Sunday, 20 April 2014

Manchester Fashion Week: Day 2 - My Favourites

Manchester Fashion Week kicked off on Good Friday (see the first show here) at the prestigious Halle St Peter's and is scheduled to continue over the Bank Holiday Weekend. The second show (Independent Brands & Online Store) was last night and although I wasn't fortunate enough to attend, I enjoyed seeing all the tweets and photos from the event, so I decided to make a blog post about my favourite picks from the catwalk!

Show Schedule: Sofia Dourvari, Boda Skins, South Beach, Florina, 304# Clothing, Didi's Fashion Boutique, Horsebird, Virgin Rebel, GinTonic Vintage, OMG Fashion, Aouse of Jones, Luke 1977, Dead Legacy, Eustratia, SVE Fashion, Lily Lulu Fashion.

The show opened with designer Sofia Dourvari's pre-autumn collection which featured elegant evening wear and sexy leather looks - all accessorised with jewellery by Wearing Memories

Sofia Dourvari (image credit)

These two leather pieces are some of my favourites from her collection! I absolutely love the metallic colours and the edgy cut of the dress gives both outfits a fierce yet sophisticated look. 

Sofia Dourvari (image credit)
Another look from the collection: this gorgeous dress features 600 flowers handsewn by the designer. I think it's definitely my favourite couture piece of the night - just wow!
Didi's Boutique (image credit 1 & 2)
Didi's Boutique is a brand that I'd personally never heard of before, but ended up falling in love with by the end of the night! I'll definitely be keeping up with their latest designs from now on. Their collection last night showcased a range of styles - including glitter, pastels and metallics. Perfect for creating a girly look this spring!

Eustratia (image credit)
Eustratia is a brand specialising in latex designs and accessories. These two outfits are my favourite from last night's collection - you can never go wrong with a bralet and skirt for summer! The pretty floral embellishments top of the look and compliment the pastel shades.

Florina (image credit 1 & 2)
Ahh Florina definitely wins my vote for the most creativity on the runway! (Are they berries being used as earrings?!) Their collection is made entirely out of plants, with moss being the chief material, and appear to be have a common jungle style. Although I can't see myself sporting a grass dress any time soon - I admire how unique and individual Florina's designs are!

OMG Fashion (image credit)
OMG Fashion is a brand I've been a fan of for a while, so their collection was definitely the one I was looking forward to the most... and they certainly didn't disappoint! They showcased a beautiful collection of playsuits and two-pieces in bright floral and neon patterns - these lace playsuits are my favourite!

Boda Skins (image credit)
Boda Skins showcased luxurious leather jackets, which are a staple piece for any wardrobe! These two designs are great for styling up a simple outfit or just being worn for warmth and still managing to look fashionable.

304# (image credit)
304# Clothing sported some slogan tees and brought a sport-luxe vibe to the catwalk! These shirts are great for when you're dressing casual but still want to look fresh at the same time.

Sve Fashion (image credit)
These chic two-pieces are from Sve Fashion and are definitely high up on the list of items I need in my wardrobe! I love the layers and flirty ruffles of the outfit, especially with the neutral colours, which creates a cute yet striking look.
Lily Lulu (image credit 1 & 2)
Lily Lulu showcased a wonderful range of jumpsuits in these lovely fun floral patterns, which are ideal for the spring months!

Clare Baxter (image credit)
 These dazzling showgirl costumes spiced up the show a bit! Designed by Clare Baxter, they're a sparkly mix of glitter, tassels and feathers! The pieces have a gorgeous cut near the midriff which flatters any body shape.

So there you have it - my favourites from Day 2 of Manchester Fashion Week!

Which collection is YOUR favourite? Drop me a comment below!

Until next time,

Nina xo