26 Jul

Sophie Cox



Sophie Cox had an unusual beginning for a footwear designer, she grew up in either riding boots or bare feet for long Australian summers. With a curious disposition and a practical streak her path to fashion was far from glamorous: “I was one of only a handful of female students in a four year industrial design course! In that time I came to see the relationship between shoes and design innovation and in my final year I invented a shoe that flipped from a flat to a high heel. I was hailed as a young inventor but what I really wanted to create was fashion that felt good, beauty you could walk in…”

Before she graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2009, Cox won the Drapers Student footwear designer of the year award and then went on to work for British luxury shoe designer Georgina Goodman.



Rock Muse collection

She could have been any girl, but she had that something else. That quality that made her haunt his dreams, inspire a song and electrify fashion for decades.

She could be the singer or the song. She lives in tall black boots and is never ashamed of an animal print. What huntress would be? There is the occasional flash of silver to accent her mid winter tan and turquoise for esoteric occasions.

Sometimes, because she’s beautiful she risks being almost plain but of course her under- statement is pure mastery. Simplicity is her art form.


Paying homage to successive generations of the rare creature known as the Rock Muse, the new Sophie Cox collection is kinky in a tightly laced ankle boot. Snarly in a red heeled Ocelot print pump. Sleek as straight gin in silver moire printed leather. And savagely cool in four different breeds of black boot enough to service a tour… or five.

Make this collection your sartorial playlist with shoes named after songs you can’t resist, inspired by women you can’t forget.




For more info visit www.sophiecox.com

24 Jul

Yulia Yadryshnikova

Yulia Yadryshnikova is a pattern maker and fashion designer.

Based in Madrid, Yulia works as a pattern maker in collaboration with fashion designers developing their collections, and as a designer / pattern maker / sample maker for her own capsule collections. She also collaborates with various artists to create costumes for art performances.


The capsule collection can be divided into two parts that tell two different stories. The first part includes three dresses inspired by childhood memories. Turning the pages of a loose-leaf calendar to turn over the “yesterday” and welcome a new day was a game that Yulia played every morning, adding her creative touch to each leaf which she folded in different ways depending on her mood, transforming each day into a unique shape.


This works as a methaphor for every human life: each day is unique but together they make up a lifetime. Yulia’s pieces are imagined as a single form with some parts acting separately, like the calendar leaves. To emphasise the connection between the fashion and furniture worlds, she also created a special dress, conceived not only to be worn but also to become a cover for the Stanley sofa.

The second part of the collection consists of two coats which are actually replicas from an earlier capsule collection, re- interpreted using the same upholstery fabric as the Stanley sofa, giving them a more “structural” look.
The entire set of garments can serve as a kind of illustration of Yadryshnikova’s creative process: first the silhouettes come along with the initial vision while all the specific lines and details appear at later stages during the process of experimentation with pattern making and working with fabric.





Photo courtesy of Laura Jiménez | laura-jimenez.com


For more info visit http://yypattern.com

21 Jul

Kate Sheridan


Following on from the stunning AW13 collection, practicality and simplicity are still the fundamental design elements of the Kate Sheridan label but this season with a playful twist. Kate Sheridan introduces a toy box of colour for SS14. Economically friendly Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather continues to be used for the collection of smart handbags routed in their purity of design. An irresistable and addictive selection of toy box colour blocking combined with perfectly formed satchel style bags with popper detail are all crafted in the UK, in keeping with the simple and bold feeling of the season.


A first for Kate Sheridan, digital print is being used across all print stories. High definition is fractionalised with the disrupted print creating a stylised mixture of softs and brights combined in one pixel popping print. For a summer injection, cheeky tropical climbing monkeys in jungle inspired colourways swing on practical totes and daily essentials combining ocean blue tones and jungle colour combinations.

Kate’s signature triangle print has been re-worked again for SS14. The popular geometric triangle print has gone digital for the first time and is used as an all over digital print on soft nude vegeatble tanned leather in large and small accessories.


Kate’s triangle print has also been up-scaled to line a waxed denim batwing coat and jacket for a bold summer statement. The combination of slick, waxed denim in solid indigo with the bold popping triangle print lining creates a truly special outerwear piece. Washable waxed cotton has also been added to the collection of batwing jackets for a simple solution to summer layering.

Textures continue to inspire the collection with woven horse hair and flock printed leather used across a range of clutch bags. Further developments into 3D shapes, cubic structures and multi-faceted forms add playful craftsmanship to the collection with the use of iridescent multi surfaced beads on the ‘Alice clutch’ and hand painted oversized wooden balls on the ‘Ball bag’ to add 3D dimensions to this seasons accessories.


The continuing ‘all-white’ fashion themes are given a lighter touch with sugary almond white leather used across the collection as a soft frosting.

Summer has inspired a need for innovation with the use of strong boating sail fabric in attention grabbing grid colour pops for a selection of practical tote shapes with a sportier feel. The sports luxe mood continues with a rework of the trusty practical duffle bag. A need for practicality and utility inspired the use of coated sand cotton and British waxed denim with durable leather trims completed with rope straps.


Summer embroidery themes are comined with screen prints for simple, day time bags. A British take on summer weather time created the ‘Weather tote’ and in support of ‘Friends of the Earth Bee Cause’, dizzy bees buzz on the the front of the ‘Bee tote’ where £1 will be donated to the bee cause for each sale of the bag.




For more info visit www.katesheridan.com

20 Jul

Daniela D’Amico


Bellano (above): Crafted from digitally printed cotton satin, this crisp coat is a staple addition to your winter wardrobe, with its vibrant print it makes for one standout coat. To be worn over any look throughout the season, with its elegant cut and big collar, it is the perfect finish to any look. 

The collection is inspired by her ancestral home of Lake Como, Italy, comprising her trademark of exquisitely designed textiles working in conjunction with her tailored womenswear collection, inclusive of coats, jackets and separates.

After graduating from the prestigious London College of Fashion and Chelsea College of Art, Daniela D’Amico’s amorous collection launched in Autumn Winter 2014. Each piece working harmoniously with the fabric to produce a combination of mannish silhouettes merged with feminine softness of romantic prints.


Each garment expressive of its own story with an artifice of movement and carefully considered positional designs structured to the body, the shapes serve to lengthen the body, influenced by androgynous tailoring combined with feminine soft textures. Focusing on the silhouettes and proportions of her designs Daniela makes sure that each design works with the silhouette to only flatter the figure. After graduating from Chelsea College of Art with a BA in Textile Design, Daniela went on to work for designer Selina Blow as head of design studio before setting up her own label this year.



Isola Bella (above)This shift dress works as an effortless style in printed silk velvet featuring an easy shift silhouette with a round neck and three quarter length sleeves. A comfortable dress that is easy to wear, dress it up for an evening look with stiletto heels. 

With a penchant for tailoring and constructed printed textiles, Daniela D’Amico is the go to label for an exquisitely crafted piece, alongside cleverly placed printed designs streamlined to create a wonderfully flattering silhouette.


Isola Lontana(above)This tailored double-breasted jacket has a duchesse satin lapel and inside facing to sharpen up this jacket and give it its edge. Team with flared trousers and pointed pumps.



Lecco (above)Simple yet elegant wardrobe staple, these cigarette pants are made from crepe de chine, fastened at the size with a zip fly making it a comfortable pair of tailored trousers. Team with a classic white shirt to take from office to office




Montagna (above)This high waisted skirt cut in cotton satin is an eye catching piece, with it’s A-line silhouette it is easy to wear with close fitting tops and shirts. 






Cernobbio (above)Tailored in silk crepe satin with a cotton velvet lapel, this a symmetrical jacket  has padded shoulders and pointed peak lapels with one – button closure. A slick addition to your wardrobe to wear with tailored trousers or jeans. 

For more info visit www.danieladamico.com


17 Jul

Sandrine Vrancken

I gioielli di Sandrine Vrancken sono nati con lei.

Un gioco iniziato da bambina e proseguito da ragazza quando comprava le sue perle a La Droguerie in Rue du Jour a Parigi e scovava pezzi più strani Aux Puces per realizzare le sue collane. Una passione che ha continuato ad essere gioco senza prendersi troppo sul serio, fino a quando, tra le amiche per cui produceva dei “sur mesure”, il passaparola l’ha portata a “provarci” in alcuni negozi trendy e a misurarsi con il successo delle sue creazioni romantiche, calde e colorate con l’utilizzo di pietre, strass e tessuti uniti in modo originale dal suo stile molto francese contaminato dalla sua curiosa voglia di viaggiare e passione per l’arte.


Certo Sandrine, ha da sempre lavorato nella moda, prima come buyer e poi come stylist per numerose testate e l’amore per cercare di cogliere le sfumature del bello ha caratterizzato la sua passione per gli intrecci, le pietre ed i fili colorati da tessere insieme a metalli e Swarovsky…

Oggi, le sue collezione molto colorate nascono dai suoi viaggi, da un quadro, da un film o da una musica e sono i colori, le atmosfere, le culture popolari a stimolare la sua creatività che attraverso l’intensità dei colori abbinati alle catene e strass Swarovski rendono uniche, riconoscibili e allegramente eleganti le sue creazioni.

I gioielli creati da Sandrine Vrancken sono tutti realizzati a mano in Francia e/o in Italia.

La collezione Primavera estate 2014 è composta da 4 linee con nomi scelti per ricordare luoghi e momenti cari a Sandrine.


Sandrine à La plage, è una linea di bracciali facile da portare, da abbinare con colori estivi che sanno di mare di spiaggia e dell’allegria delle giornate luminose e calde.

Sandrine à Deauville, ricorda il nome della cittadina balneare della Normandia dove tutti i parigini, e non solo, amano trascorrere i fine settimana e dove Coco Chanel adorava passeggiare lungo il mare.

Sandrine à Rome perché Sandrine ama l’Italia, la sua arte ed i suoi colori e con questo bracciale reinterpreta in modo elegante e solare quelli indossati dai gladiatori…

Sandrine à Saint Tropez luogo di luce, di colore e di ricordi, richiama momenti di mondanità ma anche di trasgressiva gioiosa libertà. Le collane di Sandrine, infatti, sono piacevolmente indossabili in ogni momento rendendoci pronte ad affrontare con gioia ogni sorpresa che l’estate ci può regalare.



Per ulteriori info http://instagram.com/sandrinevrancken

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