We have found ourselves knee-deep in London Fashion Week once again; and loving it as always! With our scouting hats on, we are as excited about seeing what the international showcase will bring, as well as our home-grown talents. M O S T W A N T E D
Bold, vibrant and theatrical
The style of London-based fashion designers is known to be eccentric and experimental, where anything goes. Their wares in the NJAL online shop are reflective of this. Ùna Burke has you strapped tight in her signature leather shoulder holster, studded and form flattering, while Claudia Ligari adds a more minimal yet equally striking style to the mix, with an ivory and white panelled long shift dress. East London's Fanny And Jessy work a classic denim jacket with a psychedelic print in purple and blue and mint green corduroy sleeves. And why not enhance a plain outfit with this raw and distintinctive stainless steel scale necklace from Fannie Schiavoni. Finally, menswear label Coeuroffer a unique take on menswear with a pop of deep red pattern and colour in a basic white shirt.
Following the insights Vogue Italia's Sara Maino gave us last week, we now turn the spotlight onto celebrity and fashion hairstylist, Panagiotis Papandrianos. This hair expert has worked his signature style - interesting textures with a smart twist - on many a model's head, and discusses with us the great sense of fulfilment he finds in the fast-paced whirlwind that is his schedule during the fashion weeks.
Bianca Batson feels right at home in rainy London, having chosen to live here over her hometown of sunny Brisbane in Australia. With a background in Fine Arts and Business, she is now studying womenswear design at Central Saint Martin's. There is a lot of depth behind her subtle, minimalistic style and trademark triangle silhouette. With her latest collection launched recently in our online shop, we are very excited to follow her progression over the seasons to come.
The fashion presentations continue in Milan from 20-26 February. Presenting a huge program of runway shows, after-parties and off-schedule events with the aim of promoting Italy's small and big labels to the world.