DESIGNER PROFILE

Meet Derek Lawlor

Perhaps it’s the thought of the cooler months closing in, but I have recently developed a real penchant for knitwear – and in particular the exciting and emerging designers who are bringing it to the catwalks. And so I bring you Derek Lawlor, a textile savvy designer heralding from Central St. Martins BA and MA...
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Meet Anthony Vaccarello

Belgian born and Paris based designer Anthony Vaccarello is making a name for himself in Paris and not just because he studied at the prestigious La Chambre School in Brussels or because he had the opportunity to present his graduate collection at the equally prestigious Hyeres festival in the south of France, but because of...
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Meet Designer Sisters|Rodarte

“It’s been really amazing. It was easy for us to find a world that we could create for ourselves”, says Laura Mulleavy of her and sister, Kate, beginning their label, Rodarte in California. “L.A. is kind of a strange and beautiful creature”, adds Kate of the town where they work, away from the chaos of...
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Meet Maxime Simoens

If there are some qualities this designer possesses,it is charm, an eye for effective statements, and a sense of playfulness. Meet Maxine Simeons,whose work has suddenly found favour with Leighton Meester. She was recently spotted wearing a dress from his SS10 collection in Paris, during the filming of GG. He cites Diane Kruger and Vanessa Paradis as feminine girls...
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Meet Manish Arora

Manish Arora is regarded by many as the ‘John Galliano’ of India and it is easy to see why.Even though the designer is based in New Delhi, he has managed to capture the attention of the whole industry proving that talent has no bounderies. He started his label in 1997 and quickly found his niche...
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Meet Jewellery Designer|Tom Binns

Jeweler Tom Binns has created a cult following, but not just among the ladies who lunch. Everyone from cool downtown girls to Michelle Obama, who has worn his designs many times over, covet his anarchist aesthetic. Born in Belfast and after graduating from Middlesex Polytechnic with a Bachelor Degree in Arts, he founded Tom Binns...
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Meet the Designer|Alexis Bittar

Alexis Bittar is known as one of New York’s most promising accessory designers and at this year’s CFDA awards in New York, he was finally recognized as such, winning the prestigious Accessory Designer of the Year. Perhaps best known for his work with lucite jewelry, Bittar dropped out of college and began selling his jewellery as a...
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Meet the Designer|Krystof Strozyna

Krystof Strozyna’s voice as a young Polish designer working and showing in London has, since his official runway outing for Fall 2008, grown into a shout. His work, though strong in its bold graphic cuts and architectural silhouettes, evokes a quiet and subtle elegance. He is the new label for ‘cool’ girls about town and...
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Meet Graeme Armour

If Graeme Armour’s name is little known, it won’t be that way for long. A Central Saint Martins graduate, he worked closely with Alexander McQueen for three years. He grew up in Carmyle in the east end of Glasgow and his love and loyalty to Scotland can be seen in his clothes in small ways. A...
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Meet Alexandre Vauthier

This year the ANDAM award is being presided over by Carine Roitfeld, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Hilary Alexander, Jefferson Hack among others, with the the famed prize of nearly £200,000, which has in the past two years, allowed winners Gareth Pugh and Giles Deacon to move their runways to Paris; this time around it just might...
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