Thursday, 18 August 2022 08:19

TAUMETI

TAUMETI is culturally dynamic group of fashion designers whose uncommon vision drives the heart of their craft. Elevated passion and lucrative discipline produce both statement and pieces in their signature fashion and beauty collections. Creative Director Amenta B. blends together a melody of culture, art and fashion with designers AFRO.LUX.TRAP (ALT), Cristian Sanaa and Dulzura Concept who make up the house that is TAUMETI.

​About. Amenta B. Cutliff // A true artist at heart, she expresses her imagination through a mixed bag of works. Her aesthetic expresses grace, embodies culture and celebrates sensual femininity. She uses texture, print and color to communicate perspectives of beauty, culture and luxury. A child of two nations, her influences reflect multiple heritages and places.

AFRO.LUX.TRAP (ALT) // is Regal style for the Edgy Sophisticate. Established in 2021, designer, Amenta B. makes beautiful things with care. Her designs take cues from natural motifs, symbols, language, and culture. Her signature sporty lux clothing collections are versatile staples, that can be up or down styled, to fit however you want to feel in the moment.

CRISTIAN SANAA // Cristian Sanaa is where art meets fashion. Phealls Phree, a visionary designer, has been creating visual art for over 20 years and fashion accessories for 10 years. His inspiration derives from working with geometric patterns, the golden ratio, and mixed mediums. The name of the brand celebrates his daughter and translates from Swahili to “beautiful art”. He creates stunning hand-etched brass, copper, and silver jewelry along with traditionally-crafted leather work of distinctive exotics with a modern twist, no two creations are exactly the same.

​DULZURA CONCEPT // created by designer Rashidat Enifeni, born in Nigeria, and relocated to the U.S.A in 2016. She specializes in custom styles for special occasions. She works with beads, stone, tulle and many other materials adding embellishments that create a dramatical effect. Dulzura Concept is custom luxury couture looks for all occasions.

About The Collection

ADORNED SPRING/SUMMER 2023 COLLECTION – is a vibrant selection of hand-crafted leather bags, signature sporty lux looks and bold evening wear. A staple blend of versatile statement pieces that experiment with fluidity, exploring design through a sensuous balance of print, colours and texture.

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Monday, 15 August 2022 11:23

Viktra

Kevin Guzman, (born June, 4, 1996, Bogota, Colombia), Fashion designer that displayed collections in Lithuania and Spain. Fashion design graduate from Barcelona, Worked on various international clothing brands, and creator of VIKTRA in 2020.

UNDEFINED is a protest to an unpredictable future that lives in this collection, that describes the lifestyles in a world without conglomerates and mega franchises, a time ahead where industrialisation burned the past. UNDEFINED talks about a tribe of scavengers that create their style with what they hunt around them, repurposing their outfits, refining the textiles left and giving life to the unwanted fabrics and garments left in this dystopian world.

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Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:20

Haus of Junon

Haus of Junon is Your Elegance, Unearthed. A bespoke bridal company founded by identical twins and crystal enthusiasts, Elizabeth and Abigail. Haus of Junon specializes in both delicate gemstone jewelry and over the top statement pieces with the power to make you look and feel your most opulent. Abigail & Elizabeth value the process and handmake everything by themselves in their New York studio, even mining as many of their own gems as they can. 

Inspired by fairytales, old Hollywood glamour, the mythological and the fantastical, the twins' goal is to bring more magic into life through their work. They know the transformative power of both crystals & clothing and believe that with the right piece everyone can feel like royalty. Born in the wrong era, in this lifetime Abigail & Elizabeth have always been drawn to items of the past. For this collection they have reworked carefully curated vintage pieces to pair with their multifaceted creations. The treasures from another time under their new crystalline magic conjures ethereal layers of beauty that will charm & enchant you. 

Their work can be found on Instagram and Tiktok.

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Saturday, 06 August 2022 09:03

Somy London

Somy London is a luxury made-to-order brand that aims to tells stories and sends a message through designs. Somy London tells the story of the world through the eyes of Somy London, using inspiration taken from all different cultures across the world and showcasing those cultures unique style of elegant, power and beauty. Being an innovative, made to measure, deconstructed luxury brand that intertwines masculinity and femininity, Somy London’s branding is directed towards red carpet events using high profile avant-garde\couture bespoke pieces made out of sustainable fabrics and materials.  

Somy London bespoke service is for those who are looking for a timelessly elegant garment, perfectly tailored to flatter and enhance clients’ figures.

About The Collection

Peer through the eyes of Somy London as she reveals the beauty that can be found in embodying the complimentary nature of the duality, the masculine and feminine. Showcasing the complexity of life, the richness of interconnecting cultures and identities, and how these different elements combined with appreciation, empower the collection and its wearers.

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Tuesday, 02 August 2022 10:55

AROOSA

Aroosa Naushahi, the designer of the luxury fashion brand AROOSA is making her debut at this year's London Fashion week.

From the young age of 7, Aroosa has been inspired by the women in her life, as they introduced the fashion industry to her by creating hand made garments and dresses for her to wear for all occasions. She was taught at a young age to sew and pattern cut from her mum and aunties; this was the start of where her passion for designing began.

Aroosa has continued to pursue her dream as a fashion designer over the years, by studying and obtaining a degree in Fashion Design, creating several designs of her own and launching her own fashion brand.

About The collection

The Nottingham based designer is launching her first S/S 23 collection, which is made up of summer and evening wear for special occasions. The collection includes dresses, jumpsuits, bodysuits and bottoms, inspired by a combination of cultures, as the designer has grown up embracing both Western and Eastern lifestyles.

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It was a real delight to have sustainable brands join us in London on 18th June at HomeGrown Club to celebrate slow fashion. One jewellery brand dominating the luxury sustainable market is Nigerian born brand DOLA.

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Far Afield showcases their latest collection a contemporary menswear-meets-unisex range featuring a whimsical tropical safari theme.

Published in Fashion
Sunday, 19 December 2021 09:29

Lace Copperwood

Iria Ponte, artist and designer born and raised in the West Coast of Spain, has started her path as independent designer after gathering years of varied experience and knowledge across the fashion industry in London while consolidating a solid idea of own fashion values, identity, and style.

In 2014 she started studying pattern cutting and garment construction to grow her brand identity, collection, and portfolio. After years of study, along with her inner creativity she designed collections named “Vintage Exposure” and “Classy Boho” where the names refer respectively to the high exposure photographic art direction along with the Vintage character of the collection as well as the Classic and Chic garments' fits and shapes harmonized with rustic fabrics which gives the airs to the boho style.

In 2018 and in the search of new collection design creativity she attended informal studies of “creative fashion collection design” in London, where she receives certification and learns how to join art, TV, and fashion together to create a vibrant fashion collection based in a strong visual and detailed TV inspirational research. It is then she releases her third portfolio of fashion design development with a TV show merchandising collection named “Stranger 80s things”, based on the first season of the TV show “Stranger Things” where prints, t-shirt messages, textures and seasonal fabrics, colours, exposures, and lights of the garments play altogether a song that redirects the viewer to every iconic moment of the TV show.

In 2018 Iria Ponte gives name to her first fashion label Lace Copperwood in the search of a feminine, sophisticated, sensual still natural, introspective, and intuitive expression of a cosmopolitan and urban woman.

Iria Ponte's brand is inspired by her roots, regional traditions, nature, feminine aesthetics, wild landscapes all in all influenced by her experience of living in a green Scotland and in a cosmopolitan, urban, fashionable, and trendy city as London can be.

This year, in September 2022 she releases her first Label physical collection as an official independent designer within the London Fashion Week Schedule and launches this collection to the market, available to purchase it exclusively from the catwalk or onwards from the online store.

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Published in Designers
Monday, 18 October 2021 10:47

Unique SS22

The label, a project of the 4th generation of fashion designers/tailors is everything its name promises and more. Its clothes are created to support and underline their client’s individuality and authenticity, helping them to embrace and express themselves, while standing out from the crowd.

With this collection Serbia native Katarina Vukovic incorporated many pastel nuances and combined it soft with high quality silk materials.

 

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Silhouettes were kept clear and simple, though richly embellished by consistently flowy and lightweight textures, thereby creating an effortlessly chic and feminine look.

Several pieces feature hand embroidered parts, ruffles, and ribbons, which added to the light feeling of the pieces, despite not being diaphanous. Rose, red, nude, turquoise, and silver build the main colour palette. A pale rosé coloured midi dress, standing out as one of the centrepieces of the collection, contained a petticoat like ruffle underskirt, which was reminiscent of various bygone eras, coalescing regency era elements with roaring ‘20s and ‘50s elements.  The former being referenced by its empire silhouette top, while the ‘20s are alluded to by the length and heavy pearl necklace, the underskirt on the other hand is reminiscent of ‘50s petticoats. Unique is a perfect fit for the modern chic and refined woman.

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Thursday, 14 October 2021 16:17

Elisha Quarman SS22

Recent graduate, Elisha Quarman, showcased her final year project at Fashions Finest LFW event.

Having studied Contour design for 3 years at De Montfort University, Leicester, the only UK university to have this specialisation, she became interested in lingerie and the potential of leather as an intimate material.

The structure and the material of the designs are intended to empower women through lingerie.

 

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Quarman also plays on the conventions of lingerie through incorporating historical Chinese symbols. She says that the figurative symbols she incorporates into the leather material hints at the history of desexualisation of women in China. Collating the contours of lingerie, the fetish material of leather, and a historical context of desexualisation, Quarman subtly challenges the material history of women’s global battle with oversexualisation and desexualisation.

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