Style Addict – Fashion News & Views – 25th November 2005
Fresh New Talent at Miss Selfridge
These days it’s almost de rigueur for the High Street to employ the talents of a known designer for a season or two. Not to be left out Miss Selfridge has a Bella Freud collection in store and now some exclusive designs by Eudon Choi. Eudon who, you may ask? Well, Miss Selfridge have rather cleverly got involved with designers in the making by sponsoring the Royal College of Art MA Fashion Show. The Combination of sponsorship with competition resulted in an all eyes on Eudon Choi moment, and the bright new talent now has designs available at Miss Selfridge. Signature pieces include a flannel skirt with rosette trim detail and a dramatic long trench coat featuring Eudon’s bow shoulder epaulettes.
Edwin Gets Impenetrable
In time for the chilly spell Edwin has just stocked up on their Gore-Tex denim jeans. Edwin, the top selling Japanese brand, has bonded Gore-Tex’s revolutionary patented membrane technology to a layer of their Rebel Vintage Japanese denim. Even the stitching holes have been taped over creating denim that is impenetrable against those harsh north winds and snow while maintaining breathability. Just don’t be surprised if you see jeans on the ski and boarding slopes this winter.
Gore-Tex denim jeans are available now from The Edwin Store, priced £290
The Gore-Tex denim jacket will be available from February 2006, priced £345
Edwin, 56 Neal Street, London WC2
Now On – Kulture2Couture
Opening to the public this Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 2005, Kulture2Couture will include catwalk shows, designer boutiques, master-classes on the fashion industry & clothing and make-up workshops. In total, over 35 designers will be featured during the showcase. Designers involved include: Tapiwa Matsinde, Gavin Medford, Koisbah Creations, Mo Bacchus, Amelia Ayewan, Natasha Wright and Luke Findlay. Successful Jamaican Model Agency – Saint International will also be conducting a master-class along with keeping an eye out for potential new talent. Produced in partnership with Creative London the aim is to support and introduce fresh talent to new contacts, resources and clients. The initiative is also being supported by London Fashion Forum, Fashion Capital and the London Apparel Resource Centre, MTV Base and the Prince’s Trust.
When: Sat 26th & Sun 27th November 2005, 11.00am-6.00pm
Where: Former St. Olaves College Building, Tooley Street, London SE1
M&S on Track for Spring/Summer 06
M&S put on a catwalk show this week presenting its must-have trends for Spring/Summer 2006. The roll-call of styles included an elegant white and navy nautical theme, a taste of South America with applique, embroidery and the like, touches of feminine broderie anglaise and some vintage style curve enhancing cocktail dresses. While key looks certainly took inspiration from the catwalk M&S retained commercial appeal and flattering wardrobe basics. The latest is that after a slump in sales M&S is gaining again after its successful Your M&S advertising campaign. While this recent show says M&S is back and gives a gentle nod to the latest fashion trends.
Mr Shoe Show
Eley Kishimoto love to collaborate and involve themselves in a broad range of projects, from architecture to British Library exhibitions the design duo certainly get about. The latest is the Mr Shoe Michael Lau exhibition where they have customised a one-off vinyl figure based on the Nike Air Force One sneaker. The exhibition kicks off this Saturday and has over 100 Michael Lau hand-painted figures. Each piece is based on his favourite pop culture designs ranging from Maharishi, Comme des Garcons to Clockwork Orange. Eley Kishimoto are one of several that have participated in the project. Mr Shoe runs until 3rd January 2006, and will embark on a European tour in the New Year.
Mr Shoe exhibition
Where: Dpmhi Gallery, 2-3 Great Pulteney Street, London W1
When: 26th November 2005 3rd January 2006
10am – 7pm Monday – Saturday
12 – 5pm – Sundays
Ghost Warehouse Sale
How about Christmas shopping with some bargain prices thrown in? The Ghost Warehouse Sale will be offering discounts of up to 90% on Womenswear, Childrenswear, Homeware, Accessories, Shoes, One off Samples, Eyewear, Perfume, Show Pieces and Party Dresses.
Ghost Warehouse Sale
When: Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th December 2005 11am – 7pm
Where: Porchester Hall, 45 Porchester Road, London W2 5HS
New Stock Every Day
By JoJo Iles