Featured at London Fashion Week, the Bobby Abley Fall catwalk range was widely received as contemporary, cutting edge and full of his witty humour. Based at his London studio in North Kensington where he is part of the NEWGEN platform, he turns his style visions into style icons. For a couple of years the couture designer has collaborated with Disney, last season the Teletubbies were his inspiration (thanks for the giant Po, my boy loves it!), this Fall 18 is looney tunes.
Lucky enough to work with the designer himself at his London base, I spent some time on accessories with Bobby. Caps, gloves, totes, backpacks and other items were a key part in delivering Mr Abley’s range. A real pleasure to work alongside and see his creative process in person.
Check out his collection and available items here.
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 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.
This accessories line was a huge success for me and was a big part of the Lyle and Scott range for that season. A pleasure and privilege for me to work on – the product speaks for itself. Check it out AW16 and enjoy.
F&F Active now commands its fair share of the sports wear market and to celebrate its success they have signed Davina McCall to be the new face of the Spring Summer 2016 line. With renewed focus this seasons range has been well publicised and well received online and instore.
Collaborating with the Active Sports team we designed a fantastic new range of footwear and accessories. The Active reflective trainer was featured in the lookbook, SS16 launch video and blogged about. One of the best sellers in black, the grey version had a 3M reflective panel work as well as 3M woven trough the webbing, a functional and aesthetically pleasing jogger.
Riding the current sports trends of laser cutting, bold brights and tonals, the colour block Active trainer has a synthetic lightweight upper and super … Read More »