Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Top Fashion Emails

A wide range of communications from press offices representing different brands and designers reach the e-mailbox of fashion journalists and bloggers on a daily basis. This is a selection of the top fashion emails, featuring in particular on the Autumn-Winter 12/13 collections.


These two looks from Costume National are elegant and sophisticated, ideal for urban landscapes and for women who are confident in their own skin. Deconstructed tailoring and unexpected layers work as a symbolic fortress, where the woman is guarded but powerful. 

"Fashion is a form of pleasure, it seduces the self and the others." Ennio Capasa, designer of Costume National

Lucas Hugh

New York's twilight energy inspired Anjhe Mules, the creative director of London-based Lucas Hugh label. The new collection features 3D images of the city's nocturnal skyline by renowned aerial photographer, Jason Hawkes, transforming athletic wear for the woman who loves fashion.  

"I wanted to celebrate the pulse and spirit of New York, one of my favourite cities." Anjhe Mules, Creative Director of Lucas Hugh

Liz Black

Liz Black is a celebrated Central Saint Martins graduate who has worked alongside Diane Von Furstenberg before setting up her own label. Inspired by the female empowerment of superheroines, her collection for next season accentuate the woman's natural curves and impound the sense of daring femininity.

Forget Me Not

Produced in Italy, Forget Me Not has a whimsical feel, the latest shaman collection features esoteric imagery, animals seen as totems within an enchanting reality. The designer - Coco - studied fine arts in Paris and is able to create a surprising visual narrative.

Teatum Jones

Catherine Teatum and Robert Jones are the designers behing the label Teatum Jones. After being chosen as one of the 10 finalists for the Fashion Fringe competition in 2009, they launched their debut womenswear collection the following year. Their style suits a romantic and feminine woman who is bold enough to stand out from the crowd. 

L.K. Bennett

I also have to mention an established and accessible luxury brand - L. K. Bennett - founded by Linda Bennett in London in 1990. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has worn the same pair of L.K. Bennett nude shoes on many occasions. The appreciation is mutual, she seems to be an inspiration for next season's collection. 

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