A spooky synopsis

Happy Halloween all! I hope you are suitable attired for this day of fright or if not that you are planning some ghoulish outfits for later. In keeping with the idea of all things hallow I have decided to do a visual round-up of some of this week’s SS15 press days with a topical Halloween twist.

First up is yesterday’s Modus PR offerings…

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The exoskeleton digital skin coat by Hemyca

Haizhen Wang SS15 jacket - stylitz.com

If Edward got his Scissorhands on a garment – distressed Haizhen Wang jacket

Sorapol SS15 collection - stylitz.com

Ethereal Marie Antoinette beauty from Sorapol

Next up is Blow PR who can always be relied upon for some unique & kooky treats.

Alex Ulichny SS15 jacket and skirt - stylitz.com

A Halloween showstopper – feathered top, skirt and acrylic platforms (below) by Alex Ulichny

Alex Ulichny SS15 platforms - stylitz.com

Francesca Capper SS15 dress - stylitz.com

The white witch of Narnia – dress by newcomer Francesca Capper

Anita Nemkyova SS15 leather belt - stylitz.com

Anita Nemkyova SS15 leather belts - stylitz.com

Leather corset belts from Anita Nemkyova

Sonas SS15 dresses - stylitz.com

Opt for zombie Prom Queen in a beautiful Sonas gown

Some pumpkin cake-pops and a few spooky sunnies from Safilo eyewear:

Pumpkin cakepops at Safilo PR - stylitz.com

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Mad Professor – Metal frame sunnies

Alexander McQueen SS15 - stylitz.com

Classic cat-eyes in metallic gold by Alexander McQueen

At Wednesday’s Spring London press day I spotted these fabulous Halloween worthy pieces:

Annelise Michelson SS15 skeletal rings and necklaces - stylitz.com

Skeletal rings and necklaces and fierce earcuffs (below) by Annelise Michelson

Annelise Michelson SS15 ear cuffs - stylitz.com

Nicholas Oakwell Couture SS15 - stylitz.com

If couture did costumes – Beaded dress by Nicholas Oakwell Couture

Chalayan SS15 shirt dress - stylitz.com

The chicest ghost on the block – shirt dress by Chalayan

Finally a few AI PR pieces:

Loewe SS15 top - stylitz.com

Designer zombie – deconstructed jersey by Loewe

J. W. Anderson SS15 dress - stylitz.com

A polished pirate – dress by J.W Anderson

Loewe SS15 puzzle jacket - stylitz.com

A patchwork puzzle – leather jacket by Loewe

And to finish off here are a few inspiration images for my own outfit today.

Mechanical Dolls - Tim Walker for Vogue Italia Oct 2011

Mechanical Dolls – Tim Walker for Vogue Italia Oct 2011

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Pierrot the Clown

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Creepy doll

All SS15 press day images are my own. For more info on any of the featured designers please visit the links below:

http://www.hemyca.com; http://www.haizhenwang.co.uk; http://www.sorapol.co.uk; http://www.alexulichny.com; http://www.anitanemkyova.com; http://www.francescacapper.com; http://www.sonascouture.com; http://www.annelisemichelson.com; http://www.chalayan.com; http://www.loewe.com; http://www.j-w-anderson.com;

Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou

Another week, another hotly anticipated designer collaboration. Just last Friday I was salivating over the impeccable Alexander Wang x H&M collection, only for another incredibly exciting launch to pop into my mailbox. This time the Queen of Prints, and London Fashion Week favourite, Mary Katrantzou turns her Midas touch to a range of sportswear for Adidas Originals. And where last week’s post featured predominantly monochrome garments, this one is positively bursting with colour.

Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou

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Expect digi-prints inspired by track shoes of the 70s & 80s translated onto fitted neoprene dresses, a fab oversized bomber and some seriously tough trainers (you wouldn’t want to encounter a pair of these in a kick-boxing class).

Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou trainers

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I am a huge fan of Katrantzou and love a bit of Adidas Originals, so this is a dream combo for me. And don’t expect these pieces to be limited to sports events. With designs this strong they’ll be as prevalent on a night out as in your local gym. Let the countdown to 15th November begin…

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Images courtesy of Adidas Originals.

Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou launches on 15th November 2014. http://www.adidas.co.uk

Who’s army? Alexander Wang x H&M

So looks like H&M have gone and done it again. Last night saw the launch of yet another cracking collaboration, this time between the high street giant and the uber-cool US designer Alexander Wang. Not only is Wang a firm favourite with the fashion crowd, his blend of street-meets-catwalk has the hottest faces in music and film clamoring for his designs.

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The collection debuted at a spectacular event in New York, opening with free runners putting on an energetic parkour performance around the urban boxy set.

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Free runners wow with a parkour performance

This was followed by a catwalk show, where an army of black and grey clad models wearing helmets and carrying boxing gloves and basketballs enforced the sports-luxe theme. On conclusion, Wang appeared to take his bow amidst a shower of cannon-launched glitter. Just your average Thursday night then. After the models took their final turn it was on to round three – some 90s inspired music with hip-hop artist Sharaya J opening for a set of classics by Missy Elliot. Get Ya Freak On indeed!

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Images from yesterday’s Alexander Wang x H&M catwalk show 

Adding a touch of A-list glamour to the front row were the likes of Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara and Dakota Fanning, who all came dressed in garments from the new collection.

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Front row: Kate Mara and Mary J. Blige

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Karlie Kloss stocks up on her faves from the range

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Jessica Chastain works a white striped number

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Dakota Fanning, Eddie Redmayne and Kate Mara enjoying the show

Due online and in-store worldwide on 6th November 2014, this sporty collection will certainly cause the round-the-block queues that have become the norm for H&M’s amazing designer collaborations. If you do manage to get inside, I say opt for the bodycon dress, grey striped leggings or the ‘Wang’ emblazoned sweatshirt. Whether you’re planning to wear these in the street or to the gym, they’re bound to create an envy inducing outfit. And an Instagram sure fire hit.

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Alexander Wang x H&M lookbook

The Alexander Wang x H&M collection launches worldwide on 6th November 2014, in-store and online at http://www.hm.com Images courtesy of H&M

A colourful Etro collaboration

Last night I attended the London launch of the latest Etro artistic collaboration. This winter the esteemed Italian label has worked with the Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa, renowned for her colourful, eclectic, almost cartoonish style. The accessories were festooned with flora and fauna, described by Hilary Alexander on Twitter as ‘bright pop-manga-paisley motifs of butterflies/flowers’. How about that for a hybrid of fashion inspiration?

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Mika Ninagawa at Etro London launch

The artist Mika Ninagawa with her Etro AW14 collection

Almost as colourful as the accessories were the gorgeous cocktails, with real flowers floating atop a delicious prosecco, sake and lychee mix.

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The colourful cocktails (Image above from Instagram by @Jasmineguinness)

As if this wasn’t enough glamour for one evening, the DJs on the decks were none other than models Jasmine Guiness and Jade Parfitt, looking resplendent in Etro AW14.

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Jasmine Guinness and Jade Parfitt kept the crowds entertained

The collection was launched at the stunning Etro store on Old Bond Street, all dark wood, glass and polished metal rails. After further exploration of the various rooms and floors, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the photogenic AW14 collection. Brocade, embellishment and sumptuous fabrics in rich shades of gold, burgundy and indigo had me dreaming of a decadent royal party. I was so transported I almost forgot about the pounding rain outside.

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The gorgeous AW14 collection

Mika Ninagawa for Etro is available now at Etro, 43 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4QT. http://www.etro.com