ONES TO WATCH

Meet the new Russian Designers| Xsenia & Olya

Xsenia Runa and Olya Shiskina are not your typical designer duo.  They share not only the same vision, but similar backgrounds and a deep understanding of their designs. Although they first met at Central Saint Martins, after graduation they each established their own separate labels. Their decision to work together was actually spontaneous. Probably why they...
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Meet The Cutting Edge Designer Georgia Hardinge

Creating original and extraordinary fashion is one thing, but the ability to do so in a manner that maintains mainstream appeal is a truly rare achievement. An achievement, which Georgia Hardinge has nevertheless managed to attain with impressive consistency. Her designs are, on paper, an utter fashion paradox; avant garde yet wearable, outstanding yet practical....
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Meet The Accidental Designer Simeon Farrar

‘Getting into fashion was an accident, like most things in my life’ Simeon Farrar laughs. We meet at his exhibit in the basement of the Pirus store on Newburgh St. The exhibition is called ‘Of Rainbows and Halos’ and it consists of colourful prints, melting glass bottles, canvases that, hung in the right order, form...
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One To Watch| Meet the bold & innovative Sarah Angold

I ambled wide-eyed through the exhibitions at London Fashion Week, coming to a stand still beside the collection of Sarah Angold. I was wowed by an extravaganza of geometric shapes and intricate structures which, though showcasing such apparent aesthetic complexities, still somehow bore a remarkably sleek and simple appeal. The exhibition demonstrated an extraordinary take...
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Meet The elegant designer behind ‘Tiffany Amber’

Backstage, amid the immediate aftermath of Tiffany Amber’s London Fashion Week debut, the atmosphere was electric. The air was thick with the buzz of enthusiastic voices, the clicking of camera flashes, with clothes being taken off, clothes being thrown on, bodies bustling to and fro. Amongst the madness, I sat cross-legged on the floor beside...
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A rare bird | Meet Beth Beverly

These days, unless you want a tofu pie to the face, you might want to think carefully before answering ‘yes’ to the question “Is that real mink?” Indeed,  the use of fur in fashion has always been a debate to guarantee (quite literally) the sharpening of claws on both sides of the moral argument. Anna...
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Meet the young designer behind Jacquemus

Age is an issue of mind over matter; if you don’t mind then it doesnt matter. Meet the self-assured and self-taught 21 year old designer making considerable strides within fashion. Simon Porte Jacquemus was born in a miniscule and seemingly insignificant town between Avignon and Marseille in the South of France. The town had a population of...
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Designer to Watch| Meet Lucas Nascimento

    Brazilians possess a vitality and lust for life that is unrivalled on the planet. Among most things, they are famous for an enormously rich and diverse culture, football, Christ the Redeemer and Adriana Lima; dare we add fashion to this list? A searing hot emerging talent used the Rio fashion week as a platform to announce his...
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Meet the eco-friendly Label|Bodkin

Being green has become increasingly popular in the fashion world. However, there aren’t many high-end fashion labels whose ethos is about sustainability. Well that is precisely what Bodkin’s ethos is. Eviana Hartman founded Bodkin in 2008. Eviana had worked as a fashion writer for Vogue, Teen Vogue and a fashion features editor at NYLON. She...
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Meet Milda Cergelyte| the designer behind Mimic

When a designer describes her design philosophy as “no rules and no compromise”, you suddenly yearn for something fresh and different. Mimic, the brand created by Milda Cergelyte, is a wonderful mish-mash of colour, prints and unique fabric choices that are put together with an expert hand and eye for style that makes the clothes...
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