It’s London Fashion Week again, how quickly did that come round?

Hard to believe it as it only feels like the last one was last month, but London Fashion Week sure enough is here again. We’re having a change of scene this time, NY fashion week is running at the same time and we shall be accessorizing the Nico Didonna show in the big apple. On the London front we are taking part in The Bloggers Love, London Fashion Week event at the Penthouse in Leicester square,  then it is off to Paris. And after this whirlwind, I shall be back at my desk, working on our Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. Yes,the roller-coaster ride of the fashion industry, or maybe I should say the treadmill, on which you have to stay firmly put!

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PS any of you bloggers out there wishing to come to the Bloggers Love event pls email sawako@nadiaminkoff.com with your details,

x Nadia

Catwalk report #2- so what did we show??

Well, on the clothing front Nico Didonna’s ‘Wrap, Protect & Conceal’ collection had been designed with flexibility and elegance at the forefront. Inspired by winter’s natural vigour, the collection, created with a vibrant and deep colour palette, asymmetrical designs and tactile pleating, embraced the female shape creating a sense of voluptuousness – Nico Didonna’s design trademark.

And as far as the accessories go..Nadia Minkoff London’s accessories were designed to enhance the collection without over shadowing it. Much thought had gone into the fine details and the colour palette to ensure a harmonious marriage of texture, colour and functionality.

Amongst the crowd and stylist pleasers were:

Pleated neck shift dresses with tailored wool jackets and structured, laser cut clutch bags

Light wool and jersey catsuits with zip fronts or halter neck ties, combined with laser cut oversized clutch bags and long,asymmetrical chain and crystal bead earrings.

Draped wool jackets with satin leggings and statement necklaces

Draped jersey evening dresses with thigh high split and crystal bead hoop earrings.

Pics to follow, we hope you like!!

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Dream of seeing a live runway during London Fashion Week? well you’re in with a chance!

Yes, it’s official ! Nico Didonna & Nadia Minkoff London collaborate for the 3rd time during London Fashion Week, Feb 15th at The Bloomsbury set Event!

Cutting edge bespoke tailor and dress designer Nico Didonna  will be presenting his ‘wrap,Protect & conceal ‘ collection in collaboration with London based accessory designer Nadia Minkoff  on Feb 15th as part of the Bloomsbury set event, during London Fashion Week.

The duo who have collaborated for the past 2 seasons are looking forward to hosting their third collaboration, in the heart of Central London to an estimated crowd of 500 guests which will   include 150 press.

The ‘Wrap, Protect & Conceal’ collection has been designed with flexibility and elegance at the forefront. Inspired by winter’s natural vigour, the collection, created with a vibrant and deep colour pallet with symmetrical designs and tactile pleating , embrace the female shape creating a sense of voluptuousness – Nico Didonna’s design trademark.

The accessories have been designed to enhance the collection without over shadowing it. Much thought has gone into the fine details and the colour pallete to ensure a harmonious marriage of texture, colour and functionality.

The Bloomsbury Set event, now in its 4th season, is the brain child of affinity branding expert Stephen Mahoney and fashion consultant/journalist Cristina Polizzi. The emphasis is to bring together high quality designers and products, 2 daily runway offerings  and static show, in order to create a lifestyle event within London Fashion Week.

You can win 2 tickets and an opportunity to win  a Nadia Minkoff London Belgravia Crystal clutch by visiting Zoe Griffin’s ‘Live like a VIP’

Go on, it may well be you!

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From catwalk to high street

It must be obvious by my lack of posts since our London Fashion Week catwalk that I’ve just not had the time to write, so much so that I actually feel like I have writers block today when in fact- I have so much to say!

The press have been very kind to us this time round, we are loving the attention and the interest which, we seem to be receiving daily, our press page for Sept is nice and full and October looks very promising too!

But the nicest part of it all, as a designer, is seeing how our catwalk creations translate from the runway to the high street. At Nico Didonna’s shop you can now treat yourself ( and yes, it is a treat) to one of his amazing catwalk creations complete with our Nadia Minkoff London accessories.  One of the oldest and most established UK brands have bought some of our  catwalk statement pieces for their stores, soon to hit their shelves.It’s a real move for them from very classy to very trendy!

We are currently working on a range of bespoke catwalk inspired pieces, very glamorous but we think timeless for a fantastic new  website. And our on website is getting ready to embrace our AW2013 range including a whole section of our catwalk one off’s!

That said, our next LFW catwalk is scheduled to take place in Feb 2014, so work on our Winter 2014 collection will start in earnest by the end of this month. Always one step ahead, that’s the name of the game.

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Photos: Nico Didonna AW13 collection with Nadia Minkoff London accessories

Scenes from a catwalk…

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So, Saturday Sept 14th was our  ‘D-day’ , catwalk day at London Fashion Week. Stressful at the best of times, we endured a last minute change of location due to unforeseen circumstances, which made this one twice as stressful. But as the guests took to their seats, the press to their stand and the models turned on their charm and grace, it just seemed to flow. Tailored dogs tooth suits with flared trousers and over sized clutch bags, flowing kimono style chiffon dresses with mini retro bags  and  lots of pearls. Next, the full length cowl back evening dresses with half crescent earrings and statement chokers, and see through sequined palazzo trousers with classic tote bags. It’s now a case of sending the images to the press and the buyers and seeing which of these looks will work their way into the mass market next summer and into our wardrobes!

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LAST CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS FOR OUR LONDON FASHION WEEK CATWALK

LAST CHANCE TO WIN TICKETS FOR OUR LONDON FASHION WEEK CATWALK

Last chance to win a ticket for you+1 for our London Fashion Week catwalk, which will be held in central London on Sept 14th at 13:00, is Wed 11th at midday!
Just email enquiries@nadiaminkoff.com with your name and your friends name or tweet us @NadiaMinkoff , hurry!!

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WIN tickets for our London Fashion Week catwalk!

WIN tickets for our London Fashion Week catwalk!

If you love fashion and are in London on Sept 14th 2013, here’s your chance to win a ticket for you and a friend to see our London Fashion Week catwalk with Nico Didonna in central London. just email us at enquiries@nadiaminkoff.com or tweet us @NadiaMinkoff and let us know your names. You’ve got till midday Wed Sept 11th to enter so hurry, hurry!

Crowd watching at the catwalk

ImageImageImageImageWell, it feels like I have been off the radar for ages now, no posts for over a week!! I guess you can never tell the impact of a major event till it’s well and truly over. So my big event, the London Fashion Week catwalk with Nico Didonna was a whirlwind of frantic preparation and last minute amendments. And on the night? well, it just couldn’t have gone better, one of those nights were everything slots into place and it all works out great. Since then I have been ‘recovering’, having some quiet time, re-charging my batteries in preparation for yet another season. So here are some of my crowd pics for you ( and our curtain call). As you can imagine, we had a fantastically eclectic crowd ( well, you would expect that from London Fashion Week)  we even had some very trendy and very well behaved fashionista pooches!

Friday is catwalk day!

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So this is it, Friday 15th and our début catwalk this evening in collaboration with Nico Didonna. Wow, talk about an adrenaline rush and the anticipation is just about killing me.. is the press going to turn up as expected?are they going to like it? are the buyers going to turn up and like it? are my personal guests going to turn up and like it? have we got it right? are we going to managed to dress up the models during the scene changes with no major drama’s??  Well, at least we are all prepared, with our accessories neatly sorted by groups and scenes.  So,bring it on I say!

Post show pics and comments to follow, don’t worry, whatever the outcome I’m going to be telling you all about it.

x Nadia