FAKE London: The F/W Comeback

Iconic Britpop Label FAKE London makes it’s UK comeback this season after a 3 year hiatus with a gritty collection which more than pays homage to it’s Nineties roots.

Hefty plastic zips, good old English tweed and totes masquerading as grocery bags emblazoned with the legend ‘Buy British’ vie alongside spray-painted denim, vintage braces and silver nylon windcheaters for the retro-kitsch top spot. While the woollen parka and tattered red Union Jack dress (Kate Moss already has her name down for one) are sure-fire sellouts.

Based in London and founded by Desiree Mejer in 1997 the quirky label, famous for it’s cult-spawning Union Jack and British Bull Dog iconography and coveted by the likes of Madonna and Gwen Stefani, goes on sale at harveynichols.com from the 12th July: head here to view the collection.

Original FAKE London images courtesey of Grazia Fashion.

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Lula Loves…and so do we

UK fashion magazine Lula is celebrating its 5th birthday this month in its own inimitable style (gently kitsch, sugary-sweet…roll out the soft focus, add a wash of dreamy haze and stir in some guileless sexuality…) with a Lula Loves pop-up shop in collaboration with the colossus of retail aristocracy Harvey Nichol’s.

The store – designed and produced by Fiona Leahy and curated by Lula founder Leith Clark –  features a selection of Clark’s (soon to be your) favourite things including one-off pieces by Rodarte, Erdem, Charles Anastase, Miu Miu, Lover and Sonia Rykiel, some insanely covetable cult archive revivals (notably the Miu Miu glitter shoe) as well as a selection of books and music from the renowned artist/ writer/ film maker Liz Goldwyn and the insanely talented illustrator Daisy de Villeneuve along with other illustrious members of the Clarkian inner-circle (Derek Blasberg, Melissa Auf Der Mauer…)

The whole set up, found in the newly opened concept space on the fourth floor, is sheer Lula magic – a celebration of the ethereal, whimsical and beautiful. Well (I’m not sure how much I can stress this!) worth a visit, even if it is only to briefly exchange the non-stop monotony of the real world for a nostalgic jaunt through a sigh-provoking wonderland.
In fact I love it so much I’m considering relocating from my beloved E2 to planet Lula.

Images with profuse thanks to Style Bubble; click through to view more Lula gorgeousness (one of these days I shall get my hands on a half decent camera) and/or for the inside scoop (plus pics) on the launch night head over to Fashion Bite.

The Lula Loves pop-up shop is open in-store and online until the 1st August.

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