Designers and Brands

Taylor Morris at Harvey Nichols

 
Taylor Morris is a British sunglasses brand founded by Made in Chelsea star Hugo Taylor and his best friend Charlie Morris. Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the founders themselves in their biggest stockist Harvey Nichols to find out more about their company and preview the new collection alongside some other bloggers and press over lunch on the beautiful HN fourth floor restaurant in Edinburgh. 
 

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London Fashion Week Festival

Many bloggers, myself included, have the tendency to sugarcoat less than perfect experiences with brands in an attempt to maintain a PR-friendly image. But I’m going to be totally honest with you about my day at London Fashion Week Festival 2017, the newly revamped and relocated London Fashion Weekend. It kinda sucked. 
(Stay with me, its not all doom and gloom…)
 

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Style Concierge: Personal Shopping at Harvey Nichols

As some of you may know, early last year I worked for Menswear at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh, and recently I’ve been delighted to be invited back as a blogger to explore some of their efforts to become a style destination for truly experiential retail. Last week I had the chance to take part in Style Concierge, a dedicated personal shopping service offered at the department store, to style some outfits with the latest designer collections in store.

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Isle of Skye Candle Company

I first heard of, or rather smelled, the Isle of Skye Candle Company when I was working at Limited Edition, Scotland Redesigned’s Edinburgh Christmas pop-up shop, where we sold hundreds of these bad boys. Founded and based in the picturesque Isle of Skye, the environmentally-focussed brand produces candles, diffusers and  more in countless delectable fragrances and beautiful designs. Skye Candles have grown from a one-man-band in a grass-roofed bothy to an omni-channel company with stores all across Scotland. Here I discovered a little more of their ethical practise and found some new products that fit beautifully in the home.

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British Fashion Designers Making Waves

 
Lately I’ve been obsessed with Not Just a Label (NJAL) again after watching the Show Studio fashion week panels and getting bored of shopping from the same old designers on ASOS, and have discovered some amazing new labels all from art schools in the UK. In these turbulent post-Brexit times, I think its more important than ever to celebrate creative talent from all over the world that has come to Britain to get top-quality fashion education and stayed to start successful brands here. At my own university, Heriot Watt School of Textiles and Designs, many of the programmes are EU-funded, as are courses all over the UK, and the future is now uncertain. Anyway, here are 5 fashion designers to watch that I discovered on NJAL; Sofia Ilmonen, Hangjun Jo, Anita Nemkyova, Shauni Douglas and Charlie May.

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