Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Design’

NEWGEN MEN winners announced

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

London Collections: Men is set to feature some of the brightest menswear talents in the world in January thanks to a cash injection from NEWGEN MEN which will help ten up-and-coming designers showcase their exciting and innovative Autumn/Winter 14 collections to the fashion crowd.

Among the ten will be three new designers benefiting from NEWGEN support for the first time; we take a look at the new names whose collections we’ll be coveting in the coming years.

Common

Common is made up of Swedish duo Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund, who as well as having their own label have collaborated with a number of big name fashion houses and none other than Kanye West. Their signature style is “progressive” with “clean aesthetics” and key pieces include their bird print bomber jacket.

Diego Vanassibara

Brazilian-born Diego moved to the UK when he was 22 and is a popular man at OFFICE HQ thanks to his innovative shoe designs. His trademark piece is a hybrid shoe which is one part Oxford and one part Derby.

Speaking about his ideal client, Vanassibara described an “informed urban man with a contemporary and individual attitude to dressing”. Sound like anyone you know?

Kit Neale

Print and colour are the staples of Kit Neale’s bold collections, with trademark pieces including embroidered sweaters, wax cotton bombers and contrast print shirts. His latest collection is based on London icons, but not always ones you’d expect. Elephant and Castle and Heathrow Terminal 4 are particular inspirations.

Other recipients for next year are Agi & Sam; Astrid Andersen; Lee Roach; Martine Rose; Matthew Miller; Nasir Mazhar and Shaun Samson.

 Lee Roach

Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, commented: “Menswear is an unstoppable force in British fashion. Welcoming three new designers to the scheme this season, each of whom bring a very different aesthetic to the NEWGEN MEN line-up, is testament to the strength and diversity of the emerging menswear talent in the industry.”

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Spotlight on Talent – The Judging & the Winners

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

We recently teamed up with our good friends from UGG Australia to put the spotlight on you and your talent. With creative minds switched on we received hundreds of your UGG Australia designs. For a preview of some of the entrants you can visit our Facebook album.

UGG Australia Judging Panel

It was no easy task but we managed to shortlist the most interesting and inspiring designs. But the hardest part was still to follow. Our wonderful judges got together at UGG Australia’s London Head Office to make some tough decisions.

UGG Australia Judging Panel

UGG Australia Judging Panel

After a preview of the UGG Australia 2013 A/W collection (which is stunning), the judges revisited the design brief and viewed the shortlist. With judging criteria on design, practicality and originality, each design was scored out of 10 by each judge.

UGG Australia Judging Panel

UGG Australia Judging Panel

Each judge looked at the shortlisted designs from a different perspective and there was much to debate over – all in good hearted spirit of course. Once the scores were totaled our top 3 were announced. For a one minute recap you can watch our video of the campaign here.

3RD PLACE – FRANK WILLEMS

UGG Australia Design

2ND PLACE – HOWARD FOX

UGG Australia Design

 

1ST PLACE – SOFIA ZETTERSTEDT

UGG Australia Design

OFFICE and UGG Australia want to thank everybody who entered and voted in the design studio. We were blown away by the quality and detail of the designs sent in – well done!

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Spotlight on Talent – Aradia Crockett

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Having worked with a range of magazines, brands, bands and celebrities (and more!), London based stylist Aradia Crockett has worked her way up through the industry from her initial years as a model. With a love for the studio environment, fashion and travel, she leads a thrilling and glamorous lifestyle, networking along the way as she continues to build her impressive resume of clients.


Watch our latest Spotlight on Talent video as she tells us how she would approach designing her own capsule collection of footwear, and drops some hints for the trends to go with this season.

Feeling inspired? Submit your very own UGG® boot design by entering our virtual design studio.

You’ll need to hurry though the competition ends this Sunday 16th June.

Here are some of the current entries that have been submitted…

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In the Spotlight with UGG Australia

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

For those of you who thought UGG Australia was the perfect match just for the cooler months, think again. With a range of sandals and other summer essentials they’ve teamed comfort and style this year. We love the Moroccan inspired collection!

What else is exciting? Well, with a grand prize of £1,000 they’re putting YOU into the spotlight. All you need to do is design your very own UGG, easy. For more details enter the design studio, you can also see examples of other entries and vote for your favourites.

For a snap shot preview of the entries, check out our Facebook album.

Need little more inspiration? We caught up with Sue Saunders, one of our brilliant judges involved with the competition, director of Footwear Design at London College of Fashion. She tells us how she’s seen footwear design and fashion evolve over the years and gives great advice for budding fashion designers. Watch it here.

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