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LFW 09 – Julian J Smith S/S2010 – Colour Block Party!

On|Off London Fashion Week 2009

Written by Matt Bramford

Instead of tucking in with the family for Sunday lunch, a healthy crowd viewed Justin J Smith's debut ready-to-wear collection.


Royal College of Art graduate Julian has previously worked with Roland Mouret, Jonathan Saunders and Erdem. Subsequently his debut collection was hotly tipped, and quite rightly so.

Drawing inspiration from the Op Art movement and the sixties in general, Justin's presented a collection of vivid colours. Cleverly reinterpreting the swinging sixties' smock and shift dresses, the act of teaming them with tailored jackets dragged the familiar shape into the present. High hemlines emphasised the legs.

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LFW 09 – Orschel-Read S/S2010 – ‘Tis Beauty Truly Blent

On|Off 180 The Strand, London

Written by Matt Bramford

“Are you here for Harriet’s Muse?” the lady on the door asks me. “No, Orschel-Read,” I say, dismissively. “Menswear,” I add, with a waft of the hand as my press […]


LFW 09 Cooperative designs S/S2010 Happy Birthday Bauhaus

Fashion Scout, Freemasons Hall, 20th September 2009

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Cooperative Designs presented their latest designs aboard a Bauhaus Chessboard and on entering the presentation hall I was greeted with delicious looking (and tasting) Bauhaus birthday cake. The collection titled […]