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LONDON STREET LOOKS
London’s street style is one that encompasses a certain duality to it. The tale of two cities told through Brit fashion displays a very polished and posh look on one end, yet it coexists with this contrasting punk attitude vibe. Using both these drastic themes, I composed my outfits using many different elements. My favorite look this week was the blue Champion hoodie and skirt. I was able to take artistic license when it came to playing around with accessories, and I paired this outfit with 90’s inspired Pared white sunnies and (of course) my favorite accessory had to be my Wauw and Lulu El Classico crossbody bag, which I adapted as a belt bag to draw attention to my waist line – this is a great way to subtly outline your figure without abandoning modesty. I added a punk vibe element to my white Topshop boot and wrapped a silver chain around that my good friends Stella and Ali from Haati Chai made for me back in LA. Throughout the week, I was on the HUNT for a tweed maxi skirt, but I was disappointed that I could not find one anywhere! I did however find a tweed blanket scarf on sale at Zara and I fashioned that as a sarong and used a belt to keep it in place around my waste. If that isn’t savvy fashion sense I really don’t know what is!
By far my favorite runway looks of #LFW came from Eudon Choi. He was able to create a look of ethereality so effortlessly, especially through his signature statements of draping fabrics and scarves to create the illusion of body and movement. I was obsessed – and you can tell the appeal of such a technique for modest fashion bloggers. Pops of bold colors continued to be a weapon of choice for AW18 – check out my favorite looks from the collection:
- Long neck scarves
- High shine patent fabrics
- Skirts with oversized shirts
Makeup trends: Neon eye liner with minimal outlines
Photos taken from Vogue
Before I begin dissecting this collection I just want to give a round of applause for the diverse models Paula Knorr picked to showcase her AW18’ — and by diverse I mean in terms of race, color, size, and age. I loved her use of intersectional representation on the runway, and I believe that her model selection alone contributed to just as important a statement as the pieces themselves. In her collection, the use of textured fabrics meshed with an element of both modesty and revealing silhouettes proved that she can seamlessly blend the two together. This motif of juxtaposition has been a popular one throughout the fashion week series this season – many designers are combining seemingly conflicting elements to create something entirely new. Her statement ear pieces as well added an extra flare for those of us that are detail-oriented. I have a special love for small details such as this because the attention spared for micro-elements is what ties the entire show together. I left this show feeling empowered and celebratory of my own body, and I loved the confidence that her show inspired within me.
- Textured fabrics used head to toe
- 80’s silhouettes
- Strapless styles
Brown/gray smokey eye looks
Tata Naka employed rich colors and patterns to craft her regal collection. After analyzing so many shows for AW18’ it is evident that brighter days are ahead given the work of designers like Tata Naka embracing bold colors and monochromatic sets for her collection, yet also representing their roots by using eastern patterns and materials. You can see Tata and Naka’s influence from their home town of Tibilisi, Georgia through their traditional Russian, Irani, and Georgian prints. Scroll through the slides to have a look.
- Top ans skirt sets
- Bright prints
- Boxed shaped sleeves
- Eastern colorful prints
- Pleated medi skirts
Makeup trends: No eye makeup and a lip color.
Fashion Show Photos Taken by Me
The show began in literal Eden, opening with “Eve’s” garden, a lush display of greenery and tall trees. The models walked around the garden to showcase the dream-like movement of the garments. Many of Edeline Lee’s pieces were monochromatic jewel tone dresses that highlighted a few structural elements. Some of the elements consisted of pleats, flounces, ruffles and detailed embroidery. What caught my eye were her unconventional materials like the hand rolled large tassels and the heavy layers with subtle feminine touches. The mix of heavy materials, deep colors, shine and textured fabric and embroidered pieces from head to toe conveyed the potential that women have for both strength and femininity. The rejection of the convention that the two are mutually exclusive through a medium as interpersonal as fashion represented both the power and beauty women encompass, and it was such an awe-inspiring message that she so beautifully crafted into her collection. Over all every piece was beautifully displayed and I loved all the modest touches.
- Monochromatic Jewel tones head to toe
- Sharp suit looks with floor length hems
- Large pleats and large tassels
Make Up Trends: Very natural looks with no make up, just highly moisturized glowing skin.
Fashion Show Photos Taken by Me