Japanese and Vintage – Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A

During an afternoon at Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto’s exhibition in the Victoria and Albert museum I was treated to some stunning garments, not just in Yamamoto’s collection, but also on some rather well turned out museum visitors. Pace and his pal Hsiang let me have a quick snap of them outside the exhibition. I was particularly struck by Hsiang’s fantastic black and cream chunky platforms, ever so slightly reminiscent of morris dancing shoes.

Kenzo Shirt, Plus J Jacket and a Bowler HatPace is wearing Kenzo shirt, Plus J jacket, All Saints boots and a hat he picked up in York.

Vintage Green DressHsiang is wearing a vintage cotton dress, vintage hat and a necklace handmade by herself, not forgetting those brilliant shoes with her orange pop socks.

Yohji Yamamoto at the V & A museumYohji Yamamoto’s exhibition at the V & A museum.

Andy Bumpus – Street Style Illustration

Andy Bumpus’s street style fashion illustrations

Illustrator and photographer Andy Bumpus offers his take on some of the Nicely Turned Out muses. His colourful linear portraits, ever so slightly haunting with no facial outline or features except for the subjects mouth, provide a unique style of fashion illustration. He recently produced show report illustrations for Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s catwalk shows over S/S London Fashion Week, which have been featured on Vogue.com and Amelia’s Magazine.

Andy Bumpus Fashion Illustration Floral TrousersShoreditch New York Style

Andy Bumpus Fashion Illustration ChinosHarem Pants Truman Brewery, Shoreditch

Andy Bumpus Fashion Illustration Sophia HefferSophia Heffer, vintage shorts and wooly jumper

Pick Me Up at Somerset House

Pick Me Up at Somerset House. Artist Seiko Kato and Ian Emes with their London street style fashion. Agnes B, Cos, Reiss, American Retro and Ca4la.

Whilst on the look out for some illustration inspiration at Pick Me Up graphic arts fair in Somerset House I admired the work of artist Seiko Kato who happened to be hanging out next to her mesmerising collages with her companion Ian Emes. Not only is this lady super talented (and nice), she also has great classic style. She had on a Cos dress, cute victorian lace-up boots and a hat by Japanese miliner Ca4la. Ian was wearing an Agnes B shirt, coat from Reiss and a hat from American Retro.

Seiko Kato at Pick Me Up