Having looked through this years Fashion Week Street Style Trends, we have selected our top 5 looks to get you through this winter.
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As September comes to an end, we cant help but look back on the strong line of designers featured at this seasons LFW. Ever wanted to recreate these looks within your own wardrobe? Read more on how you can slay this Autumn with your favourite pieces from Nordic Poetry as we look into our favourite collections of the year.
What is there not to love about 93 year old Grand Dame of Fashion and certifiable 'It Girl', Iris Apfel? In London town to premier the new documentary on her life, Iris, directed by the legendary Albert Maysles, the renowned and fabulous fashion icon, a lover of the brightest colours and boldest accessories, shares her life and fashion philosophies.
Fashion Designer, collaborative Artist, and also a French Marquis, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has a vibrant career that has spanned 45 years, and continues to soar to new heights each year! He pioneered the bold cross between Fashion and Art, and as such, his idiosyncratic and innovative creations are a fun mix of bright colours and pop culture references, occasionally feature toys and always have a sense of humour. He has been inspired by and collaborated with many renowned artists over the span of his career, and has been exhibited in countless galleries and museums across the world, such as the V+A in London and the Fashion Museum of Paris.
Our Nordic Crush of the month is on super-babe Gala Gonzalez, of Amlul.com fame! The Spanish-born, London based fashion blogger, DJ, designer, model, stylist and all round it-girl has our hearts a-flutter with her effortlessly cool style, which we think is very on-point with our own Nordic aesthetic! When not roaming the streets of Shoreditch, the Spanish beauty travels the world representing and collaborating with brands such as Superga, YSL, Cartier, Ellie Saab and Mango; regularly sits front-row at major fashion shows, and gets snapped by the street style papz - her constantly changing, yet always classic looks providing inspiration for the fashionable all around the world.
With wimbledon fever gripping London, we are reminded of the coolness factor of the simple, understated tennis skirt – the perfect answer to your summer wardrobe woes. A timeless item to have in your closest, the classic tennis skirt has made it’s way from practical court-side get-up to mainstream fashion culture.
It’s that wonderful time of year again, when party-goers descend upon their Glastonbury’s, Isle of Wight’s and Secret Garden Parties in full festival spirit. Each year, we take our festival fashion cues from the Queens of Coachella and Glastonbury; Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Florence Welsh, Gigi Hadid, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Hudgens! Whether you’re going for whimsical 1970’s boho vibes with fringed suede, a flowy top and elaborate flower crown, or your look is a little more grunge, a-la Kate Moss and her leather trousers, circa 2008 Glastonbury - Nordic Poetry have got all the goods to have you kitted out in style.
After it’s well educed coma, we’ve successfully revived the 70’s. We welcome back suede skirts, denim dresses, cotton crop tops, flared jeans, platform shoes, loose fitting Indian summer dresses. London is definitely excited for this summer’s reunion.
Many names flew about during the “Swinging Sixties”, however one name proved predominant over all others, Raymond ‘Ossie’ Clark. Ossie was a young fashion designer that made his mark with his elegant and feminine gowns. He considered women to be goddesses and his ability to capture the beauty of a woman’s silhouette within the realm of fashion put him in great demand. Manolo Blahnik had once said "He created an incredible magic with the body and achieved what fashion should do - produce desire"
This month one of the fashion spheres top bloggers from New York, Luanna (or Le Happy), did a piece on her new Nordic Poetry clothing, featuring some ultra cute daisy dungarees and one of our stonewashed Levi's denim jackets . Luanna’s style blog has become an internet sensation, even with her own t-shirt at Topshop. We asked her a few questions so we could try and get a few fashion tips!
Basketball jerseys are the new retro fashion statement. Ultra 90’s and hitting all the sports trend buttons, basketball jerseys are the easiest and coolest item for summer. Due to the length of these jerseys, it means that girls can wear them as dresses for summer, or with some denim cut offs. For guys it’s a simple and laid back look which can be also be worn year round, just team with jeans or shorts!
The 90’s is having a huge fashion revival at the moment, and one of the biggest trends which can be seen at the moment is high waisted jeans. They can be both flattering and completely the opposite if not styled correctly and you are in dangerous territory of looking frumpy or like your mum in her gardening jeans. The easiest, and most flattering, way of styling them is have them tight at the hips, but not so tight at the waist that they are cutting in and creating an unflattering silhoutte. High waisted jeans are actually quite comfortable, but only once you find the one, the one pair that fits you like a glove and moves with you. Some pairs cut in all the wrong places and can be extremely uncomfortable if they have to be worn higher!
So. Its gonna be a good summer for fashion….overall. Sorry i had to get that out the way but utility fashion is set to be mega this spring/summer 2013 especially dungarees and its about time! Durable, comfortable, convenient, and a statement they are the perfect piece to play in the park for girls and boys.
Up and coming artist LeaLea Jones was recently photographed by Scott Smith, of Design Vertigo, for German magazine Tail wearing exclusive Nordic Poetry clothing. Having recently finished her debut album, set for release in September 2013, LeaLea is well on the way to becoming a music sensation. Her music has a cinematic feel, with plenty of big brass, bass and mellow jazz vocals.
Japanese fever has reached the western fashion market. People looking to create an interesting and unique outfit have grown bored of the endless blue jeans and t shirt fashion from the west and are now looking to the east for colourful and beautiful silks. The most instantly recognisable of all Japanese fashions has to be the Kimono. This is a classic piece of clothing which dates back to the 16th century, which was then referenced to as a kosode.
If there’s one trend to emerge from these past fashion weeks, its the grunge fashion. As a recurring trend, its up there with floral’s in spring and nautical's in summer. It's a trend that winter can't seem to do without. Dark colours, leather, plaid shirts and denim are the staples and this is what makes it so easy to wear. Saint Laurent at Paris Fashion Week showed a huge influence from 90's grunge.
This week is the last of the four fashion weeks, finalizing in the fashion capital, Paris. The big designers, such as Chanel and Saint Laurent (formally Yves Saint Laurent) all show here in dazzling style. Saint Laurent swayed towards a 90's grunge look for A/W 13 with plaid shirts and black sheer fabric. Chanel on the other hand used high neck tweed coats with fluffy hats in teal and pink and thigh high boots in patent leather. Here's a pick of our favourite looks...
Simone Rocha’s simple and elegant catwalk show displayed beautiful pink dresses, sheer skirts and faux fur Leopard print, whilst Vivienne Westwood went her usual individual way and painted models faces with clown-like make up. Starting with bold stripes and developing into knee length leather skirts and loose t-shirts.
This week saw Fashion Week return to London for the Autumn/Winter 2013-14 shows. The much anticipated Tom Ford show saw a beautiful array of colours in embroidered fabrics, with elaborate fur trimmings and sequin boots in bright cobalt blues and neon pinks. Meanwhile, Giles showcased a beautiful collection of dresses in sultry colours. Starting with off white and developing through pretty pinks, into golds and black. The level of craftsmanship in both these shows is something to be admired and desired...