Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Concrete Deserts & Churchbells

So London Fashion Week has drawn to a close, and while it might not attract the Holywood runway production of New York, or haute couture of Paris and Milan, it certainly celebrates in the eclectic and avant garde party monster spirit.

Christopher Shannon was a particular highlight of mine. His collection was a series of snapshots from dream holidays, indulging in our fantasy treks and expeditions with materials born to explore. He artistically transforms sportswear into structure, balancing a practical edge with sci-fi sparks. From afar the ice white outfits might look bleached out, but on closer inspection there's a patchwork of layers and mesh panels. And the trousers take camouflage prints to a new pallete level with hurricane sky greys and faded greens. There's something quite 'Galliano' to them that compliments Christopher's energy and adventure perfectly.

Inspired by this ice white athletic adventure, I styled up my poncho by Juun J for my own interpretation. With a black funnel neck creeping out, the outfit has a life of its own with movement even at a standstill. While its the most juxtaposed of ideas, the outfit is like sportswear orchestrated with a religious operatic edge.


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46 comments:

  1. Im in love with you and your fucking hair, is great, really love you and love it

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  2. Great looks....love all the whites!!

    Have a Fabulous day!
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  3. Love the white poncho and the socks + boots!

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  4. you have amazing style, great blog!
    come follow and vote 4 me xxo

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  5. love this poncho! well-styled!nice blog I`m following you now:)
    follow me if you want:)

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  6. bLack&whITe can never go wrong. what a smashing poncho you got there.
    hope you had lots of fun at lfw.

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  7. love your look!

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  9. I love the outfit, so original!
    And thank you so much for your comment :)

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  10. saw someone who looked like you at LFW, definitely didn't stare at him trying to work out if it was...great post! x

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  11. thanks for stopping by, I love your style!

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  12. Love it !!
    Thanks for your visit !

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  13. I absolutely love love love your outfit! Everything screams perfect! Thank you for stopping by!

    xo, Michelle
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  14. It's your first outfit I totally don't like.

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  15. Your hair is brilliant, and that poncho is genius on you! I do like it a lot. Keep on rocking it.

    xoxo

    Sara

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    I want to see more of you.

    Sara

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  18. I am loving your style and your hair is awesome!

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  19. love your style, as always!!

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    xx

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  20. Love Christopher Shannon collection, the sweater are great, just like your poncho ;)

    Thank you for your cheers!

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  21. thanks, I really love your originality! :)

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  22. oh,god!
    i love your coat. but white is not my color.
    martin.

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    XX

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  24. Oh, love the collection, but I especially love the outfit YOU're wearing. Fantastic put together.

    Great blog.

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  25. And thank you for the lovely comment :*

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  26. Great outfit!
    xoxo

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  27. i love your style- and your hair! i wish more guys would keep fashion blogs. and thanks for stopping by ;)

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  29. I think it's time for me to get a poncho
    This style looks exquisite!!

    I following you by the way! :]

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  30. AMAZINGLY FABULOUS, there's no one look that I dislike. You are the PRINCE!!!, xoxo

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  33. Loooove it :))))

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  34. Hayhay!
    How are you? Your blog is great and I love your style! I'm glad that I've visited yours.

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  37. LOVE LOVE LOVE your white poncho and your hair is DIVINE! :D

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  38. omg...i love the juun j phoncho!!!

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