Category: Trend Report

LONDON FASHION WEEK S/S 2015

September 26, 2014 in: Be Inspired, Fashion Week, Trend Report, Trends

After the thrills of NYFW we turn our attention to London to show us what it’s got.

Famous for it’s young generation of designers, London is always the height of cool and highlights the most cutting edge designs. This year technology took an important role and shows were streaming live to phones, tablets and even shop windows throughout the city.

Key trends for next SS15 float gently on pure white fabric, layers of tulle and lighter-than-air lace. Midriffs were the new focal point and multiple shades of beautiful blues were displayed in both separates and dresses alike. Embellishment is always important in high fashion, with dark and emotive gothic designs enhanced with beading, delicate applique and subtle cut-outs. There was of course a fun element in store for us, with big brands focussing on their print of the season; stripes.

Here we have picked out our favourite pieces from the London Trends:
WHITE_OUT

Nothing says Summer like an angelic all white outfit and the catwalks were constant with ethereal models drifting past in these gorgeous clean designs. Vintage-inspired floor length lace was a show-stopper at Erdem and we love the feminine silhouettes at Holly Fulton and Topshop Unique.

HOLLY FULTON{Gorgeous applique at Holly Fulton}

TOPSHOP UNIQUE{Bedazzled sheer fabrics at Topshop Unique}

ERDEM{Floor-length lace layers at Erdem}

FEELING_BLUE

Every blue you could ever imagine popped up this season at LFW – from Sky to Navy, Emerald to Powder these hues were a statement and there is one to fit all. Burberry Prosum had elegant layers of tulle blues highlighted with a navy bow, Richard Nicoll went luxe in maxi-length draping and satin was mixed with matte fabrics at Paul Smith.

CHRISTOPHER KANE{Lady-like tulle at Christopher Kane}

RICHARD NICOLL{Powder blue drape at Richard Nicoll}

PAUL SMITH{Mixing textures at Paul Smith}

GOTHIC_EMBELLISHMENT

Black is high end fashion. No matter what season, the omnipresent colour throughout the year is black. We saw this in many forms for this coming season; in textures over sheer fabrics, in appliqued panels, in embroidered tulle layers, in lace structures. Lace came out to play at Erdem again with a gothic twist, and we love the feminine embellishment at Holly Fulton.

HOLLY FULTON{Delicate feminine embroidery at Holly Fulton}

ERDEM{A gothic lace twist at Erdem}

CHRISTOPHER KANE{Romantic dark applique at Christopher Kane}

SPORTY_STRIPES

An element of fun was thrown in to the mix with striped sportswear – in modern minimalist tones and mixed widths these pieces looking fresh and contemporary. Monochrome looks are interjected with blues, reds and pinks  to make them exciting and runway-worthy. We love the 60′s pink looks at Giles and the classic monochrome styling at Emilia Wickstead.

CHRISTOPHER KANE{Classic pieces with a modern twist at Christopher Kane}

GILES{Kitsch 60′s stripes over at Giles}

PREEN 3{Powerful stripes at Preen}

We can’t wait til next Spring, which trends will be hitting your wardrobe in 2015?

Coast AW 2014 Press Day: Dressing Up Is Fun!

May 16, 2014 in: Be Inspired, Coast Moments, In the Know, Trend Report

On Wednesday, across London in a gorgeous Fitzroy Square town house Coast previewed our fabulous new AW14 collection to a collection of industry insiders.

18{Winter Pastel Gowns and Canapes}

Arriving to their very own personalised Coast coffee cups, the world’s fashion press and bloggers were whisked up the stunning Georgian stairwell decorated with inspiring words and accessory-laden fluffy clouds to the see our beautiful new collection for Autumn Winter 2014.

01{Pug puppies: the ultimate AW14 accessory}

17{Gorgeous Blooms and Winter Pastels}

Surrounded by autumn leaves, our guests were taken on a wonderful journey in the day of a Coast customer. Starting the day with Modern Romance, where winter pastels and florals were set against the background of fresh cut peonies, hyacinths and hydrangeas. Hidden amongst the fresh blooms were highlights of our new collection of statement jewellery in fondant shades and boucle clutch bags.

13{Pastel Coats and Eyelash Knits}

12{Statement Jewels with Textured Dresses}

04{Textured Bags in pale blues, baby pinks and chartreuses}

03{The key Fluffy Knit Top for AW14}

Taking the fun and light-hearted look of the day through desk to dinner, our Day to Night collection plays with darker shades of merlot, teal, navy and bronze to create a luxe selection of sophisticated seperates. Featuring mixtures of luxe fabrics, feather trims and co-ordinated sets are all finished with faux fur in these rich colours.

02{Teal feathers and chartreuse lace}

09{Bold ’60s graphic prints and modern shapes}

10{A sneak peek at our new look book images}

Downstairs, we were transported into the glamorous evening setting surrounded by disco balls, bright lights and the city landscape. Perfect for the collection of all-out glamour pieces and red-carpet dresses. Sequins, floor-length gowns and dark jacquards were highlighted with magenta and petrol blues. Grey voluminous midi skirts and embellished knits were teamed together for a truly luxurious blend of eveningwear textures.

06{Bold accessories to brighten any AW14 outfit}

16{Statement coats with sequins, sequins and more sequins}

11{Elaborately Embellished Sweatshirts}

14{Lovely Bloggers Becca Rose and Arabella Golby at the event}

After all that glamour, is it bad to say we’re excited about Winter already?

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{Our new mantra: Dressing Up is Fun!}

If you are feeling inspired by our team’s hard work but still want to enjoy the Summer sun, why not take a look at our new High Summer Collection ?