Designers

Christopher Raeburn


Christopher Ræburn is a British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating menswear, womenswear and accessories collections. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher became known for his re-appropriation of military fabrics and in particular for iconic outerwear created from de-commissioned parachutes. The ‘re-made’ ethos still guides and influences every aspect of the Christopher Ræburn design and development process; a Christopher Ræburn product is defined by distinctive aesthetic, meticulous detail, considered functionality and sustainable intelligence. Christopher’s pioneering work has brought sustainable design to a mainstream fashion audience and presents a new definition of luxury with integrity. The brand currently has over sixty stockists worldwide and has received an amazing array of media coverage nationally and internationally, reflecting an unusually balanced combination of high concept and commercial awareness.

Ræburn’s AW10 collection propelled the brand to new heights: US Vogue featured the Inuit Coat in a feature on sustainable fashion, informing all to “remember the four R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle and Ræburn”.

http://www.christopherraeburn.co.uk/

 

ADA + NIK


Ada + Nik brings together rebellious British dark matter menswear with Greco Roman Punk - Ancient ideals of masculinity fused with pre industrial revolution silhouettes and the spirit of 70's Punk.   

In one year, the brand founded by London pioneers Ada Zanditon and Nik Thakkar, has become a much talked about new venture with celebrity endorsement from names including Miguel, Ghetts, Angel Haze, Miley Cyrus, Natalia Kills Zebra Katz and more.
The established industry tastemakers hold a combined 15 years of experience spanning work with Alexander McQueen, Gaultier, LVMH and more.  

The brand has been described by press as “the most refreshing new menswear line to emerge in recent years”“a start up sensation” and “the future of menswear” due to its unique, darker take on British fashion. Bold and yet commercially viable silhouettes typify the brand identity. Collections are produced in East London and feature intricate technical detail and use of innovative performance materials such as hydrophobic cotton and antibacterial sneakernet. Sustainable intelligence is key to material selection and to date bi-product leather, natural fabrics and waste reducing, energy conscious solutions have been integrated into the design process.
Ada + Nik has been featured in publications from the BBC World to The Telegraph, GQ to Vogue, L’Officiel to Interview Magazine, and Hypebeast to i-D.

http://www.adaxnik.com/

 

Rapanui:

https://rapanuiclothing.com/

Rapanui is an eco-fashion company from the Isle of Wight. Their award winning ethical clothing is made from organic or recycled materials in an ethically accredited, wind powered factory. It is hand finished in our factory right here in the UK, where you'll find cutting-edge low waste printing technology.

Whilst the organic, ethical and low carbon approach to their clothing is unique, their real contribution to sustainability has come from the traceability of our products. At Rapanui you can find out exactly where our products come from, how and where they are made: From the seed being sown, picked, spun, sewn and transported. It is traceable from seed to shop

Rapanui has also developed a new, but simple clothing ecolabelling system to summarise the detailed and often confusing information on clothes packaging.

 

Auria London:

Diana Auria launched her brand after completing the Contour degree at London College of Fashion in 2012. She won the award for ‘Fashion Innovation’ for her graduate collection which specialised in swimwear and as a result was covered in publications such as Vogue and WGSN. During studying, Auria applied her talents working with Fleet Ilya, Zandra Rhodes and Kiki de Montparnasse in New York, giving her a grounding in the high end fashion industry. Following the success of her graduate collection, she decided to extend it to a full collection and debuted it at London Fashion Week as part of the Estehica exhibition.  

Her craft and care is balanced with modern innovation and accessible style. Designed and developed in London, and manufactured in England, the swimwear is ethically aware whilst using only the finest materials in its production. The swimwear is made us using 100% recycled polyamide made from discarded products like fishing nets and carpet. It may sound a little strange to wear a bikini made of carpet but reassuringly the fabric itself is in no way reminiscent of it’s flooring past. Auria recently was Highly Recommended as ‘Best Sustainable Fashion Designer’ at the prestigious Sustainable City Awards 2013. The award was sponsored by the British Fashion Council and presented to Diana Auria for her unique work with unique work with ethical fashion.  

http://www.auria-london.com/

 

Rose Fulbright: 

Rose Fulbright is a refined loungewear and lingerie brand characterized by elegance, individuality and luxury. All garments are hand-made in Britain with an ethically and ecologically conscious approach using the finest silks, the most beautiful prints and the most flattering shapes.

Debuting exclusively with Oceana at Fashions For the Future, The Tropical Collection features a bespoke print based on Rose’s grandmother’s paintings of tropical fish. Susan Williams-Ellis had a passion for the under-sea world and painted from life while scuba diving and snorkelling in the Pacific, Caribbean, Indian and Atlantic oceans. Susan was greatly affected by the damage she saw to her favourite coral reefs around the world during her lifetime, and for this reason Rose is donating 5% of profits from The Tropical Collection to support the wonderful work of Oceana. 

http://rosefulbright.com/

Juniper Lai:

For her menswear graduate collection from the London College of Fashion, Juniper Lai showcases innovative high tech fabrication combined with traditional hand crafting techniques. Utilising luxury British wools, reclaimed high end and ethically sourced fabrics, she has created a distinguishable relaxed aesthetic informed by luxury sportswear. Exploring the space between fashion and technology, Juniper's work seeks to advance a dialogue within future clothing practices and sustainable design.

In collaboration with architect Francesco Napolitano's 3D geometric material, Juniper designed and brought to life two entire garments using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). This creates an unique blend of complex 3D printed polymer garments, which are recyclable in their entirety and can be reassigned into any form. With some of her garments being world firsts in polymer fabrication, her aim is to make beneficial technologies both accessible and sartorially elegant.

Juniper made her debut at London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015, gaining recognition by winning Fashion Scout’s "Fashion Awareness Direct" award.

 

Nomadic State of Mind:

Nomadic State of Mind, a grassroots-style handmade sandal company founded by Chris Anderson, began its voyage in the late 90’s. In the early years we ran the business out of a 1969 VW bus, which also served as Chris’ summer home. While we have come a long way since the days of Chris in his van, our philosophy has stayed consistent– If it is done right in the beginning, it will last a long time. 

Our apparel line uses organic cotton and recycled fabrics and the prints are inspired by Chris’ travel and photography over the years. The business is built from the heart and that’s apparent in the structure of the company as well. The company began its roots setting up sandal shops at outdoor music festivals throughout the country, and though the team and the company have grown, festivals are still a favorite activity for Chris and the crew and that’s where he can be found through much of the summer. Nomadic State of Mind is a growing team, and continues to design and build superb quality, affordably priced rope art sandals to market Made from real hands for real feet. Thanks for your support through the years! Peace. Love. Good times.

www.nomadicstateofmind.com


 

NOTE: ... More exciting designers to be announced shortly.

 

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