The final stage of the creative process must surely be the hardest: turning everything dreamed of, developed and tested into something concrete and well presented. And ‘that something’ has to ‘wow’ the customer. London Fashion Week AW16 has kicked off, and while we pick up pointers these days from the long list of world-class desginers, and even larger sum of emerging new ones, here are some great Instagram accouns to follow for speedy inspiration. Photo above: LFW SS15 Lugermad.
In a witty feature on British style written for Vogue in June 1991, Sarah Mower had rhetorically asked, ‘What does a Frenchwoman do when she buys a Saint Laurent jacket? She rushes home to show it to her husband. What does an Englishwoman do when she buys a Romeo Gigli jacket? She rushes home, feels ill, and hides it under the bed.’ Mower went on to note that, ‘In Britain buying expensive clothes is a vice. Where the French expect quality, the British suspect a rip-off. Where the Italians demand luxury, the British see vulgarity. Where the Japanese consume labels, we diagnose insanity. And where Americans buy clothing to give themselves class, the British argue, “but we have it already!” (Source: Style City How london Became a Fashion Capital, Robert O’Byrne)
Oh how times have changed…
Instagram @susiebubble – Craft meets cult @lekilt
Instagram @ameliaallenphotography – The beautiful @felderfelder sister at the end of their #AW16 #LFW
Instagram @felderfelder – Wild Girls ! #rocking #recycled #CD #dresses #modern #punks #felderfelder
Instagram @nytfashion – Outside Ryan Lo show at #LFW. Photo by @styledumonde
Instagram @susiebubble – Clearly back in London. #LFW @piersatkinson @lfwthedaily
Instagram @ameliaallenphotography – The @felderfelder #AW16 #LFW show by me
Instagram @inthefrow – Kicking off #LFW with J JS Lee and the most stunning cherry red and draped relaxed tailoring!