24.9.14

London Fashion Weekend - Trend Show

       I’ve left this post a little late this time, I know London Fashion Weekend was a week ago and I do usually try post as soon as possible. But this week has been so busy! I’m back at Uni this Friday and the thought of one project and dissertation (which will decide whether I have a degree or not) scares the hell out of me.
But hey, on a good side I am secretly also a little bit excited to know that at least it is something I enjoy and just try and give it my all. And oh yeah, RIP to my social life for a year.

 So before I go off the topic, I’ve brought my mum along to this year’s London Fashion Weekend. For those who aren’t sure of the difference, it's like a ‘second’ little Fashion Week open to all of the public, who can buy their tickets and experience shows, blogger events and lots of shopping. We had the silver ticket, which allowed us inside the Somerset House where all the events and shops were based, got to say some of the discounts were amazing! Also two tickets to a Trend Show to view the most classic trends for this A/W 14!
  I fell in love with this Joseph Coat (see here for similar), it was reduced so much but this one which was my size had a fault in it so had to just walk away.. :(
     Once you walk through the corridor so many pathways are filled with different designers. At one point everything started to blend in and it becomes hard to notice everything. But as soon as I saw this stand, even the founder himself would tell you, I couldn't stop looking and just admiring these designs. He told me about himself and his family business, they have just launched in April! I couldn't believe it. Alfie Douglas designs are so simple but so classy and have the best quality too. I love the way even their wallets felt so minimal and personal, each design was hand-made which is a huge plus to me when it comes to buying.
Loved this! Another beautiful design by Alfie Douglas
We also grabbed our £1 copy of Elle Magazine, of course.
     Finchittida Finch jewellery were one of the first designs I got to see. The founders of the brand are two twin sisters - Tida and Lisa Finch who I got to meet on the day. Both were very friendly and helpful, they're highly inspired by the beauty of empowering women and cultural diversity. 
      Really liked the way these pieces were so bold and bigger than your usual earrings or a necklace, these are definitely perfect to be worn as a statement piece to a simple top or a dress.
Trying to get a cheeky selfie in one shot = focusing on a random woman
      I've also come across these beautiful rings, I was so drawn to the marbles and white roses around them I wouldn't leave them alone. These stunning pieces were by Tessa Metcalfe  her inspiration comes from the inner beauty in every piece you owe. She uses many different stones from rough greens to soft blues which are all very beautiful. I've always been a fan of marble/stoned rings so this was like a little bit of heaven for me.
 My mum really liked some of the shoe designs from Chelsea Paris by Theresa Ebagua
  Another one of my mum's favourites were these luxury designer coats & jackets from Muubaa
      Later that evening we grabbed some lunch just outside Somerset House and were back to see the Trend Show. The lovely Angela Scanlon presented the show as she did last year and before we knew it models were outshining the catwalk. There were four main titles for all of the designs. 'One and Only' were filled with lots of colour, separates and full head-to-toe looks. 'Candy Crush' were my favourite Autumn/Winter pastels with the lovely powder pinks and baby blues leading the way. 'Jungle Fever' was a tropical storm on the catwalk, thanks to tribal prints and exotic motifs. 'Fairy Tale' was admired by everybody whatever the taste, everyone loved a bit of dressing up!

So that was our day from morning to night time, probably wrote a little more than usual, sorry if I bored you with some of it :D
Hope you all have a lovely evening, do let me know what you think!
Love, Skai x

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