Stalked: Viktorija Agne, Emerging Jewellery Designer

Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015

Viktorija Agne recently graduated from BA Fashion Jewellery and currently is studying MA Fashion Artefacts at London College of Fashion. Her graduation collection had two major inspirations; the movie “Transformers” and the automotive industry, together with personal interpretations and influence of 3D printing climaxes in a futuristic and captivating collection of accessories. Although this collection is very different to what she loves about jewellery, her refined delicate designs shown in the earrings which she is wearing here, are perhaps what we will be seeing from her next collection, as she reins her conceptual work back in and refines it. Watch this space in a big way! 

What do you love about being a designer and how did you get into fashion?

I love the fact that I have the ability to design and make something that is unique. I have always been drawn to fashion ever since I was a little girl. After I graduated from high school I decided that it was the time to make fashion huge part of my life. 





Stalked: A Killer Jacket

Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

I stalked this little lady during London Fashion week this year, she works for an online etailer and is also a blogger. She caught my eye with her fabulous neoprene biker jacket, neon pink lips and tortoiseshell glasses. 
Tre adorable! 


Stalked: Kirsten Goss, Jewellery Designer

Posted on Monday, 23 March 2015

More than likely you have already heard of this not so 'emerging' talent before today. Kirsten Goss is an established jewellery designer with stores internationally in locations such as London and South Africa. Since launching in London in 2002, Kirsten Goss has poured her passion for unique design and unparalleled craftsmanship into every piece of jewellery she has created. I caught up with her (wearing a fab Temperley London number) for a coffee and chat about jewellery and her career. 

What do you love about being a jewellery designer and how did you get into fashion? 

I think the fact you can say so much with so little appeals to me. Mini works of art forming little punctuation marks takes an outfit and fashion to a new level. An earring can change a whole look - especially where in the ear its worn. I managed to get a job at erickson beamon years ago - my first job making a whole bunch of jewellery for Julien Macdonalds London fashion week show in 98/99 - first month in london in the front row with Anna Wintour with a Alek Wek et al strolling down the ramp - I was sold! It’s been non-stop since then.


Stalked: Johnny Wang, Emerging Designer, BCollide

Posted on Friday, 20 March 2015

Johnny Wang is the founder and designer of the very exciting emerging fashion brand, by is pushing the boundaries of how we look at everyday garments. After graduating in 2012, he started the brand BCollide, his latest collection; OCD TEST OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a study of different obsessive and compulsive reactions to an often ignored phenomenon that is 'mis-alignment'. 

I caught up with him about his brand and his love this industry.

What do you love about being a designer and how did you get into fashion?

I’m a designer as well as an entrepreneur, as I’m designing for the label, and also running the business. I love pushing my limits and exhausting resources to build and grow the collection and the business. I studied media and communications before I got into the fashion. Almost all my friends tried to convince me to become a designer. There was a point when I was on a very reputable TV Production programme and took a leap of faith, and switched to fashion design.



Stalked: Camilla Elphick, Shoe Designer

Posted on Monday, 16 March 2015

Camilla Elphick is one of those shining stars who created a whirlwind of excitement with her debut collection last season, there is no doubt that we have the next big thing in the midst. Her graduate shoe collection, “So Bad, It’s Good”, gained widespread press coverage with the "Pez" shoe. She then launched her own shoe brand, with shoes hand-made in Italy starting with her collection for SS15, "You got the Luck". This season the theme of the AW15 collection is the "Puuurfect Storm" which features a range of feminine mid heel and high heel pumps, modern flats and boots all with a playful twist and the feature of any outfit. 

I caught up with her after London Fashion Week, in which she exhibited this simply divine collection.

How did you get to where you are now?

When I left school I moved to New York to study at Parsons, The New School for Design. With a serious passion for shoes I then studied footwear design at Cordwainer at the London College of Fashion. During my studies I interned and worked for shoe designers including Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster, Donna Karan, Paul Andrew and Charlotte Olympia. After showing my graduate collection I was encouraged to start up the Camilla Elphick shoe brand.

Stalked: Aaron Lesta - Candal, Model and Semi Professional Footballer

Posted on Friday, 13 March 2015

Now as my regular readers will know i'm a huge fan of mens tailoring and anything bespoke or vaguely heritage, so Aaron's styling jumped out at me as soon as I trotted into Somerset House..

This particular stalk was a very interesting one though, not only does he have a fab sense of style, he is also a model AND semi professional footballer!! Not something you find often during London Fashion Week!

What do you do and what do you love about your job?

So I am a model for first model management, a semi professional footballer and a marketer and advertiser. Although I've only been modelling coming up to four weeks, one of my favourite shows has to be Ada Nik !


LFW STALK: A Stylish Pair

Posted on Wednesday, 11 March 2015

 Standing outside Somerset House chatting to a fellow street style photographer for The LFW Daily, he saw a couple of my previous stalks coming round the corner and his only words were before he dashed off to snap them; 'these two come as a pair' !!!! Yes they do!

Both very on trend, but not for SS15, for a whole season ahead even before the first of the 1970s bohemian trends came down the runway at Burberry Prorsum, these guys were on it already. One, a fashion designer and the other a journalist, there's no surprising they looked wonderful.

These two were definitely two of my favourites!

Stalked: Cansu Yazici, Editor at L'Officiel Turkiye

Posted on Monday, 9 March 2015

I stalked Cansu at London Fashion Week recently, she was looking fantastic in a simple shearling esk coat, denim shirt and leathers. No surprising she is the editor of L'Officiel Turkiye and the blogger behind Advocate's Closet (FYI, personal style to die for!!!)! I caught up with her on her job, style and what she loves about LFW!

What do you do and what do you love about your job?

I am an editor at L'Officiel Turkiye, blogger at Advocate's Closet and an ex-lawyer. I know it sounds cliché but fashion has always been a great passion of mine. Before going into fashion professionally, I was a corporate lawyer at one of the highest ranked law firms in Istanbul and as I've always been a creative person, practicing law was killing all my energy. After I made the bold move of going from law to fashion professionally, working does not feel like an obligatory pain that we have to suffer from every other day anymore, which is the best side of my job:) Also, I should mention the people! In fashion, you are surrounded by creative, like-minded people and every other interaction helps you expend your vision and come up with new ideas. 

LFW: AW15 Manuel Facchini Presentation

Posted on Friday, 6 March 2015

Please may I introduce you to Manuel Facchini, an Italian designer who graduated from London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins and became the creative director for Byblos in 2006; in which he turned this long-established Italian ready-to-wear brand into a competitive on the international market. 

Recently he has started on a new adventure.. his own brand!


LFW AW15 STYLE STALKING

Posted on Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last week London buzzed with an air of style and excitement as the fashion pack piled into the city to view the latest AW15 collections and with that came the usual fabulously dressed individuals that all of us street style photographers love!

Here's a little recap of some of my favourite snaps..


 
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