Now that it has come to the official end of Fashion Month, I thought it was only appropriate to write a blog post on my experience at London Fashion Week. For those who do not know, Fashion Week occurs twice a year – the first fashion week showcasing the autumn/winter collections and the second showcasing the spring/summer collections. Essentially, with fashion week, you have to be thinking six months in advance because the clothes and trends will only be gracing the stores then.
I think the most important think about Fashion Week is that it is a time for individuals to express themselves and their own personal style. I founded JustMoiFashion for the purpose of dressing the way I want to, the way I like and showing individuals how I incorporate clothes and trends to create unique outfits. In addition, showcasing these trends and outfits would give you your own unique ideas. I also founded it as I appreciate the way every individual has their own unique style. I wanted and still, want to promote that. That is why I love Fashion Week so much, it truly is a time for individuals to be themselves and dress the way they want. Promoting individuality, uniqueness and fostering creativity is something that is rarely seen in the homologous world we live in today – so Fashion Week is extremely refreshing.
Below I will highlight some of the shows and events that I attended. In addition, I will include details of my Fashion Week outfit and the photographers that shot my outfit. I have to mention here that it is a huge honor at Fashion week to have a photographer take your photo. If you have visited Fashion Week before or intend to in the future, you will notice a multitude of fashionistas that ‘candidly’ walk up and down trying – or pining – to have their photo taken. Essentially, having your photo taken is a ‘thumbs up’ that your outfit is ‘good’ enough. I was honored and a little surprised with how many photographers wanted to shoot my outfit – a testament that you do not have to wear something ridiculously bizarre to be noticed and that high street clothing are indeed good enough to be photographed.
I hope you enjoy this blog post and perhaps it will lead you to Fashion Week next year…
Rohmir Fashion Show
Perhaps the biggest difference with Fashion Week this time, in comparison to last time, was that I was formally invited to events. I was honoured to receive an invite from Rohmir and sit on the front row. For those who do not know, sitting from row at a fashion show is a huge deal as traditionally only fashion buyers, special clients and VIP’s sit front row; therefore, I was massively honoured to have been placed in the front row. Rohmir is a luxury fashion brand from Switzerland and has been showcasing its collections at London Fashion Week every year since 2012. The Designer, Olga Roh, has previously collaborated with Cartier and is the official designer for Miss Switzerland – it is no wonder her designs are so gorgeous. If you love glamorous, elegant and timeless fashion, then this brand is for you. The Prince and Princess of Monaco regularly attend Rohmir’s events, so essentially their clothes are fit for royalty and definitely look like it.
To view photos of the collection click the link provided: Rohmir Spring/Summer 18
Cocktails with Claire
If you love fashion and have not heard of Fashion Bomb Daily, then you have probably been living under a rock. Fashion Bomb Daily was founded by Claire Sulmers, who has won numerous fashion awards, a regular contributor to Vogue and counts celebrities like Rihanna as her fans. To sum it up, Fashion Bomb Daily is the number one destination for multicultural fashion. I was lucky enough to attend this event where I got to meet, socialize and drink cocktails with Claire herself, as well as meet other fashion-minded individuals. I would recommend visiting her site as much like JustMoiFashion, the site promotes individuality. Fashion Bomb Daily also covers nearly every red carpet or fashion event so you can keep-in-the-know with what your favorite celebrities are wearing. In addition, you can find me on the site (click here to see me!) in her blog post on her favorite street style outfits! Finally, I would keep posted on Fashion Bomb Daily as you never know when Claire may be visiting you and perhaps (like she did with me and others) you can receive some coveted advice!
I was thrilled to attend the Yosuzi showcase at London Fashion Week. Yosuzi is a lifestyle brand that specializes in handwoven hats, bags and more. The hats – among other pieces – are made by native American craftsman and are made of 100% iraka palm straw. It is fair to say that I wanted everything in the collection. The pieces in the collection are a perfect mix of tribal and contemporary – sticking to the native American and tribal aesthetic while contemporary enough to fit into a cosmopolitan environment – the is a success. The event itself was amazing. In the corner sat a guitarist playing what I would describe as native American ‘healing’ or ‘medicinal’ music … I wondered around trying on swanky headpieces while drinking one-to-many whiskey sours!
Wearing a ‘regular’ outfit simply does not cut it at Fashion Week. I am sure a lot of people have seen some bizarre outfits at Fashion Week and while I appreciate all outfits and expressions of fashion, I feel as though the unfortunate trend these days tend to be ‘the weirder the better.’ This is because ‘the weirder’ tends to guarantee more attention. I call this unfortunate because while it is nice to receive attention and be photographed, it should be for the right reasons and not because you have made an effort to look bizarre. Essentially, what I am trying to say is that do not wear a weird outfit just for the attention and photographs, wear something you genuinely love and that expresses you.
So, while it is tempting to wear something bizarre to guarantee yourself more attention, I decided that I am going to choose an outfit that is true-to-me while being a little more than your ‘everyday.’ Additionally, an outfit that is on trend and an outfit that everyone can wear and afford. This resulted in a pinstripe suit (suits for women are on-trend and this is slightly daring and edgy) coupled with a bralet (again, quite daring as one needs to be confident in themselves to wear a bralet – a bralet is also sexy and thus daring) and finally block heels with a very sparkly heel (a subtle but smart way to draw attention) … I would describe this outfit as slightly masculine, as the suit is inspired by men. However, the bralet paired with the suit makes it feminine and sexy. The heels also make it feminine and add a dose of glamour with the diamond embellishments. I think this is a good example of how you do not have to look bizarre in order to have a ‘stand-out-ish’ outfit and attract attention. It also shows that you do not have to spend a lot of money to look great. The whole outfit is high street: the suit and bralet from River Island and the shoes which are from New Look.
This resulted in a pinstripe suit (suits for women are on-trend and are edgy) coupled with a bralet (bralets are quite daring as they show a lot of skin, one needs to be confident in themselves to wear a bralet – a bralet is also sexy and thus daring) and finally block heels with a very sparkly heel (a subtle but smart way to draw attention) … I would describe this look as slightly masculine, as the suit is inspired by men. However, the bralet paired with the suit makes it feminine and sexy. The heels also make it feminine and add a dose of glamour with the diamond embellishments. I think this is a good example of how you do not have to look bizzare in order to have a ‘stand-out-ish’ outfit and attract attention. It also shows that you do not have to spend a lot of money to look great. The whole outfit is high street: the suit and bralet from River Island and the shoes which are from New Look.
Photographer: David Nyanzi
Photographer: Wade Wilson
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