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 British Emerging Talent award at the 2016 Fashion Awards.

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Emerging Designer: Asai

Asai, whose real name is A Sai Ta, graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA and MA in fashion. He was also awarded the L’Oréal creative prize at the end of his BA course. His designs sold out in a week, when Selfridges opened the Fashion East pop-up shop last year. Ironically he was also working as a Selfridges staff member at the time.

He has worked with Kanye West on his Yeezy brand, this came about when Kanye came to the college to interview prospective designers for his brand. So impressed by Ta’s textile experiments he invited him to spend three months in LA.

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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

London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Highlights

Burberry

Classic Burberry style was reimagined as practical luxurious plastic trenches. The brands uniform style was deconstructed as mini skirts with tops and coats with equestrian elements. You could not predict what would come down the runway on this show. There were neon flashes, faux fur and sorbet lace to Burberry check bomber jackets.

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Fashion Flora Exhibition 2017

  The latest exhibition by Nick Knight, Fashion Flora, at SHOWstudio is an explorative look at the use of flowers in fashion as motifs through the decades. Seen through the eyes of 40 of the worlds contemporary fashion illustrators and dating back to the 1880s. Curated by Flora Starkey, the exhibition features pieces by Alexandra McQueen, Dries Van Noten and John Galliano and many others. … Continue reading Fashion Flora Exhibition 2017

Men’s Fashion Week Videos

A selection of Men’s fashion week Spring/Summer 2018 videos are now up and ready to view in the video menu. To name just a few, there are collections from Dior Homme, Versace, Kenzo, Valentino and Fendi. I really enjoyed viewing Kenzo’s show, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon brought a futuristic feel, with throw backs to previous decades. Distinctive Sixties references  included paisley prints, retro American baseball-style … Continue reading Men’s Fashion Week Videos

Graduate Fashion Week 2017

Now in its 26th year, Graduate Fashion Week is a charity organisation founded in 1991 by Jeff Banks CBE, Vanessa Denza MBE and John Walford, Graduate Fashion Week was formed to unify both UK and International universities and to also create a stronghold for the creative industries Work of over 1,000 of the best students from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world … Continue reading Graduate Fashion Week 2017