New designers to watch: Michelle Lowe-Holder & Partimi

July 19, 2010 by Mandy Barder · 1 Comment 

partimi300London College of Fashion’s enterprising program for ethical designers The Centre for Sustainable Fashion occupied a central space at estethica this year with two of its participating designers exhibiting some of their pieces. Mandy Barder finds out what drives them and the affect the innovative program has had on them. Read more

Katharine Hamnett’s new beach collection

June 14, 2010 by George Walker · 1 Comment 

Stuck for what to wear on the beach this summer? Choosing the right style of swimwear can be hard for both guys and gals, especially if you’re looking to keep the contents of your beach bag ethical. Luckily Katharine Hamnett’s new beach collection for offers 14 Fifties-inspired swimwear items and accessories that will have you strutting to the beach confident and carefree. George Walker takes a look at the new ‘Save the Sea’ collection by the pioneer of ethical style. Read more

Explore the Fashion Footprints exhibition

May 17, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World is organising a unique exhibition this summer to explore fashion’s complex cycle and the industry’s challenges for the days ahead. You can be a part of this exciting project too as the Centre is hosting an open call for designers and creatives working in the field of sustainability. Eleni Sardi writes.
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Accessories boutique Sequel London launches online

March 17, 2010 by Jennifer Butler · Leave a Comment 

sequel300Spring is coming and it’s high time to replace your old winter handbag with a shiny new one. An online boutique for new ethical accessories brand called Sequel London launches this month. Jenny Butler writes. Read more

London Fashion Week AW 2010 trends

March 11, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · Leave a Comment 

lfw 300With Paris Fashion Week making headlines, we’re still buzzing with the trends seen at London Fashion Week trying to figure out the looks that we’ll be wearing come September when the nude craze will be old news and we’ll be itching for something new to keep us warm and stylish during the British winter. Eleni Sardi writes.

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Fair trade focus: Kirsteen Stuart

March 6, 2010 by Jennifer Butler · Leave a Comment 

kirsteen300From an island off the shores of Scotland there is a fair trade designer who designs edgy graphic patterns for a signature collection of unique clothing and accessories. Jenny Butler writes. Read more

London Fashion Week estethica highlights: Beautiful Soul

March 4, 2010 by Mandy Barder · Leave a Comment 

bsoul300Now in its third season and propelling confidently through the ethical fashion area, Beautiful Soul introduced ‘No. 3, AW10 collection’ at estethica last week. With an enticingly diverse and structured take on sexy, feminine styles, founder and designer Nicola Woods tells Mandy Barder what she deems important to make her fledgling brand a success. Read more

London Fashion Week estethica highlights: From Somewhere

March 4, 2010 by Mandy Barder · Leave a Comment 

orsola_de_castro300From Somewhere’s tagline ‘Recycling since 1997’ has something of an old world slogan about it, despite the fact that it began a mere 13 years ago. It is one of eco fashion’s earliest and leading brands to drum up inspiration for other eco designers. Straight talking designer and co-founder of Estethica, Orsola de Castro tells Mandy Barder about the simple yet extraordinary theme that From Somewhere embodies. Read more

Dreaming of summer: Marc O’Polo’s new organic range

March 3, 2010 by George Walker · Leave a Comment 

Marc O'Polo spring/summerMarc O’Polo is always a favourite fashion choice come spring time. With its neutral tones, natural materials and sense of adventure- the new spring/summer range from this natural clothing label is ideal for wearing on that summer adventure or weekend away. George Walker gives a sneak peak at the new organic collection. Read more

London Fashion Week estethica highlights: Minna

March 3, 2010 by Eleni Sardi · 2 Comments 

minna 300Ethical designer Minna Hepburn has traded her signature vintage prints and ivory coloured lace for her autumn/winter 2010 collection and we can’t help but fall head over heels with her newest designs. Eleni Sardi met up with Minna at estethica.

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