Katie Eary one of my favourite new designer. Katie studied her MA and The Royal College Of Arts. After graduation she got a phone call from Vogue. Mario Testino was gonna shoot some of her custom made pieces on Kate Moss. She herself says that she is coming from the back door and if she had studied women's fashion- she would not have been that successful. I am not sure? Her SS11 collection ' How To Create A Velvet Machine' are inspired by the world of dog fighting and boxing. Her SS11 collection is the most commercial so far. She embraces London's punk history but combines it with a good portion of working class hedonism. I love how she plays with stripes, tartan cheque and leopard print. A combination which takes a lot of bravery to master. I also love that in brings knit into the summer with her striped mohair jumpers worn on vertically striped shirts and the chunky black knitted short sleeve ' T-jumbs '. It's a through and through British collection which evokes the old East End and it's boxing clubs and seafarer pubs.
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