Tuesday, 23 September 2014


Tricia Guild "opened" this autumns London Design Week, part of London Design Festival, with breakfast for the press at her flagship store in Kings Road. Here she is in full action telling us how she and her team work with mood boards when creating new collections, patterns and fabrics. The new collection in full of greens and blues, a truly Mediterranean look!

Designers Guilds latest collection, "Madhuri" has, contrary to the Indian name, a Mediterranean feel to me. Lots of blues and greens and, according to Tricia herself, with masculine and more subtle patterns and colours. 

Across the road from Designers Guild on Kings Road (Osborne & Little) the famous fashion designer Matthew Williamson showed his latest collection for interior fabrics. Also in very "Mediterranean" colours and with his flowery patterns with birds and butterflies etc. Fresh and summery!

Matthew Williamson for Osborne & Little with fresh seaside colours and "flying" wallpapers with dragonflies.

Pastels and blues (as in blue colours not the mood) were very frequent this autumn. And often with a mix of patterns. This was shown at Focus at Chelsea Design Centre. Powder blue and pink together was a reoccurring theme!

Friday, 19 September 2014


Yellow is still a big colour in interiors and fashion for the coming year or so. This lovely soft footstool in velvet was shown yesterday at Tent/Super Brands in Brick Lane, London.

More from Super Brands... The trends with lighting is to have more than one hanging from the ceiling. Together like this this or hanging more symmetrically side by side. Super Brands/Tent at Brick Lane just now!

New talents from Ireland(Katie Hession) shown here in this practical and nice looking dining table and bench with a geometrically pattern rug. At Super Brands/Tent in Brick Lane. More from London Design Week to come!

Thursday, 18 September 2014


Tricia Guild at Designjunction with Designers Guild RAW, their plains! And she was as always very fashionable and friendly!

Linafurniture from Slovenia had made these versatile balls...were found in one of the common relax areas of 100% Design.
To help sick children to have their wishes come true 10 designer (from interior designers to fashion) were asked to decorate a iconic chair from Ercol and an equal iconic table lamp from Anglpoise. Shown in a sea of balloons at Designjunction! More from #LDF tomorrow.

Paul Smith was asked to redesign one of Anglepoise basic table lamps. Here are the result! Decorative!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Frills, here in sheer materiel. Two of the biggest trends for SS15 is just frills and sheer see through materiel. Grey will also be a big colour next spring and summer. Lovely feminine dress by Bora Aksu.

Burberry continues to surprise with bold colours and designs. Here are their answer to the jeans jacket and sheer skirt! Sunny and yellow worn with flat sandals.

The 60-ies and 70-ies continues to inspire. Baby doll dress with cowboy boots in green! A brave and cool mix, it works! Felder & Felder.

More inspiration from the 70-ies. Sheer patterned shirt/blouse with flared trousers with high waist. The difference is that in the 70-ies the top was very tightly fitted! Matthew Williamson.

Meadham Kirchhoff surprised with a collection of colourful and deconstructed fashion. From punk to Les Misérables... They seem to have taken over from Vivienne Westwood...It will be interesting to see what will happen here in the future...

Peter Pilotto surprised with av dark collection with a black base and with inspiration from the deep forests. Here his answer to the greek/roman trend with asymmetric skirt. Tomorrow a bit more from LFW but now I will start my Interior Design week by visiting Designjunction at The Old Sorting Office in Holburn and that will be the start for me of London Design Festival. See you tomorrow!

Sunday, 14 September 2014


Orla Kiely showed her spring and summer collection at the vinyl factory in Covent Garden. Happy spring flowers that made me think of Mary Quant (1960-ies) and also fashion from the 1970-ies. Happy, girly and young at heart.

More happy colours with over the knee lengths trousers, shopping bag in bright yellow with Orlas key pattern and fun shoes for Clarks!

Even the cupcakes had flowers on them!

Mariana Jungmann was one of the new designers shown at Fashionscout and that had a lot of attention. It even made the cover of The Times Magazine yesterday! Strict and elegant with a crazy twist in white, browns and beige. Look out for this girl! More later...

Saturday, 13 September 2014


Paul Costello returned to LFW with a young and at luxurious collection of coctaildresses and citywear in italian jacquards and silk. Baby Doll and Audrey Hepburn came to mind!

Baby Doll dress in summer coloured italian jacquards. Sweet and fresh.

"Birds-nest" hairdo. Deconstructed 60-ies. Girly and elegant at the same time!

Shorts-skirt and short jacket, again very inspired from the 1960ies. Young and fresh and not for the over 50-ies!

Thursday, 11 September 2014


CARA Delavigne at Topshop now at Oxford Circus. She will certainly be busy from tomorrow with London Fashion Week starting at Somerset House and Freemasons House. Watch this space for more this week!