Gang Orient

This Monday saw the Hong Kong singer-songwriter Eason Chan performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London. His energetic rhythms and quirky lyrics attract a cult of trendy youth followers. The 5000 seats at the home of Proms were at capacity. The spotlight tho, also points to the well-dressed crowd. The Oriental tribe’s anglomania dress sense deserves a round of attention and not least, applause!

The Quirk Factor

You may almost mistake this lady as Tavi Gavinson. The hair is certainly eye catching, but the funky headphones and the frog purse is no less. And where are those sandals from? Don’t they look Marni to me?

One of my most favourite outfits of the day. This gent is from Italy and the gentlemanly green jacket has diffused the shock value of the patchwork cropped chinos. You have to give it to the Italians. Check out the shoes and the crocodile skin bag!

The Reserved Trendiness

What have caught my eyes are the lady-like velvet pencil skirt and the mohair jumper. A cashmere motif-ed scarf? Checked. A Roger Vivier Miss Viv (or Carla, whatever your prefer) handbag? Checked!

Not a Miss Viv, but 1o times more brilliant!

The Imperfectionist

That casual demeanour, the relaxed posture and the look as if it was put together last minute. Nah. The calculated colour blocking and the precise length of the jersey trousers. This man has perfected the imperfect.

Do the sailor’s palette

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Sailor’s palette brightens the countable remainder of the British summer days. The key being the tartan backpack, which Betty Jackson featured in her AW09 collection, the only, dare I say, item that captured my heart…

Backpacks have been unfashionable for so long, I am confident it is looking for a come back.

LONDON FASHION WEEK – Day 2

12.30 John Rocha – CBE for his contribution to fashion; British Fashion Designer of the Year 2004.

Good Show. Playful but kept his feet firmly on the ground for femininity and seriousness. The ready to wear collection has been injected with doses of quirky styling. A bit victorian, a bit 60s, a bit futuristic.

Brilliant cushiony accessories dominated the show. Pumped and stuffed pillow alice bands. Fur alice bands. Double pillows formed a V-shaped around the neckline. An excellent combination of quirkiness and elegance. Sounds horrific but completely wearable.

Puffy exaggerated alice band.

Puffy exaggerated alice band.


V shaped neckline with two puff collars on the side fitted to an otherwise tube top peplum dress.

V shaped neckline with two puff collars on the side fitted to an otherwise tube topped peplum dress.

Another ongoing theme is sewed on wavy embellishment on flexible see-through material on a peplum. The reinforced rim on the peplum gives a nice contrast to the frivolous and fluid tulle/chiffon used on the skirt.

An attempt to capture the sewed embellishment on the tulle/chiffon bit of the peplum. Look closely and you'll see pleated rope making a wavy mark.

An attempt to capture the sewed embellishment on the tulle/chiffon bit of the peplum. Look closely and you'll see pleated rope making a wavy mark.

Ingenious tweed swimsuit like maillot, perfect fine ruffles on the entire front. Loosely fitted morning gown like coat/wrap. Impressive.

Beautiful and extremely complicated and detailed tailoring is this bathing suit maillot accompanied by a loosely fitted coat.

Beautiful and extremely complicated and detailed tailoring is this bathing suit maillot accompanied by a loosely fitted coat.

Accessories:

1. Princessy victorian collar with chiffon pleating held together by an elasticated ribbon as removable collar.

2. Pea shaped oversized black leather clutch box complete with round the side bold silver zip.

Mens collection is definitely manly and barbaric. Started off with a buff, big and warm; oversized, shapeless and ruthless fur coat that reminded me of a bear. Then a furry Germany SS coat with a thin belt above the waist. Impressive tweed suit that has mocked tailor mark as details.

A bit blurred. But it is the SS coat I was talking about.

A bit blurred. But it is the SS coat I was talking about.


A genuine Nazi black winter overcoat. See the similarity!

A genuine Nazi black winter overcoat. See the similarity!

1445 – Basso and Brooke, Press Office “Blow” at Goodge Street

1530 – Basso and Brooke, Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury Ballroom.

Failed to get in, more later.

General: Got interviewed by the Daily Mail, photographed by Elle UK and the stylescout (again!).