The designers Albert Escribano and Jose Luis Bartolomé reinterpret and update tradition, making it relevant now and expressing its contribution to the culture of our time.
Their work represents newness, innovation and artistic vision in modern craftsmanship. All products are made in Spain with local components by uniquely talented artisans, celebrating excellence in craftsmanship.
Recent winner of the British Leg of the International Woolmark Prize 2017/2018, Samantha McCoach founded Le Kilt in 2014.
Her grandmother has been a traditional kilt maker in Scotland for over 40 years and through Samantha’s teenage years she would observe her grandmother expertly tailoring Kilts, trousers and other traditional staples from fine Scottish tartan.
British subcultures are key to the brand DNA of Le Kilt and a distinct sixties and influence runs through this collection, seen in the distinct colour palette and subtle design details such as the large round buttons used on fastenings and seams.
Worme was founded by sisters Hannah and Melissa Collett who grew up in South West London and spent summers in Cadaqués, Cataluña. The Mediterranean town has a vivid artistic legacy and wild energy, which the sisters drew inspiration from when first experimenting and creating clothes for their holidays there.
Uninspired that the only resort wear available was made from synthetic materials embellished with jewels, tassels and fringes, they designed their own classic pieces that allowed them to transition from day to night, turning to silk every time for its ease and effortless sophistication.
The sister's love of quality design and fabric was instilled from an early age and cemented during their personal stints at Dover Street Market London. Whilst working there, Hannah began studying at The London College of Fashion before embarking on a ten-year career as a Makeup Artist for film and TV. During Melissa’s time at DSM, she also gained experience at Pop Magazine and Dazed & Confused. She then made a move to Paris, followed by New York to focus on her work as a Photography Agent and Producer.
Following their time apart and inspired by travels to Japan, LA, and Miami, the girls finally found themselves drawn back to their London roots, where they united their experience and reconnected to their early passion for designing clothes. With their skills in photography, hair, makeup and styling, all the brand's shoots are shot and produced solely by the two of them.
The brand encapsulates the freedom of vacation, with timeless pieces that work just as well in the city.
Gabriela Coll Garments focuses on the way of dressing and the value of garments, while working through Series. Each Series is the result of concrete imagery, they do not follow any season or have a fixed number of pieces and are always permanently available.
With a fine arts background, Coll bets on the consistency of garments, and her aim is to create a contemporary wardrobe that stands by itself.
Serie No.1 is composed of 15 pieces: garments for men and women, bags, accessories and footwear, marked by the transcendence of time, the way they sit on the body and the nobility of the materials. Using materials and techniques such as, hand-lacquered leather and cotton, Coll creates depth within a minimal colour palette.
ONAR pre-spring collection is a wardrobe for individuals in constant change. Designer Irene Kostas has imagined a selection of leather jackets, pants and bags that transcendent seasons, lifestyle changes – even generations.
The new collection is inspired by the photography of Eoin McLoughlin and the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto, by urban green and mist-covered city views. The key material is European nappa leather, the most prestigious material in the market for everyday pieces. The silhouettes are form-fitting apart from two oversized styles. The colour palette is a mix of Black, Foggy Grey, Smoggy Green and Phantom Green with a splash of Solar Yellow.
Each ONAR piece is crafted by hand from ethically sourced natural materials. The high- quality finish is a result of vegetable tanning. ONAR collections are made by some of the most skilled hands in the industry.
ONAR is based in Helsinki, in the hometown of its artistic director and founder Irene Kostas. Irene Kostas is a fashion designer and a DJ, who hosts her own weekly radio show at the prestigious Radio Helsinki channel. Kostas comes from a family of artisans, and in her work, she translates the family tradition into progressive fashion pieces. ONAR was selected as a Vogue Talents Finalist in 2016, and its collections have been featured in several fashion museum exhibitions. ONAR also collaborates with Artek.
Levens Jewels was founded in 2016 by Mar del Hoyo, combining a fascination with nature and femininity with a craft and materiality, resulting in ceramic earrings and jewellery that have an imperfect nature, almost intuitive, in which the simplicity of shapes and materials are a sign of identity.The brand now works with silver and gold plated brass as well as the signature material of ceramics, aiming to create work that is not specific to a type of woman but tells a story on the beauty that surrounds us all; within different personalities and details in everyday life.
Change is the only constant. Marché Marché is an ever evolving marketplace and curated online platform for anything and everything in fashion and lifestyle, with a fundamental principle: to offer thoughtful merchandise. Inspired to conceive products that people actually desire.
For SS19, a range of bags using the canvas fabric called 'HANPU' in Japanese. A traditional and highly regarded fabric, especially in the Okayama region where it is crafted within the world-wide renowned denim factories.
London based designer SUSIE COWIE has modernised the traditional aspects of embroidery to create luxurious, contemporary shirts that as wearable over a swimsuit as they are with a favourite pair of jeans. Central to the brand is the
concept of travel and reverie, captured in delicate hand embroidery with the finest raw materials and highest levels of craftsmanship. Silhouettes are based on the timeless, relaxed fit that is normally reserved for menswear, but with specific enhancements to flatter the female form.
Beatriz Palacios Jiménez is the protagonist, director and designer of the Madrid based jewelry brand BEATRIZ PALACIOS.
Beatriz studied and graduated as a mining engineer at the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. After graduating, she moved to Dublin where she made contacts with young Irish designers and had her first real experiences with the fashion industry. A year later she moved back to Madrid and while working as an engineer, she continued to study jewelry techniques with proffesional jewelers. After a number of years of learning she felt confident to launch the brand in the winter of 2011.
Her inspirations have varied between different European art and design movements of the last century or natural animal and plant forms. The brand develops two collections each year. Each one is unique in its inspiration but all are unified by a distinctive style cultivated over a lifetime.
The aim of the brand is always to mantain a high insistence on quality, craftmanship and design. Beatriz, together with the help of a master jeweller, works on the concepts and practical completion of each individual piece in a collection. Every single piece is designed and handcrafted in her workshop in Madrid, Spain. As both an artist and jewelry designer it is always most important to her that she oversees every single piece and she prides herself in this work practice.
All At Sea is the result of two friends with a mission to make silkwear for the modern gentleman, and now, gentlewoman.
Silk is a natural fabric and for centuries it has been famous for its high quality and luxurious feel. It will keep you warm in winter and cool in the bright Scandinavian summer nights. These qualities are essential in both their knitted silk-cashmere, printed silk shirts & daytime pyjamas. The designs honour the Danish design tradition and reflect the minimalistic aesthetics of life in Denmark.
All At Sea is a Copenhagen based brand established in 2014. With backgrounds in design and economics we have embarked on our adventure to bring back the appreciation for fine silkwear.
Dreamland Syndicate is a collaborative project covering all aspects of counter-culture. "We make things to make you think" - zines, record covers, cassettes and more.
All inspired by punk DIY, which has always been a big part of Michal & Pawel (co-founders) lives growing up in the city of Warsaw, Poland in the 90’s.
"We do love a good t-shirt, so at the moment this is our main focus." The collection is minimal in scope, focusing almost exclusively on T-shirts with a long-sleeve and a coach jacket thrown in for good measure.
After one season, they received rapid followign, featuring on HYPEBEAST, and many other platforms, for their witty graphics and practical design.
The NOMA t.d. collection is designed by Masko Noguchi and Takuma Sasaki. Noguchi graduated with a BA in theory of design at Musashino Art university in Tokyo. She then moved to the UK where she was awarded a BA in textile design by Chelsea College.
Sasaki, who ran his own boutique in Tokyo, has travelled extensively, visiting Paris and New York in search of talented young designers.
Noguchi and Sasaki established their collaborative label "NOMA t.d."combining their talents, experiences, and knowledge of design, they produce their own textiles by handcrafting unique graphics used in the creation of their garments.
This line is introducing classic tailoring in a contemporary, stripped back fashion. Papermen clothes embrace form and function, playfully challenging perceptions of the self. This collection of eleven shirts is the start of any wardrobe. Papermen began life on Savile Row with eight formative years of classical training, during which the ideas and identity of Papermen evolved to create clothes with a unique and subtle attention to detail.
The making of every shirt is overseen by the designer, James Weir, through cut-to-finish in London. The origin and construction of the garments is key to the identity of Papermen, and its relationship with the men and women who wear them.
James Weir, finalist in the Golden Shears Awards, believes "Savile Row cannot survive on its own history, there has to be young people that move it forward."
Collaborating with Navajo artisans to create handmade jewelry using the highest quality materials and stones. Each piece is unique and reflects traditional techniques with a modern vision.
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Born into a family with a long tradition of silversmithing that goes back to Samantha’s great-great grandfather Pablo Platero, who was a well-known silversmith with great talent. This craft was then passed down to her late grandfather Ramon Platero (son of Pablo) who continued making handcrafted jewelry with his wife Louise Platero.
Both of Samantha’s grandparents were both well respected silversmiths and known for their unique trademark; the holly leaf. The leaf later influenced other silversmith’s to incorporate the leaf design in Native American jewelry. Both of her grandparents made jewelry and tended to their farm as a way of life.
Samantha found it inevitable to continue the family tradition and carry on the values and craft that her grandparents embodied and lived. Inspired by the highest quality and hand made techniques of her grandparents Samantha collaborates with Navajo Silversmith’s to create well crafted pieces that translate Native American traditional jewelry with a modern vision.
Kayoung Kim, designer of BEAUTON, majored in Sculpture and had been working as a fashion buyer in Seoul for many years now. Combining her eye for tactile, sculptural objects, and knowledge of the wholesale/buying industry, she has just successfully launched her first Jewellery collection.
BEAUTON's inspiration stems from objects found in daily life, catching and matching sculptural elements with a beautiful tone. Each piece is handcrafted with Sterling Silver, emphasizing witty structures that derive from the human silhouette.
Liah is a fashion brand for women specialized in knitwear. It directs its efforts in the constant pursuit of the beauty of simplicity, elegance and authenticity. Liah’s aim is to follow the textile tradition and to capture the essence of the place where it is produced: Barcelona.
The origin of Liah is located in a weaving factory owned by the second generation of the Puig Romeu family. With a recognized history in the textile sector, they have been producing for decades for world class fashion companies.
Liah joins references from the creative fields of fashion, design & architecture, along with new technologies and knowledge of natural fibers & fabrics, with an environmentally friendly conscience.
Sho Nagata's first collection expresses the sprit and exchange between different subcultures, as well as how a piece of clothing and the idea of a man wearing it changes when the clothes interacted with different cultures and environments.
The design of this collection started after being inspired by the identity (rebellion and resistance against existing ideas and discrimination) expressed by a group called West Coast Pachuco in early 1940s. The group expressed rebellion by fashion, and their distinctive suit style became the group’s symbol and uniform (expression of resistance and formation of identity).
The collection introduces a fictional character. This person goes on a trip, ends up in London, and meets punk culture which has a different rebel / resistant sprit from pachuco. How the cultural exchange there influenced the person’s style and sensibility, and their chemical reaction are expressed.
Tailored/suit style became a uniform, and it is the foundation of the collection.
HERESY are from Peckham, South London and make clothes. Their design is driven by the exploration of mysticism and folklore. They aim to enable collaboration and to walk the paths that run between music, art and fashion.
Graphic led content through research and experimentation. 'A sense of wonderment and horror with young and old'
The core philosophy of QUILP Artisnal craftmanship and classic style. Breaking down the masculine form, using relaxed cloths, Masao uses more traditional English and Japanese fabrics in contrast, to create a contemporary yet classic wardrobe.
QUILP collaborates with the traditional shoe maker Trickers, Northampton, along with Hat accessories in collaboration with Lock & Co. hatters.