Old Tat Magazine

Where fashion and art come together to celebrate a love for old tat.

24 hrs with Illustrator Charlotte Farmer


5.55am  – My alarm goes off (it goes off earlier if I’m going swimming as I like to be out of the pool before the woman with the wonky kick gets in around 7ish). Once the alarm has been stopped it’s off to the kitchen where my cat Margo is waiting, demanding her breakfast. After that  I get ready for either early morning bootcamp or running – I like to do something first thing to make sure that I do leave the house at some point.

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LFW16: Punk, Glamour and a Fashionably Freaky Friday

For AW16, Neslişah Yılmaz and Nur Çağlayan showcased a mesmerising mélange of fun cocktail dresses and stylish eveningwear. The collection was as enticingly hypnotic as it was sophisticated. Gracefully engaging to the eye, it was chic, classy and refined; everything to which Barrus is signature. Figure hugging midi-dresses, pencil skirts and tailored separates elegantly enthralled the catwalk in a mixture of soft pastel Turkish marbling, set against oxblood red, black, jade and emerald green. Ethereal gowns floated with romantic fluidity, alongside feather adornment, fur, pleating, and sequin embellished lace beading. Majestically driven and diversely decadent, the Barrus AW16 collection was without doubt a vision both striking and spellbinding.

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Pleating and embellishment were also seen at Lantern Sense, although executed in a display slightly more androgynous to that showcased at Barrus. Shimmery metallic skirts, sequin adorned tops and feminine pleated separates were offset by tough leather garments and hessian sack canvas. Outfits were styled with boyish footwear, black socks, mirrored eyewear, and oversized faux fur earmuffs and hats. Deconstruction, raw frayed raffia finishing and safety pin fastenings added a hard grunge derived edge, further juxtaposing the softer feminine fabrics and silhouettes. Young, fun, and full of energy, this collection had London street style and 80s punk-rock down to a capital T.

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