26 November 2011

new in: bottega veneta

New to the shop for Spring/Summer 2012 is Italian luxury label Bottega Veneta. Renowned for its signature intrecciato woven leather, Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta's timeless style has earned it a loyal and discerning followingsince its launch in 1966. German designer Tomas Maier took over as head designer in 2001, giving the label's classic brand of chic a new, modern perspective. The look is clean, modern and sophisticated.

This spring Bottega Veneta takes surface and hand as the starting point for an exuberant romp through extraordinary materials, unusual finishes, and exaggerated prints. The palette is vivid and saturated, centered on lush shades of tourmaline, dark denim and indigo. Blood red, irish green, burnt orange, plaster and chocolate brown heighten the vibrant mood. The silhouette is architecturally rigorous but sensuous, a combination of tailored angles and fluid lines that keep close to the body. Shapes are illusory, with layers of fabric altering the apparent line of a dress or skirt so that a first glance leads to a second look.

Materials encompass a broad spectrum of textures, finishes and drapes. The list includes ultra-matte silk, silk chiffon, and cotton organza, high-shine satin, and wool gabardine that's been calendered to give the surface a delicate luster. Blends of wool and silk, wool and viscose, and silk and polyester make for fabrics with unexpected weights and weaves. Three-dimentional surfaces-quilted, faconne, seersucker, coated- add substance and volume. Prints are abstract and overprinted, creating the illusion of depth. While each material is interesting on its own, maximum impact derives from the mix, from combinations of matte and shine, stiff amd fluid, textured and smooth.

''This season, we wanted to make clothes with a sense of freedom and high spirits,'' says Creative Director Tomas Maier. ''There is a certain joy in this profusion of colors and textures, a strength that comes from unusual pieces that are beautifully made and not easily categorized.''

19 November 2011

in the press: louise trotter

See our fabulous Creative Director Louise Trotter in Red Magazines's ''Fashion Power List 2011'' as she is acknowledged amongst the likes of Phoebe Philo and Sarah Burton as one of the most important designers in fashion.

13 October 2011

campaign: joseph s/s 12 video

Watch the video for our upcoming Joseph S/S 12 collection, now up for viewing on style.com. Note the contrast of the masculine sportswear cut in fluid lightweight fabrics and the prevalence of white on white. Keep these elements in mind as key concepts to carry forward into next season...

4 October 2011

editorial: s moda magazine

See Milla Jovovich showcasing current looks from Pucci, Balmain and Valentino in this shoot for the upcoming issue of S Moda Magazine. Notice how the look is both masculine and feminine at the same time thanks to the perfect balance of tailoring and elegance. Remember to go for this mix when styling clients to achieve the most flattering look.

1 October 2011

new in: laurence dacade

"Shoes, like jewellery or sculpture, are very sensual objects. My goal is to make shoes for Cinderella, but with a touch of the French." Laurence Dacade

Laurence Dacade has designed collections for the likes of Balmain, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy, and Oscar de la Renta and in 2007, decided to create her own line, embodying the philosophy that beautiful shoes need not be painful.

The designer’s love of shoes started early. At fourteen years old, with her first solo purchase of a pair of candy-striped ballet flats, she had found her passion, and went on to master the technical aspects of designing shoes, training at the APIC School.

Overwhelmingly inspired by the cultures of the world and the women she meets along the way, Dacade’s understanding of construction as well as her passion for shoes, has enabled her to produce designs that are both comfortable and alluringly attractive.

25 September 2011

campaign: miu miu

Iconic photographer Bruce Weber captures the innocence and reserved beauty of the Miu Miu collection for the Autumn Winter 11 campaign.

17 September 2011

joseph: in the press

Try out the sportswear trend with the Joseph poplin stretch Chelsea shirt or Milano Lila Dress as seen below in the October issue of Teen Vogue.

13 September 2011

one to know: giovanna battaglia

Fashion editor of L'Uomo Vogue and all around fashion icon, Giovanna Battaglia is one of the most stylish and respected women in the fashion world. Her style is a fantastic mix of masculine and feminine and is characterized by playful details and accessories. True fashion perfection.

3 September 2011

editorial: coat check

See the importance of strong outerwear, layering and bold colors in ''Coat Check'' from the October issue of Glamour US. Spot the pieces currently in stock from Lanvin, Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang.

new in: newbark

LA- based stylist sisters Maryam and Marjan Malakpour launched Newbark in 2009 with the aim of producing chic, comfortable shoes that could be worn ''at home, on set and when traveling.'' Choose from fabulous selection of colors and finishes in the softest hand-stitched leather for a stylish alternative to ballerina flats.

27 August 2011

new in: altuzarra a/w 11

New in for Autumn Winter 2011, Joseph Altuzarra is a New York based designer who has worked for top brands such as Givenchy and Proenza Schouler. Having perfected his signature emphasis on tailoring and detail, Altuzarra now has now branched out and launched a successful brand of his own.

Altuzarra's A/W 11 collection is all about 90's grunge. Parkas, checks and bias cuts were all the rage and fits were free and loose. Rugged outerwear was paired with soft and floaty dresses for a very distinct contrast that will carry over into Spring 2012. Style the floaty dresses with chunky outerwear from Joseph or an oversized coat from Isabel Marant.
View the full collection here.

25 August 2011

one to know: kim hersov

Socialite and Editor-at-Large of Harper's Bazaar UK, Kim Hersov is a valued client and major staple on the London fashion scene. Characteristic of her rock chick meets lady-like style, Kim can often be spotted in a massive Joseph fur with sleek leather leggings and the highest of heels.

18 August 2011

joseph: in the press

Featured in the September issue of Vogue UK, the Joseph mohair color block jumper:

... along with the Joseph reptile print trouser:

street style: all in one

Stylist and all around fashionista Vanessa Traina spotted in the new Celine all-in-one jumpsuit. Simply pair with a Balenciaga clutch and you're ready to go.

25 July 2011

chloe: a/w 11

Over at Chloe, it seems Hannah McGibbon's traditional 70's girl has three new things on her mind this season: leather, blocking and all things snakeskin. Be it an outfit based solely on one or a crazy combination of all three, not a single look went down the runway without at least a hint of these themes. While colors were largely the beiges, blacks and creams you'd expect; a newer, fresher feeling came from the heavy hand with with Mrs McGibbon doled out everything else. Prints on top of prints, allover leather, and blocking from head to toe were what made this collection stand out from the rest. Style leather pieces with the likes of Jil Sander and Celine for something mature or pair the snakeskins with leopard print from Joseph for something far more bold.

View the full collection here.

joseph: in the press

See the iconic Fendi 1969 bag, new and exclusive to 77 Fulham Road, featured below in the September issue of Elle UK.

12 July 2011

one to know: olivier rousteing

The new era at Paris's sex-charged fashion house Balmain is beginning to take shape, with 25 year old Olivier Rousteing being tapped as the label's new designer. Rousteing, who joined Balmain in 2009 and is currently in charge of women's wear, replaces Christophe Decarin, who left earlier this month due to strategic disputes with chairman Alain Hivelin. Before joining Balmain, Rousteing worked for five years at Roberto Cavalli, which should serve him well in delivering the rock-inflected glamour that became the label's trademark under Decarin.

street style: print

Pair it with solids for contrast or clash it against something super busy if you're daring... Whatever way you wear it: print is in!

28 June 2011

celine: a/w 11

Drawing on the rich interiors and plush detailing of the luxury automobile, Phoebe Philo has designed another collection based on understated elegance. Whereas last season's Celine girl was a bit more fun and funky, here we see a focus on maturity and super luxe. Clean lines and classic cuts are broken up by chevrons, stripes and leather detailing. Colors are very autumnal with shades of brown, beige, mahogany and terracota stealing the show. This collection will complement Joseph beautifully and can also be styled with tailored pieces from Stella and the Row.

View the full collection here.