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New Designers 2023 Award Winners

From hand-forged river rocks to naturally sourced materials and botanic-inspired collections - this year's designers were awarded the top accolades at the launch of New Designers 2023. The ND Awards are an integral part of the event, with accolades given to the most creative and forward-thinking exhibitors in the show, in partnership with leading design brands and organisations: Cole & Son, Creative Conscience, The Designer's Guild, Fashion & Textile Museum, Habitat, Hallmark, Hockley Mint, Marks & Spencer, Romo, Sanderson Design Group, Stephen Webster, Tu Clothing, and Weston Beamor. The prizes, which include cash, professional advice and paid work placements, offer graduates vital support as they embark on their creative careers.

Posted: 4 July 2023

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Original Duckhead umbrellas launches new ranges

Willemien Bardawil has created three exclusive designs for Original Duckhead umbrellas and bags, as a celebration of Spring, new beginnings and abundance of life.

The artist, founded her London studio in 2020, and has since collaborated with some of Europe's leading names, from homeware to luxury fashion. Her style draws on the figures of classical art – a celebration of the Divine Feminine at its most blissful, translated to a modern context through expressive lines and a playful way with colour.

Posted: 3 July 2023

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Pure London spotlights Romanian design

Pure London, the UK's largest Festival of Fashion, has partnered with the Romanian Contemporary Jewellery Association (FRDVA) to showcase 24 Romanian fashion, footwear and jewellery brands including Bizar Concept, Carolina D, CHIC, Nissa, Desire Avenue, Maoro, Concept Nature, Ginette, HAIART, Hamza, Inga Valerie, Fena, Leonard Collection, Les Waves, Mark-Off, Monarh, MYSIMPLICATED, Narru, Diana Cojocaru, Nissa, Paisi, Papucei, Colloris and Stada Boutique.

Posted: 30 June 2023

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Pure London to champion UK fashion

Taking place from the 16th-18th July 2023 at the iconic Olympia London, Pure London will champion UK fashion with an extensive and diverse showcase of new and celebrated British brands including quintessentially British lifestyle brand Joules which returns to Pure London after nearly a decade of absence from the show and GWD the latest brand from retail legend George Davies. The UK is the third largest apparel and footwear market worldwide with a market size of approximately £58 billion

Posted: 30 June 2023

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Increasing applications create tipping point in £8 billion UK gift card sector

When adults in the UK receive a gift card it is now more likely not to be a gift, with alternative uses for the versatile product outstripping gifting for the first time according to research from the Gift Card and Voucher Association (GCVA).

The study of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned for the association's 'What's in a Name' whitepaper (supported by KPMG and sponsored by Tillo), found that 54.1% of UK adults (equivalent to 28.8 million people) received at least one gift card in the last year.

Just under a quarter of the population (24.84%) received at least one as a gift from family or friends.

However, 29.26% received gift cards solely for non-gifting reasons.

Posted: 28 June 2023

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New summer collection from The Basket Room

The Basket Room has collaborated with British Designer, Hannah Harrison for a second season on a capsule collection of handwoven basket bags for SS23. The collection named Watermelon Escape pays homage to the groovy 1960s with floral embroidery, psychedelic colours, tie-dye, and checks. Co-founder Holly McMullen who worked with Hannah on the original concept said, "I had an idea of a woven bum bag and wanted to create a design that was stylish but would also appeal to festival goers. Hannah took my original ideas and created what can only be described as a joyful explosion of colour and pattern."

Posted: 28 June 2023

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Poetic Brands signs a multi-year pan-European contract

Poetic Brands, a specialist in licensed apparel, has announced that it has signed a multi-year pan-European contract to design, manufacture and supply men's and women's apparel, accessories and beachwear for possibly the most recognised club on the planet: Pacha. Poetic Brands will be targeting all major European fashion retailers as well as online retail with a wide range of apparel, accessories, swim and beachwear, expected to be in-store from spring/summer '24. Elliott Matthews, Managing Director of Poetic Brands, says: "A pioneer of clubbing, dance and fashion, Pacha is both a venue and a worldwide brand that has revolutionized leisure and entertainment globally. It's a real privilege to work with this iconic brand. We're looking forward to producing fashion ranges of Pacha apparel and accessories."

Posted: 21 June 2023

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