Marques Almeida X Topshop 

Portuguese fashion brand Marques Almeida's lengthy anticipated collaboration with Topshop hit the high street this week and did not fail to impress fans of the brand who ran down the escalators to purchase the collection at 9am!  
“Everyone has been drawn to the colour pieces, especially the over thirties, who may not have necessary heard of the brand” said staff at Topshop. Although being relatively unknown to the general public, the collaboration has been a success within it’s first 24 hours of launching, with their best seller being the ‘cap sleeve denim tee’. “I love Marques Almeida! They’re fresh and I love the cut of their garments” said friend of popstar Eliza Doolittle whilst buying the collection.  
As expected, denim-loving duo, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida delivered their signature 1990s style. Bringing distressed denim to the forefront, they recreated recognisable denim pieces such as: jackets, jeans and dresses, making them more affordable. I can't wait to purchase some pieces for myself!


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Scrolling down my Instagram feed on Thurdsday night, I was so happy to see these images of Calvin Klein Collection S/S 2015.  A modern and contemporary collection, S/S 2015 included recognisable, classic Calvin Klein garments revisited, updating this well known brand. Weaving metallic yarn through knitwear, Francisco Costa reinventied last seasons pieces, focusing on the idea of technology within fashion along with innovative fabrics.  Layered over long sheer skirts were racerback tanks and structural jackets, some made from shiny, slick leather; paired with chunky lucite platform sandals; A strong, sportswear silhouette made sexy and sharp.  Know as one of the best minimalist fashion designers, revitalising the Calvin Klein brand each season, Francisco Costa never fails to impress those viewing his shows. Personally my favourite collection of this season so far.


Having a wardrobe consisting mostly of black, recently I have found myself subtly introducing red, my new favourite colour; one which goes alongside black perfectly and one which I have found appealing when watching 90's movies, as I explained in my previous post! My recent purchases have included: a sportwear/prada inspired black ribbed dress with mesh detail, red neckline and armholes, a cropped biker jacket, a red neoprene bodycon skirt, 2 ribbed long sleeved cropped tops in black and white (which I am wearing here) and heeled pointed mules with ankle straps.


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Maybe it's watching too many episodes of Friends or movies such as Pretty Women and Crocodile Dundee that have sparked my interest in the 90s again... or maybe it is looking at the resort collections of Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga. Recently I have been inspired by many elements of 1990s fashion such as: high waisted trousers worn with silver belt buckles, denim,  minimal silhouettes, sportswear details, ribbed fabrics, stripes, non-padded bras, cropped tops and slip dresses. Style icons: Kate Moss, Monica Geller and Rachel Green (Friends series 1-4). Colours such as: white, black, grey, 
beige, brown and red.