Sunday, 19 June 2011

Watch This Place: Spotlight On: Designer Suzie Brown

Watch This Place: Spotlight On: Designer Suzie Brown: "Her exclusive illustrations have already appeared all over the Winchester Fashion Week publicity material and she’ll be hosting ..."

Thanks for this well presented interview Rachel - a pleasure!

Monday, 13 June 2011

'Treasure' - Hsiao-Chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa

On an impromtu visit to London yesterday I found much to 'Treasure' in Hsiao-Chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa's work, well done the organisor's of this show for London International Jewellery Week for asking this extremely talented duo to contribute something!

I will confess I am no stranger to their magical work, I remember the Royal College Show in 2006 and the Harvey Nichols Windows in 2007 (check out the website for some great photos of these), before laser cutting broke out, these guys were doing sophisticated and inventive, detailed cutting work on a large scale by hand and still do.

Two photos to add one of their stand at 'Treasure', giving you a glimpse of their colourful statement jewellery and one of their perfectly executed new hanging light that we will be bringing to Winchester for the Pop Up Design Shop unless it is snapped up before (is your hallway big enough? :>). We will be showcasing the jewellery too with pieces performing on the catwalk and in the shop!

The pair offer a commission based service for large scale lighting and sculpture work, there are plenty of examples on their website in each portfolio and are discussing the making of chandeliers - if you can help them with this get in touch with them!

Along with myself and Lighting Designer James Poore we have put in our respective submissions to Lux Craft at Origin. I look forward to hosting their work in Winchester this July 16th - 31st at the Pop Up Design Shop in The Brooks Shopping Centre and to seeing future exciting pieces from them with them going from strength to strength!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Kate Talbot - Applique' Workshop

I am very pleased to announce that Kate Talbot Applique' 'Superstar' will be stepping in to the Winchester Pop Up Design Shop at The Brooks Shopping Centre on Tuesday 19th July to run an applique' workshop from 10 -2pm!

Whether you have tried applique' or sewing before it does not matter! Or if you are a rapid seamstress you will still enjoy this fun and friendly event

To book one of six places available email Kate on
£25 per person, all materials included
To see more of Kate's work

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Winchester Fantastic Fashion Week Update

Well, very happy but busy here preparing for the Pop Up Design Shop & Gallery!
I have received the latest pics from Milliner KC Lake on our collaborative hat collection, very very exciting and what a talent she is! Of course I am being careful about how much is revealed visually here online before the event but stay tune!

At our monthly South Coast Design Forum Branch meet up last night at the Black Boy pub, Winchester (second Wednesday of the month from 6pm, welcome to come for a creative natter!) Photographer Jackie King popped in and handed me a poster for her One Day Portraiture Workshop on 22nd July covering studio, posing techniques, location portraits 10 - 4pm £95 to book email, meeting point for the workshop will be our very own Pop Up Gallery! So come and photograph some Fashion Week stuff!

Photographer Martin Gardner was also there, Martin will be showing some of his work in the gallery as will Jackie, very exciting! This must be an exclusive!!!!! 

I have been contacting the local press about the shop and gallery, nationals to follow!
With garments to deliver for model fittings in Winchester 9th & 10th July and the Pop Up Shop to fit up starting the same weekend and illustrations to get to the Theatre Royal exhibition you can see why I love this event!

Theatre Royal Exhibition - Fashion Illustration, Photography and Film Exhibition, opening from Friday 8th July!

Deryn Relph, another Pop Up Design Shop contributor will be exhibiting at 'Handmade in Britain' at Brighton Assembly Rooms next weekend
and Part 2 of New Designers in the one year on section.

Abigail Wastie is working with Harriet Haynes Young on a collection of scarves for the Pop Up Shop and Catwalk (Twitter @thecollarworker) so put the date in your diary to come and visit us at the Brooks Shopping Centre in the centre of Winchester open from 16th - 31st July 2011 everyday!