Young Designers Awards x Miss Andrada

Last Saturday, I had the great honour to participate at the Young Designers Awards held at Pullman St Pancras. I was delighted by the wonderful pieces the designers worked so hard to put together for the event and by the really cool and supportive atmosphere.

By talking to different designers, I realised how much they get inspired by the environment and by the simple things surrounding them. For instance, Lian Cara gets her inspiration by the muddy  / washed landscapes in Wales and inserts the colour palette into her creations. She then, laser cuts the garments and sews each one of them individually by hand. Can you see the huge difference between this and the standard machines that industrially cut a thousand pieces and all look the same?  Not only that the details are great, but they are also unique.

Lian Cara



More on: https://www.liancara.com

Sandermann – Rethinking Waste 

I absolutely love sustainable fashion and eco alternatives to harmful production, so you can imagine my thrill when I was introduced to Sanderman. They are a Danish sustainable brand (as you probably realised by reading their strap line) that uses a manual non electric machine to produce their items. The Danish wool  is locally sourced, the designer picking the raw material herself from local farms. All pieces are super easy to combine with other items. For instance, the over-sized jumper – here it’s added on top of a cream net fish dress, but you can wear it with jeans or super colourful leggings so the jumper pops! For me, this is high fashion made accessible to wearing on a day to day basis (Nirvana in fashion).



More on: http://www.sandermann.net 

Maison Magenta

Maison Magenta started its brand when its founder Anastasia was working for Dior in Paris. The whole collection is inspired by Canterbury’s cathedrals and by the clerk wear. The designer is currently working on translating the haute couture pieces to a street wear alternative, so everyone can add it to their ready to wear wardrobe – although I would wear this top as it is because it’s just WOW:



More on: https://www.facebook.com/MaisonMagenta/ 

London Fashion Bloggers 

I would like to take a moment and thank everyone that attended the event and shared their blog love with me! Trying not to sound like a big cliche but I absolutely loved to meet all of you, share our passions and get to support each other on this journey. I hope I will see you all soon!


Last thoughts on the event…

Getting into the London Fashion is a thing that I always wanted to do! Super excited that I did so  last weekend and really looking forward to attending future events!

Photo rights on selected images: Steve Cook www.swalephotography.carbonmade.com/

What designer made it to your favourites? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,