London Collections: Men AW13 Trend Report

A couple of weeks back, the boys had their turn in the spotlight with the second London Collections: Men, presenting Autumn/Winter 2013 goodies. Style is at the forefront for all discerning gentlemen these days – it is no longer the era when any attempt to care about what you wear is labelled ‘metro sexual.’  Instead, boy band stars, actors and Davids from Gandy to Cameron sat front row, held parties or attended them, and generally celebrated London as a serious place for fashion, and for seriou

Edinburgh Online Fashion Week – Fashion preview

The upcoming Edinburgh Online Fashion Week is a unique insight into the possibilities for fashion in a digital age. It will showcase the best of the city’s design, with everyone able to get a front row seat! To celebrate the end of the EOFW filming, the organisers are hosting a party at Quartermile One on the 7 September to give guests a preview of what’s to come. A catwalk show featuring the Autumn/Winter 2012 collections of participating designers and graduates is a taster of what to ex

Introverted Extroverts

Ten years on from their first meeting at Heriot Watt university, Scottish design duo Obscure Couture talk inspiration, fantasy and Old Firm-inspired fashion Jenn Coyle and Lyndsay Pagan of Obscure Couture are the kind of girls I, and possibly you, really want to be, but probably never will. Glamorous to an almost defiant degree, they have a ballsy sense of style, all loud prints and in-your-face accessories. They are also warm, witty and know how to party. The rhinestone studs of Glasgow’s co

Feature: ECA at Graduate Fashion Week

An overview of the work exhibited by students of Edinburgh College of Art, at London's Graduate Fashion Week On Sunday, the Edinburgh College of Art students showcased their graduate collections at London’s Graduate Fashion Week. Highly individual and excellently executed work, each young designer displayed a three-dimensional concept brand rather than mere groups of garments. For Dan William James Prasad, this was a sleek, tailored menswear line in deep blue with extremely covetable man-bags

Scotland Re:Designed – Tartan Week

Scotland Week, established five years ago by the Scottish Government, it is a series of events taking place in America and Canada celebrating all things Caledonian, in culture and in commerce, kicking off with Tartan Day and with a lavish parade as a finale. The 2012 Scotland Week schedule brings with it a new exhibition in New York entitled Scotland Re: Designed where 12 names including designers, milliners and weavers will present their talents to American buyers and press. Held from 9 - 11 A

Pam Hogg @ LFW A/W 2012

Pam Hogg is not known (and loved) for producing demure collections, and Autumn/Winter 2012-13 was no exception. Set to a soundtrack of manic, sawing country and western sounds, the collection featured leather dresses with high neck, long sleeves and full A-line skirts, shown with giant cone-like hats resembling some futuristic take on a Midwestern, bonnet wearing sweetheart at home on the prairie. Using colour blocks in red, white and gold, silver and orange, the contouring was divine and drew t

London Fashion Week A/W 12 - Vauxhall Fashion Scout

The Vauxhall Fashion Scout has now been operating for ten seasons at London Fashion Week, organising a schedule of presentations, fashion films, exhibitions and of course, catwalk shows. Officially an 'off-schedule' event, they have nevertheless established themselves on the fashion map along with On Off and Blow as go-to carousels of the best up-and-coming design talent, helping launch the careers of names like David Koma, Peter Pilotto, William Tempest and Felder Felder. Sponsored by brands To

LFW A/W 12 – Obscure Couture

The Glaswegian duo Obscure Couture showed their collection The Lithium Party with showcase A La Mode in the vaults of the RCA. For their third catwalk presentation during London Fashion Week, the garments were their signature punk couture mash up of sex and full frontal colour, with corseting, hot pants and gowns. The inspiration was a twenty four hour party, a heady youthful celebration of debauched glamour, with all the madness and glitter that goes with it. Colours were candy bright despite

Jennie Lööf: Tomboy Princess

Swedish-born, Glasgow-based designer Jennie Lööf gives us a peek at what has formed her as a designer, influences as diverse as Disney princesses and snowboarding If the Glasgow based designer Jennie Lööf could dress anyone, living, dead or mythical, it would be Princess Giselle from the Disney film Enchanted. The story of an animated princess of the instantly recognisable form; all breathlessness, wide eyes and bursting with spontaneous song, transported by spell to modern-day New York, it dea

LFW A/W 12 – Obscure Couture

The Glaswegian duo Obscure Couture showed their collection The Lithium Party with showcase A La Mode in the vaults of the RCA. For their third catwalk presentation during London Fashion Week, the garments were their signature punk couture mash up of sex and full frontal colour, with corseting, hot pants and gowns. The inspiration was a twenty four hour party, a heady youthful celebration of debauched glamour, with all the madness and glitter that goes with it. Colours were candy bright despite