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BRITISH July 2014

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Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Enriocco

Editor’s PA Sophia Moretti 07914962760 Fashion Editor

Moira Valenti

Features Editor

Isabelle Porteous

Beauty & Fitness Editor Caroline Topperman

Bridal Editor

Emily Williams


George Watts Belinda Chorley Vicki Lord Kelly Millar Suzanne Bernie Susan Yates


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Kirsti Reid, Jodie Edwards, Allie Smith Kimberleigh Spreadbury Maggie Reid, Rebecca Martin

In House Artists

Alex Douglas Newton Caroline Jeffery

Photographer Liam Smith

International Presenter Ileana Madarnaz

International Videographer Lizbella Molina

HR Manager Samantha Roberts Sales Team Vicoria Hewitt Anna Wilson

Contents Regulars

Cover Look

10 Editor’s Letter 36 Fashion Loves 70 Wedding Fairy SOS (Philanthropy)

Fashion, Womens 12 22 24 26

K Alexandra, Le Debut Summertime Glamour Adult Florals Burberry Beauty & Accessories 28 Summer Swimwear 30 Swimwear Editorial

Photographer & Art Director: Christian Hough Model: Andrew Huang (AMCK) Designs by: Helen Anthony Shoes: Grenson Fashion Stylist: Lacry Puravu Make-up Artists: Donna Oliveiro & Silvia Saccinto Hair Stylist: Gabriella Ventura

Fashion, Mens 42 Helen Anthony debut 46 Helen Anthony Kings Road Collection 48 Mens Editorial 54 Helen Anthony, Rose Mary Collection 56 Mens Editorial 62 SS15 Menswear: Kent & Curwen, DKNY, Topman, Gieves & Hawkes 64 Christopher Raeburn SS15 Menswear 66 Kit Neale SS15 Menswear 68 KTZ, John Smedley, Moschino

Photography by Christian Hough


EDITOR’S LETTER This month’s spotlight focuses on British MODE writer, Kirsti Alexandra Reid who launches her own label, ‘K Alexandra’, alongside a beautifully crafted ‘Le Debut’ collection. For men’s design talent we highlight the work of rising star Helen Anthony, who showcases chameleon-like brilliance throughout the range of his seamlessly tailored bespoke designs (pictured left). Combining avant-garde undertones with daring hints of retro, Anthony meshes the edgy and enduring throughout a new collection of remastered jackets, all of which form an intriguing take on knits and leathers. Meanwhile we recap the hottest trends from SS15 menswear, which currently serves as the fastest area of growth within the fashion industry. Juxtaposing quintessentially British design and tailoring straight from Savile Row, against urban warrior themed 21st century gladiators, spring/summer 2015 is undoubtedly ablaze with a plethora of hues, styles and silhouettes. As always, enjoy this month’s issue and do be sure to tweet us @BritishMODE or by using #BritishMODE

Gabriella Enriocco

Gabriella Enriocco, Editor-in-Chief



Designer Profile: Kirsti Alexandra Reid The Debut Collection


Photographer: Stephen Potter Model: Destiny Carlisle *Maureen Martin agency MUA/hair: Tara Tennyson Location: University of Ulster Belfast 13

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“I design clothing to enhance the confidence of the urban woman, feeding into her need to exude sensuality and femininity whilst keeping a hold of her power hungry and professional nature� -Kirsti Alexandra Reid 14

Model wears cream jacket from Le Debut collection ÂŁ255.00 15

Model wears coat in black ÂŁ620.00, and patterned dress ÂŁ305.00 16



British MODE writer, Kirsti Alexandra Reid, branches out into the fabulous world of fashion. Revisiting multicultural experiences, the K Alexandra brand’s Debut collection is an intriguing fusion of French/English origin.


Founded by Kirsti Alexandra Reid, BA Hons Fashion graduate of Belfast School Of Art, K Alexandra sets foot in industry with the launch of its coveted Autumn/Winter 14 collection entitled Le Debut. Drawing inspiration from her time spent living and working in Paris, Le Debut encompasses the fast-paced and futuristic nature of the Metropolitan Railway System. Channelling her thirst for travel and fascination with French culture, K Alexandra’s designs move kinetically on the spectrum between the classic and the contemporary, designing luxury staple garments with a particular focus on tailored silhouettes. Le Debut embraces the personification of the modern day, urban woman.


She dares to wear contradicting fabrics that are both rich yet humble. Reid is enamoured by the pleasurable splendour of city life and often toys with a more ambiguous, androgynous look. Nonetheless her overall style remains overtly feminine through the use of subtle yet sensuous accents to her garments such as the exposure of a neckline. The woman who dons such attire is slightly suggestive and provocative, commanding undivided attention as she enters a room. Le Debut allows the wearer to adopt the personality of the clothing, an thus become their most confident self. Key fabrics for the collection include a luxurious metallic hair on cow hide leather and liquid patent and metallic leather vinyl in pewter and kohl black. With an entirely metallic monochrome colour palette, K Alexandra has produced one of a kind, bespoke digital prints from hand rendered illustrations and photography of the Parisian rain on the windows of the metro. It’s clear to see that this collection has set a directional and distinguishable style for the brand. From concept creation to sampling and production, Reid adopts a hands on approach to production, ensuring her involvement in each process of the design is at the forefront. 19

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Debut n/Winter 4/15


Fausto Puglisi embellished short top £5,894.53

If you’re off to an event, or any type of summertime soiree, here are a selection of some of our favourite pieces for that special occasion.

Summertime Glamour Selecting brassy, coppery or golden tones as an accent colour is a beautiful way to tie any ensemble together. Not only are these colours complimentary to a plethora of other hues, they’re easy to wear alongside a variety of accessories.


Atelier Mercadal two tone sandals £204.17

Tres Chic S.A.R.T.O.R.I.A.L embroidered trousers £187.00 2

Jose Barrera Coin necklace £748.70

Rosantica long bead and chain necklace £338.29

Go for gold with these beautiful necklaces from Jose Barrera and Rosantica; A beautiful pairing with Tres Chic S.A.R.T.O.R.I.A.L’s embroidered trousers.


Whilst many assume that the floral trend has captured the heart’s of millions of women across the nation, it is still the case that florals can look somewhat young and out of place when worn in certain settings. Nonetheless, as with any pattern or style, it can always be worn in a variety of ways to best suit the wearer. Here at British MODE we want to change the opinion that florals are overly girly and somewhat immature, and for that we’re turning to Burberry to show us how it’s done. 24



Bailey’s showcase was in a word, dreamlike. Cocoon jackets, bowbacked knits, pencil skirts featuring geometric floral cutouts, a gem-embellished vinyl jacket and petal appliqué clutches all graced the catwalk in an array of innocently sweet pastel hues. Interwoven with this play on the classically feminine were a selection of reinvented 1950’s pin-up looks, all encapsulated within a range of monochrome garments. This highly adorned collection reveals a more playful, less structured side to the Burberry brand.


The Petal in deerskin with flowers (top) & embossed dégradé leather (bottom)


Two clear favourites from the Burberry ss14 accessories range, both clutches feature 3D elements. The Petal in deerskin is a grained deerskin bag embellished with hand-applied scattered flowers. The latter is a beautiful tactile, folded leather bag lined in grosgrain with exploding check graphics, featuring a handsprayed dégradé effect.exploding check graphic design.

Runway Nail Collection This lovely six-piece nail polish collection features new summer shades taken straight from the Prorsum ss14 runway. With hues of Pale Grape, Sage Green, Rose Pink, Mink, Pale Yellow and Dusky Mauve, there’s simply something for everyone. Formulated with patent-pending technology, Burberry Nail Polish has a protective and long-lasting high-gloss finish with accelerated drying and hardening time.


SUMMER SWIMWEAR Blue floral 3D detail peplum dress £80.00, River Island

Deep Sea Diver Channel your inner Lara Croft with this stylish Lisa Marie Fernandez 'Elisa Maillot' one piece, £330.67


lue Man abstract printed swimsuit £72.31




This ruched bikini top in coral features a halterneck with both tie and clip fastening, cut out details and a classic golden curved bar accent to the neckline .

Sumarie 'Chrysler' swimsuit £349.00


Get glam with Dior Addict Extreme Limited Edition in the shade Pandore £24.00

SUMMER SWIMWEAR Multicoloured and floral , this beautiful bikini from Roberto Cavalli is ultra feminine .


Marni winged earrings £280.00

Make a statement in these Gianvito Rossi 'Marlenee' sandals £495.87

Blue Man butterfly wing print bikini £69.46

Linda Farrow Blue Lens Tortoiseshell Sunglasses £475.00 29



Photographed by Trevor Godinho Model Vanessa Villegas (Compass Model Management & Black Artemic Inc.) Shot in Mykonos, Greece and Poseidon Resort

Model wears Yamamay Swimwear Bikini Top £23.88 and Bikini Bottom £13.50

Model wears Yamamay Swimwear Bikini Top £23.88, Bikini Bottom £13.49 and Mesh Top from Zara £39.85

Loves Karen Millen Round Dial Thin Bracelet Strap Watch £145.00

Gonzalo Cutrina Sim Sala Bim earings £95.00

Marni chunky bracelet £273.37 Emporio Armani textured tote £691.97

Shourouk 'Lady' cocktail ring £271.66 36

Victoria Beckham skinny jeans £166.58

Leivankash turtle ring £516.84

Erika Cavallini Semi Couture 'Messenger Anna' shoulder bag £299.00 Shourouk 'Lady' cocktail ring £271.66

Michael Kors Channing 38mm Watch £229.00

AERIN McElroy Leather Sandal £255.00


Rupert Sanderson 'Tallyho' sandals £593.72

Tom Ford Jackie O sunglasses £252.01

Thomasine shell cuff £334.88

Valentino Garavani fringed sandals £665.00


Alexander McQueen Sphere Skull Clutch £1,095.00

Victoria Beckham 'Classic Aviator' sunglasses £371.61

Salvatore Ferragamo strappy shopper tote £760.31

Shourouk 'Cobra' chandelier earring £703.94

Lanvin crystal embellished bracelet £508.30

Saint Laurent 'Classic Paris 110' ankle boots £1,077.64 39

Philippe Model pointed stiletto shoes £340.00

Larissa Hadjio cat ears detail visor £188.00

Stella Mc Cartney bootcut jeans £255.00

Franz Marfurt Luncerne Cross necklace £2,562.84

Kenzo 'K' tank top £100.00

Charlotte Olympia zip detail clutch £1,298.27


Sophie Hulme striped backpack £785.00

Vanrycke cross necklace £252.01

Castañer ankle strap sandal £166.58

Opening Ceremony 'Jindo' sandals £184.52

Noemi Klein 'Meteora' stud earrings £186.00

Bao Bao Issey Miyake iridescent cross squares shopper tote £542.47 Uke bodycon mini skirt £203.32 41

Photographer & Art Director: Christian Hough Models: Owen Burley, Christopher Scott Harden (AMCK), George Hammond (AMCK), Andrew Huang (AMCK) Designs by: Helen Anthony Shoes: Grenson Fashion Stylist: Lacry Puravu Make-up Artists: Donna Oliveiro & Silvia Saccinto Hair Stylist: Gabriella Ventura 42



et to be one of Savile Row’s future finest, upcoming design genius, Anthony, of Helen Anthony, is already making waves in the world of menswear. From a young age Anthony was utterly enthralled with the memorising materials used by his great-grandmother, Helen Thomas. A catalyst for his childhood curiosity, the designer pays homage to a talented woman to whom he attributes the foundation of his career, with a one half namesake of the label. ‘Fashion is an art and craft that reflects on the nature of the body and on individual creativity,’ an ideal which is thoroughly embraced by the brand. With the unique ability to maintain a classic, sharply tailored style yet adapt to the ever changing moods and trends of the industry, Anthony’s chameleon-like sensibility enables a smooth transition between autumn/winter and spring/ summer collections, whilst keeping the integrity of the brand’s signature style. ‘We are the quiet confidence, the assured style. We are the unique statement, that brave message that delineates us from the rest. We are the break in the grey, the change in the tempo, the double take though a crowd. Bold, innovative forward thinking, yet time-


lessly classic, we are the second guess, the elegant contradiction. We are the difference and a step outside of the usual. Whether it is for a simple day to day touch of class, or a striking show of refinement, our lines of fine bespoke tailored suits have something for every occasion.’ This statement from the brand only serves to further highlight their passion, dedication and clear commitment to producing one-ofa-kind garments which are centred around and cater to the individual, for a truly personalised experience. For the brands glorious autumn/ winter 13-14 debut collection the designer was inspired by the beauty of life and creation. Anthony uses his razor-sharp eye for clean lines to specially cut and tailor each garment and the result is truly astonishing. Incorporating an intriguing blend of three styles of lapel (shawl, peak and notch) the designer’s first collection housed bespoke suits with a glovelike fit which gently caress the contours of the male form to perfectly accentuate a tight, well-toned physique. Though the collection is classically cut the materials provide a beautiful dynamism, ranging from the softer velvet and wool, to naturalistic tweed and the less organic Acrylic, polyester and viscose blends. With a tonal colour palette ranging from mustard, midnight violet and charcoal grey to a complimentary pairing of soft mint green resting against deep emerald, there truly is something for every type of soirée or social milieu.

45 Prices range from £800 for a 2 piece suit to £1000 for a 3 piece.




Model wears leather Field Jacket from the latest King’s Road collection

Model wears a black leather biker jacket from the latest Kings Road collection

Relive your youth and revisit your wild child with Helen Anthony’s King’s Road collection.

Models wear leather jackets from the latest Kings Road collection. See www. for pricing information



We are Helen Anthony. Choose who you want to be. Decide who you are. 54


etro meets avant-garde in Helen Anthony’s new ‘Rose Mary’ collection, which focuses solely on luxurious hand knit jumpers which fall within the main collection of ‘Bold & Elegant Creation’. Chunky, oversized dense knits create the appearance of a masculine silhouette and form a strong outline to the physique. Nonetheless each jumper is hand crafted from only the finest Welsh yarn which gives a lightweight feel to the garment.


erein a colossal of colours collide in naturalistic earthy hues to reflect the multi-tonal hues of nature. Each jumper has a powerfully descriptive name mirroring the colour signature. Names include: Elephant’s Day Dream, Wasabi Squeeze, Cherry, Autumn Leaves, Velvet Leaf, Oyster Blush. The cuffs, neckline and hemline are accented with large ribbed detailing, tapering the line of the garment to conform to the body. As pictured, each jumper can easily be styled with skinny jeans or form fitting trousers for a relaxed yet urban feel. @HelenAnthonys 55

Model wears chunky knit jumper from Helen Anthony’s Rose Mary collection

Model wears multi-tonal lightweight knit jumper from Helen Anthony’s Rose Mary collection

Model wears a bold bluechunky knit jumper from Helen Anthony’s Rose Mary collection

Kent & Curwen

Shaun James Cox, BFC

Lemon yellow florals & oversized prints give a 1970s psychedelic feel to Topman’s collection, pictured below.

Kensington Leverne, BFC


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From re-envisioned biker jackets to floral Amazonian motifs, SS15 is vibrant, daring and dynamic.


Shaun James Cox, BFC

Saville Row’s finest, the Royally appointed Gives & Hawkes, presented a sharp collection of classically tailored ensembles.

Gieves & Hawkes Kensington Leverne, BFC

DKNY (pictured above) combine New York City pin-sharp tailoring with beloved baseball tops in base tones of midnight blue, steel and grey.


Shaun James Cox, BFC


Christopher Raeburn

Raeburn’s SS15 collection is laced with a militant undertone. Unlike the Arctic themed AW14 collection, for summer 2015 Raeburn refashioned MIG fighter jet suits into wearable urban hoodies, using his favourite recycled materials.


Relive the memory of quintessentially British holiday’s with Kit Neale’s SS15 collection. Cartoon cacti printed shirt/short combos graced the catwalk, whilst models wearing bottle-top earrings, silk head-to-toe print tracksuits, and hand embroidered t-shirts followed suit.


Shaun James Cox BFC

Kit Neale


A nautical inspired collection was debuted by Smedley featuring updated fisherman knits with a micro-texture finish, grandad collar tops, joggers, polos and shorts. Meanwhile over at Moschino it was an all American affair with models sporting dreadlocks whilst wearing soda can slogan inspired suits, encrusted capes and signs, duffle bags, baseball boots, sliders, and rain macs.



Dan Sims, BFC

Sam Wilson, BFC

With a strictly black, white and orange colour palette inspired by Greek soldiers and gods, KTZ’s muscular models sported innovative, mythologically charged garments. Leather cap and visor helmets, patch-worked printed and sequinned oversized shirts and gladiator-esque sandals were but a few things n show. Boxer style gloves cup the palms of a model wearing an oversized sheer mesh shirt featuring b&w detailing from shoulder to cuff whilst a slick shiny leather coats hangs from the shoulder of a model sporting a laurel leaf chain featuring a god-head.


Dan Sims, BFC


The Wedding Fairy’s


Celebrate saying I do all over again… Our wedding fairy, the creator and founder of NATIONAL WEDDING DAY is thrilled to be launching this years event EXCLUSIVELY in BritishMODE! And we need your help! Yes Ladies and Gents, it’s time to dust down your wedding dress, dry clean your morning suit and re-live your big day all over again. Whoever said a girl only get’s to wear the dress of her dreams once was lying, because now you get to embrace and rejoice in the moment you said I do every 12 months and it’s all for an incredible cause!

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he Wedding Fairy’s NATIONAL WEDDING DAY is all about celebrating the most sensational day of your life and it doesn’t matter whether you were married 10 years ago, getting hitched tomorrow, or even in 2 years time. This is a chance to celebrate, whilst at the same time supporting and raising money for your favourite charity.

This is a chance to celebrate, whilst at the same time supporting and raising money for your favourite charity. From hosting a bbq for all your old wedding guests to recreating the chaos of your stag n hen – literally anything goes! Maybe you could rock the first dance all over again or even host a pre-wedding day celebration to get everyone buzzing before the big day. It really doesn’t matter what you do, the important bit is to make sure you raise as much cash as you can for your chosen charity. In 2012 The official launch party for National Wedding Day took place on Weds 1st August for Cancer Research UK at The Stade in Hastings and included a wedding vow renewal, catwalk show, lots of wedding dresses and a whole host of live entertainment! This year, The Wedding Fairy is officially supporting The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, which helps those who are terminally ill plan their big day.

For details on how you can donate wedding dresses and more to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation visit:

Whether you are an individual wanting to host a party or a Company who wants to support us, find out more via

Follow George on twitter @Weddingfairyuk & Facebook via Weddingfairyuk 55 71

British MODE July 2014 / SS15 Menswear Edit  

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