The Designer Exhibition during London Fashion Week 2011

“In 2008 the Christopher Ræburn label was launched. Inspired by the challenge of creating ethically-aware men’s and womenswear, Christopher Ræburn has become known for his utilisation of re-appropriated military fabrics to create garments that are functional, intelligent and meticulously crafted. Ræburn’s collections are highlighted for their intelligent design, high quality and extreme attention to detail.”

At the exhibition, Christopher displayed his sporty clothes, and I took photos of a jacket that has a loose detail at the neckline. There were also sporty squirrels which I loved so much!

“Founded in 2010 the Felicity Brown‘ label was set up by brother and sister team Henry and Felicity Brown. After graduating from the Royal College of Art with a 1st class honours in Textiles, Felicity went on to design for Alberta Ferretti, Loewe, Mulberry and Lanvin.

In February 2010, ‘Felicity Brown’ showcased their debut collection at London Fashion Week. The collection consisted of 7 styles in total and went on to receive international recognition from publications including Vogue Italia, British Vogue and Elle to name a few. ‘Felicity Brown’ produces 2 collections annually and is stocked in 15 countries worldwide.”

I took photos of ‘Felicity Brown’s multilayered and pleated collars and collarless necklines which look really noticeable.

“The art brand of NOKI customisation is a statement against mass produced fashion branding where the mere taking, diy style of a second hand garment and re-working it into an ethical ‘one-off’ piece of clothing, creates the NOKI art. This alone is paralleling the original essence of fashion, being couture. It’s a case of NOKI – couture the throat of ready to wear. The full NOKI silhouette involves the NOKI rock frock and the sob-suffocation of branding mask, this has become known as the uniform of the NOKIETTE – the all new culture jammer grand slammer. NOKI is world famous, some might say inter-con-ta-mental, for pioneering the fashion movement of customisation. For the record it is much closer to the philosophies of culture jamming coined by the American author Kalle Lasn, the founder of Adbusters magazine.”

NOKI’s display at Somerset House was really memorable. DR NOKI put on display knitted garments, so I took photos of their knitted collars. The first garment in black (left) has a leather belt attached to the collar, which makes the look even more scary.

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