Tag : My Fashion Life
Inside Cudoni's luxury take on circularity Subscription
James Harford-Tyrer, founder of luxury resale platform Cudoni, has come a long way from selling Henry Hoovers aged 12. He talks to Drapers about circular fashion, audiobooks and investment.
Aoife McNamara is building a womenswear brand for the modern age. Born on Instagram and driven by sustainability, Aoife Ireland is ready for big things.
Jane Lewis, founder of the womenswear brand Goat, talks to Drapers about her business.
Timberland design director Nick Barber loves to “create narratives” with his lines, and is proud of the brand’s eco-friendly stance.
Aje's antipodean odyssey Subscription
Aje co-founder Edwina Forest is grateful for her team and the chance to open Fashion Week Australia
Ben Sherman clothing boss Mark Williams is proud of showing at London Fashion Week Men’s and outfitting Team GB for the Olympics.
Primark’s leading lady of productSubscription
Primark’s Paula Dumont Lopez splits her time between Ireland, the UK and Spain, and is equally fond of shopping at her company and at small independents
When London designer Ricky Wesley Harriott launched his womenswear brand in 2016, he had no idea that US singer Lady Gaga would be sporting Wesley Harriott designs just one year later.
Rachel Riley's royal success with baby clothesSubscription
Childrenswear designer Rachel Riley turned her clothes-making hobby into a career when she founded her eponymous brand in 1994.
Leading PrettyLittleThing's design directionSubscription
PrettyLittleThing design manger Chris Parnell says he works hard with his team – and then parties.
How Heidi Klein made a success of swim Subscription
Co-founder of swimwear brand Heidi Klein Heidi Gosman has built a business aiming to combine fit, function and fashion in swimwear for all seasons.
Gok Wan turns his hand to designSubscription
As his womenswear collaboration with QVC launches online, Drapers speaks to fashion favourite and TV star Gok Wan to find out more.
Dramatic, sculptural designs and a sustainable focus are at the heart of Georgia Hardinge’s eponymous womenswear brand.
Chloe Burch's fashionable family affairSubscription
Chloe Burch, along with sister Neely, aim to produce affordable yet aspirational fashion.
Style Cheat on a winning streakSubscription
Lexi Panayi (pictured below left), co-founder of new womenswear label Style Cheat, talks Drapers through her fashion life.
S Joon is the latest brand to hit the contemporary accessories sweet spot with its elegant, minimalist styles. Founder Sahar Asvandi talks designer friends, classic novels and her love of manufacturing.
Tikiboo: a brand with a powerful print run Subscription
Neon brights and bold prints are women’s activewear brand Tikiboo’s signature styles – and its eyecatching approach is driving soaring sales.
Represent: A brand by two brothersSubscription
George Heaton and his brother, Michael, Heaton turned a hobby into a global fashion brand
In a Seashell rides the diversity waveSubscription
Luxury swimwear brand In a Seashell was born from its co-founders’ desire to empower women.
Mary Alice Malone, founder of footwear brand Malone Souliers, has created a luxe success with her elegant, architectural designs.
With Rogue Matilda, Katie Cary created an award-winning take on women’s brogues.
River Island’s Leanne Sabatino believes in trusting your instincts and the importance of face-to-face communication
146 years and counting: life at Levi’s Subscription
Paul O’Neill, head designer for Levi’s Vintage Clothing, takes us through his life working for the denim giant.
Brotherly business at Liquor n PokerSubscription
When Jack Chana quit his carpentry job in 2012, he found himself working from home for his family’s clothing manufacturing business Yoka Yo, before going on to co-found his own fast fashion brand Liquor n Poker with his brother Damian.
24S: bringing Parisian luxury to ecommerce Subscription
Maud Barrionuevo, global buying director for luxury Parisian ecommerce site 24S, tells Drapers her lessons in luxury.
Simon Bourne turned a desire to salvage scrap leather into an award-winning footwear brand
The Euro banker behind a £3.5m beach brandSubscription
Vera Drossopulo Bogdano stepped away from a career in banking to launch summer footwear brand Manebí
The reign of royal shoemaker RayneSubscription
Nicholas Rayne’s family brand has made shoes for queens past and present.
Tracey Verghese joined fashion and lifestyle retailer White Stuff as merchandising director last autumn, after 16 years at Marks & Spencer.
Tog24: a ‘true’ outdoors companySubscription
Outwear specialist Tog24 – Truth Over Glory 24 – was founded in West Yorkshire by Donald Ward in 1958. More than 60 years later, it remains a family-run business and is currently led by Donald’s grandson, Mark Ward, who took the reins as managing director in 2018.
Eudon Choi's elegant approach to womenswear Subscription
Drapers hears from London Fashion Week favourite, womenswear designer Eudon Choi about his life in fashion.
Dame Zandra Rhodes' lifetime in fashionSubscription
Veteran British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes talks Drapers through her fashion life, and the lessons learned from 50 years at the forefront of fashion.
Andrew Lethbridge followed his love for fashion to leave a career in finance and launch sustainable denim brand Iden.
With her womenswear retailer Blaiz, Stephanie Mordehachvili brings the best of Latin American brands to London shoppers.
Emily Harris, head of design for luxury cashmere brand Eric Bompard, talks Drapers through her life in fashion.
Beija's pursuit of 'real life' lingerieSubscription
Sisters Abbie Miranda and Mazie Fisher have ripped up the rules of sizing in lingerie.
Bringing Aussie sustainable activewear to BritsSubscription
Born on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Nimble Activewear is bringing its Aussie style to the UK activewear market.
Reality TV star Vicky Pattison has released a vibrant collaboration with womenswear brand Goddiva. In the run-up to International Women’s Day, she speaks to Drapers about her journey from jungle celebrity to designer.
Jingjing Fan’s luxury accessories brand Elleme is capturing some high-profile stockists attention with its distinctive shapes and playful designs.
Julie Brøgger brings a twist to Scandi styleSubscription
Julie Brøgger’s luxury brand is vying for the style crown
Silou London's ethical activewear missionSubscription
Phoebe Greenacre co-founded Silou London to create high-quality activewear with ethical principles
Commando founder's demand for comfortSubscription
Kerry O’Brien launched Commando to fill a gap for chic but comfortable lingerie.
Ohmme's ambition to make men go beyond the gymSubscription
Frustrated by a lack of options for men who do yoga, Louis d’Origny set up activewear brand Ohmme
Airfield chief pilots new premium collectionSubscription
Airfield CEO Walter Moser is leading the celebrations of the family-run business’s 80th anniversary with the launch of Atelier – a tailored, premium collection.
At Pantherella International Group, Justin Hall oversees a century of sock-making expertise.
Ada Kokosar’s luxury footwear brand, Midnight 00, uses PVC wrapping to create party-proof fairytale shoes.
At family-run Italian label Pinko, Caterina Negra designs for a modern, bold woman
With Ninety Percent, Shafiq Hassan aims to use fashion to give to charity and improve the brand’s workers’ lives
Maison Labiche co-founder Marie Welté elevates basics with embroidery
Tiba + Marl co-founder Lydia Barron believes style and function can blend