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...

Chanel, Fashion / 28.06.2020

I Owing to the world crisis, Chanel had no presentation this season. And just as well; the cruise 2021 collection was underwhelming, blasè and bland. The most exciting aspect is that Virginie Viard (Creative Director) literally found all of her inspiration in street style, but camouflaged it by describing the collection as “easy clothes” that “a sophisticated but also cool girl would want to travel with.” destination in mind  - summer in Capri or the South of France. It would’ve been more prudent for her to come clean and say she was inspired by everyday people in their everyday surroundings. The understated...

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...

Designer, fashion, Fashion, Runway / 12.09.2019

Nicky Zimmermann’s Spring 2020 runway show was pure and the pieces that shone through were all white. I’m only covering this enviable pieces. She spoke about her inspiration being the last days of summer and the documentary, The Endless Summer. Very bohemian which is the concurrent theme. The pieces can be played with and styled to perfection and for that reason this is the go to brand! ! ...

Designer, fashion, Fashion, Lifestyle, Photography, Runway, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 27.08.2019

There was a time when you had to be invited to New York Fashion Week or find some clever way to get yourself in attendance at the well sought after shows/events. Some say it was a privilege. Technically, Fashion Week existed to serve those working in the fashion industry—buyers looking for new merchandise for their stores, magazine editors reporting on the trends, stylists pulling for their clients’ next big red carpet, and so on. But with every passing year, its audience grows wider. Through live-stream videos and Instagram Stories and other social sharing, there are more eyes on the shows than...

Couture, Designer, fashion, Fashion, Paris Fashion Week, Runway / 27.07.2019

Armani Privé showed two sections this season. We love the dependable tailoring and structure but this time there were imaginatively crisp jackets topped trousers with a pajama-like ease; in most cases the pants were veiled with a net. If you know our team you know how obsessed we are with net fabrication or anything of a mesh nature. But back to the moment when the show turned red carpet; it was a beautiful range of evening offerings. Powder pink silk satin dresses embroidered with pearls and crystals in a lozenge motif swathed in lamé tulle and black tulle full-skirted gowns. This...

Designer, fashion, Fashion, Lifestyle, Runway, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 27.05.2019

Robyn Rihanna Fenty moves to London?! We love it. Apparently for the last year she’s been working on this new line. As the CEO and artistic director, Rihanna will make history as the first black woman to head an LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) brand. Her power and Instagram influence will probably be the key to her brand,  Fenty’s success. For those of us who follow her on social media we would’ve seen some of the clothes as she’s been wearing select pieces. The salmon pink suit with coordinating fanny pack is what we all want. The only way forward is for...