Fashion

TellusFashion Designer Showcase

On 21st November 2011, the fashion world descended on the prestigious Porchester Hall for an evening of glamorous, stylish and sometimes avant-garde fashion design. The venue, which has been used for London Fashion Week shows in the past, exuded with the elegance and luxury that epitomizes the TellusFashion brand. Chandeliers...
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SS12 Trends: 1930’s

It is the 1930’s, the economy is still reeling from the Great Depression, Jazz music is floating out of every bar and club across Britain and America and the Art Deco movement reigns supreme. Geometric skyscrapers made from steel structures that reflect in the shiny sheet glass windows are punctuating...
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Introducing the Designer Pudsey Collection

‘Children in Need’ occurs every year and every year we are faced with the traditional ‘Children in Need’ mascot of a simple, yellow teddy bear named Pudsey. Not anymore! Gone are the days of soft yellow fur and a spotty bandage to cover Pudsey’s right eye. Now, Pudsey is demanding...
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London Fashion Week Summary

On the final day of womenswear at London Fashion Week, the Semple team headed over to the exquisite Somerset House to view the exciting SS12 collections featured during this London Fashion Week. The intimacy of the exhibitions, most notably the ability to touch and examine each piece at close proximity,...
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A Vogue Night Out To Remember

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out kicked off in London last week, for the third year in a row. Brainchild of the Vogue U.S. editor Anna Wintour, it was one of the many international destinations taking part in the fashionable festivities. Here at Maggie Semple HQ, we decided we were certainly not...
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A/W 2011 Trends: Jewel Tones

The coming A/W 2011 season encapsulates the allure of the 1940s and 1960s sophistication in collections that ooze femininity. What better way to accentuate these elegant trends than with a decadent palette of jewel tones and shimmering fabrics? Leaving the neon shades of summer behind, this season is set to...
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Fifties, Fashion and Emerging Feminisim

Women and style take a prominent place at The Collyer Bristow Gallery this summer, where their current exhibition features some interesting interpretations of 1950’s fashion through a diverse range of iconic and modern artwork. Perhaps one of the 1950’s most renowned fashion photographers, John French’s work is featured throughout the...
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Highlights from Scoop

On Tuesday 9th August the Semple team visited the Scoop Tradeshow located at the iconic Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road in Chelsea. Organiser Karen Radley’s decision to host this premium womenswear and accessories Tradeshow within such a prestigious and contemporary space was extremely savvy. The brands appear to have...
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A/W 2011 Trends: Sixties sophistication

Nostalgia is prevalent across the catwalks this coming season and while many designers have chosen to channel the elegance of the 1940s, another key trend to emerge from the A/W 2011 collections is a return to the 1960s. Disregard any thought of retro paisley prints and frilly necklines however, this...
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A/W 2011 Trends: Forties Elegance

Arriving in store as early as May, the A/W Pre-Collections sit juxtaposed with marked down summer dresses, last minute purchases for anyone lucky enough to escape the rather miserable summer and venture to warmer climates. Increasingly designers are expanding upon these mid-season collections and in many instances they are becoming...
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Stella McCartney A/W 2011 Preview

Last night, premium retail destination Harvey Nichols presented an intimate yet exquisite preview of Stella McCartney’s A/W 2011 collection, which will no doubt be a serious contender to take numerous style conscious women through the autumn and festive period. Acquired by the Gucci Group in 2001, the label has become...
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