Posts Tagged ‘Silk’

5 Mins with British Accessories Brand Kopé London

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

Kopé comes from the Greek word, ‘Perikopḗ’, meaning a cutting from a sacred writing. Kopé collections encapsulate our values, aesthetics and conversations with a global community of makers. Each piece by Kopé is from a larger material that passes through the lives and hands of many craftspeople and makers who have given their time and skills to make these magnificent pieces that we can love and care for.

Kopé connects their stories, creating the emotional value that infuses each piece. Kopé marries traditional craft techniques with global fashion as the finest products are crafted by the finest quality fabrics. Kopé collections currently include a wide selection of scarves and textile accessories like silk and linen bags as well as constantly working towards expanding into new product categories.

Kopé is not defined by any specific age group but by joy, confidence, style, and elegance. The design is inspired by traditional patterns which are blended with multiple colours and mixed in a unique contemporary way to provide impeccably designed pieces.

We unleash talent and endorse sustainable fashion with ethical sourcing.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

People are very impressed by the colour combinations which make the scarves versatile to wear, literally in any occasion. They also comment (more...)

5 Mins with British Accessories Brand David Watson

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

Samuel “David Watson” collaborates with British artists sharing their love on the silk. All the designs are of British locations and scenes and are a mix of different mediums. Currently there are 18 artists involved and Sam is constantly looking for other artwork to artwork to add into the range. The artists are the core of the brand with their stories and photos accompanying the silk in the marketing.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

The lovely thing is that everybody likes a different design. I hope that the range of mediums and styles of artwork appeals to as many people as possible without loosing it’s British identity. People may have a favourite design because it depicts a favourite holiday spot, a commute, a dog walk or their home. I love that every time a silk is bought it gives a different story and memory for the purchaser…

What is your background

I have always loved art and fashion and this is a perfect way to combine the two. I have also worked in the Television industry so have always managed to wear clothes that have been a little different and express myself. (more...)

5 Mins with British Clothing brand Les Amies Anglaises

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

I am the Founder and Creative Director of LES AMIES ANGLAISES, a niche womenswear label creating  limited edition Silk Tops. The inspiration behind my label is the infamous quote of A. Mcqueen : “ I am not big on women looking naive” so we aim to create a statement for each of our pieces for powerful, warriors creatures.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

“ Original, master pieces, powerful,  avant-gardist, anything but obvious “  – I am proud of these feedbacks because they are really into my  aesthetics.

What is your background?

I have been working within Fashion and Luxury Goods for the last 15 years, but never in the “ Creative “ area, ie designing, creating a collection etc... Nevertheless, I have been always a very creative person and this combined with my passion for Fashion and textile sooner than later pushed me to create my own Fashion world, ie my own Label ! (more...)

5 Mins with new designer: Silk Scarf Brand, Monaara.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

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How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

We design and make premium satin silk fashion scarves, authentic in both quality and originality. Designs are digital prints based on my artwork, which is contemporary take of classic subjects. You will also see influence of Indian design context in the Monaara color pallet. The scarves are hand finished on the edges.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

My designs create a joy amongst audience. I hear comments such as very vibrant, unique, playful, soft, well finished and original design.

What is your background?


My father used to trade and create fabrics across the Indian sub-continent. Growing up in the this world, I ended up studying fashion and then worked for around ten years in Delhi with Indian Haute Couture brand, Satya Paul. My specialty is playing with colors and intricate patterns; it comes naturally from my Asian lineage. I have experimented with embellishment & surface texturing both manual and with modern machines, and of late I started applying my paintings in a fashion context.

Which designers do you rate highly and why? (more...)

5 Mins With New British Brand to Family: Louise Mason

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

I use a combination of photography and painting to create scarf designs. I use my knowledge of historical and contemporary artistic practice to create photographic imagery, which is adapted to suit garments through colour enhancement and painting.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

I think the whole experience of colour upon silk chiffon usually makes people use words such as "delicate" and "beautiful" I often get asked where my inspiration comes from as well, and the processes involved in creating my designs.

What is your background?

I have a qualification in Graphic Design and a First Class BA Honors in photography. I always loved art but found frustration in the fact that I cannot draw, through graphic design and photography I have found a tool for which I can output my ideas and create my art.

Which designers do you rate highly and why?

I love love love Lulu Guinness, I think her designs are unique, yet they combine enough wit and glamour to create truly desirable pieces!

A perhaps less known designer who I also love is Anastasia Komarova, her designs blow my mind! Komarovas handbag line "forms" is just phenomenal, her background in architecture has (more...)

IB Talks to recently joined designer Leona Lengyel

Friday, October 11th, 2013

How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

I create exquisite luxury silk scarves for people who love statement piece and appreciate quality, versatility and longevity. My scarves are digitally reproduced onto luxurious silk satin and silk crepe de chine from my hand painted original silk scarves as I was looking for a way to transform my original paintings into wearable art. I have created a unique and modern style while following the traditional techniques of silk painting. All my scarves are signed with my artist signature ‘Léna’ that was established from a young age when I started to paint with oil and acrylic.

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

Recently I have showcased my scarf collection at Pure London Fashion Exhibition. Buyers and visitors found it very impressive that I hand paint the original designs on silk then I digitally print them onto silk satin. They loved the vibrant colours and how unique and imaginative my designs are.

What is your background?

My love for art and design started at an early age in Hungary where I was born and raised in a very creative family of jewellers. My passion is to paint for hours on end,

encapsulating my playful imagination onto canvas and silk. During the last couple of years I mixed my love affair with painting and my passion for fashion accessories.

Which designers do you rate highly and why?


Behind The Brand: Choulachou London Joins

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013


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We're thrilled to announce the arrival of Choulachou London to Choulachou are an innovative new design label who have just launched their debut collection of luxury scarves brought to life with beautiful  hand-drawn illustrations. We chat to the founders of Choulachou London and discuss what the future holds for this ingenious brand.....


Interview With Innovative Textile Designer Marlene Huissoud - Now Available On

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

We're so pleased to welcome Textile Designer Marlene Huissoud to Marlene spends long hours designing her silk scarves and only makes a limited number of pieces which makes her designs extremely sought after. We chat Marlene about her experimental work and what she hopes to achieve in the future.

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NANUKK - Drape Yourself With Decadence

Monday, August 13th, 2012


Autumn’s fast approaching and whilst it’s a little bit too chilly to be sitting around in a tea dress, you can’t be pulling out your winter woollies just yet. Luckily NANUKK’s collection of limited edition scarves mean you can keep cosy without looking like a wimp. With all their pieces made in England, they certainly know the temperatures the average Brit is exposed to whilst their stunning, illustrative designs speak of the exotic climbs you wish you could escape to. Here are our favourite picks that’ll have envious necks craning in your direction… Read More.....

Nanukk Joins

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012


Sarah McLeod, the designer behind the brand NANUKK talks to about her luxury label of printed silk accessories. Proudly produced in Great Britain NANUKK offers beautiful pieces of art that women will love enough to wear and will feel inspired whilst wearing them...... Read More.....