Saturday, 30 July 2011

Fashion Designers: Just how stylish are they?



I don't know what it is about me but I am fascinated by anything 'behind the scenes' - I think that comes from being a general nosey parker. Who can I blame for this? TV? Internet? Yeah, why not! Soooo anyway my latest bout of nosiness sprung whilst researching into AW11 trends. Casually browsing through Style.com's round up of ChloƩ and I noticed Hannah MacGibbon wearing the largest flares with the BIGGEST turn ups known to man. See below. And so a blog post was born...Fashion designers. They create the worlds most coveted clothes, but how stylish are they really?

Pheobe Philo for Celine.



Pheobe Philo. She's a bit of a big deal where fashion houses in Paris are concerned. She's worked for Stella McCartney, Chloe and now Celine. Here she is at the end of her AW11 catwalk show wearing a grey polo neck, black trousers and trainers. Sporty chic? Where are the heels?!

Here's what Pheobe made...



Diane Von Furstenberg



Ah Diane. Can't say I can fault her. She's sophisticated chic and so is her brand.

Here's what Diane (and friends) made...



Hannah MacGibbon for ChloƩ.

Flares. Weird wedge shoe things. I'm sorry but I could eat my dinner out of those trousers! In fact I could eat a whole weeks worth of dinner out of those trousers they are so large! Now here's the shocker. Check out what Hannah made...



Louise Gray.



Yaaaaaaay Louise Gray. She's crazy cool. Now here's a fashion designer whose personality shines through their collections.

Here's what Louise made...



Miuccia Prada for Miu Miu.



Bonjouuuurnoooo Miucciaaaa. (said in bad Italian accent) She made Bananas cool for Prada, and her sub label Miu Miu is one of my all time favourites - I would happily dress all winter long in this collection (could I afford it). Miuccia Prada has an old school glamorous style, it definitely shines through the collection right? Here's what she made...




Emma Hill for Mulberry.



I don't know much about Emma Hill. In fact, only after my nosing around have I learned of the designer behind Mulberry. She looks stylish enough, in a very relaxed way! I love love love Mulberry. Love love loveeeeeeeee. So naturally i love her too!

Here's what Emma made...



Alice Temperley.



Alice Temperley looks like a pirate. But still, a nice lady pirate with a stylish head on her shoulders. She definitely shows personality in her dress sense. It's just not as polished as her fashion label!

Here's what Alice makes...



Mary Katrantzou.



Yasas! Greek lady Mary Katrantzou, possible the most creative female in the London Fashion scene (in my opinion) is surprisingly plain and simple in the way she dresses. Always scene wearing black, if she's saving the colour in her life for her collections - then I have no qualms as they're bloody beautiful to look at!

Here's what Mary made...



Vivienne Westwood.



All hail the fashion queen. I don't really need to say anything here do i? Everyone knows Viv is completely punk from the way she dresses to the way she designs - wouldn't have it any other way!

Here's what Vivienne made...



Sonia Rykiel.



Twit twoo. Check out miss glamour (maybe Mrs? I'm yet to nose into the life of this french designer!) It's actually Sonia Rykiel's daughter Natalie!

Here's what Natalie and Sonia make...



So that was long! Did you like it? Share your favourite designer style. Can't believe I've missed Stella out. I'm practically in awe of her life, maybe I could make this into a two parts blog post...hmmmm....

Amelia xo

Footnote: Hola! Bonjour! Hello! Hi! I am officially a rubbish blogger, no post all week. Hopefully I've made up for it with this post :) Just wanted to say a big hello to everyone, as i know I'm a bit crap at doing that. By the way - I'm a lot more interactive on twitter - feel free to follow me if you miss me! I've been so busy at the moment interning in London (hence the lack of posts) and I will admit i am the worst at replying to comments - so I would love to here from you on Twitter, I'm constantly emptying my thoughts onto it! Lots of love!

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Love this post!
x

Susie said...

This was a great post, Amelia! So many of them do wear all black, don't they!

Rach said...

Loved this!x

rebecca said...

i think i like alice temperly's look best, it's always so interesting to see the designer take their bow at the end!

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

everyonescelebrity said...

Great post! Viv just kills it!

EVERYONES CELEBRITY

Laura. said...

great idea for a post :)

I often think most designers tend to keep it real simple and they don't really show the personality you'd expect them to show through their clothes.
I think Alice and Viv are my favourites here though.

LaraLainThatsMyName said...

The thing is .. they're so frigin' cool they can wear what the hell they want! They ARE fashion. They don't care what they wear because they are beyond cool! Love this post x

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

Oh my, they dont dress anything like I'd expect them too!

Helen, X
http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

sarahbetty said...

You're totally right, they really don't dress up that much. Maybe it's because all of their creativity goes into the designs, so there's little left for themselves?

Sarah Betty xx
http://www.sarahbetty.co.uk

Ana said...

Alice Temperley is my favorite ;)

Maria said...

great post, it's interesting seeing the people behind the designs! :)

Ninja said...

This is such a great post! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Alice. She's so stylish. Gosh :)And Viv just kills it every time!

Reading your blog is like reading a fashion mag :D

xxx Irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)