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London is in the center of all fashion happenings right now. This was a season exciting debuts, anniversary celebration, and major changes. Here are the biggest highlights from LFW 2018 you don’t want to miss.
The future is sustainable! after years of being judged for their decisions, Burberry finally has some good news. Ever since Riccardo Tisci took over the throne at the luxury British house, he’s been all about positive change. The latest from the label is their announcement that they will be no longer using fur in their collections. They also addressed another very important matter- the fact that Burberry has constantly been burning unsold merchandise. Starting with Tisci’s debut line, both issues from above will not be happening anymore.
We are witnessing a historic fashion moment coming straight from the luxury fashion house Burberry. The heritage brand just introduced its new logo and monogram. Burberry has been going through some major changes lately and the latest one is another bold move. First, Christopher Bailey stepped out of the fashion house, after 17 years at its helm. In a time when Burberry obsessives still found it hard to imagine Burberry without the legendary Bailey, another legendary designer was announced as the new creative director. Riccardo Tisci, who left Givenchy after 12 years of service joined Burberry as the creative chief officer. Just a few months after taking up the role Tisci revealed a new logo and monogram for Burberry.
In the sea of collaborations between celebrities and popular brands, there is one that stands out. The legendary Riccardo Tisci tapped the iconic Vivienne Westwood for his first Burberry collab. Tisci just won’t stop shaking the world of high fashion. First, he announced that he is leaving Givenchy after 12 years as a leading designer. In an unexpected turn of events, he was then announced as the new creative director of Burberry. Now the designer pulled out another big surprise of his sleeve.
Adwoa Aboah completed her third and final photo series for Burberry. The inspiring model has teamed up with the British luxury fashion house in December last year. Since then she has taken Burberry on locations that are meaningful to her to create a beautiful set of photographs. These projects have been a family affair for the model. She invited the closest members of her family as well as friends to star in the campaigns.
For the first photo project, Adwoa Aboah and the legendary photographer Juergen Teller went to London, where the model grew up. She chose locations that she personally loves and styled the shots. The campaign was full of neon-hued designs that shined in full force against the gray shades of London.
The second campaign was shot in New York, where Adwoa Aboah currently lives. The model once again invited her closest friends and family members to accompany her in the shots. Her sister was also part of this campaign. When it comes to fashion, the accent was on Burberry‘s traditional checks in this project.
For the last photo series, the model and activist decided to take Burberry to her father’s family home in Ghana. Burberry traveled to Accra, the capital of Ghana and even got one of her family members involved in designing for the campaign. Aboah’s aunt, Tina was asked to design the dresses for this photo project. The model brought her a bundle of the signature Burberry fabric so her aunt can make her a dress. Tina was more than excited to design for Burberry.
“I’ve had a week of sleepless nights because I just wanted to get it right. My tailors are amazing and it’s just been wonderful doing something with Adwoa. I’m not going to sleep for months! I’m still dreaming,” Tina shared her excitement.
Adwoa Aboah and female members of her family posed in the gorgeous dresses her aunt designed for Burberry. Among the members who appear in the photo series are her cousin Kensemah Aboah, great aunt Mary Asare, and grandmother Gladys. All of them wear checked traditional dresses. Just like before, the third campaign with Adwoa Aboah for Burberry is shot by Juergen Teller.
This project has a special meaning for the model. She also took it to Instagram to express her pride over the photo series that honor her heritage and home country. Each of the photo series created for Burberry felt personal to Adwoa, but this last one made her very emotional because she had a chance to show the world her family as well as a fresh perspective of contemporary Ghana and the Ghanian style.
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Photo Credit: Juergen Teller
After 10 years as a creative director of Céline, Phoebe Philo is leaving the fashion house. The word about Philo’s departure was out since a while ago, but the designer denied all the rumors. Her last work for Céline will be the Fall 2018 collection, that will showcase in March.
“Working with Ce‚àö√â‚àö√ñline has been an exceptional experience for me these last 10 years. I am grateful to have worked with an incredibly talented and committed team and I would like to thank everyone along the way who has been part of the collaborations and conversations‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇit’s been amazing.’- the designer stated.
After her arrival in Céline, Phoebe changed the whole perception of the fashion audience for the brand. She managed to transform it into one of the leading fashion houses with recognizable and trendy aesthetics. Referred to as the “designer who knows what women want’, Philo has her fair share of successes and victories in fashion. She is solely responsible for redefining some of the biggest stereotypes in women’s clothing. Thanks to her innovative approach, she changed so many of our perspectives of what is fashionable and classic. The chic camel coats, work pants and masculine outwear is a part of our everyday life to this extent, all because of Phoebe Philo.
Before Céline, Philo worked 8 years in Chloé, from 1997 to 2006. Phoebe was the creative director of Chloé for five years, since 2001. She took over the leading position in the French fashion house in 2008. Until then, Céline was nothing but a forgotten brand that didn’t rank high in the fashion industry.
Philo grew to be one of the most influential designers thanks to her broad-minded thinking and innovative creations. She has a huge impact on the fashion we know today. Lead by her motto “for women, by a woman’, Phoebe is responsible for many of the trends we can’t live without. Her strongly accented sense of mixing feminine and masculine cuts changed the way women dress. We all followed her immaculate vision of minimalism without even knowing it. That is her biggest power as a designer and a trendsetter. She made the same trends apply to all ages, sizes, and races, which is an achievement worth a lot of praise.
Phoebe’s next move is still a mystery. Every single fashion house will be lucky to have such a genius as a part of their leading team. There is speculation that Philo will be taking over Christopher Bailey’s spot in Burberry. For now, she looks forward to a well-deserved rest from all the craziness going on in the fashion world.
Adwoa Aboah had a stellar year. The young star is a part of a new diverse generation of models with hundreds of fashion shows and successful campaigns behind her this year. In 2017 she also had the honors to grace the debut cover of British Vogue under the helm of Edward Enninful. Just recently she was named Model of the Year at the Fashion Awards, but to round up this year with style Adwoa Aboah has one more thing up her sleeve. The model teamed up with the legendary fashion photographer Juergen Teller on a series of photos to showcase Burberry’s new collection that will hit the stores on December 26.
Teller and Adwoa collaborated on cast, location and the overall stories. Adwoa invited her friends and family to accompany her in the campaign for Burberry. In the photos, you can see the models’ cousins George Husband, Alfie Husband, Richard Theodore-Aboah and Kwame N’Dow, as well as Mae Muller and Montell Martin. The group is photographed along Regent’s Canal in North London.
“It has been a huge honor for me to work with Burberry and Juergen Teller on this inspiring project. My role as both model and artistic director is one I have really enjoyed and embraced. Christopher Bailey is an incredible visionary and it has been an amazing experience to work together with him and Juergen to create this series of stories,’ the model says.
Everybody wears Burberry’s recognizable checks that experienced tremendous fame this year thanks to the latest trends that involved a lot of this print. For this collection, Christopher Bailey decided to upgrade this classic print by infusing a pop of neon to it. This is the last collection from the designer since he announced that will leave Burberry after 17 years in the role of creative director for the brand.
The photos for the collaboration are raw and in Juergen Teller’s signature snapshot style. Adwoa Aboah and her friends and family radiate positivity in the photos in sync with Christopher Bailey’s youthful aesthetic. You can see many of Burberry’s recognizable trench coats upgraded with modern street-approved elements.
Bailey obviously prepared Burberry for a smooth transition. Adwoa is one of the most influential models at the moment with her own empowering online platform known as Gurls Talk. Gurls Talk is described as a safe place for young women to discuss things such as mental health, sex, and social media. More photos from the collaboration between Adwoa Aboah and Juergen Teller are expected to drop in 2018.
Photo Credit: Juergen Teller
Another London Fashion Week is coming to an end. After seven successful days of high-end shows, and many Spring 2018 collections, London is ready to wrap it up. High-end fashion houses such as Burberry, Erdem, Versus Versace, Mary Katrantzou presented their latest designs and set new, fresh trends for the following seasons. These brands gathered an impressive number of celebrities that showed off their best looks.
Burberry assembled many famous influencers to watch their show from the front rows. Cara Delevingne was there to support her favorite fashion house. And as expected, she wore plaid, the signature print of the brand. Cara chose a pair of bold red plaid pants and matching sneakers. She paired the look with a black crop-top and black leather jacket.
Kate Moss brought her beautiful daughter Lila Grace for the Topshop event at London Fashion Week. The 14-year-old has inherited her mom’s model genes. This was her first official front-row experience. Lila didn’t miss the chance to make a fashion statement. She wore a pair of check pants and a black leather jacket. Kate stunned in a chic all-black jumpsuit. The stylish duo showed up together with Stella Jones, Mick Jones’s daughter.
The Hadid sisters now took over London, just like they took over New York earlier this month. Bella and Gigi transformed the streets of London into their runway. Gigi opted for a laid-back look. She showed up in casual jeans and a black leather jacket. Bella chose a chicer outfit, flaunting the most fashionable print at the moment. The 20-year-old model rocked a long plaid coat, black dress, and emerald over-the-knee boots. The Hadid duo is getting ready for the next huge show, Gigi’s third collection with Tommy Hilfiger.
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