One of the most exciting events on London’s Fashion Week Calendar, Fashions Finest is in the final preparations for its 16th season.
The young and up-and-coming womenswear brand ‘SANDER BOS’ was founded by designer Sander Bos. Innovation and creativity have been the building blocks of the brand. The vision and goal of the brand is to challenge the borders of fashion and the way we see clothing. To use clothing as a language we all speak and understand. The label features womenswear which features couture and street wear. The independent label always has a close connection to art, this still is the goal to create with the brand.
After a successful launch in Nigeria, Fashions Finest is set for its 16th season during London Fashion Week.
Fashions Finest AW18 during London Fashion Week took place at DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn, London.
Fashions Finest SS18 during London Fashion Week took place at its usual residence at the DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn, London.
Tahra Nketia comes from a family of seamstresses and designers most notably her grandmother and aunt who had a huge influence in her formative years. Tahra's first design experience came in the form of designing mini couture collections for her Barbie dolls as a child. Tahra was also heavily influenced by the glamorous black and white movies and shows of the 70’s such as Charlie's angels, which she would watch obsessively dreaming up her of adaptations to what was on screen.
Tahra Nketia later studied at LCCA before branching out to start her own label and follow her dreams.
Tahra has strong ethical and environmental beliefs and well as being a staunch advocate for the empowerment of less economically privileged people. She first started out designing having the designs sewn by under privileged seamstresses in Ghana. Going forward Tahra hopes to reintroduce this initiative to further develop the brands ethical ethos.
Within a year of the brands inception it has gained notoriety through numerous social media outlets such as popular blog Baller Alert. The brand has designed for the host of Hermes crazy carre event, social media celebrities including NFL player Cam Newton's fiancé Kia Proctor as well as a host of other online personalities.
Tahra Nketia's pieces tend to be opulent, embellished and heavily beaded. They are differentiated by her unique choice of fabrics and stunning designs.
The collection Tahra will be presenting at Fashion Finest SS18 LFW shall continue the theme of intricate, heavily embellished yet delicate women’s wear. She will also be introducing pieces from her menswear, some inspired by Art Deco.
Vinnette Grant is a ground-breaking, innovative and award-winning designer.
London Designer, Vinnette Grant is renowned for creating the impressive 20ft bridal skirt that was sensationally showcased in the 2011 iconic Oxford Street Christmas window display at Selfridges who’s window displays are recognised as some of the most extraordinary in the world.
This has gone on to be featured in a video Creating a White Christmas at Selfridges and is also featured in an article on site; Fashion Foie Gras.
Vinnette’s many other achievements include showing at “The National Wedding” show several times, London Fashion Week, and winning three national design awards, including TV Times best original knitwear.
Vinnette’s work has been sold in Harvey Nichols amongst other Knightsbridge and Kensington boutiques. Following a family and career break, which included working as cabin crew for British airways, Vinnette has re branded as Vinnette Grant Unbridaled Couture and is ready to take on the World.
Fashions Finest launches its collaboration with the Prince's Trust for its SS18 season, taking place from the 16th of September - the 17th of September 2017 during London Fashion Week at The Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London.