The first week of December is all about newness, from the first mulled wine (of many) to sartorial prep for the inevitable onslaught of party season. In the spirit of newness, the annual Fashion Awards - held on December 2nd - never fails to inspire our future wardrobe. From Matty Bovan to our new favourite female design duo - meet (and shop) Generation Next, who are up for British Womenswear Emerging Talent. Who do you think will take home the prize?
The look: London-based designer, Rosh Mahtani, takes inspiration from literature to create antique-style medallion necklaces to baroque pearl drop earrings. The cult accessory brand to know: loved by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olivia Wilde and team BURO. (obvs).
The look: Meet the OTHER Fanning sisters: Melbourne-born, London-based twins Laura and Deanna want to re-write the rules of womenswear. According to the pair, ‘we want her to see herself as a heavenly being [inspired by Greek astrology muse Urania] rather than the image transposed by man.’ In two words: futuristic grunge.
The look: Acid colours, granny-chic, avant-garde shapes and sci-fi inspiration: Matty Bovan’s collections put the fun back into fashion. The Central Saint Martins alumni’s ‘hope and fear’ collection for SS20 put a fresh spin on utility wear, referencing hospital garms, pressure suits and workman jackets. Maximal impact.
The look: The Brit designer has been vocal about how we must face up to the climate crisis. Her ethereal SS20 collection featured sustainable processes, created using organic cotton, re-appropriated deadstock fabric and biodegradable buttons.
The look: You’d be hard-pressed to find a fashion editor who is not madly in love with Rejina Pyo’s designs. Balloon sleeves? Colour-blocking? Instagram cat-nip at its very best.
Check out the full Fashion Awards 2019 nominations here - with the winners to be announced on 2 December held at the Royal Albert Hall.
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