DREAMLAND

 
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As most of you know, I recently launched the Spring Summer 19 collection, Dreamland, earlier this month. Each piece I have created has its own distinct attitude and personality. We decided to draw inspiration from 70’s pop culture - I wasn’t keen to be too formulaic so some pieces are named after film characters, others singers and actors - anyone whom I felt embodied the essence of the piece.

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably already seen the stunning images from the photoshoot, shot by Boy/Girl Photography - on location in Margate, inspired by down and dirty LA, 70’s Glamour. I really love this shoot, it was everything and more than I wanted it to look like, so I thought I’d tell you a little bit about some of the pieces.

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barry

There’s only one Barry - Barry Manilow... He has worn an array of pink suits throughout his career, and as he wrote a song especially for me (“Mandy”, 1974) - at least I thought it was for me - I thought I’d return the favour by dedicating this piece to him.

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CARRIE

This sultry black dress is the epitome of down and dirty LA. The combination of grittiness and glamour complement one another to create a piece that is beautiful and strong. It shares the name of Stephen King’s horror novel (1974) and film (1976), Carrie. It was one of those films that haunted me for a very long time and since Sissy Spacek is such an amazing actress, I thought it very fitting.

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toni

I don’t think I could have this white tux named after anyone else but Tony Manero, from Saturday Night Fever, who popularised this all white suit. Since it’s become a notable symbol of the 70’s disco culture, I just had to make one...

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JOY

The name of this sassy dress comes from the film Born Free, which is based on a true story about the raising of two lion cubs to set them free. A touching, heart felt film and still as relevant today. It’s no surprise that animal print made me think of this story, even though its a very different animal.

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TRAVIS

Also known as ‘The Hero Suit’, this transparent, floral printed silk two piece has been given the name Travis from the film Paris Texas. Androgyny has always played a strong part in my clothes and this piece really teeters the line between masculine and feminine. It’s both powerful and delicate, edgy but glamorous - which I think sums up the whole collection.

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