Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Lowdown on the Latest Trends This Coming Year

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Lowdown on the Latest Trends This Coming Year

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Byline: LAURA CRAIK

(1) Comfy: boyfriend jeans [pounds sterling]155, Current/Elliott available at Selfridges (0800 1234 00) (2) Peachy: dress [pounds sterling]269, Alice + Olivia (www.net-a-porter.com) (3) Floral filler: Keepall Sprouse bag from [pounds sterling]1,140, Louis Vuitton (020 7399 4050) (4) Budding beauty: the latest muse of Burberry, Eden Clark (5) Dazzling: sequin top and skirt by Ppeter Ppilotto from a selection at Hharvey Nnichols (020 7584 0011 (6) Star support: Katie Ggrand (second from right) is set to launch her new publication with the help of Aagyness Ddeyn, singer Bbeth Dditto and a few of her celebrity friends (7) A real gem: jewelled cuff [pounds sterling]732, Llanvin available at Dover Street Market (020 7518 0680)

THE LABEL PETER PILOTTO

Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are fine examples of how London fashion week is now a truly international showcase. Born in Austria and Libya respectively, they still chose to show in London, where their softly sculptural collection was met with great acclaim. Singer Rihanna is already a fan..

THE NEW BRAND CURRENT/ELLIOTT

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott were stylists for 10 years before launching their denim range. Rather than using new fabric, they source vintage denim and remake it into contemporary pieces.

The result: ultra-comfortable jeans, skirts and dresses imbued with real character.

Hugely popular in their native LA (the Olsen twins are fans), expect this brand to take London by storm when it launches in Selfridges in 2009..

THE COLOUR ORANGE

I know: terrifying, isn't it? But banish all worries about lurid tangerine (although it, too, is fashionable next season) the new orange comes in myriad hues, from dark and burnt shades to pale and peachy. With so many variations to choose from, only the pickiest would have trouble embracing this optimistic colour. …

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