Alana Hale – The best of LA Fashion/ London Calling

The first designer I met at the LA Fashion display on Brick Lane was the stunning Alana Hale, who is one of those innately glamorous people that make you feel instantly dowdy in comparison…and more inclined to want to spend money on some new togs and even a new face and haircut.

Overall her collection is extremely feminine but at times pieces are given a harder edge by combining more robust fabrics like black leather with the delicate materials. For those that veer towards classic and simple there are stunning sheer blouses and strap tops but there are more than a few quirky elements for the daring dressers out there. She incorporates the fun and whimsy with the use of feathers and fur… but maintains wearability by opting for neutral tones.  I a bit fan for the column maxi dress/skirt looks that are so popular ay the moment and Ms Hale had some particularly fine examples of these, particularly a stunning sequined one which would make you Studio 54 ready in an instant. 

The colour and the 3D flowers are pretty and ethereal, but the leather trim toughens the look up

I love the retro disco feel of these pieces

Alana even designed these statement pieces of jewellery

We have been seeing eye popping neons combined with neutral tones for the last few season and it has continued during this months London Fashion Week. Combining these zesty impact colours with a muted skin tone makes it far more wearable for those less daring in the dressing department.

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