Posts Tagged ‘lfw’

Neon November

Friday, May 4th, 2012

By Emma Wills

I have a new neon obsession. Neon first came to my attention as a serious fashion statement during LFW, when a whole host of fabulous arms were seen carrying a contemporary take on the classic Cambridge satchel in vivid fluro. Since, I have yearned to adorn my arms, wrists, feet and even entire body in the most garish shades of green, orange, yellow and pink. This is of course something my boyfriend has a wild aversion to and my sister believes should stay firmly within the region of Claire’s Accessories stores.

The key to rocking winter brights without looking like a bad 80s tribute of course all lies in the styling. Sloppy silhouettes and colours that are more car crash than edgy clash will not do. Structure, minimalistic silhouettes and well-chosen accessories are the best ways to start building a neon look. Take the fluro yellow Cambridge satchel for starters; a perfectly proportioned and well-designed bag that has been refreshed and modernised in a sumptuous shade of sulphur yellow. Style blogger Carolina Engman previously worked the bag with a monochromatic ensemble, crisp white blazer and fitted black jeans. The pop of neon added a spark of interest to an otherwise bland combination.

To take the neon style credentials up a notch, start working multiple bright colours into an outfit. A bright orange sweater teamed with statement pink heels would work, if broken up by a simple charcoal a line mini skirt. Alternatively, chose one statement piece, such as a neon yellow skirt and wear with a crisp white shirt, thus letting one element of your outfit to do the talking. The more daring fashion enthusiasts can work the trend head to toe. Take inspiration from picture 3 below, the orange and royal blue colour clash perhaps wouldn’t work on paper, but in life makes for a vivid and harmonious statement.  The simple tailoring and the continuity of orange through to the shoes are vital to this praise worthy combination. Finally, look to the likes of high flying fashion journalist Miroslava Duma, who carries off a block of lime green effortlessly with well-chosen black accessories.

Happy Styling!



Images: Via Fashion Squad and Tumblr

MARIOS SCHWAB – LFW

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

With LFW in full swing it seems only right to review one of my favourite shows so far. Marios Schwab’s S/S 2012 offering was at once empowering, striking and beautiful. His inspiration behind the collection was Chiaroscuro; the particular lighting effect that was used in the Film Noir genre to give a sharp contrast between light and dark. The Film Noir heroine was thus entertained in the show, as the models strutted down the catwalk in an array of structured dresses and carefully crafted silhouettes.

Lattice panelled dresses in black, white and pastels embraced a modern aesthetic. These cutwork dresses were followed by black gauze layered over white, pale red and cornflower blue-playing on shadows and shimmer. To finish, a crystal encrusted bodice, sparkling from under a voluminous translucent plastic gown and then under sheer black chiffon wowed the audience. The Swarovski crystals catching the light under the darkened fabrics particularly alluded to the Chiaroscuro effect.

A collection that was true to the designer’s aesthetic- dresses engineered to complement and enhance the female form, many pieces were instantly wearable. Personal favourites included the peach lattice work dress with high neckline, the netting and bejewelled maxi dress and of course the sheer chiffon gown over the enchanting crystallised bodice.

Images: fashionising

LFW: Jerempaul

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Walking for Jerempaul were BM models Ngozi and Saskia.

LFW: Pierre Garroudi

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

BM Models Grace and Imogen walked for Garroudi at his London Fashion Week show.

LFW: Fashion Awareness Direct

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Bethany walked in the show for creative charity Fashion Awareness Direct.

LFW: Henrietta Ludgate

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Six of our female models walked in the Henrietta Ludgate show at London Fashion Week.

Enamore

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

BM Production booked for styling and choreography services for eco-designer Enamore’s show during London Fashion Week. Hannah, lead singer of indie-pop band Doll & The Kicks, is signed to BM Models and takes London Fashion Week by storm, during Enamore’s SS2010 collection