Be In The Know: Which LFW Designers to Watch

Yes It’s that time again! London Fashion Week is around the corner and were bringing you the designers you need to know.

  1. Bobby Abley

London-based designer Bobby Abley studied at Ravensbourne College before moving to LA for a year upon graduation. In LA Abley worked with designer Jeremy Scott, then moved to London to work in the design team at Alexander McQueen. Abley launched his own label in 2012, at first presenting his collection at London Fashion Week Mens as part of the Fashion East initiative, then with NEWGEN, and now with standalone shows. Abley has also shown in New York fashion week as a guest of Milk Studios.

Collections are based on The Little Mermaid, Star Wars, Spongebob Squarepants, Aladdin, Jungle Book, Teletubbies, Power Rangers, Looney Tunes, Mickey Mouse and Pokemon amongst others 

Available at: Selfridges, Dover Street Market London and New York (for which he created special installations in store in both cities), Jeffrey New York, I.T. China, Joyce, Shine, Wrong Weather and Tom Greyhound

Warn on: the likes of A$AP Rocky, Anne-Marie, M.I.A, Lil Yachty, Bella Hadid, Olly Alexander from Years & Years, Sofia Richie, Migos, DJ Snake, Big Sean, and Notes.

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2.Richard Quinn -London born designer Richard Quinn established his eponymous label in 2016, upon graduating the Fashion MA at Central Saint Martins. 

Specialising in womenswear and textiles, his collections are bold and emotive creating a forward thinking unafraid vision. 

Warn on: The vibrant collections have been worn by the likes of Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Naomi Watts and most recently Lily Aldridge at the MET Gala to name a few

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 3. Supriya Lele British-Indian designer Supriya Lele graduated from the Royal College of Art in July 2016, receiving significant press from her MA show. Upon graduating, Supriya was selected to showcase her work as part of Fashion East, debuting her eponymous brand at London Fashion Week in 2017 with a presentation in the Tate Modern.  After showcasing under the Fashion East scheme for three seasons, Supriya was awarded full NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council, with Spring | Summer 2019 being her first standalone presentation at London Fashion Week.

Supriya Lele’s work is deeply rooted from her own cross cultural point of view, examining her Indian heritage and British cultural identity.  Modern, poetic, fresh with a sensitive observation of femininity.

Features and  publications: Vogue UK, Vogue Runway, Vogue Italia, Vogue India, The New York Times, i-D, Dazed & Confused, and Showstudio. 

Current stockists: include Browns, London and Opening Ceremony USA.

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