Tuesday, 24 July 2018 09:53

Sander Bos

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.

www.sanderbosfashion.wordpress.com

Published in Designers
Monday, 23 July 2018 11:57

Relax Baby Be Cool

Uniting countries, cultures and great minds - Dedicated to all the timeless eccentrics. 'relax baby be cool' is a fashion and lifestyle brand dedicated to all the timeless eccentrics. With a sense of solidarity amongst countries, cultures and passionate visionaries, it's a desire to celebrate the legacy of ancient traditions and historical arts.

Established by Estonian-born mother and daughter creative duo, the upcoming label fuses an assortment of colours and themes inspired by the hidden corners of the World, a collaboration between textile laborers that go back generations, enthusiastic futurists and invaluable helping hands.

Tailor-made, using only high-quality fabrics and mixing them with materials that carry in them stories and legends, emphasizing the importance and the history behind them, all of the pieces are accompanied by the mythical tales portraying the beliefs, the traditions and the way of life of the lost generations.

Beautiful, striking hues and atypical patterns are accentuated through relaxed silhouettes, no-fuss cuts, and timeless clean Northern lines reflecting the label’s aesthetics.

Drawing inspiration from old-school glamour, powerful historical figures, androgynous styles, the Queens and Kings of all times and reminiscing about the times when dressing up was a culture, craftmanship was the highest skill and respect towards culture and art was common sense.

It is timeless class with an edge. dedicated to the curious and the wild, the attention seekers and culture keepers, the bold and the brave.

A little old fashioned, maybe, but then again, so are we. And we are on a mission to keeping these values alive.

All collections are handmade, exclusive and limited due to a definite amount of each print and fabric.

From the henna hands in the bright stalls of Jakarta, in the torn mochila over Singapore and Amsterdam, through the blue eyes of relentless seas with Estonian roots of knowledge and experience, sparked from a situation, ironed with love, touched by the hands of a little magic, and pushed by the mountain.

www.relaxbabybecool.com

Published in Designers
Monday, 16 July 2018 12:25

Summer by Lela Rose

For the love of all things colourful, eccentric and romantic, Lela Rose definitely gives us the summer vibes we need. Whether you want to take a stroll down the artistic streets of Venice, or attend a garden show near Hampton Court Palace, Lela Rose definitely ups your fashion game. Effortless sophistication and I'm definitely designer-struck!

What are your thoughts?

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For more Lela Rose, visit www.lelarose.com (also featured in Vogue).

Published in Blog
Monday, 16 July 2018 12:00

This Creative Fiend: A passion for fashion

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If you can dream it you can do it, that is exactly the go-getter attitude that pushed Mary Ajayi to pursue her passion for fashion.

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Deciding to become a designer and build a online fashion brand was a easy one for this go-getter Dublin based #bossbabe originally from Nigeria. With a ever growing collection ranging from Maxi Dresses, to Co-ords , home decor and fashion accessories. She is constantly pushing herself to expand her collection and to build a brand filled with timeless pieces for both men and women.

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Her African heritage plays a big part of her design,“as a child, I’ve always opted for African fabric when creating, there’s just something about African prints that I’m fascinated by, it is so unique and I think that’s what makes me stand out from other designers.”

With the beautiful and vibrant aesthetic of the Ankara fabric forming the bases for all her pieces making it both versatile and fashionable. And a true expression of her African heritage and culture bringing to life the eye popping colors and diversity of the ever changing African landscape.

“I want those wearing my pieces to feel connected to their roots, empowered and proud of where they are from”

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If you share Mary’s Love for Africa and African design then pop into her online home and support proudly #blackownedbusiness and bring a touch of Africa to your home and wardrobe.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:50

Adejo

Priscilla Adejo; A fashion designer from Nigeria whose passion for playful and exciting bursts of creativity in all forms of arts and storytelling has so far, shown the world that Adejo as a brand is a new way to share love and create individuality for people looking for a unique feel from the rest of the world.

As a youngster, she would wake up at night to find new ways of expressing herself and her emotions. Being a multi-talented artist, she was able to develop an independent view through night sketching, drawings and paintings. Having created personal storybooks and illustrated each page herself, it created the desire to find new ways of expression. As loving parent always do, Priscilla’s provided the support needed to nurture her creativity and talent.

In 2011, Priscilla developed an interest in the fashion industry, realising she had to learn how to sew on a sewing machine after mastering the art of sewing by hand. She enrolled into a fashion school in Nigeria where instead of being taught how to sew, she became an errand girl and not being happy with this situation she decided to quit. She then purchased her first sewing machine training herself for 3 years. As the passion for fashion multiplied she went on to study Fashion, Product and Promotion at the University of Sunderland where she became more exposed from the many researches and projects she worked on. Mixing English Elegance with African history and tradition, she created a project that compiled the age of tie and dye emerging from Nigeria through her prints mixing it with a rugged but regular shape of military and civilian wear to create a Collection of designs that ensured she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in July 2017.

Not wanting to rest on her laurels, she signed up for the Fashions Finest Africa in May 2018, creating the Collection she called “Motherland” derived from the understanding that Nigeria is her home. The all-female collection danced to the beats of culture adding a flair aspect both literarily and figuratively. Now, she looks to keep up with pace and release her second collection in a Year at The Fashions Finest UK with the drive to bring African Elegance back to the UK.

Published in Designers
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:59

Hope Macaulay

Hope Macaulay is an exciting and bold new luxury womenswear brand by an emerging Northern Irish designer.

Hope creates large expressive collaged paintings and transforms them into prints, combined with detailed beadings and knit to create her garments. She also creates her own embellishments, inspired by her passion for ceramic making, using Fimo clay and various fabrics and beads combined together. Hope's graduate collection, A Surreal Rome, featured at Graduate Fashion Week in London, is not a representation of reality but a world in which you may find in your dreams, inspired by the history, myths and art of Rome. She created her own mythical beings in a hallucinatory world through large expressive paintings and distorted, collage photographs. These have been combined into colourful busy prints, detailed beadings and chunky knits to create a powerful visual of A Surreal Rome within the garments.

Hope Macaulay garments are busy, bold and colourful experiences, each telling a surreal story.

Published in Designers
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 11:20

Misora Nakamori

Tokyo-born currently Paris-based designer Misora Nakamori studied fashion at the ROYAL academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and she got her name known in public by one of the world fashion-icon Lady gaga when she appeared in media with Misora’s collection on. To pursue her raw spirits of craftsmanship and consolidate her creativity, she moved to London and, by experiments in different skills at many workshops such as metal work, wood, resin, laser and rapid forms, Misora established her sense of hybrid in the exquisite combination of technology and hand-made crafts.

This experience led her successful presentation of a multi-disciplinary collection that includes footwear and accessories all done by herself at her master degree in womenswear at RCA in 2018. She has been working closely with a Japanese 3D printer, Aspect ltd. as one of her mission to suggest modern design in the new generation and this journey can be seen in her collections.

The application of varied materials represent the strong image of her world and delicate creativity with her sophisticated cuttings is always appreciated by the viewers. Her bold yet luxury design embrace fashion and other fields. She announced that she officially starts her label from SS19 at London fashion week.

www.misoranakamori.com

Published in Designers
Monday, 09 July 2018 19:48

House of Délire

Marcia Roberts, is the owner/designer of House of Délire. She currently resides in Columbus, GA with her two daughters and granddaughter.

Marcia Roberts graduated from Bauder College with a degree in fashion design in 2010 and established House of Délire in 2015. Since then Marcia has showcased her collections throughout the country with highlights such as NY Fashion Week, Coastal Fashion Week and multiple shows throughout the East Coast area.

House of Délire ascetics consists of a plethora of edgy, out-of-the-box styles such as: Neo-Victorian, rock, steampunk and classy high-end chic styles for today’s dare to be different men and women.

Published in Designers
Monday, 09 July 2018 14:06

Lian Cara

Lian Cara is a womenswear designer from Carmarthenshire, South Wales who was fortunate enough to have her work showcased for three consecutive months as a designer profile in British Vogue. Following this success, Lian Cara new ready to wear collection, takes its inspiration from her recent high-end collection, Natural Reflection.

As a designer, creating pattern through the construction of a garment, rather than using traditional methods such as print, has always inspired the work of Lian Cara. More recently, she has combined this design concept with Laser cutting to create intricate design details and cut-outs.

Inspired by the natural beauty around her Welsh hometown of Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Lian Cara takes her inspiration from the natural shapes and textures found amongst the Welsh countryside.

www.liancara.com

Published in Designers
Sunday, 08 July 2018 12:45

Gauhar Ali

Gauhar Ali is a fashion designer originally from Pakistan and a recent graduate of the prestigious school of fashion in Florence. She was lately a selected candidate amongst 20 other designers for her graduation show.

Her day to day life plays a huge role in the development of her ideas/concepts. She feels are there are certain things and visual picture that ignite a spark in her imagination. Life experiences are like a big reservoir for other design inspiration. The more traveling and experiences, the better she can translate her ideas into real designs and eventually actual garments. Art and history are definitely elements that serve as her inspiration. Current/social day affairs also impact her thinking and therefore further translation of her designs.

It's like she’s narrating her own story through her clothes.

Moods and emotions greatly impact her aesthetic. She refers to vintage garments to help in creating her silhouettes and while looking for new patterns. Draped silhouettes, flowing cuts and Avant Garde tailoring are all a part of her work. From the use of bold coloured fabrics to various embroided/printed materials; her clothes are a fusion or oriental tones and western chic.

Magazines such as Vogue Italia and Fucking Young have also featured her latest work.

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