LFW – Apu Jan AW18

LFW – Apu Jan AW18

 

Hey Fashionistas!! Its been a minute, how are you all doing?? My first blog post of 2018!!! I know I know forgive me.

So this time last week I looked at my 3 invites, and was trying to decided where I could squeeze in a show or two. I’ve been very busy lately however I was determined not to miss Fashion Week, I was going to see some shows no matter what.

Well I was late to 2 but managed to see 1 and it just happened to be one of my favourites. 1 out of 3 isn’t bad!!

London Fashion Week for me is all about the creativity, the undiscovered, the young bloods who are hungry for the spotlight the ‘Off Schedule’ shows. Please read my piece on why I love the ‘Off Schedule’ shows.  

Home of 'Off Schedule' Fashion

Vintage Coat - Portobello Market | Green Jumper - Uniqlo | Trousers - Primark | Shoes - ASOS |

Apu Jan is one of my favourite labels and every season feels like a continuation of the one before. Unlike other young labels Apu Jan’s brand identity is very strong. They know who they are and are consistent every season. Their colour palette never really change from season to season, they’re very consistent and creative in the textures they use, the shape, and scale they create. They’re playful with their materials and always use juxtapose fabrics and textures to create elegance, and timeless pieces. There’s always an element of the Far East cleverly woven through the collection.

Here are a few that caught my eye tell me what you think below.   Rx

Mixing of unusual fabrics

Traditional Eastern Asia shapes

 

 

‘A leopard print lover never looses its spots’

‘A leopard print lover never looses its spots’

It’s London Fashion Week (A/W16) and this coat has been my ‘go to coat’ this season, its probably the ‘boldest’ print I’ve ever had in a coat.  I have always been a fan of leopard print but I normally opt for it in accessorises, for example bags, shoes, purse but never in the form of a coat. I randomly came across a quote about leopard print that made me literally laugh out loud, it said ‘As far as I’m concern it’s neutral’ lol.

The fashion industry affectionately refers to it as a timeless classic, leopard print transcends trends and seasons, it adds an element of cool to every look.

Marks and Spencer range Per Una Speziale updated this look into a bold and fierce orange, it was love at first sight and at a reduced sale price, I couldn’t resist.
A great piece for when it’s not quite spring but the sun is out with a chill in the air, the perfect weather for coat and sunglasses.

The silhouette is structured and yet the wool fabric still gives it a cosy feel for those cold yet sunny days.
As someone who is sometimes prone to lazy dressing (skinny jeans and old jumpers) I know I will still feel fabulous whatever I’m wearing underneath..

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Coat - Marks and Spencer | Tweed jacket and skirt - Vintage Portobello Market | Blouse - Whistles | Knee high socks - HandM | Belt - Gap | Shoes - Asos | Hat - Found and Vision |
Photos by Malachi Ajose

Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour

Winter coats take centre stage in our seasonal wardrobe, so its essential that we find one that not only looks good but keeps us warm on those long cold winter nights. When I first came across my now favourite yellow coat, it broke all of my usual rules. I normally go for something versatile, warm and snug, and something that can be used as a transitional piece for the next season.

We are often told that pastels and bright colours are meant for the warmer months. So my challenge in buying this coat was to make it as versatile and season appropriate as possible. I was about to find out exactly how to make yellow work in the coldest of seasons.

As you may or may not know I try not to let trends dictate what I wear. However I like to keep my eye on the radar for special trends such as the ‘Sweet and Sour’ trend which was featured in some of the shows this season.

The ’Sweet and Sour trend is a colour clash of pastels and vivid bright colours alongside a masculine cut or a 1960s detailing.  In my opinion Prada, and Christian Dior demonstrated this very well this season so I decided to take some inspiration from this.

In keeping with the look I styled the yellow coat with a baby pink cashmere turtle neck, grey high waisted skinny jeans and a gladiator- esque high heeled shoes, and not forgetting the shades. The colour combinations reminded me of bubble gum and lemons, you can’t get anymore sweet and sour than that.

I paid homage to 1960s styling by making use of the turtle neck and round shaped sunglasses and kept it modern with the use of skinny jeans and the heels.

That’s all for now guys but look out for my next post. I’ll be showing you how accessories can be added to this coat to create a very different look altogether.

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Coat - Zara | Cashmere Polo neck - Brora | Skinny Jeans - All Saints | Shoes - Zara | Sunglasses - Other Stories | Bag - Zara |
Photos by CANO