Monday, 2 April 2012
Press month started last week and one of my favourite boutique pr's to visit is H.PR; boasting clients such as Sophie Gittens, CO|TE and TBA.
Highlights of the day were Liz Black's warrior influenced 'super heroine chic' pieces; with leather peplum jackets and perforated cropped armour-like vests. Coit's sheepskin jackets and faux-metal/liquid shirts were also a love, as were Sophie Gittens' Wang-like heeled loafers. I was introduced to Kyle Hopkins 'body parts' jewellery. I'd never heard of Hopkins before, but the rings pictured are personalised with finger prints, and a lot of his collection was moulded from his sisters anatomy!
Top of my list was Paul & Joe, which I had been dreaming about since their runway show! As you know I'm a print aficionado, and whilst a plethora of print was present, this collection definitely had a more grown up and streamlined vibe. Whilst florals and animal prints adorned pyjamas and ditsy feminine pieces, they were toughened up by masculine tailored key pieces such as the recurring flared trouser <3. Also a big fan of TBA's new direction this AW, moving away from overtly feminine pieces and into more structured and chic territory, reminiscent of Carven.
The last shot is almost novelty, as the gorgeous Charlie May has just joined the agency! I had to take the customary shot of her, standing with her amazing collection (much to her embarrassment)!