UK-based blogger Wendy (Thank Fifi) says she loves to attend all the hot ticket shows during London Fashion Week, even if the scene is getting crazier by the day. Wendy’s no stranger to The Thread and she’s looking as sleek and cool as ever. I love her siren red trousers and bag, and this sheer check-print blouse is one of the most popular layering pieces I’ve seen this season.
Look who’s back: Peony Lim! You can bet that every time I see Miss Lim, I ask her for a picture. I’ve never seen her looking anything but impeccable. Today’s red, white and blue outfit is sunny and fun—even if the weather was feisty.
Miroslava Duma is in the top 5 of the most in-demand street style stars. If she attends a show, you can bet every photographer in the vicinity will run her down for a shot. Considering the craziness that surrounds her, she’s remarkably composed and gracious.
Miro has impeccable, cutting-edge taste and she changes her look for every show, so it’s always an exciting surprise to see what she comes up with next.
The scene outside the Christopher Kane show was beyond chaotic. Between the construction, traffic and security people running everywhere, it was nearly impossible to get a shot in. Luckily, this lovely lady was game to hop into the street with me.
I adore this look, from head to toe, with its edgy prep and sporty mod vibes. The leather details, the zipper, the sheer elements and the creeper-inspired shoes all add up to my perfect outfit.
Australian phenom, Nicole Warne, is the brains and beauty behind the blog, Gary Pepper. Nicole is not only ridiculously gorgeous and photogenic, but she was also one of the first major cross-over blog stars. Nicole’s style is effortlessly elegant. She stays true to her chic aesthetic and is a master of the high-low mix.
The lovely Anouk is an internet fashion powerhouse. Founder and editor of the site Creators of Desire, she is also a writer and stylist. Anouk’s style was perfectly suited to today’s capricious London weather. Her oversized grey mohair is cozy yet cool, and she’s matched it up with the perfect pairings: aviators, casual pencil skirt, and sky-high boots.
I had already put my camera away and was trekking back through the park to the Tube when I saw this lovely lady. One of my favorite things about London fashion is how the locals add a touch of the unexpected to every look.
A tux blazer with a tee is cool and upscale-casual on its own, but add a pair of high-shine trousers to the mix and you’ve got yourself a London classic!
Printmaker Mary Katrantzou examines the fascination and fetish that women have for shoes in her spring/summer 2014 collection.
The Greek designer hones in on her hyperrealist aesthetic by breaking down the shoe and then blowing it apart.
Mary’s mission for spring ’14? To discover “the nature of the shoes themselves [to] determine the identity of the garments.” According to show notes, “Brogues suggest a section of highly polished daywear in structured shapes; sneakers are spliced to create sleek sportswear; evening mules are fantasias of embellishment, cocoons of luxurious texture and vibrant print.”
Sporty shoes quicken the pace of the collection and reveal a form-fitting cut that’s engineered to define and accentuate the female form.
French embroidery house Maison Lesage collaborates with the London-based print mastermind for a second time, allowing her to draw inspiration from their archives, which, of course, are then distorted and amplified.
Dive into the details of Mary’s technical exploration of print.
“I love detail, especially some sort of embellishment that can transform a garment instantly. It’s always good to move out of your comfort zone each season, to learn new things and to challenge your senses.”–Christopher Kane
See how flowers inspire the Scotland-born designer for spring/summer 2014.