KENZO La Collection Memento Nº4

Delving into the archives for KENZO – La Collection Memento N°4, we were astounded once again at the volume of creatively and inspired printed pieces. For this collection we have decided to put the spotlight on some of the house’s most vivid and diverse prints and graphics.

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Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY collaborates with Björn Borg

Swedish sports fashion brand Björn Borg drop their new collaboration – an underwear capsule created by Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY. Charles Jeffrey releases his first underwear collaboration, a limited edition collection of men’s printed underwear, with Björn Borg….

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The Halloween outfits to get us fashionably recognised!

A simple white sheet thrown over us use to be the best Halloween costume going. I mean.. You didn’t have to worry about your makeup or the fact if you made any bad mistakes, then no one would of known who you were. Can we bring this costume back?! Social Media has now got us on the hype of who can dress the best.

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Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of all time.

Halloween has been rated as one of the best holidays out of the year. Any excuse to dress up, watch endless amounts of horror movies and eat your body weight in sugary snacks.. Right?! As years of gone on and the power of social media is taking over some of our decisions, it has also gotten us to push our creative sides and inspire us.

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You Can Leave: a Sneaker Collection Against Domestic Violence

Brooke Axtell first shared her abuse story on a global stage at the 2015 Grammy Awards when she collaborated with singer Katy Perry and Barack Obama to address domestic violence. Now, the activist joins footwear brand Josefinas to fight domestic abuse through a collection of solidarity sneakers: for each pair sold, a woman survivor will receive life changing services like safety planning, counseling and mentoring through Brooke’s program She is Rising.

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Trend analysis Autumn 2018

What will the independent fashion- conscious woman be wearing this Autumn? Think strong animal print and leather (not together – unless of course you want to). With the Trump circus never ending and the #metoo movement making headlines all over the world it’s no surprise current affairs are making their way onto our clothes.

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5 Tips on how to wear cargo pants this season!

Some trends are easy to master; the pastels, the mixed prints and even the white boot. But other trends can be tricky to get around.. The army influenced trend that brought us the cargo pants, has been an unexpected fashion item making a comeback this season.

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Designer meets high street: Henry Holland X Primark

For the first time, Primark has dropped their first designer collaboration and we are as excited as you are. Creative fashion god Henry Holland has been known for his playful and quirky collections. Imagine being able to get your hands on a £3 bag..

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Fashion goes BIG!

Roll on to the 00’s this dark side of the industry was exposed, models passing out on the catwalk, some dying. Finally, models started speaking out, modelling agencies along with designer themselves had to start taking responsibility along with making sure their models health was number one.

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When Fashion Met ART

We’ve seen how worldwide news and issues can affect fashion, how what’s going on in the world impacts how designers create their collections. But one of the longest relationships fashion has held is with art …

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The Great Hat Exhibition 22-28 March 2018

 
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130 Milliners from all over the world (Spain, USA, Korea, UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia...30 countries) will showcase their 200 beautiful creations inspired by a piece of history or culture, or crafted with unique technique or craftsmanship of their nation, at a central London venue next to the British Library and King’s Cross St. Pancras station. There will also be a pop-up shop with a further 100 hats on display!

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The name of 2018 London Hat Week official exhibition came from the historical event that took place in London in 1851. The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or ‘The Great Exhibition’, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London. It was the first in a series of World’s Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century, and it was a much-anticipated event. Following the successful ‘21st Century Hat Exhibition’ in 2015 and ‘Milliner x Artisan’ exhibition in 2016, we celebrate world culture heritage in magnificent hat designs at The Great Hat Exhibition in March, 2018.

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The exhibition is managed and curated by Monique Lee, founder of X Terrace, a fashion platform tailored to connect creatives in Europe with fast growing fashion companies worldwide. Monique's designs have been featured on more than 200 covers of the most prestigious magazines in the world such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, L’Officiel, and she has also recently become one of the official milliners for Royal Ascot 2018.

 

for more visit www.xterrace.com

 

In their AW18 collection TATA NAKA is celebrating folk traditions of Eastern Europe.

For PRE FALL and AW18 designers Tamara and Natasha Surguladze of Tata Naka have chosen to celebrate various folk traditions and costumes of Eastern Europe. Strong standing vintage designs are translated into modern shapes and silhouettes to create a striking collection that blends the past with the present.

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This eclectic collection features references to the famous floral Russian shawls of Pavlovo Pasad, dating back to the 1800s, as well as the accordion pleated sleeves of traditional dance costumes of Szek. Motifs typically from Georgian Kilims of the 1920s and 1930s are also seen running through the collection in the form of figurative prints portraying the images of traditional Red Army officers on horseback, two lions or deer.

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Russian shawls are used as an interpretation of the term ‘flowers on your shoulders’, and padded features can be seen on classic double-breasted coats, jackets and bombers, giving the collection a modern twist. The PRE FALL collection features polka dot cotton pieces mixed with tulle frills and decorated with multiple trims as well as shapes taking inspiration from traditional Columbian and Seminole costumes.

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The inspiration around 1920’s Georgian literature is very visible within the AW18 collection, the image of two animals represents love and two animals with a life tree in the middle is the symbol of happiness.

 

How to be "Street Style Ready" with these top 2018 trends

Written by Jordan Ellen Wood

 

Whether we are scrolling through influencers Instagrams or checking out all the fashion week news, you are bound to come across someone that looks effortless in designer gear. Whilst you on the other hand can’t even step out of the house without a toothpaste stain down your top… But with upcoming designers, buyers and bloggers to soon watch out for, we have to learn how to be street style ready in case we get snapped.

Of course, being on trend is key. You won’t be a head turner if you are wearing a trend from 2 years ago.. Despite how many times you love those bobbly high waisted trousers. As NYFW is over, Fashion Month is still continuing and there is time for us to show the streets how well catwalks influence our wardrobes.  continues and the streets are just as anticipated as the runways. Do you know which trend to go for? Or are you the ones, like me, that leave everything till the morning of?

 

Pretty in pink

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Pink is a colour we hate to love, but at the moment we don’t mind shouting it from the rooftops. Great for layering with different hues or clashing with a pillar box red. It is time to release the power of pink.

 

The double d’s

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I know I speak on everyone's behalf when i say I am glad double denim is back!! A pair of jeans can be took advantage of, as they are seen as an everyday item. But adding a ripped hem, having some jewels or going brighter than a packet of starbursts, can bring a lot more depth to your look.

 

Lavender obsession

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Lavender is the grown up version of Lilac, and I have seen it everywhere during fashion month. The pastel tone is great for the ones who want to grunge up a “girly” colour. All of a sudden I am thinking about Palma Violets…

 

Trench yourself

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As we all should know, trench coats are a staple piece in our wardrobes. They practically go with everything. Whether you like your classic Burberry caramel colour or want to paint the town red in a colour that screams all things bold. Pair with a versatile favourite; mom jeans.

 

Statement coat

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Sometimes the thought of having to pick and plan an outfit can get us pulling every strand of hair out.. A quick tip? Don’t. Invest in a statement jacket with a bold print on. Chuck over some of your most minimal pieces, and you have yourself an outfit worth street snapping.

 

Don’t chuck out your ugly shoes

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That is right… The pair of shoes you would wear to go on a muddy walk in, or something that your dad brought you who has no style. But the shoes that were once known as “ugly” are now the new faves. They bring an edge to an outfit, that turns your most casual outfit into a statement one.

 

Bag yourself a bumbag

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Some people called them bum bags, others called them fanny bags… But either way, the waist centred bag has been one to make an appearance on all celebrities and fashion influencers. How can you not love a bag that helps you have your hands spare for the extra glass of prosecco at the events?

 

What trend will you go for? Tag us in your fashion week outfits @humble_mag

 

 

Drape yourself in trench coats this LFW18

Written by Jordan Ellen Wood

 

 

A wardrobe should be filled with the basic necessities. And one of them has to be a trench coat. The staple piece was graced to our lives back in 1950’s thanks for Burberry. The timeless classic has helped to pull last minute outfits together with the heritage inspired buttoned down chests and wrap around waist belts. If you haven’t got this piece in your wardrobe, then you need to go treat yourself.

 

The best thing about wardrobe basic, is you can reinvent it to your own style. Add a western style belt to add depth to your coat. Include a scarf and have it draped over your shoulder for some character. Or go bold (literally) and go for a coloured trench for the statement look.

 

The trench coat made quite a few appearances on the SS18 catwalk collections recently, from fashion designers such as Burberry (of course), Dries Van Noten, Valentino and Y/Project. Going from the simple buttoned down coat, all the way to the wacky and over the top detail. This coat is a piece that can never get boring..

 

Treat yourself to something you know you want to trench your wardrobe in. Shop the links below.

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Wool trench coat,

£165,

& Other Stories

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Coat with textured cuffs,

£119, ZARA

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Soft finished trench,

£69.99, Mango

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Oversized vinyl mac,

 

£90, ASOS

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Checked midi car coat,

£90, Urban Outfitters

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Wool blend coat,

 

£59.99, H&M