For this season Vivienne Westwood started by looking at Daphnis and Chloe, 1743, a painting by French Rococo painter François Boucher, which is housed in the Wallace Collection, London.
Styling & makeup concept: Kim Able
Hair Team: R.E.A.L Hair
Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Nails Team: Julie Bryan & Co
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi
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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.
Desree & Sabina London brand is inspired by the hues of nature, merging the bold and the delicate.
The brand came together through two friends who studied fashion textiles at the university of the creative arts in London. Although their styles are very different, they complement each other through their love of fashion and creating pieces that inspire. All the patterns, prints and final designs are done in-house giving them a personal touch.
Desree & Sabina London website will be launching soon
This season we talked to Celebrity Stylist Nicky Hambleton-Jones about her career and how she is helping women and men find their perfect style inspiration and feel more confident.
Nicky previously hosted Channel 4's 10 Years Younger, the UK's leading makeover show. Nicky runs her own styling business NHJ Style Consultancy which focuses on personal styling for private clients, stylist training and retail consultancy. Nicky's mission is to transform the nation and enable men and women to look fantastic effortlessly, no matter what their size or shape!
The talk was hosted by Gayle Thompson
Paris born, with a strong European appreciation for fashion and style, Maria Curcic began creating hats for high end boutiques in Canada and the U.S. in the early 1990’s.
ADRIANA is proud to announce that her first ever single has had striking success and been nominated for two prestigious awards, The Mercedes Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival for Best Emerging Talent and now the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival for Best Score in a Fashion Film.