Africa, Diversity, Fashion, Trends / 01.08.2020

Change in the fashion industry is seldom, however reflecting the times we have seen an increase in racial diversity (however small) within the last year. The desire to discover African brands has never been so needed and is absolutely our biggest thrill. This is now an easy task particularly with social tools such as Instagram. Tongoro is from Senegal and was created by the talented beauty, Sarah Diouf. She is a Paris-born and Cote d'Ivoire-raised creative and she founded  her brand in 2016 in Dakar. She started Tongoro knowing that she wanted to empower local artisans while celebrating her African being through prints and...

Couture, Designer, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 27.01.2020

Elsa Schiaparelli history Italian. 1890–1973. Fashion Designer. Greatest rival, Coco Chanel. Regarded a prominent figures in fashion. Started with knitwear. Influenced by surrealist, Dali and Cocteau. Main client, actress MAY WEST. now Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and as a result her couture house closed in 1954. In 2007, Diego Della Valle acquired the brand and...

Couture, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill / 23.01.2020

Elie Saab represents opulence and this season is nothing short of the excess and luxury we’ve come to expect. The visual culture of the show was that of Mexican tradition, treading carefully and hoping it will not be received or misconstrued as appropriation - it appeared to face a mix of both Europe and imperial Mexico combined. The dresses were dipped in embroideries, florals, pearls and delicately framed frills. The effect was stunning. The show was an ostentatiously lavish...

Couture, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill / 22.01.2020

Sissinghurst Castle by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson is deemed one of the most romantic places in England and Claire Waight Keller, the Artistic Director behind Givenchy is obsessed. Just as she is, we are equally enthralled in particular with the assemblage of old garden roses and the setting of this fantasy garden. Claire has produced what many described as a poetic collection that lovingly included tailoring, summer-garden colors and ruffled petal-forms of dresses to fantasize about. It obviously was a well-deserved love letter to the master, Hubert de Givenchy. Waight Keller pulled ideas from the Givenchy 1950s archive and we saw...

Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Tigerlily Hill / 19.01.2020

Simon Porte Jacquemus showed the most magnanimous show last summer. We can all agree at least on that! So this season some of us where left with. WHAT IS THISSSS? The internet-breaking success of the summer show in a lavender field in Provence is still revered; the fame of that beautiful event, with its incredible fuchsia runway, gathered about 2 million followers to his Instagram. Which let’s face it is all that matters. What has changed this season? Jacquemus decided that his views must wholly serve this generation and so he created looks that combined creativity with commercialism. He said “I am...