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Slow Fashion, not Fast Fashion.

Fast Fashion - Inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends. The Fast Fashion industry is one of the most leading industries in polluting our planet. From water pollution, the use of toxic chemicals and the increasing levels of textile waste. Which seems to be a big price to pay for things that we care so little for and dispose of so easily. Since day dot, my brands ethos is to create luxury items that become items of sentiment. Items that can be passed down generations whilst still being appreciated for their design and quality. You could say my brand supports and celebrates ‘Slow Fashion’. A movement which I think we should all take into account, and even...

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Crest Commission.

Alongside my latest commissioned piece, I was also asked to produce another based on a family crest for a gentleman's birthday. The customer wanted me to take the crest, and use the traditional aspects with a more overall abstract and contemporary feel. The desired colours were majority blues/teals, with small amounts of golds or burnt oranges.With my recent love for the geometric aesthetic, I thought this crest would work really well due to its array of shapes.I started by sketching out the crest with nib and ink, and then tracing my own drawing with a more definite line. With the crest now complete, I was able to experiment with its form.I wanted to compliment the crest by balancing it out...

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60th Birthday Commission.

A fellow creative in fashion commissioned me to produce a bespoke scarf for her Aunties 60th birthday, which for me is a big compliment! Her Aunty is an abstract artist, who's work is very different to my style and approach to art, which instantly made me question my own ability. But I couldn't resist the challenge. I started by having a look at her lovely work, and picking out a piece that most appealed to me, this piece being: I liked the layered, unusual detailed shapes, along with it's simplistic colour way.As my customer is a follower of my work, she had noticed my more recent designs which involved a combination of feminine, delicate watercolours along with bold geometric shapes....

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The Shirley Collection

Since starting my business, I always knew I was going to base a collection on this precious belonging; a decorative egg held in a trinket box that belonged to my Nanny Shirl. She had the most comfiest bed (which my mum and I still fantasise about!), which if I was lucky enough, I'd share with her when I stayed over. Her dressing table was placed right opposite, where the egg and trinket box belonged. It would have been one of the first things we saw when we woke up. I loved it growing up, it filled me with intrigue and desire. So inevitably it became an item that I associated with her. Since she, and my other grandparents passed away, I...

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Recent collaborations and features - How they got me thinking (even more so than usual, which says a lot).

    Over the last few months, I have been very fortunate to have gained interest from a number of magazines.After being approached by Elle, this triggered Vogue and Tatler magazine to ask whether I'd be interested in advertising with them also... Of course I said yes! I was and still am very flattered, to the point where I am of course going to keep cut outs (possibly even frame them..).Another exciting bit of news is that this week a collaboration with Your Coffee Break magazine was published. Being asked questions about myself and my brand made what I'm doing now seem even more real. The questions got me thinking about my childhood, and how being creative really did shape...

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