Archive for the Fashion Category
Photography by Adam Van Bunnens
We attended catwalk shows, listened to some great talks and spoke with some young talented designers. There was so much talent on display, we’d loved seeing it all whether it was through sketchbooks and design development or all the way onto the catwalk shows. We’re super excited to get some of the designers to work with us and sell their designs on our site.
This week in our Get The Look series we look at how to wear orange, it’s the colour of the season and we can’t enough of adding orange into our outfits, usually only a accent in the form of either with a bag or a bold orange lip but now we’re feeling brave and going for it with an orange dress. Anyone can wear orange and at any age, we’ll show you one way to add a flash of orange into your everyday life.
We love the ultra smart feel of this Delice dress, it’s eco-dyed by hand so each piece has a unique touch, it has been made within the UK using an upcycled wool. It has been worn by ITV news reader Charlene White.
When teamed with this smart supper bag, this dress can carry you through any work meeting then later on swap the bag for a clutch to head onto drinks in the evening. It’s wrap around front means it’s super flattering, nipped in at the waist with a semi sheer panel and it’s a pencil skirt length so it’s good for all body shapes.
Bold colours are not only perfect for summer, they are also offer a fantastic pick me up when the weather gets cold and rainy once again. Pair with simple accessories like this clean simple necklace and minimal hardware bag, so it’s the dress that people sit up and take notice of, perfect for showing off your figure.
This week our Get the Look series focuses on the Twice Shy Skirt, a London Ethnic team favourite, made from an upcycled British wool in a lovely bright yellow we are always on the look out for new ways to style this piece.
Today we’ve delved into the minds of our team to look at three different ways to wear the skirt; office, daytime and evening.
Team the Twice Shy skirt with tonal colours to look smart and sleek, the added pop of a bolder orange in the twist lock holdall keeps things modern and fresh. This colourful take on office wear is perfect for any business lunches or meetings.
The King’s Road in London is iconic. It is an epicentre for fashion’s ‘kings’, a monarchy of exclusivity, quality and superiority.
Back in the days of swinging London, Mary Quant and her boutique ‘Bazaar’ on 138a King’s Road was the initial catalyst to the King’s Road’s synonymy with fashion innovation. Although Quant is given credit for the invention of the ‘miniskirt’, she accredited ‘the girls on King’s Road’, who had encouraged her to push the boundaries and make skirts even shorter. Since then, King Road was the go-to for independent, quirky boutique stores that were frequented by the post-war, sexually-liberated and fashion-conscious women of the modern era. Today, Susie Bubble claims that the relevance of the King Road has declined, describing it as ‘a little bit posh-posh-ra-ra’, and I would agree to an extent. The upper-class glitz of Made in Chelsea and the expensive restaurants and bars have influenced the public’s perception of the road. But I believe that this inherent sensation of exclusivity adds to the distinct fashions of the area; a strong emphasis on bespoke couture, quality and luxury is not only widely admired, but has created a kind of ambition for those who one day wish to walk down the King’s Road decked out in the sophisticated attire that is synonymous with Kensington and Chelsea.
You can walk down the King’s Road any time of the year, day, or week and always spot a fashionista. Fully aware of this, two London Ethnic interns (myself and Sophie Frater) ventured down the King’s Road to capture whatever street styles we could find. The odds were against us; it was a Friday afternoon at the start of August, when the who’s who of Chelsea would most likely have been frolicking in Cannes or Ibiza, but unsurprisingly we came across more than a few people who caught our eye…
Our men’s wear buyer, Ed at London Collections: Men sporting Rabbit Hole London Jacket- one of then many collections we liked here at London Ethnic.