Friday, 30 November 2012


This week has clearly been a big deal with regards to fashion. The British Fashion Awards took place at London's Savoy Hotel on Tuesday night and the very best of this year's fashion was celebrated with a suitably extravagant affair and I officially launched my own business which was just wonderful ( And please DO NOT get me wrong. I am not one for modesty. If you have done a good job, celebrate it, and what better way than to fill yourself seven eights full with champagne! Any excuse! Hoorah for British fashion. The industry had done extremely well this year with many new designers launching their own labels and existing brands going from strength to strength in spite of the harsh economic climate.  

With the above in the forefront of my mind, the covetable items of this week come from two of the winners of awards at the BFA's. 

So, for the gents:

The coat above or rather Full Length Jacket (FLJ) is what I think should be considered as the male equivalent of the Little Black Dress (LBD). Classic, stylish and a little bit special. Jonathan Saunders, seen modelling his own design above won the Emerging Talent - Menswear award on Tuesday thanks to his debut collection earlier this year. The FLJ is easily my favourite piece of his collection. I saw Jonathan wearing this coat at the Roksanda Ilincic show back in September and it looks exquisite. The blue hues really shine under bright lighting and the wool/cotton blend of the fabric hangs from the body in a relaxed way whilst maintaing a wonderful shape and is also extremely warm. The FLJ is available from for £805, which is reduced from the original £1,150. The covet-ability of this garment is increased exponentially thanks to Saunders' award win and it is only available in size 38 or 40 so there is no better time to buy or at least ogle at this wonderful piece of outwear. 

And ladies:
Introducing the Ellis tri-colour crepe dress by Roksanda Ilincic. Serbian born, London based Roksanda won the BFA's Red Carpet Award, which is given to the designer who is considered to have created the best global awareness of their designs through the media. And having spent nearly 5 months of this year interning for the great R.I. I feel that I can say with justification that this award is wholly deserved. The celebrity following of Roksanda's clothes is staggering having been worn frequently by the most powerful women in the world including Michelle Obama, The Duchess of Cambridge and Lady Gaga. This particular dress is my favourite from the Resort 2013 collection. The dress is unlined which I don't normally like but in this case makes it extremely light. It is made majorly from an extremely comfortable crushed tintunita wool with a fabulously unique coated tweed (the black bit). The full back zip is an attractive detail and allows the dress to come apart completely. The colours are blocked well to make a dress that can be worn almost anywhere. It is available in sizes UK6 - UK14 from for £815. 
In summary, as designers Jonathan and Roksanda are "da bomb".



1 comment:

  1. Congrats on starting your business! and loving the blog.