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A Star is Born at LFW - Meet Molly Goddard

Jan Shutt

PFW ended this week, bringing a close to Fashion Week around the world for another season. The Chanel show was the closing highlight with Lagerfeld's space age theme collection featuring futuristic fabrics, intertwined with the heritage black and white tweed. The general mood from the likes of Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham et AL was that of empowering women, so with this in mind and after celebrating another International Women's Day earlier this week, it seems only fitting to share this story...

 

My personal highlight over the weeks has been meeting the designer Molly Goddard. She may not be a household name yet, but at 28, she is well on her way after her colourful and voluminous dresses stole the weeks' shows at LFW.

British designer, Molly Goddard, showing her collection at London Fashion Week 

British designer, Molly Goddard, showing her collection at London Fashion Week 

 

The day we encountered Molly was a day featuring some high profile shows - Versus (secondary collection from Italian fashion house Versace),  with a starry front row and big name models. House of Holland also showed on the Saturday (Henry Holland, our local celebrity from Edenfield), with his faithful tribe of It girls. But the anticipation and excitement was for the London designer, Molly Goddard, who has rocketed to prominence.

Her front row included key fashion editors including - Suzy Menkes, Alexandra Shulman and uber cool retailers included Colette (Paris) and Dover Street Market.

Agyness Deyn, (another Rossendale-born celebrity), wore Goddard when she was married last summer to Joel McAndrew. Rihanna is a big fan too and has been seen in a Goddard pink tulle mini dress. Actress Zawe Ashton also wore a gingham Goddard dress at the recent ELLE Style Awards.

Her hand writing is volume, colour and a frill odyssey.

Three years ago Goddard's first collection was made on a sewing machine in the family home for £50. Today the collections are produced in a factory in north London and sold to over 30 stores throughout the world.

 

On meeting her she was both modest and humorous. Willing to have her picture taken for this blog flashing her lovely mane of auburn hair and posing with wit and fun.

She has arrived and the story continues...

Molly Goddard in the press - featured in The Observer to high acclaim following her LFW showing 

Molly Goddard in the press - featured in The Observer to high acclaim following her LFW showing 

Trends from Copenhagen Fashion Week

Sunday Best

It's been a busy few weeks for us here at Sunday Best - we're in the midst of buying season. So although Spring/Summer collections have just landed in store, we're already looking ahead to Autumn/Winter 17 which seems madness, but in reality, that's just how far ahead we have to make our buying decisions! 

Jan visited Copenhagen Fashion Week and came back with a host of trend ideas from the brands and people she came across on her trip...

Just in COPENHAGEN checking out the Danes and their style of dressing. They have incredible feminine style. THE STATEMENT SLEEVE was worked into dresses, shirting and knitwear. From deep double cuffs,to cuff ties,to bell sleeves and rouching.

A colour that seemed to stand out wasyellow a rich deep mustard shade. From joggers to knits and outerwear. Not the easiest colour but when it is on trend we forget all the rules and rationale of "do I suit the colour"? So one piece in the colour of the moment as a high lighter , will do the trick.

Lofina shoes are a favourite with all the SB team and they showed the rubber sole leather boot in deep yellow. Plus, style-savvy Victoria Beckham was spotted out shopping in London this month wearing mustard flared trousers. So if it's good enough for VB, perhaps mustard has to be at least worth a consideration.


7/8th trousers skimming the ankle, showing off boots and shoes are still a part of our staple wardrobe and this will take us safely into the new spring season. The androgynous trouser with a cuff hem and soft pleating, can be mixed with the super feminine shirting with statement sleeves and trainers and look uber cool.
 

More buying adventures to follow... 

SB x

Win a £50 BKLYN hat for you and your Best Friend

Emma Smart

Winter is coming and the most stylish way to stay warm this season should include BKLYN  - the luxurious £50 knitted hats with interchangeable pom-poms, so you can mix it up depending on your outfit choice. 

We are offering one lucky winner and their Best Friend the chance to win one each. 

To enter, all you'll need to do is head to our INSTAGRAM, find the competition post, and tag your Best Friend. 

The winner will be chosen at random and we'll make sure you receive your BKLYN hats of choice in time for the festive season!   Closing date 18th December 2016.

GOOD LUCK! SB x 

T&Cs - Prize cannot be exchanged for different product/for cash value. Once notified, the winner will have 5 working days to respond (via Instagram). 

Sonia Rykiel

Emma Smart

Fashion designer, eccentric, flamboyant, “Queen of Knitwear, who has died aged 86.

Born into a very bourgeois family, she was the oldest of five children, living in the plush Parisian suburb of Neuilly. Her father a Romanian watchmaker and Russian housewife mother.
She never intended to be a fashion designer, however chance and circumstances directed her there, when she married Sam Rykiel boutique owner and it was the start of pret-a-porter. She never trained as a designer, she just made clothes for herself and friends loved them,so she made more and together with a collegue from the left bank boutique, the designer was born.
Her forward thinking designs were know as “unfashion” with inside out stitching, no hems and was the first designer to use slogans and trompe l’oeil motif on her luxury knitwear. This creativity has been much used over the years with graffiti slogans on Louis Vuitton bags, when the creative director was Marc Jacobs, to Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana, who always playfully work on this theme. Anya Hindmarch has launched her new ready to wear collection and included fried eggs and ghost motifs. All these luxury designers are at the top of their game and did the Rykiel mode have an influence?

The buyers at Sunday Best on many occasions viewed her signature colourful collection, but never truly fell in love with it enough to buy it. However her creativity and sense of intellectual humour was admired and appreciated.

Her no size approach to fashion was her philosophy.” What counts is attitude” was her mantra.

Sonia RYKIEL born May 25 1930 died August 25 2016