To celebrate London Fashion Week which started Friday 17th of Feb and goes until Wednesday the 21st of Feb, we have decided to showcase our three favorite English designers.
After graduating from the London College of Printing with a BA in Journalism, Henry Holland was catapulted into the fashion limelight in 2006 with his irreverent ‘Fashion Groupies’ slogan tees featuring catchphrases such as “UHU Gareth Pugh” and “Get Your Freak On Giles Deacon”.
In February 2008, after 2 seasons showing with Fashion East, House of Holland held its first solo show on the main Fashion Week schedule to critical acclaim with the brand consequently winning the ‘Best Use of Tartan Award’ at the Scottish Fashion Awards.
He is also responsible for model Agyness Deyn’s rise as one of the most sort after models, after he proclaimed her to be his muse.
Alexander McQueen, who’s life ended on 11 February 2010, was one of the UK’s most influential designers. His trademark skulls and avant-garde designs, featured heavily on both clothing, accessories and carpets. McQueen’s designs had a huge cult like celebrity following, McQueen’s current creative director is Sarah Burton.
Stella McCartney made her first jacket when she was 13, always wanting to be a designer, this heiress to The Beetles (thanks to father Sir Paul McCartney) is an un-stoppable force, collaborating with brands like Adidas and Target and also being the creative director for House of Chloé.