23 May 2012

Great Scot



Can neon ever be classic?  Sure, I’m lusting after a luminous laser cut clutch now, but how will I feel about it in 6 months time when the nights are seeping into the days once again?  One thing is for sure, and that is if you’re going to do neon: do it right.  At a time when we are all putting that little bit more consideration into our sartorial investments, I searched for a designer who offered on-trend pieces that were as ethically sound, as they were elegant.
Henrietta Ludgate, graduate of Central St Martins (if that’s not a hallmark of fashion talent, I don’t know what is) and committed champion of Scottish craftsmanship.  Her latest collection Findhorn is comprised of a not-for-the-faint-hearted colour palette including; hot pink, colour-of-the-season tangerine and cartoon grass green.  So some fairly season-specific hues, but the design is anything but fleeting in its brilliance.

Read more of my article on Ludgate for Candid Online here.

22 May 2012

Studio Nicholson




Who is she?

Former menswear designer Nick Wakeman launched her brand Studio Nicholson in 2010 to fill the niche in the womenswear market for classic clothes, inspired by the core values of beautiful tailored modern menswear. The Studio Nicholson girl? Wakeman’s muses are contemporary and historic style icons such as Gaia Repossi and Katherine Hepburn.

Read my full article for Running in Heels here.

13 May 2012

Albam Clothing


Modern crafted clothing is what Albam stands for.  Founded by James Shaw and Alastair Rae in 2006, the brand prides itself on its simple values of creating high quality product from beautiful fabrics, using British factories for the majority of its production.

Read more about them in my piece for Candid Online here.