Black is the New Black

For many of us, when looking at the clothes rails, we prefer to be safely hugged by a garment that is the colour black. It appeals to us for various reasons; sure, it is non offensive, figure flattering and is the true match to any other colour. Looking back over the history of this, we … Continue reading

London Fashion Week: Into the Wild

Friends and family know that I am always partial to animal accessories and prints (various animal pendants as birthday/christmas gifts provides evidence for this). I have to say, I am impressed with London Fashion Week embracing the wild. Here are the shows that did it best: Burberry There is no surprise that Burberry went into … Continue reading

A Heritage Case Study: Burberry est 1856

I admit that I’m no marketing expert, but it seems to me that the one thing brands cling onto and evidently sell is their own heritage. We see it everywhere, established *insert date here* and boom there you have an instant connection to the past, leading towards a sense of trust and reliability with your … Continue reading

Fashioning the past: Spring/Summer 2012 Trends

There can be no doubt that the fashion world takes its design inspiration from the past, and the Spring/Summer collections of 2012 are no exception. Two particular periods of history have taken over the catwalk trends, with the motif of exuberance making its mark this year: the Baroque period of early modern Europe, and the … Continue reading

Peter Pan: Under the Collar

Walt Disney’s 1953 depiction of Peter Pan is by no means a fashion inspiration. From the clashing greens to the jagged hem lines, Disney has drastically altered J.M.Barrie’s 20th century character. The ever powerful Disney may have a knack for transforming charming fictions, however the fashion world have ignored their tunic and leggings combo and … Continue reading