Monday, 17 September 2018 20:54

Misora Nakamori SS19

Misora Nakamori showcased her SS19 at Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week 15th - 16th September 2018.

Styling Team: Lola Royle, Kim Able, David Johnson, Maryanne Alabi
Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryant
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi

Published in Fashion Week
Monday, 17 September 2018 16:28

Gauhar Ali SS19

Gauhar Ali showcased her SS19 at Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week 15th - 16th September 2018.

Styling Team: Lola Royle, Kim Able, David Johnson, Maryanne Alabi
Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryant
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi

Published in Fashion Week

One of the most exciting events on London’s Fashion Week Calendar, Fashions Finest is in the final preparations for its 16th season.

Published in News
Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:06

Dressathon

Dressathon Lagos is an Emerging Nigerian Fashion label launched by Lagos based Nigerian designer Ugochi Agoreyo in May 2018. She focuses on creating edgy Afrocentric pieces for the modern woman through the use of a variety of African print textures fused with recognizable patterns and fabric from around the world.

www.dressathon.com

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:40

Maddy Stringer

Maddy Stringer, born in Somerset, UK, is a recent fashion design graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. Her specialism lies in textile and material development, exploring tactility and three dimensional surfaces for fashion. Her graduate collection took inspiration from beauty in the mundane and the human desire to collect, focusing on her own childhood collections. Juxtaposing the traditional ornate patterns found in the miniature Persian rugs of her childhood doll's house with the bright, structured plastics of her hotel soap packet collection allowed Maddy to create unusual and unexpected surfaces that then informed her packet like silhouettes.

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Monday, 13 August 2018 08:42

Louise Clarke

Louise Clark's final collection has the name ‘Abstract Romanticism’ and combined two very different themes. One research theme inspired her print and the other her silhouette. Her previous trip to China where she completed her internship really inspired her prints as she fell in love with the Chinese Calligraphy and the expressive, abstract mark making which these line drawings captured. She then used this inspiration to create her own prints and experimented using flocking on sheer fabric which was a continuous running theme throughout her collection.

The silhouette came from looking at 19th Century Clothing, as she has always loved the high necks and large gathered sleeves. However, she always wanted to re-create this silhouette in a more contemporary style by using brighter pops of colour and layering up her prints to create an impact on the catwalk. She combined two very different research themes as she wanted to create a very unique collection that had never been done before.

Published in Designers
Friday, 27 July 2018 13:03

Velika Hartono

Velika Hartono is a young independent fashion designer. Her first collection is emerging ready-to-wear with Avant-garde. The collection was launched in Hong Kong in 2018.

Published in Designers
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 09:53

Sander Bos

The young and up-and-coming womenswear brand ‘SANDER BOS’ was founded by designer Sander Bos. Innovation and creativity have been the building blocks of the brand. The vision and goal of the brand is to challenge the borders of fashion and the way we see clothing. To use clothing as a language we all speak and understand. The label features womenswear which features couture and street wear. The independent label always has a close connection to art, this still is the goal to create with the brand.

www.sanderbosfashion.wordpress.com

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Monday, 23 July 2018 11:57

Relax Baby Be Cool

Uniting countries, cultures and great minds - Dedicated to all the timeless eccentrics. 'relax baby be cool' is a fashion and lifestyle brand dedicated to all the timeless eccentrics. With a sense of solidarity amongst countries, cultures and passionate visionaries, it's a desire to celebrate the legacy of ancient traditions and historical arts.

Established by Estonian-born mother and daughter creative duo, the upcoming label fuses an assortment of colours and themes inspired by the hidden corners of the World, a collaboration between textile laborers that go back generations, enthusiastic futurists and invaluable helping hands.

Tailor-made, using only high-quality fabrics and mixing them with materials that carry in them stories and legends, emphasizing the importance and the history behind them, all of the pieces are accompanied by the mythical tales portraying the beliefs, the traditions and the way of life of the lost generations.

Beautiful, striking hues and atypical patterns are accentuated through relaxed silhouettes, no-fuss cuts, and timeless clean Northern lines reflecting the label’s aesthetics.

Drawing inspiration from old-school glamour, powerful historical figures, androgynous styles, the Queens and Kings of all times and reminiscing about the times when dressing up was a culture, craftmanship was the highest skill and respect towards culture and art was common sense.

It is timeless class with an edge. dedicated to the curious and the wild, the attention seekers and culture keepers, the bold and the brave.

A little old fashioned, maybe, but then again, so are we. And we are on a mission to keeping these values alive.

All collections are handmade, exclusive and limited due to a definite amount of each print and fabric.

From the henna hands in the bright stalls of Jakarta, in the torn mochila over Singapore and Amsterdam, through the blue eyes of relentless seas with Estonian roots of knowledge and experience, sparked from a situation, ironed with love, touched by the hands of a little magic, and pushed by the mountain.

www.relaxbabybecool.com

Published in Designers
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:50

Adejo

Priscilla Adejo; A fashion designer from Nigeria whose passion for playful and exciting bursts of creativity in all forms of arts and storytelling has so far, shown the world that Adejo as a brand is a new way to share love and create individuality for people looking for a unique feel from the rest of the world.

As a youngster, she would wake up at night to find new ways of expressing herself and her emotions. Being a multi-talented artist, she was able to develop an independent view through night sketching, drawings and paintings. Having created personal storybooks and illustrated each page herself, it created the desire to find new ways of expression. As loving parent always do, Priscilla’s provided the support needed to nurture her creativity and talent.

In 2011, Priscilla developed an interest in the fashion industry, realising she had to learn how to sew on a sewing machine after mastering the art of sewing by hand. She enrolled into a fashion school in Nigeria where instead of being taught how to sew, she became an errand girl and not being happy with this situation she decided to quit. She then purchased her first sewing machine training herself for 3 years. As the passion for fashion multiplied she went on to study Fashion, Product and Promotion at the University of Sunderland where she became more exposed from the many researches and projects she worked on. Mixing English Elegance with African history and tradition, she created a project that compiled the age of tie and dye emerging from Nigeria through her prints mixing it with a rugged but regular shape of military and civilian wear to create a Collection of designs that ensured she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in July 2017.

Not wanting to rest on her laurels, she signed up for the Fashions Finest Africa in May 2018, creating the Collection she called “Motherland” derived from the understanding that Nigeria is her home. The all-female collection danced to the beats of culture adding a flair aspect both literarily and figuratively. Now, she looks to keep up with pace and release her second collection in a Year at The Fashions Finest UK with the drive to bring African Elegance back to the UK.

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