Fashion Design

Life as a FAD finalist

Katarina Lindell | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Lindell

When our course leader presented this year's FAD brief to us, I didn't hesitate to enter as I know what a great opportunity it can be for fashion students to show their work - as finalists, we get to showcase our mini collections at London Fashion Week in February. That's also when I'll find out if I've won!

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Life Well Lived

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

Described as being "modern and sleek as a skyscraper" Elsa Schiaparelli was a tour-de-force in her day. A fashion designer extraordinaire, who pioneered avant-garde fashion, from knitwear to couture, and collaborated with some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century...

You Will NEVER Guess What These Dresses And Tuxedos Are Made From

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We've seen wedding dresses made out of bog roll and suits fashioned out of newspaper but this takes the Oscar for the most outstanding, crafty outfits...

Lessons I Learnt From My Mentors When Shooting And Promoting My Latest Hat Collection

Lizzie McQuade | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie McQuade

I shot my AW14 collection just after my first Triumph mentoring session with Grace Woodward. With this being my biggest collection to date, it was fantastic to hear her advice on how to section up the collection and the importance of using styling to make that very clear for my audience.

Designer Jonathan Riss: The Modern Day Renaissance Man Behind Label Jay Ahr

Ingrid Chua | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ingrid Chua

Belgian- born designer Jonathan Riss has always had a proclivity for beautiful design and intricate detail. At 18, he had wanted to become an architect and contemplated on a move to New York. Ever the artistic nomad though, he disliked the thought of being geographically static while going through formal education. And so he travelled- to learn.

Sustainability and Ethics Should Go Hand-In-Hand With Fashion Design

Sian-Kate Mooney | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sian-Kate Mooney

Today we see many sustainable brands borne out of this love for vintage , Christopher Raeburn and Junky Styling London, to name but two. However, as the market demands clothing with a conscience more sustainable fabrics and ethical means of manufacture become available.

London Fashion Week - A Young Designer's Dream

Laura Chittenden | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Chittenden

When my project was chosen to be entered for the 2013 FAD competition at the end of last year I was over the moon and couldn't contain my excitement! A few weeks later I received an email telling me that I had been selected as one of 15 finalists from over 100 entries across the UK and I couldn't believe it!

Fashion Designers to Look Out For: B-Side By Wale

Bwoywonder | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

Having racked up various achievements throughout his 18 year history in the fashion industry, London based designer/stylist, Wale Adeyemi is no longer up-and-coming by any means.

Create A Life You Want To Lead

Zoe Yates | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Style
Zoe Yates

As I entered my teenage years I tried to suppress my imagination and creativity desperately trying to 'fit in' and to be the same as all the other kids. I would often analyse every aspect of my life, doing whatever I could to blend in with the crowd.

Brooke Roberts: Knitting Brains Into Fashion

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Tech

At first glance, it's just a pretty pattern. Swirls and curves follow the sway of the female form. But when London knitwear designer Brooke Roberts ex...

Q&A: With Lynne Hiriak, Designer of CARDIGAN

Lorelei Marfil | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Style
Lorelei Marfil

New York-based designer Lynne Hiriak took her love for cardigans and created her knitwear collection in 2008. Prior to launching her line, Hiriak designed for Michael Kors, Derek Lam and other global brands.

My New Earth Couture Collection for London Olympics 2012

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Neon was a bit of a departure for me... I'm the Queen of Taupe after all! I thought it was a fresh addition to the collection and would be a trend on the runways. Neon brights are everywhere this season so I'm glad my bold choice was right on the mark.