Finally I get to show you these beautiful backstage pictures from my AW14 show! It’s always over so quickly, and such a whirlwind I can hardly remember, so looking back over these it the perfect little memory jog. I’m so happy with how the collection looks this season, I think it’s finally at where I really want it to be; the styling and model casting by the incredibly talented Nobuko Tannawa, the space inside the OXO tower on Southbank with so much natural light, and finally the collaborations with Gigi Burris millenary and Eleven Everything knitwear. So happy to have met you both you insane talents! To see the full runway looks go to Vogue.co.uk.
Photos by Joseph Piper
How apt that the modern photo diary would be instagram exclusive. I would normally lug my Mark II around; but with a full 40 piece collection to lug, and rails, and personals, the camera had to stay behind on this trip, forgive me? We were in Paris for sales and I have to say it’s the first time I really loved the city. Hanging out with people that know it like the back of their hand really is an awesome thing.
To recap. Our beautiful balcony 7 floors above the Rue Saint Honoré, living walls, discovering Uncommon Matters, India repping AW14, white shoe game, Colette, the Yohji show, Nicholas Kirkwood pearl boots, Jennifer Fisher at the Valery Demure showroom, SS14 croc bombers, cut out 3.1 Phillip Lim tees, leather slides, sunsets with Clym, and of course the new collection.
Photos from Instagram
Some of my favourite looks from the show on Saturday, held at the beautiful OXO2 venue on South bank. Our campaign girl Zoe Huxford opened the show; black, navy and chalk looks with hats by Gigi Burris for Charlie May, and knitwear by Eleven Everything x Charlie May. Full catwalk looks can be seen on Vogue. Also, great backstage shots from Notion Magazine. Thanks to everyone that made the show!
Photos by Simon Armstrong
Finally I can unveil the SS14 campaign! It ran as an exclusive on Tank Magazine’s Because on Friday, huge thank you to those guys for all the ongoing support. So happy with it, as you can tell, what a dream team to work with and how drop dead incredible is Zoe Huxford?!
The Spring/Summer collection will be landing in stores and online in two weeks at the beginning of Feb, including the limited edition Charlie May x Hudson shoes collaboration, can’t wait!
Photos by Atlanta Rascher, Styling by Nobuko Tannawa, Make Up by Emma Williams, Hair: Nao Kawakami, Model: Zoe Huxford @ D1
Wahoo the winter sales are here! And not just the big guns like NAP or Selfridges, but my own too! So if you’ve been waiting on that special leather jacket or seasonally appropriate trousers, then look no further. My favourites include, the perfect stretch leather pants and ostrich biker jacket. Happy shopping!
Very excited to invite you all to my first ever sample sale and private orders evening next Wednesday. There will be samples dating back to my first collections, and you’ll be able to order the brand new S/S14 collection, not to mention all the other designers that will be there too. I look forward to seeing you there, come and say Hi!
I can finally say I’ve recovered from fashion month and Paris last week! This was our showroom in the heart of Marais, the space was also home to beautiful accessories designers Kite Eden and Jessie Harris. I had so much fun sharing the space and our time together, with our work hard, play hard logistics that I think everyone adopts when they’re in Paris for fashion week! Next season I’ll definitely be staying a little longer.
Nothing compares to seeing a collection up close and I felt many of the texture details were lost in the catwalk imagery, so there’s some close ups for you to see here too. The mesh fabrics were made in the studio, layering up sheer silks with the mesh trapped in between, bonding the mesh with cotton to create a versatile three dimensional fabrication; also using croc print raffia against sports jerseys and scubas and butter soft leathers was another favourite.
Huge thanks to those who came to visit, until next season!
Major girl crush, Erin O’Connor seen here wearing my AW13 sheer panel dress for the latest issue of You magazine. So stunned, every designer wants to have their pieces worn by top supermodels and this is my very first encounter of what a girl like Erin can transform your pieces into. In love really.
I love looking back at these photos and reliving the moment of being backstage at St Martins Lane last Sunday. Most of the event goes by in a blur and in no time at all, so it’s nice to have these as evidence! Last minute finishing touches to be done, hair and make up prepped as well as running through the outfits one more time and making any last minute changes, all in just two hours. You can see more close ups of the collection on 1883 mag too, and of course my fashion week Pinterest collaboration board. What an amazing show, and made so much more enjoyable by my amazing team and St Martins Lane, the perfect show location for SS14!
Photos by Joseph Piper (colour) and Jay McLaughlin (B&W)
Eh voila! The collection I’ve been working so hard on the last few months and the reason this blog has become a bit of a desert wasteland the last week and a half! So super excited about the show yesterday, everything went perfectly and I loved every second of it. More backstage imagery to come and if you want to see more, I’m updating my London Fashion Week Pinterest collaboration board with any show pictures I find, and it went live on VOGUE.COM if you want that super close zoom too.
Thank you to my amazing team credited below, and to everyone who made the show possible!