Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FW12/13 Press Days

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Press days have hit London once again - so keep your eyes out for hoards of fashion editors & stylists carrying multiple totes bags filled with all sorts of freebies from the PR agencies around town.  I went with the fashion team from 1883 Magazine and our first stop yesterday was Purple PR's menswear showcase where these two jackets really stood out for me.  

The slim, cloudy blue one on the left from Lanvin is made of a rough, felt-like material worn over a powdered blue shirt.  On the right is a jacket made of real feathers by Roberto Cavali - they also had some feather covered loafers that made my mouth water.   
This very charming clutch from Bulgari features a snake's head clasp and snakeskin inspired bangle to attach to your wrist.  Badass and classy all at the same time - a hard combination to pull off!
It was my first time visiting White Smoke Communications and I was quite pleased with their selection.  One of the stand out accessory designers was MOO Eyewear which transform lovely vintage frames by attaching porcelain detailing.  Truly one of a kind and very striking.  
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BLOW PR is always an exciting showroom to behold and are known for representing some very wild and fun designer brands.  The Disney inspired headgear by Little Shilpa on the left, one of their new clients, was total cutesy while the jewel encrusted face jewelry from Lara Jensen on the right (seen on the runway for Inbar Spector's FW12 collection) is drama at it's finest.  
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One of my favorite designer finds was a jeweller named Kyle Hopkins, represented by H PR.  He has a lot of rings, necklaces and earrings featuring tiny little people in various settings and clusters that are so whimsical.  His fingerprint, ear and eye imprint designs are wild to look at but possibly a bit creepy to wear.  However his necklaces and rings made out of casts from other rings are completely fun and 'Why didn't I think of that?' smart.  There is a necklace made of dozens of interlocking casts from the Duchess of York's engagement ring and my personal favorite is this knuckle duster set of 4 rings.  Why have one engagement ring when you can have 4?!
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Our final stop today was at Modus Publicity where I found a few new shoe crushes.  The mesh shoe on the left with the silver greyhound heels is by David Koma and the Creeper style loafers are from Calvin Klein.  WANT!


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