Panna designs clothing solely through experimentation with advanced materials and unorthodox methods of construction. The initial focus on purely how the clothing is made removes any historical or cultural referencing from the design process.
This process allows for genuinely new and organic fashion to form through the garments; as a direct expression of how they were made.
Born and raised in Dublin, Naoise Jo graduated from Griffith College Dublin in 2018 with a 1st class hons degree in fashion design. Since graduating, Naoise has interned for Primark and Irish brand Avoca and has been featured in Vulkan magazine, The Irish Independent and Alinéa magazine. Where heritage meets the future, the brand draws inspiration from the designers own personal family history mixing her Irish and English roots with modern influences. With a strong focus on print and colour, Naoise Jo delivers a modern, eclectic, day to night collection for the contemporary woman.
Clothing is designed and produced in Ireland by Naoise Jo and her small team. The brand prides itself on using traditional Irish craftsmanship and materials. The brand is stocked in Marion Cuddy Irish Design Emporium in Dublin.
For her SS20 collection, Naoise Jo has explored her own heritage, mixing the industrial mining clothing of her grandfather in Manchester with the celtic motifs from her Irish roots. She has drawn inspiration from gemstones and minerals and the Pit Brow lasses, strong, female miners from the Victorian Era. The result is an eclectic mix suitable for the modern woman who desires to be more than one thing and most of all confident.
Lifestyle Revolution students will work with experienced fashion and textile designer Suki Bourne to design their own colourful collection. In the 2 hour workshop participants will create mood boards from a selection of images and use croquis to illustrate their final collection.
Tuncer Tonun, born in 1988, Turkey. He started his fashion adventure at Bahar Korcan studio, working as assistant.
He studied Fine Arts Faculty textiles and fashion at Yeditepe University, Istanbul with first place honours and won scholarship for future studies. Whilst studying, he freelanced within many projects such as: corporate identity, stage and theatre costumes, adverts, films and music video costume designing.
He became stylist, image consultant and other fashion designing work projects carried out by him. His name became more popular when he teamed up with Tarkan who is a popular Turkish singer in the world, where he was designing concert stages and video costumes for him.
In 2010 he moved to London and he took some courses to upgrade to his knowledge about industry.
In 2012 he attended at London Fashion Week with his return Collection at “The Spirit of the God” as a first Turkish fashion designer.
His designs made from recycled and environmentally, friendly materials that will inspire also his Haute Couture show. This is what sets him apart from other designers. He has ethnic approach to fashion and his designs are eco-stylish.
He is now based in London and continues to design in the same spirit under his name of Tuncer Tonun Couture. At present he is working on a new collection of Haute- couture and evening dresses for his showroom, conceptual designs and fashion shows.
Creating stuff is fun. It is fulfilling and makes you want to do more. One of the fun ways to create stuff is through sewing.
Nasra Mamoun is a jewellery designer who has been creating hand-made jewellery for over twenty years. After graduating with a BSc in Geology from Yarmouk University, Jordan, she moved to the UK and her career path took her away from Geology but she has retained a link with designing and making jewellery made primarily from stirling silver and semi-precious stones. She is married to Sudanese artist and photographer Issam Abdelhafiez.
Born in the Sudan to an artistic family, her father, the late Hussein Shariffe was an artist and film director and both he and her mother, Shama Al Siddig have hugely influenced her love and appreciation of colour and design. Her fascination with gem stones began during her student years and she started stringing beads together and gradually progressed to silversmithing. Her creations are unique jewellery pieces that are a pleasure to wear “.
Kim Tiziana Rottmüller is 23 years old and born in Germany. After she attended an excellent education at a German boarding school she moved abroad to Italy in 2014 - to Florence - to study Fashion Design at Polimoda. Next year she’s going to graduate after a 4-year bachelor program.
The characteristic of her Design: provocation through a feminine but also playful way combined with flashy and powerful textiles, which stress and complete the main idea of the concept that also provocation is beautiful too, as well as the discovery of oneself through her design.
In addition, the design is conceptual and authentic as she pays a lot of attention that everything is connected in a coherent way., supported with a surrealistic impact.
She visited several art exhibitions all around Europe e.g in London, Paris and Berlin, but also international such as Miami and New York, which are an inspirational help for her design.
She had the change to have her voice heard amongst a small selection of other designers in a video for Conde nast mindful luxury 2017 which was an opportunity offered by NJAL.
After her first year in 2015 one of her pieces was showcased in Palazzo Pitti for a Gala. Furthermore, since she has been in living in Florence she has helped backstage at PITTI UOMO for renowned brands.
Tahra Nketia comes from a family of seamstresses and designers most notably her grandmother and aunt who had a huge influence in her formative years. Tahra's first design experience came in the form of designing mini couture collections for her Barbie dolls as a child. Tahra was also heavily influenced by the glamorous black and white movies and shows of the 70’s such as Charlie's angels, which she would watch obsessively dreaming up her of adaptations to what was on screen.
Tahra Nketia later studied at LCCA before branching out to start her own label and follow her dreams.
Tahra has strong ethical and environmental beliefs and well as being a staunch advocate for the empowerment of less economically privileged people. She first started out designing having the designs sewn by under privileged seamstresses in Ghana. Going forward Tahra hopes to reintroduce this initiative to further develop the brands ethical ethos.
Within a year of the brands inception it has gained notoriety through numerous social media outlets such as popular blog Baller Alert. The brand has designed for the host of Hermes crazy carre event, social media celebrities including NFL player Cam Newton's fiancé Kia Proctor as well as a host of other online personalities.
Tahra Nketia's pieces tend to be opulent, embellished and heavily beaded. They are differentiated by her unique choice of fabrics and stunning designs.
The collection Tahra will be presenting at Fashion Finest SS18 LFW shall continue the theme of intricate, heavily embellished yet delicate women’s wear. She will also be introducing pieces from her menswear, some inspired by Art Deco.
For lovers of interiors, and those who those who admire modern and minimal interior design - here is some inspiration! Lately, I have fallen in love with some unique interior storage designs, for these reasons:
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I've had so much fun on Pinterest just getting some storage ideas. Here are some really handy tricks there if you're an interior designer; renovating your home; and/or crafting a new home!
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