A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a shop in Edinburgh that customises vintage clothes and wondered if it was a trend. Then I came upon Artists Decio and Laura, who met in London and had decided to make and customise both male and female hats. Decio and Laura quickly realised that vintage garments which generally complement their hats could be customised, leading them to stretch their ideas even further, working with and recycling just about anything, from bottles to accessories and shoes. Calling their Camden based company Hats by the Way Their main focus is to create unique timeless and theatrical pieces.
Archive for August, 2009
Nabil is one to watch, having already been showered with kisses by Claudia Schiffer at 2008 Graduate fashion week, while receiving his award for best womens wear. Directly after being handed Graduate Fashion Week’s womenswear designer award for his striking, high-ruffed monochrome pieces in organdie and hand-pleated silk chiffon, Nabil won a scholarship to the Royal College of Arts. It doesn’t stop there for Nabil, he took first prize in this years RCA sportswear project in partnership with Umbro and he also shone in a competition sponsored by Swarovski, where his crystal-studded gowns wowed the crowds and managed to grab second place. Nabil is wearing a plain white pintock shirt which he made himself.
Stylish Menswear Designer and Tutor at the RCA Tibor - is wearing a Silk Mandarin jacket, low slung and tailored trousers he designed himself, complimented with a Shirt by ATLAS, Scarf by Alexander McQueen and his Shoes are by Church’s. Tibor is also wearing a Cerruiti 1861 bag, topped off with wide brimmed Pork-pie hat by Lock & Co.
Victoria works for up and coming Music PR company WildKat. I just loved her colour matching – giving her outfit ‘eye-popping’ effect, with turquoise, blues and purples, umm! Victoria adds a vintage touch with a classy butterfly belt. Shoes by Kurt Geiger, bag is Dorothy Perkins, dress and cardigan by Zara.