Today was the last day at new designers...over the course of the 5 days I was there I spent alot of time wandering around in search of beautiful things. I found many and picked up 28 business cards/postcards in total. I was a little selective, I didn't take one if there wasn't a website as I wouldn't really know what to do with it. This evening I sat down to what I assumed to be a daunting task which would lead to my favourites being spread out across 2 or 3 seperate blog posts. I was sadden to discover, at least 10+ cards provided me with a website which didn't exist, several more to pages lacking in images/information etc. The experience has also left me fairly unconvinced of using tumblr for a blog/website. (Thoughts?) I must say I was more than a little disappointed, mostly because the work was really fantastic and I wanted to share it... anyway! These wonderful people below have beautiful work and wonderful websites/blogs...
Rie was from the same stand as me! Before the show I was unfamilar with the work of the other people on the stand having finished at Uni before/been on a different course. Rie makes the most stunning embroidery/fabric manipulation pieces. The colours are fantastic, the display is beautiful and I really want to own the blue piece in the forefront of this image.
I was drawn over to look at Lorna's work, mostly because of the socks I could see dangling from her rail. They are amazing! There were also pink/grey and orange/grey combinations, a pair to go with each outfit in her final collection I believe. The combination of hand-knitting, printed fabrics and construction (wow! all of that from one person!) was really inspiring and the patterns she creates are really refreshing and fair-isle esque and basically very much to my taste aesthetically. Probably my favourite collection of work overall.
Can you see the knitted cardigan on the far left? and that scarf a few over? and the way the pieces have been styled? + The knitting on that cardigan is fantastic.
I'm eagerly awaiting some more updates on charlottes blog. Her collection is inspired by romany caravans and the pieces are so delicate. I was having trouble putting into words what I like about the pieces and Charlotte's own words sum it up really well - have a look at them here I particularly like 'romantic vintage feeling'
see? If I had my own house I think I would be selecting one of these items for it!
I really enjoyed being apart of and visiting the show! It's a very inspiring enviroment! I'm in a super mood at the moment as I'm being whisked off for a two day break by Matt, to an unknown/surprise location, to celebrate me turning a quarter of a century in age! Yay for Monday morning adventures!