IN CONVERSATION WITH HONG KONG SUSTAINABLE DESIGNER, POLLY HO 26th September 2019
From New York, to Hong Kong, Shanghai to London. The award winning designer, Polly Ho, is quickly catching the eye of fashionistas around the world with her colourful and eclectic brand, Loom Loop. With a focus on hand craftsmanship, traditional techniques and slow fashion, Fashion Crossover had the pleasure of sitting down with one of Hong Kong’s most promising designers.
As a platform dedicated to the promotion and support of emerging designers, with a strong belief and passion for preserving hand craftsmanship through slow fashion, Polly’s story is most interesting.
IN CONVERSATION WITH ONE'S TO WATCH AWARD WINNER, VINCENT LAPP 24th September 2019
Friday 13th September saw young French designer, Vincent Lapp, present his debut collection AV. The newly born couture label strives to create avant-garde, mindful fashion whilst addressing social and political issues of the female body. Set in the contemporary basement of Bloomsbury’s Victoria House, the atmosphere was filled with euphoria and exhilaration. With a front row packed of press and industry professionals, all eyes were on Vincent.
CORSETS ON MY MIND: THE LATEST CELEBRITY MUST HAVE 27th July 2019
We would like to share with you one of our success stories of our Graduate Talent Programme 2018 featuring graduate womenswear designer, Alice Pons. The young, Italian, London College of Fashion Graduate, has acquired quite the repertoire of celebrity fans. From Jorja Smith to Little Mix, Lady Leshurr to Eliza Lovechild; Alice’s silk corsets have become a staple for fierce female performers.
Through our Graduate Talent Programme, Alice has achieved huge success along with extensive industry feedback, which has in turn paved the way for her direction and brand development. She has acknowledged her strengths as a designer and discovered her market within the tough fashion industry.
FROM GFW TO LFW: THE RISE OF YOUNG, AWARD WINNING, SUSTAINABLE DESIGNER AURELIE FONTAN 15th April 2019
Young, brave and energetic French born haute couture womenswear designer Aurélie Fontan, has quickly caught the attention from the leading London fashion industry by taking home numerous awards including: Fashion Scout’s One’s To Watch Award, the Dame Vivienne Westwood Ethical and Sustainable Award, M&S Best Womenswear Award and the Catwalk Textiles Award.
For her striking LFW debut collection, ‘Tensegrity’, she engineered a lot of her fabric in a science lab, growing yeasts and bacterias to transform into eye-catching haute couture garments.
Growing up in the early 90’s in Guangzhou, China at the height of Japanese and American cultural influences, Feifei Yang’s childhood was dominated by the influx of Western pop music and Japanese cartoons. With nostalgia acting as a strong influencer, her designs innately drew from the two elements.
Parallels in architecture and clothing are endeavours explored in Fei Fei Yang’s eponymous collection. The intentions behind both subjects are simple: to house the human body through design. She spends much of her time extracting elements from both realms, where she develops unique methods of draping, fitting and cutting.
Shur Ruitz says relax. Inundated by the fast pace of modern society, Ruizi Shi has gone back to ancient philosophy to find peace and tranquility, two ideals that run her everyday life and work ethic. Throughout her tranquil journey, she has come to realise that “the heart does not need to be enriched through flashy things”, a mantra that is evident through her simplistic designs.
Balance also runs through Ruizi’s day-to-day life, a synthesis of work and leisure, allocating her time capturing inspirational moments through collaging and drawing and reading books in her downtime.
The eponymous brand, tiantian, solidified its place in fashion early when they received the ASOS LTD100 award in 2009 and getting praise from fashion’s harshest critics, Susie Bubble and Markus Lupfer. Heralded for her keen eye for digital prints, she takes inspiration from nature and uses motifs of landscapes and flowers to amplify her refined tailoring.
On designing clothes, Tian’s philosophy is as follows: “for every first-class design and product, much time is needed to be spent on their creation”. Turning her back on the need for speed to vie for a spot amongst fast fashion’s competitors, Tian’s unwavering practice has proved true the old adage: slow and steady wins the race.