It's the most wonderful time of the year: London Fashion Week SS16 collection. The week that gives everyone in the fashion world an ever growing sense of excitement, as well as anxiety - it's like a tornado of everything you would ever want to know in fashion for the upcoming season which ends as quickly as it begins.
This year I was very lucky to be invited to the On/Off catwalk by Dyson (I know, you think vacuum cleaners may be random now, but wait until you get to the end of the post where I shall reveal all!). On/Off displays upcoming talent and this year, for me, those names were Syed Nisar, Marketa Martisova and Rubert Wun.
Syed Nisar displayed futuristic outfits with lots of glam and jagged edges - definitely haute couture or an investment piece for Lady Gaga. I'm not a huge fan of futuristic styles, but I can appreciate how sculptured the looks were - especially in the photo above where the model looks just like a giant glitter ball! But like the white dress above it - girls, you'll know what I mean when I say it looks like a stack of ladies pads. I'm just sayin'! I like to look at styles and trends that I can actually wear, but at the same time it's great to see how designs and fashion is developing.
This collection was my favourite - Marketa Martisova's models paraded down the catwalk in quirky colourful prints and appliqués. I loved the golden midi skirt, it looks incredible with a crisp white top and I would also pair it with some chunky heeled ankle boots for every day wear; also the kimono style dress with a printed apron is just love. I will be keeping my eye on Marketa Martisova because I think her designs will start appearing more often, and also because I am actually dying to get my hands on that printed kimono dress!
So from Rubert Wun I would like to bring your attention to the shoes - the gorgeous, futuristic style pointed courts won my heart over. Again, very 'out there' and definitely a statement accessory I think these beauties will make it onto the feet of celebs on the red carpet, equally they can be worn with a classic black shift dress for city sleek style. Other elements o f the collections included ruffled scuba skirts and sleeves, and shaded fabric.
So, as promised: Dyson has recently brought out a humidifier which is a pretty cool thing to have especially as the temperatures drop. Skin is affected by the dryness in the air when we whack our radiators on and one way to tackle is is the old fashioned (my nan told me to do this) 'put a glass of water on the radiator' way which doesn't actually really work unless you're in a tiny space. So this humidifier adds the much needed moisture back into the air which then helps skin stay moisturised, rather than going dry. This is particularly useful to people with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
I didn't know, but dry air is also a cause for viruses to enter our bodies more easily so that's why colds and flus are always about when the temperature drops - if you want to try and prevent that, try a humidifier and plenty of vitamins to keep viruses at bay.
It was so useful to see what other technologies Dyson has to offer other than vacuum cleaners - humidifiers, fans, lights and even pens. As a brand, they're always developing innovative products which make our lives easier.
PS - sorry about the sizes of the pictures guys, my laptop went all cray cray when exporting the files so a couple of them are slightly smaller than the others!!