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London Sample Sales – February/March 2018

Designers Womenswear Sample Sale 24th February 2018 10am to 6pm (Booking Required) Address: Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, NW3 1NG. Brands include Clements Ribeiro, Ukelele, Weekend Max Mara and Yawn, along with items from brands including Charlotte Olympia, Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Patrizia Pepe, PINKO and Stella McCartney. Get tickets at: https://exclusivesamplesales.com/sample-sales/   Joseph 23rd February 2018 to 25th February 2018 Free Entry … Continue reading London Sample Sales – February/March 2018

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Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018

Maison Margiela The collected fashion press were encouraged to use flash photography, for the first half of the Maison Margiela show. The dresses, coats and bustiers on the catwalk then transformed from plain black into brilliant technicolour. Galliano also used fabrics not commonly associated with couture. This resulted in sportswear playing a key role, with ski jackets being repurposed into black-tie gowns and bungee cords used as a … Continue reading Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018

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Sample Sales – January 2018

Antonio Berardi Sample Sale 13th January 2018 to 28th January 2018 Free Entry Pippa Store, 52 Lonsdale Road, London, W11 2DE At the Pippa Store in Notting Hill for three weeks this month. The sale is open Wednesday through Sunday each week, and closes on Monday and Tuesday. https://www.pippastore.com/   Ace & Jig Sample Sale 18th January 2018 to 21st January 2018 Free Entry Couverture … Continue reading Sample Sales – January 2018

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North: Fashioning Identity Exhibition 2017/18

This exhibition is a celebration of northern culture from old historical to modern culture. It manages to capture both the myth and the reality of the north. There are 100 photos and objects that take you from the cobbles and terraces to Manchester’s Hacienda nightclub in the 1980s and the emergence of the supermodel Kate Moss as documented by the photographer Corinne Day in the 90s. The … Continue reading North: Fashioning Identity Exhibition 2017/18

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Emerging Designer: Molly Goddard

Molly Goddard specialises in traditional hand-craft techniques such as hand pleating, smocking and crocheting. Goddard started her label in 2014 and has earned many accolades, including from Rihanna who counts her as one of her favourite designers. After her first show she was swiftly taken up by Dover Street Market and was a finalist in this year’s LVMH’s young fashion designer prize. She also won the … Continue reading Emerging Designer: Molly Goddard

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SHOWstudio pop-up gallery launched in London

Last week I was kindly invited to have a private viewing of SHOWstudio’s fashion illustration collection, at their new pop-up gallery in Floral Street, Covent Garden. On show were works from fashion illustrators commissioned by Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio site, which can also be purchased. Nick Knight is a long-time supporter of creativity in the fashion industry, from emerging talent to established illustrators. Some of the … Continue reading SHOWstudio pop-up gallery launched in London