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London ShowRooms Paris AW16

Back again for another ThenandNowShop Javone Armada collaboration! During Paris Fashion Week the streets fill with creatives and fashion professionals.Every time the Brits come to Paris you’re sure to get the most revolutionary and fun designs. The AW16 season brings back 90’s punk. Designers like Ashley Williams deliver a rebellious yet harmonious collection. She showed me a glowing red turtleneck with checkered flag print across the chest. The sweater finishes in cable knit braiding from the chest down. I was moved by this piece especially by the fact it had matching pants! :) Using screen printed Tazers and beaming bright neons, Ashely Williams silhouette shapes the direction for Topshop’s NEWGEN. 

Mimi Wade of Fashion East is another highlight designer. She takes it back to prom with shoulder strings dresses reading “Devil Girl From Mars.” The 24 year old Central Saint Martins graduate speaks to the mean girls who love being mean. The Fashion East designer Richard Malone bathed retro like stripes in daytime brights. Channeling the likes of Royal Tenenbaums. 

AW16 season is one to take us back to the future. We see new cultures establishing from many ways and the London Show Rooms is where it all starts!

Big Shoutout and thanks to my videographer Michael Jones.  

 

 

London Showrooms Paris SS16

While in Paris during Fashion Week it was a must I visit the London Showrooms. The London Showrooms do an amazing job promoting the up and coming. The key word that always comes to mind is “innovation”. I knew I was in store for a treat. Though it’s very clear to see who the top designers are today, the London Showrooms give you a glimpse of who could possibly be the next hard hitting designer. Here are my top 3.

1. Faustian Steinmetz

Designer brands  Faustian Steinmetz who use the hands on approach by hand dying and weaving their own fabrics are clearly on the road to the top. Here’s my favourite piece from their SS16 line. instagram: @faustinesteinmetz      

website: www.faustinesteinmetz.com

2. Nico Panda

Another brand that caught my eye was NicoPanda. This was a collection with a romantic edge using mostly a pastel colour palette. It was where streetwear met the full time ballerina. Many of the pieces had ballerina-like ribbon hanging from the back of the jackets, back packs and shirts. This collection was so beautiful! instagram: @nicopanda designer's personal instagram: @nicolaformichetti

website: www.nicopanda.com

3. Maharishi

My final fav was definitely the Maharishi collection. This was initially a menswear brand that added a womens line to compliment their more feminine aspect. The brand is military inspired and takes actual military fabrics from all over the world and recycles them into the collection. They call it “up-cycling” which is the perfect term. Gotta love innovation! instagram: @maharishi website: www.maharishistore.com

 

Those were my top 3 but of course there are many more extremely talented emerging designers. For more info on London Showroom designers head to Londonshowrooms.co.uk

 

Posted on October 21, 2015 and filed under blog, paris.