Friday, 16 August 2019 18:14

Rose Brown

Rose Brown grew up in Welsh countryside and graduated from the Manchester School of Art in 2018. Her goal is to create things that are truly never seen before, using unconventional textiles and concepts derived from the weird and wonderful place that is the inside of her head. She strives to find out what it means to be truly different and to be it.

Her collection is called Aprés Lunar, which means ‘After the Moon’. Taking inspiration from 1980s skiers and WW2 flight suits, it brings the excitement of adventure from the Space Race, back to the 21st century.

The main inspiration is a light art installation by Christopher Schardt, which was displayed at the festival Burning Man. The piece is called ‘Firmament’ consisting of a series of LEDs, draped in triangular form across the sky.

This inspired her angular pattern cut and her use of reflective materials that represent electric light.

Her realisation moment was when she was dancing on a stable in the French Alps. It helped her to understand how skiwear can morph into party wear and vice versa. She had to live it, to make it.

Each look has reflective properties that come to life under the flash of a camera, transforming the collection. Her metallic spacemen dance the night away, lighting up the slopes as the go.

The six look collection is a glowing series of blues, coppers, silvers and metallics. It is outerwear heavy, mixed with shining leggings, scuba tops and salopettes. She made her own fabric by bonding aluminium and copper onto cottons to create garments treading the line between wearable and unwearable.

After graduating, she was selected and flown to China for the International Youth design competition (IYCD) in the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology. She has also attended charity fashion shows with her collection, in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Wolverhampton. Glasgow raised £34,139 for Simon Community Scotland. 

She now has a studio space so that she can continue her work, with a new collection to be released AW19.

Instagram: rosebrownlangtry

Published in Designers
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:17

Cabrini Roy

Cabrini Roy represents a new age of luxury ready to wear fashion, with her innovative way of creating bold silhouettes whilst staying true to her minimal style. Emerging from London College of Fashion, Cabrini explores ways to visually represent her story whether that be drawing inspiration from her childhood to create contemporary streetwear or taking influence from her filipino culture. The garments create a distinct style yet stays comfortable enough to be worn every day. Each design includes a touch of Cabrini Roy, a woman who hopes to empower through her pieces, with an emphasis on setting your own trends with no boundaries on the numerous amounts of ways to style each essential piece.

Published in Designers
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

Published in Designers
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.

Published in News
Thursday, 11 July 2019 10:57

Fashions Finest Announces Online Store Launch

Fashions Finest, launches online store ahead of London Fashion Week with their main website also being in receipt of a redesign.

Published in News
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

Published in News
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

Published in Designers
Monday, 29 April 2019 12:57

101 Clothing

101 clothing is a unisex brand offering bespoke tailoring and specializing in kaftans, shirts, dresses, gowns and playsuits. One of a kind quality outfits made exclusively for their clients, using only the finest embellishments. Each order is handled personally by the creative director to ensure their clients get the expert attention and customer service they deserve. All bespoke outfits are tailor-made to suit individual body types, with reassurance that the choicest of fabrics, embroidery and professional finishing will be used to create the most stunning creation.

After having showcased at 25 international fashion events and taken part in 12 fashion awards Ludwig Henry O. Amponsah CEO, has been listed among the TOP 100 students in entrepreneur 2016 by Students and Youth Entrepreneurs Network a subsidiary of The African Network of Entrepreneurs.

101 Clothing has appeared in British Vogue Magazine UK, Glamour Magazine to name a few. They have also worked with personalities such as:

. Samira Bawumia 2nd lady Of Republic Of Ghana
· Hollywood Actor and award winner Abraham Attah
· British/Jamaican born Jazzwad a Grammy Award Music Producer 
· Award winning actress and TV Personality Ama k Abeberese 
. George Huff of American idol session 
. Nana Churcher of the Nana churcher show  
. Nigeria's Media Personality Toke Makinwa 
. Award winning Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah 
. Award winning Ugandan Actor Mathew Nabwiso 
. Minister for Trade Ghana high commissioner Dr. Kofi Addo
. Ace Ghanaian radio personality Lexis Bill
. Gambian Screen Goddess Princes Shyngle
. Miss tourism Uk Queen Harriet Ayele
. Omar TKIF of Bchart fame
. Dr Pauline Long CEO of Beffta

www.101clothinggh.com 

Published in Designers
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:18

Caroline Beyll

Caroline Beyll dresses are exclusive, distinctive and captivating. They produce flawless pieces that are sure to make every woman feel fearlessly stylish and most importantly confident. 

Their designs are unique, fresh and elegant. They offer style that is timeless and their concept is simply to offer quality fashion that is fair, sustainable and desirable for all.  

So stay ahead of the trends and be a timeless example of fashion at its best!

www.carolinebeyll.co.uk

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