Today I went to the Hellen Van Rees show at Freemasons Hall.
We were guided up the stairs and into a spot lit room full of flashing cameras, and handed a glass a wine, did I mention it was 11am?
I was even lucky enough to have a short interview with the designer herself.
Hellen graduated in 2012 from Central Saint Martins, and her designs have been worn by the likes of Lady Gaga no less!
The best advice she was ever given was by her tutor who told her to build on her strengths. This advice seems to have worked, as she went on to tell me that her collections are all one continuous journey. She works on the strengths of her previous collection whilst adding new inspiration and influences so that it evolves. She not only creates the designs but the fabric too, drawing heavily on Chanel tweeds. Her SS14 collection gives a nod to 1920/30’s Chanel with a futuristic twist.