David Koma is a 29 year old georgian born, london based fashion designer who has become synonymous with the ultra body contouring silhouette. creating sculptural statement dresses inspired by the feminine form, it is this design element that has projected the young designer onto the international stage.

After studying fine art in st petersburg and showing his first collection at the age of 15, koma moved to london in 2003 to take up a place at the prestigious central st martins college of art and design.
It was here that he channelled his love of fashion and honed his design skills to create his signature look. he completed his ba in fashion design and graduated with a distinction in ma fashion in april 2009 under the mentorship of the late professor louise wilson, obe. Continue reading


canalSimone Rocha was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1986. In 2008 she graduated with a BA in Fashion from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin continuing in 2010 to graduate from Fashion MA at Central Saint Martin’s College in London. Simone debuted at London Fashion Week in September 2010.

She has shop-in-shops in Dover Street Market London, New York and Ginza as well as IT Beijing Market. She has worked with Dover Street Market on special installations for seasonal re-openings, anniversaries and collaborations, featuring her signature Perspex furniture and hand-made sculptures.

She has also had window displays in Colette and Le Bon Marche during Paris Fashion Week. In November 2014, she launched her collaboration with US based denim label J Brand. Continue reading


canalThis is an inspiration of Versace and Lacroix; a mix of African textile and Greece history. Her collection is strongly inspired by the antique Greek. Light, sophicated in a complex fabrication, Mary gives surely her best fashion show.

In the middle of a reproduction of the Colonne de Buren (Place du Palais Royal Paris ), Mary Katrantzou sent her young deities down the runway wearing vase prints, embroidered medusa motifs and classical geometric shapes encased in tulle, with contoured faces straight out of a Greek tragedy, embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Laurel wreaths were transformed into single statement earrings that dangled from or wrapped around the ears. Classical mosaics took the form of geometric collages worn as sweet plastic details. A painting of a divine space age, from the ancient to the futuristic avant-garde. Continue reading


canalFashion East is a pioneering non-profit initiative established by the Old Truman Brewery in 2000 to nurture emerging young designers through the difficult early stages of their career. It receives sponsorship funding from Topshop, TOPMAN and The Greater London Authority.

Each season we offer three womenswear and three menswear designers the opportunity to present a catwalk collection to the international press and buyers attending London Fashion Week. Designers receive a scholarship, free venue and complete catwalk show production, professional catwalk photographs and video.

Designers are also given mentoring, guidance and in-house PR throughout the season from Lulu Kennedy and her team. Designers are selected by Lulu Kennedy and a panel of fashion industry experts. Successes include Richard Nicoll, Holly Fulton, Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland, Gareth Pugh, Marios Schwab, Louise Goldin, Roksanda Ilincic and Meadham Kirchhoff. Continue reading