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Brighton Fashion Week Pt 2

28 Jun
Last week, I posted about my time at Brighton Fashion Week, but it wasn’t all hard work on the front row for Fiona and I. We took a stroll down to the pier to experience a stereotypical Brighton day, avec our homies Steph from Deer Brains and Mariana from Sketchbook. If something was on the list of things to do whilst in Brighton, we did it. Hanging out on the pier? Check. Hogging the deckchairs? Done. Chips on the beach? Oh yes. Riding on the carousel? You betcha. I attempted to take outfit posts on the beach, it wasn’t a good idea! Fiona’s vintage skirt was definitely a good idea though, especially as it matches with the graffiti we found scattered all over town.

I absolutely adore the skirt I wore, which is from Miss Selfridge. I was in store just browsing to kill time but just had to have it. I’ve been a big fan of semi sheer skirts for a while but the asymmetric cut of this skirt made me want it instantly. As it was a bright, sunny day, I paired it with a shocking pink sheer top from New Look. I adore the huge sequins, I kept the accessories simple and just wore a subtle necklace from Gogo Philips with it. Again with the matching, I wore a brown vintage belt and brown heels from Asos. 


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Brighton Fashion Week

23 Jun
A couple of weeks ago, Fiona and I headed down to Brighton to check out the  shows at Brighton Fashion Week. Now in it’s second year, the event celebrates innovative design and has expanded from a weekend event to a full-on five week fashion extravaganza with a VIP launch party, fashion shows, stalls, street style and modelling competitions and pop-up events and installations across the city. We headed up on the Saturday to check out the ready-to-wear show. There were some great designers showcasing their design skills but two collections in particular really stood out to me – Eva Cammarata and Design OJT.

Eva Cammarata’s tailored knitwear collection immediately commanded my attention. When I think knitwear, I tend to think of casual, slouchy knits and big comfy knits, the sort that make you want to snuggle up in front of an open fire with a mug of Earl Grey. Eva’s collection featured fine knits and tailored shapes in bright, zingy colours contrasted with cool neutrals. My favourite piece was the all in one. 

Olivia Tullett’s collection, Design OJT, was also a favourite as there were two very different aesthetics derived from her theme of Heaven and Hell. The first part of her collection featured pretty taffetta crushed and draped, forming a pretty ballerina-esque look. In stark contrast, the second half featured corsetry and lingerie-inspired pieces for an edgy twist.