Wayne Hemingway

We Were Able To Create A Fashion Label Available To All - Things Aren't So Easy These Days

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Style
Wayne Hemingway

banner Early on in building our first brand we developed a philosophy that went "Red or Dead would be the world's first affordable designer label for people that grew up not knowing what design was and if they did couldn't have afforded it anyway" Admittedly this was a bit of a mouthful and ultimately we shortened it to "The first affordable designer label".

What Wartime Thrift Can Teach Us About Fashion Sustainability

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Style
Wayne Hemingway

sustainable fashion.jpg The museum's latest exhibition Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style looks at the creative and thrifty responses to clothes rationing during the Second World War. Not only were the clothes of this time a triumph in colour, creativity and durability, there are some real lessons we can learn from the era where make do and mend was a necessity.

Leaving the EU Feels Like a Death in the Family

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics
Wayne Hemingway

Those of us that understand the positive impact of migration to the UK must "hug" the migrants. We must remember that 48% is a very large proportion. Democracy may have failed us in the short term but we have to find a way to mitigate this disaster.

Golden Years

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Wayne Hemingway

I kept thinking why is it that there seems to be no Lennon, McCartney, Jagger or Bowie for recent and current generations ? Could one reason be that there isn't the freedom to dream that Bowie and we all had back then? Are today's debilitating housing costs, student loans, the low wages, lack of career security and reliance on mum and dad are curtailing the space to dream?

Is the Counter-Culture Revolution Coming to Margate's Dreamland?

Maria Chiorando | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

Dreamland sits firmly on Margate's seafront, the gentle decay of its 1930s facade blending into the line of distressed shop fronts along Marine Terrace. It has been closed for over a decade. But June 19 sees the amusement park's re-birth, and with it, the resurgence of a seaside town that, along with many of its ilk, crumbled with the advent of cheap overseas flights in the 1970s.

Margate - As the Opening of Dreamland Fast Approaches

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK
Wayne Hemingway

There is positive form of gentrification going on, and bring it on, because the rebirth of Margate, London's sandy beach is one helluva an uplifting story. Dreamland when it finally reopens this summer will be another milestone and being part of helping this great British seaside town to rediscover its mojo is a responsibility that we are not taking lightly.

Anyone for Jump-Starter, a Human Kick-Starter?

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Tech
Wayne Hemingway

I love looking at and often "investing in" the new ideas and ingenuity that flow out of Kickstarter and I love the way that it can genuinely empower (and often bring a healthy dose of harsh reality) to entrepreneurs and inventors.

Greenwich Peninsula - A New City Village

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Wayne Hemingway

Has there ever been an election where housing (or the lack of it) has been so high on the agenda? There can be no questioning of the fact that the current young generations are having things much more difficult when it comes to affording homes whether it be owning them or renting them and whilst this is in general a national problem the issue is highly acute in London.

My Fantasy Fashion Dinner Party Guest List

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Style
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

This week I've done a bit of celebrating for a certain milestone birthday. A while ago I started thinking about the best way to celebrate said birthday...dinner at my favourite restaurant, drinks at a London bar, a themed birthday party. It got me thinking. If I was to organise a fantasy dinner party with my favourite people from the world of fashion...who would I invite?


Wayne Hemingway | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Tech
Wayne Hemingway

The concept of passing down the good things to future generations is embedded in all species. We are survivors and for a million years or so, to survive we have learnt how to harness and protect the environment.

WATCH: Jo Whiley Talks Innovation With Wayne Hemingway

Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Tech

In this series, DJ Jo Whiley meets some of the UK’s green innovators working at the forefront of sustainability and efficiency. For any design t...

Young People Are Our Tomorrow – So Let’s Trust in Them Today

Dame Martina Milburn | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics
Dame Martina Milburn

We must unearth the potential in our young people today by nurturing their talent and giving them opportunities. They are, after all, the talent of tomorrow.

Record Store Day: More Than Just Listening to a Band

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Wayne Hemingway

Today is Record Store Day. That it was felt necessary to instigate a Record Store Day says a lot about how technology is changing life's landscape.

Sir Peter Blake Recreates Sgt Pepper's Cover - But Who Made The Cut?

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

Sir Peter Blake has taken inspiration from his famous Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover to create a new artwork. The English pop art...

Invisible T-Shirt Breakthrough

Mart Drake-Knight | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Style
Mart Drake-Knight

In partnership with the University of The Isle of Wight, we took the light transmitting properties of optic fibres and wove a jersey fabric to create an invisible t-shirt. The technology captures light on one side of a garment and relays it on to the opposite side.

Be Part of a Very Collaborative Book About Our Future

Amisha Ghadiali | Posted 19.05.2012 | Home
Amisha Ghadiali

If I had five minutes with every human being on this planet, these are the questions that I would ask them. I believe that every single one of us has ideas and experiences to share that can lead us to a brighter future.

McAlmont is Vintage

Ben Falk | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

Yes by McAlmont & Butler. What a song. It was on the list for my wedding disco and it's a great tune for the gym. So I was pleased to see David McAlm...