March 28, 2010
This week I started to make stock for Alternative fashion week at Spitafields market. I’m sharing a stand with my beautifal and talented assistant Miss A P who runs ALQ Associates. She has been invited down to London to show her Women’s and Menswear collection on the Wed. Our work is very different from each other so it will be very interesting to see how we divide the space. I brought some beautiful Makower cotton sateen from Barry’s in Birmingham. I always thought that makower specialised in bridal fabric so was very suprised to see this fabulous print. I also brought it in a pale grey/turquiose combo and a wonderful sugar pink which had drawings of Brighton Pavilion all over it.
I have been an advocate of orange for years, so it’s lovely to see it making a return. This print with carousels and fairground horses is enchanting. I’m really hoping that this dress will sell, It’s a new style I’m trying it has a curved back and a contrast band on the hem with a little bit of vintage ’70s trim. I’m doing other colourways too. I would like to see more people wearing orange and teaming it with hot pink or green, maybe stripes or polka dots……
The skirt in the background is my latest customising feature for Sew Hip magazine I think it may be Issue 19 which isn’t out till about the end of April.