when successful erradicated from the history archives. Are we such a threat ? clearly yes if Amanda Foreman's findings are to be believed!
Is it just my imagination or is there a bit of a feminist movement gathering momentum? see below...

How we want to dress has always been a subliminal way of expressing how we feel. Chanel revolutionised how women saw themselves in the 1930s, her Tom Boy short hair cuts, loose not louche style was revolutionary after the oppressive Edwardian corsetry our Great grandmothers were forced to endure.Think back to the 80s and Margaret Thatcher and power dressing, Melanie Griffiths in the movie working Girl summed this period up.
One of my students last night told us in class that Sienna Miller recently in fury turned down a West End stage part because her male counterpart was being offered more money than her even though she was a bigger star...!! Shocking this is going on today. Some may say that women have never had it so good in the West today - but still there are career and pay discrepancies ! 
Are there definite rumblings of dissatifaction with the status quo ?- perhaps fashion is reflecting this mood in the cross gender dressing trend of 'his is Hers' or 'Girls wear Boys' - Ralph Lauren calls it 'Borrowed from the Boys' in the brands Fall Winter 15 now it is truly main stream !!

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Miu Miu Genius perfume advertising image

I know I shouldn't be drawn to this image, but I can't help it. It a brilliant photo for the purpose of getting attention in the highly competitive pre Christmas quest to get us to buy presents for our loved ones. It is precisely that reason that this image works so well. There is the connection between the girl and kitten that  will without fail trigger empathy and an emotional resonance in us. No one can resist kittens ! Or should I say the majority of us! This photo stands out as different, I haven't seen a kitten used in advertising fashion product for years!  it is also well known that cats in any form on product promotes sales . It's main competition is Miss Dior! Will be interesting to see this Christmas campaign?  I predict we will find it irresistible not to test out this Miu Miu perfume next time we are passing it at the airport duty free or in John Lewis, Selfridges or Harvey Nichols !! .

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