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
It’s that time of year and if you’re a young fashion designer you’re already thinking about what to do next and it can be daunting. Fashion Scout is in its 18th season and has supported a whole generation of designers including Peter Pilotto, Felder Felder, David Koma, William Tempest, Eudon Choi, Pam Hogg, Fyodor Golan, AgiContinue reading
Sometimes I find it hard to tell when it’s the weekend – I find one day just seems to roll into the next. I’ve decided to make a conscious effort that when I do have a weekend or even just one day off to take advantage of it. I love that in my neighbourhood there areContinue reading
It’s a rainy grey day in London – but that doesn’t stop me from going out to Spitalfields market. I only live around the corner from the market but I never get bored of going there. Today it seems full of tourists and Christmas jumpers. I don’t know where the British tradition of wearing aContinue 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
I love some of the streets around Spitalfields as they haven’t changed much since the Huguenots lived there. If you have a chance and want to see a historical house visit The Town House on 5 Fournier Street. It’s a wonderful place to see some antiques and downstairs there is a traditional kitchen where you canContinue 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
Sometimes you read something and it just resonates within you. I was walking down Great Eastern Street and the bright colours caught my eye. I had to cross the street and just gaze at this mural – so simple and powerful. The artist Lakwena recently returned from completing one of her signature style colourful murals inContinue 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
Yellow is all over the high street today. You can see it in the shop windows of French Connection and the moment that you walk into Zara it’s a sea of yellow. I’m going to wear yellow – it’s been so grey I feel need an injection of vitamin C and somehow a yellow dressContinue reading
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