Leutton Postle

Luxury knitwear label Leutton Postle is comprised of long‐time friends and collaborators Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle. The pair met at Central Saint Martins in 2005 on their BA.

On completion of her studies, Stockport native Sam worked in knitwear innovation in Shanghai before returning to London to work as an independent designer. Jenny was raised in the Wolverhampton before moving to London to study at Central Saint Martins. Her MA collection was bought by leading boutique Browns Focus and has garnered universal praise from the international fashion press. This prompted her to join forces with Sam to form Leutton Postle in 2011.

Leutton Postle draws on a range of influences to create wearable, craft-led collections that are unlimited by trends. Their design approach freely embraces colour, unusual surface texture and rich pattern to create beautifully offbeat knits for women. Leutton Postle represents a labour of love and a shared creative vision that can be seen in the extraordinary attention to detail in each garment.
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Typical Freaks AW15

Typical Freaks was created by design duo Seun Ade-Onojobi, a Central Saint Martins graduate, and Sonia Xiao, a London College of Fashion graduate, who merged their creativity together to create a unique collection. The brand produce everything in the Uk and the garments are hand painted.

And I remember where I have seen this brand for the first time: It was actually on ASOS Marketplace, where they sold a couple of dope fashion pieces for females. Started from the bottom now you guys here…

Their debut collection for AW15 has taken inspiration from an alternative play on dog pageants. Drawing initial inspiration from famous streakers such as the infamous Erika Roe from the 1970’s as a starting point. To counterbalance a seemingly conservative and reserved outward appearance the Typical Freaks designers explored themes throughout this collection such as exhibitionism, anarchy and nudity.

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Pictures via Typical Fraks

 

Julian Zigerli SS16

Julian Zigerli presented his Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, overtaking a public park to stage a guerrilla fashion show. All the guests were informed about the secret location via text message earlier the day. And the idea of a secret fashion show is the dopest thing ever. And thank God the spot was next to my hotel…

Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, Julian Zigerli‘s spring-summer 2016 collection “White Rabbit” plays with the strong contrasts that can be found in the Japanese culture, naturally flirting with the cute and lovely as much as with the dark and twisted.
For this collection, the prints are the result of an encounter made in Tokyo with Seitaro Ito, the illustrator behind ‘Foxy Illustrations’ – famous for his hand drawn vintage looking characters, including some cheeky and rather sarcastic bunnies, teddy bears and pin-ups.
Julian Zigerli has built upon these cute drawings to develop an aesthetic focused on the handmade feel of illustration, playing with the proportions of the cartoon characters, fake shadow effects, ink stains and wooden finishing. A visual language applied on shades of light blues, greys and darker tones to bring a slightly dramatic dimension to the collection – setting the scenery in one of those haunted Japanese forests, whilst chasing this kawaii white rabbit! Good stuff y’all.
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Franziska Michael SS16

It was hot! Like mad hot. And I am not talking about the weather, but about FRANZISKA MICHAEL‘s SS16 collection during MBFWB.

In 2009 FRANZISKA MICHAEL founded her eponymous label which transcended boundaries only by its designation, and demonstrated the independent appearance of the brand. Far from the standard which can be found in today’s fashion world, she defines her style through strong contrasts, courage for innovation and incisive prints. Spontaneously refreshing and juggling with extremes – FRANZISKA’s inspiration and fascination arose from the heart of the 90’s era. FRANZISKA MICHAEL’s looks are characterised and inspired from oversized cuts and a strong consistent unisex character.

And Berlin Fashion Week just does not make any sense without FRANZISKA MICHAEL’s input. So I probably would have not even gone to Berlin if I didn’t get any invite.
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Sadak SS16

On July 8th SADAK showed his upcoming SS16 collection during Mercedes-Benz-Fashion Week Berlin. The collection by Serbian designer Sasa Kovacevic embarks upon a journey of post-modern islamic culture by showing men wearing backless Niqabs (traditionally worn by muslim women) that break with conventional gender roles.

Deconstructed blazer, golden chocker over socks, prints of palms, veiled women and golden wheels as well as typographical details such as “Error” and “You + Me = <3” complete the collection that comes in pastel tones such as blue, rose, lilac and contrary bold black. Sadak is the best label that MBFWB has to offer! Like who cares about all these bougie ass evening fashion shows, when you can have hardcore street fashion?! And besides the fashion pieces I really appreciate the selection of models, because every model has it’s own individual look. And this just reflects Sadak’s message of pride in individuality. And I don’t want to start talking about the music, because everything is just perfect.

A fashion week without SADAK wouldn’t be the same.  You are badass!Sadak ss16

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Sopopular SS16

MBFWB kicked off with Sopopular.

Sopopular crafts its seasonal menswear collections as timeless wardrobe essentials, always homegrown in their Berlin atelier. The garments are sensibly constructed to allow for elegant movement and interaction. Masculine, composed and with a touch of majestic urban elements, the silhouette merges strong defined shapes with sharp tailoring. Architectural sharp lines are morphed purposely with intelligent details and functional utility solutions.
For SS16 the brand chose an almost monochrome look with a lot of cut-outs (not shown in the pictures below) and a color shade that is just perfect: black, white and green. And the looks were perfectly matched with the right shade of Palladium boots.

Check out my favorite looks here:

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 07:  A model walks the runway at the Sopopular show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016 at Brandenburg Gate on July 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 07:  A model walks the runway at the Sopopular show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016 at Brandenburg Gate on July 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 07:  A model walks the runway at the Sopopular show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016 at Brandenburg Gate on July 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 07:  A model walks the runway at the Sopopular show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016 at Brandenburg Gate on July 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 07:  A model walks the runway at the Sopopular show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2016 at Brandenburg Gate on July 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)Pictures via Sopopular