Topshop x Adidas Originals

With Chanel pairing trainers and couture gowns, Prada showcasing stripy footless sports socks on the catwalk and a printed sweatshirt being the garment-du-jour for several seasons, the proliferation of sports influences in fashion hasn’t been this big since the 90s.

 Chanel couture SS14

Chanel Couture SS14

Prada SS14 Look 22

Prada SS14 Look 25

Prada SS14

Street style blogs are exploding with high-tops, rucksacks and baseball caps and chief Twitter faces Cara Delevigne, Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus are regularly spotted in logoed attire. In fact fashion’s current obsession with the decade that redefined sportswear may well have nearly reached its summit, but not before this week’s collaboration causes a veritable shopping storm.

High street giant Topshop has teamed up with sportswear stalwart Adidas Originals to give us a 20-piece collection that blends slouchy shapes with vibrant prints. Incorporating the brand’s iconic signatures, such as the triple stripe and logo motif, Topshop has infused tracksuits, shorts and sweaters with a dose of fashion magic. In store this Thursday (March 20th) the collection is causing a buzz in style circles with the high-tops in particular attracting a flood of attention. Check out the below images from the campaign. Let the fashion frenzy commence.

Topshop X Adidas Originals shorts, £32

Shorts, £32

Topshop X Adidas Originals hoodie, £55

Hoodie, £55

Topshop X Adidas Originals logo vest £26

Vest, £26

Topshop X Adidas Originals Printed hoodie, £70; printed tracksuit bottoms, £50

Printed hoodie, £70 and tracksuit bottoms, £50

Topshop X Adidas jumpsuit, £137

Jumpsuit, £137

Still life - Topshop X Adidas Originals zip-up top, £70

Zip-up printed top, £70

Still life - Topshop X Adidas Originals Printed tracksuit bottoms £50

Printed tracksuit bottoms, £50

Still life - Topshop X Adidas Originals high tops, £80

High-tops, £80

All items Topshop x Adidas Originals

Also head to the Topshop website where you can catch an interview with the creative directors heading both companies – Josefine Aberg for Adidas Originals and Kate Phelan for Topshop.


Topshop x Adidas Originals hits stores on March 20th.

LVMH announces top prize finalists

Wondering what the next big names in fashion are going to be? Then this is the post for you. Today saw the announcement of the top twelve finalists for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer prize (it was meant to be the more catchy ‘top 10’ but due to a draw between four designers they decided to extend it to twelve).

On May 28th the chosen finalists will have a gruelling 15 minutes to present their AW14 collections to the judges, which include fashion royalty Karl Lagerfeld, Raf Simons, Nicholas Ghesquiere and Marc Jacobs. No pressure then! The winner will receive a grant of 300,000 Euros and mentoring from the luxury group LVMH.

The lucky chosen twelve (which include one of my current obsessions Simone Rocha) are:

Atto (by Julien Dossena), CG (by Chris Gelinas), Gabriele Colangelo, Hood by Air (by Shayne Oliver), Jacquemus (by Simon Porte Jacquemus) , Miuniku (by Nikita and Tina Sutradhar), Thomas Tait, Tillmann Lauterbach, Tim Coppens, Simone Rocha, Suno (by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty) and Vika Gazinskaya.

And here are some images from their latest collections:

Atto Pre AW14

Atto by Julien Dossena Pre AW14


CG by Chris Gelinas AW14

Gabriele Colangelo AW14 Look 26

Gabriele Colangelo AW14

Hood by Air AW14 Look 5

Hood by Air by Shayne Oliver AW14 (Mens)

Jacquemus AW14 Look 6

Jacquemus by Simon Porte Jacquemus AW14

Miuniku AW14

Miuniku by Nikita and Tina Sutradhar AW14

Thomas Tait AW14 Look 10

Thomas Tait AW14

Tillmann Lauterbach AW14 Look 17

Tillmann Lauterbach AW14 (Mens)

Tim Coppens AW14 Look 6

Tim Coppens AW14 (Mens)

Simone Rocha AW14 Look 34

Simone Rocha AW14

Suno AW14 012

Suno by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty AW14

Vika Gazinskaya AW14

Vika Gazinskaya AW14

Which is your favourite?

Main holding image: (L-R) Suno AW14, Simone Rocha AW14, Jacquemus AW14

White Out

In Jan I styled a shoot for Drafted magazine – the popular London based monthly mag – and it is finally out.  Yay!  The theme of the shoot was SS14 white and we decided to go with a futuristic architectural feel (the moodboard I made up for the shoot is above). Shot by the talented Jay McLaughlin (who directed the lovely Bethan Maye from Models 1 to channel Milla Jovovich in Fifth Element), with hair and make-up by Amy Brandon.  Amy kept things modern by opting for an on-trend grungy 90s look with dishevelled hair, a brown lip and minimal mascara.

We shot 7 looks but sadly there was only room for 6 pages.  Here is the shoot along with some behind-the-scenes extras. I hope you like it.

White Out SS14 Drafted mag 1&2 - Stylitz

White Out SS14 Drafted mag 3 - Stylitz

White Out SS14 Drafted mag 4 - Stylitz

White Out SS14 Drafted mag 5 - Stylitz

White Out SS14 Drafted mag 6 - Stylitz

All clothing credits as listed on images

Photography: Jay McLaughlin @ Kayte Ellis Agency

Styling: Alicja Jasnikowska @ Carol Hayes Management

Hair and make-up: Amy Brandon using MAC and Nars

Styling Assistant: Joanne Mulcare

Model: Bethan Maye @ Models 1

Location: Milk @ Grace Bar

And here are some of my behind-the-scenes shots of the amazing jewellery and numerous amounts of clothing.  Thanks to Whitehair Co, HPR, Varg, Trace PR, Dust PR, BPR, Bright Light PR, Kurt Geiger and Marks & Spencer.

Backstage stylitz 1

Jewellery by Maria Nilsdotter and Cornelia Webb

Backstage stylitz 2

Handcuff by Maria Nilsdotter

Backstage stylitz 3

Sunglasses and jewellery from HPR

Backstage stylitz 4

Heels by Kurt Geiger, brogues by Dune and boots by United Nude

Backstage stylitz 6

The chicest (& whitest) cloakroom rail I’ve ever seen

Backstage stylitz 7

Model Bethan Maye (Models 1) with hair and make-up artist Amy Brandon

Backstage stylitz 8

Amy wearing sunglasses by Wildfox, Silk top by Filippa K at Atterley Road, pleated A-Line skirt by Jean-Pierre Braganza

Backstage stylitz 10

Amy channelling Milla Jovovich in Fifth Element wearing organza coat by Hemyca, swimsuit by I.D. Sarrieri, brogues by Call It Spring.