History is imperative for fashion. Trends form trends that, in this case, started as a way of life. But the main reason I sat down to write this article was to explore the demand for certain prints over others. Fashion has explored only a small selection of prints over the years, and even then many repeat season after season.
It's here! Yes, my favourite time of year second only to the new season coming in - SALE. This Christmas has seen confirmation of what we could all see happening bit by bit - the very sensible practice adopted by our retail cousins in the USA of going into sale before Christmas.
Still stuck for gift ideas for your loved ones this Christmas? Running out of time? Then Swiss-made watchmakers Larsson & Jennings may be just the brand to look for.
Taking from the concept that nobody likes the Christmas jumpers knitted for them by their nan, we turned that idea on its head by creating the most sort after designs and weaved them into our creative process not just for the trendsetters of this festive season but well into 2014.
Myself & Lyrics4Lyrics Clothing have been releasing images from our collaborative Autumn/Winter '13 Lookbook throughout our respective social media outlets.
I've included a couple of non-ankle boot designs - in fact the thigh high Louboutins are pretty much as far as it's possible to get from an ankle boot - just because when I saw them, they made me drool a little bit.
If it all seems like the excitement of the New York fashion and street scene has lost its way, look again. The best collections so far have been clever in construction yet as above, fall away from the body to form a weightlessness that's fresh, real, and modern.
There's something about New Zealand Fashion Week that I just love. It is so relaxed. Only one show has run late so far (London Fashion Week learn from this!) guests arrive with champagne in hand, smiles on faces, there is much chit-chatting across the runway on the front row.
Opening the Autumn/Winter season of New Zealand Fashion Week was Twenty-Seven Names. From designers Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart, I've always loved this label, and it has a cult following across New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the United States and also now in the UK.
New Zealand Fashion Week is a rather chilled affair, it's great being FROW and catching up with some familiar faces. The shows are always a little bit quirky and very exciting so I am hoping for some more surprises this season with the Autumn/Winter collections.