After commenting on Bora Aksu’s dull fashion on the People Tree website, I wanted to find out whether People Tree could offer exciting clothes and be Fairtrade. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have some great staple pieces for the summer. Excellent! I would still love to see them be more trend focused; pushing boundaries with cut and offering exciting embroideries and prints. However they have some great names affiliated to them such as Emma Watson and Laura Ashley.
Here are some Summer Staples from People Tree: (Can you guess which is my favourite?…)
(…The cropped crochet knit cardigan of course, mmm)
Kate Moss is no longer designing for Topshop and but is still designing for Longchamp and has recently released a range of handbags for Spring Summer 2011.
They have created a beautiful boho-chic movie ‘Faraway’ showcasing the latest designs with Kate, clearly inspired and driven by the 70s trends this season. Kate is wearing a delight of outfits; long bell-sleeved dresses, over-sized shirts and crochet trimmed dresses. All very Biba! The tambourine scenes are a little over-the -top-70s for me, but you’ve got to love it anyway. I especially love the soundtrack by Nancy Sinatra, it fits wonderfully with the misty shots of Kate.
Here are a few of the Longchamp handbags from this collection: Do you think they fit the style of the movie?
Which is you favourite? Mine’s got to be number 1. A great bright beach bag for a summer holiday!
Bora Aksu is a London-based Turkish designer. He is best known for, based on a balance between differing textures and fabric weights, knitting techniques and embellishment.
Here are a few pieces from his Autumn Winter 2011 collection:
There were a lot of textiles in this collection, perhaps a little too much? I am very impressed that he is going out there for knit and stitch but was it a little too crafty? I’d love to know your thoughts! Did he bring a good balance of fashion and textiles to this collection or did the fact that he is ‘known for textiles’ result in it appearing slightly like a school project?
Is Bora Aksu over the top or textile fabulous?
Bora also designs a Fairtrade capsule collection for People Tree… A little plain and dull but Fairtrade all the same. Isn’t it about time Fairtrade became fashionable and fun? Obviously if there are already companies out there doing it already I’d love to know who and where they are!?
Images from Vogue and LFW
Stumbling across a gorgeous designer Stacey Bendet who is behind the brand; Alice and Olivia. The brand is all about being ‘sophisticated and eclectic with a playful sensibility’ and has all things a stylish girl would want! Chic day wear, simplistic dresses but also sequin tops, printed trousers and glam dresses.
Check out the website, it’s very funky!
Here are some images from their fall 2011 collection. An eclectic range of embellishment, embroidery and furs. Vintage inspired! I love the styling of each model, and the red lips!