Fashion Designers

Graduate Fashion Week 2017

Graduate Fashion Week 2017 came to an end on Wednesday 7th June with Halina North from Edinburgh College of Art announced the Gold Award winner. Congratulations to her! Read more about the GFW17 winners here.

Thanks to the amazing team at FAD (@fadcharity), I was able to attend a few shows during Graduate Fashion Week 2017 and meet some of the talented FAD Competition finalists who were presenting in GFW17 (including @zoe_alexandria_ & @laurampritchard). I thought it’d be nice to share with you some pictures I took during GFW of the amazing work by graduating students.

 

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Amazing glittery outfit by a student at Nottingham Trent University

 

Lovely print from a Nottingham Trent student

Lovely print from a Nottingham Trent student

 

Great texture from Nottingham Trent!

Great texture from Nottingham Trent!

 

Fantastic structural collection by a UCA Epsom student.

Fantastic structural collection by a UCA Epsom student.

 

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Amazing collection from talented FAD Competition finalist @belizabethselway

 

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Fab outfit by UCA Epsom student.

 

Innovative collection incorporating balloons from UCA Epsom student

Innovative collection incorporating balloons from UCA Epsom student

 

Great menswear collection from UCA Epsom student @jamie_backshall

Great menswear collection from UCA Epsom student @jamie_backshall

 

Seaside inspired final outfit by UCA Epsom student!

Seaside inspired final outfit by UCA Epsom student!

What a great GFW 2017! Congratulations to all the graduating students of 2017.

I would love to know if any of you got to visit GFW this year, tweet me @tizz_tazz.

My Favourite Designers: Henry Holland

This week, my featured favourite designer is English designers Henry Holland. A graduate from London College of Communication, Henry gained attention from his collection of his bold 80s style t-shirts with fun phrases and quotes before starting his own fashion label House of Holland in 2008. Have a look below at some of my favourite House of Holland collections, and if you want to see more of Henry’s work click here.

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Favourites from London Collections Mens 2016

With LCM June 2016 ending this past Monday, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourites from the collections this season.

Although I’m more of a womenswear designer, I actually loved loads of the menswear I saw from LCM16 this year. I have to say my overall favourite collection was from Sibling, the collection was so bold and colourful and I loved all the textures coming through. However, there were loads more that I really liked, have a look at some of the looks below:

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Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know which collections were your favourite on Twitter – @tizz_tazz.

My Favourite Designers: Christopher Kane

This week, my featured favourite designer is Christopher Kane. A Scottish designer based in London, Kane has been extremely successful since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2006. I love his use of textiles and fabrics in his collections, as well as his experimental flair. Have a look below for some images of his work, and if you want to see more click here.

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My Favourite Designers: Anya Hindmarch

This week, my featured favourite designer is Anya Hindmarch. I love Anya Hindmarch’s fun accessories because of their amazing graphic prints and appliqués. One of my favourite collections is SS16 where she was inspired by the British High Street. Have a look below for some images of her work, to see more of her work click here.

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Remember to share with me your favourite designers on Twitter and Instagram (@tizz_tazz)!

Secret Fashion Brands: Finchittida Finch

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This week’s Secret Fashion Brand is fashion jewellery label Finchittida Finch. Finchittida Finch was started by twin designers Tida and Lisa Finch, their designs are inspired by a fusion of their London & Laos heritage, resulting in beautiful bold and ornate pieces of jewellery.

Not only are their jewellery designs pretty amazing, they also have a great ethos to empower others through fashion, starting with their homeland of Laos. They also use their sales from their brand to help clear the bombs left in Laos since the end of the Vietnam war, which is also pretty cool. Find out more about their #FFbombsquad here.

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Finchittida Finch designs are also a firm favourite with celebrity style icons and musicians including Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Rita Ora & Mila Kunis.

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If you would like to find out more about the brand and where to buy, click the links below:

Website: finchittida.com
Twitter: @FINCHITTIDA
Facebook: Finchittida

What do you think about ‘Finchittida Finch’? How important is it to you that a fashion brand has a good ethos like Finchittida? Let me know in the comments below.

My Favourite Designers: Ashish

There are so many great and talented designers out there, but I thought I would put together a few of my favourites in a series called ‘My Favourite Designers’. Hopefully, it will help some of you discover designers you’ve never heard of, and gain some inspiration from them. I also love to see and find out about new, talented designers so I would love it if you guys shared with me some designers that you love on Twitter or Instagram (@tizz_tazz).

This week, I am sharing with you one of my most favourite designers Ashish Gupta. Ashish has a great portfolio of collections that he’s shown at London Fashion Week, that you can see here. The one thing that he is most known for is his brilliant use of sequins! While sequins may not be everybody’s thing, I love how much fun Ashish has with colour, texture and sequins, and mixes this with his themes usually inspired by popular culture.

Below are some of my favourite collections of his:

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Secret Fashion Brands: Jump From Paper

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This week’s Secret Fashion Brand is ‘Jump From Paper’ is a Taipei-based fashion accessories brand founded in 2010. Inspired (and designed) by ‘Kids of the Internet Age’, Jump From Paper looked at the world from a two dimensional perspective when designing, which has resulted in a bold, graphic illustration like collection of functional bags. Their collection includes backpacks, wallets and bags which look awesome on, which definitely make people take a second look!

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If you would like to find out more about the brand and where to buy, click the links below:

Website: www.jumpfrompaper.com
Twitter: @JumpFromPaperHQ
Facebook: Jump From Paper 

What do you think about ‘Jump From Paper’? Are you a fan of the two dimensional look!? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Secret Fashion Brands: My Flash Trash

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This week’s Secret Fashion Brand is fashion jewellery brand ‘My Flash Trash’. My Flash Trash started as a blog in 2008 by then 16 year old Amber Atherton. Amber studied Fashion Management at the London College of Fashion and then went on to have a very successful career in the fashion industry, whilst still expanding My Flash Trash into an online marketplace for new and talented jewellery designers.

Now, My Flash Trash describes itself as a ‘charm jewellery brand’. Based in London, they are known for creating bold,fun & sassy accessories with the aim of empowering girls around the world.

My Flash Trash have a loyal celebrity fan base including the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce and Cara Delevingne, so again not much of a secret but still a brand to keep your eye on!

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If you would like to find out more about the brand and where to buy, click the links below:

Website: www.myflashtrash.com
Twitter: @myflashtrash
Facebook: MY FLASH TRASH

What do you think about ‘My Flash Trash’? Are you already a fan of the brand or have you just discovered it? I’d love to know! Share your comments below.