Friday, 3 June 2016

GUCCI CRUISE 2017


It is a cold Thursday afternoon in London. We're in the West End. 
It's windy and dark. June 2nd. A typical summer day in London. 
The location is Westminster Abbey. The grand place of state worship, 
home to many an event of pomp and pageantry, as well as resting place 
for many an historical figure of importance or of notability.

The why is for a fashion show. The Gucci Cruise 2017 show held for the first 
time in the heart of London. A host of stars and celebrities from around the world 
have flown into town to witness this very special show, from the new creative 
director to Gucci, Alessandro Michele.

It's 8.30am and the shows models start to turn up, in coached shipments.
Slim nerdy geek chic young 20 something’s step off to brave and face 
the elements. Weather so blustery it may well be cause for concern, 
or at least caution, as models stand and shiver exposed, hair blowing.

No matter. One can shiver as one chats surly.

Backpacks, bomber jackets, the cigarette and skinny jeans, the perfect combo. 
Soon a sea of chatty giggling models greets the eyes as they play the classic 
game of queuing in London. They may well be for one day the most elite and 
desirable in the world of fashion, but for now they're at the mercy of your typical 
Mr security guard. Will they get in? Like Paul Simon says, 'Wristband, my man,
 you've got to have a wristband'. Fortunately for brand Gucci, all are welcomed.
A steady flow of make up artist, stylist and hair quaffers arrive wheelie cases in tow.

2pm. The first of the celebrity guests and attendees start to arrive.

International actresses, models, singers. Super stylish Li Yuchun or Chris Lee 
in the west, with her famed androgyny fuelled beauty and elegance. 
Next up Japanese model and actress Rila Fukushima, Tiny in stature, 
nothing diminutive however about her visual impact and presence. 
Next up, Rolaローラ
Another Japanese model more new gen with blond hair.

Other celebs, beauties, people of notability and accomplishments included 
photographer Margaret Zhang, South Korean actress Kong Hyo Jin
music producer Will.I.am elite style and fashion bloggers Shini Park and 
Susannah Lau. Also stylist TinaLeung, footwear designer Amina Muaddi
US actress Elle Fanning and Italian actress Valeria Golino.

 The editor of Vogue China, Angelica Chung 
who I think was absolutely rockin’ her look in a pair of skinny jeans and
 a 60s style multi colour eel jacket from Gucci with a pair of heels. 
Angelica with her trademark fringed Bob hairstyle is a woman that is most kind 
to ones eyes. She is normally seen in feminine dresses or empowering 
skirt top combos, but this look was hers. Possibly the best we’ve seen her. 
Properly owned and we’ll have no one taking away from her moment.


3.10 for a 3pm start. 
Fashion shows rarely if ever start on time. The last of the guests arrives. 
The show starts. The grand wait. 15 minutes later people start to vacate 
the premises.  Smiles are on faces. The verdict seems good. People are pleased 
with what they saw, but they all seem to have green seat cushions attached 
to them or pinned under their arms. What’s going on?

The answer is that all invited were seated on them, with lush woven embroidery 
and offered as a parting gift. That should bolster ones memories and 
opinion of a grand but brief moment in Italian style influenced and touched 
by British culture.
 

Well done Alessandro.
 
 Japanese fashion models Rola ローラ (left) and Rila Fukushima (right).
 Stylist and photographer Margaret Zhang
 The editor of Vogue China, Angelica Chung looking great in skinny jeans 
heels and a multi coloured eel jacket by Gucci
Stylist Tina Leung catching some selfie love
  Major visual excitment from Gucci. OK maybe a little help from Tina
 Arabian beauty from footwear designer Amina Muaddi wearing a dress 
by Gucci with ankle boots designed by herself.
The Asra Bootie from Oscar Tiye
 Fashion buyer Tiffany Hsu in her cute socks and Nicholas Kirkwood 
for Roksanda Illincic Mary Jane bow heels



All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

LONDON FASHION WEEK AW 2016 PART 5

 


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Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

LONDON FASHION WEEK AW 2016 PART 4

More Footwear, Foot Candy and Footnotes
whatever words you choose to refer to these most exciting items of 
visual pleasure, we celebrate the clever, fun, playful and creative designs 
currently seen on the streets during fashion week.
 
Above are the very popular Chloe perspex heel ankle boots
 Fierce looking high heel platform boots from couturier Azzedine Alaia.
More foot candy excitement from Alaia this time in pony skin.
 
Another version of the ever popular loafers from the Gucci SS 2016 collection.
 
  
We like this look especially accented with the cool Nicholas Kirkwood heels
 
 
 This is Fiona Jane, fashion editor of Spotding.com and DJ from Denmark.
Here we see her wearing a vintage coat, ankle boots by Gianvito Rossi
Trousers by Weekday, sunglasses and a clutch bag both by Loewe.



All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

LONDON FASHION WEEK AW 2016 PART 3

Here is the latest update of street style from London Fashion Week earlier 
in February of 2016 for the AW 2016 season.
 Who doesn't like and admire this woman? Susanna Lau or Susie Bubble 
 Never dull, always eclectic and colourful, never disappointing with her 
individual style
 Simply perfect
The lovely and yet sultry. @mikaelaqi wears a top by Jacquemus, a Mini  
Vernis Monceau BB bag by Louis Vuitton, distressed jeans and finished with 
a modern classic, a pair of Lana heels by Bionda Castana. It's all about the tiny details.
Like that of her lipstic and how she applied it. The statement heels. The rolled up 
denim boyfriend jeans. Her choice of silver rings with the gold of her mini bag. 
 Like we said.    Simply perfect.


All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

LONDON FASHION WEEK AW 2016 PART 2


Footwear, Foot Candy and Footnotes
whatever words you choose to refer to these most exciting items of 
visual pleasure, we celebrate the cleavor, fun, playful and creative designs 
currently seen on the streets during fashion week.

The ever popular Marmont loafer by Gucci
 Now this is what we call true foot candy. 
A beautifully candy coated pompom shoe
Kurt Geiger Lace Britton Court Shoes
 Louis Vuitton spring summer 2015 monogram ankle boots.
 Lots more foot candy to head your way

All images featured in this blog belong to and are shot by 
Pat Lyttle of JSTREETSTYLE