Today the British Fashion Council (BFC) is announcing the launch of the BFC Foundation Covid Crisis Fund, supporting creative fashion businesses and individuals to survive the Coronavirus crisis.
London based designer Karen Gold graduated with a Law and Business Management degree in 2007 from London Metropolitan University. Karen Gold is noted for her signature style of designing sharp tailoring of classic styles that evoke radiance. Her style became immediately apparent in her first womenswear collection in 2015.
Her desire to regain her power as an individual and to break free from the norm led her to attend a stitching course at ASOS Stitching Academy with Fashion Enter and there she found the freedom to express herself through fashion leading to the creation of her first signature collection of Jackets with interchangeable lapels that didn’t confine you to one style. In 2017, the designer debuted her menswear collection under her eponymous brand label.
Karen Gold’s collections include women and men’s ready-to-wear usually in limited editions. Her pieces are set to make you look and feel radiant by updating the classics for a timeless trans seasonal wardrobe through the fit, the fabric and the style. Karen Gold’s collections have been shown at various seasons at London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, New York, Afrimma Dallas, Source British Los Angeles and Scotland International Fashion Festival where she received an award of excellence.
In her quest for sustainable fashion, Karen Gold launched a new handmade collection of aspirational styles in 2018. She prides herself in her ethical handmade collection made from an inimitable fabric handwoven from cotton and silk by local artisans in Africa. This edit significantly tells a story about the strength, perseverance and resilience of women in Africa, a story that will transcend to unborn generations thereby keeping the art alive. As a result of her sustainable practice, Karen Gold awakens Africa’s authenticity and power through Africa’s women and with every piece sold, Karen Gold gives back to the community of weavers empowering them on the dynamism of their heritage and culture.
Karen Gold’s handwoven collection adapted the designer’s eco-friendly ethos and have since expanded into classic styles for everyday wear. Also, her commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all her collections which is part of the brand’s ethos to be a company that is responsible and transparent.
Lara Lavine is an up and coming Irish luxury brand, committed to quality, and creating unique, one of a kind pieces, individually designed garments and limited-edition prints.
Lara’s target market is the affluent professional woman, who likes to dress herself and her home in sheer luxury, art, colour and originality. Her designs are unique, with a cultural context, not only rich in tradition, but made with integrity and passion.
Lara Lavine creates durable, flexible and functional wear scarves, made out of luxury silk and a combination of interesting fabrics and materials, inspiring longevity and sustainability. The scarves are designed in different colours and folds, so the scarf can be used for a variety purposes, (tops, headbands, belts, and one-off garments), these pieces are individually designed, one of a kind and limited editions.
The brand Lavine hopes to inspire a feeling of glamour, chic elegance, divine luxury, and style to the customer, while providing them with the wearable art experience! People invest in art, and will pay millions for a one of kind piece of art or a collector’s item, and Lavine’s designs are just that! Wearable art. No one will ever have the exact same scarf or garment, just like an original masterpiece.
Say No to massed produced items. Rather, buy well, waste less and be kind to our Planet!