Details of the Press Showcase for London Fashion Designers have now been revealed. The Venue is Apartment 58, a creative hub at the iconic Centre Point right at the heart of London’s West End. This event will be filled with international press, bloggers, photographers, fashionistas and designers. It’s an exclusive exhibition in a private members club so it is pre-booked guest-list only and no tickets will be available on the door. We have a limited number of tickets available so you must buy your tickets on-line beforehand.
Alex Hughes is a London based designers who attended Cleveland college and completed her studies in Art & Design. Her collection reflects simplistic designs and really defines the term ‘Minimalism’ with block white ready-to-wear dresses.
London based sisters Tess & Libby Collins present ‘Cecily’
‘Cecilia’ is a name that has run throughout generations of the female side of our family. The name derives from Saint Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music. Although beautiful, with four syllables, its slightly long winded so we shortened it to ‘Cecily’. This name portrays for us, the strength and support shown by our family, and helps us to reach our potential every day and to be the best that we can be.
T: Moving to New Zealand at the age of 20 was a daunting, yet exciting opportunity and it was there that I began my journey in fashion as an accessories buyer for a high street fashion house. Having developed a number of the necessary skills and gained a breadth of knowledge, I made the decision 3 years later to move back to London to continue my career within the jewellery market, working for a jewellery wholesale company as their gold buyer and product developer. Being a self-taught designer, and buyer, my journey has been about believing in myself and following and trusting my creative mind. That takes me to where I am today.
L: I studied BA Fashion Promotion at The London College of Fashion, and graduated with a specialism in Public Relations. I gained a wealth of experience and knowledge over the duration of my degree by working in a number of the UK’s leading fashion houses, which provided me with a strong rounded vision of the market. Having always had a passionate affair with art, and a strong sense of creativity, I now have a degree in communication that aids in illustrating Cecily’s vision.
Kirin Atwal is a British-born London based Womenswear and Accessories designer with a rich family heritage from Dubai. She studied in London and graduated with a degree in Fashion and Textiles from Middlesex University’s fashion department.
The inspiration behind Kirin’s collection is Dubai and the Arab culture. Middle East is where her inspiration started. The purity of the religion and culture is represented in the whites in her garments. The bold checks represent this western city. It’s a contrast which works fantastically well together in her elegant designs.
Each look is completed with an over-sized handbag/travel bag. Kirin creates unique handmade luxury over-sized handbags/travel bags in leather and 100% cashmere or silks. They make a big statement that reflects the combination of wealth and culture.
Kirin says, “I think all my outfits are very clean, and simple. I think that is my signature, it’s classic.”
Sarah Shields is a Womenswear Fashion designer, recently graduated from the Birmingham City University in Fashion Design. Her collection includes some of the finest handmade jumpers and heavily embellished ready to wear garments for any occasion
Sinead Thorpe is a Womenswear designer based in London, recently graduated from Middlesex University. She is influenced by digital culture, aesthetics surrounding technology, and the development of evolution.
Soumia has gained exposure and experience within the fashion industry since entering the world of fashion in 2010 working with Hermoine De Paula, J Model Management and styling with Nicole Freeman for Fiasco Magazine.
It was Soumia Ghouini’s passion for material culture and travel that inspired her to become a designer. Today, the graduate’s energetic prints and soft femininity creations are what make the brand unique to the eye.
London Ethnic and Fashion magazine hosted the official LFW Closing Party 2013 in aid of Capital FM’s ‘Help A Capital Child.’
Last night, Tuesday 17th September 2013 from 19:00 till 22:00, London Ethnic joined by Fashion London and Flava Magazine held a London Fashion Week [LFW] Closing Party in aid of Capital FM’s inspirational charity ‘Help A Capital Child.’
London Ethnic is a collective of London Fashion artisans providing authentic London Fashion, produce in the UK, Fashion London magazine is a free glossy magazine for Londoners which focuses editorial purely on fashion for men and women, with a focus on fashion in the capital. The event took place at Rise the Superclub in Leicester square. It showcased London Ethnic’s exclusive designs by London based designers in aid of the charity to help deprived children as over 1 in 3 children live under the poverty line in London.
The club was transformed into a fashion runway exclusively for the special event. There were three fashion catwalk shows featuring young talented British designers who have previously featured in Graduate Fashion Week or London Fashion Week and who produce pieces themselves in the UK. A full list of the twelve showcasing designers are at the end of the press release.
London Ethnic’s next show will be on 14 Feb 14 at the next London Fashion Week. To learn about future events contact Aisha Heaven on 02081506356.
“The night was a perfect celebration of London fashion.” Emma Price, designer.
London Ethnic’s Designers featured in the show:
Sinead Thorpe. Alex Hughes. Emma Price. Soumia Ghouini. Kirin Atwal6. Charissa Thomas. Dissimilar. Dunia Al Baghdadi. Anita Tetteh. Amy Stevenson. Sarah Shields. Carlotta Actis Barone
For more information about the charity Help A Capital Child visit http://www.capitalfm.com/london/charity/ http://www.capitalfm.com/charity/donate-now/
The Closing party for London Fashion Week at the Rise SuperClub in Leicester Square. The event will be the last night of London Fashion Week SS14. The party will feature catwalk shows from some of the London Ethnic Fashion House’s home-grown London Fashion Designers, including Soumia, Rebecca Saahli Goh, Carlotta Barone and Jennifer Onah – who have featured in London’s Graduate Fashion Week and London Fashion Week shows before. Guests will include buyers, models, press, photographers and bloggers from the fashion world. All proceeds from the tickets will go to Capital FM’s charity Help A Capital Child. The exclusive fashion party will start from 7pm and go on till 10pm after which there will be an afterparty at the club till 3am.
Rise Superclub is an over 18’s venue. Please provide valid photographic ID on arrival. We only accept driving Licenses and passports. Rise Superclub does not accept large groups of 12 or more unless pre-arranges with the venue. Rise Superclub only accepts mixed groups of a balanced ratio of males to females.
Men: Collared shirts are advised. No sportswear, caps. No trainers, Pradas/Gucci trainers. No shoes with white soles or Timberland boots. Hard soled shoes ONLY.
Ladies: Smart dress only. No flat shoes, sandals or flipflops.
The King’s Road in London is iconic. It is an epicentre for fashion’s ‘kings’, a monarchy of exclusivity, quality and superiority.
Back in the days of swinging London, Mary Quant and her boutique ‘Bazaar’ on 138a King’s Road was the initial catalyst to the King’s Road’s synonymy with fashion innovation. Although Quant is given credit for the invention of the ‘miniskirt’, she accredited ‘the girls on King’s Road’, who had encouraged her to push the boundaries and make skirts even shorter. Since then, King Road was the go-to for independent, quirky boutique stores that were frequented by the post-war, sexually-liberated and fashion-conscious women of the modern era. Today, Susie Bubble claims that the relevance of the King Road has declined, describing it as ‘a little bit posh-posh-ra-ra’, and I would agree to an extent. The upper-class glitz of Made in Chelsea and the expensive restaurants and bars have influenced the public’s perception of the road. But I believe that this inherent sensation of exclusivity adds to the distinct fashions of the area; a strong emphasis on bespoke couture, quality and luxury is not only widely admired, but has created a kind of ambition for those who one day wish to walk down the King’s Road decked out in the sophisticated attire that is synonymous with Kensington and Chelsea.
You can walk down the King’s Road any time of the year, day, or week and always spot a fashionista. Fully aware of this, two London Ethnic interns (myself and Sophie Frater) ventured down the King’s Road to capture whatever street styles we could find. The odds were against us; it was a Friday afternoon at the start of August, when the who’s who of Chelsea would most likely have been frolicking in Cannes or Ibiza, but unsurprisingly we came across more than a few people who caught our eye…
Our men’s wear buyer, Ed at London Collections: Men sporting Rabbit Hole London Jacket- one of then many collections we liked here at London Ethnic.
First thing Monday morning, the London Ethnic team were ready to spot some talent. Armed with an SLR, a notepad and a keen eye, we selected only handful of favourites in each show.
The first catwalk show we attended was the International Show, which showcased the cream of the crop of Graduates from design schools around the World. The show proved that international fashion has taken leaps within the last few decades. It has defied the Chanel-infused traditions of simplicity and has broken boundaries.
Connie Riisker Berge of Esmod Oslo crowned her models with entangled circular fascinators and soft, Russian-like bobbled hats. Risker Berge opted for natural beige and monochrome colours, focusing her collection more on unusual shapes, pleats and structures.
Dylan Jones, the Chair of London Collections: Men has claimed that ‘London is the home of menswear… it always has been and always will be’. Whilst there is a sense of tradition and legacy with the introduction of the tailored suit in Savile Row, successful fashion is an entwinement of past and present, a constant awareness of obsolescence and change of demand. It is necessary to both pay homage to classicism whilst accepting and embracing what is new. Tim Blanks, Contributing Editor, Style.com and a member of the British Fashion Council’s Menswear Committee, said ‘it’s time to make note of the depth – behind all the already familiar names, there are platoons of newbies. That’s more than evolution – it’s inescapable maturity.’
This is one of the most famous and popular exhibitions of the year, showcasing twice a year all of the latest new, up and coming designers current collections. Pure London will be covering a selection of designers from Womenswear, Young Fashion, Accessories, Body and Junior. Seminars and talks will be held over the two days from the likes of Colin Temple – Managing Director Schuh, James Barnett – Production coordinator Selfridges, Caprice Bourett – Founder, Designer & CEO, By Caprice.
Pure London is a great opportunity to network with buyers, press and designers. All in all, it’s a great day out with lots of freebies thrown in.
London Fashion Week 15th – 19th February 2013
Designers will be showcasing the latest collections available for this Autumn/Winter with their A/W13 collections. Kicking off on the 15th February at 9.30am is the press Launch, after this will be a full day, crammed with designers, shows, talks, networking and exhibitions.
Listed below is a breakdown of some of the designers showcasing their A/W 13 collections next month.
For full listings and times see the London Fashion Week Website.
Friday 15th February – Zoe Jordan, Ostwald Helgasan, Bora Aksu, Jena Theo, Corrie Nielsen, Sass & Bide, Julien Macdonald.
Saturday 16th February – Daks, Jasper Conran, Dion Lee, John Rocha, Moschinio Cheap And Chic, Todd Lynn, House of Holland.
Sunday 17th February– Mulberry, Margret Howell, Temperley London, Vivienne Westwood Red Label,Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson.
Monday 18th February –Antonio Berandi, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Burberry Prorsum, Tom Ford, Christopher Raeburn.
Tuesday 19th February -Nichole Farhi, Simone Rocha, Paul Costelloe, Emilio de la Morena, Holly Fulton.
London Ethnic’s Charity Fashion Show – Help a Capital Child
Next month we are holding a Charity Fashion Show in order to raise some money for Help a Capital Child. Please find all details for this event either on our website, Facebook or Twitter page. Hurry tickets going fast!