Wednesday, 30 July 2014

NEWS| Helen Lawrence Announced for Fashion East SS15

Fashion East have announced their SS15 designer roll call, including previous Fashion Scout One To Watch Helen Lawrence (pictured). 

This is Lawrence’s second season with the initiative, setting her hot on the heels of Fashion East alumni Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic and Katie Eary.

Lawrence showed a cool colour palette of soft grey, mint and monochrome for AW14, knits made modern with bare midriffs, skirts more seductive with thigh high splits. Scribble stitch embroidery is a Lawrence signature, complementing PVC textures and undulating hemlines. This collection was more sedate that SS14, which featured lime knits and powder pink PVC. It’s clear Lawrence has a talent for mixing materials in her sculptural designs.

Lawrence graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2012, after completing a textile degree at Chelsea College of Art & Design. She then worked with classmate Craig Green on his men’s knitwear, also spending time at Mark Fast and Alexander McQueen. With V magazine, i-D, Vogue and keeping track of the Tyneside native, Lawrence’s fresh approach to textiles is set to cement her status as a fashion innovator.

Read more about Helen Lawrence and other Fashion East designers HERE.

By Isabella Silvers, Contributor, (@izzymks). 
Images by Jamike-Latif, (@JamikeLatif).

Monday, 28 July 2014

NEWS| Phoebe English for Dover Street Market New York

Our previous Merit Award winner Phoebe English has been invited to re-imagine the ground floor event space of Dover Street Market in New York City. 

Displaying a selection of pieces from English's AW14 collection, the installation delves into the themes of chaos, control, gravity and temporality - all elements which feed and have fed into her design aesthetic. With white collapsed cliffs and rails of her suspended pieces, the Dover Street Market setting she has created is as dynamic as it is effective.

"I wanted to convey a light, surreal and poetic shopping environment, a small piece of drama to come across whilst wandering around the incredible emporium that is Dover Street Market New York," English told AnOther Magazine in a recent interview.

English was awarded our Merit Award during the AW12 season and has since gone from strength to strength. Now, she has appeared in a range of international publications, on platforms among the likes of SHOWstudio and is stocked in Dover Street Market.

See more of Phoebe English's work here.

By Josh Walker, Editor, (@josh_walker_).
Image, courtesy of Phoebe English.