London Fashion Week Festival 2018

For roughly the last five years, I have always had a strong desire to be at anything in relation to London Fashion Week (be it the five-day event or the weekend event). Typically, I have missed the events primarily due to not realising in time that they are happening. By the time I have realised, the event is either in process, or has fully passed.

 Arriving at London Fashion Week Festival 2018, The Store Studios, Strand, London (central)

Arriving at London Fashion Week Festival 2018, The Store Studios, Strand, London (central)

Well, not this season!

 With my Mother at London Fashion Week Festival, The Store Studios, Strand, London (central)

With my Mother at London Fashion Week Festival, The Store Studios, Strand, London (central)

This past Saturday (24.02.18); I attended London Fashion Week Festival 2018 alongside my mother who has always been one of my biggest and truest supporters when it comes to my own fashion brand – my ‘Labels Are Limitations’ brand – which I began in 2014 and prototyped two years prior to that! Furthermore, it has been a dream of hers to attend a fashion show as she never had prior to yesterday!

 Markus Lupfer (right) at London Fashion Week Festival talking about the inception of his label

Markus Lupfer (right) at London Fashion Week Festival talking about the inception of his label

We had the pleasure of attending Fashion Designer Markus Lupfer's fifteen-minute talk, before heading straight to the front row of Nicola Formichetti’s Nicopanda fashion show where he showcased some of his latest designs. Please find below some of my favourite looks from his collection.

Post-runway show - I managed to check out several of the designers who had their clothing on show; with notable collections including Minki and Daniela Fargion. I bumped into Millie Mackintosh too (no selfie unfortunately). I took some photos of these favoured collections with my iPhone, so no doubt they may rock up on my Insta (@iamroyikoroha) at some point!

LFWF 2018 was an amazing event and I am delighted to AT LAST have attended after all these years. It was almost an entirely different world at this event, but one which I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing!

Thank you for reading! I am now going to fade out like this photo [below] and rest for the night zzz...

 Conclusion to Nicopanda catwalk show, main runway inside The Store Studios, Strand, London

Conclusion to Nicopanda catwalk show, main runway inside The Store Studios, Strand, London

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Let's Walk

It was a cold, but sunny day; and I was having a bit of a stressful one. After successfully meeting a client for a forthcoming project; I took a walk through my local park to reflect...

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This realm - that's what I will call it - is one of my favourites as it is a very picturesque location which looks incredible in both the warmer and cooler months. I have been here twice before for photography, but the photos were not as attractive as these! I took these photos with my iPhone and edited using VSCO's P5 filter for an added "cool" effect!

I felt I needed a bit of escapism for at least five to ten minutes and these surroundings provided it! Believe it or not, the dual carriageway is literally just out of shot - this is not a remote spot by any means! Looking at the perspective of the capture reminds me that everything is a journey and that journey can be quite amazing to witness; and a bit abstract at times (email me if you want further understanding on that statement!).

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Being in these surroundings enabled me to reenergise and to inadvertently gather new inspiration for my fashion brand; with a new collection promised late-fall (I have gone all American there - I mean "winter"). 

Autumn is fast intensifying; and as my favourite season - I welcome it (except the early disappearing act the sun now makes). Expect to see more photography both via my DSLR and my iPhone in the coming weeks and months - I am even calling it "VSCO sessions" on my personal Instagram account (@iamroyikoroha).

Let me know what you think of this photography if you get a moment! This post was not planned; but as I sit here behind my Mac - my Windows Laptop has gone defunct for now (oh sh*t...in fairness it has been a whole month now since that happened) - I felt it best a bit of spontaneity summoned!

Blog you soon,

R