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FOUNDERS’ LETTER This season has been a busy one at Wolf & Badger. We have grown our team to over twenty people and the business continues from strength to strength. The dedication of everyone working within our office and stores has been incredible and a shared focus on becoming the de facto destination to discover the very best up-and-coming luxury brands has become a reality. We have recently merged with our largest direct competitor – Boticca.com – who have long shared our vision of how retail ought to work: it is the designers and brands themselves that should hold the power of their destinies, not outdated retailers with their outmoded purchasing models and often punitive payment terms. As a combined business we have massively strengthened our curated product offering, geographical reach and brand awareness, this is to the benefit of the carefully selected network of member brands with which we work and also great for our fabulous and loyal customer-base. Whether this is your first time at Wolf & Badger or your thousandth, we want to thank you for your ongoing support.
Jemima is a London based freelance stylist working mainly in fashion and interiors across a variety of mediums including print, online and commercials. Her eight years industry experience has seen her develop a keen sense for aesthetics and fashion, making her an invaluable part of any production. Recent clients include Harrods, Daylesford and Nike.
David Abrahams is a London based photographer with six years of industry experience, he, has assisted photographers such as Nick Knight and Mel Bless. David is represented by the creative agency MBK London, where he shoots commercial and editorial, fashion and still life commissions.
Bryony is a London based Set Designer. Having studied Performance Design at Central St Martins she went on to assist set designers such as Robert Storey and George Lewin. She has been working in the industry for the last two years making and building sets for a range of fashion based projects.
In this issue you can discover the latest Wolf & Badger Autumn/Winter ’15 edit of just some of the best items and capsule collections from our favourite new designers and we welcome you to one of our stores or wolfandbadger.com to explore many more. We look forward to helping you find something amazing and unique. Finally, special thanks go out to Emma, Natalie and Sam for putting in so much work in making this the best issue yet, as well as to all the lovely contributors who also put a lot of effort in bringing this together. Finally, we couldn’t do it without all the creativity and vision of the incredible independent designers and brands we work with, we salute you! Yours, Henry & George Graham Co-Founders
Still Life Photographer
Fashion and Still Life Stylist
Philippe Miletto Make-up Artist Philippe started his career in Belgium then moved to Paris where he worked as Head Make-up Artist for Shu Uemura. He is now based in London working as the beauty editor for ID and Zoo magazines. His style of make-up is conceptual and avant-garde.
Katie is a freelance stylist who has worked with clients such as Burberry, Jaeger, Erdem and Victoria Beckham. Editorial contributions include publications such as Schon! magazine and Petrie Inventory. Specialising in fashion styling and accessories still life, she is based in Clerkenwell, London.
a letter from the editor “There’s a
It may be that we are already dreaming of whisking ourselves away to escape the winter ahead, but for issue four of The Sett we’ve been heavily influenced by distant lands. We’ve spoken to designers who search the world for talented artisans to produce their exquisite designs and we’ve been inspired by Moroccan tiles and exotics fabrics in our main fashion story.
nostalgic ‘back to school’ feeling in the air now that the long summer days have come to an end, these
Each and every season we have more designers for you to discover. We now work with over 450 brands in both our stores and on our website, so putting together an issue of The Sett provides us with the opportunity to present them to you in one easily digestible bite.
pieces have got me excited for what Autumn/Winter ’15 has in store.”
In this issue we meet talented designers, reveal autumnal trend reports, and pack you in our suitcase as we introduce a travel section for the first time, and as usual, all the items featured can be found in our stores or on our website. Our graphic designer Natalie Solomon shows us her top picks for the season ahead… Emma Foreman Editor
Natalie’s picks from left to right: Kim Kwang boots £895; ZIVA jacket £315; Maiko Nagayama ring £1050; Mews London earrings £75; Raishma shirt £199; Ellie Lines dress £495.
Ester Keate is a fashion, portrait and still life photographer based in Brockley, South East London. After graduating from University of Westminster she spent some time studio assisting and then working for various top photographers. She is now shooting as much as she possibly can. When she is not taking photos she is twiddling her thumbs.
Cover: My Pair Of Jeans shirt £80; Boo Pala skirt £307;
Tada & Toy earrings £49. May: Jiri Kalfar shirt £435; Judy Wu trousers £495; Isabel Englebert earrings £370;
A + EM boots £230. Oisín: Boo Pala top £66. Jiri Kalfar trousers £195
Autumn/Winter ‘15 Trends We take a look at the hottest trends for the season ahead
LOUISE The young designer Liz Louise Breider spills the beans on the inspiration behind her debut collection and who she’s stalking on Instagram
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Editor: Emma Foreman
We meet the team behind the menswear brand Cut & Tso
Sophisticated Accessories Our guide to accessorising like a true gent
Modern tailoring Our guide to modern menswear
Where the wild things are Exotic accessories to breathe life into your home
La Vie Boheme Meet Bohemia Design, the must-have homeware brand that should make its way into your home
Your complete guide to Autumn/ Winter
ALMOST FAMOUS Look back at yesteryear and get a glimpse of years gone by
Fluff & Fur
Autumn/Winter Need To Know
Over the rainbow
Cut & Tso
Accessories to make your outfits pop this winter
Over the top fuzz is this season’s biggest trend
Winter Escapes Find out what’s in our suitcases as we jet off to warmer climates
The Dark Side of Fairy tales A first look at our collaboration with Louise Coleman
Art Director & Graphics: Natalie Solomon
Wolf & Badger, 32 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NE
Production Director: Samantha Emson |
In House Photography: Emily Cuthbert
Wolf & Badger, 46 Ledbury Road, London, W11 2AB
Simone Rocha AW15
Ardent & Co £490
Sophie Darling £65 AENEA £2200
Alexander McQueen AW15
Alexander McQueen AW15
Louise Coleman £145
Gothic Romance Head over to the dark side this season with romantic lace and a smoky colour palette.
Our editor Emma Foreman shows us how to take the trend from the catwalk to the street.
BET Barcelona £290
Left: Emma wears necklaces by Lisa E Moss and Meredith Marks and bag by Eddie Handmade. Above: necklaces by Tessa Metcalfe and CF Concept, tank by One Wolf, bracelet by Yael Joaillerie and bag by BET Barcelona. Photography by Emily Cuthbert.
Children Of Our Town £430
By Sun £396
By Sun £498
Whistle & Bango £69 SUPERSWEET x moumi £150
Nicole Coste £630
The Lolita Embrace your feminine side with bubblegum hues this autumn; keep things sweet and a little bit sexy.
Fyodor Golan AW15
Nicole Coste £1650
Louise Coleman £60
SUPERSWEET x moumi £240
Jewellery Consultant Robyn Aubrey shows us how to embrace pink this season.
My Pair of Jeans £135
Arianna Cerrito £395 Robyn wears sunglasses by Finlay & Co, rings by Tessa Metcalfe and bag by Lauren Cecchi. Photography by Emily Cuthbert.
in tro ducin g LO UISE What is LOUISE all about? LOUISE is focused towards a younger customer, aged 20-35. I think there is something quite boyish about it, but it’s feminine at the same time. I aim for a reinvented classicism and a contrast between different inspirations. I am a big fan of lurex materials, but I only like to use it combined with an opposing type of fabric, such as raw linen or cotton. In the case of LOUISE, it is this combination and juxtaposition that produces unique quality and is the essence of the label.
LOUISE Autumn/Winter ‘15 Collection
LOUISE £130 LOUISE £110
Liz Louise Breider graduated from the styling Academy Artemis in Amsterdam in 2009 and went on to work as a fashion designer for many different brands, including My Brand, Picture Perfect, and ID&T. This background provided her with enough experience and knowledge in both the commercial and indie fashion scene to create her own label “LOUISE”.
How has the brand evolved? I grew up always knowing that I wanted to be a designer, but I did not know it would lead to starting my own label until about one year ago. My last job was for ID&T, I stopped working there more or less two years ago. Something inside me knew it was time to start something up for myself. I went to Spain for two months to figure out what to do next; it was there that I realised my desire to start my own label. I started designing my first collection and before I knew it, I was on a plane to Istanbul making it happen. What inspired the Autumn/Winter ‘15 collection? With fit and quality in focus, the thin, but boyish silhouette is a trademark of LOUISE Autumn/Winter ‘15. The cut is edgy but simple. This collection is influenced by the contrast of fabrics and western elements, I use the finest fabrics for simple everyday wear. I wanted to give the former bohemian girl a somewhat mannish makeover with an outing of oversized and slouchy blouses and jackets. The LOUISE woman kept a feminine touch in the form of lurex materials in blouses and dresses combined with unexpected chequered cotton fabrics and leather elements. What is the best thing about running your own company?
Fabrics and textures from LOUISE Autumn/Winter ‘15 Collection
I’m doing everything with my heart and soul! Working in an industry I enjoy and am passionate about, helps me to handle it when I face downtimes. Owning my own business allows me to be creative, which gives me a feeling of great satisfaction, a feeling that I missed the last few years when I was working for someone else. I don’t have a design team or use photographers to shoot my lookbook; everything is really coming from me and I think that’s what I like the most.
How did you begin the design process? Inspiration can come from anywhere and anything. It is what’s around me. It can be a song, or even what natural light can do to everything. I just take pieces of things that I like and add them to my inspiration board. From here I start to create a story out of what I see and I try to understand what it means.
Your Autumn/Winter need to know
How does it feel seeing your collection come together? This is one of the best feelings in the world. It is very easy to draw my creations on paper, but bringing them into reality is the hardest part of the process. Especially as a young designer, I’m not yet in the position to work with the people or the ateliers that I eventually hope to work with.
We’ve bid a sad ‘farewell’ to summer for another year, and while for some, this is almost as heart breaking as splitting up with a significant other; I on the other hand am looking forward to the new season ahead. As soon as the summer sales are over I start the hunt; for the perfect pair of ankle boots that I will wear with everything I own, for the new knitwear brand that will have me feeling like I’m walking around wearing a giant hug, for ground breaking trends to tackle and for new collections to drop in stores. So here’s a handy little guide with everything you need to know for Autumn/Winter ‘15.
What is your favourite piece from the collection?
Words by Emma Foreman.
My favourite piece of the collection is by far the western inspired blouse with the lurex back, named ‘Ade’. This item gives the most accurate image of the collection.
Jewellery brandS to be seen with
The hardest part of my job is the feeling of self doubt in not being creative enough. It’s a feeling of insecurity that is vicious and sometimes hard to shake.
I use Instagram a lot, I would say that is definitely my favourite form of social media in terms of posting new content and getting inspired. I’m a big fan of these Amsterdam girls: @nikkimarinus, @zoshazofia, @felicefleur @florianfch. They are all muses for LOUISE and that’s the main reason for wanting to capture these women. Beside these girls I am in love with the instagram of @4thandbleeker, @sahara_ray, @giizeleoliveira, @purienne_ How would you describe your style?
Astrid & Miyu
Who do you stalk on Instagram?
Less is definitely more when it comes to jewellery, and this autumn will see the rise of cool contemporary jewellery brands taking over the accessories scene. It’s the type of jewellery that you will put on once and never take off because it goes with every single thing you own. Simple, polished metals stacked up high; Tada & Toy, Astrid & Miyu and Mew are the brands nailing the trend.
Micro trend Last winter it was all about oversized polo-neck dresses worn with thigh high boots, whereas this winter will see the unlikely trend of cricket jumpers popping up everywhere. A chunky cable knit with the perfect deep v neckline and an all-important stripe. Rumour London is ahead of the game with their Wimbledon cashmere sweaters, find yours in our Dover Street store.
My style is very bohemian and ethnic inspired. I love to wear colour and prints, but I also love to wear a very minimalistic outfit. Style is an expression, it all has to do with my state of mind and actually it is very diverse. How would you describe the LOUISE woman?
What is the hardest part of your job?
Tada & Toy
Amsterdam is a very creative and entrepreneurial city. I always have Amsterdam in mind when I am in my creative process. The people are very easy going and they all have their own personal take on style, which is very inspiring.
You live in Amsterdam, how has the city’s creative scene influenced your work?
The LOUISE girl is fun, bohemian and effortlessly cool. She has her own style and is not too trend focused. She loves to wear vintage and combine this with new classical inspired items. She wants to look good, but she does not want to spend too much time on it. What are you most looking forward to about Autumn/Winter? I’m really curious to hear everyone’s reactions. I have shown it digitally or on paper, but no one has seen the collection in real life. This is the reason why I want to design and it’s the most important thing to me.
It is a story that will be written from season to season. I am always thinking outside of the box. I want to create a lifestyle. I would not be surprised in the future to add a music album to the collection or to exhibit some photography of LOUISE. I will never stop evolving. Louise is available online and in our Mayfair store.
What’s next for LOUISE?
Must-have piece In recent years it has become cool to be healthy, we know this because Beyoncé walks around in a tee that says ‘Kale’ and all of your friends now cook something from the ‘Deliciously Ella’ cookbook when you go round for dinner. The ‘cleanse tee’ by Gem&i is guaranteed to be the most coveted piece of the season, because the clean-eating trend shows no sign of slowing down.
Drink of the season Cold-pressed juice! Even though the summer months are over, we’re still doing our bit to stay healthy with a blast of green veg in juice formation from Raw Press. Available in our Dover Street and Notting Hill stores.
Yufash dress £430; Whistle & Bango bangle £69; IVAN ring £215; Tessa Metcalfe ring £95.
almost FAMOUS Look back at yesteryear and get a glimpse of years gone by; clash your decades, textures and prints in the new modern bohemia. Styling by Jemima Fleming. Photography by David Abrahams.
My Pair of Jeans shirt £80; Boo Pala skirt £307; The Season Hats hat £325; Astrid & Miyu bangle £59; Avinas Jewellery bangle £179; Tada & Toy earrings £49. Opposite page: Parlor shirt £224; Mandkhai jumpsuit £391.
Raishma shirt £199; Claire Andrew skirt £579; Ardent & Co skirt £388; Isabel Englebert earrings £350; IVAN ring £215; Tada & Toy ring £140. Opposite page: Boo Pala top £132; One Wolf trousers £147. Photography: David Abrahams Stylist: Jemima Fleming Set Designer: Bryony Edwards Hair: Mirka Hajdova Makeup Artist: Philippe Miletto Models: May Douglas at The Hive Management and Oisín Atiko at Models 1.
over the RAINBOW We can all be a sucker for the colour black in the winter, it’s our go-to for when we have nothing to wear, have overindulged at dinner, or simply feel like dressing like a badass. But a pop of colour in the winter can be a wonderful thing, and dressing in head-to-toe black for six months of the year is, let’s face it, a bit of a cop-out. So be bold, have confidence and start throwing on canary yellows, radiant reds and bold blues this season.
BET Barcelona £290 Eddie Handmade £450
Liz Nehdi £185
Newgate Watches £129 Alexandra Alberta £245
Tessa Metcalfe £240
The Season Hats £325 The North Circular £89
Kim Kwang £680
Taylor Morris £170 Beara Beara £135 N’Damus London £80
AENEA £3700 London EDIT £88
Sarah Ho - SHO £80
Kim Kwang £558
Queensbee £400 Kinnari £180
Daou Jewellery £5100 YAZI £160
Lauren Cecchi £444
Isabel Englebert £300
Florence Bridge £100
Ali Grace £98
Supersweet x Moumi £180
Jas MB £365
FLUFF & FUR In the winter months there is nothing better than cosying up with some furry items to keep you warm. Fluff and fur is one of the biggest trends of the season, be it thick, sheepskin shearling jackets or bold, furry accessories. Matthew Williamson sent fur down the catwalk in its hoards with fuzzy oversized jackets and we’ve already seen the shaggy Gucci slippers in every September issue going, so if there’s one trend to get on board with as the weather turns, it’s definitely this one. By Sun have some fluffy slippers of their own, complete with beaded fringing, we’re already dreaming of sliding our feet into a pair after a long day at the office. Bags by Lucque and BET Barcelona are colourful and fun with just the right amount of fluff and fur to give a nod to the trend and the pick and mix scarf by Florence Bridge will have you looking so on trend that warmth is simply an after thought. It’s eccentric and over the top, yet there’s something strangely appealing about potentially having to comb your accessories before leaving the house. Clockwise from left: By Sun slippers £198; Lucque bag £552; Lucque clutch £131; BET Barcelona bag £390; Florence Bridge scarf £160; By Sun slippers £198; Isabel Englebert cuff £420. Styling and set design by Katie Tillyer. Photography by Ester Keate.
WINTER ESCAPES Now that summer is coming to an end, we find ourselves dreaming of jetting off to distant lands to escape the city as the weather takes a turn. Whether your wanderlust is about sinking your toes into turquoise seas, or getting lost in a maze of streets in a city you’ve never stepped foot in before, we take a look at three vacation hotspots for a winter escape.
A bright, colourful, designfocused riad is a must have for your stay in Marrakesh; El Fenn ticks all of these boxes and will make sure that you never want to leave.
No trip to Morocco is complete without stopping off for pot of mint tea at Le Menzeh, situated within the garden oasis of hotlisted hotel, La Mamounia.
Boo Pala £307
Ali Grace £1245
Taylor Morris £170 Alexandra Alberta £179
Dear Frances £470
Tanya Elizabeth £180
Talia Naomi £160, £95
SUPERSWEET x moumi £560
BET Barcelona £390
Lose yourself in the endless maze of rugs, spices, ceramics and trinkets in the Souks of Marrakesh. Souk photos by Emily Cuthbert.
Avinas Jewellery £150
Escape to the colourful, bustling city of Marrakesh where the winding derbs and luxurious riads will whisk you away into another world. Get wonderfully lost in the ancient medina and spend hours searching for trinkets in the souks. Whilst the weather won’t be scorching hot, the days will be warm enough for a lightweight, ethereal dress and the evenings slightly cooler. Team a pair of wide leg trousers with bold accessories, then start to discover what the incredible city has to offer.
The Fasano: Head to the hottest spot in Rio overlooking Ipanema’s sparkling sands while you bathe on the edge of the infinity pool.
Leave your coat, tights, gloves and winter hat behind, jump on a plane and slide into Brazil’s mesmerizing rhythm, surrounded by its majestic mountains and scenery. Embrace the incredible charm of Rio and soak up the beach culture of Ipanema and Leblon with a caipirinha in hand, of course. It’s the height of summer in Brazil now, take your styling tips from Cariocas themselves, by stripping off in the sweltering heat. All you need is bikinis, cover ups, flats and an easy-going attitude.
Just 2 hours from Rio, Ponta dos Ganchos is a perfect retreat if you’re looking for tranquility and laid-back elegance. Spend your days paddle boarding around its private peninsula on the Emerald Coast.
WHAT TO PACK
Gem&i £48 Finlay & Co £220
Retreat to the Santa Teresa Hotel in the bohemian district overlooking the city below whilst sipping on a tasty caipirinha.
Don’t give in to the acai stands that are found on every street corner, make the trip to Tacacá do Norte. It’s one of the most authentic places in Rio, with açaí being made the ancient Amazonian way.
Lilliput & Felix £115
Tada & Toy £38
SUPERSWEET x moumi £350
Lilliput & Felix £105
La Paire £114
Get instantly seduced by the city that never sleeps, with its towering skyscrapers, iconic yellow cabs and an array of eclectic places hidden around every street corner. New York at any time of year is one of the most inspiring places, but in the winter it has a certain edge unlike anywhere else in the world. Swap your generic jeans and tee for kick-ass leather trousers and metallic brogues, inject a bit of New York glamour into your suitcase and submerge yourself in the city.
Photo by Emily Cuthbert
WHAT TO PACK
Saltspin £145 Judy Wu £650
Eddie Handmade £450
The best way to experience the city is from up high, make your way to Soho Sixty, this exclusive members club has one of the best views of the New York skyline.
Meredith Marks £150
The Season Hats £325
Stop for brunch at one of NYC’s hottest brunch spots – Jack’s Wife Freda, and don’t forget to Instagram your avopoached eggs whilst you’re there.
Romy & Ray £144
A selection of Louise’s illustrations and inspirations from her sketchbook.
Right: Louise Coleman illustrating in her studio. Far right: the final artwork for the tote. Above: the Egret print as a digital illustration and shown on the finished garment.
MEET THE MAKER
The dark side of fairytales Louise Coleman £90
Introducing the Wolf & Badger x LOUISE COLEMAN collaboration, the limited edition tote bag that we are releasing for autumn. Emma Foreman speaks to Louise to find out how she began the process...
Louise Coleman £145 The final design for the limited edition tote bag.
Louise Coleman £120
Louise Coleman is living in her imagination, a world of fairy tales, folklore and magic, filled with wildlife and wonder. From early childhood, Louise would spend hours just sitting and drawing. Having grown up in the Norfolk countryside she was, and continues to be inspired by the woods and fields that surround her. This environment, entwined with her love of old books and stories sparked what is fast becoming the instantly recognisable Louise Coleman print that it is today.
Having studied textiles at school and university, Louise has honed in on her skills over the years and has developed a beautiful illustrative style. It began simply with flora and fauna, although Louise believes there was a dark edge to her designs from the very beginning. However, it was when she made the conscious decision to start including more macabre, horror inspired imagery that her magical aesthetic really formed, revealing her love of wildlife, but with a darkside. The impressive results of Louise Coleman’s debut collection in our Dover Street store gave Louise the confidence to develop her collection from simple scarves, into a plethora of ready-towear garments; including kimonos, camisoles and tunic dresses. Customers were captivated by the prints and the brand simply took off. Louise’s expertise lies within the prints themselves, and she is at her happiest when sitting and illustrating outside in natural sunlight. She uses pen with a combination of shading and dot work to create the intricate designs, and the whole process can take a couple of days for an impressive single piece. It seemed only natural for Wolf & Badger to team up with Louise to produce a limited edition tote bag for the season, a blend of the two brands into one seamless illustration was what we wanted to achieve. Louise started with the text then added the flora and fauna, the real challenge was maintaining an autumnal style when so much animal and floral print was involved, but with clear direction in her head, the result is a beautifully unique and eye catching design. Louise Coleman is currently working on developing illustrations and expanding her collection into ready-to-wear garments. The limited edition tote bags will be selectively distributed to key influencers and ambassadors of Wolf & Badger. Louise Coleman is available online and in our Mayfair store.
How do you begin the design process? We usually begin by bouncing ideas off one another. There is often one unique feature of the garment that serves as the basis from which the rest of the design revolves around. For our Ninja Sweat Hoodie we came up with the concept of the hidden kangaroo pocket first. The rest of the design was kept bare so as to not take away from the focus of the product feature.
Cut & Tso Autumn/Winter ‘15 Collection
Why menswear in particular? I’ve always been very picky about the clothes that I buy. There’s a certain frustration I feel when I go into a boutique and see the same pieces over and over again. What’s the most important skill required to do your job? Being able to distinguish our designs from the rest of the menswear brands out there, without being gimmicky. What would your alternative career be? A car designer.
Cut & Tso Autumn/Winter ‘15 Collection
CUT & TSO Phil Tso, the Creative Director of Cut & Tso began designing four years ago, drawing inspiration from Chinese and Japanese gang culture. His inspiration can be seen in the early stages of his work in the ‘ninja bomber’, which was the starting point from which the rest of the collection grew. With the completion of the Cut & Tso collection in Canada, Phil and the team have decided to focus their efforts on tackling the markets in New York and London. Describe Cut & Tso in 3 words? Simple, dark and innovative. What was the inspiration behind the Autumn/Winter ‘15 collection? We took certain features and silhouettes from traditional Asian warriors and incorporated them into traditional menswear pieces, like the bomber jacket and the peacoat. We wanted to add drama to our garments but at the same time also wanted a heightened level of functionality.
What’s your favourite hour of the day? Happy hour. What apps keep you sane? Instagram. What are you most looking forward to about Autumn/Winter? For the first time having our collection carried in retailers outside of Canada. How do you de-stress? Good conversation and alcohol. Who do you dream of seeing wearing your designs? A$AP ROCKY. What is your ultimate aim for Cut & Tso the brand? We want Cut & Tso to be available in the top menswear boutiques around the world and to expand into footwear and accessories.
Cut & Tso £395
Cut & Tso £150
Cut & Tso is available online and in our Mayfair store.
WATCH THIS SPACE There comes a time in almost every man’s life when he feels the need to drop some serious cash on buying a watch. Not just any watch; a proper watch, because the act of doing so is a right of passage, a step towards actual, bona fide manhood. What a man chooses to wear around his wrist says a lot about the type of man that he is, be it an active sports watch complete with chronograph functionality, or a sleek, minimal dress watch for the suave gentleman. It can be daunting to know where to start when choosing one that best suits your personality, so we’ve put together five of the best watch brands to help get you on your way.
Kennett Watches £150
Bravur Watches £550
Newgate Watches £299
Newgate Watches £149
Kennett Watches £250
Paulin Watches £139
Bomberg Watches £545
Sophisticated Accessories No matter what the rest of your outfit looks like, your look can be transformed with the help of a few kickass accessories. If you’ve thrown on the nearest trousers you can find, and you pull out the same old jacket from your wardrobe year after year, then fear not, a few well placed, expertly styled accessories is all it takes to bring you from mediocre to style maverick in an instant. It’s often best to keep things simple and classic with an industrial and masculine colour palette. Carrying important documents in a sleek, black case by Eddie Handmade is enough to make anyone sit up and take notice of you, whilst a classic watch by Bravur Watches will provide any outfit with a hint of sophistication to complete your look. Investing in a few timeless accessories that you will wear over and over again is key to always looking well-dressed, wooden sunglasses by Finlay & Co and a woven belt by Tyler & Tyler are wardrobe essentials that will provide the stylish building blocks for the rest of your wardrobe. One Wolf have put a spin on the classic bow tie with the butterfly ties from their Tourist collection, guaranteed to make some serious impressions on passers by. A man’s repertoire of accessories isn’t complete without some finishing touches for the home, a candlestick holder by Nick Fraser is the perfection addition and will never go out of style. Clockwise from left: Tyler & Tyler belt £35; Nick Fraser candlestick £45; Finlay & Co sunglasses £120; One Wolf bow tie £140; Eddie Handmade document case £200; Bravur Watches watch £620. Styling and set design by Katie Tillyer. Photography by Ester Keate.
Bee Clothing Autumn/Winter ‘15 Collection
MODERN tailoring Consider menswear for Autumn/Winter ‘15 as architecture for the body, with precision-engineered pieces that have been cleverly constructed to play with new lengths. We’ve been hearing about a move towards generously cut tailoring for a few seasons now, but this season the trend seems to have arrived in full force. We take a look at the menswear designers who are mixing things up and taking steps towards bold, new dimensions this season. London Athletics Club are bringing classic tailoring into the 21st century with their affordable streetwear. With bold, geometric shapes and a strong, directional colour palette, this is a brand for the modern creative, who use the street as their playground. Czech based fashion designer Jiri Kalfar is pushing boundaries with his Autumn/Winter ‘15 collection, the exaggerated, external stitching on the tweed jacket, and the generous cut of the tweed trousers give a nod to the seventies trend that returned to the catwalk once again this season. Style and functionality are two things that go hand in hand according to London based menswear brand, Bee Clothing, whose innovate take on menswear aims to protect you from the elements yet keep you looking stylish at the same time. Whether it’s with oyster card sleeve pockets, commuter cycle jackets or water repellent coated materials, this is one brand that you’ll love. You can thank us later.
Bee Clothing Autumn/Winter ‘15 Collection
London Athletics Club £65 Jiri Kalfar Autumn/Winter ‘15 Collection
Curiousa & Curiousa £325 Mountain and Molehill £65 me&him&you £50
Masonfranks £110 O.W. London £15
Nick Fraser £65
SCANDI COOL The streamlined, simplicity of Scandinavian style is easy to replicate in your own home. Think simple forms, soft palettes and organic materials like marble, wood and wool; the Scandinavian aesthetic is trending hard this season. This interior style will be a breath of fresh air for your home, so we’ve rounded up a selection of pieces that will help give you that cool Scandi touch.
Beulah Home £40
Sloane Stationery £15 Pure Lana £168
Gingko Electronics £30
Bococo £50 each O.W. London £21 O.W. London £21
Melanie Porter £550
Stolen Form £20
Where the Wild things are Get inspired by life’s eccentricities and fill your home with exotic accessories from around the world. Whether you’ve been influenced by travels from tropical climates, or simply feel like getting a taste of far off lands in your own home, these wild accessories will ensure your home is truly exciting to come back to after a long day. Add a splash of colour to your walls with unique prints and art work by Jessica Russell Flint, the granddaughter of famous watercolour artist Sir William Russell Flint, who uses his designs to turn famous artwork into luxurious accessories for the home. Using art as a medium for homeware can also be found in the work of Jimbob Art, whose designer James Ward uses wildlife and nature to bring human expressions to his products. It’s time to spruce up your home with arty, animalistic accessories. Clockwise from left: Jimbob Art plate £25; Jessica Russell Flint illustration £60; Eleanor Stuart plate £45; Jessica Russell Flint print £210. Styling and set design by Katie Tillyer. Photography by Ester Keate.
INTERVIEW WITH BOHEMIA DESIGN
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Styling by Katie Tillyer. Photography by Ester Keate.
If you’re throwing a dinner party this winter and are somewhat concerned about your domestic skills in the kitchen, we wholeheartedly recommend purchasing these delightful ceramics by Kim Sera. When the food is being served on plates that look as good as this, no one will bat an eyelid if the food is sub par.
Sarah Henderson has been working as Bohemia Design’s brand manager for 5 years, developing the company’s visual identity through photography, graphics, packaging & products. Since its launch in 2006, Bohemia Design has fast become a must-have lifestyle brand, making its way into homes all around the globe.
There’s no denying that the arrival of autumn will throw horrendous weather and torrential downpours our way, but thanks to Raindance Umbrellas, we no longer want to hibernate. With bright, bold colours and geometric styles to choose from, we’ll soon be singing in the rain rather than hiding from it.
La Vie Bohème
A basket artisan in Marrakech, leather is being pleated, shaped and tanned to make the handles for the Bohemia Design handwoven baskets.
Left and above: A selection of Bohemia Design cushions and slippers.
Tell us about Bohemia Design, how did it begin as a brand? Bohemia was created by Creative Director Jenny Lockton, who started out as a retailer and found it hard to find products she wanted to sell in her stores, so she began sourcing her own and became a manufacturer. The company has grown into an international lifestyle brand with stockists worldwide.
Kim Sera £40
Mountain and Molehill £105
Mountain and Molehill Continuing the trend of wild interiors is the quirky homeware brand Mountain and Molehill. The unique prints and lampshades are created with a sense of anthropomorphic wit and charm, inspired by Victorian illustrations and animals personalities to create original accessories for the home.
Bohemia Design £36
How important to you is using sustainable materials? The ethos of our brand is centred on fair trade and eco-friendly, ethical partnerships, so using sustainable materials has always been a priority to us. All of our leathers are dyed using natural plant based dyes; our baskets are woven with local Moroccan palm leaves and our block printed wash bags are made from cotton canvas.
You create colourful, unique fashion and homeware accessories, how do you begin the design process? Our design process is very organic; we work in collaboration with our artisans around the world to produce our accessories and homeware collections. Our small, close knit team in Edinburgh design the products, work on colours, create patterns and choose the materials.
You are based in Edinburgh, Scotland, does the city influence your work in any way? Edinburgh is a buzzing city full of creative, artistic people. It is also a beautiful place to live and the perfect backdrop to our brand; we love having a strong base in Scotland to work from.
What is your favourite part of the process? Receiving samples of new designs is the best and most exciting part of the process! It is also important to be able to look at the potential designs with a critical eye and test them for potential faults or changes.
Bohemia Design pieces are influenced by different areas of the world, do you get to travel a lot with your job? Travelling is part of my role and is a wonderful perk to the job. I love the buzz of new places and meeting new people, and above everything it helps me to understand the products we are creating and selling. To know that we are helping to keep these traditional crafts alive is a wonderful feeling.
How do you go about finding the artisans that you work with to produce your products? We travel to Morocco, India and Turkey to work with our artisans. We make regular trips to visit their workshops, meet the craftsmen and work on new ideas. We also use the time to source potential new suppliers and to research ideas. Being in a new environment is perfect for refreshing our heads, to take a moment to step back and think clearly about what we want to produce next and who would be best to work with. You work closely with leather artisans in Morocco, why do you feel this works well for Bohemia Design? Our talented Moroccan artisans are experts in working with leather. Their age-old techniques are still relevant today, and we love creating cool and contemporary products in collaboration with their traditional skills.
What is your favourite Bohemia Design product? My favourite Bohemia product is my block printed wash bag, I use it everyday and love it. It is overflowing with every beauty product I own; my one stop shop. What is the best part of your job? I love the varied nature of my job and that everything we produce is 100% handmade and ethical. Knowing that my job is helping to provide work to lots of skilled artisans around the world is important to me and continues to drive me in my job. Where do you hope to see Bohemia Design in 5 years’ time? Working with more artisans, producing more collections and continuing to grow our brand! Bohemia Design is available online.
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Published on Sep 10, 2015