British brand Barbour has continued their collaboration with designer Bella Freud for Spring/Summer 2014. The capsule collection includes soft knits and t-shirts and feature Bella’s distinctive take on the British summer.
As the daughter of the late artist Lucian Freud, design is in Bella’s blood. She studied fashion in Italy before setting up her own label in the 90s. Her playful style with a coquettish edge quickly earned her a cult following which includes famous faces such as Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Alison Mosshart of rock band The Kills.
The latest collaboration with Barbour is inspired by “charming childhood memories and photographs” and is the perfect addition to a carefree summer wardrobe. We particularly love the dog print t-shirt which features Bella’s own family dog Joey – adorable! The relaxed boyfriend fit makes it the perfect piece for layering over skinny jeans on off-duty days.
This season, fashion showman Ted Baker has set the stage for stylish thrills and frills in the new season lookbook. The latest collection includes plenty to turn heads with striking prints, strong silhouettes and intoxicating colours.
Last night, Hollywood’s A-List were out in force for the 71st annual Golden Globes. And as with any awards ceremony, the glam factor was turned right up with plenty of gorgeous gowns for us to swoon over. As the first awards of 2014 the pressure was on to get the year off to a stylish start. However that certainly didn’t faze most. We’ve selected a few of our favourite looks. Who is your best dressed?
The 12 Years a Slave actress stunned in this tomato red Ralph Lauren Collection gown complete with dramatic cape.
Sticking to her usual retro style, Zooey’s Oscar de la Renta full skirt and pseudo crop top was dreamy and full-on girlie glam.
Jennifer Lawrence is clearly still the one to watch. Not only did she steal the spotlight in her Dior dress, she also scooped the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in American Hustle.
Pregnant and glowing Olivia Wilde glittered down the red carpet in her shimmering forest green Gucci gown.
And finally, Emma Watson clearly couldn’t make up her mind when it came to deciding on a gown or separates. But is it a hit? This Dior combo has us divided.
While January may have barely begun, we’ve already been looking to Autumn/Winter 2014 this week during the fourth season of The London Collections: Men. The menswear equivalent of fashion week was first launched in the summer of 2012 and editor of GQ magazine and Chair of the Menswear Committee, Dylan Jones says “LC: M has already become a staple of the menswear calendar, and is a fabulous way to kick off the season.”
Shows, presentations and parties we crammed into just three days which saw the likes of David Gandy, radio DJ Nick Grimshaw and rapper Tinie Tempah take seats on the front row. At Hackett, we saw puffa jackets worn over smart suits and beanie hats styled with tweed for a fresh and contemporary look. John Smedley took inspiration from “family photos of ski trips in the 1980s” and presented geometric patterns in burnt shades of red and deep blues.
Alexander McQueen didn’t disappoint with the usual gothic undertones, a monochromatic colour palette and plenty of tartan. While Paul Smith opted out of a runway show, instead presenting the collection in a showroom decorated with beautiful tapestries and Persian rugs complementing the collection which was full of rich fabrics.
And while tailoring has long been the backbone of British fashion, LC: M is a great reminder of the breadth of British fashion talent from global brands, to Saville Row tailors and emerging new designers.
Visit the London Collections site to view each designer and presentation.