DESIGNER NAME: Jasper Conran
BACKGROUND: Conran started his own label at the age of 19 and was among the first group of designers to show at London Fashion Week. He studied at Parsons in New York.
As SS15’s preference for grid structures and panelling being transformed into rich, lush blocks of colour that didn’t make the body look weighed down, doing its part for striking graphic appeal this season.
Lulu & Co
DESIGNER NAME: LULU KENNEDY
BACKGROUND: Creative director and consultant for brands, acknowledged in the Telegraph’s ’25 Most important People in Fashion’ list amongst others. Fashion brand established in 2010, creatively directed by Lulu Kennedy. Lulu is London’s premier talent scout; championing a generation of London’s hottest young designers through Fashion East and earning herself a fierce industry reputation and an MBE from the Queen.
DESIGNER NAME: Emilia Wickstead
BACKGROUND: A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Emilia worked in the design studios and in editorial in New York, Milan and London before launching her eponymous label in 2009. Originally making her name as a made-to-measure atelier, Emilia expanded her repertoire to include seasonal ready-to-wear collections in 2011 with her first season at London Fashion Week. Collaborations include Manolo Blahnik.
DESIGNER NAME: Julien Macdonald
BACKGROUND: HIS FIRST LONDON FASHION WEEK SHOW WAS STAGED FOR SPRING/SUMMER 1998. INTERNATIONAL STARS INCLUDING BEYONCÉ, KYLIE MINOGUE, GWYNETH PALTROW, KATE BEKINSALE B AND BEYONCE HAVE WORN HIS DESIGNS.
In 2012, Julien Macdonald announced the launch of Julien Macdonald bespoke, an in-house atelier dedicated to creating one-off styles, all hand made in Britain.
Macdonald’s unique red carpet gowns and embellished styles have cemented him as a go-to brand for a-list clientele who are often praised for their stylish choices with recent fans including Florence Welch, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Shakira, Heidi Klum, Lily Collins, Lucy Hale, Berenice Marlohe, Karolina Kurkova, Josephine de la Baume, Joan Smalls and Kristen Stewart.
The Julien Macdonald label is manufactured in Britain and is available at prestigious boutiques worldwide.
DESIGNER NAMES: Markus Lupfer
BACKGROUND: London-based designer Markus Lupfer graduated from the University of Westminster with a first-class honours degree, in 1997. Thanks to his unique style and the artful way Lupfer refreshes everyday basics, the German-born designer didn’t wait long for commercial success. His critically acclaimed final year collection was immediately bought by fashion boutique Koh Samui. And shortly after that he was awarded the New Generation Award, in 2001, allowing him to show the label that bears his name.
DESIGNER NAMES: Sid Bryan, Joe Bates and Cozette McCreery
BACKGROUND: The designers come from Yorkshire, Leicester and London respectively. A collaboration between Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery, SIBLING is all for one and one for all. Before setting up SIBLING, the designers each worked for many brands and design houses, learning that it is “never as easy as it looks and most importantly that invaluable lesson in how not to do something. Also if all else fails: cup of tea, a nice biscuit and laugh!”
DESIGNER NAME: Danielle Romeril
BACKGROUND: Irish Danielle studied for a Masters at the Royal College of Art in London before working at Alberta Ferretti and Sharon Wauchob.
Hunter is a British heritage brand renowned for its iconic Original boot. Founded in Scotland in 1856 by American entrepreneur Henry Lee Norris as the North British Rubber Company, the brand has a history of innovation and pioneering design.
Under Alasdhair Willis’s creative direction, Hunter launched Hunter Original with a runway show at London Fashion Week, showcasing new footwear, outerwear and knitwear, alongside the iconic Original boot. Hunter Field, a new brand category unveiled for spring/summer 2015. This specialist performance collection deliver technical products, born from the development of pioneering techniques in manufacturing and materials.
DESIGNER NAME: Holly Fulton
BACKGROUND: Born in Edinburgh, Holly studied at Edinburgh College of Art and The Royal College of Art .
Holly Fulton, I would say a designer who starts to make various colourful petals blow then in the air, then catch them flying and gather them in the shape of beautiful flowers. Join the flowers artistically as glorious dresses.
DESIGNER NAME: J.W.Anderson
BACKGROUND: Born in Ireland. Following the success of the J.W.Anderson men’s collection, Jonathan (the J in J.W) launched a capsule women’s collection for autumn winter 2010 mirroring his men’s collection.
DESIGNER NAME: Paula Gerbase
BACKGROUND: Gerbase studied womenswear at Central Saint Martins and trained in the womenswear atelier of Hardy Amies, followed by 5 years as Head Designer for Savile Row tailor, Kilgour.