Inspiration in Southbank

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Inspiration in Southbank

These stairs are a great inspiration for colour, texture, and pattern. The hot pink against the bright turquoise and pastel mint green creates a beautiful fresh colour palette alongside the grey and white tones.

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Window displays on the high street

I love how a simple window display can tell you so much about a shop. It’s the main aspect that will determine whether you want to go inside the shop or just continue to walk on by. Here are a few photos of some of the latest window displays around London that have caught my eye. Do you have a favourite window display from the photos below? What is it that you like about the display in particular? Please leave a comment below, I would love to hear your favourites.

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Debenhams

John Lewis

BHS

Topshop

Oasis

Warehouse

Jaeger

Desigual

Forever 21

Selfridges

Selfridges

Selfridges

Selfridges

Selfridges

Pure London – Trade Show Highlights

It’s London Fashion Week! This is always an exciting time in London as everyone gets to see the latest trends from the world’s leading fashion designers. In addition, there are many other events and trade shows being held this month to showcase British talent.

I visited Pure London trade show last week, where all the brands were exhibiting their new AW14/15 collections for womenswear. Throughout the day I also attended many inspiring seminars, where various experienced business owners and social media experts gave an insight into the journey of creating their brands, and also shared some of the challenges and opportunities they have faced along the way.

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It was a fantastic show featuring lots of exciting brands for apparel, footwear and accessories. Here’s a little sneak peek showing some of the fabulous new trends, prints and colours coming into the shops this Autumn.

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Top Drawer, Home, and Craft – London Trade Show Highlights

I visited Top Drawer, Home, and Craft trade show in London this week. There were many fantastic designers and lots of creative designs to see this year. A trade show can be very overwhelming, as there is always lots to see and only a few hours to get around and meet as many designers as possible… however, it’s very exciting! It’s also exciting for the designers, as they are always on the lookout for the top buyers to come and visit their stand to place the big orders.

Throughout the day, I met many inspiring designers. Please see photos below for some of my favourites.

I was lucky enough to meet the talented Tamsin from Studio Seed, who is one of my favourite designers. Her stationary designs and greeting card collections are beautiful and very inspiring.

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I also met the lovely Eleanor Stuart, who is a very creative and innovative designer. I absolutely loved ‘The Tiny Collection’ and ‘The Alphabet Collection.’

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Another one of my favourite designers is Jessica Hogarth. I love her quirky illustrations and fun colour palettes.

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I love how Ella Doran uses photography in a clever way to create interesting patterns.

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The bright colours and geometric patterns by Sian Elin were fun and really stood out as a collection.

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There were lots of inspiring colourful illustrations by Mini Moderns.

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The House of Hemingway stand had such a great impact and really stood out with their wallpaper illustration and their clever print displays inside.

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