Entries from the category 'designers'
Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 6th, 2013
I love clothes that make you smile. We wear clothes for practicality but really we wear clothes because they make us feel good. Whenever I look at Holly Fulton’s dresses I just smile. Holly Fulton Autumn Winter 2013 collection is very easy to wear and I love the lipstick prints!
Tags: Holly Fulton, Holly Fulton autumn winter 2013, London Fashion Week AW 2013, Paris Showroom
Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 1st, 2013
This sweater coat is from one of my favourite collections, Alice Palmer’s AW 2010 Batman Collection. I’ve worked with Alice for over 7 years and I’m quite excited about her AW 2013 collection Lady Vengeance – there are so many pieces that I love.
30 Seconds with Alice Palmer
What was the inspiration behind your AW13 collection?
AP – I was influenced by the film ‘Lady Vengeance’, directed by Park Chan-Wook; mainly for the revenge-seeking character Lee Geum-ja. She represented a mix of good and evil and I wanted to convey this through the use of soft and harsh fabrics, light and dark tones, see-through slashes and bold, graphic pattern.
Where are your garments made? Where do you source your wools?
AP – Small orders are made in-house and to fulfill larger orders I use factories, all within the UK. For this collection I used silk and wool, all from America, Italy and Britain; I tend to use Scottish companies for sourcing wool for the impeccable quality.
This is the first season that you’ve used leather – did that change the way you work?
AP – I love the challenge of using a different fabric and it was the first time I have introduced leather into my collections. I worked the same way I would with knit, draping the leather on the mannequin and working diagonally around the body, with the aim of creating flattering shapes.
Lookbook images by Christopher Dadey
Tags: 30 Seconds with, Alice Palmer, interviews, knitwear
Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 15th, 2013
If you go to Bath it’s worth a visit to The Loft – they not only have a cafe with lots of great cakes they have a new shop called Howl & Wolf. Howl & Wolf tend to stock British designers and keep below the £200 mark with lots of items priced at about £75. Buyer Chloe Temple likes to do limited buys so that her customers get something unique and the collections are always young and edgy. Brands include Bitching and Junkfood, Evil Twin and Horace – I’m quite liking their banana t-shirt!
1 Bartlett Street Bath BA1 2QZ
Tags: Bath In Fashion, Horace, Howl & Wolf
Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 8th, 2013
One of my favourite activities at Bath in Fashion is attending the fashion talks and book signings. They’re very intimate and quite personal. Last year I went to see Manolo Blahnik interviewed by Iain R Webb (this picture is from the book signing) and Stephen Jones interviewed by Sarah Mower. Stephen Jones had also curated an exclusive exhibition at the Holburne Museum. Bath in Fashion offers some amazing world class events that would rival any fashion capital. This year there are quite a few fashion talks
- Looking at the Wardrobe of the King of Pop – a talk by Michael Bush, the genius behind the Michael Jackson’s costumes
- The Jacobean Catwalks: Fashion and Faces at the Court of King James – Sir Roy Strong, former Director of the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery, discusses the complexity portrayed in the special exhibition at the Holburne of portraits of court costume
- Beautiful Freaks: From Blitz Kids to BLITZ magazine – Bath based fashion author, Iain R Webb, discusses his latest book, “As Seen in Blitz” which chronicles the 80s fashion scene
- Talks at Topping & Company book store with Kaffe Fasset,
- Sasha Wilkins of LibertyLondonGirl will be discussing numerous fashion-related topics
Lunches with Amanda Mackenzie Stuart to launch her book “Diana Vreeland Empress of Fashion” and Chloe Fox discussing “Vogue On…Alexander McQueen"
Styling backstage for Amanda Wakely for Bath In Fashion last year.
Tags: Amanda Wakely, Bath In Fashion, Fashion Talks, Iain R Webb, Manolo Blahnik, Sarah Mower, Stephen Jones
Posted by Rebekah Roy on March 28th, 2013
If you’ve been inspired by glam rock lately with the David Bowie exibition at the V&A, you’ll love Charles of London. This week they have a pop up shop in East London at 54 Rivington Street and I just happened to pass by while I was prepping for a shoot. Designers Mark Charles and Susan Diamond were still setting up the shop. They weren’t quite open (they’re open Fri Mar 29 – Wed Apr 3, 11am-7pm) but they let me come in and have a sneaky peek. I love an explosion of print and colour – it just makes me happy. It’s all glam rock and punk with high collared jackets, shorts biker jackets and leggings. Charles of London is all made in UK.
Pop up Shop Friday – Wednesday 11-7pm, 54 Rivington Street London,EC2 A3Q
Tags: East London, Pop up Shop, Spring Summer 13, Streetwear