Fine Arts graduate Simeon Farrar is a London based designer who has been a painter for the last 10 years. Three time winner of the New Generation Award at London Fashion Week, his arts background clearly informs the foundation of his clothing design, especially his latest collection of T-shirts. Each design in his current collection starts from a philosophical root and then expands into a finished print, hand dyed or finished to give a ‘painterly’ feeling to each piece. The prints are often deliberately washed before they have time to dry and so rinse away into the fabric, lending a unique touch to every shirt. Made of 100% Bamboo fibres, the shirts are completely natural, yet urban at the same time. In fact, the des..
Liberty, Cath Kidson, Orla Kiely..there's just something about a really strong print maker that catches our attention, holds it and keeps us coming back for more. Add to that a story about a young designer who just happens to be blonde, beautiful, brave, English, quirky and terribly nice too and you have an immensely engaging brand in the making. Charlotte Taylor exploded into our senses at Vauxhall Fashion Scout back in early 2010. This girl was all the things we'd set up Young British Designers to be. She stood apart from the rest, she had an immediate "look" all of her own that can sometimes take a designers so many years to achieve. If they're lucky. She had bravely set out on a journey where she bared her soul to the world by vir..