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Shiny Style loves: Fun, exciting clothes from Fashion Union

By emilyborrett on August 1st, 2011

Blue Closet Stripe Dress

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I’m always excited to find about new up-and-coming affordable fashion stores, so it was a pleasure to learn about Fashion Union, an online fashion retailer who’s speciality is exciting, fashion-forward clothes at extremely reasonable prices. There are about a million different things on the site that I liked (the dress section is especially large – shopping heaven for me) but I eventually managed to whittle down my favourite buys for you lovely people and put them in the gallery above.

Simple shapes and bright jewel colours are hot at the moment and will be throughout Autumn/Winter, something that Fashion Union caters for extremely well with an assortment of full skirted dresses, chinos and city shorts that will lend an exciting burst of colour to any wardrobe.

There’s also a clear love for vintage in Fashion Union’s designs, with 50s-esque sun dresses and brightly coloured blouses that tie at the waist. I’ve already earmarked their adorable blue and white striped sundress for payday.

Even more exciting is their shoe section, which is completely in tune with the upcoming Autumn/Winter trends. I’m obsessing slightly over their loafer heels which come in either patent black or cream – check them out in the gallery, then click through to the site and check out the price. Amazing.

Like what you’re hearing? Have a look at ShinyStyle’s top picks from Fashion Union above.

Designer Fashions, Designers, Gallery, London fashion week

Designer Spotlight: The best of House of Holland

By Andrea Petrou on March 17th, 2011

By Emily Borrett.

Autumn/Winter 2007

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We’re at a point at the moment where the British fashion industry has never been so exciting. From veterans like Vivienne Westwood to whippersnappers like Christopher Kane, there is an incredible amount of talent out there right now. For the first time London is definitely giving both Paris and Milan a run for their money as fashion capitals.

There isn’t a designer out there who encompasses everything about London street style quite as well as the House of Holland does. Ever since their 2007 runway show, which saw the model stomp down the runway looking boyish and sexy in a fluorescent T-shirt that boldly stated: “FLICK YA BEAN FOR AGYNESS DEYN.”  Everyone remembers that moment, right? A dedication to Agyness, model of the moment and face of the “new rave” craze, this was a piece that summed up that year in fashion. It was a bold and graphic collection that summed up everything that London style is about: eccentric fashion with a sense of humour. We were all hooked.

Since then creative director Henry Holland has never failed to disappoint us. Always taking a witty approach to luxury designer wear, using surreal prints, camp fabrics and huge furry pom-poms, fashion is fun again. We absolutely adored his recent A/W 2011 collection, which was a range of ladylike skirt suits in fun, bold fabrics teamed up with his trademark slogan T-shirts. Finally, the fashion-savvy young girl has a designer to look to for inspiration. To see our favourite House of Holland moments, check the gallery above.

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