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Runway inspiration: S/S 15

Pucci
                             Gareth Pugh

                             Dolce&Gabbana
                             Phillip Plein

                             Pucci

                            Bottega veneta

Autumn's barely started and I'm already looking forward to next summer, Story of my life!
It doesn't help that I've still got a pair of shorts waiting to be made sitting on my sewing table.
That aside, I'm being drawn to simple shapes, sporty looks and soft tailoring from the S/S15 runway so far.
I'm also in love with the Bottega Veneta bow adorned hoodie,(see last image, above) so much so I've been sketching out my own version, complete with leggings to go with it......

Any looks taking your fancy?
All images from style.com

In my sketch book: Vol 2

The paper in my sketchbook isn't of very good quality (it's the one I carry round with me) so I usually avoid using marker pen/inks/watercolour types of media as they go straight through the paper. I'm not a huge fan of colouring pencils either but my boyfriend dug out his old but massive set of colouring pencils so I've been using these to add a splash of colour here and there.....






This last sketch was done much earlier in the year at the time I had a huge urge to use beads in my sewing and really wanted to create a boucle dress with faux collar and pockets sewn on in pearls. I'm not quite in that frame of mind right now but who knows the urge may take me once again at some point but I really should get through the mountain of sewing that has piled up first. 

British couture: Ralph & Russo

The brilliantly talented duo behind Ralph&Russo (Tamara Ralph & Micheal Russo) are both Australian. Their fashion house however, 'Ralph & Russo' is based in London, and thus are the first and only house in Britain to be selected by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show on the official Paris Haute Couture week - Ooooo get them!!!

I think it would be rather exciting to work at their altiear in London, it also makes me feel quite proud as a seamstress to know that we have an official couture house based here in the u.k!!

Admittedly I have to say that I've only recently become aware of the Ralph & Russo brand, but I can quickly see why they are a popular choice with celebrities and international Royalty! 
I'm certain  a successfulfuture lies ahead for this talented duo.

Images from Catwalking.com
To see more of their work visit Ralph&Russo