Great British Designers

Inspired by watching Mary’s Bottom Line (channel 4 9pm Thursdays), where she is trying to bring back the clothing manufacturing to Britain, were going to show you some of the best of British designers who manufacture here. We agree with Mary the price is not just the important thing, its the quality, design and the sense of pride knowing that you are supporting British people who make these products. Bring back manufacturing to Britain! 

Mulberry
A proud British Brand that is infamous for its quirky “British” style, its not just designed here but made here too! With “MADE IN BRITAIN” labels sewn into the garments.

Paul Smith

The famous Nottingham Brand that is still made in Nottingham.

Barbour

Another classic British brand known for its cool design and quality. They currently are one of the largest employers in the North West of Britain where they make there classic wax coat.


Dr Martens


Another Iconic British Brand that has been around since April 1960, where they opened a factory in Cobbs Lane, Wollaston. The original boots wear meant for work wear but became very popular with various subcultures such as the Punks and Skinheads. 
When facing bankruptcy in 2003 they had to move a large percentage of their manufacturing overseas. They kept the Cobbs Lane factory in hope one day customers would value the “Made in England” label once again. Now the company is increasing manufacturing here in England and made 70,000 pairs in 2011 at the Cobbs Lane factory.


Kinky Knickers

I’m sure you all watched Mary’s Bottom line and know that these knickers are 100% manufactured, made, designed and packaged in Britain. I can’t wait to get mine, I’m going for pink!

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Blooming Marvelous!

 So we all know its Mothers Day on Sunday, and if your wanting to get your Mummy something more original than flowers then how about…… Flowering Tea…… Yes you did read that correctly, Flowering Tea! Amazing, beautiful and you get to drink tea and therefore eat Cake! Everyone is a winner! Check it out below.
Dragon Eye Flowering Tea

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A very happy Mothers day for all! Enjoy!

Style Q&A- Catwalk to High Street!

So after all the excitement of seeing the beautiful collections at London Fashion Week & beyond, we have been inundated (literally) with emails from you guys with questions about re-creating the looks on a budget, so hold on tight here we gooooooooooooooooooo.


Temperley London





The elegance to Temperley’s collection is the beautiful vintage feel they create by taking the extra time and care to produce and make their garments. To recreate the look, on a budget, look out for vintage gems, like we found on Ada’s Attic on Asos Marketplace, https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/tops/hand-beaded-vintage-top/272800, Not only can you find an absolute steal, hand beaded, UK made, Vintage top all for £35! you are also more or less guaranteed to have a different and eye catching outfit. Vintage pieces are also way to make high street pieces more your own. Above we have given you two outfit ideas on how you could wear the same Vintage Top, one is smart suitable for a nice evening out and the other could be for a festival or weekend in the city! 
Right were off now to buy that top from Ada’s Attic before you guys do 😉

The king…is….a GIRL!

Here are a few shots from the shoot we did a few weeks ago… the concept it taking all the male icons and putting our twist on it…Using it as inspiration and re-creating them… This is just one of many that we have planned…Who do you think will be next?

Model: Lizzie Fletcher
Hair: Jane Zahreddine
Make-Up- Helen Walker
Styling:Rachael Sadler
Photography: Nofa Zahreddine
Copyright: Fashion Mould

Up close and personal with Newgen

As were sure you are all aware Newgen works with up and coming designers to showcase and bring you new talent. Menswear is really on fire this season and you guys out there are being spoiled for choice, I am slightly jealous! Your being offered jazzy prints below and beautifully simple tailoring and new ways to style garments. Footwear is also hotting up with cool shades in formal footwear, something that is new. Were really loving it so here are our favs!

Credits: Catwalk King

Menswear Day 6 at LFW!

Whenever I go into shops I always feel sorry for Men, who usually have a small selection squeezed into the back corner. But after seeing what is on offer from the designers showing at London’s Fashion Week, I no longer have any sympathy! Guys you are being spoiled. From cool classic cuts to crazy out there wacky prints, layers and simple styling you have everything on offer to you that us women do. Enjoy!

E.Tautz A/W 2012


Strong Simple Silhouettes, classic style.
James Long A/W 2012


A more casual, boho inspired collection. A modern Kurt Cobain style.
Lou Dalton A/W 2012


Again a classic, understated collection with a vintage twist.
Man A/W 2012


A very out there, in your face collection, with some interesting use of colour, print and silhouette.
Matthew Miller A/W 2012


A collection that has both the wardrobe staples and the more fashion lead pieces.
Oliver Spencer A/W 2012


Classic, cool and very manly!
Rake A/W 2012


This collection is for your modern day man who likes to look like he was from a year gone by. A man’s man collection, sexy!

Day 5 at LFW…

Sorry for the delay, but were sure its worth the wait. Here are our favorites from day 5 at London Fashion Week.

Ashish A/W 2012


Graphics, prints, sequins, metallic and everything in between. I’m not sure if I like the collection or if i am just overwhelmed by looking at it….
Aminaka Wilmot A/W 2012


A space inspired collection, The strong silhouettes really bind the collection together.
Dion Lee A/W 2012


Beautiful attention to detail, love the cut out panels! Absolutely love this collection.
Mary Katrantzou A/W 2012


Over the top “frilly” outfits from Mary K this season. A stray away from the heavily structured pieces we are use to seeing. Beautiful colours!

Bally collaboration with Central St Martins

Now we LOVE finding new talent and are always on the look out for new designers be it in menswear, womenswear or accessories. We know how hard it is to break into to the fashion industry so we want to show case as many new designers as possible. 
Below is Bally’s collaboration with Central St Martins, beautiful, clean, simple lines and outstanding tailoring. What is there not to love!

Nasir Mazhar

Some beautiful accessory designs by Nasir Mazhar. With cool, original designs, that focus on attention to detail, we love the new collection for A/W 2012. 

Above are our favorite, beautifully feminine with pastel tones and shades of white finished off with bright embroidered detail, soooo nice!

This is so pretty! We love the neck piece, it’s on our wish list!

Day 3!

You know the roll…. Here are our favs from day 3! We have soooooo much choice to look forward to!
Acne A/W 2012

Bright neons mixed with pastel shades and leather! How could you not love it!?

Margret Howell A/W 12

Cute pleated skirts in muted tones, straight leg trousers and cropped knitted jumpers, were thinking wardrobe staples!

Louise Gray A/W 2012

Clashing prints bright colours and wacky over the top hair and earings… not for the wall flowers of us but take elements and mix with jeans, pleated skirts or leggings and you have a great diverse and fun wardrobe!

Mulberry A/W 2012

Ah the English sweethearts Mulberry. Were not surprised to see beautiful prints, silhouettes and fabrics waltzing down the runway. We are loving the movement in the fabrics and the bright Orange tones used to warm up, an otherwise, dark palette. Hands down one of the best collections yet in our eyes. The Dog’s on the catwalk might have clinched it;)
Nichole Farhi A/W 2012

An elegant collection. Loving the black dress with the black and yellow sequins!

Thomas Tait A/W 2012

Cool oversized coats to keep us warm in Winter in a very wearable and flattering shades, brightened up with Yellow Leather trousers! Nice twist, looking forward to seeing more from Mr Tait!