TEX SAVERIO A/W14 PARIS FASHION WEEK

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I attended the Tex Saverio show in Paris on Tuesday after what felt like a million hours of travelling, but boy what a day it turned out to be. After waking up at 5am to catch a train, tube and finally the Eurostar, we arrived in Paris. First stop, the nearest café to the Gare du Nord we could find to eat as many crépes au sucre we could manage.

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After much discussion in poor broken French with a taxi driver, we finally established where we wanted to be, the show’s venue the Automobile Club de France on the Place de la Concorde, just a short walk from the Champs Elysées. The show started at 2pm local time and was just as enchanting as was expected from a Tex Saverio collection. The only difference for me was being able to see it up close and be able to capture, first hand, the intricate detailing and shimmering fabrics Saverio is known for.

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With a palette strictly of black and gold, the collection consisted of the use of rich decadent fabrics detailed with intricate bedding a laser-cut detailing. The ornate head pieces glittered under the spotlights, an aspect which cannot be transcribed through photos, as with the glittering gowns.

 

Hair and makeup was kept simple and pared back, letting the clothing speak for themselves. The 7-inch platform shoes with backwards-curved heels added another other-wordly quality, much reminiscent of McQueen. This being Saverio’s second ready-to-wear collection, I think it definitely seals his place on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar, proof of what a success he is as an up-and-coming designer and a true sign of his accomplishments to come.

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Below are some professional shots from the collection.
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MY INSTAWEEK!

TOP ROW: [left] H&M Regent Street, London. [middle] Double rainbow on my last day at home! [right] first night at university. MIDDLE ROW: [left] my uni bedroom. [middle] specialist fashion magazines bought in Soho, London. [right] Beautiful scene found on Pinterest. BOTTON ROW: [left] Fashion show at LFWend. [middle] The uni I'm studying at! [right] Quote to live by.

TOP ROW: [left] H&M Regent Street, London. [middle] Double rainbow on my last day at home! [right] first night at university.
MIDDLE ROW: [left] my uni bedroom. [middle] specialist fashion magazines bought in Soho, London. [right] Beautiful scene found on Pinterest.
BOTTON ROW: [left] Fashion show at LFWend. [middle] The uni I’m studying at! [right] Quote to live by.

LONDON FASHION WEEKEND

So yesterday I attended London Fashion Week with some friends from my Fashion Journalism course at uni, and we had such a good time. We arrived at Somerset House for our dedicated 1pm-4pm slot and started off with a bit of shopping….. By bit I mean a lot. I bought myself two Balmain t-shirts, two Wishlist London necklaces and a Tasha Metcalfe necklace crafted from a real pigeon’s foot!

 

Balmain t-shirt.

Balmain t-shirt.

Balmain safety-pin t-shirt.

Balmain safety-pin t-shirt.

Evil eye necklace and silver ring necklace by Wishlist London.

Evil eye necklace and silver ring necklace by Wishlist London.

 

 

 

Necklace crafted from a real pigeon's foot. Grasping a pearl which turns endlessly in in the claw.

Necklace crafted from a real pigeon’s foot. Grasping a pearl which turns endlessly in in the claw.

 

Necklace by Tessa Metcalfe.

Necklace by Tessa Metcalfe.


We also watched the London Fashion Weekend trend fashion show presented by Vodafone, which we were front row for. All the photos from it are on my Instagram @_hannahstocking but here’s a couple of my favourites:

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I really enjoyed myself yesterday, even if my bank balance is crying out for help! Being a student isn’t easy. Taking after Carrie Bradshaw, I’d rather buy Vogue than dinner.

COUTURE WEEK: STEPHANE ROLLAND SPRING 2013

What could I possibly find more exciting than a monochrome collection, given my adoration of black&white? A monochrome couture collection you say?!

Ohhh yes, boy oh boy am I talking couture. Couture with Hollywood glamour, androgyny, sharp tailoring, shiny things AND a slight hint of emerald green? No, it cannot be! They say that if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. But not in this case!! Here I bring you the Stephane Rolland Spring Couture 2013 show shown in Paris last week, and my, what a spectacle! My commentary could never do this collection justice so I’ll just say this: I will go to bed tonight dreaming of walking into work, Starbucks, my old school, or wherever my imagination takes me, wearing any piece from this collection. Because let’s face it, to wear any of these, you’d automatically become a superstar.

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COUTURE WEEK: OSCAR CARVALLO SPRING 2013

The perfect mix of red carpet glamour, show-stopping eccentricity and underwater chic, the Oscar Carvallo Spring Couture 2013 show was a triumph for the designer who presented a collection of spectacular standards. Soft, warm and flattering tones emblazoned dressed with notable purity, garments embellished with the most darling scale-effects were on show giving the whole look a kinetic feel, making the garment move with the rhythm of the body. Mixed with modern pixie-cuts, these ultimately-chic ensembles portrayed a life of glitz, glam and most notably, a character that a girl is in her underwater fantasies, a mermaid of the finest silks, no less.

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COUTURE WEEK: ON AURA TOUT VU SPRING 2013

Shining in iridescence, busy with colour and rich in texture, the On Aura Tout Vu Spring Couture 2013 show had a distinct insect theme that was prominent throughout. The colour palette was to die for with rich emerald greens, peacock blues, pearlescent whites, ravishing reds and deep purples. The gothic seductress meets demure extrovert is the woman of the show, I really liked how the hair was softer against the statement of the clothes. It was almost a softer version of a 1940s updo, which on paper doesn’t go with the theme of the show overall, but seemed to really work in conjunction with the whole look. The beadwork was incredible, the intricacies of the craftsmanship in each piece is staggering, I can imagine that these photos do not do the colour justice!

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H&M DESIGN AWARD 2013

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H&M are renowned for their celebration of young designers, as well as established icons and style mavens and for the second year, it was announced yesterday, they have a shortlist of eight in the running. With the prize of 50,000 Euros and a fashion show presenting the designer’s graduate creations, this is no song and games.

Below is a preview of each budding designers’ winning collections, picked by H&M’s head of design Ann-Sofie Johansson along with an international array of fashion-persons giving an insight into what could be in store for the in-store collaboration that comes with the prize!

1. Alba Prat

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2. Eleonora Bruno

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3. Maia Bergman

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4. Mark Tan

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5. Minju Kim

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6. Daniela Salazar

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7. Erik Litzen

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8. Thom Barends

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The winner will be announced during Stockholm Fashion Week on 29th January 2013, the event will also be streamed live. For more info go to www.designaward13.hm.com