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Posts Tagged ‘Heritage’

Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini lingerie S/S 2012 illustration by Mitika Chohan
Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan

The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 - since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention of the fashion industry and gone on to win the first ever Ethical Fashion Award for Lingerie at the Sri Lanka Design Festival in 2010. She is also the first Sri Lankan to take part in London Fashion Week, showing her S/S 2012 collection at Estethica last September - shown here. I caught up with her to talk about the ethos behind the brand, lost crafts, inspirations and her upcoming A/W 2012 collection.

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Beautiful Soul collaborates with ACOFI illustrator Faye West for A/W 2011: Painting by Numbers

English Rose meets Japanese style in the new collection from Nicola Woods, which features heritage tailored coats made from British wool and some delightful printed silk dresses featuring designs from ACOFI illustrator Faye West.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swallow and Dog Rose print design for Beautiful Soul by Faye West. Painting by Numbers is the A/W 2011 collection from Beautiful Soul, click featuring gorgeous textile prints put together […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jaeger

Jaeger creative director Stuart Stockdale proves that classic autumnal block colouring can look fantastically sophisticated and stylish. Shown on Saturday 19th February at Somerset House.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Una Burke A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Una Burke A/W 2011 by Joy Chokchai. I really don’t know what it is about fashion that attracts so many people with […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: DAKS (by Nick)

Daks showed first thing on Saturday 19th February at Somerset House. But was it worth getting up so very early? Find out here...

Written by Nick Bain

Bunmi Koko A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Daks A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. Half past six on a Saturday morning will see me in either two places, physician going […]

Seedy Sundays: Get ready to plant something new and exciting in your garden!

We talk to dedicated organiser Sara Cundy about the growing Seed Swap phenomenon, and why swapping seeds preserves biodiversity.

Written by Faye West

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, troche illustrated by Krister Selin ‘I’m terrible at interviews’ I announce shortly after arriving at Rachel Freire‘s East London studio. A bit of a melodramatic introduction, […]

Michelle Lowe-Holder: the ethical designer who is reinventing the fashion accessory

Fashion designer Michelle Lowe-Holder took a break from the day job and realised that what she really loved was creating accessories. Her new collection features upcycled fabrics from her studio. Here's a taster of her interview in ACOFI

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michelle Lowe-Holder S/S 2011 by Michelle Urvall Nyren. Canadian Michelle Lowe-Holder completed an MA in knitwear at Central Saint Martins and launched her eponymous collection in 2001. She has always […]