Style Birmingham is an event show cased by Selfridges, House of Fraser and the Mailbox. Together they present a fashion show, encompassing all of the key autumn/ winter season’s hottest trends. The show is sponsored by Style from the Sunday Times fashion magazine. This show featured a range of ready to wear garments, from high street fashion labels such as Miss Sixty, Firetrap or Diesel to key fashion icons such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. Key trends for this season feature Dynasty; a selection of beautifully cut suits and jackets,
with elegant evening dresses in beautifully cut fabrics.
Shaped Vs Draped features beautifully fluid drapes in exaggerated forms. Cut and bias is key her in bringing together dynamic fashion silhouettes in unusual fabrics. Get Knitted was a collection full of South America inspired colours. Deep reds and rich colourful trimmed edges to short knit dresses. Pom Pom’s are scattered all over the presented outfits, either as fabric manipulation or accessories. Huge knitted bangles in bright colours rise up the models’ arms, each bangle is wool that has been wrapped around the bangle in plaited or knotted pattern techniques. Other themes include Tweed, Leather, Disco and Mood Indigo. The fashion show was alive with the rich, wide colour palette of this season. Fabrics are wide and diverse but easily interchangeable. The bags featured in the collection are revolutionary, with huge leather bags held by metal structures or large wooden beads. I think a key feature of this season is accessories, bold, bright and symbolic of your personality. Fear is the ultimate enemy in this exciting, vibrant seasons fashion.