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Graduate Fashion Week Menswear Award Winner: Aimee Dunn, Nottingham Trent University

Graduate Fashion Week Menswear Award Winner 204: Aimee Dunn, Nottingham Trent...

Visiting Jakarta: Day 3

Today we had a production meeting with our team as tomorrow we're doing a fashion film. I'm working with a new designer, Norma Hauri, who designs Muslim wear.  In Indonesia there are stylists who specialize in the hijab (the head scarf) as there are so many different ways of wearing it - fortunately Norma is also a hijab stylist.  The Muslim fashion industry is estimated to be worth about $100 Billion. In Indonesia it employs more than 3 million people in the garment industry and it...

Visiting Jakarta: Day 2

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 shopping today and we were quite inspired by all the designers that we saw, so much so that we've planned an extra editorial shoot on our last day. We went to the traditional department...

Visiting Jakarta: Day 1

After a long journey including a three hour drive from the airport (there is so much traffic here!) we arrived in Jakarta. I'm giving a fashion talk tomorrow and working with a hijab designer on a photoshoot this week, and at the end of  the week I'm visiting more designers at their studio - so it should be quite exciting and inspiring. It's already dark by 6:30pm and we were off to The Cloud on the 54th floor of The Plaza to enjoy the view of the city. The...

Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Day 3: Kingston

A selection of looks from Kingston at GFW...

Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Day 2: UCA Epsom

A selection of looks from UCA Epsom at GFW...

Graduate Fashion Week Day 2: De Montfort University – Contour

A selection of looks from the De Montfort University - Contour Show at GFW...

Graduate Fashion Week Day 1 – University of Central Lancashire

Rebecca Rimmer - this was one of my favourite collections from UCLAN. Below are just some of the graduates from this show. Chloe Siddall Jennifer Echverria Stephanie Chesworth Jayne Action Hollie Robinson Kimberley Blackburn Stephanie...

Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Day 1: Istitute Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni opened Graduate Fashion Week 2014 with a violinist! Here's a selection from the show: Goni Grupper Linh Thuy Pham Marika Grasso Lisa Kidd Alexandre Henkes A finale of the...

Visiting the Medieval City of Wells in Somerset

It's important to be inspired so I was quite delighted to visit the medieval city of Wells in Somerset. It's the smallest city in England and the 2nd smallest in the UK, with just over 11,000 people. In England you have to have a cathedral to be called a city. Parts of the cathedral date back to the tenth century and it took over 400 years to complete. I stayed at The Crown, a 15th century, Grade II listed coaching inn. It's famous because William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania stayed...

Backstage at UKFT Awards 2014

The UK Fashion & Textile Association is a British network for fashion and textile companies.  Last night they had their awards show celebrating the best of the UK fashion and textile business. I was backstage styling the UKFT Awards show at the Tobacco Docks. The show opened with a selection of amazing garments that will be shown at Graduate Fashion Week followed by outfits from each nominees. The winners of the NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards 2014 were: House of...

British Asian Fashion Week Preview 2014

British Asian Fashion Week Preview took place May 15th at the Alchemy Festival at Southbank Centre and it was all about celebrating 'double identity'. If  in every British Asian's household there are two types of dress, a western one and an eastern more traditional wardrobe over the past few decades these looks have slowly merging to create a fusion that is being offered on a broader market. In the UK several Indian designers including Manish Arora and Falguni & Shane...

Interview with designer Jay Briggs

Jay Briggs is a fashion designer and headpiece designer who graduated in 2013 with a BA Honours in Fashion Design from University of Salford Manchester and showed  last year at Graduate Fashion Week How did you know you wanted to study fashion design? Fashion and making clothes is something that has always been with me for as long as I can remember. As a child I can remember not being allowed a barbie doll to dress up and play with “as they were for girls”, so I made my own by...

Celebrating 50 Years of Biba with Barbara Hulanicki at Bath in Fashion

I had been looking forward to styling this show for months. There were so many people involved as the clothes were original Biba pieces belonging to different collectors and one of  the main collectors had worked with Barbara Hulanicki at Biba. It was such a privilege to work with people's personal archives. What was interesting about Biba was that so many of the shapes were still relevant - there was still something modern about the outfits. I loved the tiny shoulders - everything...

Escape & the Bath Abbey Hotel

I love staying in hotels and it's not just because I like little soaps and white towels. I live in my own world of fashion debris. There are always suitcases and rails of clothes constantly being packed and unpacked. It's an endless cycle - of course I'm happy to always be working but a hotel room offers me a true sense of escapism - a world of minimalism. Whereever I go it's like bric-a-brac follows me, I know it's part of the job and I embrace that, but there is nothing like the feeling...

2014 Graduate Fashion Week at the Houses of Parliament

This year Graduate Fashion Week will take place May 31st  - June 3rd at the Truman Breweries on Brick Lane. On May 1st Graduate Fashion Week held a reception with a catwalk show at the Houses of Parliament. It was my first visit to the Houses of Parliament - it's an amazing building and there were actually several events that evening but it was easy to spot the fashion crowd in a sea of suits. The evening was a celebration of up and coming talent, and it was an opportunity to discover...

David Longshaw Publishes Debut E-Book: Mildred

David Longshaw recently published his first E-book. Mildred is "a fashionable children's tale for grown ups" introducing the already well loved characters Maude, Mildred and Doris. I first met David at Fashion Scout as he was one of the  One to Watch winners. He graduated from Central Saint Martins where he first created Maude and over the years we've seen her on many designs and there is even a life size Maude that occasionally appears at special outing and events.  David also contributes...

Celebrating 50 years of Biba at Bath in Fashion

This year Bath in Fashion is celebrating 50 years of Biba with a catwalk show. I'm quite excited about styling the catwalk show as it's been an amazing experience to see so many original Biba pieces and to see how relevant they still are.  During Bath in Fashion on May 7th  Barbara Hulanicki will be interviewed by Hilary Alexander, former Fashion Director of the Telegraph and on May 8th the Biba Show will be held at the Ball Room at the Assembly Rooms venue. [youtube...

Simple Escapes

Sometimes you need sunshine and a beach to escape, and some days all you need is a good magazine,  cake and a...

Sunday Drizzle

You never know when it's going to rain in London. Always bring an...

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