PYLOT Issue 04 Launch Party

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Photography: Max Barnett and Bex Day We launched the Influence Issue last month at White Rabbit Studios in Shoreditch. Thank you to everyone who joined us to make it such a special night, and thank you to BrewDog for the beer and Chan Photographic for the prints. You can get hold of a copy of […]

Ports 1961 AW16 – MFW

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“Instead of forever hovering above I’d like to feel a weight grow in me to end the infinity and to tie me to earth. I’d like, at each step, each gust of wind, to be able to say ‘Now. Now and now’ and no longer ‘forever’ and ‘for eternity,” read Ports 1961 Autumn/Winter 16 show […]

Sportmax AW16 – MFW

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Roomy sweaters saturated in decorative, wavy embroidery, patchwork leather coats, sleeve decorations that mimicked Persian rug patterns, long slouchy jumpers, dresses and macramé white knits were all reminiscent of a day spent wandering though the streets of Fez or a night in the fabled, shabby Tangier. In contrast with the Moroccan hues and patterns, there […]

Belstaff AW16 – LFW

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Continuing their elegant, eloquent tribute to female pioneers, Belstaff translated forgotten histories and the women who wrote them into practical, wearable looks for Autumn/Winter 2016. The narrative followed on from their Pre-Fall theme of ‘Heading North’; a journey of arctic extremes relevantly, and luxuriously tailored for a current climate and modern audience. Attended by Polar […]

David Koma AW16 – LFW

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Sculpturally informed and elegantly realised, Koma’s aesthetic is one of minimal, artistic appreciation. Architectural design is translated into the cut of cloth, linear landscapes realised in layers and folds. Usually in response to artist’s work, he explores symmetry and shape through fluid, figure hugging designs: a tribute to the female silhouette cast in fabric form. […]

J.W.Anderson AW16 – LFW

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Ideas that resonate in the mind, ephemera, and abstract notions inform J.W.Anderson’s collections season after season; trends are eschewed for sculptural explorations and the subtle conversations between textures, fabrics, and the odd, engaging detail that consistently form coherent bodies of work. “The minute your brand can be predicted, you’ve got a problem”, Anderson told The […]

Charlotte Olympia AW16 – LFW

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Star strewn leather and shimmering silver, leopard print thighs and glittering flying saucers; there was a nod to Ziggy Stardust and an other-worldly aesthetic at the Charlotte Olympia autumn / winter show, held at the appropriately theatrical Roundhouse Theatre. Known for her whimsical creations that draw on the tenets of old Hollywood glamour, her current […]

J. JS LEE AW16 – LFW

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The severe, Soap Opera aesthetic that defined 80s power dressing was softened for Autumn/Winter 2016; Jackie Lee’s woman was a modern interpretation of her fashion forebears – the older sister, insouciance and quietly defiant.  The tenets of a liberating satirical past were still there, just refined and refreshingly wearable. Bold colour-blocking arrived in a dressed-down […]