• It was announced a while ago but wanted to say how happy I am to have been asked to select Dress of the Year 2013 at Fashion Museum in Bath. My choice was this @christopherkanestudio SS13 beauty.
  • Love this concertina beach scene print on @marios_official tote available at @therefineryhk now! #PMQIS
  • Congrats to my cousin @elizabethlauldn and her new shop @therefineryhk in the new PMQ building @PMQHKDesign #PMQIS much love for @BernstockSpeirs bunny ears!
  • Love that I always see the best pieces by Brit designers abroad @nicoll_studio @liger_hk
  • Swash land at @liger_hk Patterson St store #SwashLondon

It's that time of the year when it's pop-up this, sample that in London.  More's the pity that I'm looking at my bank account wondering where the best part of five figure sums have gone because the new house is draining all resources at the moment.  Therefore when doing the sample sale rounds, I'm trying to keep it to a minimum.  I couldn't miss the occasion that Julien David, whose blend of Japanese production, streetwear nous and all round fun and wit has had me all stitched up since day one, pops up in London for a very brief, very short four day "Flash" shop.  

David up until now has spent most of his time in Tokyo, where he is able to achieve top notch production on his collections that rely heavily on custom made fabrics and interesting textiles.  Lately though, he's been spending more time in London and is considering a move to the big smoke, whilst retaining a production base in Japan.  That's a bi-city blend that I'm more than jealous of.  This spontaneous Flash shop is David's way of saying a little "Hello!" to London.  

A very tight and fine edit of David's A/W 13-4 collection (many of which you can find on FarFetch – testament of his growing popularity with stockists) has been put together so that Londoners can come and cop a feel of the interesting yarn blends, wool laces on mesh and camera man paparazzi prints on tomboyish shapes that you slip rather than struggle into, complete with alpaca trainers with a slightly raised platform sole.  I've never been a fan of "Christmas-specific" dresses but the swiss dot scattered mesh overlay over a velvet dress definitely fits in that vein if you really need something festive.  I got myself a grey skirt that kind of replicates that texture of shredded up tissue paper but is in fact a houndstooth with its yarns tugged out and frayed.  The "Pap" camo print also caught my eye so much so that I was considering it as a "Ha-ha-ha" gift option for streetstyle snapper friends.  

Julien David Flash Shop open from today until 1st December, 11am-8pm at 64 Charlotte Road EC2A 3PE London 

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Julien David's presence at Paris Fashion Week has been going from strength to strength in a city where  admittedly, young designers still get a little lost on the schedule.  On a day packed with the likes of Anthony Vaccarello, Jacquemus and Piece D'Anarchive, "young Paris" impressed and David's S/S 14 collection once again offered up a different perspective to add to this eclectic mix.  Under the sea and aquatic theme can be an obvious theme to riff off of but David merely looked to waters to cook up yet more tactile-friendly textiles – spongey dotted nylon, glitchy jacquards, old-slick polyurethane.  David keeps the shapes fresh and friendly – paper bag waists, slouchy sweatshirts and varsity jackets and when needed, dresses are adorned with tulle netting embroidered with life savers and palm fronds for added interest.  Let's hope his "Flash" moment in London becomes something more permanent in the near future.  

 

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Comments (12)

  1. amalie says:

    ohh gosh this is amazing! love the different textures, materials and prints. SO fun. i want those shoes ! xx

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  3. Such a fun collection!!

  4. FLAIRVOYANT says:

    The print tessellation of the camera man is amazing! Imagine wearing it head to toe like the mannequin at the top.
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  5. Jina says:

    Amazing looks! very unique and fun

  6. Carlyn says:

    The clothes look great, they look well made and the material is of high quality. I think anyone would feel special wearing one of Julian David’s garments.

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