Monday, 30 June 2014

Industry Exhibition || Graduate Fashion Week 2014

 Having once exhibited at Graduated Fashion Week whilst studying at Manchester School of Art, the team and I now make an annual pilgrimage to London to check out what the diverse event has to offer of the current years grads. The venue, now at The Old Truman Brewery (take note - also sample sale venue) was a fantastic setting and breathed new life into the prestigious event.

Things that caught our eye:
 The university of Edinburgh, college of art and their lavender filled stand. Literally adding a touch of greenery to the packed urban event

Manchester school of Arts fashion student Camilla Grimes and her show stopping sequined, fur and embroidered collection

These inspirational textiles were captured (we think) in the Northumbria University area.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Designers Directory || London - The Mercantile

 Last week saw in this years graduates at the brand new Graduate Fashion Week venue 'The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London. Just down the road whilst taking a much needed lunch break we came across a beautiful independent boutique: The Mercantile.

 Adjacent to Spitalfields market, it's a great location full of one off eateries, high street favorites and stalls full of absolutely everything. The shop frontage was as charming as the interior inside.

Coming away empty handed was impossible. Their denim selection was superb and gave me the chance to sample brands not seen so much in my home Cheshire area. I now have my very first pair of Dr.Denim jeans which are super soft, and also couldn't resist a beautiful  Decadorn quartz necklace which they had displayed in a vintage suitcase. Perfection.

MERCANTILE  - 17 Lamb Street London E1 6EA    
OPENING HOURS  Mon-Sat 11am-7pm Sunday 11am-6pm

See more inspirational places at the Designers Directory page

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Studio || Space & Surroundings

It felt like the right time to set up a blog dedicated to the documentation of daily life here at Rianna Phillips HQ so here we go! At the moment the pin boards are full of inspirational images circling the fall theme 'The Transcendent'. As usual there is also bit of consumer and street style research. Always comes in handy around look book time.

This pink filofax holds the answers to everything! I find the category headers so useful, it helps keep busy schedules run smoothly. A new fixture on my desk is the Wacom drawing tablet.
It's opened up a whole new type of design.

Hot water and lemon is a great detox style pick-me-up that is needed after about 1pm