Design duo Marques’Almedia’s catwalk presentations are always a highlight on our London Fashion Week schedule, and this season was no different. Twin photographer Sophia Aerts captured the show and all its glorious details.
During London Fashion Week, Delfina Delettrez launched her first store in London, on Mayfair’s Mount St. Collaborating with Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture at Large on the design, the new space continues her exploration of materials and shapes, combining traditional Italian design is with a futuristic aesthetic. “I like the element of distortion, the illusion of floating stones, projected on floating windows, and the malachite trompe l’oeil,” says Delettrez.
The store showcases the full collection, including the Italian jewellery designer’s signature ‘Piercing’ rings and earrings, in her original use of figurative surrealism and natural iconography including, eyes, bees and lips.
Delfina Delettrez is located at 109 Mount Street, London W1K 2TR
The music scene has been quietly abuzz with news of singer-songwriter Andreya Triana for some time now – her debut album was released in 2010 – but her sounds have yet to filter down to the masses. Collaborations with various prestigious artists including Bonobo (who produced said debut), Flying Lotus and Mr Scruff serve as true commendations in the music world, so, interest piqued, Twin headed down to favourite venue The Lexington to see her showcase tracks from her new album, Giants.
A combination of velvety-smooth vocals, catchy lyrics and beats peppered with brass melodies made for mesmerising listening, complimented by her wonderfully friendly, down-to-earth stage presence. Unsurprisingly, the set was sold out.
Favourite tracks include Gold, which is written about the simple love of music, as well as Giants, not to mention A Town Called Obsolete from her previous album.
Giants will be released on 4 May.
In the latest installment of Twin’s A Model Moment series, we meet Chloe Lecareux. Chloe recently moved to London from Paris, and, at the tender age of 20, has already developed a distinctive style that really comes through in her shots. Pared back, but carefully considered, her look shows a love of fashion – which is only fitting for a model. Already spotted by Rankin, who has used her for an upcoming exclusive, and has just returned from Barcelona Fashion Week, Chloe is sure to only go from strength to strength as she gets older.
There are so many things I love about London: The vintage clothes shops; the parks for cycling and walking; and especially the museums. The city is so lively and eccentric – everyone here seems so real, no matter how they dress. My favourite place, though, is the Tate. I love art, and I love how a place can be busy and quiet at the same time. It’s perfect for some quiet reflection on a rainy Sunday. I just stumbled across the gallery while I was wandering around one day.
My style changes all the time, but what’s most important to me is a good cut – and lots of black! Acne and Cėline are my favourite labels, but I mainly shop at Zara and &OtherStories on the high street. When I was in Spain for fashion week, I bought several pairs of Zara trousers as it’s so much cheaper over there. I’m absolutely crazy about Portobello Market. I always find something beautiful there, like vintage Prada trousers or a silk cocktail dress from Amanda Wakeley. However, what I’m coveting most at the moment is a Leica camera as I’m really passionate about photography.
London Fashion Week starts tomorrow, and with it comes a host of shows, exhibitions and events, all in celebration of the season ahead. In preparation, we’ve gathered together four key products that will prove to be rather handy over the next five days.
It’s as though all sense of routine is thrown out and a diet of Propercorn, caffeine and alcohol becomes the norm. To hide the effects of dehydration, we’ll be applying Aesop’s Elemental Facial Barrier Cream at every chance. Lord & Berry’s Twistick will provide our lips with ample moisture, while leaving a sheer yet pigmented colour. For fragrance we’ve turned to UÈRMÌ, a new line inspired by fabrics such as denim and silk, so now our scent can reflect our sartorial choices. And to keep our hands and body ready for the long days ahead, we’ll be calling upon Rodin’s Luxury Hand and Body Cream.