The Fashion Fix – 16th November 2018
Well, hey! Thanks for stopping by to read this week’s instalment of The Fashion Fix! If you’re a fashionista in search for a style hub that welcomes a host of industry-related news each and every week, you’ve come to the right place!
This week we are spotlighting the launch of an influential fashion label’s sustainable eveningwear collection; identifying the trendiest winter coats now that the cold chill is upon us, as well as recognising a specific trend that has revolutionised the dress codes of the future and last but not least, honouring an iconic American designer as he receives a knighthood for his services to fashion.
So take ten minutes to relax and indulge in a little fashion therapy!
Mother of Pearl Launches a New Line of Alluring, Sustainable Eveningwear
It’s not often you recall the terms “ethical” and “eveningwear” to harmoniously coincide, given the traditional dowdy reputation of sustainable clothing and then that of the ritzy, elegant aesthetic eveningwear bestows. Such preconceptions can now be abolished courtesy of Amy Powney, creative director of London’s Mother of Pearl, who this week launched her entirely eco-friendly collection of eveningwear, impressively infusing ethical production and sustainable fabric with glamour and it’s many connotations. A standout piece from the collection includes a covetable black off-the-shoulder dress, featuring puffball sleeves made from jacquard in organic cotton and mulesing-free wool from Uruguay, additionally featuring giant pearls for arm details. Powney is proof that environmentally-friendly fashion and lavish eveningwear can be married!
Covetable Coat Trends for Winter
It’s everybody’s favourite winter purchase – the coat. This significant piece of outerwear doesn’t just shield you from the cold, it’s your item of amour that lets the world know who you are. There’s an array of trends to indulge in but which one will you opt for? Will it be the soft and sumptuous belted coat, best outfitted by The Row and their exquisite cashmere and wool styles? Or will you follow the likes of Erdem, Calvin Klein and Givenchy and channel the heritage look, arriving sculpted or oversized? Those of you roaring to unleash your inner animal will undoubtedly opt for the racy trend of the leopard, best fashioned by the likes of Michael Kors, Max Mara and Roberto Cavalli. Additionally, prevailing this winter is leather, rendered in slick trench styles at Miu Miu and was also infused with Seventies styling in rich autumnal hues at Chloé. Pick one, or alternatively, wrap yourself up in all of them!
The Revolutionary Aesthetic of Athleisure
A term so over-indulged, the fashion pack wouldn’t mind if the name was never mentioned again but like it or not, athleisure is undoubtedly revolutionising the way in which we dress and it’s showing very little signs of slowing down. The forbidden word has proved to be frankly formidable when reflecting on the past fashion decade, thanks to almost every single fashion house donning the trends signatures – trainers, hoodies, parkas and track bottoms amid their many collections; exuding comfort, convenience and cool. Labelled “a new generation in tailoring”, athleisure defines a new time in fashion, determining a blend of sportswear and haute couture. Athleisure signifies a time of real change.
Ralph Lauren is Honoured for his Services to Fashion
News broke this week of Mr Ralph Lauren; the creator, businessman and philanthropist, is the first American fashion designer to be awarded an honorary British knighthood. The prestigious ceremony will take place next year. Being the creator and visionary of a global fashion brand, Ralph Lauren has been an integral industry influencer for almost half a century and the news coincides with his label’s 50th birthday celebrations. The icon additionally was the recipient of a CFDA Members Salute as part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in June of this year. The enduring appeal of Ralph Lauren seems to be ever-evolving!
Check in next week – xoxo, Katie.
The Fashion Fix by Katie Farley