^The Fashion Fix^ – 3rd September 2019
During the last seven days, the world of fashion has unearthed news of Prince Charles partnering up with London Fashion Week designers Vin + Omi on a new ethical collection, pop sensation Ellie Goulding walked ever so stylishly down the aisle in Chloé and fashion icon Alexa Chung collaborates with British heritage brand Barbour.
Fashion gets the Royal Seal of Approval
London Fashion Week designers Vin + Omi have undergone a collaboration like no other. The design duo has teamed up with Prince Charles to create 10 pieces of clothing, which will showcase amid London Fashion Week this month.
The unlikely pairing initially met as part of the Positive Fashion Initiative that encourages the industry to operate sustainable production methods from local craftsmanship to use materials that are environmentally-friendly. Nettles, hand-picked from the royal gardens were incorporated into the ethical fabrics, which will be unveiled on the catwalk in a matter of weeks.
Ellie Goulding gets Married in Chloé
Held at York Minster, Pop sensation Ellie Goulding tied the knot this week to her fiancé, Casper Jopling, in a beautiful bespoke, Victorian-inspired, silk crépe gown by Chloé, all hand-embroidered with White Rose of York motifs.
Ellie worked closely with creative director Natasha Ramsay-Levi, who collectively weaved inspiration from the Victorian era and references the historical York cathedral into her wedding dress that additionally echoed the pop star’s sense of style. The intrinsically romantic dress additionally extracts inspiration from historical brides, specifically Jane Seymour, whose gown was adorned with exquisite embroidered detail.
Alexa Chung Collaborates with Barbour
Celebrating the best of British fashion, the Barbour X Alexa Chung collection pays homage to classic country clothing, where the British heritage brand recruited London’s style star to conceptualise its timeless aesthetic, resulting in a “waxy dream.”
The collaborative collection comprises of a light blue raincoat that draws reference to the 1973 Barbour smock; a patchwork jacket, cosy albeit chic coats, and pays particular attention to all-weather waxed cotton, contrasting collars and cuffs, as well as signature quilting. Available at Harvey Nichols, Liberty, John Lewis, Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Barbour and online at Net-A-Porter.com
Until next time, xoxo, Katie.