Archive

June 2016

17/06/2016

Not Another Salon

I was advised to try “Not Another Salon” in Brick Lane. What an amazing experience for any colour fanatic. Paint pots adorned the walls, hair dye being mixed like paint – although you realise this is a total science. Numbers being reference to colour products. The most interesting, cool, colourful, punctilious people coming and going. Sophia and Ross, mixing, cutting, chatting – What a place to go to experience a hair revolution. -KT X

13/06/2016

Cordwainers National Footwear Student Awards 2016

Back in May I judged the Cordwainers National Footwear Student Awards, with fellow footwear designers Guy West – Jeffrey West and  Atalanta Weller. There are only three specialist footwear university courses within the UK – London College of Fashion, Northampton and De Montfort. So the competition is tough, and there is passionate rivalry! So much so that all work entered is anonymous, – so no favouritism from us! The aim of the brief set was to generate a body of research, and produce an innovative and marketable shoe design which could be womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, or sportswear.  ... Read More

10/06/2016

BTCG – British Textile Colour Group

We are really privileged to be part of the BTCG. This is a panel made up of brands, design agencies, trend prediction companies and we forecast trends 2 years in advance. We work with our trend boards to form a statement on colour. These boards are then presented to the Intercolor panel.  Take a look at us preparing the boards in advance of the BTCG MEETING. -KT X

03/06/2016

Milan – a design feast!

If you get the opportunity to go to one design show in a year then make the annual pilgrimage to Milan Design Week. Where do I start? – if you have a passion for design,  lifestyle, furniture, in-store, colour and anything just damn right bizarre or hot off the press, this is the ‘must do’ place to visit in April.  Highlights: Citizen Watches Nearly everything in Super Studio Merci – French concept store Moooi and the beautiful Marcel Wonders. Prada gold leafed museum. Nike concept exhibition Ceaser stone party, with marble tables covered in chocolate –... Read More