Preen by Thornton Bregazzi live fashion event heading to the V&A

London’s famous Victoria and Albert Museum has tapped Preen by Thornton Bregazzi for its next Fashion in Motion event.The live fashion programme features some of the “greatest designers of modern times,” bringing the catwalk experience to a wider audie…

London’s famous Victoria and Albert Museum has tapped Preen by Thornton Bregazzi for its next Fashion in Motion event.

The live fashion programme features some of the “greatest designers of modern times,” bringing the catwalk experience to a wider audience by modelling it against the beautiful backdrop of the iconic museum.

Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jenny Packham, Roksanda Ilincic and Vivienne Westwood have all previously been the focus, with the V&A now shining the spotlight on Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi’s London-based brand.

“The museum has always been an endless source of inspiration for our designs,” the duo said in a statement. “First stop on a visit is always the Ceramics Galleries where we love to look at the amazing collection of decorated porcelain. Elements of Victorian culture and costume seep into our collections and the floral motifs of the arts and crafts movement often form the basis of our signature prints.”

Fashion in Motion: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi begins on 21 June in the V&A’s Raphael Gallery. There will be four catwalk shows throughout the day at 13.00, 15.00, 17.00 and 20.00.

The event is free but booking is required – tickets will be available from the museum’s website from 10 June.

“As a west London-based brand, having the V&A on our doorstep is such a blessing – the museum has always been an endless source of inspiration for our designs,” the designers, who started their label in 1996, added. “We feel honoured to show our work in an institution that has been so formative to Preen’s brand DNA.”

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Roksanda Ilincic concerned over ways Brexit will impact fabric suppliers

Roksanda Ilincic is very concerned about what Brexit will mean for her fabric suppliers.The London-based designer, known for her bold use of colour and signature take on shape, counts Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, and Keira Knightley amo…

Roksanda Ilincic is very concerned about what Brexit will mean for her fabric suppliers.

The London-based designer, known for her bold use of colour and signature take on shape, counts Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, and Keira Knightley among fans, not to mention former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

As U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May continues to battle on with negotiations for the nation to withdraw from the European Union (EU), Ilincic has now shared that she has real worries about the split will mean for her own business and that of other fashion retailers.

“It’s a big worry,” she said in an interview with Vogue.co.uk. “The majority of my fabrics and my workforce are from the EU, but I can’t change my systems or put new strategies in place because we don’t know what is going to happen.”

Ilincic went on to explain that she foresees issues with shipments in the future too, especially as Brexit may mean there are delays with getting fabric and merchandise to the U.K. and around the world.

“The big problem with fashion is timing, you’re constantly being robbed of it,” the 48-year-old, who was born in Serbia, stated. “To produce garments and deliver them at the right time is dependent on so many facets – Brexit is going to have consequences for us all.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Ilincic shared that she will be attending the 2019 Shanghai Fashion Week with the aim of making connections with major figures in the Chinese market. And the designer is seriously seeking to make a major investment in Asia, noting that the local consumers are open to pushing the envelope when it comes to style.

“The customer is very thirsty – they not only want to wear the latest collections, but to wear things that are perhaps considered a little too fashion-forward for the European market,” she added.

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Erdem delivers dark romance for Fall/ Winter 19

Erdem brought Gothic glamour to London Fashion Week on Monday morning (18Feb19).Presenting a mean and moody collection on a mean and moody day in the British capital, designer Erdem Moralıoglu tapped into a dark romance theme for Fall/ Winter 19.Heavy…

Erdem brought Gothic glamour to London Fashion Week on Monday morning (18Feb19).

Presenting a mean and moody collection on a mean and moody day in the British capital, designer Erdem Moralıoglu tapped into a dark romance theme for Fall/ Winter 19.

Heavy baroque fabrics, black lace and capes were some of the stand out moments, as was a tiered dress with added bows.

Vivid red outfits, like a sheer calf-length flowing dress with ruffled neck detailing, worked well next to blue fabrics, while purple and black also featured heavily in the colour palette.

Moralıoglu brought the wow factor with feathery fringing and sequinned evening gowns, though each creation on the catwalk was exquisite.

Earlier in the morning, Roksanda served up billowing fabrics for its fall/ winter 19 show.

The brand, headed up by Roksanda Ilincic, is known for its elegant nightwear and use of bright colours, and didn’t divert too far from the norm with its latest offerings.

Loose fitting clothes is going to be a big trend for the colder months, and Ilincic put a feminine take on this, adding bows, ruffles and feathering detail to lots of her dresses.

Pretty pastel hues worked alongside bold shades of burnt orange and mustard yellow, while there was also some neutral tones thrown in.

As well as the flowing fabric dresses, Ilincic also made a case for layering, seen on coats and jackets which featured oversized lapels, zippered sections and both zips and buttons fastenings.

And daywear was given a Roksanda makeover, with trouser suits and slouchy jumpsuits appearing in soft shades of grey, nipped in at the waist with the skinny belts seen throughout the presentation.

Christopher Kane, Emilia Wickstead, David Koma are all showing later on Monday.

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Erdem parades Edwardian Elegance at London Fashion Week

Springtime florals mixed with a Gothic undertone were served up at Erdem’s spring/ summer 19 London Fashion Week show on Monday (17Sep18).Bucking the usual trend for light and delicate designs on offer at the spring shows, designer Erdem Moralıoglu …

Springtime florals mixed with a Gothic undertone were served up at Erdem’s spring/ summer 19 London Fashion Week show on Monday (17Sep18).

Bucking the usual trend for light and delicate designs on offer at the spring shows, designer Erdem Moralıoglu dressed his models in heavier looks that wouldn’t seem out of place in the colder months, like a baroque cape finished with black detailing.

The Edwardian elegance didn’t end there; long button down jackets, lace trim and structured shoulders were also reminiscent of the time.

Floral print featured heavily, and was seen across high-neck, long sleeve dresses, as well as cropped jackets and skirts.

There were some modern elements too, with models dressed in suits, chequered and polka dot, showing how high-end workwear can be.

Earlier on Monday, Roksanda presented a collection brimming with tangerine tones, flowing fabric and tailored pieces, with the London weather reflecting the summer vibes on display at designer Roksanda Ilincic’s latest runway,

Various garments sported a line drawing illustration, including a pale green ankle-skimming dress which featured splashes of orange material, cinched in at the waist by a belt, and a similar design this time on a white and creamy pink version, as well as a more abstract dress near the end of the presentation consisting of billowing white fabric held together with black shoulder straps.

Opening with chic tailoring, which was given a feminine update with wide-legged trousers and loose-fitting blazers, Ilincic saved her showstoppers for the finale, including a sequin dress in a frothy lemon shade, teamed with a sheer cape which featured the graphic black illustrations seen throughout the show.

London Fashion Week continues with shows from Burberry, with Riccardo Tisci making his debut as artistic director for the heritage brand.

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Roksanda Ilincic plays with luxe fabrics and abstract prints for fall 18

Roksanda Ilincic experimented with luxurious fabrics and abstract prints for her fall/winter 2018 collection.The Serbian designer unveiled her latest line as part of London Fashion Week on Monday morning (19Feb18) and stuck to a very autumnal colour pa…

Roksanda Ilincic experimented with luxurious fabrics and abstract prints for her fall/winter 2018 collection.

The Serbian designer unveiled her latest line as part of London Fashion Week on Monday morning (19Feb18) and stuck to a very autumnal colour palette focused on ochres, reds and midnight blues.

To open the show, Ilincic had a model don a long camel coat with a pair of blue trousers, teal tights, and mustard yellow heels.

A tan suit with red collar detail followed, as did a cosy combination of an oversized woolly sweater worn with light brown trousers and an off-white necktie.

Keeping with the theme of wrapping up warm, the designer had several models sport pale yellow blankets over their shoulders, and others wearing scarves made from satin-like fabric.

Around halfway through the presentation, Ilincic introduced silk dresses made from jewel-hued silks printed with imagery from Paris-based artist Caroline Denervaud.

Pieces included a pale gold silk dress with a red band at the waist and eye motif print, a dark blue gown featuring abstract pattern, as well as a silk dress with a ruffled hemline.

Ilincic once again incorporated dresses and tops with her signature bell sleeves, such as a white dress with flounced skirt and a dark blue gown with flowing train.

But highlights of the line had to include a sharply tailored crimson satin coat with button detailing, a cobalt blue dress with structured pleating on the skirt which was paired with canary yellow booties, and an intricately pleated gold skirt printed with abstract designs and worn with a navy silk top.

To conclude the runway extravaganza, the London-based designer showed several eveningwear options, such as a peach-coloured slip dress worn over a shiny gold skirt, a frothy pink tulle number dotted with large sequins and an ethereal pale blue dress with high neck collar and shoulder detailing made from scale-like discs.

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