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Urban Lanvin and colourful Kenzo wrap up men’s fashion week

Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as Kenzo paid tribute to Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries, who died last week. Meanwhile, design veteran Hedi Slimane was named the new creative chief at Céline.

Here are some highlights from Sunday’s final autumn-winter men’s shows and the run-up to Paris Fashion Week for couture collections:

Lanvin’s utilitarian chic

A constellation of bright lights that were fixed on stands around the runway gave Lanvin’s display a dream-like air.

The clothes at the Sunday morning show were more fixed on reality – with sneakers, hoods, hats, toggles and straps appearing on urban-looking and masculine winter looks.

The notable creative feature was the crossover styles. Sometimes asymmetrical, they worked well alongside designer Lucas Ossendrijver’s signature use of layering.

A long coat with square pockets featured a flat crossover lapel, alongside a partly-unzipped and oversized sleeveless coat in beige – that hung wonkily and possessed a carefree quality.

At times, styles that fused a Japanese and workmen’s look showed Ossendrijver’s penchant for mixing vestimentary references.

Lanvin owner and enigmatic Taiwanese media magnate Wang Shaw-lan – who has reportedly been behind the tumultuous creative changes at the house – clapped vigorously.

Kenzo channels a colourful equality

Kenzo, one of the biggest houses to go full on with the merger of men’s and women’s designs, went retro with the 40-piece Technicolor collection it presented on Sunday.

The 1960s preppy received a shot of colour in crisp, high-waisted check pants worn with a woolly V-neck tank top and contrasting turtleneck. The leopard print that appeared on flat-fronted jackets added a quirk.

The looks were defined by some serious colour-blocking – which spawned beautiful statement shoes in leather and snake and a navy blue hooded sweater with a bateau neck and floral motifs.

The flower – a common theme in the Kenzo universe – cross-pollinated into the 46 women’s styles. The strongest designs were a series of vibrant, multicoloured floral gowns.

The figure-hugging fabric was ruched down the body along a horizontal hem to make it look like the wearer was ready to burst out.

For the confetti-fuelled finale, The Cranberries’ anthem Dreams blasted out in homage to Dolores O’Riordan, whose lyrics and vocals defined the band. The singer-songwriter died in London last week.

Paul Smith’s ’80s

It was the dramatic styles of the 1980s that were in vogue at Paul Smith’s autumn show.

The British designer stuck closely to suit- and coat-heavy looks for his smart collection that referenced the broad and angular shoulders ubiquitous during that dressy era.

Asymmetrical panelling on outerwear – such as a half-tartan, half-plain tailored coat – was a recurrent style and mirrored the days of the New Romantics.

Large architectural lapels or turned-up collars on long oversized coats also had the exuberant flourish of that decade’s heady fashions.

The sober and beautiful colour palette of myriad blues – navy, Cetacean, Cerulean, blueberry, turquoise – as well as purple and vermilion ensured the collection stayed tasteful.

Agnes B. is saleable, risk-free

Agnes B.’s perfectly saleable designs were dapper, but the collection ultimately played it safe.

For autumn/winter, the French designer’s best styles riffed on the retro suits of the 1960s.

Fitted grey and grey-blue woollen suits flared slightly at the jacket hem and were accessorised with a trilby hat.

They wouldn’t have looked out of place in the James Bond of the Sean Connery era.

Jazzy shirts and ties in contrasting patterns added the contemporary lift that was also seen in a vivid royal blue hat and chic three-button jacket.

At times, the commercial garments looked out of place on a platform of high fashion.

Patrick Gibson talks ‘Tolkien’

French notables including Lulu Gainsbourg, the musician son of the late Serge Gainsbourg, and DJ Martin Solveig attended Lanvin’s brightly lit show in the Palais de Tokyo. Actor Patrick Gibson of The OA and The Tudors fame was among the speckling of international faces.

Gibson posed for the cameras in sunglasses and a low-key, coffee-coloured Lanvin coat that matched the coffee being served around him.

The 22-year-old Irish actor has wrapped filming for the upcoming biopic Tolkien. It tells the true story of author J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote The Lord of the Rings after returning from the horrors of the first world war.

“I think there’s going to be a lot of interest. [Main actor] Nick Hoult did an amazing job portraying Tolkien,” Gibson said.

“It shows the really human side. It doesn’t feel like a biopic. It feels like a story about a regular person out of the framework of history. And that makes it real, [showing] his flaws, too.”Read more at:semi formal dresses | formal dresses






Fashion Designers Task Youths On Vocational Skills

Some fashion designers in Asaba have advised Nigerian youths to embrace vocational education to reduce unemployment and enable them to contribute to the nation’s economic development.

The fashion designers gave the advice on Tuesday in Asaba.

They noted that this would enable unemployed youths to be self-reliant and give the opportunity to develop their talents for the socio-economic progress of the country.

Mr Christian Edewor, a fashion designer in Asaba, stressed the need for youths without formal education to enrol for vocational training where they could acquire relevant skills to make them self-reliant.

‘‘Once you are equipped with vocational skills, you are more at an advantage because you can survive in the society and support economic development,’’ he said.

Miss Bukola Onitiri, another fashion designer, said ‘‘one of the easiest ways to survive in this present economy is to be self-employed and the only thing that can make you self-employed is by acquiring vocational skills.’’

She, therefore, called on youths to take advantage of the opportunities provided by government at all levels, especially in technical and vocational institutions to develop themselves.

Apart from the government empowerment programmes, which in most cases are free, most fashion home charge between N80,000 and N100,000 for apprenticeship training.

Some of the fashion home directors said that the period of training varies from one year to two years depending on the trainee.

Mrs Ufuoma Idewu, a fashion designer, said, ‘‘For those coming for training for a period of one year, we charge them N100,000, while those coming on a part-time basis, pay N150,000 for a period of one year.’’Read more at:short bridesmaid dresses | purple bridesmaid dresses






This startup looks to empower independent fashion designers

Shafaq Saeed was frustrated with the fashion industry. After a decade of working multiple jobs while juggling her fashion line, she decided to help struggling indie designers like herself get the word out. This month, she’s soft-launching IndieFaves, a Rosslyn, Va.–based ecommerce platform that aims to connect global consumers and buyers to independent designers.

“We want to be the place for people to go and discover from independent designers,” Saeed told Technical.ly DC. “Indie designers get overlooked, because everyone is focused on big-level designers, but these guys are just as good. They deserve credit for it and visibility.”

Saeed’s business model is similar to Rent the Runway, which allows consumers to rent styles from popular designers from $30 to $159 a month.

“Renting is the future of retail,” Saeed said. “And independent designers have limitations on their technical knowledge, resources, all the things needed to make a successful brand.”

Saeed, a native of Pakistan, moved to the U.S. in 2000, and received a degree in management information systems from the University of Texas at Arlington. She’s spent the last decade building software for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Delloite, Best Buy and Chase Bank and started her fashion line in 2008.

IndieFaves customers will have options to rent clothing and accessories for four, eight, 14 and 21 day stretches, with designers taking a commission from the rentals.

Saeed is building her list of designers, who pay no up-front costs.

“Our designers have extremely unique visions,” Saeed said. “We aim to be the go-to portal for customers and fashion consumers to discover and empower independent indie designers.”Read more at:grey bridesmaid dresses | plus size bridesmaid dresses






Girl Meets Dress: the clean, green future of your wardrobe

Last May billionaire investor Warren Buffett predicted the next decade would change the face of retail, and surprise everyone.

Anna Bance may have founded Girl Meets Dress nearly a decade ago, but today she believes her business might be one of those surprises.

“Stores are closing because of the rise of e-commerce and shifts in how people spend their money… shoppers are devoting bigger shares of their wallets to experience: entertainment, restaurants, and technology – and spending less on purchasing clothing and accessories,” Bance told The Memo.

Bance saw the green shoots of this trend back in 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis as purse strings first tightened, today those shoots have grown into a full-blown forest.

After working at luxury French clothing brand Hermès, where she leant out clothes to fashion mags, celebrities and journalists, her business idea was for an online dress store – itself a leap back in 2009’s pre-ASOS world – where shoppers would rent, not buy, their outfits.

Getting changed

Today Bance stocks over 4,000 different dresses from over 200 designers, and Girl Meets Dress’ customers include names like ITV’s Holly Willoughby, ex-Apprentice star Michelle Dewberry, UK autism ambassador Anna Kennedy OBE, and many others.

“Many women will typically only have tried a few high-end designer brands in their lifetime, if any. With rental, everything is suddenly affordable,” she says.

At the same time, traditional fashion is becoming something of an environmental disaster, with women buying four times as much clothing as 30 years ago, but with the average woman owning 22 garments that she’s never worn.

“There is nothing ethical about fast fashion,” says Bance.

Green dresses

Last year the microbeads scandal shone a light on how acrylic garments were found to release an average of 1,900 tiny particles of plastic that end up polluting our seas, while fake fur has been in the spotlight for its taking 1,000 years to biodegrade in landfill because of its plastic content.

Bance believes services like Girl Meets Dress tackle our desire for fast fashion, while also protecting the environment by encouraging reusability.

Girl Meets Dress still isn’t a mainstream option for most women, but Bance believes she’s now at the forefront of a growing trend, rather than trying to start a new one.

“We are helping to evolve and retail and consumer habits, which are changing significantly, the growth in rental is testament to that change and also highlights our growing preference for experiences over ownership,” she says.

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Fashion, faith and culture come together through the global art of head wrapping

There’s no shortage of glam at a yearly Michigan fashion show where men, women and children glide down a runway while music booms in the background. But what sets this catwalk apart is the celebration of modest and “fly” looks. The models, wearing colorful headwraps or headscarves, are showcasing sleek and stylish clothes without showing skin. Near the runway, there’s a cacophony of color as vendors display fabrics, art and jewelry from around the world.

At the center of it all is Zarinah El-Amin Naeem. The native Detroiter and anthropologist created the yearly event bringing together groups with traditions of covering one’s head. This includes Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Black Hebrew Israelites, Orthodox Christians and African Spiritualists.

El-Amin Naeem says the Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo brings people of diverse backgrounds under one roof to share ideas and learn from one another.

“Real people talking face to face, not just reading about each other, is key to our moving forward as a society,” says El-Amin Naeem.

She herself wraps her head in bright fabrics and her signature is the “tall tower” look, which can add as much as a foot to her height. When she was younger, El-Amin Naeem wrapped her head off and on simply because she liked the styles. But after her junior year of college at Howard University, she began wrapping every day as an expression of her Muslim faith.

It was, she says, “a way to visually identify as a Muslim woman. There were a lot of Muslim women who covered and I enjoyed the fact that people were able to see they were Muslim at a glance.”

People, she found, began to treat her differently. While traveling outside of the US during college and while working in international development in Egypt and Sierra Leone, El-Amin Naeem discovered how many cultures around the world wrap their heads and the great diversity in headwrapping styles. Her headwraps became a way of opening the door to conversations with other people.

“As an African American Muslim woman, and a traveler, I noticed the curiosity in my wraps,” El-Amin Naeem says. “People would stop and ask me how to tie them, where I got the fabrics, why I wore them and more. I started doing little impromptu workshops in bathrooms, and that grew into formal workshops at libraries.”

El-Amin Naeem eventually created Beautifully Wrapped, an international and interfaith organization with the goal of building love and humanity through the global art of headwrapping.

Since 2013, El-Amin Naeem has organized the annual headwrap expo, which attracts hundreds of men and women around the US. This year’s event will be on Oct. 29 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan.

“Broadening the understanding of the practice [of headwrapping] is important because women’s dress, and in particular Muslim women’s dress, has been politicized so much in today’s world,” says El-Amin Naeem. “Many Muslim women feel like it is a burden that they and only they bear. However, when you see the full scope of the head covering practices, it causes you to wonder why one group — Muslim women — have been the focus of this debate.”

For many, according to El-Amin Naeem, the expo is a chance to learn something new — from unique textiles to fresh looks. There are tutorials, an artisan’s market for fabric and the hourly fashion shows featuring about a dozen designers.

“For some, it is their first time wrapping. For others they feel stuck and just want to try a new style,” she says.

The expo is also a place for groups to ask questions of one another and build relationships. Last year, Princess Anne Oluwaseun Besimen-Akinfenwa with the Odua Organization of Michigan gave a presentation about the Yoruba culture in West Africa.

“I took away so much from other panelists,” she says. “I got a better understanding of head covering in the Sikh tradition.”

Aside from learning about differences between traditions, there’s also an opportunity to relate to one another — especially because covering one’s head today can sometimes spur suspicion or criticism.

“In a way, covering for many affords you the opportunity to express yourself, but it can also make just traversing life a bit more difficult,” says El-Amin Naeem. “I always say that to cover your head in a society that does not value the practice, you must have a bit of backbone. You are no longer invisible.”

Andrea Grinberg is a professional cellist and owner of Wrapunzel, a website for women who cover their hair. Grinberg is Jewish and remembers one year at the expo when a Muslim man approached her after a presentation saying he was surprised by the many similarities between Grinberg’s faith and his own.

“I’ve never even met a Jewish person before,” the man told her.

Grinberg calls the interaction amazing.

“And that’s really what it’s about,” says Grinberg. “I know Zarinah really aims to facilitate conversations.”

During another year, after the Nation of Islam performed a stepping routine, there were some concerns from members of the Jewish community that the performance seemed military and political in nature. But the two groups spoke, Grinberg says, and learned that the movements were supposed to empower women and were meant to be done in private rather than as a public performance.

“If these [different] sorts of people can really come together and have such a great time together, then anything is possible,” says Grinberg.

As a vendor, Grinberg says she appreciates the opportunity to engage with people directly, along with learning about different styles of headwraps.

“There’s a real feeling when you go to the expo, that it’s fashion, it’s culture, it’s fun, it’s beautiful, and everything, but there is really something deeper going on. And I don’t think I’m the only one who feels that when I walk there,” says Grinberg.

Every year, Beautifully Wrapped publishes a wall calendar featuring images of women from different backgrounds who cover their heads. El-Amin Naeem also created Niyah Press, which helps people disseminate stories not normally heard in the mainstream, and Enliven Your Soul, which takes groups of women on cultural tours to places like Morocco and Indonesia. For her next act, she’s raising money to create a traveling mixed-media exhibition that will take conversations about fashion, faith and culture out to communities across the US.

“We have to consistently build up our community armor and as a whole say we care about each other’s well-being, we love each other, and we are going to have to work through our differences,” says El Amin Naeem.Read more at:grey bridesmaid dresses | one shoulder bridesmaid dresses

Africa Fashion Festival Malawi Friday night, Namadingo and Lulu to perform

Camera men and women are wiping their lenses, flash lights and tripod stands. Designers are making their final stitches on their best pieces of clothing. Make-up artists are packing their tools in readiness for two nights of glamour. Stewards are running up and down putting together pieces of equipment, chairs, tables and décor.

Friday night, the red carpet will be rolled and the runway, lit. It is a busy weekend in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, as all roads lead to Latitude 13 Hotel in Area 43 for the second edition of the annual Africa Fashion Festival.

This year, Africa Fashion Festival Malawi (AFFMW), is bringing together different models and designers from across Africa for a three-day celebration of fashion, arts, culture and music starting Friday at 5pm to Sunday, November 26th.

Speaking to media, Lorraine Kljajic, Founder and Director of Lush Africa, the organisers of the event, said they are ready for this year’s Africa Fashion Fest.

“I want to assure all people that we’re ready for this year’s event. Following the success of the 2016 Africa Fashion Festival, we decided to organise another festival this year and it’s going to be a fun-packed celebration of fashion, culture and the arts. ,” she said.

Kljajic further said Africa Fashion Festival Malawi is aimed at promoting local fashion designers and empowering them by creating networking opportunities with other African designers and industry business leaders.

“A fashion show is a sales promotion mechanism in the clothing industry and a widely recognized cultural event worldwide. By bringing the Africa Fashion Festival to Malawi we are giving our local designers a platform to market themselves and learn how they can develop their businesses to compete on the international market,” she said.

A total of 25 designers will showcase their products this year and 10 are Malawians, while the others are from Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Mozambique.

Creativity is key in any event and this is evident with the 2017 AFFMW as the Organisers have beat all odds and placed the fashion runway over the swimming pool at Latitude 13 Hotel.

“Yes, the models will be doing their catwalk on a floating runway. We decided to bring something new, hahaha,” Lorraine Kljajic laughs as she brags of their creativity.

Musicians Lulu and Patience Namadingo are billed to set the festival on fire with their magic on stage. Lulu will perform on Friday while Namadingo will close the show on Saturday.

The last day of the festival is dubbed “Shoppers’ Paradise” where different arts, crafts, food and drinks will be up for sell. The organisers set this day in order to give patrons a family shopping experience. The Shoppers Paradise will also enable designers to interact with the patrons and get their feedback.

As part of developing the local fashion industry, on Thursday organisers of AFFMW conducted a business seminar with young and upcoming fashion designers, most of them students, at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Area 23. At the business seminar, Malawi’s only fashion export, Lilly Alfonso, gave a talk on creating a successful fashion brand and advised the upcoming designers to be progressive in the pursuit of their dreams and be ready to grab opportunities.

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AMI Alexandre Mattiussi to Unveil Men’s Pre-collection

“I see it as a new chapter, we have in place very strong teams for both development and design and are ready to work to this new rhythm,” said AMI’s Alexandre Mattiussi, who, seven years after launching his men’s brand, is entering the pre-collection game.

Mattiussi described the line, which will launch in May, as a “nice midseason wardrobe,” mixing in bestsellers like the label’s outerwear and jersey items.

“It’s about bringing it back to something very masculine and casual, and very easy and light, with denim elements, and playing on khaki with touches of pale yellow and red,” said the designer, who has no plans to launch women’s despite the success of his recent women’s capsule for Le Bon Marché’s global site 24 Sèvres. “I have ideas for women’s wear, but I still like the idea that AMI is a men’s wear brand that is attractive to women who like to go and shop from the men’s line,” he said.

With merchandise sporting the label’s “Ami de Coeur” logo in demand, the designer, for a capsule slated for early next year, will also be relaunching another logo: his smiley emoticon topped with the label’s signature red beanie, with pop-up happenings set to take place around the world. A collaboration with heritage French windbreaker brand K-Way will also launch in the new year.

The brand counts six of its own stores: three in Paris, one in Toyko, one in Hong Kong and one in London, with a second store planned for Tokyo, and a corner set to open in Galeries Lafayette this spring.

Mattiussi said it’s still a little early to open Stateside, though things are moving in that direction with the U.S. representing the second-biggest market in terms of sales on the brand’s e-commerce site since launching last year in partnership with Farfetch.

The AMI label, which was the winner of France’s ANDAM award in 2013 and scored an investment from Mode et Finance in 2012, was elected to the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine in 2016. The brand counts a staff of about 70 and has around 350 points of sale internationally, with sales doubling yearly, though Mattiussi declined to disclose figures.Read more at:www.queenieau.com | semi formal dresses

Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week

Fairies, brides in black and hand-knit dolls take the runway in Dubai this week for the fifth Arab Fashion Week, a five-day affair focused on instantly available “ready couture” and pre-collections.

At the opening shows Wednesday night, ball gowns and evening gowns appeared in full force, with Lebanese designer Saher Dia showcasing a collection inspired by old Hollywood — including a metallic-fringed dress that appeared to be a modern-day tribute to Ginger Rogers.

And in a city that has become a metaphor for luxury, Filipino designer Furone One, of Dubai’s Amato Couture, turned his models into fairies living the high life.

“This collection is inspired by fairies — sea fairies, all kinds of fairies, because as a child I believed in fairies,” Furone told AFP backstage.

His collection did not disappoint.

The celebrity favourite, who has dressed Beyonce, Katy Perry and Heidi Klum among others, sent more than 20 models down the runway in holographic and pearl headpieces, their arms stained with green duochrome glitter, as if Tinkerbell had gone for a swim.

Embroidered or beaded, gowns in muted blues, blushes and beiges were paired with voile capes and purses made from seashells in a collection that was still wearable for the Dubai crowd.

“For me, Arabs are very creative,” One said.

“They love to experiment, they love to explore,” he added. “Here in Dubai, you have the time for luxury.”

Arab Fashion Week’s spring/summer 2018 season strikes a markedly different tone from the previous fall/winter season, which had a heavier focus on unisex and menswear lines.

While Aiisha Ramadan, the Lebanese designer who has garnered a dedicated following in the Gulf for her traditional aabaya robes, did embrace the unisex structured blazer, hers had blue ruffled overlays pouring out of the shoulder pads.

Her “bridal” look was a galaxy-print ball gown with pockets and a black veil — a far cry from the solid colours and long kaftans she is known for.

“The Arab client is definitely changing,” Ramadan said backstage, in biker boots studded with crystals.

“She’s changing in the way she’s thinking. She’s becoming simpler, someone who wants to shine more than the dress on her.”

The shows this week will also feature Mua Mua’s hand-knit celebrity dolls, made in Bali by Italian designer Ludovica Virga.

Arab Fashion Week, held twice a year, showcases only see-now-buy-now collections and pre-collections, as opposed to the traditional haute-couture model in which designs are delivered only months after they are ordered.Read more at:cheap bridesmaid dresses | formal dresses sydney

Femme formidable

Trench coat, €180, Studio by Preen, Debenhams. Earrings, €79; silver bangle, €55; charms (on bangle), from €65; sterling-silver chain, €29; charm (on chain), €75; rings, €69 each, all Pandora 

(Photo:formal dresses online australia)love this time of year. Dark nights are a novelty to us still, and coloured lights create evocative city ambiances on rain-slicked streets. The optimistic lead-up to Christmas has begun. Anticipation of invigorated social life with fun, sexy and dramatic dress possibilities starts to tingle in our being, as does the wearing of moody make-up and lots of sparkly jewellery.

With fashion’s current love affair with one-shoulder tops, lurex, sequins, velvet and dark, dark, moodiness, it’s no wonder I am going through an obsession with French cinema of the late 1980s/early 1990s, and the chic femme fatales of films such as Betty Blue (1986) and Nikita (1990). Nothing tops those two women for mood swings and eternally fabulous, kick-ass style.

Inevitably, almost seeming to contradict themselves and their lifestyles, these incredibly beautiful, drama-seeking women always wear delicate jewellery – as if to highlight their vulnerability and femininity.

It started out as a pretty charm-bracelet brand, but Pandora has become a fully fledged jewellery range, with its own unique identity. Now, Pandora is a household name in Ireland, and unites women across all ages. I have been at dinner tables where women as young as 15 have sat down to chat with their aunties or their mum’s friends (a gift in itself), united in their appreciation of Pandora jewellery.

Pandora has proven itself timeless, as well as innovative, versatile and affordable. For as little as €35, you can start your Pandora love affair. Which is probably why women buy it for themselves, just as much as they do for others.

As regular readers know, I am one for offering men steerage as to what will make the women in their life happy on Christmas Day (an arduous, at times near-impossible, task).

From a value and ease-of-shopping point of view, just for Christmas, Pandora do unique gift sets where several pieces are assembled together into a special gift box at a special price. For instance, the gorgeous Pandora Rose earrings and necklace set on the next page.

Rose gold is still a hugely popular trend in jewellery. Pandora tell me rings are where it is now at, in every shape and size, colour and formation.

Where you wear your ring says a lot about you. Apparently, thumb-wearers are hugely independent. If only Betty’s boyfriend had spotted that – he might have avoided a lot of strife. Lovers, you have been warned.Read more at:formal wear brisbane

Introducing Mickey Loves Mallory

Introducing again, but in a different way, my clever friend Cherry Hart. In a post earlier this year I featured her as a fashion zine creator, however this time I’m focusing on this multi-talented women’s clothing label-Mickey Loves Mallory.

Cherry Hart’s fashion career began 10 years ago, while she was doing work experience for Tanya Carlson and developed into workroom, assisting and visual merchandising for the brand.

In 2004 Cherry, along with Cara Cotton established the clothing brand Cherry Cotton Candy which was showcased at New Zealand Fashion Week and iD Dunedin Fashion Week.

Over the course of her career Cherry has worked on a variety of creative projects in the fashion, art and design industries, including styling photo shoots and creating artwork for local brand, Danger Birds.

After a small hiatus from designing (having baby number two) Cherry’s back at it, recently launching her third Mickey Loves Mallory collection TRASH18.

“TRASH18 is a print-based collection exploring my love of all things glam and trashy. I enjoy juxtaposing one with the other. In some pieces I use sequins and roses, alongside harsh, distressed elements. Each Mickey Loves Mallory collection plays upon these ideas, yet clearly stands alone in terms of moods and themes. I will keep exploring this concept, as well as working collaboratively with other artists to create one-off pieces, fusing art and fashion with everyday staples,” she said.Read more at:formal dresses adelaide | cheap formal dresses online