Meet our designer Sini Moilanen, founder of womenswear brand Tramp in Disguise. After joining LDC for London Fashion Week last season, Sini is back for our Exmouth Market concept store. She will not only be introducing a range of homewares & accessories, but will also be hosting a workshop with us on the evening of … Continue reading Meet our Designers: Sini Moilanen, Tramp in Disguise
Imposter syndrome is such a common byproduct of entrepreneurial life. Especially for women (surprise!). We all have it. For those of you lucky enough not to know what it is, it’s a concept characterised by an inability to internalise one’s accomplishments leading to a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud (thanks Wikipedia!). Basically … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome and How to Banish it.
Sophie Dunster is the designer behind Gung Ho – an ethically responsible clothing line that wants to get people talking with their beautiful floral clothing & accessories, and embroidered sweatshirts all locally made from 100% organic fabric. Sophie is a London-based designer, raised living a zero carbon lifestyle. Through her work she aims to create … Continue reading MEET OUR DESIGNERS: Sophie Dunster, Gung Ho
Basma creates beautiful silk scarves under the brand name Basma Design, blending traditional artistry with digital innovation. With a background in design and marketing, Basma Alshather takes much of her inspiration from architecture and linear form. A former ceramicist, her work is displayed across the globe, from New Zealand to Japan. She is also mentor … Continue reading Meet our Designers: Basma Alshather
How many times have you come across an entrepreneur’s story and thought it looked too easy? “Oh yeah I had this amazing idea just come to me in my sleep, I met with a couple investors the next week and BOOM I’m now a millionaire”. Um good for you, but I can guarantee that’s not … Continue reading The Real Entrepreneurial Story: Celebrating Mistakes
Valentina Karellas is a returning LDC designer, showcasing her beautiful sustainable London-made knitwear at both our Christmas concept store and our most recent London Fashion Week event. Valentina is London born, bred, and educated at the London College of Fashion. She received her Masters of Advanced Womenswear in Florence where she learned about the colourful history … Continue reading MEET OUR DESIGNERS: VALENTINA KARELLAS
When it comes to fashion these days, consumers are spoilt for choice. Fast fashion has grown to mammoth proportions as retail giants offer the latest trends at bargain prices on almost every high street. With this comes an inevitable reduction in quality as clothing becomes more disposable than ever. But is this really what people … Continue reading Buy less, buy better: As Millennials are making more considered purchases, LDC is here to fill that gap
This London Fashion Week, Lily Branfield will be presenting Stratum's Autumn/ Winter '18 collection exclusively at LDC's concept store in Covent Garden, on Monday 19th February. A returning LDC designer, we can't wait to see what her show has in store for us! We sat down with Lily to find out a little more about … Continue reading Meet our designers: Lily Branfield – Stratum London
As a female-founded community, supporting mostly female designers, LDC aims to empower women, not only by giving our design partners a platform to showcase their products, but also by creating a community for women in all industries to meet, share their experiences and build each other up. To facilitate and celebrate this empowering community, this … Continue reading Women in Business Networking & Presentations: Meet our Female Empowerers
Boohoo shoes labelled as "faux fur" were actually made with rabbit fur | Source: HSIThis week large fashion retailers, including Boohoo and TK Maxx, have come under fire for selling real fur labeled as fake, claiming that even they are having difficulty spotting the difference. They are being accused of misleading British consumers into purchasing … Continue reading Transparency in supply chains: Are you sure your fur is faux?