Sunday, 19 September 2010

Estethica at London Fashion Week

What a day!  My head is buzzing. I am so excited after visiting Estethica today.  Nothing to do with the champagne brunch (well maybe a little).  No, it's all down to the creativity, passion and enthusiasm from everyone at the exhibition.  More to come on each designer and their new collections in a later post.  In the meantime here's a taster:

Ada Zanditon
Spring Summer 2011 collection
High-end luxury women's ready-to-wear.
Ethically produced, organic, recycled.

Spring Summer 2011 collection
Desirable design knitwear - from sheep to chic!
Local community production, organic & natural fibres.

Lost Property of London
Spring Summer 2011
Fair-trade certified products, ethically produced, recycled.

Spring Summer 2011
Art-Eco fashion brand.  Local community produced, up-cycled

Spring Summer 2011
Wearable art - jackets produced from re-cycled plastic bottles
Ethically produced, organic, recycled, up-cycled

Nina Dolcetti
Spring Summer 2011
Designer shoes created to the highest standards of production and ethics
Ethically produced, local community production, recycled, vegetable tanned leather

Friday, 17 September 2010

Suno - SS11 at New York Fashion Week

I've just spent an hour or so outfit building for Autumn Winter - can't wait to start layering all those lovely textures together - long floor sweeping silk skirts with chunky knits, metallic jacquards with - I'm not sure what yet.  Delicate vintage lace with my 1980's shearling flying jacket.

Then I see Suno's Spring Summer '11 collection, which makes me yearn to wear light fabrics, fresh colours, bare legs with those amazing printed wedge sandals.

Suno - Spring Summer 2011 Collection
All collection images via
Suno garments are artisanally produced in small workshops in Kenya.

Monday, 13 September 2010

British Fashion Council - Emerging Talent Award

In a season of camel coats, camel trousers and general minimal beige-ness, it's a welcome relief to read that the British Fashion Council has nominated the following designers for it's 2010 Emerging Talent Award.

Michael van der Ham
Autumn Winter 2010
Image byMorgan O'Donovan

Michael van der Ham - a favourite of mine - who has a talent for combining mismatched textures, prints and colours to create beautiful silhouettes.

Mary Katrantzou
Autumn Winter 2010
Image by Billa Baldwin

Mary Katrantzou, who has made an incredible impact with her bold graphics and industrial jewellery.

Meadham Kirchhoff
Autumn Winter 2010
Image by Morgan O'Donovan

Meadham Kirchoff, who created a flurry of excitment amongst fashion media with their AW10 collection designed for uncompromising, aware and individual women.

I look forward to seeing their new collections at London Fashion Week ... I'll keep you posted.