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405 Fashion: 405 Words of Fashion #3

405 Fashion: 405 Words of Fashion #3

by Chiara Thomas, 21 September 2012

With autumn upon us, the evenings are getting cooler and the seasonal wardrobe contents swap beckons. Before doing so, however, make yourself a cup of tea and get your weekly fashion lowdown from the comfort of your bedroom with this Friday's 405 Words of fashion. Enjoy!

Friday's Fashion Favourite… the Hug Me jacket by Si Chan

The days of cold and lonely winters are well and truly gone thanks to the artistic genius of London College of Fashion graduate, Si Chan.

Chan's touching collection of hand-inspired winter attire stems from his belief that "interaction and communication are the actions to express love and depart from loneliness between human beings." He puts a hand to his heart in promising the sensation of feeling "warm and loved" – as well as guaranteeing a thumbs up in the style stakes.

The future of British men's fashion lies in the hands of Si Chan...brace yourselves

Friday's fashion fix-up…GABRIELLA WILDE

With London Fashion Week kicking off earlier this week it would simply be rude not to focus our telescopic fashion lenses upon its fabulous front row attendees.

Never one to be missed was the Burberry Prorsum 2013 show and its fortunate guestlist, made up of the UK's finest young specimens parading their gazelle-like selves before a plethora of camera flashes– whilst being dressed head to toe in effortless chic, of course. English model/actress, Gabriela Wilde, was no exception.

(Grey blazer: Wallis, £40. Polka dot shirt: Forever 21, £10. Criss-cross sandal heels: Fergieshoes.com, around £40. Yellow clutch: ASOS, £9. Grey jeggings: House of Fraser, £20.)

Demonstrating classic British sophistication combined with a fluorescent adolescent edge, Miss Wilde took the concept of 50 shades of grey to a whole new level. Thanks to The 405, you can now get yourself that look for less…

Take a B.O.W: This week's Brand of the Week… Dominique Lucas

It's not every day that a fashion brand comes along whose designs boast a historical and cultural richness down to the finest detail – but Dominique Lucas, a twenty-something newbie on the jewellery scene with a herd of ideas, does just that. Lucas' passion for jewellery flourished while on a year abroad in Mexico, influencing her to quit her Medical degree and venture into the wild: the art of Mayan jewellery design.

Despite attracting a flock of famous faces including Pixie Lott and M.I.A, Lucas states that when it comes to her designs she doesn't "mind who wears them really, as long as they love it." Having said that, with her collection retailing at around £300-500 a piece, it is safe to say that Lucas' products may not be in the average woman's stocking this Christmas. Nevertheless, it might just be the year to swap your coat for a little gold-coating instead.

Lucas' animal collection was inspired by her experienced knowledge of Mayan stories, myths and legends, lending the items "personality and identity." The majestic juxtaposition of delicate design and fierce fashion, coupled with a predatory drive to succeed, make Miss Lucas one to watch.

dominiquelucas.co.uk

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