INTERVIEWS

HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 LILY PRESCOTT
21st October 2020

From the gangs of New York in the 19th century to the Everest expeditions of the 20ths, there was no menswear design aesthetic Lily Prescott left unexplored. The Winchester School of Art alumna melds together the traditional and fetishized, creating garments with a new perspective on how masculinity is represented within fashion. Her design has most recently been featured in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK as part of our Global Young Talent, read on to discover how 20th-century baseball and American football uniforms, Japanese kinbaku binding and traditional craft techniques are consolidated in a strong menswear collection.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 TERUMI SAITO
19th October 2020

With the help of Parsons alumna Terumi Saito traditional textile techniques rise from the ashes of extinction in her ‘Birds Diety’ mixed media sculpture. Swapping out the busy New York lifestyle, for a slower pace, the textile designer moved to Peru and Guatemala to learn ancient looming and weaving skills from local masters. Advocating for a green, inclusive and cultural sustainable future her collection has been featured in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK and we’re sure this is just the start.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 SEREN GAYGUSUZ
15th October 2020

Seren Gaygusuz follows unconventional method of pattern-making in order to create stunning soft layered tulle pieces with masculine military, upcycled jackets. As part of our Global Young Talent in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the womenswear designer highly inspired by her cultural background absorbing trends from both England and Turkey and deploying them in exciting, elegant new ways.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 WEIRAN
15th October 2020

Taking the notion of ‘getting a second pair of eyes’ to a whole new level is Parsons alumna Weiran. Her graduate collection “Visions of Animals” explores what the world looks like through the eyes of animals, travelling further than human perception. Breaking all conventions, the textile designer pushes the boundaries of fashion and technology, which lead her to be featured in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, discover how exactly she challenges the fashion industry, animal style!

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 JIAXIN WU
13th October 2020

Jiaxin Wu highly inspired by the world around us usually recording every little thing which inspires her in order not to forget the valuable essence. As part of our Global Young Talent in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to womenswear designer representing the ancient oriental culture style within the collection designs.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 ZHANG MING HUI
12th October 2020

Zhang Ming Hui the Academy of Fine Arts alumna aims to “cultivate the mind” with her latest collection. As part of our Global Young Talent in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the unique jewellery designer, Zhang Ming Hi about her thoughts translate through her jewellery design.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 ESSI PEUHKURI
9th October 2020

Essi Peuhkuri aims to make the fashion industry a green place, one eco-friendly bag at a time. Looking at emotional durable design as she explores the the relationship between consumer and product, looking it as a long-lasting companionship. The efforts for the accessories designer haven’t gone unnoticed, previously winning the esteemed YKK-Accessories Award, to now, being featured in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK as part of our Global Young Talent. Discover the sustainable world of Essi’s accessories below!

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 GEMMA COUTTS
7th October 2020

The Aberdeen based womenswear designer Gemma Coutts brings her surroundings to life through her unique use of texture, print and only one colour. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Global Young Talent in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the Heriot-Watt University alumna about the importance of storytelling.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 JIARU ZHANG
6th October 2020

Jiaru Zhang the Sheffield Hallam University alumna encourages younger generations not to deny yourself because of others changes or attitudes through her designs. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Global Young Talent in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the outstanding womenswear designer, Jiaru Zhang about her journey from learning painting at home to becoming a fashion designer.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 BENSAI ZHANG
5th October 2020

Waving a flag of eccentricity is Bensai Zhang graduate collection. Looking at body shapes, a very unconventional way, her body of work features odd silhouettes and exaggerated shapes, as she dreams of a future where we all walk around with morphed bodies. Her intense, and very story-telling imagery has been featured in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK as part of our Global Young Talent, and it doesn’t leave you untouched!

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK NOVEMBER X CONSTRUCTING THE SILHOUETTES: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 JASMYNE SUMMERS
2nd October 2020

Jasmyne Summers the founder and owner of Page XVII (17) aims to empower women through her beautiful bridal designs. As part of our Global Young Talent in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the womenswear designer, Jasmyne Summers about how her relationship with God influences her designs.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON LABEL LAFACADE x ELLE UK OCTOBER 2020 ISSUE
30th September 2020

LaFACADE captures the essence of who we are; simple components that build up people’s identity and make up the human facade.” From classmates to lovers, to successful business partners. Womenswear designer Qiqi Zhang and menswear designer Su Yang, join hands, or should we say needles, for the launch of their luxury handbag label LaFACADE. Strongly rooted in cultural identity, LaFACADE seeks to bridge the gap between East and West with their vividly coloured designs.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 YUNRAY CHUNG
29th September 2020

Sincerely,YunRay is a fashion label founded by YunRay Chung in 2019. YunRay Chung is a combination of performance artist, concept researcher and gender-neutral fashion designer based in New York. YunRay always looks for a way to tell stories that he cares about, no matter it is social issues or personal journeys. He tends to use his own body to create performance art, with second-hand garments as mediums, and his movements as his draping and creative tools.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 CHIYE HUANG
28th September 2020

The talented womenswear designer Chiye Huang focuses on questioning and reflecting on the inextricable links between history and contemporary society. The Kingston School of Art alumna’s latest collection, emphasises the love that should be cherished in life. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Global Young Talent in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the London based designer about the importance of storytelling through one’s designs.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 AOIBHE MAGUIRE
27th September 2020

The exploration of her own Irish heritage, lead fashion designer Aoibhe Maguire to represent her interpretation of faith and Biblical interpretation through macabre visuals including custom silicone pieces that awake a true spirit of revulsion. The Kingston School of Art alumna aims to shock people and seeks the reverence and immaculacy. Her gripping work is featured in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK and we took the opportunity to speak with the recent grad about her astonishing graduate collection.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ASIAN LUXURY FURNITURE PLATFORM LIVING IN DESIGN x ELLE DECORATION OCTOBER ISSUE
25th September 2020

From party friends to pioneering business owners, Mavis Zhou and Wilfrid Chan bring artisanal Asian luxury design to the comfort of your own home with ‘Living In Design’. Founded by successful female entrepreneur Mavis Zhou together with Wilfrid Chan, this international duo combines their strengths and differences, blending an artistic background with the industry know-how; resulting in a perfect match.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 FARAH NASIR
25th September 2020

The London based Graphic and Print designer Farah Nasir. Farah Nasir brings the intricate art and rich culture of Pakistan to life through her designs. Her handwriting is feminine and detailed, with an emphasis on decorative motifs. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Global Young Talent in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the London Metropolitan University alumna about the importance of handmade items and keeping traditions alive.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 KENZI LAIRD
23rd September 2020

Showcasing the culture of African nomadic tribes through her designs is the conscious fashion designer, Kenzi Laird The graduate collection of the Heriot-Watt University alumna compares African culture with today’s society in an extraordinary way. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Graduate Talent Programme in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the Global Young Talent 2020 about the issues of climate change, urbanization and its relevance to fashion.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 LILLIE BELL
23rd September 2020

Behind the sustainable punk rock collection is the Heriot-Watt alumna, Lillie Bell The Scotland based designer had always been focused on how to encourage the move away from fast fashion and toward sustainability. In her latest collection, she explores ways to incorporate a sustainable element, by re-construction and repurposing of charity shop pieces only. As part of our Global Young Talent in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the Heriot-Watt University alumna about energy, rebellion, freedom and individuality.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 MANYA KULLMANN
15th September 2020

Bringing her grandmother’s extraordinary life to life through designs is the Swiss- Russian fashion designer Manya Kullmann. The graduate collection from Central Saint Martin inspired by the “Russian Mata Hari” is full of bold colours, life and femininity. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Global Young Talent in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the Global Young Talent 2020 about her intention of creating the new woman of the 2020s

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 HOLLY DOCHERTY
14th September 2020

Drawing attention to the harmful effects of plastic pollution on our planet with her latest ‘Clear Ambition’ collection is the Holly Dougherty. She illustrates the incessant environmental damage, conflicted by consumer demands and finds it important to respond to this in her work. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Global Young Talent in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the Heriot-Watt University alumna about the importance of pushing the boundaries and questioning traditional concepts.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 NAOMI FINDLAY
11th September 2020

Bringing her mum’s travel tales to life through bold designs is the Scottish fashion designer Naomi Findlay. The graduate collection from the Heriot-Watt alumna is full of life and highlights the importance of responsibility and diversity. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Graduate Talent Programme in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the Global Young Talent 2020 about the importance of family, sustainability and not taking yourself too seriously.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 JAEHYEONG BAK
10th September 2020

Menswear designer Jaehyeong Bak strips down - quite literally - what fashion means, in a world where individuality seems to push off centre stage, he follows a unique ‘Assemblism’ technique for his designs. Inspired by modular toy design, his sleek meticulously cut collection is meant to be transformed and adapted by the wearer. The London College of Art alumnus now brings his design ideas to the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, read on to discover how the South-Korean designs merge toy-building with fashion.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 CLAIRE TIPLADY
9th September 2020

Claire Tiplady constructs the commute with her 70s-inspired womenswear collection. The textile designer pays extreme attention to detail and that didn’t go unnoticed, her work has been published in L’Officiel, Overdue Magazine but now, she can add Harper’s Bazaar UK October Issue to that list. Woven, embroidered and printed, our Global Young Talent transforms ribbon into garments, fashion with a big bow on top!

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 ANGELO LA BARBERA
7th September 2020

Craftsmanship and Italian tradition are at the centre of all designs for the founder of La Barbera. The London College of Fashion graduate creates luxury products by combining constant research of materials and new techniques. The brand focuses on the analysis of the relationship between objects and people. This intangible affection, this synergy between object and subject as a process of mutual becoming is the core of the research of theirs. In light of his most recent feature as part of our Graduate Talent Programme in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the Global Young Talent 2020 about the extraordinary collection that portrays everyday life in its serendipitous moments.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 ALDRIAN DIAZ
5th September 2020

New York-based designer, Aldrian Diaz, has a lust for colour, exaggeration and his work never fails to put a smile on your face. His ‘Like Totally’ collection brings to life the early 2000s nostalgia, with even Rugrats’s Chucky making a guest appearance. The Fashion Institute of Technology alumnus seeks to represent the LGBTQ+ community with his gender-neutral line. Adding a much-needed dose of fun to fashion, Diaz put a smile on the face of the October Harper’s Bazaar UK reader as his iconic green jumper was featured.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK OCTOBER X FASHION THAT TRAVELS BEYOND BORDERS: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 NIKITA ABBOTT
4th September 2020

A keen sense of understanding for what it meant to be communal as well as, a burning desire to learn more about sustainable fashion is something Nikita Abbott is driven by. With her latest collection, the Solent University alumna aims to turn the idea of community through fashion and craft into a message. As part of our Graduate Talent Programme, the womenswear designer is featured in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Read on to discover how society, the beauty of fragility and its effects on mental health, inspired an extraordinary collection.

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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON x ESQUIRE UK SEPTEMBER ISSUE:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TRIBE ALL

1st September 2020

Merging fashion with art is Founder of the urban T-shirt brand Tribe All, Angela Thouless. As part of Fashion Crossover London’s series of exclusive interviews with our most promising designers, we have had the opportunity to pick the brain of the Scottish designer voted Top Emerging Designer of the Year 2019 and Diverse Company of the Year 2020 at the International Runway Achievers & Recognition Awards. Angela proves there is no age limit when it comes to fashion and celebrates inclusivity with her tribal-inspired T-shirts that merges her love for art with fashion.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 FAY HUANG
31st August 2020

In light of Fay Huang’s first-ever feature in Harper’s Bazaar UK, channelling storytelling and femininity in her static yet elegant photographs. we had the pleasure of picking the creative mind of the Chinese artist and read on to discover what makes the perfect image.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 CHIA HUNG SU
30th August 2020

After mastering the art of Tailoring in Taiwan, menswear designer Chia Hung Su school himself in the natural dyeing techniques of Wu Su Chen. When graduating from London College of Fashion earlier this year, his main focus was on craftsmanship and bringing the complex and inspiring history of Taiwan to life. Chia says, “Nothing is permanent, except history and memory”, and it might have been for this reason, that Chia Hung Su’s sustainable designs have been featured in the September print issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. We explored the beauty of natural dyes and the importance of history, read to be transported to the world of vintage fabrics.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 MAISIE DUNTON
29th August 2020

Coping with a loss is never an easy task, with grief carrying many different forms. Fashion designer Maisie Dunton followed this notion, gave her grief the shape of an oversized, faux-furred astonishing collection. The Kingston School of Art designer aims to provide - quite literally - a blanket of comfort with her fuzzy fashion statements. After being featured in Vulkan Magazine and GMARO Magazine, the womenswear designer has made her name, as she is featured in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Read on to discover how a tragic loss, inspired an extraordinary collection.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 BRENDA KUOH
28th August 2020

Brenda Kuoh is a Ravensbourne Fashion Graduate, known for her intricate garment detailing and creative use of unconventional materials, turning them into wearable elegant womenswear. After gaining significant experience at powerhouses Rejina Peo and Mary Katrantzou, Brenda’s launched her Graduate Collection in 2019, shaping the story of six women venturing on a heist. In light of her most recent feature in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Fashion Crossover London sat down and spoke with the Malaysian Designer about all things fashion.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 JINQIU LI
26th August 2020

Merging textile with data, it sounds like a fascinating plot to a sci-fi film, but the Chinese textile designer Jinqui Li makes it a reality. The Royal College of Art Designer looks at Asian philosophy and architecture as he develops an innovative way of experiencing textile. Truly breaking them mould and boundaries of the textile industry with his focus on blending craftsmanship with technology, Jin Qui Lin’s most recent work was featured in the September Issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of unravelling the threads of his graduate collection.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 AMY BARRIE
24th August 2020

 



HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 BONABAG
22nd August 2020

The next Fashion Crossover London Designer who graces the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK is sustainable leather handbag brand BonaBag. Splitting their time between Turkey and Switzerland, the sustainable leather goods label celebrates their rich artisan legacy and history, as each piece is handmade by skilled artisans in Istanbul. Furthermore, the label urges everybody to become not only a more conscious shopper, but truly take on the role of designer with their MyBona initiative. Read all about the dream for a minimalistic yet unique handbag!

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 AYSE DAGA
21st August 2020

Ever felt like you see faces in cloud constellations or other random objects? This phenomenon of Pareidolia is exactly what Turkish jewellery designer Ayse Daga aims to reflect with her sustainable jewellery collection. The Central Saint Martins Alumna relies on found gems and objects to create a truly bespoke collection complete with unique engravings and naturalistic details. Ayse Daga’s collection has been featured in Overdue Magazine, Ciel Paper Magazine and most recently in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, discover just why this one of a kind jewellery is taking the fashion industry by storm!

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 PATRICK GARVEY
20th August 2020

More is more, a motto the fashion designer Patrick Garvey lives by. The Central Saint Martins fashion design student has had a varied upbringing, moving every so often. This nomadic lifestyle informed his outspokenly bright and loud style of design. Taking inspiration from his early travel experiences, the fashion designer pushes colour and silhouettes to their boundaries, letting his creativity take full control. His extravagant pieces have been featured in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, to no surprise. Read on to find out how exactly Patrick turns a plastic bags and some left-over food waste into a stunning couture-dress.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 RONGDI MA
19th August 2020

When we think of the 60s, the London mods might come to mind with their sleek cut suits, but when Rongdi Ma thinks of the sixties, it’s the era of flower power and psychedelia that springs to mind. The Royal College of Art Designers presented her, brightly coloured collection earlier this year, and it’s one that is hard to forget. The combination of different materials, bold pops of colour allow her garments to entrance the viewers, let alone the wearer. In light of her feature in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, we spoke to the Chinese knitwear designers about colour, psychedelia and the future of fashion.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 HANNAH STOTE
18th August 2020

Celebrating the British fishing industry through fashion, doesn’t sounds like an easy task but the Bath Spa Fashion Design graduate Hannah Stote merges both effortlessly in her intricate pastel-coloured knits. Her creative collection made heads spin at Graduate Fashion Week, awarding her with the Catwalk Knitwear Award as well as featuring in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Showcasing timeless elegance while implying a zero-waste philosophy, Fashion Crossover London time travelled back to 18th century England with Hannah Stote.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 CHLOE LINDA INNESINNES
17th August 2020

Transforming the stunningly untouched landscapes of Scotland in a sustainable knitwear collection doesn’t seem like an easy task, yet the Scottish designer Chloe Innes completes it with flying - purple - colours. The Heriot-Watt alumna looks back at her Scottish heritage for inspiration, as well as craft and even berries, as she celebrates her Northern roots with an eco-friendly knitwear collection. Her impressive knits lead her to be featured in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, as she reinterprets and modernises the Scottish heritage, techniques and fashion all together.

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 LINYUN YU
16th August 2020

It’s next to impossible for the bright and bold faux-fur collection by the Royal College of Art alumna Linyun Yu to go unnoticed! Not only did she catch the eye of Fashion Crossover London as part of the Graduate Talent Programme, but her work is also featured in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. The Chinese womenswear designer sees her work more as an art piece, and tackles the scientific topic of conformity with her graduate collection ‘Lean’. Never thought faux-fur could be the answer to all our sustainable needs, think again, discover how Linyun Yu implements green fashion throughout her outstanding collection!

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HARPER'S BAZAAR UK SEPTEMBER X SUSTAINING A FUTURE OF HOPE: GLOBAL YOUNG TALENT 2020 CHENG CHENG
14th August 2020

Cheng Cheng celebrates standing out from the crowd and implores individuals to face their demons by becoming highly saturated monsters! The Chinese fashion designer tackles mental health issues with all bells and whistles, her message is clear: stand loud - quite literally so - and proud. In light of her most recent feature as part of our Graduate Talent Programme in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to the Kingston School of Art alumna about fashion spreading positivity and much more.

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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON x HARPER'S BAZAAR UK AUGUST ISSUE:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TRIBE ALL

3rd August 2020

Merging fashion with art is Founder of the urban T-shirt brand Tribe All, Angela Thouless. As part of Fashion Crossover London’s series of exclusive interviews with our most promising designers, we have had the opportunity to pick the brain of the Scottish designer voted Top Emerging Designer of the Year 2019 and Diverse Company of the year 2020 at the International Runway Achievers & Recognition Awards. Angela proves there is no age limit when it comes to fashion and celebrates inclusivity with her tribal-inspired T-shirts that merges her love for art with fashion.

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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON x HARPER'S BAZAAR UK JULY ISSUE:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH A.CLOUD

24th July 2020

For this chapter in our exclusive interviews with the most promising designers from Fashion Crossover London, we tell the story of how a serendipitous Airbnb encounter lead to both a lasting friendship and the launch of the sustainable leather handbag label A.Cloud. The elegant retro-futuristic designs carry their weight, handcrafted by artisans in a pioneering Chinese sustainable factory. A.Cloud revolutionises the manufacturing process of leather goods by implementing eco-friendly practises and upholding traditional, craftsmanship techniques with their refined and restrained timeless designs.

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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON x HARPER'S BAZAAR UK JUNE ISSUE:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH VOSH DESIGN

16th June 2020

For the next exclusive interview with our most promising Fashion Crossover London Designer, we travel to the vibrant Mexico and introduce the handcrafted jewellery label Vosh Design. What started out as a hobby, progressed into a social project both securing jobs for local women while celebrating craftsmanship and individuality. Founder, Victoria Díaz de Rivera, looks to her childhood home in Merida, known for its rich Mayan history for inspiration. Vosh Design celebrates traditional Mexican culture through contemporary handcrafted products that allow people to express their individuality while championing sustainability.

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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON x HARPER'S BAZAAR UK APRIL ISSUE:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH A BY ANUBHA 

1st May 2020

Up next in our exclusive series of interviews with the most promising designers from Fashion Crossover London is the contemporary Indian brand A by Anubha. Anubha Srivastav grew up in the sense-enticing and mosaic of multiculturality, India, before she started working for Donna Karren and soon after moved to San Francisco where she launched her own brand. A by Anubha challenges both the notion of sustainability and gender-roles with a unique collection of coats that pay a tribute to the rich history of India spanning over thousands of years.

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FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON x HARPER'S BAZAAR UK APRIL ISSUE:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DAM FASHIONS 

26th March 2020

New decade, new adventures, Fashion Crossover London is excited to share a series of exclusive interviews with our most promising designers which will be featured in Harper's Bazaar UK. Kicking off our list is the American female entrepreneur, Debrah Ann Mack who’s striving for female empowerment with her brand DAM Fashions. Swapping out a legal career for one in fashion sounds much like the plot to Legally Blonde, but in reverse.

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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. 

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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.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH LONDON FASHION WEEK STAR: HARPER SILIN
11th September 2019

Two times a year fashion’s finest gather in the British capital for the bi-annual fashion event of the year: Fashion Week. Hoards of journalists, bloggers and armies of photographers are ready to see or be seen. It’s a phenomenon inherent to fashion, and we love it. Currently, we find ourselves in the slower fashion months, and we’re starting to reminisce the hustle and bustle of fashion week. With the SS20 of London Fashion Week looming around the corner,we sat down with Harper Silin, LFW-habituée and probably one of the most photographed people at last fashion week, to talk about all things fashion.

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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.

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MEET KRISTEN SCOTT, MA COURSE DIRECTOR AT ISTITUTO MARANGONI LONDON
15th July 2019

Following our invitation to attend the Istituto Marangoni 2019 catwalk show, we had the extreme pleasure to talk to the Program Leader for all MA, PhD, PGCert and FHEA courses, Kirsten Scott. From working as an haute-couture and ready to wear fashion and accessories designer, seeing her work on the runway in all the major fashion capitals to completing a PhD in Constructed Textiles, it’s safe to say Scott is well-versed when it comes to the fashion industry having an extensive background spanning over 30 years.


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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 of the leading London fashion industry by taking home numerous awards including: Fashion Scout’s Ones To Watch Award, the Dame Vivienne Westwood Ethical and Sustainable Award, M&S Best Womenswear Award and the Catwalk Textiles Award.

For her LFW debut collection, ‘Tensegrity’, she engineered much of her fabric in a science lab, growing yeasts and bacterias to transform into eye-catching haute couture garments. 

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RICHARD SORGER
11th October 2019

Following our invitation to attend Kingston Universities’ 11th MA catwalk show, we were fortunate enough to speak to the Associate Professor and Course Leader for MA Fashion at Kingston, Richard Sorger.

Richard has an extremely impressive and vast expertise within the fashion industry. From teaching, designing, co-authoring; Richard has done it all. Richard began his teaching immediately after graduating, having taught all levels of fashion education from undergraduate to postgraduate at an extensive list of renowned universities including Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and of course, Kingston University.

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CLAUDIA CARPENTIER
23rd August 2017

The French girl with Caribbean roots you are about to see everywhere. Olive-skinned and raven-eyed, she is without a doubt one of the most impressive models to rise through the ranks.

Attending A-List events such as Cannes International Film Festival and giving her all to charity events such as AMFAR, where millions of pounds are raised and friends with high-ranking celebs such as David Beckham and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claudia is never content with merely keeping up, she is absolutely owning it. We caught up with the impressive individual to talk dream projects, red carpet appearances and helping both others and the environment.

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FEIFEI YANG
12th November 2016

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.

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SHUR RUITZ
12th October 2016

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.

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