18
Nov
2013

Meet The Perfumers | Friedemodin

I’m no expert perfumer or “nose” yet when I discover a new scent that resonates, I feel like one. And that’s how I felt when I discovered Roseé de Nuit – a new fragrance by Friedemodin. Founded by Nina Friede and Elisabeth Modin, Friedemodin is a new London perfume brand whose founders might not be English (Nina is German and Elisabeth is Swedish) but are greatly inspired by the cosmopolitan nature of the city. Nina Friede was born in Worpswede, Germany and developed an interest for...
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29
Jul
2013

Discover The Portuguese Designer | Diogo Miranda

Diogo Miranda is a very interesting designer I recently came across at Scoop – a Trade Exhibition in London. Among the many rows of stalls exhibiting on that day, Diogo’s seemed to stand out by miles. Maybe it was the colour of his fabrics, the quality it exuded or the minimalistic nature of his designs, I had to meet this designer. A pleasant yet determined individual whose personality instantly makes you warm up to him like a long lost friend. Diogo is based in Portugal,...
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23
Jul
2013

ONE TO WATCH | MEET DESIGNER CHRISTINA MANNINO

Designers come and go, not surprising, but what is eternal is talent. It’s not very easy to spot but when you do, you know you have and that’s what I felt when I came across Christina Mannino. Growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, Christina always wanted to be a Fashion designer (or a sex symbol like Marilyn Monroe)! Focusing on artistic growth rather than just ambition, she studied drawing and painting at college, then majored in Studio Art at University, complimenting these with fashion summer programs...
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13
Jan
2013

One To Watch| Meet talented Bag Designer Ethan K

Aged 18, I started designing my first bag. It was for my mother and I took great pride and pleasure in seeing her wear and style it. Her friends spotted the bag and that’s when I stared to think I might have the beginnings of a business.’ Born in 1986, Ethan was part of the fourth generation of Koh’s to be practicing the art of tanning. ‘Exotic skins are in my DNA’ he says. I look carefully, he doesn’t look particularly amphibian, so I assume it’s...
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12
Jan
2013

One To Watch | Meet Richard Braqo

If unique and luxurious stilettos make you weak at the knees, I am glad to announce there is a new shoe-designing extraordinaire on the horizon. Meet Richard Braqo the up and coming hailing from Ghana. Richard, who is now based in London, moved to NYC at the age of 18 and studied at Parsons School of Design. He was the first ever to be awarded with Cesare Piacotti Accessories Award in 2009. He and Piacotti designed a collection that debuted at Vogues Fashion Night Out...
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11
Jan
2013

Meet Maarten Van Der Horst | The ‘tropical-loving’ designer

As if the world of fashion isn’t colourful enough, this new & upcoming designer has shed a new ray of sunshine on the industry. Meet Maarten Van Der Horst the designer with the ‘party beach fun’ aesthetic. Maarten was born to an Indonesian mother, and a Dutch father, and was brought up in the Netherlands. His interest in design began from an early age. He studied at Artez school of art, during that time he also interned with Chloé while in Paris. He felt that his internship...
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18
Dec
2012

The ‘jazz-inspired’ designer | Meet Nick Hart

Nick Hart, founder of Spencer Hart – one of the most prominent menswear brands to grace Savile Row – is not the fresh out-of-school fashion designing prodigy as many would have thought. Nick Hart is a man who likes to define difference, and walks a different path. Nick was born in Buckinghamshire and attended boarding school until the age of 16. He first became interested in Fashion when his father told him to get a job at the age of 13 and he began working...
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14
Dec
2012

One To Watch | Meet Sophie Anderson

Who’s that girl?… For those who haven’t heard of Kuwait born designer Sophie Anderson, this is about to change. Unleashing her prints on the world of fashion her talents are definitely on the “watch list” of those in the know. The motto here is the brighter and bolder the better, this designer should come with a warning attached as her vibrant prints are guaranteed to get noticed, for all the right reasons, come Spring Summer 2013. Sophie Anderson isn’t your typical fashionista, she is a...
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13
Dec
2012

Meet the relentless Yohji Yamamoto

    A designer who defines beauty as a coincidence must be an intriguing  person. This is the case with Yohji Yamamoto. Whilst not knowing what to do after retiring, all he wants is to keep making clothes perfectly, designing until the very end. Yohji Yamamoto grew up in Tokyo. His father died in World War II while his mother was a dressmaker. Surprisingly , his mother did not encourage the young Yohji Yamamoto to become a designer. She expected him to study Law. But...
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