THE BEST OF LFW AW17

Pre-Doris, stylish Brits lined the streets of London hopping from one show to the next in what can only be described as a fashion frenzy. The designers of LFW reflected the high-standards and political activism of NYFW. We saw anti-Trump slogans projected in glitter at the Ashish AW17 show and Mary Katrantzou pay homage to Walt Disney’s third feature length animation, Fantasia, in sequin embroidery and velvet. LFW was a true celebration of British talent and all it has to offer, setting the standards ever higher for Milan.

Ashish AW17 Ready-to-Wear

This Indian-born designer is not afraid to make political statements on the runway. Following the Brexit vote that divided Britain, Ashish dedicated his SS17 collection to the immigrant community in Britain. The source for this seasons inspiration can be found in the protests following the inauguration of America’s controversial new President. With a rainbow palette, sequins and catchy slogans of resistance, Ashish pays respect to those marginalised by the oppressive Trump administration. Ashish is not afraid to use his platform as a designer to inspire and unify the masses, an approach more designers should follow.

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Mary Katrantzou AW17 Ready-to-Wear

Mary Katrantzou’s latest velveteen collection was like something you’d find in a fairytale, paying tribute to the master of animation’s third feature length film, Walt Disney’s Fantasia. Disney’s magical creatures are woven in to the sequin embroidered dresses, jacquard knee-length coats and soft velvet pantsuits. These exquisite pieces are every Disney-fanatics dream and are likely to ingnite the child at heart in everyone.

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Ashley Williams AW17 Ready-to-Wear

There appeared to be a hidden message behind Ashely William’s latest collection, on a not so hidden agenda. With Stetson cowboy hats fit for the wild West and preppy varsity style jackets branded with the words ‘misery’, I couldn’t help but interpret such as a political commentary of Trump’s America. It appears that the up-and-coming fashion brands, like Ashish, have no fear when it comes to standing up for whats right, whilst the established fashion-houses hide behind their prestigious names.

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House of Holland AW17 Ready-to-Wear

I was drawn to Henry Holland’s eye catching 60’s inspired collection as soon as I saw a flash of pale candy-floss pink, my all-time favourite colour (0f the moment). Like others, inspiration can be found in American culture, with funky non-conventional cowboy boots littered with cherries and vibrants colours, accompanied by checkered dresses with pointed collars, a homage to the British ’60s pop-scene. This exciting collection is bound to add a pop of colour to your bland monochrome winter wardrobe.

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MEESKA-MOOSKA MICKEY MOUSE!

We got ears, say cheers!

Lazy Oaf’s final instalment of its colab collection with Disney sees the arrival of everyone’s favourite mouse, Mickey! The incorporation of Disney’s most recognisable character into the collection is a fitting finale to a fabulous and fun collection. Mickey’s well-known silhouette can be found in each and every item, full of mouse-ears, frills and vibrant red, white and black oversized jumpers and dresses. This unique and quirky collection is unlike the average bob-standard Mickey themed apparel that can be found in numerous high-street stores. This super cute nostalgic final chapter is bound to be the most popular of the three as it is the only chapter which caters for both of the genders. You will need to act even faster than before if you want to ensure you bag any of these adorable pieces! Act fast, if the other chapters have taught us anything it’s that once they’re gone they’re gone!

DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE BABY RIB STRIPE T-SHIRT – £38

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE COLLEGE CARDIGAN – £80

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE PINAFORE – £85

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE BOMBER JACKET – £150

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MINNIE MOUSE DENIM SHIRT – £80

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE CORD TROUSERS – £80

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE SWEATER DRESS – SOLD OUT

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF  MICKEY MOUSE DENIM DRESS – £90

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE SLOGAN T-SHIRT – £42

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE BERET – £25

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE FUR BACKPACK – £65

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE WAITING IN LINE T-SHIRT – £38

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF MICKEY MOUSE MIRROR LONG T-SHIRT – £50

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF ORIGINAL MICKEY MOUSE SWEATSHIRT – £70

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF ORIGINAL MICKEY MOUSE CAP – £25

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THE COLLECTION CAN BE FOUND IN-STORE OR ONLINE AT http://www.lazyoaf.com

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IF SHE DOESN’T SCARE YOU NO EVIL THING WILL

Cruella, Cruella De Vil

The second chapter of Lazy Oaf’s magical collaboration with Disney allows you to channel your inner Cruella De Vil, she may be evil but you can’t deny she’s got style! Bursting with faux-fur (which cruel Cruella would not approve of) and of course the signature black spots, which is what makes the Dalmatian’s look so unique! This super glamourous monochrome chapter is more versatile and wearable than the last and if it is to be as popular it is sure to fly off the virtual and literal shelves hours after release (even minutes for some pieces). If the last chapter has taught us anything it’s that you’ve got to be quick if you want to bag any of these adorable pieces! If you snooze you lose!

DISNEY X LAZY OAF 101 DALMATIANS CRUELLA FUR COAT – £160 – SOLD OUT

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF 101 DALMATIANS SHIRT – £72

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF 101 DALMATIANS PUPPY DRESS – £75 – SOLD OUT

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF 101 DALMATIANS PUPPY LOVE SWEATSHIRT – £65 -SOLD OUT

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF 101 DALMATIANS SOCKS – £10

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF 101 DALMATIANS CRUELLA T-SHIRT – £45

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF 101 DALMATIANS HEART BAG – £20

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BUY NOW IN-STORE OR ONLINE AT http://www.lazyoaf.com

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EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT

Cause everybody digs a swingin’ cat.

Today we FINALLY saw the arrival of the first instalment of Lazy Oaf’s long awaited collaboration with Disney, leaving us pining for more. The collection is divided into three short stories; the first being this pretty princess delight full of pastel pink and blue. Embroidered childhood favourites, including everybody’s favourite kitten Marie and princess Cinderella, induce a tidal wave of nostalgia. There isn’t a piece of this colab that I don’t want hanging in my own wardrobe and I am looking forward to the childhood treats that await in the next two stories!

DISNEY X LAZY OAF ARISTOCATS DENIM JACKET – £145

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF ARISTOCATS MARIE STRIPEY T-SHIRT – £42 -SOLD OUT

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF ARISTOCATS DENIM SKIRT – £65 – SOLD OUT

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF ARISTOCATS LACE UP CAP (aka the aristocap) – £28 – SOLD OUT

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF CINDERELLA CASTLE HOODIE – £80

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DISNEY X LAZY OAF CINDERELLA SWEATER DRESS – £80 – SOLD OUT

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Shop the first instalment of the collection in-store or online at http://www.lazyoaf.com

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