The story of UME London begins many years ago, with four British-Indian sisters, raised in the Midlands.
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.
After years of mentoring, advising and producing for high street and high end brands the Fashion Enter Ltd who has led the way as an ethical fashion production and learning facility based in Haringey, North London, decided it was high time to create an in-house brand with a difference.
Actress, Model, Socialite, Fashion Icon and Fashion Designer Richa Kapoor is the epitome of classic fashion, in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Her brand (Jai Maa and Eagle fashions) represents energy, passion and empowerment of "today’s woman" to walk the red carpet of life.
Her style is classic, bohemian, funky and chic with a lot of appeal. She sees her creation as feminine, loose, relaxed, casual and charming. She creates timeless collections with an attitude, yet free spirited, whimsical with earthy sensuality, reflecting comfort and individuality.
Her creation is about mixing the old with the new, trendy with classics and vintage, with loose cuts, ruffles and layers. Her creations are often said to be inspired by nature and the fabrics she prefers are natural; cottons, cotton tusser, hand woven fabric. She displays intricate handwork in her designs which are uniquely embedded with handwork, beaded embroideries, rich antique pita and ethnic thread giving her creations a rich and classic feel with hints of retro and boho chic attached to them.
“I see my designs as an expression of my aspirations with limitless boundaries, always ahead in time.”
My latest collection, #madewithlovebykv, puts sustainability at the heart of fashion. Being rooted and connection with my hometown, I am able to source supplies and fabrics from local businesses in Kano, Nigeria. I'm constantly inspired by the textiles found in small local businesses- it's almost certain you won't see it anywhere else. Being able to support these small enterprises and give back to my community definitely drives what I do.
Where did the name for the collection come from?
Being a part of the whole making of the collection; from sketching to sampling, means that every piece has my customer in mind. What makes the KV person comfortable, bold, and unique? Personal touch sometimes gets compromised when making multiple pieces and we sometimes get too focused on following a theme or following trends that do not necessarily reflect our customers needs.
New features in the latest collection include:
• Real model size for guidance
• Plain colour fabric options available to customise your order
• Easy-to-access Size chart
Now you can sweat like Beyoncé... Well kind of!
R&B megastar Beyoncé and Topshop's billionaire owners, Sir Philip Green are to launch a sexy active wear label called Ivy Park
THE Ivy Park’s debut collection combines fashion led design with technical innovation resulting in an extensive active wear line which is suited for everybody and every body shape.
The collection includes leggings with three different rise options, as well as a range of second skin pieces i.e. tanks with built-in sports bras, bodysuits, and medium-impact sports bras. There will also be streetwear pieces like logo sweatshirts, T-shirts, and parkas which can be mix and matched to create the ultimate outfit for punching a bag or pounding the pavement.
You will be able to shop the Ivy Park collection at Topshop from Thursday 14th April