If you are looking for up and coming fashion designers, then Tellusfashion is definitely the right place to start. High hopes have already been pinned on Dutch designer Michael Van Der Ham, and predictions that he will go far in the world of fashion have already been stated.
Michael Van Der Ham has a strong background in fashion designing. He graduated from Central Saint Martins college with an MA in fashion, and has interned for some impressive designers such as Alexander McQueen.
His A/W 11 collection hit the Newgen catwalk at London Fashion Week earlier this year. It is filled with feminine pieces; well fitting dresses made with shimmering velvet material, in deep autumnal colours.
Michael Van Der Ham is sure to be one to watch.Images courtesy of London Fashion Week
The clothing brand Mother of Pearl opened a pop up shop in New Bond Street, London, last night. The event attracted fashion bloggers and editors in their droves to discover what the next season holds for this well known brand.
Maia Norman is the creative director of Mother of Pearl. She has the unique ability to blend art into her designs, making her collections bright and bold. It is not surprising her collections are rich with these elements; after all, she has some pretty strong links with the art world. Her partner is the artist Damien Hirst, and she grew up heavily influenced by everything creative.
Each season, Mother of Pearl collaborates with different artists to produce different styles. For the A/W 11 collection she has collaborated with artist Keith Tyson, which brings stylish prints to the range. The right balance has been struck with this collaboration, and results make an artistic statement of their own.
Kate Fearnley’s name is growing bigger and bigger. First off, she nabs Cosmopolitan’s 2009 award for Ultimate Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the year resulting in a mad rush of celebrities hastening in to snap up her clothes, and now she is set to kick off the beginning of Middlesbrough Fashion Week at the end of May.
The show, which is strictly invite only, will be exhibiting her S/S 11 collection, as well as her newly launched bridal collection and her forthcoming A/W 11 collection.
Kate, 34, said: “I am delighted to be involved in Middlesbrough Fashion Week. I look forward to showcasing my designs; meeting the guests; and hopefully dispelling some misconceptions: you don’t have to be a celebrity on the red carpet to want to look fantastic! This event will be very inclusive; very up close and personal; and very exciting”.
Kate’s Middlesbrough boutique opened its doors in 2005, and has since gone from strength to strength. She has picked up a number of awards including the Cosmopolitan award named above. Her style is indefinitely girly and chic, and is adored by the likes of Pixie Lott, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Zoe Salmon and members of Girls Aloud. As well as Tellusfashion of course!
You have probably seen the advertisements floating around on buses and displayed high up on bill boards. And you have probably wondered; just who exactly are The Kooples? And what do they do?
Well, now Tellusfashion spill the beans on this fashion brand.
The Kooples are a French brand made founded by three sons of the Comptoir des Cotonniers womenswear chain. They have been going strong in Paris for over two years now, and have recently made the leap to London. They signature designs are military-style, androgynous pieces, such as smart skinny trousers and pointy shoes, suitable for both males and females. In other words, a brand which makes his ‘n’ her styles suitable for, well, couples.
The advertising campaign has been a huge success, using real life couples to show off the designs.
For anyone who has not yet discovered the Wildfox brand, you are in for a treat. Tellusfashion absolutely adore their style, and we are sure you will too.
Wildfox Couture is the brainchild of Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon, two childhood friends based Los Angeles, USA. Their brand is inspired by Vintage American knitware, and is already a hit with celebrities due to the well fitting cuts and designs.
The clothes are indefinitely girly; the latest spring collection is heavily inspired by Paris and the beautiful Queen Marie Antoinette. Silks and lace in pale, neutral colours add elegance and glamour to this beautiful collection. Ruffled skirts, delicate layers and intricately detailed tops are the foundation of this feminine line, showing off a fun girl who knows how to dress stylishly.
The brand was established in 2007, and has since progressed from just vintage t-shirts to incorporating tanks, sweatshirts, leggings, dresses and denim into their style.
The White Label is an extension of their brand and was recently launched last season. Essentially a sweater collection, the spring collection now displays sweater dresses and t-shirt dresses.
What is not to love? Go on, be a Wildfox this spring!Images courtesy of Lifelounge.com.au
Georgia May Jagger, the youngest daughter of Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, has launched her very own Jeans collection for Hudson Jeans.
The 19-year-old followed in her mother’s footsteps and became the face Hudson Jeans back in 2009. She has since put her designing skills to the test and produced a whole new range of leg-ware for the brand. Many of her styles are named after her mother, including styles named Jerry, Faye (her mother’s middle name) and Gonzalez (her mother’s home town).
She personally modelled some of her collection in London, Paris and New York, opting for different looks on each occasion. She chose rock glamour whilst presenting them in London and Paris, whilst choosing a more demure look of white jeans, red court shoes and a pink gingham top in New York.
She told Vogue.co.uk: “It all started with me looking at pictures of people wearing jeans I admired, like Mum in the Seventies. I always wanted a pair of jeans with lace up the side so it was always an aim to create a pair that incorporated that but were easy to wear. I also really wanted to do mid-rise shapes – I think they look much more flattering. Then I started collecting fabrics and looking at colours.”
The collection is currently available to buy at Selfridges. I don’t know about you but us fashion lovers here at Tellusfashion hopes she takes her designing skills further to create different stunning pieces; after all she has already confessed to Vogue that she would like to be able to cut beautiful dresses. Who knows what will be next for Georgia May Jagger, one thing is for sure though; this girl is bound to go far!Images courtesy of thedailymail.co.uk
Richard Nicoll is a name on everyone’s lips, and here at Tellusfashion
we understand why. His AW11 collection features geometric garments in autumnal shades of orange, brown and indigos, and took London Fashion Week by storm last month. His feminine, floaty collection oozes with glamour and his use of block sheer colours and stiff shapes give this collection his unique, signature style.
Richard Nicoll has a strong, successful background in fashion. He graduated from Central Saint Martin’s with an MA in 2002 and has since freelanced alongside Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. He has also been appointed the role of Creative Director of Womenswear in Cerruti in Paris, as well as being director of Womenswear for Fred Perry and launching a Topshop collection.
He was named the ‘Best Young Designer’ at the Elle Style Awards for London Fashion Week SS09 and has also been shortlisted for the inaugural British Fashion Council.
It is not only fashion writers that taken in by the wonders of Richol Nicoll, he is loved by the immortal world of celebrity also, with fans includng Sienna Miller, Kiera Knightly and Sophia Coppola.
London Fashion Week saw yet another inspiring catwalk show by this artistic man, and there are high hopes for his future, with his biggest inspirations at the moment include twenties modernist opulence, easy fit sportswear and moths.
Images courtesy of London Fashion Week.