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GYOYUNI KIMCHOE AW15

GYOYUNI KIMCHOE AW15

The Thanatos Expedition A/W 2015

Label GyoYuni Kimchoe is composed of designers  Gyo Kim and Ravensbourne Yuni Choe.  Their philosophy os one of respect for life and nature and each season they create sustainably rebellious pieces with faux leathers and furs.

They aim to broaden the perception of fashion whilst simultaneously injecting references to nature.

This season we saw a muted color palette of grey blues and spring greens.

Gyo Yuni AW15 collection titled The Thanatos Expedition started from a thought about the links between science and shamanism.  Inspired by the concept of travel into space and vital worlds combined with the Mongolian Shamans is of their own devices to travel to the spirit world.

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The Thanatos Expedition Collection poses the question, what if science could also take is to the after life?  How far will technology go?….

 

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The collection showcases a contrast between high-tech materials such as air-mesh, neoprene and outdoor ropes that nod back to the scientific visions of space travel.   Tweed, faux fur and wool were some of the fabrics used for this collection.

 

 

ONES to WATCH
Vivien Chan at Fashion Week SS15

Vivien Chan at Fashion Week SS15

Born in Notthingham, she studies illustration and animation at Kingston University.
During London Fashion Week Spring/Sumer 2015 we were able to cover backstage for some of the shows at Fashion Scout held at Freemasons Hall in London. Backstage is a totally different experience because you get to meet other creatives that help put together the shows. It was there, where we first saw Viviene Chan she was sketching away.

Vivien Chan sketching at LFW SS15

Vivien Chan sketching during LFW SS15

Her live sketches of the shows from backstage and some of the catwalk sketches as well.

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Vivien Chan illustrating during the Mariana Jungmann SS15 Collection at Fashion Scout Freemason Hall
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Live Illustration by Vivien Chan

Her work is very unique and detailed. For more on Vivien, please visit Her website

Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection

Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection

We had full access for the Bernard Chandran SS15 collection at Fashion Scout. The collection featured bold and block colors and angelical prints on the fabric.

Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection, image by Akin Abayomi
Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection, image by Akin Abayomi
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Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection, image by Akin Abayomi

The collection also featured shear paneling and solid color blocking

Models on rotation down the catwalk during Bernard Chandran SS15 Collection

Fam Irvoll

FAM IRVOLL

Fam Irvoll s/s14 Collection Image by Livingfash

 

FAM IRVOLL Collection ‘Call the Exterminator’ was unveiled on Monday September 16th at the Prince Regent Room at Fashion Scout 2013.

Black & White image by Livingfash from Fam Irvoll Collection 2014

The room was arranged in a way that displayed the models wearing the latest from Fam Irvoll collection in separate stations, the lighting was low and a mood of mystery was present.

Livingfash: Fam Irvoll Collection Presentation at Fashion Scout, Sept 2013

As guests, admired the models at their respective units,the music played a quite usual tune for these kind of things; that was until the lights got darker and the music was accompanied by dancers. It was a Shocker to some of the guests, who were not anticipating the girl group to show up and dance to the “Exterminate” music and rattle the model’s enclosures and their disposition.

Model wearing Fam Irvoll during the presentation in London, UK.

To a new beat and under a new light, things seem quite different, the juxtaposition of street culture and fashion can generate a very interesting combination.

Seeing at first, the clothes seem quite interesting, the prints, the choice of fabrics and the design, i.e the skirt and blazer seems quite street wearable for most of us, but who can keep their eyes away from the body wrapping dress, it seems like something for a music video where one can be the star.

Black and white image of model wearing Fam Irvoll dress 2014 collection

Fam Irvoll likes to surprise, and this way to show her collection really surprised and dared the audience to take a closer look at her line. She dares us to look at her fabrics and the choices she has taken in the making process. A very open and powerful presentation.

Model wearing Fam Irvoll  blazer and skirt from 2014 collection at LFW.

Like the animals selected on the fabrics used for the collection, the models were exposed, surrounded and rattled by the ‘Exterminator’ performers. Sometimes, the methaphor is a powerful visual performance like this one, in which the critters/creatures turn out to be the objects of interest.

Basharatyan

Basharatyan

S/S 2014 Collection ‘Frida’

Designer Veronica Basharatyan created the collection inspired by Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo work, pain and passion . The inspiration is reflected in the color palette and the silhouettes referencing to Frida’s uncompromising depiction of the female experience form.

In the runway we see layers of delectable silk chiffons in both vivid and pastel colours. Intriguing prints and embellishments that attract our attention and don’t let go. From the sophisticated retro hair to the subtle finishes on the nails and make up. The all too famous enhanced brow or almost uni-brow worn by Frida Kahlo.

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Luxurious silks and soft palettes complementing the concept. Intricate patterns adorn the flowing silk chiffons as the wind flows through the seams of the gowns. Low back cuts, are present in the myriad of creative visual alchemy. A femenine approach with a strong protagonist as it’s muse. A woman who is not affraid of color, who can wear the most constricted suit but chooses to wear the joy of confidence and elegance without sacrificing style.

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Sleek and long lines, body hugging dress with low cut back opening.

Basharatyan clutch bag close up SS14, LFW

Signature knit in vibrant colors from S/S 14 ‘Frida’ Collection.| image Livingfash Media 2013

Her signature piece ‘ribbon knit’ was found this season in a charming range of clutch bags.

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sculptured sillouttes, form filling, curve hugging knee length dresses with a flowing see through chiffon top in neutral tones.

Basharatyan brand is based in conceptual creativity, research technique, unique fabrics and original shapes and prints.

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Designer Veronica Basharatyan. | Livingfash Media.

Enjoy images from the catwalk S/S 2014 ‘Frida ‘Collection

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FAD 2013 Junior Awards

FAD 2013 Junior Awards

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The Junior Awards conclude FAD’s Fashion Futuress programme of intensive practical fashion workshops. In 2013 almost one hundred 16-19 year olds took part on what turned out to be 20 finalists who were selected by an industry panel to take part in FAD’s summer school. The young and bright participants had just five days to create their collections to show at FAD Junior Awards.

FAD is an award winning charity which supports young people through innovative workshops, competitions and specialist careers advise. Their partnerships allow to bring out skills, insight and opportunities to 12-25 year olds from all walks of life. This great organization fills a gap between the talent and the knowledge, it helps connect those with potential with those partners in the community that can contribute wisedom.

We would like to thank the amazing guys and girls from TONI & GUY who did the hair for the show.

Also the Make-up by Lan Nguyen and team sponsred by The Body Shop.

Never to forget the nails, a very important part on the final look on the runway. Pebbles Aiken

What else can be said about the astonishing achivements by these set of young talent. The fact of the matter is that they only had five days to accomplish their goal, their design and collection. Many of us can hardly fanthom the idea of such a short deadline but not this selected group showed us that it can all be possible. Kudos and Congratulations to all, they are all winners in my eyes.

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F.A.D. 2013 Left to Right Designs by: Gloria Iyare, Rochelle Nicholas Bastien, Tihara Smith, Molly Camara amd Olivia Till

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F.A.D. 2013, Left to Right Designs by: Sarah Simpson, Melissa Absalud Abdalla

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F.A.D. 2013 Left to Right Designs by:Yosana De Ceita Rodrigues Leal, Nhung Le Thi Hong, Zahra Khatouli, Nell Downes.

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F.A.D. 2013 Left to Right Designs by: Hannah Tasane, Naomi Brady, Migena kola and Rebecca George

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F.A.D. 2013 Finalists Left to Right Designs by: Beau Scarlett-Pitt, Lily Southin, Claudia Teixeira Ferreira and Jayde Yankey.

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Design Innovation Winner Naomi Brady.

Of course, there are always those that superceed all expectations and can not be ignored. This is the case of Naomi Brady from St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College who wins Design Innovation Award.

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Cutting Pattern Award was given to Yosana de Ceita Rodriguez Leal from Winchmore School.

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Research and Interpretation Award goes to Nell Downes from Prendergast Hillyfields College.

Winner of the FAD Awards was Beau Scarlett-Pitt from Langley Park School. Her original design consisted of an elegant printed body fitting dress with a high collar and feather embellishment complement. A very intrique design with a fabulous exectution. Well done, Beau Scrlett-Pitt. The world awaits your designs.

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Our personal thanks to the great team that put together the FAD 2013 Junior Awards. They care so much for the up and coming talent that they are truly committed to support, promote and motivate the young generation to acquire the knowledge needed to succeed in this industry. Textiles and fashion can be a fuzzy interlude to someone’s dream but with the help of Fashion Futures sponsored by George and the wonderful people that make FAD a reality this dream can become true to some determined young designer.

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Congratulations!

Fashion Scout SS14 Schedule

The always anticiapated Fashion Scout Runway show schedule is out!. The new wave of talent is going to be setting the bar even higher. The Fashion Scout group is known for their well organized fashion events and the coordination of the fashion shows. We are happily anticipating the new collections to be showcased during the Off Schedule part of Fashion Week.

Of course, as usual, we’ll keep all of our friends and fans in the loop with the best from the runways and the behind the scenes. Don’t miss the news, join us on Twitter @Livingfash

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