Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Twisted Tradition

Contemporary twist on Barbour style quilted jacket - (unknown source)

Luella - current collection

Barbour - ad campaign

Yesterday i started re-watching British Style Genius, an inspiring programme that aired on the BBC in 2008. Consisting of (i think) about 7 episodes each encapsulating a different British clothing style. Whilst watching the episode entitled "Country Look" i found it extremely interesting how classic, well-respected, British brands such as Barbour and Aquascutum have quite easily translated into 21st century fashion trends. With other designers such as Luella Bartley taking great influence from British heritage brands such as these making classic brands and styles more appealing every season. This is something i definitely aim to explore throughout my collection this year.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Menswear Couture

Okay so maybe mens tailoring doesn't quite fit into the classic interpretation of couture, but so far it is the closest the male species have to it.

Over the years my interest for menswear and tailoring has grown. Working for Harvey Nichols International and Tailoring departments i was able to observe brands such as Gieves and Hawkes. Originating famously from Savile Row, London, the craftsmanship and quality of purchasing a bespoke suit really is a lifestyle choice. Like couture, these pieces will last a lifetime, come from a well respected historical background and above all you will own the only one.

Rachel Freire...

I have chosen a few of her more theatrical designs, which i love. However, Rachel Freire is a designer who i admire on many levels due to the fact she creates conceptual garment designs, whilst maintaining a style that can be translated through to the RTW market....

Thursday, 11 February 2010

The loss of an icon.

It make's me incredibly sad to be posting this, but today sadly Lee Alexander McQueen has taken is own life. An icon in so many ways, paving the way for conceptual, beautifully tailored couture fashion in menswear and womanswear he truly is a genius and will not be forgotten.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

a new check.

a print i'm currently working on... recreating the classic check..

...also, there is quite a lot of detail so have a click to see it up close.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Heidi Slimane.

Fashion Designer. Photographer. Editor.
I love everything about this editorial, shot for Vogue Homme 2008.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


a long way to go, but here's an image that embodies the designs i'm currently developing...


Alexander Mcqueen. AW '10.

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Having just recently graduated, previously interning for Arena HOMME +, I now work in photographic production. This blog explores my interests, thoughts and experiences.