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Turkish Millinery Brand Merve Bayindir Moves to London

BESPOKE Turkish millinery brand Merve Bayindir have moved their creative operations to the British capital amid ongoing political turmoil in the Middle East. The melting pot that is London offers the mother-daughter duo, who are already reputed designers in their homeland, the chance to exercise their creativity and further develop their label, in a city that welcomes and positively supports emerging sartorial talent.

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A Merve Bayindir SS17 hat © Merve Bayindir

Their stunning and thoroughly original SS17 collection is certainly illustrative of that talent. Each of the designs is representative of one of the four elements – striking shapes, magnificent colours and intricate details artistically, subtly and rather cleverly combined to embody earth, air, fire and water.

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Another Merve Bayindir hat for SS17 © Merve Bayindir

The line also explores the effect produced when these elements merge to create new materials and the collection is thus further segmented into three main themes – each with its own colour palette. Brilliant yellows, oranges and crimsons symbolise fire, whilst black, white and red pieces represent embers. The particular glamorous black, gold and glittered pieces encapsulate the beauty of gemstones.

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A hat from Merve Bayindir’s collection for SS17 © Merve Bayindir

Each of the designs are created by hand, and each is therefore a truly bespoke, entirely unique item to cherish for life, with fascinators starting at £350 and more elaborate hats priced up to £1,400.

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A hat from Merve Bayindir’s collection for SS17 © Merve Bayindir

by Hannah Bergin

Merve Bayindir collections are exclusively stocked at Idylist Showroom (by appointment only)
26 Elvaston Place, Chelsea London SW7 5NL

British Fashion Council Announces Designer Showrooms Schedule for LFW AW16

The British Fashion Council has announced the designers showcasing in the Designer Showrooms – including ready-to-wear, footwear, jewellery, bags and multi-label showrooms – and the features that will be available at the Brewer Street venue.

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ROKH by Rok Hwang for AW16

Visitors to the showrooms will be able to familiarise themselves with collections from 45 designers showing for the first time. Imaginative design, the blending of various techniques and exceptional craftsmanship will be presented by the knitwear designers such as Caitlin Charles-Jones (on of  Vogue Talent’s Ones to Watch and a participant in Boden’s Future British scheme in partnership with the BFC), Yakshi Malhotra, Laura Theiss and Sabinna.

TeijaA look by Teija AW16

Further brands such as Teija, ROKH (by Rok Hwang) and designer Samuel Dougal will be showcasing their sharp, detailed tailoring while  NATALIEBCOLEMAN, Tommy Zhong and Leanne Claxton will show pieces that apply that quality with the use of their unique, tailor-made fabrics. No.288 and Ellis White will be presenting their new footwear collections.

Claire BarrowA look by Claire Barrow AW16

Displays at the Showroom will also include an installation by BFC’s talent identification scheme NEWGEN sponsored by Topshop and a pop-up showroom for this season’s NEWGEN designers: Ashley Williams, Claire Barrow, Danielle Romeril, Faustine Steinmetz, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Ryan Lo and Sadie Williams as well as this season’s One-To-Watch Roberta Einer.

Roberta EinerLooks from Roberta Einer’s AW16 collection

BFC’s fine jewellery and millinery initiatives will be presenting the finest of accessories design from Emma Yeo, Harvy Santos, Keely Hunter and Sophie Beale – Headonism in a space co-curated by Stephen Jones OBE – Ana De Costa, Beth Gilmour, COMPLETEDWORKS, Jacqueline Cullen, Lily Kamper, Ornella Iannuzzi, Rachel Boston, Ruifier, Shimell and Madden and Yunus & Eliza – Rock Vault in a space co-curated by Stephen Webster MBE.

COMPLETEDWORKSA piece by COMPLETEDWORKS

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Shoes by Camilla Elphick AW16

Established brands returning to the showrooms this season include Camilla Elphick as well as Eudon Choi, Fleet Ilya, Fyodor Golan, Georgia Hardinge, Holly Fulton, Loxley England, Phoebe Coleman, Stephen Jones Millinery, William Chambers Millinery and Zoë Jordan.

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Harvy Santos

Elsewhere Scoop London will be as usual presenting their womenswear trade show at the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea.

NATALIEBCOLEMANNatalie B Coleman AW16

More pop-ups will be located at Brewer Street Car Park. Accredited guests will be able to visit Sunglass Hut and personalize their House of Holland LFW tote and get a customised sunglass case. The work and lounge spaces available to the visitors include: Press and Buyers Lounge by American Express x The Store, pop – up HIX Café by renowned chef Mark Hix, Maybelline New York Lounge and salon by TONI&GUY with label.m offering instant style refreshers.

by Magda Pirowska

London Fashion Week runs from February 19-23.
Concierge Amex Insiders and Swatch Timeline will be helping the visitors to navigate the space and stay up to date with all shows and schedules.
For the full pop-up schedule visit LFW website