Jenny Packham Spring & Summer 2019

After a seventeen season hiatus from fashion week, when Jenny Packham showcased this season, the collection was not special for this reason alone. The company, which celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year, set up this special showcase at their flagship store in London.

 

The collection, inspired by Jean Harlow (yes – the Hollywood icon from the 1930s who is also known for making the ‘Platinum Blond’ an iconic hair trend), is not literal in its inspiration but the elements used are evident enough. There are fun, flirty dresses as well as chic, sophisticated ones in the range and without fail, there seems to be a vintage Hollywood inspired dresses for every occasion.

 

In essence, the collection is iconic in its own right and the outfits are not only easy to carry off, but also easy to style. The dresses, the styling and the accessories are feminine, delicate and undoubtedly beautiful – without seeming like something a damsel in distress would wear. A lot of the people who viewed the collection also commended how easy the pieces are to style and yet, have enough character to be left on their own too – a fact we wholeheartedly second.

 

So this season, if you are looking to be trendy in a classic sort of way, you will need to look no further from Jenny Packham. In this comeback – and what a brilliant comeback it Is, indeed! – we are so happy await the next collection of the brand, which will also hopefully be at a fashion week next season.

 

Overall Impression – 8/10

Favourite Pieces – White petal detailed gown; Silver Party Gown; Smoke themed gown.

 

 

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

 Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

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David Koma Spring & Summer 2019

In a cohesive collection that can easily be called “dedicated to ruffles” David Koma, this season gives us some major goals in terms of summer fashion and some not so fancy pieces. The collection, besides having a harmony in the presented clothes, also serve well as individual looks that can be recreated by queens and commoners alike.

 

Easy, light make up and carefully chosen sparse accessories help us focus on the clothes and this strategy works in the favour of the brand. Although there are some eyebrow raising choices of colour amidst an otherwise ‘clearly for summer’ collection, the finesse in the design and the detailing gives us enough reason to look past the scheme.

 

The choice of material has been safe in this collection – there aren’t any daring materials used, which is sensible considering the almost OTT (over the top) number of ruffles seen in the collection. However, what is presented is fancy and there is no doubt in the taste and design aesthetic the brand represents.

 

With some slightly more flashy and daring pieces too, David Koma SS19 has not let us down. Is this the best collection we have seen? No where close; but is this a collection we can wear ourselves and have in our wardrobe over the next three summers? Yes.. Absolutely.

 

Our conclusion: If you are looking for the next nice set of dresses to hang in your bedroom that you can rely on to make you look sophisticated at tea parties and weddings alike, this collection is for you. However, if you give a lot of weightage to the “wow” element when it comes to your clothes, maybe you will need to wait a little longer if you are a patron of David Koma.

 

Overall Impression – 6.5/10

Favourite Pieces – the little white dresses, the sequined pieces and the black peplum crop top

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Ashley Williams Spring & Summer 2019

If you’re looking for designs that make you squirm in your seat and make people uneasy, this season’s Ashley Williams Collection is just for you. With a range of colours (really.. range!) and prints in materials that border on “questionably cheap”, the beauty of a lot of the pieces is lost in the material used.

 

From newspaper prints to very bold animal prints, the collection uses myriad designs and styles for the presented looks – most of which either border on outdated or are just.. tacky. That said, there are some wonderful; salvageable pieces too – such as crop tops, netted skirts and even some swimwear with words. All of these can be recycled if styled will with things that actually accentuate them instead of making them look messy.

 

Coming to the styling, the accessories and the hair on the models was absolutely shocking – and not in a good way. Dazzling diamonds that remind us of all our fashion blunders back in 2005, not to mention hair styled enough to stick up in perfectly straight ponytails pointing to the roof – yes, an absolute recipe for disaster. Worse, words such as crazy in bedazzled hair accessories is the last thing we want to be seen wearing – with our lounge wear this summer.

 

All said and done, the one thing that cannot be taken away from the brand is how well it works with silhouettes and how good its construction is. While most of us would never dream of wearing over eighty percent of this collection, there is still a small part of our more adventurous souls who will rock those “Retired and loving it” clothes.

 

Overall Impression – 5.5/10

Favourite Pieces – Newspaper print dress, summer dresses, grey bell sleeved top

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Gareth Pugh Spring & Summer 2019

If there is one collection that screams “Deadpool meets Rock Chick”, it is this!

 

This collection was by far our favourite one to watch – not for the pieces it showcased but for the entertainment value and the sheer fact that every piece that walked out, caught our attention and go “Oh!”

 

While these pieces may not be things you can wear on an everyday basis, these are definitely high fashion, new and highly editorial. For those looking for a rock chic, warrior princess look – there couldn’t be a better designer and/or collection to look at.

 

Though some might argue that the pieces were not the most sober, for people who celebrate eccentricity, these are a true treat. Most important element throughout the show has been the fluidity in the collection and how cohesive it has turned out to be.

 

It is going to take a while for us to get over this brilliant (albeit slightly impractical) collection – but needless to say, we are most certainly looking forward to their next showcase!

 

Overall Impression – 7/10

Favourite Pieces – Hot Pink full sleeve mini, Black bleached design dress.

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

 

Malan Breton Spring & Summer 2019

One of the showcases that caught a lot of negative attention this season at the London Fashion Week was the Malan Breton showcase and we know why. While the collection was luxurious and used some phenomenally eye-catching material, the design element was where the brand lost all its points.

From Grecian to Victorian and old British designs, the collection failed to surprise or even satisfy the audience in a lot of ways. If the collection had to be summed up in a sentence, it would be “Prom girl meets business woman”.

 

Though a lot of individual pieces in the showcase were beautiful and aspirational – even, the entire show was a little over the top, when it comes down to it. With pieces that were in tacky yellow leather to some absolutely cringe worthy pieces, there was much disappointment in the people that left the venue that day.

 

However, that said, the brand did put forth some very strong style sensibilities and a distinct voice – even if that voice does not reverberate with a lot of people. For the ones willing to take some major (and we mean really major) risks in fashion this season, maybe you shouldn’t rule out this brand after all.

 

For the others, in the meantime, you can join us in praying that the next collection we see from Malan Breton is something that makes our eyebrows shoot skywards, for the right reasons.

 

Overall Impression – 6.5/10

Favourite Pieces – Leather with Tulle Skirt and Coat

 

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

I Am Chen Spring & Summer 2019

Out of all the collections that did surprise us this year, I Am Chen was amidst the most talked about brands. Bright and subtle, the construction of the clothes was beautiful – as were the styling and accessories.

 

The collection showcased a good mix of patterns – a very risky move which could have gone wrong very easily. However, this collection marries prints beautifully and has managed to achieve an unexpected harmony among the individual pieces and the complete looks.

 

One of the chief highlights of the collection is the fact that it has something for everyone – we can see everyone from housewives to Hollywood stars owning and using these clothes. That, and of course that the point of view and the design perspective are very clearly demonstrated without being overpowering.

 

Though a lot of people were of the opinion that some of the styling was a little too 90s for their liking, the overall collection is very easy, summery, breezy and more than anything, a great blend of editorial as well as commercial collection. There was a constant element of “Wow” throughout the collection – so if you’re looking for all of the mentioned elements this summer, you know where to look!

 

Overall Impression – 7.5/10

Favourite Pieces – All the dresses – especially the knee-length ones

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

 

 

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Anissa Aida Spring & Summer 2019

From what little we know of the world of fashion and showcases, there was so much more we all hoped we would be able to see from Anissa Aida this season. However, not only were most of us let down but also slightly disappointed beyond repair at the way things turned out.

While the collection had a good mix of bright and dull colours that can pass off as summer appropriate, there were a lot of things that could have been better. From styling to makeup as well as the patchworks that were messy and not stylish, there was a lot of complain about.

 

That said, however, the only saving grace we could find was that the construction and tailoring on the clothes looked decent enough to pass off as “designer”. Yet, since there was nothing special or unusual in the range, there is little for us to look forward to until the next season.

 

So if unless you’re looking for some very matronly fits and badly styled pieces that don’t have enough character to be statement and neither are they plain enough to be styled with something else, maybe Anissa Aida will have to show us a different collection to win our approval.

 

Overall Impression – 4/10

Favourite Pieces – The coat dress with some patchwork on the back

 

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Temperley London Spring & Summer 2019

One of our absolute favourite collections from this year’s London Fashion Week, Temperley London is clearly a home player and in this arena, there aren’t too many to rival them. Here is why:

 

The collection itself is very cohesive and impeccably styled, but more than that, it has beautiful colours and designs which in one look tell us: Summer is here. The theme carries throughout the collection and there is nothing more that we could ask for in this well constructed showcase.

 

The clothes, that is the pieces themselves, may not be for the faint hearted, but they are highly functional. Mostly in prints and slightly loud for those who prefer the softer trend, the pieces are great investments and a timelessness about them that our granddaughters will love too.

 

In all, the collection is vibrant and usable by real women – there are aspirational pieces and ones that make us say, “I could wear that to my next Sunday brunch.” And – if not us, there is someone we know who would absolute justice to each of the pieces in this collection.

 

So, if you want to look at something which is fun, summer-like and casual, you need to look no further for inspiration and aspiration alike – from Temperley. This is all we want from a “Spring Summer” collection and more!

 

Overall Impression – 9.5/10

Favourite Pieces – All of them!!

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

 

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Erdem Spring & Summer 2019

Known for their classy pieces and sophisticated touch in their pieces, this time’s collection of Erdem was a little bit of a let-downer. Where there wasn’t anything fundamentally ‘wrong’ with it, it lacked the power and punch that usually puts a smile on our faces.

 

Though there still were power-suits and very British pieces, there was something surely amiss from this collection. Were they the veiled hats, or the (literal) ruffles and pink bows – that we cannot say for sure; but what we can us that it reminded us of ancient barbies trying to be modern women with no guidance whatsoever.

 

In defense of the brand, their fabrics and the materials used were beautiful and the prints, eclectic; but sadly, that’s more often than not, not enough to get the best reviews from critics.

 

The saddest part about the show was that there was nothing remarkable enough to write home about. Worse, in a sense, was that watching the show was like watching a time-lapse of period dramas with a lot of gory details left out.

 

With a lot of people admitting that the number of veiled faces used was unnecessary, everyone admitted that the inconsistency of the styling throughout the showcase did not work in the favour of the brand.

 

Basically, if you’re looking for a season that you need to work extra hard to tone down – and/or have a superhuman ability to tone even the flashiest of pieces down, Erdem is your brand for the season. If not, we’ll help you keep looking until they help us with a better collection!

 

Overall Impression – 4.5/10

Favourite Pieces – None; but we love the fabrics – not the designs.

 

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!  

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

JW Anderson Spring & Summer 2019

This year, the J W Anderson collection is for you if you like unusual but clean drapes in seemingly luxurious material. With unusual construct and some phenomenal individual pieces, we can’t deny there was something amiss from the collection.

 

Although the styling was uniform and there were some great commercially viable pieces, the collection failed to make us go “Wow – We need to get our hands on this!” Despite that, there were some lovely dresses and a very sensible use of blocks and panels in the designs.

 

In defense of the brand, they had some interesting footwear designs in the showcase, even though their models looked a little too matronly for the modern customer – no matter what age she might be. On the upside, they were able to capture and use some beautiful button designs to their benefit.

 

In all, the collection presented was nothing to write home about. Sure – as a brand, they have a lot of scope with those customers who like to be unique and unlike the others in their style. However, is this JW Anderson collection for everyone? Not really – and certainly not when at the end of the show, the audience is still wondering “Who is the J W Anderson girl?”

 

Overall Impression – 6/10

Favourite Pieces – only one or two memorable ones; personal choice of spectator

 

That’s about it from our end for this one, folks! We are eager to know what you think, so feel free to let us know!

Here is the link to the video of this collection – and we’ll catch you in the next one!

 

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤