UK Designers

What to Expect in the Apple Watch 2

Mat Greenfield | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Given the years of hype around the idea of their smartwatch, it would have been all too easy for Apple to just stick a sixth-generation iPod Nano on an overpriced wrist strap and be done with it. Instead, the Cupertino-based company has given its Apple Watch a nifty way of gliding through menus, a healthy slew of supported apps and crammed it with more sensors than a North Korean game show.

ADI Delivers This Season's Must-Have for Fashion Victims

Jan Creamer | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Creamer

As London Fashion Week opens, Animal Defenders International has launched the ultimate accessory for those looking to put compassion at the heart of fashion.

Fashion Week: A Private or Public Affair?

Julie Hurst | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

It's September, which in the world of high fashion heralds the start of spring! Yes, it's that time of the year when the industry's great and good embark on their whirlwind tour of the four fashion capitals, to witness first hand what designers have in store for us next season.

How Your Working Life Will Change by 2020

Maite Baron | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

I've been talking for some time about the changing world of work, and how traditional working life patterns of employment and doing business are increasingly less relevant in today's workplace. A combination of economics, technology and changing attitudes is forcing change upon us, like it or not.

7 Business Lessons From Designer Paul Smith

Maite Baron | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

Paul's worked in a men's clothing wholesalers, but his real passion was cycling and he hoped to be a professional racing cyclist. When he was 17, he had an accident that put an end to this ambition. While in hospital, he made friends with some 'arty types' and his life had just taken him in an entirely new and unexpected direction.

Tripping Up Trunki - What Every Design-Focussed Business Should Know

Ilya Kazi | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Ilya Kazi

Having taken on the 'Dragon's Den', been sent away penniless, and gone on to develop a multi-million pound internationally-successful business, there are few that would begrudge the Trunki suitcase inventor Rob Law his success.

16 Million Websites Added Monthly but Who Creates These?

Hannah Gal | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Gal

So would future website creation be led by non-professional amateurs and hobbyists using DIY solutions? If so, what role would professional designers play in this evolving market?

Debutantes 2.0

Josa Young | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Borne up on a wave of white frocks and tiaras, the Queen Charlotte Ball has sailed back into town. It was always a bit of a mash-up - there is no continuing tradition from George III holding a birthday ball for his wife Queen Charlotte.

Tea with Luc Donckerwolke - Designer Director of Bentley Motors

Lara Platman | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

For some might think I had planned this, and perhaps they may indeed be correct, as I do really love to find out what are the inspirations of a designer of beautiful cars. I managed to cut straight to the chase, as I didn't know how long I would have before speeches - or we would be separated.

'Fashion Meets Music' Launch Pop Up Shop in Westfield Stratford

Bwoywonder | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

FMM will bring the excitement of their US event to a store setting for a second time. The 6 weeks will feature mini runway shows, performances, workshops and more. As with our Camden Lock Pop Up, we will be having an in-store runway.

Jonathan Adler Brightens Up Britain

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Now that Jonathan Adler has settled into the homes of Britain, I for one, am very grateful for the humor and boldness he has brought with him. Long may his free spirited design ethos reign over our interiors, and long may we love our homes as our own.

I'm a Candy Kitten Too!

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Something clear when speaking to him, was that this is a brand sweetened with Jamie Laing. From his humour, fun and maybe one or two of his trademark phrases, Candy Kittens is full of life and certainly has plenty more in it. For one week only they have popped up at 261 Kings Road, so pop in and you might even meet the main-man himself.

Why Scottish Talent Awards Should Be Held in Scotland

Laura Pearson-Smith | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Style
Laura Pearson-Smith

With the Scottish Fashion Awards making the controversial move to London, it is more important than ever that we champion awards celebrating local Scottish creatives in Scotland.

Edinburgh College of Art Reigns Supreme at Graduate Fashion Week

Jennifer Morris | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Style
Jennifer Morris

I was lucky enough to attend the Edinburgh College of Art catwalk show on Sunday where 17 graduating students showed off a culmination of three years of very hard-work. As an alumnus of the college it is an event I look forward to every year.

One on One with Carolina Herrera in Singapore

Ingrid Chua | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Style
Ingrid Chua

"For Singapore's Audi Fashion Festival, I am showing a bit of the Carolina Herrera collection from New York. The show is something new because the collection from New York was inspired by music. I collaborated with an English composer called Tom Hodge."

Somerset House Presents - Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!

Kate Lawson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

The exhibition of all exhibitions (in my humble opinion) is coming to Somerset House this autumn, in a celebration of the work of the late great Isabella Blow - the enigmatic fashion editor, consultant, muse, nurturer of young fashion talent and style icon.

Designing a Hot Brand

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I was in high school when I first decided that design would be my destination, but my GPS must have been on the blink, because the exact area of design was undetermined. Today, I'm no closer to finding the exact location I fit into, but I have discovered that it's something that doesn't need to be found.

Models Are Dying to Be Thin and Teens Follow

Jan Shure | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Clothes generally photograph better on slim women, but the notion of "slim women" has been subverted by digital technology. The ability to elongate, remove cellulite and remove flesh and curves with clever tools like Photoshop has led to images of women that are unattainable.

Interior Trends 2013 and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Home

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Your home is a great chance to express your personal style, but like fashions we see on the runway, each season there are key themes that retailers and interiors magazines will be focusing on. The big change this year is that colour is back.

Fresh Design for Pasta Lovers

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Recently an opportunity arose with Zizzi to design the new plate that would be used across their 120 stores nationwide, and when opportunity knocks, I...

Is it Too Late to Become a Style Blogger?

Ingrid Chua | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Style
Ingrid Chua

So you can all sigh with relief-- you won't have to endure seeing my photographs daily on my blog.

My Day at London Fashion Weekend 2012

Aimee Wood | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Style
Aimee Wood

What's the one thing Fashion Week leaves behind when taking its flight to Milan? Somerset House. Even when the designers have packed down their collections and the super models stepped down from their high heels, the beautiful venue along the Thames stays put and doesn't even get a full week's rest.

Selling Creative Design in a Recession

Harry Freedman | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Style
Harry Freedman

Art and design colleges these days encourage their students to research and understand their markets. They don't just teach design theory and technique; they do train their students to go out into the real world. But in current trading conditions, understanding a market is not necessarily enough.

London Fashion Week SS13: Round Up

Kate Lawson | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

So London Fashion Week is over for another season, and as we all adjust to walking at an average pace on the pavement as opposed to hurtling along on those Somerset House cobbles, here is my retrospective of the week where all normal life stops, and fashion begins.

Luxury Made in China- Proudly?

Ingrid Chua | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Style
Ingrid Chua

And while we are more open to purchasing electronic products that are China- made, many of us are still resistant to paying top dollars for a designer bag or a dress that's manufactured there (as opposed to home countries of these fashion houses). Admit it, there is hesitation. So, why the prejudice?