Throwback to LFWM January 2017

As it is only 10 days until London Fashion Week Mens, I thought I would recap what happened last season!

I enjoy the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative. I am all for this change. I hope to see more of that in the next 10 days and throughout the whole of this Menswear season from June – July.

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Paris Fashion Week Round-up

Hello all,

It’s been a little while since we have spoken so I thought it would be great to do another round-up.

Paris Fashion Week was an amazing way to end this vibrant, politically charged, creative, thought-provoking season.

On my Instagram, I have been posting about my Paris Fashion Week Favourites but for this Round-Up, Let’s just start from the beginning!

Lanvin provided a visual feast that was palatable for all. Nothing too shocking or too out-there but so beautiful and classy. Classy and debonaire clothing is what Lanvin seems to do best.

Paco Rabanne – Usually my favourite for fragrance – dominating Fashion week!

2013 was the year that Chainmail died… well when creative director Julien Dossena did it, he brought it back. With asymmetrical cuts, off the shoulders, mid-lengths and draped material, Dossena breathed new life into this once old fad. The whole collection had a cohesive fun yet sophisticated look running throughout.

Up next: BALMAIN

Olivier Rousteing did it again. I can’t wait to see this collection at Red Carpets as well.

With dark patterns and prints, this collection has quickly become one that cannot be forgotten. The striking shapes and animal prints resemble that of a warrior woman. This whole collection draws from the beautiful strength of women and I have to say it is one of my favourite Balmain Collections to date.

Mugler maintained his trademark Angel-Bottle Star shape throughout his various designs.

The concept of deconstrcuted constellations ran throughout the whole collection whether that was in print, structure or design.

Now to one of my favourite designers of all time (As I always reiterate) Elie Saab!

This collection deserves the name Poetry In Motion. The beautifully exquisite dark romantisist theme brings the whole collection together making it wearable for the highstreet but still the brilliant and beautiful couture vibe that we all know and Love from Elie Saab.

H&M Studio put on a brilliant show feature The Weeknd performing and releasing his new line with H&M.

A show all about love, with interesting shapes and colours on the runway. A very fun runway show to watch and I’ sure it would have been fun to take part in too!

And lastly, we will end with something truly interstellar, Chanel!

So many amazing details at this show and what better way to end a show than having a rocket launch?

And that’s my Paris Fashion Week Round-up, I hope you enjoyed reading it and for more head to my social to find out my absolute favourites.

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Oxford Fashion Studio: Paris Collection Round-up

Oxford Fashion Studio’s runway shows have come to an end but the season was absolutely sensational with fabulous designers like Annie Chou, Prodigal Daughter and Nissreen Ghazy.

Let’s take a look back to some of the amazing designs that were presented in New York, London and most recently and more so in this blog post, Paris!

One of the first exclusive from the Paris Collections was an interesting and striking collection by Selma Cilek called Casual Diva.

This was exclusively shown earlier than any other show at 2:45pm and definitely turned heads with the attention to detail.

Kicking off the first show was Madame Mode!

The fabulous flared trend is definitely coming back this season so look out for it a lot more.

The emphasised collar is also very striking and appealing.

Such a fabulous dress from Nissreen Ghazy. Eygptian designer Ghazy creates amazing bridal pieces that any bride would feel like a princess in.


Oxford Fashion Studio truly took Paris by storm and completely stole the show.

For more images from the Paris event, head to Oxford Fashion Studio’s Instagram.

And for more Oxford Fashion Studio interviews, keep it locked here to Victoryforu Fashion. They’ll be coming soon than you think.

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London Fashion Week Round-up 

London Fashion Week was an absolutely amazing event with the glitter of Ashish, the contrast of Versus Versace and the artistry of Julien Macdonald.

I am going to show you my favourites from the week and I hope you enjoy it.


In one of the biggest celebrations of fashion and style, disability and diversity were celebrated in the Teatum Jones show which kicked London Fashion Week off.

The Dynamic Duo, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones.
The Dynamic Duo, Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones.

Two disabled Models were cast in this show which became big news as things like this are a rarity to show disabled people in a positive light. Models Jack Eyers (Who was the first ever disabled Male to walk in New York Fashion Week) and Kelly Knox commanded the runway in spite of the disabilities they have. This made national and international news in The Telegraph, Huffington Post and The Guardian.

Kelly Knox
Kelly Knox
Jack Eyers
Jack Eyers

This collection from Teatum Jones used a dark palette of blacks, greys and navies which were highlighted by deep and fruity reds and mechanical silvers. This palette put into oversized knitwear and Jackets, mid-length dressed and masculine tailoring made for an extremely wearable collection that could easily be worn on the high street without too many peculiar looks.

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The seed of the idea came last year after meeting people in the para-athletics community, said designer Cat Teatum. “Able and disabled bodied people don’t have different desires when it comes to fashion. They want great textiles, interesting shapes. Kelly and Jack are dressed in the collection like the other models. We’ve just had conversations with them about how to adapt their clothing. The overriding message is that we’re all the same.”

– Quote Taken from The Telegraph


Romantic Fantasy is a recurring theme which the next Designer, Ryan Lo. Hong Kong-born, Lo keeps his designs completely authentic to his background and this collection was no exception.

Ryan Lo is one of us! He too learns things through Youtube Tutorials and in fact this is how he learned how to knit. He is definitely a force to be reckoned with!

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In complete contrast to Teatum Jones, the palette is light, airy and dreamy. With the accentuated colourful pigtails, his designs look they have come right of a romantic graphic novel drawn in an anime/manga style.


One of my favourite designs ever is up next – Julien Macdonald!

With a palette of Red, Black, White and Silver, Macdonald creates yet another sensational collection that you can tell belongs to him due to the sheer artistry of each garment.

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So many of these garments scream red carpet, celebrity and award show. This outfit above worn by Grace Bol would look perfect as a performance outfit for JLo, Beyoncé or Shakira.

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One to Watch according to the British Fashion Council: Halpern!

Michael Halpern was born and bred in New York but has lived between London, Paris and America for the last 5 years. He has worked for Oscar De La Renta and J Mendel and then decided to embark on his own fashion journey.

It is safe to say that Halpern’s collection has a lot of drama and each piece is breathtaking.

Vibrant colours and prints mixed with sequins makes for an intricate style that may not work for everyone but is definitely there for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

Even Vogue named it one of the top 10 shows of London Fashion Week which is a huge honour.


Versus Versace is up next and they certainly did not disappoint!

Youtubers Roxxsaurus and MakeupbyLeyla were invited to the Versus show and they loved it.

And here’s part of the fabulous Collection that has sport luxe vibes running throughout the whole collection.

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And Finally Ashish! There are so many other brands that I loved from this Season but I tried my best to whittle it down to my absolute favourites.

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Ashish was Glitter personified. The Mexican-wrestler inspired makeup was an interesting choice and I appreciated the inspirational quotes on some of the garments. I didn’t love everything, as you may expect, simply because there was an overload of glitter and no contrast of texture which I was slightly disappointed with. However, as individual pieces, I think this is really cool.

I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Men’s Fashion Week Favourites

This season of Men’s fashion weeks have almost come to an end – with New York to come from 30th January- 2nd February – so I wanted to have a look back at the best moments of Mens Fashion from this season.


Topman Design

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With 90’s inspired pieces, Topman Design brought us a brilliant way to dress for the upcoming summer festivals with neon rain macs and athleisure.

Dolce and Gabbana

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The fashion show of the future. Alongside Dolce and Gabbana’s Millenials campaign, In Milan they had the same Millenials walk in the show. The outfits they wore were fabulous!

Balmain

Balmain is one of those shows that I always – without fail – anticipate. Olivier Rousteing always out does himself every season and this season is no exception.

There have been so many amazing moments that would take forever to write about them all.  So I decided to put them all in a Pinterest board for you to look at and admire them as much as I do.

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My favourite part of MFW so far : Dolce & Fabbana FW 17/18 Men’s show

So many amazing looks at last night’s Dolce show. I am in awe of the amazing artistry, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are true fashion legends and I commend them on choosing to work with the influencers who are shaping our digital generation. I will be showing you my favourite male looks below and telling you why this was such an innovative show.

The afterparty was also amazing as you can see by the visuals above!

Personally, Jim Chapman's look was my favourite. Why? It is so bright and so floral yet still so masculine. The co-ords could be worn separately or together. And the simple black jacket added the needed calm note to the look. By far my favourite!
Personally, Jim Chapman’s look was my favourite. Why? It is so bright and so floral yet still so masculine. The co-ords could be worn separately or together. And the simple black jacket added the needed calm note to the look. By far my favourite!
From his Victorious days and playing King Tut, Avan Jogia has always had an air of regality. I love the kingly features of the jacket and the exquisite prints.
From his Victorious days and playing King Tut, Avan Jogia has always had an air of regality. I love the kingly features of the jacket and the exquisite prints.
Once a young boy who's father was part of one of  Hip-Hop's super-group Run-DMC, now, he is an actor and music artist who is taking the world by storm. The floral details of his outfit was absolutely flawless.
Once a young boy who’s father was part of one of Hip-Hop’s super-group Run-DMC, now, he is an actor and music artist who is taking the world by storm. The floral details of his outfit were absolutely flawless.
Chinese star XueDong Chen - I love this military style jacket and I hope one day to wear this.
Chinese star XueDong Chen – I love this military style jacket and I hope one day to wear this.
The man of the moment -Cameron Dallas - opened the show and wore the crown to end the show proving that he really is the digital king. His deep purple suit is both eccentric and simplistic perfect for a man who wants to be seen but not stared at.
The man of the moment -Cameron Dallas – opened the show and wore the crown to end the show proving that he really is the digital king. His deep purple suit is both eccentric and simplistic perfect for a man who wants to be seen but not stared at.
The Mexican social genius. I am never usually a lover of the colour brown, however, this just works!
The Mexican social genius. I am never usually a lover of the colour brown, however, this just works! This golden brown tone looks perfect against Juan Pablo’s skin tone.
The owner of SMF-Blog - Elias El-Indari - has taken the middle east by storm with his Men's fashion and lifestyle blog.  Elias look crazy sophisticated and this is definitely a look I'd wear in a heartbeat.
The owner of SMF-Blog – Elias El-Indari – has taken the middle east by storm with his Men’s fashion and lifestyle blog. Elias looked crazy sophisticated and this is definitely a look I’d wear in a heartbeat.
Gogoboi - or Ye Si - is best known for his presence on China's biggest social media Weibo. He is one of the most influential fashion bloggers in China. Gogoboi's street-style vibes along with his fluffy leopard print hoodie is a complete show stopper.
Gogoboi – or Ye Si – is best known for his presence on China’s biggest social media Weibo. He is one of the most influential fashion bloggers in China. Gogoboi’s street-style vibes along with his fluffy leopard print hoodie is a complete show stopper.
Tinie Tempah knows what 'Girls Like' and they will definitely love this look. As well as being a rap superstar, he recently embarked on his fashion journey at London Fashion Week Men's were he showed his collection, What We Wear.
Tinie Tempah knows what ‘Girls Like’ and they will definitely love this look. As well as being a british rap superstar, he recently embarked on his fashion journey at London Fashion Week Men’s were he showed his collection, What We Wear.
And last but never least, Lucky Blue Smith. The young veteran of the modelling industry completely dominated the runway in this monochrome suit that accentuated his signature hair.
And last but never least, Lucky Blue Smith. The young veteran of the modelling industry completely dominated the runway in this monochrome suit that accentuated his signature hair.

Now there are so many other looks by Josh Cuthbert, YiLu Sheng, Marcus Butler, Neels Visser, Presley Gerber and many more that I loved but these are the ones I have chosen to show.

I hope you enjoyed watching it live and if you missed it, head to the top of the page to watch the video.

P.S. I hope that there has been a vast range showing all cultures and races show in the Dolce and Gabbana show. I was reminded about the importance of representation when I saw a post by Edward Zo a few days ago.

Reading this shook me as I admire Steve Harvey. I researched it and it turned about to be true. What he said should not be tolerated. We need more education and representation for everyone to not judge someone based on their skin colour or how they look.

I want to dedicate this post to everyone who has ever been made to feel small or insignificant because of your gender, race or culture. I want to tell you that you are beautiful, God loves you and that you deserve to have a voice. God bless!

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Congratulations Boys – Go and Kill it in Milan!

Internet Superstar Cameron Dallas, Menswear Vlogger extraordinaire, Jim Chapman and YouTube funny man, Marcus Butler will all be walking in tomorrow’s Dolce and Gabbana show.

This is a HUGE deal!

This fantastic trio will be walking alongside some of the Male Supermodels who are ruling the scene. If you haven’t at least heard of their names, you definitely will do by tomorrow!

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This is by far my favourite picture of Cameron. The blue light along with the sensational suit is a perfect combination. Also, Congratulations to Cameron Dallas for Chasing Cameron!

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London fashion week Men’s recap and highlights  

So London Fashion Week Men’s is over – I know I a few days behind, I didn’t realise how much Jet Lag would affect me. Obviously, I did not enjoy every last piece shown at LFWM, however, I enjoyed the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative.

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Next up is Milano Moda Uomo FW 17/18 (Milan Fashion Week Men’s) starts today on 13th January through till Tuesday 17th January showcasing more of the best in men’s fashion.

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Fashion Awards tonight

The Fashion Awards are back! Tonight will see some of the biggest names in fashion be commended for all they have done within their industry in front of their peers. Let’s take a look back to the winners of last year:

Emerging Womenswear Designer: Thomas Tait

Emerging Menswear Designer: Grace Wales Bonner

Emerging Accessory Designer: Jordan Askill

Presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Red Carpet: Tom Ford

Presented by Lucky Blue

Model: Jourdan Dunn

Presented by Olivier Rousteing

Outstanding Achievement: Karl Lagerfeld

Presented by Anna Wintour OBE

Creative Campaign: Burberry

Presented by Naomi Campbell

International Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Presented by Tim Blanks and Georgia May Jagger

New Establishment Designer: Mary Katrantzou

Presented by Elisa Sednaoui

Establishment Designer: Erdem

Presented by Alexa Chung

Brand: Stella McCartney

Presented by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in character from Absolutely Fabulous

Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: Nick Knight OBE

Presented by Karlie Kloss

British Style – Fashion Innovator: FKA Twigs

Presented by Jefferson Hack

British Style – Red Carpet Ambassador: Gwendoline Christie

Presented by Kate Bosworth

Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia

Presented by Olga Kurylenko

Menswear Designer: JW Anderson

Presented by Orlando Bloom

Womenswear Designer: JW Anderson

Presented by Noomi Rapace

So some amazing winners, I wonder who will be winning this year? Here are the Nominees:

 

And look at the amazing Trophies for this year:

I hope everyone who attends has a lovely time and the right people win.

Here’s a final flashback to last year’s amazing red carpet:

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