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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

LondonEdge A/W 15 and S/S 16 with Vintage Inspiration

With just four weeks to go, it's time to take a sneak preview of what you can expect from the brands exhibiting at LondonEdge AW15. The epicentre of youth subculture and cutting edge fashion bursts into the Business Design Centre, Islington from 6th-8th September 2015. 

Here's what to look out for from our vintage favourites this season.
LondonEdge Reveals Beautiful New A/W ’15 and S/S ’16 Vintage Inspiration

Making its return the Business Design Centre in Islington from 6th-8th September, LondonEdge is back, bigger and better than ever before. Boasting a new list of exhibitors and brands, the show is proving that it is the epicentre of cutting edge fashion. The femme fatale in you has never been so spoilt for choice, with a range of brands flocking to the show to exhibit their new season of collections. Here’s what you can expect when it comes to vintage inspired collections this season.

Collectif – Iconic Style combined with Modern Life
Vintage style for modern life – Collectif celebrates being fifteen years young this season with a beautiful collection of vibrant, eye-catching patterns and feminine lines to recreate the look of original 1940s and 50s styling. Using authentic patterns from the styles of two of the most iconic eras in fashion, the curvy girl has found her mecca in a brand that celebrates femininity in its greatest form. Having just shot their latest collection – they can’t wait to share it with you.

Hell Bunny – Leading the Charge & Rocking the Show
Answering the prayers to those looking for an edgier, punkier style of streetwear, Hell Bunny put the cute and the vintage back into alternative fashion. Known for their signature 40s, 50s, retro and rockabilly to gothic, rock and punk styles, the brand have become a leader in the youth fashion market from the off. With a beautiful line of prom dresses, tea dresses and classic garments in cute prints, it is obvious why the brand remain a favourite of buyers at LondonEdge and this season’s collection is no exception. Who could deny that these versatile lines, created to suit and array of shapes and sizes, would fail to capture the hearts of all who wear them?

Voodoo Vixen – Glamour on Legs
A stunning collection of custom prints and beautiful lines is what you can expect from the leading vintage inspired label. Bringing retro, classic and rockabilly styles to life for the modern woman, Voodoo Vixen were the talk of the exhibition at LondonEdge back in February. Creating garments with classic lines to compliment the curves of every woman is their mission as their stand-out, unique designs bring glamour to every wardrobe. Known for their high quality and iconic collections, Voodoo Vixen is looking to be one to watch for AW15.

Coral and Jade - Making a Huge Splash
Three gorgeous brands under one umbrella – and we cannot wait for you to see them! Introducing the terrific trio of Bettie Page, Girl Howdy and Esther Williams to LondonEdge for the very first time, Coral and Jade are set to make quite the splash onto the scene for AW2015. From swimwear to the classic vintage prom dress, Coral and Jade promise to have all bases covered when it comes to gorgeous vintage styling. We know you won’t be disappointed with their pretty prints and keen eye for detail. We’re excited just talking about it. Definitely a must-see at the show!

Banned Apparel - Stand Up & Be Counted
With 25 years of experience in their field, Banned have come a long way from their original market stall in Greenwich. Now in a league of its own, the brand is renowned for its dreamboats and petticoats style attire. With beautiful prints and new styles debuting each season in their clothing, footwear and accessory ranges, Banned are recognised for their signature prints, lines and focus on creating the perfect style for every figure. Fun, flirty, yet edgy and defined, this collection is guaranteed to get you noticed.

Freddie’s of Pinewood - Celebrates Authenticity
Transport yourselves back in time to the statement styling of the 1940s and 50s, to an era of teddy boys, classic cars and rock n’ roll. Freddie’s of Pinewood create jeans and casualwear inspired by the styles of the times. A festival favourite, their capri pants, pedal pushers and tailored lines are a massive attraction for buyers. If high waists and cute blouses or tops are your bag then you’ve definitely met your match with Freddie’s of Pinewood. We promise you, this brand will make you want to roll your hair and unleash your inner pin-up, just as life should be!

The Seamstress of Bloomsbury - The Perfectly Classic Encounter
If wartime classic looks are your bag, you’ll love the collection from The Seamstress of Bloomsbury. An beautiful collaboration of tea dresses, classic styles of the period, jumpsuits and stunning traditional prints, this collection is a tribute to the work of Lillian Wells, an apprentice to a Bloomsbury Seamstress whose pipedream to meet her soldier never quite made it into reality. Reviving her original patterns and designs, The Seamstress of Bloomsbury are definitely a contender for offering some of the most breath taking designs of the show.

Miss Candyfloss – Vintage Style & Integrity
Bringing the styles of the 40s and 50s into the 21st century, Miss Candyfloss not only create beautiful clothing but they’re ethical too. This means that all of their garments are created within a good working environment, with the very best fair trade fibres and at a fair price to all involved in the creation of each item. As a brand that believes quality and integrity is key, Miss Candyfloss demands the very best at all stages of production as they believe that this will lead to a good quality product. Judging from the collections they are showcasing, they’re doing something right!

Love Her Madly - Swinging 60’s Couture
Quadrophenia never did go out of styles. With some of the most influential style icons emerging from an era when mods and rockers ruled and music was a way of life, Love Her Madly have developed a collection which could be defined as eternal. Combining the 1960s with modern quality fabrics and eye-catching design, and the brand prove that retro couture is an everlasting phenomenon.

Custom Fit Dancewear - Unflappable Vintage Charm
New to LondonEdge comes Custom Fit Dancewear, a northern vintage inspired brand created completely in the image of the 1920s showgirls. Established in the edgy and urban surroundings of Affleck’s Palace in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, Custom Fit Dancewear bring to life the dresses, footwear and accessories with a mix of sequins, beads and classic fibres to bring out your inner dance girl. It’s time to finger wave your locks, grab your dancing shoes and get your Charleston on with this range that cannot be classed as anything short of beautiful. We cannot wait to see more!

Bright & Beautiful – Timeless Revolution
Drawing on inspiration from the classic silhouettes of the swinging 60s and the chic 70s, B&B's AW15 collection is both fresh and quirky- and perfect for the party season! Using key jewel tones as the base colour palette and mixing them up with bold prints, this collection is bang on trend, and is perfect for you to make a statement in.

The next LondonEdge will run, fully loaded, from 6th-8th September 2015 at The Business Design Centre, Islington London N1. Register to visit LondonEdge at www.londonedge.com/visitors.

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