The Next Press Day was a breathtaking display of wonderful prints, gorgeous textures and colour. Split into several wardrobes each individually themed to a story or palette it was difficult to pick which one would be my favorite for Spring/Summer 2014.
From pastels mixed with denim to a nautical themed wardrobe to mustard yellows and monochrome; a girl could only dream of Spring to be at the blink of a day away. There were just so many amazing textures and fun colours and prints to mix and match. My absolute favourite though had to be the black sheer panelled skirt (top second) a piece that has so much character and potential with much promise of being a true wardrobe staple for many seasons to come.
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It was a 'Floral dream' at Push PR as their press day was literally covered with the most gorgeous flowers to aid to the theme of the event; 'Hello Petal'. The first thing that caught my attention was the bar which was completely decked in flowers and on the drinks menu were some pretty and delicious cocktails sponsored by Bloom gin. My favorite drink was the signature cocktail which was named after the agency and the days theme which I thought was very clever and original; 'The Push Petal' has to be by far the best cocktail I have ever had, purple, floral and sweet - a pure sip of heaven!
The showcase itself presented some very beautiful collections including Millionhands who are a unique British label that has managed to merge its love for music and clothing to create some interesting and inspired pieces. We each got one of their t-shirts in the goodie bags which they had created specifically for the day; A simple and commonly used word that has a huge impact in our day-to-day lives imprinted on the front - 'Hello'! Very effortless but so chic!
The Fold London on the other hand had some very classic and clean pieces in a variety of bold and soft colours which I liked. The silhouettes where very sophisticated and contemporary. I also really liked some of their tweeds which were an usual choice of fabric for Spring or Summer but then when I touched them, they felt very thin, light and luxurious. From Jarlo London came a soft and pastel palette which felt very fresh and feminine. My favorites where the maxi dresses with the crochet detailing and embroidered lace which gave the pieces that festival-chic edge. Tusting had some really great leather bags which I thought would be perfect for any weekend getaway and I that satchel (see picture below) would be a very useful and versatile day-to-day bag that a man of any occupation could pull off. Last but not least, I couldn't have possibly missed Jewellery designs by Rachel Galley, a very well rounded collection with a balance of Fine jewellery and Statement pieces. Its all look very intricate, unique and timeless which made it that much more extra special.
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| MILLIONHANDS |
| THE FOLD LONDON |
| JARLO LONDON |
| TUSTING |
| RACHEL GALLEY |
Yummy refreshments - The 'Push Petal'
Thank You Push PR for a fabulous evening!!!
The NEXT homeware installations were amazing featuring four stories for each range; CURATOR, POETRY, LUXURY NORMAD and SHOW HOME. Everything within the collection just looked so absolutely darling I couldn't help but want it all. CURATOR - ran along a fresh story inspired by nature with flora and fauna as the dominating textiles; butterfly silhouettes were quite a prominent feature on accessories adding a nice touch of girlieness and lightness to the range. I loved the muted shades, warm cremes and hand sketched graphics which just made pieces of the collection feel more personal. The glass display boxes and bell jars made for a perfect place for trinkets making that kind of home setting a magical place full of love and wonders.
POETRY was a range suited for the romantic at heart featuring a melange of lace, ruffled edges and blurred hand painted florals - very artistic and lyrical in a manor. For those looking to shower their homes with love, this was the perfect range to pick from.Beautiful frames a nd toile print soft furnishings bringing the old into the new. Feminine and soft shades of mauve and mink blended together with fine metallic finishes - it was like looking at a dream that had been brought to life. What could better finish off a story like that than chiffons and linen blend fabrics mixed with heavy embellishment. Pure luxury!
For those who love to travel the world absorbing various elements from different cultures and environments - LUXURY NOMAD was the ideal collection for globetrotters such as that. Drown to it by the slogan most are familiar with that was on a cushion , the saying 'Life is a journey' tells a story in itself. This range would definitely bring out alot of character and personality out of someones home and possibly inspire others too along the way. The burnt oranges and dessert taupe's were absolutely gorgeous giving that feeling already of being at a home away from home.
Finally we saw the SHOW HOME Collection which was a dramatic story featuring moody plums and sultry reds.Very opulent with statement lighting and diamante detail mirrors. I wanted to take the GLAMOUR sign home with me, what girl doesn't love glitz, glam and a little bit of art deco goes a long way too. The set-up was almost like something out of the Great Gatsby; flamoyantly chic and very out there.
| POETRY |
| LUXURY NOMAD |
| SHOW HOME |
| CURATOR |
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