Since her debut at London Fashion Week in 2009, Lu Flux has captivated the hearts, and wardrobes, of the style conscious with her innovative blend of romantic and playful designs. Lu¹s eccentric pattern combinations have gained her international recognition and can be spotted everywhere from the lively streets of Tokyo's Harajuku district to the glossy pages of Vogue. See more of Lu Flux at www.luflux.com
This month the work of textile artist Kate Whitehead appears in the Selvedge Window. Specializing in weave and embroidery Kate uses what she describes as ‘poor materials’ such as calico, muslin, scrim and salvaged fabrics. Kate makes the cloth richer through patching and mending and more desirable by fashioning it into accessories, upholstery fabrics and wall hangings. Find out more at textiles65.blogspot.co.uk
Bess Nielsen, the Danish genius behind Khadi &Co, ventures towards classic yet highly practical colours and fibres, a stark contrast to the contrasting prints seen previously from her fashion forward label, Epice. In reaction to the commercial market, this range evokes a strong ethical awareness, as the production of these fabrics supports families across India, helping them on the road to self -employment.
Founded in 1976, the mother and daughter team of Biddy and Annie Hurlburt used Annie’s fascination with ethnographic textiles to found their fashion company. Influenced by the extraordinary hand woven alpaca mantas and ponchos of the Andean marketplaces, the duo produce stunning artisan made clothing and accessories. A celebration of all seasons and Andean luxury fibres - it’s impossible not to be enchanted by their creations. Exhibiting at the Selvedge Fashion Fair - 10/05/2014
Gallery 196 brings together treasures of artisan craft from all over the world to its shop in Primrose Hill and soon to Bath at our Fashion Fair. The owner, Sue Richardson, has a keen eye for authenticity and the character that this entails. Filled with vibrant colour and intricate detail, these textiles transport you to the places they were made. Exhibiting at the Selvedge Fashion Fair- 10/05/2014