Born in Genova, moved to study in Milan, started her career in Barcelona, and now lives in London. Carola is an Italian designer who moved to the UK in 2011 to follow her life long dream. Her background is art and design, and in London, she managed to transform her Passion for Fashion into her life job and so, just about a year ago, she created Caroline London, her first official fashion brand, made entirely in the UK. Caroline London is an innovative concept brand focusing on giving voice to women's personalities. Its aim is to create contemporary garments, which combines creativity and fashion with a sharp attention for the feminine figure. Caroline London has been designed for those women who want to have fun, for those whose are ready to experiment a new way of fashion. It's all about those interchangeable garments, to mix 'n' match unlimited times to create a unique style.
After huge research for the right fabric, Caroline London is the first high-end fashion concept brand, adjustable and suitable for any style, personality or mood of the day. Thanks to its hidden zippers, every garment is tailored to be changed in style, color and fabric, at any time...in a easy way.
“Change your style with colors, change your colors in style!”.
Sheree Robinson is a knitwear designer who hand makes sparkly, colourful clothes for women to wear when going out. End of line yarns are used so each piece is limited edition and environmentally friendly, so as not to create more waste in the world.
During her time studying at Central Saint Martin's Sheree's work has featured at London Fashion Week for Bora Aksu and upon graduating on the catwalk and in department stores for Wool and the Gang.
Sheree has worked as a designer in London and New York and the cities night lives are an ongoing inspiration for new collections.
Sheree has designed going out dresses for the UK High Street including Topshop, Lipsy and Miss Selfridge and wants to pave the way for pioneering, alternative women's going out clothing... Sheree believes that the clothes we go out in should not be mass produced so they are truly special pieces for special occasions.
Tahra Nketia comes from a family of seamstresses and designers most notably her grandmother and aunt who had a huge influence in her formative years. Tahra's first design experience came in the form of designing mini couture collections for her Barbie dolls as a child. Tahra was also heavily influenced by the glamorous black and white movies and shows of the 70’s such as Charlie's angels, which she would watch obsessively dreaming up her of adaptations to what was on screen.
Tahra Nketia later studied at LCCA before branching out to start her own label and follow her dreams.
Tahra has strong ethical and environmental beliefs and well as being a staunch advocate for the empowerment of less economically privileged people. She first started out designing having the designs sewn by under privileged seamstresses in Ghana. Going forward Tahra hopes to reintroduce this initiative to further develop the brands ethical ethos.
Within a year of the brands inception it has gained notoriety through numerous social media outlets such as popular blog Baller Alert. The brand has designed for the host of Hermes crazy carre event, social media celebrities including NFL player Cam Newton's fiancé Kia Proctor as well as a host of other online personalities.
Tahra Nketia's pieces tend to be opulent, embellished and heavily beaded. They are differentiated by her unique choice of fabrics and stunning designs.
The collection Tahra will be presenting at Fashion Finest SS18 LFW shall continue the theme of intricate, heavily embellished yet delicate women’s wear. She will also be introducing pieces from her menswear, some inspired by Art Deco.
Tory Burch’s 2018 resort collection inspired by her muses Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Princess Elizabeth of Toro, a Ugandan lawyer, diplomat, model, and actress.
Born less than a year ago, Nicole Quadrio is a label based in London. After graduating, Nicole has collaborated on several projects, gaining coverage in the fashion press – including magazines such as Vogue Italia – and leading to Nicole’s involvement in projects featured on platforms like Show studio, Nick Knight. Thriving off being surrounded by eclectic personalities and talents, she feeds her creativity into brilliant creative endeavors where she finds inspirations for her collections.
The themes of her work develop through the feeling of sometimes not being able to verbally express emotions. This brings her to face challenging situations by drawing, collaging and painting. Nicole then combines other images, themes and photographs that further express those topics. The resulting garments’ physical forms reflect visual hints in the images, which are then developed with the use of innovative pattern cutting mixed with classic techniques. Special features of this brand are the strong prints generated through original collages and drawings.
Nicole wishes to develop her label in an ethical way.
Hangjun Jo, South Korean designer graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA(Hons) in Fashion Design in 2016. Specialised in womenswear. His tasteful sense of colour, print idea and structural comprehension turn out to create contemporary casualwear, which contains elegance and masculinity at the same time. Especially his artistic background is transferred into interesting prints/ cuts and that makes details more unique. Currently Hangjun is a freelance designer and preparing for his first label HANGJUN JO.
His collection A/W 2017 is inspired by women's sportswear of the 1920's such as tennis wear. Cubist art from the era was also used to influence colour, silhouette, the random layers and cuts. This collection was aimed to have a mix of various fabrics such as leather, woven mohair, wool, crepe and cotton drill. Also foil print was used to maximize textures, which is inspired by Cubist art work. The perspective Hangjun has on this collection is one of androgyny. Many of the garments he has designed have the potential to be gender neutral.
Awards/ Exhibitions/ Collections
March 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017
Feb 2017 Fashion Finest A/W 2017 during London Fashion Week
Nov 2016 Malaysia Fashion Week S/S 2016
June 2016 Incorporation of Skinners & Glovers 500th Anniversary Award 2016 - Leatherwork
June 2016 The Glasgow School of Art’s Degree Show 2016 - Graduate showcase
June 2016 London Graduate Fashion Week - Exhibition
March 2015 Capsule Womenswear/Menswear Collection S/S 2016
My Galavant by Tramp in Disguise has launched the new SS17 collection “Urubu” – a tributary of the mighty Amazon River.
PA5H SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Formula One and the early ‘90s, bold reds, stylised jumpsuits and unique textures took centre stage alongside sportswear elements inspired by urban American subculture on the PA5H catwalk for spring/summer 2017. Vinyl textiles and light wool were contrasted with stone wash denim accents and metallics. A key piece was the checkerboard-beaded, cropped jacket featuring over 100,000 beads.
Prophetik SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Daniaal Khalid
Tradition and artisan craftsmanship collide, underwritten in Jeff Garner’s signature use of romantic shapes under his label, Prophetik. Working primarily with black and dark navy silhouettes, spring/summer borders on sombre with hints of whimsy and the ethereal. As one of the world’s most renowned sustainable labels, the collection composed of salmon sustainable leather, hemp silk, Tussah (peace silk), and hand-woven Dupioni, all of which were hand-dyed with plant-based hues at the Prophetik studio in Tennessee.
CIMONE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Free-flowing exaggerated movements, overblown voluminous shapes, a tactile fabric mix and tension between polished and raw elements on the CIMONE runway. Designer, Carli Pearson created statement pieces that featured interactive embellishments, while a subtle and muted whitewash was brought to life with a vibrant injection of juxtaposed bold colour, appearing as splashes and stripes.
Fun Affair SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Abstraction exotica, minimalism and subversion, Fun Affair, by Xi Zhu, strives to create an avant-garde and elegant sphere of design. Merging her Chinese heritage with European romanticism Xi Zhu defines her signature: rebellion meets optimism. The spring/summer 2017 collection is inspired by the New Romantics, '80s power dressing and postmodernism. Highlights include oversized bow-knot shirting, high-gloss slip dresses, flouncy dresses and high-waisted trousers.