Daisy Dolls at Mary Quant

Daisy was released in the UK in 1973, with the tag line “Mary Quant makes Daisy the best dressed doll in the world”. Her name was a reference to Mary Quant’s logo, a daisy flower.

The dolls at the exhibition were wearing miniature versions of Mary Quants garment. Here are a few for you to feast your eyes on. Own photos from V and A.

 

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Carrier Bags: The bags in the exhibition had some fabulous prints – bold, colourful and graphic.

Self-taught designer Nigel Quiney produced silk scarves that sold in London boutiques and department stores, as well as stationary made by his familys printing firm. Quant used some of his vibrant, psychedelia-inspired carrier bags for a window display at the Bazaar at 113 New Bond Street which was open 1967-1969. Own photos from the exhibition.

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Killing Eve

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Photo Illustration by Max-o-matic; http://www.vanityfair.com/

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 The Molly Goddard tulle dress from series one. http://www.glamour.com

Here are some highlight of the amazing fashion pieces worn by Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh; as the hotly anticipated season two has just started. I’m sure many of their fashion statements are bound to be making their way onto the high street –  as we all channel our inner kick-ass leading ladies.

Miu Miu graphic geometric red and white dress: vogue.com. Camo jacket instagram.com @killingeve

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Philip Lim floral bomber: vogue.com

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Horse-printed Chloé blazer, shimmery gold trousers, and a ruffle-neck, purple Isabel Marant blouse. http://www.vogue.com

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Dries Van Noten power suit. http://www.vogue.com

The styling and sets are incredible. You are taken to a different world of glamour mixed with grunge.  Assassins mixed with CIA agents.  Fashion mixed with costumes. The fashion helps to tell the story of these characters as you become attached and invested in them – even when you aren’t sure whether you should.

Villanelle can even rock some children’s style pyjamas in a wild comic style print. instagram.com @killingeve

OEKO-TEX: Confidence in textiles

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What is it?

Every day we come across accreditation labeling in our lives for consumer products such as for Organic, Fairtrade, PETA, etc. A growing requirement in the Textile Industry is the Oeko-tex so we thought we should investigate exactly what this is.

 

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label can be issued for textile products at all stages of production; yarns, fabrics, dyed or finished materials, accessories all the way through to a finished product such as baby clothes, clothing, sportswear, home textiles,furnishings for decorative purposes.

A final product certification according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is only possible if all components of an end product comply with the required criteria – that means accessory parts such as buttons, zips, interlinings, hook-and-loop fasteners etc. in addition to the outer material and the sewing threads, or prints and coatings.

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Each element is comprehensively and strictly tested for over 300 substances which are deemed unhealthy for human contact such as;

  • Banned Azo colourants
  • Formaldehyde
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Cadmium
  • Nickel
  • and many more

They test for numerous other harmful chemicals independently of international legislation. This accreditation is not an ethical, organic or environmental award but purely assuring that no harm will come to the person from the article with which they are physically in contact.

However, it is a indicator of good and responsible practice and as such is likely to has a positive outcome in other areas. We hope that this request from retailers will be stringently applied worldwide and that it is not just playing lip service to a well meaning UK public. The textile and clothing industry need to raise the bar and this is one way to do it and welcomed by many leading companies such as Miroglio and Sublitex srl.

Graduate fashion week 2019

A selection of the fabulous talent at graduate fashion week. Inspiring prints and innovative designs. Bold colours and patterns.
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https://www.instagram.com/officialgfw/ @bathspuni fashion collections hit the @clarksshoescatwalk! Photography by @nicieberlphoto 

https://www.instagram.com/officialgfw/ Floral inspired textile details spotted backstage at the @ucaepsomfashion Sophie Jane Robinson

Screen Shot 2019-06-16 at 20.23.16Delicate details backstage at the@mcrschart 

Screen Shot 2019-06-16 at 20.23.37Printed details captured in the manchester school of art 2019 graduate fashion show. @mcrschart Collection by @shannonstapley_fashion

Screen Shot 2019-06-16 at 20.24.03Hand drawn accessories captured backstage.

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Backstage at the Best of GFW catwalk and awards show! Featuring @edinburghcollegeofart’s @alexandrafansx winning collection!!

all above images https://www.instagram.com/officialgfw/

https://www.instagram.com/patternbank/Some great prints on show at the London Graduate Fashion week today. Check out a handful of pattern highlights from the UCA Rochester & Epsom shows. @officialgfw @ucaepsomfashion@uca_rochester_print

Art School

Creative, Colourful and fun prints.

Make a fun statement this season! Take inspiration from some of these mark making and fine art fashion prints.

Moschino – Big scribbles on dresses, tights, blazers and wide brimmed hats.

Moschino s/s 2019 collection. vogue.co.uk. Below: Chain Bull Denim Jacket. Tweed cotton canvas and linen trouser suit. Black brushstroke PVC jacket.

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Mugler Marbled s/s 2019 collection. The work of artist Samara Scott.

Marni – Grecian draped dresses splashed with fine art portraits.

Cult Gaia.  Abstract mark making.cult gaia net-a-porter

Playful, fun and naive collection from Mira Mikati.