When a Japanese print becomes Hawaiian
Posted on 27 July 2015
Another sapping week. Putting things into place. Finalised a small collection for Evans. There are some lovely wearable dresses in the collection. Also just about finalised another special collection for another High Street retailer, some of which was shown at StyleXL. Had various inquiries from different celebrities for some frocks. Decided to do some Lollidots for Lolli. Fitted a very complex dress for Mayah and although GG hasn't seen it, fitted a poof dress on Hanna. Its a GG dress. As it happens, the size 24 was perfect on Hanna. It incorporates an absolutely innovative but simple feature which guarantees fit and cut on every shape of woman. Quite amazing. GG brings the best out of me. Had a wonderful correspondence from Justine, a collector, of a Coppernob dress from 1978. I gave her provenance and the inside story. It was a bit like the Antique Road Show only she gave me the value of the vintage Coppernob dress. Shit, I am getting old. Felt brave enough to email Sir Philip Green to ask again if I could do a retrospective at Topshop or Miss Selfridge. The great irony is that if I had OD or died of AIDS then the chances would have been much higher on my body of work especially at Topshop 1970-1974 before it was spun off on it's own from Peter Robinson. They are under the impression at Arcadia that Topshop started in 1974. Miss Selfridge started in 1966. Posted the dress photo on Instagram. [caption id="attachment_763" align="aligncenter" width="1732"] When a Japanese print becomes Hawaiian[/caption] Earlier in the week, we had a visit from the Asos buyers and I think I can say that come November there should be a few Scarlett & Jo bargains on their outlet section. We have had our maternity brand Kate Thomas with a shop there for the last 2 years. A lot more happening that I can not report on...... Yet. Next week busier. Should be tweeting and posting what's going on, thanks everybody for the help. A Big Up.