2013 Forecasting Trend – The Modern Preppy Nerd…

29th January

For those of us that have seen Quadrophenia, those of us that have seen Pharell go from Nerd to Icecream, there is a level of understanding for the current “look”. It’s Bradley Wiggins dressed by Mark Powell at Sports personality of the year, its classic Ray Bans with a slick back side parting and top button fastened on a check collared shirt with a little polo player or rams head sitting on the right breast. Or alternatively, to try this trend in small doses put on some geeky glasses, suspenders and argyle socks. It is quite simply the look of now, the modern prep nerd. This could easily be 3 separate posts, but to wrap it up nicely iv’e summed it up in 1.


Amazing that although we are in the 21st century and we are as far advanced as we … Read More »



2013 Colour trend – Colour of the year

20th January

If you followed my blogs or the Pantone Colour Team’s, you will know that Tangerine Tango was the colour of 2012. Adorned by great styles, including Gourmet’s Tredici hybrid sneaker hiker and Supra’s Skytop in there Camo pack (read the blog here). This year Pantone have predicted Emerald 17-5641 to be the must have colour in any range! Described as “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well being, balance and harmony”. Be sure to take a look at the post at Pantone, it’s well worth a read. From textiles to footwear to ceramics, expect to see it through AW13 and SS13. A refreshing colour in the collar lining or an eye catching lace pop, it certainly is an easy shade of green to work with. Useful for kids footwear as … Read More »



Firetrap

19th January

Shoes have been a staple in the Firetrap collection for some time now, the brand has always been associated with being slightly on the fringe, young and trendy. Most of all, to me it conjures to the mind images of London. I grew up with Firetrap and always had an item or 2 in the wardrobe. So I grabbed the chance to work with the Firetrap head office, collaborating with 2 other designers we designed a re-invigorated, fresh range. Taking inspiration from the in house designed prints, denim collection and clothing samples. Utilising the amazing and easy to work with branding (got to love Deadly!), we produced a great looking range that I am proud to be a part of – available in the shops soon.


The Brand

Firetrap is a British clothing company, founded in 1993, initially specialising in menswear … Read More »




A Little taster from one of my blogs!

Simple tutorial on how to make a baby padder, all leather, hand stitched, raw edge and unlined. On this post I am going to show from start to finish, how to make your own baby shoes, bear in mind, you will need some tools and the pattern is cut from leather and there is no glue. Start with suede as it is more flexible and easier to work with than other treated leathers. It is still good quality suede, soft touch on the skin, inside and out of the shoe...

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