Monthly Archives: September 2012

What Does Your Bow Tie Say About You?

Have you ever felt like your bow tie doesn’t express your true personality? Fear not, Sulphurgenic, a new London-based company has just the solution. The huge range of hand-made bow ties will no doubt provide everyone with a style to suit their personality, each one with it’s own unique ‘character’ and name, taking two days to complete.

The founders, Catrice and Mel, created the company after noticing the repetitiveness of the bow tie and wanted to “continuously push the boundaries and make art out of neckwear”. The 21 year old pair of entrepreneurs’ first collection ‘Rack and Ruin’ features items such as the crocodile skin and studded ‘Raptor’ (shown here), and the theatrical ‘Cirque’ with it’s stripes and spikes. There really is a lot to choose from. Nevertheless, if you fancy something a little bit different, Sulphurgenic also offers a Couture service where you can create your own unique design from a range of fabrics and accessories. A bow tie has never been as expressive as this!

With prices beginning under £20, and every one suitable for men, women, formal and casual situations, there really is very little reason for you not to express your inner geek!

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The Melissa Diamantidi Spring/Summer13 collection took place in the main catwalk of Freemasons hall at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue in Covent Garden’s.

The line started off with models look innocent and pure white dresses with a hint of sexiness with the used of cut out sections in the dresses. Cut of section was an ongoing theme as the collection went on and the main fabric trends were again chiffons and silks. The contemporary use of pattern cutting to add a complex approach to simple pieces, that is what made the collection so outstanding. As the show went on, colours of emerald green and sleek black were incorporated into the designs.

The models walked up then stopped midway on the way down from the catwalk and then turn and stopped at one side of the audience. This created a tense atmosphere and the crowd were able to admire the designs close up. The show ended with a final stand of the models lined up on the catwalk and the applause continued as the lights dimmed down. A high standard has definitely been set for Melissa Diamantidi future shows.

Models hitting the catwalk

The final stand of the collection


Hellen Van Rees was one of the featured designers in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout ‘Ones to Watch’ showcase on Saturday 15th at the Freemasons Hall. Her designs were originally inspired by the Coco Chanel tweed suit, and the fabric was used through the collection in various different shades.

The crowd were intrigued by her unique use of silhouette in her designs. Hellen wanted to bring a modern twist to fashion which is shown which her used of fabric shapes to build an individual view to the classic silhouette. The colour palette varied from light and dark shades of blue, grey and blue which worked beautifully in the tweed material. Overall the collection reflected a contemporary vibe and was one that caught the eye of many. The show was a very memorable one of the season.

Hellen Van Rees designs hitting the catwalk


Hana Cha closed the Vauxhall Fashion Scout ‘Ones to Watch’ showcase on Saturday 15th at the Freemasons Hall.

The collection consisted of monochrome colours in elegant shapes. Although the Hana kept the colour shades simple the chosen fabrics and cuts did not disappoint. The mostly white fabric of chiffon, silks and knitted jumper were dip dyed blacked which created a beautiful effects, especially with the long flowing chiffon pieces. The show stopper was the final floor length black dress with heavy white fringe draped down the gown. The gown looked sensational as the model floated down the catwalk. The collection was an excellent to end the Ones to Watch showcase.

Hana Cha Spring/Summer13 

Images from Hana Cha’s live catwalk