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Delicate snapshots

Delicate snapshots (All images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SilkSoFine)

Currently ‘suffering’ from some post-fashion-week-syndrome, we are all thrilled, dazzled and exhausted, yet still are lively carrying each show and little detail in our heads and hearts. I’ll now make an attempt to sum up our last seven days briefly for you guys and more importantly provide a rather exciting visual treat with the usage of our own images taken by a Canon EOS M. Besides the tiredness, we are also dealing with the after effects of painful queuing in killer heels and zipping delicious alcoholic drinks, but despite all, we still wish that the season never ends.

Details from the streets of Milan

Details from the streets of Milan

This time we got to enjoy a few days of fashion madness in London, and thereafter in Milan for the very first time. Having previously lived in London, all the getting around went really smooth, mainly since most of the shows are concentrated at the Somerset House, as well as the designer showrooms that showcase an edit of contemporary and luxury designers over two floors to improve visitors’ navigation and ease. While in Milan it’s a bit like in Paris; in between the shows it’s a proper rush to get to one venue from the another, catching cabs and sort the maps.

Beloved details

Beloved details

Both cities though present the biggest names in fashion such as Mulberry, Burberry or Tom Ford in London, while Prada, Dolce&Gabbana and Valentino in Milan just to name a few, whereas in contrary to the big fashion houses, London also lines up the most refreshing and upcoming bunch of talents each season. Hence obviously there is a much bigger space for the underground scene in London; crazy blue hairs and eclectic styles strive to catch the press’ attention, while in Milan you rather spot hot brunettes arriving in heels and chic looks on red vespas wearing helmets.

On the streets of London

On the streets of London

To avoid cliches and generalisations there are argues for both; I mean London will always be the crazy, the dirty, the fun, the greatest place for the ‘anything goes’ belief. While in Milan there is an instant impulse due to the climatic zone and temperament; constant delays, matchless elegance, buzzing city life, the magical Duomo, the bella-s and ciao-s will make the Fashion Week stay unforgettable. Besides breathtaking shows, showrooms and great new connection, we enjoyed some rain and sun, croissants and cocktails here and there, the buzz around tastemakers, paparazzi, bloggers and celebrated stars. Thank you Spring/Summer 2014, you were such an unforgettable joy!

Wir leiden aktuell ein wenig am Post-Fashion-Week-Syndrom, wir sind begeistert, überwältigt und erschöpft und gleichzeitig erhalten wir jede Show und jedes klitzekleine Detail in unseren Köpfen und Herzen am Leben. Ich werde jetzt versuchen, unsere letzten 7 Tage kurz für euch zusammenzufassen und was noch viel wichtiger ist, euch einen ziemlich spannenden visuellen Leckerbissen anbieten mit Hilfe unserer eigenen Fotos, aufgenommen mit einer Canon EOS M. (more…)

London Fashion Week Day 3 was shorter than short. We only got the time for a presentation by Tata Naka, and just like last year the designer duo took the adventurous and romantic approach, with a great sense of humour and yet again created their own unique style. The collection showcased bubblegum pinks, strong yellows and turquoises, star-shaped patchworking, lingerie-like fabrics; recalling beautiful dolls, whereas sometimes the whole collection seemed as much performance pieces as they did actual clothes. Another show we saw was the Ong-Oaj Pairam, who launched his collection for the very first time at Fashion Scout. His inspiration was drawn from the character of Gertie, from Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster – E.T, inviting us to a beautifully childish world of summer flowers and rebellion in the air. I have to admit that the models looked amazing with all the hair-dos and walked so gracefully. Thank you London for having us, see you next season!

London Fashion Week #Day 3 war mehr als kurz. Wir hatten nur Zeit für eine Präsentation von Tata Naka und genau wie letztes Jahr hat das Designer Duo den abenteuerlichen und romantischen Weg mit einem großen Sinn für Humor gewählt und sie haben es wieder geschafft ihren eigenen einzigartigen Stil zu kreieren. (more…)

Negarin SS14

Negarin SS14

Hello dear Readers! I’m finally back to you with some reports from yesterday’s busy happenings. The day started with a creamy latte, croissant and some massive rain blended sunshine. First I headed to the Somerset House where most of the designers have their latest collections, so if the show wasn’t enough you can actually have a closer look and touch – available for the press and mostly buyers. Just to mention a few, we’re currently falling for Zoe Jordan‘s degrade pieces and pastel hues as well as for the newcomer Negarin‘s silky textures and hand-painted prints. Both brands are based on the concept of balanced contrast; the androgynous with the feminine , the structured with the effortless and the classy elegance with the new cool but obviously capturing the essence from different angles.

KTZ show at Somerset House

KTZ show at Somerset House

The day continued with some shows such as KTZ at the Somerset House showcasing strong layering of sheer fabrics twisted ethnic aesthetics, while interpreting the traditional roots in the ‘now’. Distinctly modern, rebellious and definitely ones to watch. The cream of the day though was the 90-minutes-delayed, but more than fully packed Pam Hogg show, that was based on her very own dramatic performance lining up Second World War nurses in uniform-inspired separates,  whimsical headpieces, broken brides, black widows and breathtaking ballerinas. Such a diverse treat! I’m off to enjoy a few hours more in London now, will be back to you from Milan!

Hallo liebe Leser! Ich melde mich endlich wieder bei euch mit Berichten über den gestrigen Tag und seinen vielen Ereignissen. Der Tag fing mit einem leckeren cremigen Latte, einem Croissant und massivem Regen mit ein wenig Sonnenschein dazwischen an. (more…)

(all images: fairchild)

(all images: fairchild)

Simone Rocha is a Dublin-born, London-based designer who debuted with a solo catwalk show during London Fashion Week back in 2011. As many may assume, her father, John Rocha is celebrated fashion designer, and Simone is following in her famous father’s fashion footsteps so to say. Since then (2011), her collections continuously carry a modern and strong yet romantic edge, which is definitely Rocha’s own. The often clean and minimalistic-like pieces feature experimental and pioneering fabric techniques such as intricately embroidered silks, hand-knittined and hand-crocheted details in the prettiest hues of pale pink, off white and black. The collection paid homage and was inspired by her grandmother, called ‘Respect Your Elders’ and yet took ‘granny chic’ to new heights. She is definitely one to watch!

Simone Rocha ist eine in Dublin geborene und in London ansässige Designerin, die ihr Debüt mit einer Solo Catwalk Show 2011 während der London Fashion Week gab. Wie viele wahrscheinlich annehmen, ist ihr Vater John Rocha, ein gefeierter Modedesigner, und Simone folgt sozusagen den Mode-Fußstapfen ihres berühmten Vaters. (more…)

Luckily SilkSoFine managed to say congrats and ask some brief questions from Dorothea Gundtoft stylist and fashion writer right after winning the Danish ‘Stylist of the Year’ prize by ELLE. It was such a great occasion because Dorothea has just finished writing her first book on Scandinavian fashion published worldwide by Thames&Hudson back in February 2013. In addition she’s also being the creative mind and curator behind the Fashion Scandinavia movement, which we got to see during London Fashion Week. The book, as well as the initiative of such movement gives a comprehensive insight to Scandinavian designers’ distinctive and diverse approach to design. It’s just as much about established designers such as Henrik VibskovAcne or COS, as about the up-and-coming successful new generation like Anne Sofie Madsen or Wood Wood. To get back to the interview Dorothea basically said she is in coma yet and will probably only realise it the next day…We hope this moment came by now, and this will give an extra to continue her great mission. Congratulations once again!

Glücklicherweise konnte SilkSoFine Dorothea Gundtoft, Stylistin und Modeautorin, direkt nachdem sie den dänischen ‘Stylist des Jahes’ Preis von ELLE entgegengenommen hat, gratulieren und einige kurze Fragen stellen. (more…)

The SilkSoFine team witnessed Todd Lynn‘s rather cool inspiration during London Fashion Week, which was drawn upon the theme of The Gopher Gang, a New York tribe who would jump people for their clothes then send them to a seamstress for alterations. Somerset House’s guests – besides the edgy, yet dynamic collection – got to enjoy some captivating tunes of The Libertines’ Gary Powell. Lynn – as usual – added an innovative and clever edge to the collection by taking a man’s jacket, where the proportions kept, but is feminised with gathering at the back. Raw edges, outer darts, densely pleats, fine laces and pony skins are the key features of his AW13 collection, titled ‘Ante Bellum’. We wish to be in the early 20th century New York right now and are excited to see what Lynn’s great fantasy comes up with in the upcoming season!

Das SilkSoFine Team wurde während der London Fashion Week Zeuge von Todd Lynns ziemlich cooler Inspiration, welche an das Thema von The Gopher Gang geknüpft war, einer New Yorker Gang, die Menschen wegen ihrer Kleidung überfielen und diese zu Schneidereien schickten, um sie ändern zu lassen. (more…)

Nicole Farhi AW13

Nicole Farhi AW13

British label Nicole Farhi’s design principles carry a great deal of androgyny through a very modern, refined edge. Farhi’s garments suggest masculinity with a feminine twist in balanced proportions and contrasting textures. Her Autumn/Winter 2013 collection speaks of pure precision and clean-cut tailoring, while picturing a muted colour palette, which merges the traditional with contemporary, the cool with edgy, and the structured with effortless. Luckily SilkSoFine got to see and touch the whole brand new collection, and since then, we are dreaming about these cozy knits and oversized laid-back tweed coats.

Die Designprinzipien des britischen Labels Nicole Farhi sind zum großen Teil Androgynität mit einer sehr modernen, raffinierten Note. (more…)

Zoe Jordan AW13 1

2012’s BFC/ VOGUE Designer Fashion Fund nominee, Zoë Jordan‘s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection recalled New York’s skyscrapers and post-modernist architecture through sharp silhouettes, edgy cuts and prints. Jordan’s designs are balancing the androgynous with feminine, structured with the effortlessly flowing, yet merged these features in a very wearable collection. The luxurious fabrics displayed a monochrome palette with the vibes of pink and flashes of orange-hues, while the metallic gold and silver textured fabrics beautifully led the palette. The clever fusion of heavy knitwear, leather and sheepskin coupled with pixelated digital prints aimed for an overall contemporary feel. The collection is characterised by simplicity in its lines and cuts where the oversized silhouettes gave a boyish edge to the otherwise subtly luxurious collection.

Zoë Jordans Herbst/Winter 2013 Kollektion, die für den BFC/ VOGUE Designer Fashion Fund 2012 nominiert ist, lässt die Wolkenkratzer New Yorks und seine post-moderne Architektur durch scharfe Silhouetten, kantige Schnitte und Graphiken aufleben. (more…)

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Lily Kamper jewellery

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2012, Lily Kamper founded her London based jewellery label, creating pieces that reflect her love of unusual material combinations and designs that speak of modern luxury and high-scale of sophistication. Her AW13 collection embodies a wide range of different materials including printed leather, perspex, Corian, brass and 18 carat gold plating converted into geometrical shapes. Lily’s perfect sense to handling proportions allows her designs to be highly contemporary, yet to be attractive for women in every age-group. The touch of neon-vibes interpreted among the otherwise bold colour palette just makes the whole collection even more desirable. We are clearly facing a great talent, she is definitely one to watch!

Nach ihrem Abschluss am Royal College of Art, gründete Lily Kamper ihr eigenes Schmucklabel mit Sitz in London. Sie kreiert Stücke, die ihre Liebe zu unüblichen Materialkombinationen widerspiegelt und ein Design von modernem Luxus und hochwertiger Raffinesse an den Tag legt. (more…)

Peter Pilotto Fall 2013 RTW

Peter Pilotto Autumn/Winter 2013 (source: fairchild)

The Silk So Fine team has just returned from London Fashion Week and I am keen to share with you the first reflection on one of my number one collections. I just could not hold back conceiving my thoughts into words when it comes to the latest Peter Pilotto collection. I love Spain, El Greco, Art Nouveau, voluminous minimalism in silhouettes and arty excess in details; and when all these essentials merged in one collection in the right proportions, I call it masterpiece. The collection showcases exceptional artwear pieces and leaving nothing to a chance; origami fold dresses, cropped boleros and capes recall the colour palette of a 17th century El Greco painting. A contemporary edge was added to the collection through the great futuristic eyes of the Pilotto duo, and by using rich fabrication, deconstructed elements and Art Nouveau-like prints. It was Peter Pilotto’s first AW13 collection, which varies the diverse heritage of the two designers, in which the silhouettes are blurring the boundaries of feminine and masculine, and have definitely set a fresh signature style to the designers. Among others Cara Delevingne walked for Peter Pilotto – her hair slick back in a simple ponytail and her make up flawless and natural. These artwear pieces pay homage to the Spanish art sphere that the designers have been influenced by, and yet undoubtedly lead the ones to watch list of the season.

Das SilkSoFine Team ist soeben von der London Fashion Week zurückgekehrt und ich freue mich darauf, meine ersten Gedanken zu einer meiner Lieblingskollektionen mit euch zu teilen. Ich kann es einfach nicht erwarten meinen Gedankenstrom in Worte zu fassen, wenn es um die aktuelle Peter Pilotto Kollektion geht. (more…)