July 5th 2014 welcomed a print-tastic second event of the Southbank Series. Saturday's chic showroom was filled with a wonderful array of colour and print, and not forgetting to mention the hand crafted skill involved in each product.
Southbank Series show 2 designers: Caspar (Okun Beachwear), Susan (WOLLE+HIDE). Gina (PIPÉT), Clare (CFMcEwan).
(We caught Susan last minute for a group pic before heading out to a fancy dress party!)
Setting up for success!
Southbank Series: Designer POP UPs evolved as a way for young brands in their first few years of business to expand into new audiences, experience selling and display in alternative environments, but most of all to share with you what makes their products truly special.
With each new event comes an exciting new configuration of the showrooms, giving each designer the perfect opportunity to really show off their work to its full potential. Preparing for any show takes a huge amount of prep work, and with most of the designers heading up their business on their own there is always lots to do! So we thank you for coming along and showing your support.
Here's a few picture's from Saturday's event:
Pretty in Print! Beautiful scarves from CFMcEwan and stylish Men's beachwear from Okun.
SS14 selection from PIPÉT.
Fashionable sustainability from WOLLE+HIDE
Take a look at the show #2 designers below:
Handmade and printed in England PIPÉT designs bespoke scarves and accessories for fashion, lifestyle and interior.
Featuring new prints each season, every piece is made in a limited edition ensuring exclusivity and prestige to the owner.
Bespoke to it's item, there is a wonderful story to each design - and this show provided the perfect opportunity for guests to dip their toe into my world of print and pattern.
'Rec', 'Panorama' and 'Promenade' from the new AW14 collection.
Prints from the forthcoming AW14 and current SS14 PIPÉT scarf collection
A fine selection of Men's pocket silks.
Maud found her perfect winter accessory in the 90x90cm Panorama Scarf (...and is now eagerly awaiting for September to arrive!)
New AW14 PIPÉT Collection available on-line and in store September 2014!
WOLLE + HIDE
WOLLE+HIDE make handmade high quality fashion accessories from wool, leather and sheepskin, creating tactile wearable bags and purses for design conscious individuals.
Their strong belief is for a revival in craft and design, and the awareness in ethical based products and sustainability.
Mixing a rural and urban aesthetic WOLLE+HIDE proudly support the Campaign for Wool and British farming.
Southbank Series guests were huge fans of the brand's bright and gorgeous products!
Sian with her beautifully wrapped W+H accessory!
Okun is a pioneering and premium Africa-inspired mens designer swimwear brand whose ambition is to revitalise beachwear around the globe with vibrant prints and colours in contemporary African style...and they sure did bring a heap of vitality to the showroom!
Caspar with the summer season's swim shorts. On hand to show you the finer details of what exactly goes into making Okun's beachwear so special.
A fellow print designer and scarf lover, I met Clare a just two years ago. Both starting our labels at similar times it was great to have Clare join the second Southbank Series POP UP event.
Experimenting with photography, printing, mark making and sculpting ideas in her work and combining traditional and digital techniques, results in a collection of beautiful wearable art.
Stunning prints and a glorious wall of colour.
CFMcEwan's collection of large and small square scarves proved irresistible for an afternoon of personal styling sessions!
Another successful shopping day with many happy customers!
Southbank Series SHOW #3 is our INTERIOR SPECIAL on the 19th JULY
Featuring contemporary waxsmiths Wick & Tallow, stationery from print designer Esme Winter, cushions and bags from textile and print designer Daisy Biswell, and home accessories from the PIPÉT Interior collection...
Do not miss out!
See you on the 19th July!