Thursday, 28 July 2011

Christian Lacroix and other great Fashion Illustrators

I have always admired great fashion illustrators, and here are a couple of my favourites.

Christian Lacroix
Picking up a Christian Lacroix book at school is an early memory I have of realising I wanted to work in fashion. His quirky illustration style is still so classic and inspiring, Lacroix really manages to demonstrate the extravagance of his designs, through illustration.

Sandra Suy
I recently discovered Sandra Suy and have great admiration for her work. Her illustrations use real faces, so they are not quite as spontaneous as the Christian Lacroix illustrations.
I love the way the Sandra Suy uses mixed media and there is so much attention to detail in her drawings...


Friday, 8 July 2011

Made in Britain

Laced With Love is dedicated to keeping manufacture within the UK. Not only to sustain quality but also to support the economy.

Recently I have been lucky enough to visit some of the few remaining British clothing factories, which make coats for the like of customers including Burberry and Barbour.

Last week I had the privilege of watching these Barbour jackets being made by a highly skilled team of tailors and machinists. The jackets use a 'Liberty Print' lining, which I love!

Visiting the factories has only reconfirmed Laced With Love's belief in UK manufacturing and sustaining British Heritage. We look forward to launching our online shop in 2012, all products will of course, be handmade in Britain.