London was in full force during fashion week with buyers, bloggers, journalists and the other all important bods in the business flocking to Somerset House in search for the hottest trends for next season. Interested to see what was going on, I headed out with the Canon in one hand and Smythson in the other to speak with designers on their collections and inspiration for the season ahead.
Here are the highlights…
Wanting to create a collection that embodied the attitude and sexiness of his homeland Brazil, Fernando Jorge explained he often explores different stones and shapes to create tactile, fluid collections. Using various shades of green for A/W, the collection is fresh and organic which is largely due to the inspiration the designer takes from nature.
Showcasing an array of irregular, interesting pieces, the Imogen Belfield collection immediately caught my eye. The bronzed, gilted, and silvered toned jewellery is all hand crafted meaning no two pieces are the same.
Inspired by surroundings and architecture, the designer explained the collection resembles rock formations and an array of shooting stars which was inspired by the Natural History Museum.
Although Shourouk Rhaiem was not available to speak with, Valery Demure showcased nothing less than a beautiful collection by the designer. Remaining true to her signature rainbow bright use of colour, Shourouk used Swarovski crystals and neon enamel stones combined with PVC and rope to create an intricate and contrasting collection.
The colour palette was muted compared to what we have seen over the past seasons with more use of creamier pastels interspersed with vivid emerald and sapphire toned stones.
Here’s the best of the rest…
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I love street style and especially love it during the Fashion week season so this week, I headed on down to LFW at the Somerset House and saw London at it’s very finest.
Having spoken to designers on their new collections (post on its way soon!) I hung out and took in the crazy atmosphere whilst snapping away my favourite looks of the week. A well turned out bunch overall but here are a handful of what I think are the winning looks for this week…
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Who: Valentino, Givenchy, Dior, Chloe, Michael Kors
What: Transparent, Clear, Perspex
Wear: H&M, New Look, Blu Bijoux, Ted Baker
Having studied the SS13 runway shows, there was a clear emergence of all things transparent. From jewel like box clutches at Stella McCartney and spiked kitten heels at Valentino, transparent accessories were everywhere leaving me to wonder how this trend will translate into jewellery.
There are already a few high street designers who have taken to the trend however none that have managed to pull it off in a high fashion kinda way. Cuffs are probably the easiest piece of jewellery to work with so I expect to see a lot of these in the coming months but am interested to see how the high street will bring transparent-ness to other jewellery with this emerging trend.
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With designers choosing mainstream retailers like Topshop, H&M and Uniqlo to collaborate with, I was as interested as I was excited to learn about the Alex Monroe collaboration with plus sized retailer Evans.
An unusual pairing at first thought however it made perfect sense having learned that Monroe wanted to work with brand where he could cater to an inclusive market. Wanting to keep to his ‘egalitarian’ way of working, this is probably a perfect collaboration for the two brands since the Evans ethos is to dress women of all shapes and sizes.
Inspired by 1950′s glamour, the collection entitled Alouette keeps in line with the designers nature inspired designs and comprises of gold intertwining leaves and pearls in an 8 piece collection which is accessible and desirable for all.
Alouette is available to buy in stores and online now.
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Who: Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Givenchy, Ballenciaga
What: Heavy duty, Metal, Amour like jewellery
Wear: Olivia Palermo, Victoria Beckham and Kim K
Bold, oversized and making a statement is exactly how I like my jewellery and SS13 will bring exactly this in a trend which will see jewellery go all bad-ass!
From knuckle duster rings, thick chain necklaces and hi-shine cuffs – jewellery is set to go solid and industrial for next season and looks particularly amazing when worn with an all black or all white ensemble as per the ladies below…
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Everybody, it seems went a little Golden Globes crazy following the star studded awards ceremony earlier this week.
My news feeds, emails and even whatsapp messages, were full of talk about the dresses and who wore what – so we here at Jak & Jewel have rounded up our favourite jewellery looks from the evening.
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1. Jessica Alba in Harry Winston diamonds
2. Heidi Klum in Lorraine Schwartz
3. Debra Messing in Amrapali
4. Taylor Swift in Lorraine Schwartz
5. Julie Bowen in Bavna
6. Julie Bowen in Bavna
7. Lea Michele in Lorraine Schwartz
8. Nicole Richie in Sylva & Cie, Elahn and Arunashi
9. Megan Fox in Lorraine Schwartz
10. Jennifer Lopez in Le Vian
Made from a selection of coloured Swarovski crystals, the Mawi Dynasty ring caught my eye from the very second I saw it glistening away in the glass cabinet on the Selfridges Accessories floor.
The amber, aqua, pink and grey crystals work together in an unusual pretty kinda way whilst creating an interesting contrast against the dark, moody coloured hematite metal used to create the base of the ring.
With the distinctive, industrial Mawi feel, the Dynasty ring is taken from the Mawi Retrospective Collection which marks the 10 year anniversary of the brand. Taking iconic designs from the past decade, the designs have been reworked and updated for the collection.
Yet another stunner of a collection leaving the high streets awash awash with copy after copy after copy…
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