Born less than a year ago, Nicole Quadrio is a label based in London. After graduating, Nicole has collaborated on several projects, gaining coverage in the fashion press – including magazines such as Vogue Italia – and leading to Nicole’s involvement in projects featured on platforms like Show studio, Nick Knight. Thriving off being surrounded by eclectic personalities and talents, she feeds her creativity into brilliant creative endeavors where she finds inspirations for her collections.
The themes of her work develop through the feeling of sometimes not being able to verbally express emotions. This brings her to face challenging situations by drawing, collaging and painting. Nicole then combines other images, themes and photographs that further express those topics. The resulting garments’ physical forms reflect visual hints in the images, which are then developed with the use of innovative pattern cutting mixed with classic techniques. Special features of this brand are the strong prints generated through original collages and drawings.
Nicole wishes to develop her label in an ethical way.
Hangjun Jo, South Korean designer graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA(Hons) in Fashion Design in 2016. Specialised in womenswear. His tasteful sense of colour, print idea and structural comprehension turn out to create contemporary casualwear, which contains elegance and masculinity at the same time. Especially his artistic background is transferred into interesting prints/ cuts and that makes details more unique. Currently Hangjun is a freelance designer and preparing for his first label HANGJUN JO.
His collection A/W 2017 is inspired by women's sportswear of the 1920's such as tennis wear. Cubist art from the era was also used to influence colour, silhouette, the random layers and cuts. This collection was aimed to have a mix of various fabrics such as leather, woven mohair, wool, crepe and cotton drill. Also foil print was used to maximize textures, which is inspired by Cubist art work. The perspective Hangjun has on this collection is one of androgyny. Many of the garments he has designed have the potential to be gender neutral.
Awards/ Exhibitions/ Collections
March 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017
Feb 2017 Fashion Finest A/W 2017 during London Fashion Week
Nov 2016 Malaysia Fashion Week S/S 2016
June 2016 Incorporation of Skinners & Glovers 500th Anniversary Award 2016 - Leatherwork
June 2016 The Glasgow School of Art’s Degree Show 2016 - Graduate showcase
June 2016 London Graduate Fashion Week - Exhibition
March 2015 Capsule Womenswear/Menswear Collection S/S 2016
My Galavant by Tramp in Disguise has launched the new SS17 collection “Urubu” – a tributary of the mighty Amazon River.
Metamorph Quirky Couture
Diamonds are Forever
Credit: Mikey San Photography