London Fashion Week SS13 Exhibition
Over the past few days I had to make a decision in regards to my blog: I decided I will not start again any post with: Sorry, if I’m late…or anything similar. I decided this is my blog, my very personal source of output, my outlet to share my individual point of view and of which’s pace I dictate since I am the ‘boss’ here.
Good things take time they say, so here is my photo report of the London Fashion Week SS13 exhibition, which I thought was truly interesting and inspiring. Some things last longer than the buzz of a fashion week, and the things I am talking about are sustainability and transparency.The British Fashion Council has put together a variety of showcasing initiatives, such as NEWGEN to showcase London’s most innovative young designers, Esthetica for eco-sustainable designs, Headonism to showcase new British milliners (of which one was visited by Anna dello Russo in magnificent Tom Ford backless dress) and the Rock Vault, curated by Stephen Webster, showcasing the work of young British jewellers.
What was really remarkabale was, that I learned that some labels now are putting the emphasis not only on sustainability and eco – friendliness – of which I’m sure you’ve already heard a lot , but on transparency. During a brief chat with one of the exhibitors – Honest by. – I learned that it means that all the expenses that were needed to produce a garment are made visible to consumers. To put it in other words: from now on consumers should not only be able to know how and where the clothing item is produced, but a clear list of expenses will be made available for perusal.
I wonder if this is something that people actually really would love to know and if that would make people feel more safe to buy from a certain line of clothing or label. How about you, would it change anything for you?
Please enjoy my photo report, I’ve put together a bit of everything, I especially loved the jewellery at the Rock Vault section of London Fashion Week exhibition, but also some of the shoe models took me in an instance , most notably the beautiful nude leather cut out sandals by Darmaki.
I also realized that I haven’t even shown once, what I was wearing during LFW SS 13: On the day I was photographing mainly I was wearing an outfit by Reiss: a flared jacquard dress with a voluminous jumper worn over it, cinching my waist with a bow belt. My bracelet was Marc by Marc Jacobs, shoes were Mona pumps by J. Crew – I am completely obsessed with nude pumps at the moment as they go with everything ( – I found an amazing pair of nude pumps that go with everything here ) I love and need flared shapes because I have a rather slim and sportive body shape and flared designs will add a little curve to that. What do you think of my outfit? Too preppy for a fashion week or simply cute? The most important to me was that I am able to move well whilst taking pictures. On one picture I am also showing off the Dior is Dope T-shirt by Simeon Farrar, which I was given at the Somerset venue – I love his T-shirts, endlessly regretted I never got his famous Kate Mouse T-Shirt, which was a charity T-shirt in support of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Well, I’d say this T-shirt is special too, it will alaways remind me of my LFW SS13 experience. In fact there were a few to choose from, and everyone was snapped with their T- shirts. I also shot some gorgeous street style on LFW SS13, which hopefully will be published soon on another website. So if I have photographed you, please be patient, I will spread the word
once the photos go online! I hope you enjoyed my article for once more, I can’t wait to have all your thoughts!
xox, the Flamboyante
photo credit of this photo: blackscore.co.uk all the other photos: copyright: Nadine Salem/ the Flamboyante exhibitors shown in this post were: for clothing: Henrietta Ludgate Honest by. Emma J. Shipley for jewellery: Alexandra Jefford Melanie Georgacopoulos Fernando Jorge for shoes: Darmaki Kat Maconie Charkviani Julian Hakes London Richard Braqo I would like to thank the British Fashion Council for giving me this opportunity to report from London Exhibition and London Fashion Week.
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