Attire Accessories - Mar/Apr 2018 (Issue 69)

ATTIRE 39 BRITISH CRAFT TRADE FAIR Laura Zabo Upcycled Tyre Fashion Accessories Stand N19 Upcycling is taking the world by storm at many levels and with good reason. Laura Zabo is a pioneer in sustainable fashion, with a fantastic range of eco-friendly vegan accessories made out of scrap bicycle, car tyres and inner tubes. These tyres and tubes may have been designed to spend their working life in rotation but, now that they have been saved from the dump, it’s their time to shine! This is high fashion low impact and is up-cycling of the highest order. Olive Pearson Designs Stand 210 Olive is a designer-maker, based in Glasgow, specialising in luxurious knitted accessories. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, she creates slow-fashion, sustainable, products. Beautiful colour combinations highlight her signature, small-scale, geometric patterns that play with perceptions. New designs are inspired by the ‘ferro’ on a gondola; manhole covers; the new V&A Museum of Design and the copper pot-still used in the production of whisky and gin. Hand-framing enables Olive to provide a bespoke service, where stockists can order design and colour combinations unique to them in either British lamb’s wool or Scottish cashmere. Boho Buffalo Stand 206 Boho Buffalo is no ordinary brand of fashion accessories. It is the very essence of wanderlust, modern bohemianism and sass, because the Boho Buffalo customer is no ordinary woman! A one-of-a-kind combination of leather and fused glass, the lively ranges of bags and jewellery intricately amalgamate dichroic glass with hand printed/embossed leathers, Swarovski crystals, gemstones and hand beading. Alison Dupernex Stand 232 Alison makes works of art to wear. Her scarves are intricate and 20 plus colour changes feature within each design to provide the wearer with a garment that has sculptural depth and subtlety and is flattering to wear both casually and formally. Ann Charlish Stand N38 Ann’s design inspiration comes from the environment around her. Her images are applied to Harris Tweed using hand silk screen printing producing a range of everyday use bags and soft furnishings. Colour is a vital aspect of her designs and she embraces eclectic colour combinations and the result is modern, fun and funky.