Fashion is a part of expression, we use it to show our true personalities. We can use it to voice our opinion, start a movement or simply just make an ultimate fashion statement. Fashion week around the world brings people together to simply enjoy in the Art of Design and creativity.
The runway is a place of displaying that Art worldwide. With the current technology, we have front row access at our fingertips to be apart of viewing the future trends without actually being in the room.
The fashion that hits the runway will set the tone for every single fast fashion brand to imitate and make it affordable to everyone. I have always been a true believer in mixing luxury fashion items with affordable clothing. Investment pieces help build a strong wardrobe collection and affordable items keep it updated consistently.
Autumn/Winter is a fun season to play around with layers. The fall colours that are hot right now; are chilli pepper red, guacamole green, fruit dove pink, sugar almond and dark cheddar all scream Autumn.
Amongst the sea of colour, what caught my eye during London Fashion Week, quite frequently appeared the classic prints that have been modernised to the current styles of today with a twist. The Houndstooth pattern has always been one of my favourite print designs, in all variations. Displayed for next year 2020 and our current season AW19. Alexander McQueen have an elegant small houndstooth print, 100% wool tulip sleeved midi dress for £ 1,540.
Gucci have a large print houndstooth cotton and wool mix pencil dress with removable cape, which I think is a fantastic feature that can allow you to rewear the item without it looking like the same dress. It will cost you slightly more at the price of £ 2,650 but it is like buying two dresses in one. So a worthwhile investment item.
If you are looking for an affordable version of the classic houndstooth print, then ZARA have a gorgeous long dress with a round neckline in the front and v-neckline in the back with a very elegant calf split for only £59.99. This dress accentuates your curves in all the right places.
The ultimate best buy out of my four recommendations, which I have rocked personally during London Fashion Week is from Stradivarius for only £15.99, the trim around the neckline and pocket area, create a more luxurious finish to the garment. It was mind-blowing how reasonably priced this item was, considering how well it is made. It is a perfect example, that you can be on trend and rock the latest fashion whatever your budget.
The classic houndstooth pattern is a duotone textile pattern characterised by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes. It is named “houndstooth” because the creators believe that the pattern resembles dogs teeth. I think you can really see the similarities in the larger design. Houndstooth on the runway, recently appeared in the Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2020 Collection. I love the lines, the layering and the contrast of colours in this look.
The bold large houndstooth print, that is done so well by the one and only Chanel in the Fall-Winter 2019/20 runway show, the classic pattern was displayed in many creative variations. They paid a real tribute, to the late Karl Lagerfeld who will never be forgotten for his true talent and contribution to Fashion.
I believe the power of a garment can change how you carry yourself, your mood when wearing it. We select clothing with not only our eyes but how the fabric feels. Wear fashion that makes you feel good and look great.
Be bold this Autumn/Winter and don’t be afraid to wear print, fashion is meant to be seen.
by PRECIOUS MUIR
Photo Credit Rita Askar