FRONT ROW GOES TO HOLLYWOOD FASHION SHOW 2011 feat. PAPER COUTURE

PAPER COUTURE
by Freya von Strapp
"Dangerous Liaison
s"

(designer Freya von Strapp with model Audra Fraser)

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is celebrating the glamour of movie stardom.
"My mother was a big film fan and I was brought up watching all those fabulous movies of the 40s and 50s, and being able to make PAPER COUTURE inspired by all those great Hollywood wardrobe designers is a beautiful opportunity. The idea for outfits made from paper really developed during my Illustration Degree at Brighton University and has grown into an obsession. Being able to create flamboyant dresses out of a inexpensive and disposable material is the perfect mixture of my two great loves: FASHION & PAPER."

For commissions contact
Freya von Strapp
www.whiskillustration@yahoo.co.uk
or visit
www.whiskillustration.co.uk




(photos: Tom McShane)
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FRONT ROW GOES TO HOLLYWOOD FASHION SHOW 2011 feat. Last Minute Dress by Maria Mahlmann

MARIA MAHLMANN
"The Last Minute Dress"



Maria's idea to create the ‚Last Minute Dress“ was born in Berlin in 2003. The atmosphere of the perfect and imperfect inspired the German designer to work around mixing new and recycled materials. Berlin is an environment of contrasts: rubbish & riches, poverty & redemption. As a designer, she is always interested in the aspect of recycling and re-using. The ‚Last Minute Dress’ can easily be carried in a handbag and thrown on for any occasion.

The inspiration for this catwalk collection was 1960s spy movies – an exciting world of mystery and changing identities – always being prepared to surprise.

www.mariamahlmann.de
contact: 0049-175.951.1873


(photo by Tom McShane)
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FRONT ROW FASHION SHOW 2011 feat. La La Rookh Vintage Swimwear

The FRONT ROW GOES TO HOLLYWOOD FASHION SHOW 2011 was very successful with over 200 esteemed guests delighting in inspired collections made of recycled, vintage and secondhand customised garments with a Hollywood theme.


LA LA ROOKH
Vintage inspired swimwear



The label La La Rookh by Anna Winston is inspired by vintage clothing and the nostalgic seaside days of childhood and this is the basis of most of her design, reproducing the vintage swimsuit... that flattering yet elusive item not often found in flea markets, dress agencies, and vintage clothing fairs. Due to the nature of their use they are often in unwearable condition, and yet the swimsuits of the 40's & 50's are so flattering to the female figure so these rare garments are coveted and often sought after. Anna wants to inspire women to feel comfortable and glamorous on the beach.
For bespoke swimsuits and lingerie made from a selection of vintage fabric and modern reproductions, and a Ready to Wear collection is available for women and children, contact

Anna Winston at www.lalarookh.com



(photo by Tom McShane)
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STYLE INSPIRATION 12

Pink & Green

This window at the St. Michael's Hospice Charity Shop, Queens Rd, was created in anticipation of the

FRONT ROW GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 2011
Fashion Show

which was held on Saturday, 12th November at The Masonic Hall, St. Leonards-on-Sea, the fashion spectacle that is all about vintage, secondhand, recycled, customised and handmade clothes and accessories.

The long dark pink velvet skirt teamed with a green & white rushed 70s blouse worked a treat - and the long pink mohair shawl sold straight away. Gold shoes, a sequins belt and short dress added a bit of sparkle and glamour. The retro pink organza hat and sleeveless top were a rare find too.

Concerning green and pink to wear on a day to day basis? Why not, orchids do it....




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