Edita reports | London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015 FAD

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It’s always an honour to see fresh talent unravel just in front of you. The FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct) show made for a spectacular finale to London Fashion Week. It didn’t scream see you next season, lights off, but rather oversaw the curtains opening to the names we’ll have to remember in the near future.

Although the kings and queens were crowned on the day – my personal favourite was by Clarise Itoriaga. She was responsible for showing us fabrics that moved so spectacularly, I was simply captivated. If you look at the images, I am referring to a blue coat with pink bell sleeves. Very LFW street style friendly especially when paired with Sophia Webster heels.

The winning collection was by Juniper Lai, and I assume everyone in the room saw that coming. It just stood out. It was different, it was haunting and it was the most memorable. If you forgot all the collections you have ever seen in your life, you would still remember Juniper’s.

All I can say is London’s fashion future looks bright. Not light at the end of the tunnel bright. None of that. Think of a K-Pop video bright, a never ending stream of ideas – all that inspire you if not bemuse you.

Edita wears | Hat people

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Coat: Vintage, Hat: Boohoo, Pumps: Dolce&Gabbana, Denim: c/o H&M
Images by Rebecca Cofie

It’s hard to describe. It’s not like flowers exactly. It’s – it’s like something warm and living.
Cat People (1942)

Shopping for denim should have its own circle of hell, you hear me Dante? They are always too tight, too big, too small, too stretchy, too kitschy. Basically all roads lead to the frozen section at your grocers’ to get some Häagen-Dazs and drown your denim sorrows.

Thankfully, H&M put some white lab coats on and came up with a jeans formula that will not only fit but also enhance and shape your legs. The new shaping collection does really work. You won’t need that ice cream anymore. I will gladly take it off you.

Edita reads | Paris Street Style: Shoes by Isabelle Thomas

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There was that one time when I was a bit feverish and I told my boyfriend: “Could you please find a zero brain work movie for us to watch? I need some mind numbness.” He then found a really bad Steven Seagal movie. It was epic, it was just what the doctor ordered: an ageing Seagal fighting zombies with some mind blowing special effects including sounds like ha-tschhhhh and d-schhhhh as punches.

Of course, had I been in the mood for some serious cinema I would probably be moaning to you right now about how I wish I could get that one hour of my life back.

That’s how I feel about this book, Paris Street Style: Shoes by Isabelle Thomas. It’s harmless, entertaining and will inspire you to buy a pair of shoes. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few pairs that I already own photographed and serenaded to; including creepers by Underground, Louboutins, Nikes and Walter Steiger heels.

Shoe fans will not put this book down until they read it cover to cover. At least three times. It’s a compelling nonchalant read – that’s how French it is.

The authors don’t shy away from crude phrases and some will make you cringe. The translation from French to English doesn’t always work. I am multilingual, so I could feel the awkward grammar crawl in here and there which I found wildly entertaining.

But enlightenment and education are not the primary reasons one picks this book up. You pick it up because it’s on your coffee table as a bookssessory. Because it is a true relief hearing chic French people voice their disgust at nylon knee high socks that cut into your knees, about feet in dire need of a pedicure and marvel at the fact that the word hooker is used in a fashion book.

I can’t find any faults with this read because I take it for what it is: a subject of envy when seen on my coffee table and a book that solidifies my status as a “fashionista” in front of everyone. It’s a piece of fantastic entertainment. Enjoy the cringes, enjoy the bluntness and enjoy the fashion.

Just like you wouldn’t look for Cubrick’s directorial brilliance in a Seagal movie, don’t look for academic conceptualistic fashion in this book. You will however learn to speak French using shoes only. And that’s a skill worth having.

Thank you to Abrams & Chronicle Books for sending me a copy.

Edita reports | LFW Ccuoco Autumn Winter 2015

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Oh Ccuoco. I have no idea how to pronounce the brand name but I am a keen learner.

When the lights dimmed and I heard the Arabic chill out inspired music, you got my attention.

When I saw the first look in all of its accessorised glory I was hooked on your aesthetic, Ccuoco. I thought to myself – this collection is so me: the goth of the Middle East.

The butter soft leather, the sexy make up, the seriously floaty silks – everything looked perfectly dark and devious.

There was only one thing I regretted in this show; that it ended so quickly. It was just a flicker of light, one of the brightest ones this London Fashion Week.

Ccuoco, your fanbase widens.