Our take on what’s cool, trending and fashion forward.
Unisex Hits the Runway
Men and women took to the catwalks together at London Fashion Week in a move that was backed by a number of fashion mavens including Vivienne Westwood.
The 75-year-old style icon said the dual approach was a response to the unisex reality of fashion, telling AFP: “My very first fashion shows were always men and women. It’s particularly unisex now because this time you’ve got lots of men in dresses. You’ve seen women for a hundred years in trousers but it’s all switched around equally now.”
Ted’s in Town
Stock up on your faves from designer Ted Baker at the newly-launched store at City Centre Bahrain. The local branch has taken its inspiration from the Kingdom’s pearling history, with brass door handles created to resemble pearls, jelly fish chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and mesh strung around to catch treasures of the sea. The new shop stocks the designer’s men’s and women’s wear as well as accessories.
New York State of Mind
Jeremy Scott ‘The People’s Designer’ has come up with a fun take on the timeless popsicle stamped in red, white and blue and modelled on the Empire State Building, for his collaboration with Longchamp for spring 2017. Pretty and sassy, it’s enough to make your mouth water.
H&M Sport Collection SS17, claims to be the ultimate fusion between fashion and training with a variety of fitness essentials from yoga and training to jogging, fitness and more. To prove the point the line has been designed with input from world class professional athletes from the Swedish Olympic team as well as the brand’s sports ambassadors Amanda Bisk, former pole vaulter and yogi; Patrick Beach, yogi; and Tommy Rivers, ultra runner.
A Chip Off the Old Block
London Fashion Week saw the debut of yet another celebuspawn on the catwalk. Following in the footsteps of Romeo Beckham, Rafferty Law and an assortment of Jaggers, Lennon Gallagher, whose dad is rock royalty Liam, cut a familiar figure sporting bushy eyebrows and a parka jacket on the runway for Topman Designs. His famous father took to Twitter to congratulate him.
(Middle) East Goes West
Regional designers were out in force for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. It seems the A List has discovered what women in the Gulf, and wider region, have long known, you can’t beat a bit of homegrown talent. And, for this purpose, as well as its general fabness, we’re adopting Lebanon as our own! From Kristen Wiig and Emily Ratajkowski in Reem Acra to the absolute joy of Lily Collins in delicate, fairytale blush pink from Zuhair Murad, Lebanese designers were everywhere. Want to see what they were up to? Then check out their red carpet looks as well as those from Georges Chakra, Elie Saab and Rani Zakhem.