Saturday, 20 July 2019 14:26

Laura-Shannon Harding

Laura-Shannon Harding is a recent Welsh, Fashion graduate from Leeds Arts University. 

Having a love for colour, Laura-Shannon creates fun and playful pieces that feature a heavy use of embellishment, texture and print. An appreciation for festival culture and it’s judgement-free atmosphere has informed the eccentric aesthetic and silhouettes of her designs within the ‘Make Everyday A Festival’ collection that was featured at Graduate Fashion Week 2019. 

The intricate panelling and the hand-sewn sequins, equal with the overall great attention to detail and 3D shape construction of some of the pieces allow the collection to really catch the eye.  

Instagram is www.instagram.com/laurashannonfashion

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:44

The BoHo Bride

The BoHo fashion movement has been around since the pre-Raphaelites, and saw its modern re-emergence during the 60s.

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:15

Panna

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.

www.instagram.com/panna

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:45

Marie Sansome

Marie Sansome studied fabric & garment design at Hinckley College.

She won the Independent Designer of the year at the Midlands Fashion Awards, 2018.

Marie says: Designing for me is like an addiction, connected to oneself, a part of my spirit, it's often a form of escapism for me too.” I design for a feminine, futuristic, fearless women whom I visualise. The collection I plan on showing is elegant, original and I like to think exciting too. As part of my design process I refer back, reflecting on concepts by pioneering designers and icons, blending with my creative notion. I do love it when you see your ideas become real. This drives my ambition; I want to do more. “

www.instagram.com/marie.sansome

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Fashions Finest, returns for London Fashion Week SS20 on the 14th of September 2019 at the Congress Hall, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:52

Fashions Finest Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Fashions Finest, one of the most popular independent shows on the London Fashion Week calendar launches a crowdfunding campaign ahead of London Fashion, for their new designer section.

Despite being an established fixture on London’s Fashion Week circuit, the event receives little to no sponsorship.

Director Deborah St Louis felt compelled to start this campaign after she observed a record number of designers struggling to launch and grow their fashion business with the increasing economic pressures businesses and individuals are facing. 

Deborah St Louis said: “We have an incredible pool of untapped and undiscovered talent here in the UK. While we accept and welcome established brands, much of our work is with new and emerging designers. Many of these designers, are fresh out of University or without formal fashion training. We are here to level the playing field for those challenged by the high fees associated with studying, designing and creating their collection, and building a career for themselves in a way that ensures sustainability.

We have launched our crowdfunding campaign to allow graduate and new designers to participate in one of the most important international events; London Fashion Week.

Not only do we offer a viable alternative for designers to showcase and market their brand during London Fashion Week, but through our partner Fashion Capital designers also have access to additional education as well as manufacturers. Furthermore, we have now launched our online store which gives designers an opportunity to have their first retail presence. Yet despite an incredible price-point for many, the fees remain out of reach. As a company, we just aren’t able to absorb these costs and especially so because of the impact of with rising venue and production costs. We are proactively addressing these challenges and sourcing the most viable solutions”

Fashions Finest has propelled the careers of Hellavagirl, John Herrera, and Matthew O’Brian to name a few who have all gone on to achieve national and international media attention online, in print and on TV and regularly feature some of the hottest brands on their catwalks or in their exhibition space, as worn by Paloma Faith, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and Madonna and more. Attracting national and international fashion talent, Fashions Finest regularly draws a crowd of fashion industry experts, press and VIP’s from business, sport, entertainment, music and film industry, who all come to discover the hottest new trends on display.

The crowdfunding campaign offers exciting perks from beauty products, unique designer brands, show tickets and more to support the campaign visit: https://igg.me/at/graduatedesignerlfwshow2019/x/22077560#/

Press RSVP via: http://www.fashionsfinest.com/press-registration

Press contact: office@melaniejonespr.com +44 (0)7961565933

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Monday, 08 July 2019 17:54

Naoise Jo

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.

Website: www.naoisejodesigns.com

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What is probably one of the most worrying problems in the world today? Without a doubt, it is the environment.

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It’s no secret that we’re causing harm to our planet — and one of the biggest factors is overconsumption.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 09:57

University Of Westminster MA Menswear S/S20

Last Sunday graduates from the MA Menswear course at the University of Westminster presented their collections at LFWM.

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