The United Kingdom is a gold mine of fashion talents. There is a prestigious St. Martin School to street pop creativity. The UK reveals each year many new fashion talents and some will definitely shape the future of the fashion business. Here are some of the six UK fashion brands to watch in 2017.
This company was founded in 2007 and they come from a background of men's shirts. The designer’s artistic exploration drives the exploration of individualism but yet belonging to a cultural group. Martine Rose chooses amazing icons from the past to provide a contemporary context. She is taken these icons and put them in a new context, which is a subversive approach and questions their former functionality or past popularity of certain aesthetics through their re-appropriation in today's times.
Design by Hon Chang
The Malaysian born fashion designer Hon Chang, has been a former student at the Central St. Martins. He has been in the fashion industry for the last 10 years and is now founded Self-Portrait. This brand is an affordable red carpet style. The title came from the designer’s art studies and was one of the main pieces in art. There've been many celebrities that have helped spotlight's popularity. As for its style, it inherits much of it from the Alexander McQueen design. The deceased British Couturier is a strong inspiration for him.
Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey
Two people are behind the spring, Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey. They both have a common passion about vintage close. They prefer the period of the 70s in the UK. They rework all vintage designs with a modern edge. The entire collection has details such as high quality fabrics and original hand-painted prints. The company offers refreshing and beautiful pieces that work independently and in combination. They surpassed trends in favor of creating current that timeless garments. This is one company that nothing is mass-produced.
This designer has dressmaking in her blood. Her grandfather was in East and Taylor. After getting a start in Italy, the natural path for this talented designer was to come back to her homeland in the UK. She manufactures everything in the UK and she's inspired by what is happening in the UK in everyday life. She sources the best UK fabrics and produces small local manufacturers with whom she has long-term relationships. She explores the length and the breath of the British Isles for inspiration.
Design by Justine Tabak
This is a fashion brand launched in 2000 by Alice Temperley and a companion Lars von Bennigsen. She studied fashion and art at Central St. Martin and the Royal College of Art. She has a strong sense of quality and design. Many celebrities such as Emma Watson, Jessica Alba and even the Duchess of Cambridge have made her brand famous. This brand is seen as the British Ralph Lauren with nice and comfortable designs but have a certain tradition about them.
This is a fashion brand renowned for luxury cashmere knit wear and is the Royal warrant as manufacture of knitted garments. It is one of the world's oldest operating fashion companies. The company has his flagship stores on London's Mount Street, Glasco and Shanghai and is sold by retailers and 15 countries.
As you can see the UK is an amazing place for fashion. There are many new fashion designers who arrive on the market and such powerful creativity has been in place in London for decades and beyond.
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