aN inSPIRATIONAL jOURNEY
SMART FASHION- INSIGHTS
Starting your very own business in any creative industry can be a hugely challenging, yet fulfilling process. Going it alone in the fast changing fashion industry cannot be entered into without an open-minded, flexible approach that allows you to overcome any obstacle you may face – and there will be many. Something the founders of 18.01 LONDON, Dean Thomas and Cristina Rivadulla-Rey, are acutely aware of having setup this burgeoning inspiration research archive.
This month they were interviewed by the Smart Currency Exchange to understand more about their journey, from identifying a niche in the market and devising their concept, to getting 18.01 LONDON off the ground. And how their willingness to seek advice and learn from others sets a great example to other budding fashion entrepreneurs looking to make their dream a reality.
JW ANDERSON CURATES THE HEPWORTH GALLERY WAKEFIELD
This major exhibition see's Jonathan Anderson, one of the worlds most innovative contemporary fashion designers, exploring the human form in art, fashion and design.
A personal selection of sculptures are on display, alongside notable fashion pieces and objects of craft and design, investigating the way the human form has been reconciled by artists and designers across the 20th and 21st centuries.
Anderson collaborated with Tom Emeson and Stephanie Macdonald of 6a architects to present this exhibition, which unfolds across galleries offering a series of contrasting experiences to explore.
18.01 LONDON were proud to partner and supply the exhibition with an historical couture Madam Grès gown
Its always nice to receive a nod of approval, and especially nice when its for something you have immense fun and satisfaction doing.
Our 18.01LONDON instagram feed is like a daily insight into the ramblings of our mind... What colours, artists, architects and designers are inspiring us, as well as a snapshot of pieces from our own archive. Its proved very popular so far, and we were honoured when the lovely folks at the ES magazine gave their readers a little nudge in our direction.
If you have got this far, and still aren't following us, what are you waiting for...?