DESIGNER PROFILE

Meet the Designer – Helen Bailey of Decadorn

When it comes to fashion and jewellery, everyone likes to feel unique, to own something different even if it is something that only you know is individual. As Helen Bailey of Decadorn shows, sometimes it’s the little things that matter. Graduating with a BA (hons) in Textile Design from Nottingham Trent University, Helen Bailey clearly...
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Meet The Reserved but Talented Danielle Scutt

As the last model swaggered off stage, all eyes were focused to the back of the catwalk, ready for the designer and the obligatory ‘quick uncomfortable bow at the side curtain’ before they duck out of view to enjoy the relief and champagne backstage. But we were kept waiting as two burly security guards clambered...
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Meet The Pragmatic Designer Sophie Hulme

“ I am always attracted by menswear – the utility and the toughness” Sophie Hulme says. In reality, it is not necessary for her to explain her penchant for simple, straight, masculine figures. Her designs speak for themselves. Growing up in North London, Sophie describes herself as a tomboy with a love for street style....
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Meet The Maverick Scottish Designer Louise Gray

“Maybe it’s because we dream more” is the answer Louise Gray gives when asked why so many talented British designers come, like her, from Scotland. ‘When you’re boxed up in your home and it’s snowing – it’s as much dreaming as what you’re surrounded by” she continues, this time explaining the origin of her love...
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Meet designer Aitor Throup

There is no doubt about it. Fashion is an art and an instrument of expression, but designer Aitor Throup has began to turn it into a science with his precise and scrupulous designs. Aitor Throup, born and bred in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1980. He relocated to the not so tropical Burnley in Lancashire in 1992 where...
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Meet the Designers behind the label|Commuun

  When people come together it can produce great results. It can help to clear up a community after a riot, or it can produce stunning garments. Commuun is the label set up by Iku Furudate and Kaito Hori. Iku and Kaito are both graduates of Bunka Fashion College and Central Saint Martins. The pair...
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