2018 promises to be a great fashion year. From Versace's show stopping styles, to Chanel's signature pieces. Highstreet names have done well to capture the trends of this season. So, what styles should every fashionista own in the new year? I'm sure the list would be diverse and unending. My top picks below and in no particular order...
1. Cropped, Multi-shade Jeans
It's a comfortable and versatile item - can throw on heels or cute flats to pair with these jeans.
Mid-Rise Contrasting Jeans by Zara
2. Over-knee High Heels
These 90s/early 00s boots are back! Whether yours is glammed up, with textile, or leather, the more extravagant the better.
Tartan High Boots by Off-White
3. Tailored Trouser Suit
Nothing says effortless style like the right matching item with a flattering sillouette.
Striped Trouser Suit from the Versace Resort 2018 Collection
Born in Genova, moved to study in Milan, started her career in Barcelona, and now lives in London. Carola is an Italian designer who moved to the UK in 2011 to follow her life long dream. Her background is art and design, and in London, she managed to transform her Passion for Fashion into her life job and so, just about a year ago, she created Caroline London, her first official fashion brand, made entirely in the UK. Caroline London is an innovative concept brand focusing on giving voice to women's personalities. Its aim is to create contemporary garments, which combines creativity and fashion with a sharp attention for the feminine figure. Caroline London has been designed for those women who want to have fun, for those whose are ready to experiment a new way of fashion. It's all about those interchangeable garments, to mix 'n' match unlimited times to create a unique style.
After huge research for the right fabric, Caroline London is the first high-end fashion concept brand, adjustable and suitable for any style, personality or mood of the day. Thanks to its hidden zippers, every garment is tailored to be changed in style, color and fabric, at any time...in a easy way.
“Change your style with colors, change your colors in style!”.
VIMPELOVA is a high-end slow fashion label for both women and men, based in London, UK. Our primary focus is on creating contemporary garments, which combine impeccable workmanship with ethical and environmental sustainability. Each and every one of our designs is handcrafted, displaying not only a flawless finish but different techniques which make a piece truly unique to the wearer. Our garments are made to be kept and treasured for a lifetime.
The brand is grounded in sustainable practice, driving fashion forward through complete production transparency with every item that we produce. The story of each garment begins with the sourcing of organic fabrics of natural fibers and continues through a design process entrenched in history and tradition. The clean modernity of our one-of-a-kind couture is tempered by a Czech heritage rooted in bespoke craftsmanship. These contrasting elements work seamlessly together, evoking echoes of a distant past wrapped in elegant, minimalistic beauty.
War & Drobe garments are proudly handmade in London by founder and creator of the label Nina Kovacevic. As a child Nina came to London fleeing the war from former Yugoslavia. It was during this time that her mother taught her the power of fashion and the strength it can bring. The label was named and born out of a love for empowering women through fashion and allowing them to feel fierce and feminine in their day to day lives. Having studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, Nina went on to develop her skills training under a tailor, couturier and working in a lingerie studio. She collates her past experiences, technical knowledge and creative background to bring to life collections with a purpose.
By slowing down the making process and never mass producing clothing, War & Drobe celebrates and preserves traditional artisanal sewing techniques. Crafting clothing consciously is at the heart of the label, that’s why all fabrics used are already in existence and sourced from British suppliers. As a sustainable fashion label War & Drobe looks at the full life cycle of the garments and what impact they leave. Detailed such as bespoke metal buttons that are crafted in London and sewn onto immaculately finished garments make each piece an item to be treasured. War & Drobe launched in the summer of 2016 with the ready to wear collection becoming available on the online shop in Jan 2017. As the label grows, Nina explores new and inventive ways to create sustainable garments that stand the test of time both in style and quality.
April 2017 marked the launch of Britain’s Got Talent Judge and singer, Alesha Dixon’s exclusive SS17 clothing collection with online fashion brand LittleBlackDress.co.uk.
Metamorph Quirky Couture
Diamonds are Forever
Credit: Mikey San Photography