The exclusive preview you have all been waiting for: A little more about just some of the amazing designers who will be stunning you when their collections hit the catwalk THIS SATURDAY 2ND MARCH at DEDICATED FASHION!
Our line up includes big retail names Pretty Green and Doctor Martins sharing the stage with up and coming independent labels as well as a showcase from some of Nottingham’s top vintage shops. This post will give you the background from some of our independent designers that you can look forward to seeing on the night.
SPARKLE KITTEN: Founded in 2011, SparkleKitten design and make unique leather, feather. floral and bejewelled headdresses, accessories and jewellery. Each piece is unique and custom made by hand from widely sourced new, upcycled and recycled materials. SparkleKitten currently sells internationally online and also accepts bespoke commissions.
HOWL at the Sun design and print unique T-shirts & Sweaters from their Nottingham studio situated within a collective of artists. HOWL only print limited runs of each design and aim to provide a unique and fresh angle on fashion. Their first and current collection of designs are Influenced by dreams & the subconscious resulting in bold and surreal prints available as unisex T-shirts & sweaters in all sizes.
GUARDEN: The work of Guarden is based on anything diverse and out of the ordinary and normally escalates from a certain idea. It can be portrayed through garments as well as Illustrations and fashion accessories. The upcoming spring/summer collection is called SUSHI S/S 13. Fresh cut garments with bold pastel colours based on the Japanese delicacy mainly because of the designer’s love of Japan and eating! GUARDEN is about guarding your body with beautiful garments how you see fit and the little adventure behind that.
TRUTH CLOTHING is mainly influenced by the Truth Movement, politics, spirituality and environmental issues. Truth was initially set up to get people questioning things instead of absorbing controlled media. They draw and cut their stencils by hand, as well as dying and printing by hand.
MERRIMAKING: A wardrobe full of playful ideas. Founded in 2009 as a means to fund fun. Now one of the better-known independent fashion labels on the UK festival scene. Best known for our animal hoods, Merrimaking also make ‘long sleeve sweatshirts’, cloud jumpers with [actual] silver linings and other playful pieces.
FEROX: Brought together through a love of animal prints and hatred for the real fur industry, the Ferox collection focuses on bold statement pieces, consisting of girls hood dresses and shrug hoodies, and hoodies and tshirts for the boys.
M:R is a new Fashion label that focuses on quality, innovative and alternative clothing for the individual with a strong sense of it’s heritage and passion for a British identity. It’s aspirations are to create a recognition which you can rely upon for a unique, quality style.
COW is an affordable vintage clothing and accessories retailer, selling handpicked items that are sourced from around the world. Currently situated in four Cities – Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, and Nottingham, with each store offering an individual take on vintage accessories and apparel. Cow want your look to be as unique as we are, which is why COW is proud to offer an eclectic shopping experience for everyone.
HAND was established in 2012 with the idea of creating a small but beautifully formed clothing boutique that specialises in bespoke, individual and limited edition fashion items. Something special and unique that is created to give you the same feeling. Charlotte Calpin graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA(hons) in Fashion Design and a PGC in creative pattern cutting. She uses both classic and modern creative cutting techniques to produce contemporary shapes within her garments. Hand is made for the woman that craves the unique. Hand clothing represents a clean contemporary silhouette with an alternative edge. Hand only creates a limited number of each garment so you won’t look like a carbon copy or ever be in the same clothes as anyone else in the room. All garments are handmade in the U.K
LANA SIBERIE specialises in handmade knitwear and crochet womenswear and accessories, producing an exclusive capsule collection of handmade evening wear garments. Their Crochet wedding dress recently made it into a photo shoot with Faberge jewellery in the Huffington Post.
The full list of designers will walk as follows:
1st Catwalk: 7.45pm
Past and Present
Flip Flop and Fangs
2nd Catwalk: 9.35pm
With footwear kindly provided by Peter Bullock Footwear and Doctor Martins.
Dedicated Fashion will take place from 6.30 pm on Saturday 2nd March
AT CQ Hub, 8 Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 2LH
All proceeds go to Nottingham charity Framework.
This is not one to miss! Tickets available online or on the door. Can’t wait to see you there!
See Also: Dedicated Fashion, Dedicated Stall Holders.