It’s not that often a new brand comes along offering something completely fresh. It’s incredibly rare when that new brand is aimed at men, women and children. Add to the mix that the brand only works with certified organic cotton and bamboo and you’d think it couldn’t get anymore unique, but then you discover that Dream Nation is from Poland, not traditionally know for it’s fashion, and you’ve got a gem of a discovery on your hands.
Hailing from Warsaw, Dream Nation is passionate about their use of organic fabrics which are then digitally printed with the designs of the label’s founder and designer Luiza who says “We stand for taking responsibility for our consumer choices. We believe in putting something in when putting something on.”
The women’s collection includes a wide range of dress shapes and tops as well as a huge selection of leggings and hammer-pants, all printed with unique designs, from geometrics to photographs.
Men’s items include organic printed sweatshirts, tees, and pant in great prints that remind us of classic Keith Haring.
The childrenswear includes tops and bottoms in great prints on organic fabrics that make sure the little darlings never have to put any chemically-treated fabrics next to their precious skin.
Whilst the directional range will understandably appeal to a younger age group, we can see women of all ages adoring Dream Nation’s printed leggings and tops that add a unique pop of individuality and colour to any outfit.
Dream Nation use bamboo which is silky-soft, naturally antibacterial and breathable, with a cooling feel and grown in an environmentally friendly way.
Don’t think for a minute that clothing with a conscience costs more, the prices are incredibly affordable given their uniqueness and eco-credentials, with leggings starting at only €59 and kids pants from €25.
Dream Nation will be making their UK trade show debut at Margin London in August 2013 where they will be showing their latest collections to attending fashion buyers and press.
Margin London takes place this coming Sunday & Monday, on the 4th & 5th August 2013, at their new venue location of the Westminster Suite at the Hilton London Olympia. For information about visiting Margin, visit here.
Fairytales & Hidden Notes is London-based jewellery brand creating unique and affordable pieces. The range includes working whistle necklaces and working bubble-blowing necklaces (which is only £25 retail and comes with a little bottle of bubble liquid) as well as unique collar brooches that look amazing on Peter-pan collars as well as shirts and polos.
Here we present some images of the collection taken at Margin London in February where Fairytales & Hidden Notes made their global tradeshow debut to present the range to buyers and press.
Taking inspiration from all things vintage, romantic, and playful, the brand has become a firm favourite with celebrities, shoppers, and magazines alike. Jewellery by Fairytales & Hidden Notes has been featured in Grazia, Instyle, Cosmopolitan, The Sunday Telegraph, Marie Claire, and Vogue.com, and spotted on ‘slebs including Fearne Cotton and members of The Saturdays.
Following their successful trade show debut in February, the jewellery brand is returning to Margin in August 2013 to showcase their new designs. Margin is the longest-running independent trade show exhibition in London, which has been launching new brands since 2002 and providing an affordable platform for new & young designers to meet with store buyers and fashion press.
The next edition of Margin will be taking place on the 4th & 5th August 2013 at their new venue location of the Westminster Suite at the Hilton London Olympia. For information about visiting, or exhibiting at, Margin, visit here and find Fairytales & Hidden Notes on Facebook here.
Occasionally a new brand comes along that sends an excited shiver down the spine. Sugarhill Boutique, Emily & Fin, Ruby Rocks; these were the brands that immediately sprang to mind when we first saw the gorgeous images from the lookbook of new label Seven Lives. Young independent brands with a distinctive signature that have leapt into boutiques across the world and captured the hearts of shoppers with their fun-to-wear designs and accessible prices.
Seven Lives is just such a brand; affordable, fun, highy-wearable, and stylish. A great range transcends age group or style of boutique and we can see Seven Lives dresses and separates being loved by women of all ages.
Here we present images from Seven Lives’ Autumn/Winter 2013/14 collection. Inspired by the British countryside and bird-watching, Seven Lives create dresses in easy to wear shirt, shirt or tunic shapes (as well as glam velvet body-con styles too), varsity jackets in Letterman or plain styles, as well as form-flattering shorts, tees, and polos.
Most items from the debut short-order collection retail at around £36 or £45 with some pieces just £29. Great to see an independent brand that can take on the High Street with affordable pricing but better design, and offer independent boutiques a competitive edge on the chain-stores.
With bird-watching as the main theme, we love how all items from the collection are named after different feathered friends, such as Duckling, Kingfisher, Woodpecker, Cuckoo, Magpie, Dove, and Sparrow.
Seven Lives will be making their global trade show exhibition debut at Margin London in August 2013, which is highly apt as Sugarhill Boutique, Ruby Rocks, and Emily & Fin all had their global tradeshow debut at Margin in previous seasons when they first launched.
Margin is the longest-running independent trade show exhibition in London, which has been launching new brands since 2002 and providing an affordable platform for new & young designers to meet with store buyers and fashion press.
The next edition of Margin will be taking place on the 4th & 5th August 2013 at their new venue location of the Westminster Suite at the Hilton London Olympia. For information about visiting, or exhibiting at, Margin, visit here.
Independent label D4Discus, who we’ve featured previously here, has released a new set of lookbook images which perfectly captures the energy and fun of their designs.
D4Discus are a unique label that take vintage fabrics and trimmings, and create tops, skirts and dresses from their London studio that add vintage flair with a contemporary fit. Vintage silk scarves with beautiful prints are inset into found fabrics to create one-off dresses.
Sourcing beautiful 1960’s vintage fabrics and collecting vintage trimmings, the Japanese-born, London-based designer creates individual clothing that simply can’t be replicated. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind and there’s no risk of anyone else wearing the same outfit.
D4Discus will be exhibiting at the independent London exhibition Margin in August and, as part of the exchange programme with Margin, has been selected, along with two other Margin exhibitors, to exhibit for free at the IFF show in Tokyo from the 17th to the 19th July, to showcase their collection to Japanese stores and press.
IFF, which opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight, is the largest fashion exhibition in Japan and is organised by fashion-press publisher Senken Shimbun, who publish a daily fashion newspaper along with fortnightly and monthly magazines.
Renowned amongst key buyers and press as the launchpad for new brands, Margin is the longest-running, and only, independent fashion trade show exhibition in London, and has been providing an affordable platform for new brands since 2002. Men’s and women’s designer and streetwear labels such as Ayame Socks, 1 in a 100, Sugarhill Boutique, Ruby Rocks, Emily & Fin, and Galibardy, all made their UK trade debuts at Margin, which celebrated 10 years of exhibitions in 2012.
The next edition of Margin will be taking place on the 4th & 5th August 2013 at their new venue location of the Westminster Suite at the Hilton London Olympia. For information about visiting Margin, visit here.