Fifth is a brand rooted in juxtapositions. Feminine fabrics are cut into boyish shapes, Historic art forms such as crochet, are imbedded into a collection that is driven by current culture, and tailoring is layered with relaxed sportswear.
SS18 sees a clinical colour palette meet with the soft textures of sheepskin and mohair, and relaxed jerseys mix with trans seasonal wools.
Bridging streetwear with minimalism, the fifth woman is modern in her approach to style.
Born in Genova, moved to study in Milan, started her career in Barcelona, and now lives in London. Carola is an Italian designer who moved to the UK in 2011 to follow her life long dream. Her background is art and design, and in London, she managed to transform her Passion for Fashion into her life job and so, just about a year ago, she created Caroline London, her first official fashion brand, made entirely in the UK. Caroline London is an innovative concept brand focusing on giving voice to women's personalities. Its aim is to create contemporary garments, which combines creativity and fashion with a sharp attention for the feminine figure. Caroline London has been designed for those women who want to have fun, for those whose are ready to experiment a new way of fashion. It's all about those interchangeable garments, to mix 'n' match unlimited times to create a unique style.
After huge research for the right fabric, Caroline London is the first high-end fashion concept brand, adjustable and suitable for any style, personality or mood of the day. Thanks to its hidden zippers, every garment is tailored to be changed in style, color and fabric, at any time...in a easy way.
“Change your style with colors, change your colors in style!”.
Sheree Robinson is a knitwear designer who hand makes sparkly, colourful clothes for women to wear when going out. End of line yarns are used so each piece is limited edition and environmentally friendly, so as not to create more waste in the world.
During her time studying at Central Saint Martin's Sheree's work has featured at London Fashion Week for Bora Aksu and upon graduating on the catwalk and in department stores for Wool and the Gang.
Sheree has worked as a designer in London and New York and the cities night lives are an ongoing inspiration for new collections.
Sheree has designed going out dresses for the UK High Street including Topshop, Lipsy and Miss Selfridge and wants to pave the way for pioneering, alternative women's going out clothing... Sheree believes that the clothes we go out in should not be mass produced so they are truly special pieces for special occasions.
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.