I love the dream of fashion. I want to wear big dresses everyday and feel extraordinary. The right dress can change everything and David Ferrreira’s designs are a modern play on traditional shapes with big fluffy yellow shoes adding a touch of humour! Designer Davide Ferreira BA (Honours) Fashion Design at University of Westminster Give us one interesting fact aboutContinue reading
I’ve always loved socks, so I was very happy when my friend, Mr D. launched Mr D London in 2014. There is always a need for a good pair of socks – menswear can be quite subtle and it’s the accessories that can make all the difference. Mr D’s sock are bright and colourful to sleek and smart and theyContinue reading
I don’t know when I last went to the GAP – it’s really been so long ago that I don’t remember. A friend said to me recently have you been to the GAP lately, you really should go. I knew that Rebekka Bay launched COS in 2006 and had joined GAP in October 2012 but that Gap Inc.Continue reading
This season I was backstage styling Gyo Yuni Kimchoe‘s first show as the winners of Fashion Scout’s prestigious Merit Award, previous winners include David Koma, Eudon Choi, Agi & Sam and Georgia Hardinge. Gyo Kim and Yuni Choe attended Parsons School of Design in New York before moving to London and studying at Central Saint Martins together.Continue reading
I like working with Paul Costelloe as it really is a family business and somehow that makes a difference: it’s not surprising that one expects something happy and beautiful at a Paul Costelloe show. The fashion show was held at the prestigious Simpson on the Strand, 2 minutes away from Somerset House. The music was happy andContinue reading
Jay Briggs is not shy to talk about the realities of what it is to be a new designers and he’s not a afraid of a lot of hard work. He’s in it for the long haul and even while creating this collection he was working full time in retail. This was Jay’s first presentation sinceContinue reading
Yesterday was the Tour de France and avid cyclist Sir Paul Smith (who raced until he was 18 and still cycles regularly) celebrated with an exhibition of cycling heros by artist Karl Kopinski at his Soho Shop. It was quite a bustling event! You could also see the Paul Smith 531 cycling collection which includesContinue reading
GQ China presented Sankuanz’s SS15 collection at London Collection: Men. Sankuanz Zhe was born in Fujian, China and one year after he graduated from Xiamen University he launch his label. He started off slowly, doing illustration on t-shirts, giving himself time to let the brand evolve naturally. His first show debuted his AW13 collection duringContinue reading
After spending some time in Jakarta I’ve become more obsessed with textiles, so I was delighted to see Edward Crutchley’s new menswear collection at Fashion East’s Menswear Installations at London Collections: Men. You’re immediately drawn to the hand dyed Indonesian ikats fabrics and the kyo yuzen printing (it’s screen printed onto cloth, not toContinue reading
Today photographer Darren Black and set designer Sarah May and I gave a fashion talk to designers, stylists and photographers at The Femina Group office in central Jakarta today. We also met with the designer that we will be working during the next few days. Of course we managed to get in some good shoppingContinue reading
This spring the V&A is celebrating the Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 to 2014. It will be the first major show to examine Italy’s rich and influential contribution to the fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present period. I’m quite excited about this exhibition and it’s hard to believe thatContinue reading
Lulu Guinness is one of my favourite brands and Lulu Guinness herself is cute as a button – it was delightful to meet her at her press day. The Covent Garden shop was transformed into an old school confectionery sweet shop a with colourful hard-boiled candy, stripped paper bags and balloons. Humbugs were one of theContinue reading
There is something so romantic, decadent and still pragmatic about a fan. The House Duvelleroy was founded in Paris in 1827 and in 2009 Eloïse Gilles and Raphaëlle de Panafieu resuscitated the couture fan house. The hand made fans are made from traditional fabrics like silk and feathers and state-of-the-art materials like carbon fiber andContinue reading
Patrick studied at the University of Brighton in 2009. After his Bachelor of Arts, he did his MA at Royal College of Art of London graduating in 2011. He then went on to work with Hussein Chalayan and Victor & Rolf. Patrick was then selected as Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch and showed his collection FebruaryContinue reading
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