We love the layering of cool separates- makes this look quirky and fun!
Warmer weather, longer days and mixtapes on repeat. This spring, we’re throwing back seventies style.
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This spring, we’re throwing back seventies style. Check out the behind the scenes from our shoot. What’s your fave look?
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The search for Africa’s next rising star designer is underway and the excitement is building. Meet Emilie Gambade- ELLE’s Editor and Rising Star Design Award judge.
What are you looking for in 2015’s ERS winner?
Flair, audacity, skills, love and care.
The moment you first fell in love with fashion was…
Watching my grandmother transforming beautiful fabrics into dresses, her back bent over the Singer sewing machine, a clinking sound following her agile fingers.
Favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
A camel cape-duffle coat in wool that keeps me warm in winter.
What stands out for you when reviewing the storyboards and collection sketch books submitted with entries?
Flair, audacity, skills, craftsmanship, love and care. And a strong vision.
Highlight of your career so far?
Not one, but many! The people I have met, the friendships I have made, the team I am surrounded by, the projects we tackle and the challenges we face together: every morsel of the journey is a highlight.
Your style in three words.
Less is more.
Instagram or Twitter?
Instagram – visuals can say so much more than 140 characters…
Top tips for anyone wanting to enter ERS 2015?
Be curious, ask questions, do your research; tell a cohesive story; make sure that what you design on paper will be feasible in reality.
Have you entered #ELLERisingStar yet? If not, enter here now!
It’s Summertime in Paris and Fashion Week goers have hit the streets in style!
Prints are bold and bright, micro-minis are back and jumpsuits are causing a stir. We’re excited for summer- are you?
Images: Harpers Bazaar
Here are of favourite looks from Day 1 of #SAMW.
Terrence Bray, Jenevieve Lyons and Augustine rocked neutrals and safari-chic! Just when we were convinced of our top picks, Laduma and Craig Jacobs exploded in tribal prints, bold colour and reversible items. Go boys!
Images courtesy of: SDR Photo
With just over a month to go before entries close for this year’s ELLE Rising Star Design Awards so we thought it a good time to catch up with the 2013 winner, Nicholas Coutts.
ELLE: Life after winning ELLE Rising star?
My career sky rocketed from the minute I won ELLE Rising Star! The amazing opportunities and experiences were both gratifying and invaluable. It has given me a chance to represent who I am as a designer, and the confidence to create and be fearless when it comes to aesthetic.
ELLE: Any tips when submitting storyboards….?
Firstly, your work must be of the highest standard. Cohesion is key and it must make sense.
The fabric swatches and your illustrations must correspond and compliment each other. Put a lot of time into the preparation and try not to rush.
ELLE: What was your inspiration…..?
The inspiration for my Elle Rising Star range was ‘strength versus fragility’. I was inspired by modern crafts and it was all about contrast and effortless comfort.
ELLE: Best advice during the competition?
‘You are only as good as your last collection’
ELLE: What did ELLE Rising Star teach you about building your brand?
The ELLE Rising Star Design Awards taught me that not only are you designing clothes, you are designing a lifestyle. It also taught me to be more confident, fearless and to respect what people say about your work – good or bad. And, to accept criticism and make it work to your advantage.
ELLE: Any tips for designers entering this year?
I just want to emphasise that you must take your time, do not rush, sleep on it. At the end of the day, this is a masterpiece!
Have you entered #ELLERisingStar yet? If you haven’t, ENTER HERE now.
Check out some of our favourite festival-chic looks from this weekends Glastonbury Music Festival held in Somerset, UK.
What festivals are you planning on attending this year?