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I left the fashion industry in body 7 years ago, but have not yet managed to fully extricate myself in mind. I like to pretend not to care about what colour is hot and who the hell Cara Delevigne is, like it is some insult to my intellect. But I do care…a lot.

London Fashion Week has just come to close. I no longer decorate the front row of shows at Somerset House, so devouring style.com (and the like) from my office down the road must suffice. Here are some of the pieces I particularly love and will covet until they are rendered irrelevant by the SS15 season shows in September of this year.

J. JS Lee Autumn Winter 2014

Jean-Pierre Braganza Autumn Winter 2014

Jean-Pierre Braganza Autumn Winter 2014

Daks Autumn Winter 2014

Eudon Choi Autumn Winter 2014

Jasper Conran Autumn Winter 2014

Holly Fulton Autumn Winter 2014

Emilia Wickstead Autumn Winter 2014

John Rocha Autumn Winter 2014

1205 Autumn Winter 2014

1205 Autumn Winter 2014

Richard Nicoll Autumn Winter 2014

Nicole Farhi Autumn Winter 2014

Nicole Farhi Autumn Winter 2014

Temperley London Autumn Winter 2014

Mary Katrantzou Autumn Winter 2014

Mary Katrantzou Autumn Winter 2014

Issa Autumn Winter 2014

Peter Pilotto Autumn Winter 2014

Anya Hindmarch Autumn Winter 2014

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Marc Trotereau’s WireShades are more sculpture than shade like, nestling into crannies, hugging wall corners and dropping from the ceiling. The lampshade becomes a unique object, and can by custom made for any type of space. The traditional method of producing lampshades is based on brazing metal rods; a relatively flexible and easy process. Marc Trotereau has challenged this design norm via the creation of a jig, which makes it possible to braze three metal rods together at the same time (see pics below), enabling the production of three-dimensional cubical shapes. The frames are then covered with corrugated plastic or ‘Correx’, a flame retardant and antistatic material. What a result. I particularly love how Trotereau wraps the structure around corners. The result is akin to some forgein matter, secretly observing the world from above.

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Last night while waiting for a medical appointment, through sheer boredom I began flicking through Tatler magazine. Such magazines, in particular their society pages, usually evoke in me a disdain tinged eye roll. But aside my snobbery was put when I came across the design pages. What a little gem of design yumminess came into my consciousness. The new collection from Jamie Hayon for DB Barcelona. Thank you Tatler.

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