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Louise Dungate

Occasionally we happen upon a young designer who has taken the less conventional path to finding her art. Someone who's chosen to turn her ordered world upside down in pursuit of a creative dream, a life more fulfilled. Meet the lovely Louise Dungate. Louise had a glittering career as an up and coming creative in the advertising business. The job was high pressure  and high stress and to help herself (along with her colleagues) to relax Louise joined an after hours Knit Club. Knitting was something that Louise had always been enthralled by, from the early days of her childhood, from time spent with her Gran and Aunty (both avid knitters) and from her own early interaction with the big pointy needles. Louise soon found herself enj..

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Baggy jumpers and forties fashioned skirts. Oversized snoods and kooky parkas. Black leather drain pipes and roughed up Bovver boots. Chiffon pleats under androgynous blazers. Clashing print tee's and heritage cardys. Sling it all on, and you've got 2011 Winter fashion sorted. Sling it all on from Young British Designers, you've blitzed it in a totally original way. The kind of way that's going to get you noticed this winter, that's going to have your friends pining and stealing from your wardrobe. The same way that will show you're bang on trend, but dare to be different. To sum it up, fashion for Autumn Winter 2011 is spiralling in almost every direction. Whether you like to dress prettily with mittens on your manicured fingers, or ..

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And I just can't hide it. Sitting here writing about the new season's collection from Young British Designers. Our third season and we think our best to date. By far. Of course when we say 'our best' we mean our brilliant designers' best. There's a whole new line up joining our existing names. There are more shoe designers than ever before including handmade vintage boots by Lama Peach, stunning heels by Joanne Stoker and the embellished delights from Aksha Fernandez. There's riotous knitwear from the girls at Cooperative Designs, there's cool as f**k clothing from Fanny and Jessy, Obscure Couture and Two Weeks. There's lots of jewellery to beguile and adore from the likes of Comfort Station and some -not for long- unheard of new d..

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