Following on from a successful AW season, we designed, developed and produced several styles in the F&F kids Accessories Spring Summer 2017 season. Liaising with the buying team at the head office and China supplier with the hub, we took from buy brief to finished product 2 pack caps, straw trilby, bags, 2 pack bucket hats and more.
The 2 pack caps feature one cap in a red twill with in house designed Authentic Apparel slogan contrast satin stitched in navy and white, with streetwear screen printed behind. Keeping on trend the next slogan cap is all chambray with 3D satin stitched Brooklyn in white, with flat satin stitching below. Our straw trilby for girls has been well received. The bright over sized flowers really stand out in bright warm colours. Within the basket weave is a silver phleck interwoven with … Read More »
Working closely with the buyer, design department and a supplier in China, we designed from brief, developed and mass produced several styles in the kids Spring Summer 2017 range, selling in a TU store or online. A large selection of our items will feature through out the season, launching in different phases in the year.
Several baseball and flat peak caps were selected, the khaki splatter cap in particular is one of my favourites. Screen printed splatter print in three colour onto a khaki textile base with a woven label detailing on the front panel and adjustable rear clip. Great look and quality at a great price.
We also created a sports cap in quick dry materials, with mesh panels to help the head cool and let air in and out. As well as a cool mono camo print with a … Read More »
Pantone select a colour every year since 2000 which influences trends across many industries, from fashion to travel. This year that colour is greenery, 15-0343TPG. It reflects new beginnings, a general trend towards healthier, greener solutions to diet, social life and environmental issues. A positive and feel good colour.
Browse the site for ready made colour palettes at Pantone. Great tool for looking at whats on trend now and helping to predict the following colour trends. This light green shade is an easy move on from the autumnal transitional khakis and greener browns that have so dominated fashion the past year or two.
Using the Greenery colour all over really gives a fresh feel to the colour block trend going on in footwear and accessories right now. Adding a tan highlight for spring summer and brown or black for autumn winter keep … Read More »
For the Autumn Winter 2016 season I worked closely with the buyer and a supplier based in China. We designed, developed and produced several styles in the F&F range. Producing sets of 2 pack beanies, 3 pack gloves, sets of mitts, trilbies and more, across older and younger, boys and girls.
The beanies feature a plain style and a patterned style in the 2 pack, on the boys it was mixed irregular stripes and colour blocking with twisted yarns. The younger girls styles had polka dots, stripes and colour blocking with grey marl. They were all touch scree, super soft and magic stretch. Quality value for money items. Was great fun working on these styles. Have a look at the range available in store and online. The monster beanie is my favourite.
For the AW1617 season I worked with an India supplier to design and develop a range of footwear and accessories. Part of this was used in the L&S London limited edition leather range and others in the main range. Retailing at selected suppliers and made in premium leathers this was a real pleasure to work on. The range features small accessories such as ear phone holders, key ring covers and wash bags.
And leather backpacks, holdalls and messenger bags, seasack was my favourite. The L&S London line sold in select stores and available on the home Lyle and Scott page, plus ASOS and other online shopping sites.
That range was diffused into part leather and textile options in black and khaki sold in main range in larger volume.
This accessories line was a huge success for me and was a big part … Read More »
The Stan Smith tennis shoe is capitalising on the refreshing green wave, with it’s forest coloured detailing it is seeing new levels of popularity for 2016 which will continue into 2017 and on… Being a year on year success and as big as ever it has sparked a surge of imitations. These look a likes often come with an obvious reference to the forefather of this lace to toe.
It’s original form was launched in 1963 but with a name change and tweaked – reborn as the ” Adidas Stan Smith” in 1971. Now a staple with a heritage enjoyed by few equals in footwear. It entered the Guiness book of world records in 1988 after selling more than 22 million pairs. This being just one of the many mile stones set by the unassuming tennis shoe.
To show just how widely accepted … Read More »