JESSICA O’SHEA launched her designs some 6 years ago and since then the She Shea brand has built an enviable reputation for Quality, Distinctive Design and Value. After building the business she recently located to a prime showroom in Woolton.
If you are looking for Individuality and a unique dress for that special occasion, then look no further. She Shea is an award winning bespoke fashion house based in Liverpool, our passion is to create timeless collections with modern feminine twists.
Our individually designed garments are tailored specifically for you, ensuring a perfect fit and feel that is just not available on the high street. We work with you to make sure that each detail of the dress meets your specific needs.
Visit the Website: http://www.sheshea.com
Inspired by a passion of adventure, exploring off the beaten path and travelling into the unknown, we at Fernweh strive to create high quality, handmade products that bring a little bit of adventure into everyday life.
Fernweh UK is the brainchild of Scottish fashion designer Laura Sherriffs. A 2013 graduate of Grays School of Art, Laura set up Fernweh UK in July 2014 in her hometown of Aberdeen. As a self confessed rock climbing obsessive, Laura realised that it was difficult to find accessories for climbing that matched her personal style, so made her own chalk bag. Thus the first Fernweh product was born. Fernweh was conceived from an urge to create high quality, artisan products for the adventurers and explorers in our midst.
Fernweh has evolved from being a brand creating hand made rock climbing chalk bags, to a brand that has been sold internationally, focused on bringing a little adventure into even the more mundane areas of everyday life. We have a fantastic support and loyal group of fans and we are committed to keep building this amazing Fernweh global community, as that thirst for adventure and the great outdoors knows no boundaries.
We are inspired by the world around us, particularly the beautiful scenery we have here in Scotland. We are lucky to have the Cairngorms and Highlands right on our doorstep, the Scottish wilderness is a vial of creativity and inspiration and we hope that our products inspire our customers to head out and explore the great outdoors. We all have a responsibility to look after this fantastic land, and we at Fernweh try our best to be as conscious and ethical as possible in our collections and believe that the best way to do this is to create products that are made to last. We feel that sustainability through longevity, using organic fabrics/dyes and trying our hardest to create as minimal wastage as possible, not only create a much more ethical product, but create pieces that last, that will become cherished, timeless pieces in our customer's lives.
Every single Fernweh piece is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, in house in the Fernweh studio in Aberdeen. We pride ourselves on using traditional artisanal methods such as knit, embroidery and leatherworking to create our products by hand, and are proud ambassadors of the 'slow fashion' movement. We are immensely proud to be handmade in Scotland, and we look forward to continuing to evolve our little brand and continue the Fernweh story in the future.
Visit the Website: https://www.fernwehuk.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!
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
At Maude and Tommy we believe our business should be a positive force in the world. Our products provide a decent wage for skilled workers around the world. We choose brands that are conscientious about their environmental impact and our business practices are determined by principles of justice, equality and with the minimal environmental footprint.
We believe it is possible for all of us to enjoy our clothes and accessories without others suffering to provide them. We believe we are custodians of the planet and of each other globally, so our range of products is carefully chosen to reflect this.
Our mission is to bring you the very best of style and fashion that is kind to people and the planet. We hope this brings you pleasure as you help us act for good in the world.
Visit the Website: www.maudeandtommy.co.uk
Helen Moore is a British designer with a love of fashion and a commitment to British manufacturing. Her passion has driven the brand for over 30 years and the company continues to design, make and distribute everything from their own factory in North Devon, England.
Helen Moore is a family run business, dedicated to ensuring it remains true to the same values it has held since the beginning.
Each Helen Moore faux fur accessory has been designed and made in England by a dedicated team, who firmly believe in quality and attention to detail. Every cut is considered, every stitch concise.
Luxury faux fur, designed and made in England since 1982.
Visit the website: www.helenmoore.com
Reiko Kaneko Ltd is a company designing fine bone china in elegant, functional shapes; glassware and terracotta that is beautifully thin and light; and pure white china dipped in rich glazes to produce unique studio pieces. It’s been an interesting journey so far.
After studying design at Central Saint Martins, Reiko started out designing a range of products which she had made around the world but it was the joy of working with ceramicists here in The Potteries, and tapping into over two centuries of knowledge in fine bone china production that led her to concentrate on ceramics and in 2012 move her studio from London to Stoke on Trent.
Reiko spent her childhood in Japan and still makes frequent visits. Japan has not only been an inspiration for the elegant simplicity to which she strives, but the key to her appreciation of craft and craftsmanship. Reiko has collaborated with makers in different materials both in England and in Japan and is right behind the recent renaissance in regional heritage and craft hubs. In addition to design work, the company finishes many products in-house and is experimenting in the studio with new reactive glazes.
Where will this journey take us? The plan for the moment is to be part of a creative community here in Stoke on Trent, to keep pushing our idea of what beauty in ceramics is, and to continue making everyday products that create a bond with the user.