Sunday, September 30, 2012

LFW: Eley Kishimoto Fashion Exhibtion

During London Fashion Week I was invited to attend the fashion exhibition of London based designers Eley Kishimoto titled Living with patterns which was held at the Aram Gallery in Covent Garden. It's something completely different from what I expected to see during LFW. And I mean this in a good way, the entire ambiance felt so comfortable and friendly, people were not rushing to get their seats, and it definitely wasn't about power-dressing. It was simply a relaxed quirky-cool environment for you to observe the collection, or mingle and socialize with people with different backgrounds, or simply enjoy the live music played by a retro looking band.

The exhibition was not only to showcase the designer's S/S 2013 clothes, but also included other home accessories like vases, rugs and plates all decorated with Eley Kishimoto signature patterns, which I personally favored over clothes. The clothes collection can be best described as a clash of modern and retro with a surrealistic twist. Think simple designs with a fusion of geometric patterns and flash prints. I liked a few pieces of the collection like the patterned pants shown in the above photo and the patterned skirt shown in the photo below, the rest of the collection would probably appeal more to those who appreciate the quirkiness of Eley Kishimoto. Scroll down to view highlights of the evening.

Eley Kishimoto collaborated with Clarke’s shoes, who have adapted a series of Kishimoto’s repeat prints for a range of ladieswear shoes.The limited edition collection will be out on March 2013 at select stores.

Narumi Japanese Ceramics who have produced a collection of Eley Kishimoto porcelain tablewear which beautifully decorated one of the walls in the exhibition. I'd love to have something similar in my home.

Loved this collection of new commercially available rugs unveiled by Aram store and the designers during the opening.



I Have Been Revolutionized

In fashion, there are some things you can never have enough of; in my case these would be the 3 S's: shoes  statement necklaces, and sunglasses. So I found out that Revolution boutique received the latest collection of Moo Piyasombatkul sunnies through their instagram account, I made sure to rush to the boutique over the weekend. I've been eyeing these Baroque framed sunglasses ever since I saw them last year at Browns boutique in London, I didn't buy them back then because they looked somewhat similar to my Prada's, especially that the Baroque shapes were in white.

This time, Moo’s Baroque eyewear came in all black, with four different but equally fabulous designs. I immediately snatched one and started using it right there and then. Suddenly ADR's crocodile sunnies look so... blah compared to these beauties framing your face. Price tag? KD 160. And make sure to bring cash as they don't have a K-net machine.

To find out the exact location of Revolution boutique, please click here.



Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dear Confashion: Win a chance to attend London College of Fashion Short Course in Dubai

The London College of Fashion in Dubai is offering one lucky facebook follower a chance to win a place to study on their prestigious Fashion Design 1 short course taking place in Dubai from the 11th to the 14th of October. The course is run by the amazing design tutor Richard Sorger who has dressed the likes of Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez and Florence Welch!! The competition is really as great as it sounds!

The followers simply need to sketch their dream red carpet look and upload it to LCF's Facebook page. The judges then pick a winner on the 1st of October.

London College of Fashion runs short fashion and make-up courses in Dubai in October, January and May. They’ve been successfully running these world courses in Dubai since 2010 and they’re soon to return to start another programme this October. All of their short courses are taught to the same standards as their prestigious UK courses. Their tutors are all London based industry experts of the highest calibre.

Find out more by clicking here.




 



Just A Clarification...

In the latest issue of Qatar-based lifestyle magazine Haute Muse, Kuwait's latest blog sensation my fellow bloggerista Ascia of Hybird in a Headpiece was interviewed. However, the feature introduces pretty Ascia as the founder of Confashions from Kuwait, which is of course misleading and not true as obviously I'm the blogger behind Confashions. Ascia has thankfully posted a clarification on her instagram. And I thought it's imporant to mention it here as well. 

I don't know why or how the writer mixed us up. In her piece the writer mentions that the blog was launched five years ago and that it posts about fashion week coverage and the latest in-store finds, which I think refers to my blog. The rest of the interview however is related to Ascia. Oh well, I guess these things happen in print media...


Friday, September 28, 2012

New on Dear Confashion

I have just received these photos of UAE-based brand Keswah Eid Collection 2012. I always liked the brand's approach to design, simple yet elegant. And this campaign is by far my favorite one of the brand. You can view their latest lookbook by clicking here.

Check out more items on Dear Confashion page by clicking here.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

LFW: Joining Matches Celebrations for LFW Designers

On day one of London Fashion Week, I was invited to Matches VIP launch party in celebration of the strong relationships they have built with London Fashion Week and London-based designers. The high-end retailer, curated a small exhibition of London's stellar luxury labels in their Marylebone store which has been turned into a celebration of all things British. 

There were three installations set up inside the Matches boutique to showcase the Matches edit of Best of British, with key pieces from each designer from AW12. What caught my attention was this striking mannequin exhibit on the window display, it was dressed in this dramatic headpiece and gown, designed by Giles Deacon.

They also had a live band playing music outside the store. And I got to meet the wonderful Matches team and one of my favorite fashion inspirations Caroline Issa executive fashion director of Tank Magazine, if you're following me on instgram I'm sure you know that by now. I also met designers such as Giles Deacon, Osman Yousefzada, and Saloni Lodha. Aaaand I had the pleasure of getting to know an amazing blogger, which I immediately clicked with. Such a genuine charachter. Check out her blog here.

It was a very lovely evening, thank you Matches and especially to Simone Parchment for inviting me and for your warm welcome. 

Loving the colors and patterns of Jonathan Saunders's clothes

Oh Tabitha Simmons... the things you do to me!

Charlotte Olympia wedge heels

Sophie Hulme structured bag


The lovely Simone Parchment dressed in Erdem

Luuuuv her Delfina Delettrez eye ring

Marios Schwab leather detail

In love with this red and pink dress by Emilia Wickstead

I'm so adding this colorful foxy fur by Peter Pilotto to my wish list!

Hello mind-blowing heels!!!

That striped Ostwald Helgason is killing me!!

Carven and Givenchy.. a match made in heaven!

Erdem skirt... dedicated to theoverdressed.com

Caroline Issa executive fashion director of Tank Magazine... major style crush

I loved designer Saloni Lodha's mixed and unmatched patterns, the patterns of the top is actually embroidered so pretty

And I met blogger Soraya Bakhtiar who Ive been following for quite some time. Check out her blog, she has an amazing sense of style. And that night we were wearing the same Céline Trio' crossbody bag.




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