Leather accessories label Anita Nemkyova was set up as a project to explore female body form along with the beauty of traditional leather craftsmanship. Every piece represents a fusion between the heritage of the craft and unique take on wonder woman femininity.
For Anita as a Slovak born designer it is also very important to work with her cultural background and childhood memories. Accessories are telling their own stories, serving as reminders of forgotten values and memories.
All the accessories are crafted by hand in Anita’s studio, making every product unique and one of a kind.
We source our leathers and fittings from British and Italian suppliers, ensuring the quality and durability of the final product.
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Itchy Scratchy Patchy was started by long-time friends Edie Campbell and Christabel MacGreevy in 2015.
The brand focuses on decoration and adornment, season-less fashion, and taking the process of making clothes and how you dress back into your own hands. It is about clothes that have a life and a story, a sense of humour and a point of view.
Since its launch, the brand has collaborated with Levi’s, Sunspel, Dickies, LOVE magazine, Calm & Collected, Chloé and Lewis Leathers.
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Elisabetta Cipriani – Jewellery by Contemporary Artists invites renowned international sculptors and painters to create exclusive wearable sculptures with the use of precious materials. These pieces are created exclusively for Elisabetta Cipriani in limited series or as unique pieces.
The creative process for these collaborations begins with persuading Elisabetta’s esteemed artists to create one of a kind jewel. These are challenging projects for the artists who welcome the opportunity to experiment with a new artistic medium and are often approaching the realm of jewelry for the first time. They ideate a design which condensate their artistic poetics and then realize a series of sketches for the making of the prototype. Elisabetta and the artists follow very closely the making process, and once the prototype is approved by all the parts, the artists themselves or specialized goldsmiths based in Europe produce the final piece. The ultimate result is an exceptional jewel that encloses the most intimate expression of the artist.
“Wearing artists’ jewelry enhances the individual and completes these extraordinary and unique pieces. Today artists’ jewelry appeals not only to art lovers and jewelry collectors but also to individuals with a desire to wear something exceptional.”
Since 2009 this Mayfair-based gallery is collaborating with numerous acclaimed contemporary artists including Ai Weiwei, Giulio Paolini, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Enrico Castellani, Erwin Wurm, Giorgio Vigna, Jannis Kounellis, Rebecca Horn and Pedro Cabrita Reis.
A selection of the gallery’s collaboration projects can be found today in museums and private collections all over the world, including Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Museum of Art and Design, New York; World Jewellery Museum, Seoul; and The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. In addition, some of the collaboration projects are exhibited as part of the world itinerant exhibition “From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweller”, with the next show being held in March 2018 at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
Elisabetta Cipriani participates at leading at fairs such as Design Miami/Basel in June, Design Miami in December, TEFAF Maastricht in March and will be participating for its first time at MiArt in April 2018.
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London-born designer Craig Green established his namesake label in 2012 shortly after graduating the Fashion Masters course at Central Saint Martins. He has since carved out a unique position amongst the city’s most innovative talents and continues to earn both critical and commercial success globally.
Exploring concepts of uniform and utility, Green’s cult-like runway processions have become a highly anticipated fixture of the menswear calendar. Though known for their dramatic and deeply emotive qualities, his collections are firmly rooted in the steady development of simple, yet rigorously considered signature garments such as the Worker Jacket.
Green’s distinct offering of substance within spectacle has earned the label a loyal customer base within some of the world’s most prestigious boutiques and department stores. Stockists include Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Dover Street Market, Galeries Lafayette, Joyce, MatchesFashion, Mr Porter and Selfridges. Green’s work also resonates within wider creative spheres. His designs have been featured in a range of major exhibits including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ in 2015, and 2018’s forthcoming ‘HEAVENLY BODIES: Fashion and the Catholic imagination.’ The brand has also been commissioned to create costumes for Wayne McGregor’s ‘Obsidian Tear’ at the Royal Opera House in 2016 and Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ in 2017.
Green’s accolades include British Menswear Designer at the Fashion Awards 2016 & 2017, the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund prize 2016 and Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards 2014.
Visit the Website: https://craig-green.com
Growing up in Germany, my parents were always the epitome of style. My dad was a true innovator and he founded the very successful advertising agencies Team BBDO and later, Scholz & Friends.
My glamorous mum owned an American Folk Art gallery. I was surrounded by fantastic design whether it was my dad’s impeccable taste around our home or my mum’s to-die-for wardrobe.
My three older siblings and I all ended up working in creative professions.
At the age of 13 I was 6 feet tall and size 16, and as you can imagine it wasn’t easy to find clothes that weren’t meant for an unstylish woman much older than me, especially so in the 1980’s. I made a decision there and then that I would make clothes that would make me feel and look great and started sewing ; from an early age I was determined to change the plus-size industry!
During my late teens I started working as a plus size model and continued to experience a complete lack of fashion forward sexy plus size clothing. I saw a huge opportunity in the market and decided to study fashion design at the world renowned Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. Whilst studying I opened a small shop in Portobello market with a couple of my friends and started selling my own designs.
My big break came when American retail giant, Lane Bryant ordered from my first collection and went on to sell it in their top ten stores as a premium brand. The collaboration with Lane Bryant provided me with enough capital to move the design studio out of my living room and into my first office in Ladbroke Grove and the annascholz label was born.
I’ve always believed you shouldn’t hide behind clothes; you should feel proud of your body and accentuate your curves rather than cover them up. My designs are about femininity, glamour and confidence, I love luxurious fabrics and colour and have an affinity for retro prints and intricate embellishments. I believe in offering the luxury and originality of a designer brand to the plus size customer.
Being a plus size woman myself and having worked in the industry for over 20 years. I understand women’s bodies and I truly believe that style and happiness are not related to size.
I think it is amazing how the plus-size fashion industry has evolved in recent years and there are fantastic role models such as Ashley Graham changing the way curvier women see themselves.
I’ve been privileged enough to dress some amazing women from Adele and Ashley Graham to Aretha Franklin and Dawn French.
Over the years I have designed diffusion collections for Debenhams, Simply Be and currently I work with the German company ‘Sheego’. I have been stocked in some of the best stores around the world from Bloomingdales, Saks and Neiman Marcus to Harrods and Selfridges.
In 2016 after listening to our customers we made the decision to change our business and sell the annascholz collection exclusively on www.annascholz.com so that we can offer better priced designs, more frequently with 8 mini collections a year.
We always love hearing from our gorgeous customers – whether it’s because you want us to bring back a particular style or you want style advice, just drop us an email at email@example.com and we’d be happy to help in any way we can!
House of Dz - binging real urban street style to the public without watering it down or exaggerating it for the catwalk.
House of Dz is a south London based urban contemporary luxury fashion house created by fashion graduate Sammie Dz Olawuyi. He had his first taste of the industry through modeling and was inspired to go on and study it at the university of East London, where he produced his first unisex collection dubbed “Area Boys”; made up by the concoction of two cultures dear to him; London street culture & Nigerian Luxury.
The son of a Nigerian Tailor; HODZ founder Sammie Dz was influenced by the many cultures exposed to him growing up in the boiling pot that is London; always reflecting on his own street/gang culture experiences; house of Dz creates instantly recognizable pieces that feel familiar and nostalgic yet contemporary with the characteristic roadman edge.
A$AP Rocky said, “ I have a voice that speaks for a whole other market- not just black people, but high fashion urban people. I mix streetwear with high fashion. It’s never been seen before”, House of Dz (pronounced Dee zee) epitomizes just this, mixing high fashion with real streetwear, not simply copying or having influences. By tapping into this other market, titled “Urban Luxury”, HODZ has been able to expose a real urban street style to the public without watering it down or exaggerating it for the catwalk.
Visit the Website: www.hodz.co.uk
N’Damus London - emphasis on quality craftsmanship and the production of classic leather goods for women and men.
N’Damus London is a British accessories brand with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and the production of classic leather goods for women and men.
The N’Damus London brand was founded by our designer in 2006. Her previous career in the biomedical science industry fueled her decision to passionately engage in learning the skills to develop practical and stylish accessory designs.
From her London home, she began creating bags to match her vast collection of shoes. Overtime, the brand has built a following of UK and international clients impressed by the brand’s range of styles and colour palette.
Our classic pieces are given names such as ‘Victoria’, ‘Regency’ and ‘Moorgate’ in reference to London’s heritage and infrastructure.
We focus on selecting quality materials for our elegant and enduring designs.
All leathers used are sourced from well respected Italian and Spanish tanneries.
All of our designs are produced in London. We continue to champion & support the handcrafting skills of our family run factory, who consistently maintain impeccable construction and precision with their work.
N’Damus London press coverage includes, GQ, Vogue, The Guardian, The Times, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Marie-Claire.
Visit the Website: www.ndamus.com
LISA JAYNE DANN is an established and highly praised Independent fashion designer. Supplying Independent fashion Boutiques in and around Yorkshire and the UK.
Lisa's journey in fashion was realised when she studied Fashion Design at Dewsbury College of Art and Design where met and was presented a design award by top American fashion designer Ben de Lisi, now mentor and judge on the television series 'PROJECT CATWALK' . While working part time as a dressmaker for a local corset designer she formed a friendship with the team at Aqua Couture, who at that time were launching a new shopping outlet at the Corn Exchange in Leeds. Quickly gaining recognition for her killer pieces Lisa went on to win "Leeds Independent Retail Awards" Designer of the Year award.
Described as the "Queen of Leeds independent Fashion" Lisa's designs certainly pack a punch in the style stakes which has gained her a huge celebrity fan base, Lucy Jo Hudson, Sara Cox, Kerry Katona, Zoe Salmon, Colleen Rooney to name a few. Lisa's designs are now frequently photographed on the back of many a celebrity, and feature in top glossy fashion magazines. Her celebrity followers love Lisa's impeccably stylish designs and often commission Lisa to create pieces exclusively designed just for them. Lucy Jo Hudson ('Out the Wild' star) commissioned Lisa to design her four bridesmaid's dresses and Lisa's twin sister NICOLA DANN an Independent Handbag designer, created exclusive handbags for each of the four girls to hold, replacing traditional bouquets, for her recent wedding to actor Alan Halsall. This appeared on the front cover of OK magazine and a full length feature inside. Kerry Katona hand picked Lisa Jayne Dann to help update her style for her relaunch, and has been papped wearing the signature Lisa Jayne Dann Victorian Trench coat and gorgeous Rainbow Maxi dress (OK Mag). Just last week, Big brother star Chantelle Houghten wore Lisa's Red Grecian Mini dress and looked simply stunning!....its goes to show that stepping out in Lisa Jayne Dann guarantee's to turn the right heads!
So what inspires Lisa within her designs? "I want women of all ages to feel the best they can. I use influences from past, current and future trends on the catwalk to create a unique and obtainable style. Sumptuous colours and vintage references inspire me within my work and I love to mix them with classic touches. I hope to provide the wearer with not only an eye catching, quality well cut garment, but also give them that special something extra that will keep them reaching for it over and over again....a timeless classic, and a much loved and cherished 'best friend'.
Visit the Website: www.lisajaynedann.co.uk
DANSHAN is an emerging menswear brand made up of a woman, Dan, from China and a man, Shan, from Hong Kong.
After graduating from the womenswear design course at Central Saint Martins in 2012, the pair worked in fashion before deciding to start their own labels and focus on their own observations of the way gender dynamics are changing and how this relates to fashion.
Beulah London is a luxury fashion brand based on British design, heritage and the empowerment of women. Over the last five years Beulah has gained international acclaim as a luxury fashion brand with a social conscience, which has inspired some of the world’s most influential women to wear the label.
As a quintessentially British brand, Beulah London primarily designs effortlessly elegant occasion and day to evening wear for chic, cosmopolitan and spirited women.
Founded in 2010 by Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan, Beulah London was born out of a desire to design and produce beautiful clothes that empower and inspire the women who wear them, whilst being committed to raising awareness of the plight of women trapped by human slavery.
By supporting us on our journey you are impacting a beautiful change somewhere else in the world– we like to think of it as our ‘butterfly effect’. The Beulah effect comes alive through every purchase you make.