Couple marries recently at Sky Retreat

Stevie Lee Hamby and Adam Edward Anderson were married July 15, 2017, at Sky Retreat in Purlear. The Rev. David Wellborn officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony. C.J. Ballard, guitarist and vocalist, provided music.

The bride is the daughter of Wanda and Michael Casstevens of Mulberry Park Road, North Wilkesboro. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The bride is employed as an occupational therapist with Kindred at Home Home Health Care, Wilkesboro.

The groom is the son of Rick and Pamela Anderson of Treadway Road, Moravian Falls. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and earned a juris doctor degree at Charlotte School of Law. The groom is employed by the 23rd Judicial District of North Carolina as an assistant district attorney.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer lace gown featuring a high neckline and cap sleeves. Delicate floral lace covered the fit and flare silhouette. Rhinestones adorned the beaded belt and edged the neckline, and a row of covered buttons enhanced the back of the gown. The bride carried a natural-style bouquet of eucalyptus, peach peonies, cream roses and hypericum berries.

Nikki Janes of Roaring Gap was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Raygan and Kelli Casstevens of North Wilkesboro, Katie Sexton of Jefferson, Lakyn Booker of Mount Airy, Ronda Boykin of North Wilkesboro and Jamie Tolliver of Wilkesboro.

Ring bearer was Grayson Casstevens, brother of the bride. Flower girl was Maloreigh Wade.

Rick Anderson served as best man for his son. Ushers were Nathan Handy of Boomer, Andrew Warren of Millers Creek, Cameron Waddell of North Wilkesboro, Ryan Sexton of Jefferson, Dan Sawyers of Hillsborough and David Richardson of North Wilkesboro.

Bridget Merritt directed the wedding ceremony. Kevin and Angie Anderson, cousins of the groom, attended the guest register.

Following a road trip through Germany, with stops in Munich, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Ulm and Fussen, the couple is residing in Wilkesboro.


A reception was held in honor of the bridal couple in the ballroom of Sky Retreat. Wildflowers entwined with mercury glass candles for a soft glow, adorned the tables. A large outdoor cross, also adorned with wildflowers, was a focal point for the wedding.

Guests were served chateaubriand with bernaise sauce, spinach-stuffed chicken, salad and seasonal vegetables.

Holly Brewer assisted with the wedding cake. Blake Sebastian and his staff assisted with the meal. C.J. Ballard provided vocal and guitar music during the cocktail hour and was disc jockey during the reception. Wildflower Florals assisted with the flowers for the wedding and reception. Amber Adams assisted with the photography.

Prenuptial events

The prospective groom’s parents, Rick and Pam Anderson, were hosts for a rehearsal dinner honoring the bridal couple.

Katie Sexton, sister of the prospective groom, was hostess at a bridal brunch at Tart Sweets Bakery in Winston-Salem.

Bridal showers were given in honor of the couple by Angie Anderson at Zion Hill Baptist Church and Nikki Janes, maid of honor, at Elkin Creek Winery.Read more at:Pink Bridesmaid Dresses | red bridesmaid dresses

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Aerospace, fashion find interdisciplinary future


(Photo:bridal dresses)In the advent of this new space age, people who wish to travel out to space should start thinking of how their lives are going to be like beyond Earth’s atmosphere. While aerospace technology is gaining ground with the recent SpaceXannouncement, there is one earthly aspect of life to consider in these endeavors: fashion.

Where people do not feel sunlight or the wind in their faces, “what would lifestyle be like in an entirely artificial environment?” Lee Anderson asked.

Anderson, the founder of the community Fashion and Aerospace for Advanced Realities and fashion brand Starkweather, asked this question in the presentation, “Interdisciplinary Future: The intersection of fashion and aerospace” at Pivotal Labs in Cambridge on Thursday.

As an interdisciplinary forum, the event was held to bring forth a dialogue based on FAAR’s goal: to join the forces of innovation between design and STEM to optimally project how interplanetary lifestyle and wellbeing will look like.

However, Anderson thinks the role of fashion in space wear will go beyond trendsetting the edgiest looks on runways and into technical collaborations.

“I can definitely see that happening in the near future, SpaceX partnering with Chanel, and these two logos launching off into space,” Anderson said in an interview.

This interdisciplinary future between space and fashion will anticipate an upsurge in the hybridization of roles and jobs. Standing at the forefront of their “hybrid jobs,” all four panelists invited to the discussion are interdisciplinary designers who meld multiple skillsets to invent sustainable and innovative products that solve problems.

One of the panelists, industrial designer Julianne Gauron said in an interview, “[interdisciplinary collaborations] should be a circular conversation that is supportive.”

A former New Balance apparel developer, Gauron has spent her career creating wearable technology by consulting between sports, health and fashion clients.

“There’s always going to be something you don’t know what to do, that makes you willing to learn,” Gauron said.

One of the risks, yet perks of being an interdisciplinary designer that she said is to learn to get comfortable with discomfort.

To get to the peak of their careers now, all of the panelists did not have smooth-sailing journeys.

“The path is not always linear,” Yuly Fuentes-Medel, who is the founder and CEO of Descience, said on the panel. Initially fascinated with the brain, Fuentes-Medel transitioned from neuroscience to “remaking the innovations happening” for a commercial space, she added.

For Danielle Ryan, another panelist, she said she grew interested in the functionality of fashion after graduating from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in fashion design. After kicking off her career with Reebok and New Balance, Ryan now focuses on “wearable robotics to mimic human walking,” she said to the audience.

With interdisciplinary design, lifestyle products should not prioritize the mechanics too much, but more to how people feel about it.

Another panelist Michael Lye, who is a professor and NASA coordinator at the Rhode Island School of Design approaches his projects through a “human-centered design,” he described to the audience.

Lye discussed how even NASA prioritizes human empathy over practicality by building windows for its spacecraft instead of replacing them with cameras to view outside.

“Technology is a mechanism, but it is not the role,” Gauron added in the interview.

Elizabeth Saint Germain, 23, of Medford, graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and now works in an adhesives manufacturer company Bemis. She attended the event and offered advice for college students who aspire to become interdisciplinary designers.

“Don’t be afraid to take the risk, the worst thing that can happen is that you just have to do more research and try again,” she said.

All four of the panelists, as well as Anderson and Germain, are interdisciplinary designers who constitute the ideal workforce that the intersecting industry between aerospace and fashion is looking for.

Through this dialogue, Anderson aims for spacesuits one day to be esteemed as high-end tuxedos.

“When you put on that suit [spacewear], you feel awesome and you want to go into space,” he said. “We want to give that feeling to people to get them energized about this industry.”Read more at:wedding dress brisbane

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2 ways you can use castor oil for healthy, beautiful eyes

Have you ever used castor oil to lengthen your lashes or to beautify your eyebrows? If you have grown up in India, chances are that you may have tried this old grandma’s remedy for hair growth. Prized for its supposed hair-growth properties, folk medicine commonly recommend using this nutritious oil to stimulate hair growth on bald patches and on eyebrows and eyelashes for thick, luxuriant growth. Whether they actually help in hair growth is open to debate. But the uses of castor oil doesn’t end there. There are other ways in which you could harness the benefits of this amazing oil for skin care and health. One of the lesser known uses of castor oil is for preserving the beauty and health of your eyes. It’s inexpensive and commonly available at most medical stores. But if you really want to optimise its benefits, use the chemical-free, cold pressed variety of the oil. Here are two tried-and-tested ways in which you could use castor oil to preserve the health and beauty of your precious eyes.

It cools the eyes

Castor oil is traditionally known as a gentle, effective oil brimming with health benefits. If your eyes are overworked and tired, try this quick castor oil massage. Take a few drops of the oil and gently massage your eyelids with it in a circular motion. Similarly, use the oil to massage your under eye areas in an outward motion. If the oil is too viscous for your liking, you can always dilute it with a few drops of almond oil. This also works well for those who wear eye makeup. But you can always massage your tired eyes with castor oil just before bedtime. If you work for long hours, staring at the computer screen, the cooling oil will soothe your eyes and restore its health. Apply it around your eye and under eye areas for best results.

It helps moisturise your under eye areas

Did you know that the first signs of aging almost always shows up around the eyes? Your under eyes are delicate areas of your facial skin that are prone to early wrinkles and damage. Crows feet and fine lines add years to your appearance, sometimes making you look older than you are. Here’s how your eyes are making you look older. And if you don’t moisturise the area well enough, the wrinkled appearance can worsen.You need to take utmost care to ensure that you don’t end up damaging this fragile skin. You can mitigate the situation to a certain extend by using castor oil. Castor oil is a moisturising oil which is also quite gentle on the under eye skin. Treating your eyes to a refreshing castor oil massage should be a ritual every night before hitting the bed. Since it is a viscous oil, you don’t have to worry about it spreading to the rest of your face.Read more | bridesmaid dresses

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Pakistani bridal brand Élan showcases its sumptuous new collection

With wedding season soon to be upon us, Pakistani brand Élan showed off its latest bridal offering, “Champs de Patchouli,” at a glamorous event this month.

Opting out of the traditional fashion week line up for the second year in a row, Élan, which has fans across the globe due to its ethereal and ornate take on bridal wear, invited the industry for what turned out to be an opulent yet intimate night of matrimonial glam.

The collection itself was true to Élan’s aesthetic, which ties in modern sensibilities of design with the reimagining of classic wedding silhouettes like the peshwas, lehngas and shararas we know so well. Ensembles embellished with pearls, thread work, and adornments of dabka and gota met with hand painted and 3D embellishments upon dreamy organzas, nets and tissues.

Models glided across a glass topped pool, with the backdrop of shelves filled with candles and hues of flora that complimented the color palette Élan has come to be known for.

Traditionally, fashion weeks are a hustle and bustle of chaotic energy from the red carpet to the war zone which is finding your seat; heading backstage only ups the ante with the tangible anxiety of months and months of hard work being laid out in a mere few minutes with only one chance to really get it right. Élan’s Khadijah Shah removed the havoc of juggling one’s own vision amidst so many others and honed in her own style.

“One of the main reasons I started doing solo shows was so I could have more creative control over the ambience and atmosphere of the show,” said Shah on why the design house chose to break away from showing at fashion week.

“The bridal attire we create is opulent and magnanimous in terms of design, detail and embellishment and they reflect best in an atmosphere that is more sophisticated and elegant than fashion week run-ways,” Shah continued. “This allows me to execute my vision in terms of set, ramp and choreography, creating a scene that was a manifestation of the Élan vision.”

It was a sentiment that was celebrated throughout the evening by guests — which included celebrities, designers, editors, friends and family — the solo show allowed the brand to present their clothes, their way. Similarly, those that attended seemed to be in agreement that the singularity of the show and the comfortable set-up removed the obligatory feel of attending fashion weeks where one wants to race to the end.

The show’s atmosphere, though ornate and polished, achieved a vibe that felt relaxed. Guests mingled before and after the presentation and closed out the event in high spirits with a night of dance, a benefit to hosting one’s own show on one’s own terms: “I love to have people around me and generally love to host my friends, family and colleagues. Having my own show allows me to do that; showcase a collection yet also host an evening that is pleasant and enjoyable for everyone. It gives me immense pleasure to know that attendees at my shows had a great (night), enjoyed the installation and went home happy.”Read more at:wedding dresses | wedding dresses melbourne

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Pakistani bridal brand Élan showcases its sumptuous new collection

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Top Catwalk Looks From Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo is almost at an end, and the nation’s best-known designers have taken to the catwalks of the Japanese capital to showcase their vision for Spring/Summer 2018. Here are five of the strongest looks so far.

Meiking NG

Athleisure was given a high-fashion twist at Hong Kong label Meiking NG, where a neon yellow mesh vest was given a playful drawstring waist and tutu-style peplum and teamed with slouchy grey joggers for a low-key look.

Hanae Mori

At Hanae Mori the focus was on vibrant color and swirling pattern, with layers piled up for an eye-catching look. Floaty culottes and kimono-style dresses made for graceful silhouettes that contrasted with the bold color palette.

Elza Winkler

Things took on an abstract tone at Elza Winkler, where this structured ruffled dress struck a perfect balance between the severe and the whimsical.

Heaven Please+

Hong Kong label Heaven Please+ focused on clashing prints and colors, pairing artistic, illustration-style embellishments with vibrant and unexpected ruffle details for a fun yet accessible aesthetic.

Dressed Undressed

Barely-there nude hues and sheer fabrics contrasted beautifully with tailored formalwear or slouchy, statement outerwear at DressedUndressed, resulting in a sophisticated aesthetic that combined a delicate, feminine approach with an urban utilitarianism.Read more at:wedding dresses | wedding dresses 2017

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Keeping in Mind Who the Wedding

There are so many people and factors that can make us lose sight of what the purpose and premise of a wedding is truly supposed to be about. Opinions, feelings, threats, people trying to vicariously live through you, people trying to impose their views on you. Over the years I have heard some shocking things, both personally and professionally. I remember being told, “This day is not about you.” There are few things in this life that I am adamant in my certainty of, but a wedding day being about the couple getting married is one of them. I have seen a non-religious parent pressure a non-religious child to have a religious ceremony to appease a religious parent, even though it was not in line with the beliefs of the couple getting married. I have seen mother’s pressure daughters into getting flowers they literally hate, because they are paying for them, and they are their personal favorite flowers. These are just a few examples, but you can see where this is going, and I could easily go on and on.

So, let’s start with what a wedding is. A wedding is simply a ceremony where two people unite in marriage. Customs and traditions vary greatly, and there is a great deal of personal preference as to what a couple incorporates into their ceremony and celebration. So, when it comes down to it, the wedding is about these two individuals, and these two individuals alone, making a commitment to each other, to unite in marriage. While most couples opt to share this happy moment with close family and friends, the ceremony and celebration are where things can start to slip out of the couple’s grasp, and cause a great deal of anxiety, conflict, unhappiness, and start to become a day that does not resemble what the couple imagined what it would be.

While it is true that many couples turn to their families to help them pay for the wedding, the families need to keep in mind that this is their children’s day, and that if their needs and wants are within budget, and within reason, they should let them have the day they had envisioned. This is about what makes them happy, not about reliving something you feel you missed out on, not about showing off to people in your life, and not about your personal taste. If the couple feels that there is too much interference, that their voices are not being heard, and that the day no longer resembles anything like what they had envisioned for themselves, they should seriously consider taking a step back and financing the wedding themselves. While this may change the scale and scope of wedding they can have, it may be well worth it to them in the end.

These days, with many couples waiting to get married at a later age, many are paying for the wedding themselves, which gives them complete control of decision making and tone for the day. You will also often see things go one of two ways. People will either go all out, thinking they are finally doing this and they are going to celebrate, or people being lower key, and keeping the genuine purpose of the commitment to one another in perspective.

The most important advice I give couples leading up to their weddings is this, do not let anyone else influence your feelings about the day or the commitment you are making to each other. The day is about the two of you, and nothing else, and no one else matters. Do not let anyone take away one second of happiness or joy from this experience that you have waited your whole life for. If someone is stressing you out, turn to your partner, ground each other, be each other’s touch stone, you are partner’s and that is what you are there for. This is one of your first tests to be there for each other, and it is supposed to be a day celebrating the joyous commitment you are making to one another, focus on that, and each other, and you will be off to an amazing start!Read more at:vintage wedding dresses | beach wedding dresses

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Meet Beck Wadworth of An Organised Life

Beck Wadworth of An Organised Life, the newest member of Vogue’s Spy Style Network, touches on how she turned her innovative blog into an e-commerce site, with her fashionably functional products now stocked in over 70 stores worldwide.

In your own words explain your job and aesthetic.

“As the director of An Organised Life I personally design all the products for the brand and oversee the sales and PR. I also manage the day to day running of the business including social media, blog posts, eccommerce, online orders, photoshoots, marketing, production, shipping, accounting and everything in between! Every day is different. I have also been lucky enough to personally work with multiple brands through my social media including VogueAustralia, Veuve Cliquot Rich, Georgio Armani, M.A.C, Mecca Cosmetica and this has also become part of my day to day routine and work load. Aesthetic wise, my personal style and my creative style is very clean and minimalistic. From my wardrobe which is refined and all about classic silhouettes, to my apartment which is all monochrome with clean lines and a touch of greenery — everything in my life is streamlined with this vibe. I’m a bigger lover of less is more.”

What does an average day look like for you?

“Each day is different but usually it looks like this. 6.30am: Alarm and check emails news in bed. 7.00am: Smoothie and check over to-do list followed by a walk around Bondi. Then, emails and urgent jobs. From 9am: I do online orders for AOL ready for the courier to collect. 11.00am: Usually shooting either in the office for AOL or out on the streets for a client. 1pm: Anything and everything from accounting, client meetings, designing new products, production and supplier meetings or feedback, planning photo-shoots, editing imagery, changing web banners, writing blog posts, attending events, working on my social media, designing EDM’s, invoicing, marketing and PR plans and ideas etc.

The one bad thing about running your own business is it’s 24/7 and you’re always so passionate about growing your baby that the days fly by in a second! Before I know it, it’s 8.00pm!”

How would you describe your personal style?

“Chic and understated.”

What’s your favourite thing about your chosen profession?

“Being organised just makes life easier! I love being able to help fast paced, successful people manage their busy lives through my products and content.”

What’s the most challenging?

“Getting the workload done on my own!”

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received and who was it from?

“Bec + Bridge [Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston] are two successful woman I always look up to – they have amazing advice and I have always taken it on board. The most memorable has been: Never stand still, and always move forward. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Trust your instincts and learn from your mistakes.”

Where do you see yourself in five years?

“Hopefully with an established brand that is found and followed across the world.”

What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow your career path?

“Be as hands-on as possible for the first year. Be prepared to work hard, trust your gut always, be patient and do your research.”

What would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?

“I always loved the idea of working for a magazine! Maybe interiors or fashion — something creative.”

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your career?

“That it’s a walk in the park. But the reality is different. You have to work very hard!”Read more | simple wedding dresses

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Festive & feisty

Manpriya Singh

It’s gonna take a lot of sequins and shimmer if you are going to ‘outshine’ the bright and sparkly Diwali. Go a little off-tangent and a dark shade outfit could just be the much-needed contrast to an already well-lit night. Carry on with that line of thought and the shades of summer (sorbet and pastels) need not be reserved for only the first three quarters of the year. Then there are the florals reinvented, as festive as summery.

A few Diwali outfit ideas borrowed from the tinsel town — dazzling enough to match up to the brilliance of the season, but not quite enough to be mistaken for a wedding in the family; although Alia Bhatt’s sharara with chikankari embroidery and pink kurta is captioned ‘wedding bells’ on the Insta page! The outfit by Manish Malhotra can easily transition from a pre-wedding event to festive-wear.

How about palazzos with a twist?

Festival time is usually equated with an anarkali, a lehenga or a saree. But dressy outfits need not be reserved to fabric-heavy silhouettes. Take the right cues and ditch the ethnic-wear, the way Kareena did with an all embroidered ensemble. Dressed in an Anamika Khanna outfit, she graced an award night looking festive enough in shimmery gold floor length cape. “You have to ensure two connecting and core elements while dressing up for Diwali or any of the Indian festivals for that matter. Your outfit has to be dressy enough to spell cheer and it has to have at least one Indian element. If you are wearing a dressy jumpsuit, ensure that it has Indian embroidery or motifs,” city-based designer Malvika Punj, who runs the label Mul, talks of balancing the outfit. She adds, “Or if you are already wearing a lehenga that is very Indian, make sure it is not heavily worked upon and is quite contemporary; for instance an off shoulder blouse or a cropped blouse.”

What better way to spell tradition than an all-over outfit in Benarasi brocade and yet be able to do away with dupatta? Dia Mirza is not just ‘wedding ready’ as declared by her on a social media account in the handcrafted Benarasi, but also festival ready. The options are open, the ideas are endless!Read more at:short wedding dresses |

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Where The Nerve Of Young Designers Was Infectious

You’d think the schizophrenia of the London Fashion Weekschedule would make for a hot mess. But while we now go back and forth between emerging designers and super brands several times a day, I found this London season to be as feisty as ever. In fact, the presence of the establishment, some of whom were visiting from afar – Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger and Versus – only served to highlight the infectious nerve of our young designers. In a Brexit world, the British fashion industry cemented a strong message of defiance this spring/summer 2018 season: at London Fashion Week there’s room for everyone. Fur protesters, too.

After a sequins-centric New York show run, on Saturday in London, Michael Halpern could finally claim the influence his way with sparkle has had on the season. Watching the turnout for his show held at the Palladium it’s incredible to think that the American designer is only on his second season. “Michael! There are sequins everywhere! This is all you!” I insisted after the show, which saw him develop his trademark sequins with new ideas of surface decoration – now on top of the sequins. “I think maybe other people are feeling the way I am?” a blushing Halpern answered bashfully.

What I loved about Saturday was that the excitement I felt at Halpern – that feeling of experiencing something new – was echoed at Burberry later that night. The way Christopher Bailey is rediscovering himself as a designer and phases in Burberry’s history once deemed taboo felt both authentic and emotional. Not least because he turned the volume up on the Pet Shop Boys’ Go West, which has new meaning in a Brexit world. Embracing the football community’s appropriation of the Burberry check, which took place some two decades ago, Bailey had many of us scrolling through his online store that evening, where the collection was already available to buy.

This was after we had made our way through the rather aggressive fur protest outside – even that felt rather kicky. The degree of verbal hostility (and reported spitting) towards fashion guests, however – even those not in furs – felt more like a demonstration against the fashion industry itself than its fur-using designers. The protesters re-emerged the next day at the Versus show, but Donatella Versace wasn’t in a furry mood. “What I think of young people today,” she said, “is they don’t feel a need to be over-dressed – just to play with their personalities.” When I spoke to 83-year-old Giorgio Armanibefore his show, he didn’t quite agree.

“Last night, I was having dinner at a very nice restaurant, Cipriani, but there was a group of women who came in, who were dressed impossibly,” Mr Armani said. What were they wearing? “Le tutto!” Everything. “And it didn’t really fit.” He argued that the fashion media encourages young people to overdress – and offered his Emporio Armani show that evening as an antidote. “I know what Mr Armani means because sometimes I see people – not necessarily in London, but everywhere – overdoing it. And I think less is more,” Tommy Hilfiger reflected when I put the question to him before his and Gigi Hadid’s show on Tuesday evening.

“Maybe there are people in London and all over the world, who dress like what they think they’re supposed to and what’s based on social media, and not necessarily what makes them happy,” Hadid observed. “I think Londoners dress for themselves, and I still see those people around London.” With her ghetto grunge collection for Hilfiger, she flew the nostalgic millennial flag that seems to hover over this season wherever we go, as exemplified in Burberry reclaiming its chequered past loved by the social media generation. Who are these elusive youngsters, and what do they want? Look at Hadid’s proposals and you might find the answer.

Or, head over to Molly Goddard, who opened her show with another millennial spokesgirl, Edie Campbell, who trotted down the catwalk with a drink and a cigarette in hand. Girly Goddard captures the free-spiritedness of her generation, and this season she framed it in more than supersized tulle skirts, making that all-important leap for a young London designer: moving it on. Her show reflected another source of excitement at London Fashion Week: the joy of seeing with our eyes the evolution of these new-generation designers we so support.

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi of Preen are the original example of the London success story, which a designer like Simone Rocha – with her young but highly lucrative business – now embodies. This season they all proved that authenticity and a beating heart gets you further in fashion than the industry’s reputation might suggest. Preen offered a poignantly political collection inspired by The Scarlet Letter and The Handmaid’s Tale, campaigning for a less suppressive world for their two young daughters to grow up in.

“We’re living in an anarchy time when people have lost faith in leaders and society,” Thornton told me. “We want women to deconstruct their own femininity and reconstruct it so they can be whatever they want.” Simone Rocha was doing it for the kids, too, in a collection based on the china dolls she grew up playing with, now inherited by her toddler daughter. And the play for childlike innocence didn’t stop there – Mary Katrantzou presented an entire collection adopting kids’ crafts in couture techniques. “That nostalgia is kind of your building block for where you are today,” she said.

No shows imprinted themselves more in my mind this weekend, however, than Richard Quinn and Erdem. Here, it was the subtext that did the talking. Quinn was given his first-ever show by Liberty, who made their heritage prints available to him for the exertion of his severely subversive approach to florals, gimp suits in tow. It was a proper London show: early and intimate and underground – a little fetish in the morning, with prominent attendance, too.

Erdem is used to the royal treatment, and this season he turned it around in one of his best collections ever (big words for this original fan), which imagined a swap of roles between Queen Elizabeth and Dorothy Dandridge in the Fifties. How could he get the sexual tension between the two poles so right? This was Erdem flexing his sub-textual muscle at its strongest, fusing the dainty glamour of the royal wardrobe with the seductive lure of Harlem’s jazz clubs. It was intensely beautiful. “We live in such weird times and I think this exchange between two different worlds felt really beautiful,” he said after the show, summing up his collection and the entire London Fashion Week in one sweeping sentiment.Read more at: |

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