Renowned fashion Blogger, Susanna Lau, also known as Susie Bubble is a British fashion blogger whose blog, Style Bubble has become one of the most successful and widely recognised blogs of its type since it started in 2006. A pioneer within the digital landscape she gained notoriety for her unique style, realistic approach and honest tone. For Stitch Academy, Susie will run a blogging 101 workshop where you can learn how to write and create your own online identity and voice.
Christopher Raeburn – “Tote-tastic” Design & Make – Create your own unique Tote bag with Christopher Raeburn
Christopher Raeburn is a British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating menswear, womenswear, and accessories collections. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher became known for his re-appropriation of military fabrics and in particular for iconic outerwear created from de-commissioned parachutes.
Christopher’s pioneering work has brought sustainable design to a mainstream fashion audience and presents a new definition of luxury with integrity. For Stitch Academy he will be running a Tote “Tote-tastic” design and make workshop, where each ticket holder will be able to design & make their own unique tote bag.
Grace Wales Bonner is one of London’s most talked about new menswear designers, awarded Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards in 2015 and the LVMH Young Designer Prize in 2016. She will host a workshop on the 22nd April that will explore how to start the creative process, investigating concepts and ideas. She will also be on hand to answer questions and share her knowledge of how to building a fashion brand.
Piers Atkinson launched his first collection of luxury, handmade headpieces in 2008. The nine-piece collection contained elements of his roots; from fashion and theatre to sculpture and the wild, energetic excesses of the London club scene. Now one of the industry leaders in headwear aesthetics, Piers’ creations regularly appear in the pages of Vogue, Italian Vogue, Love, VCR Fashion Book, V Magazine, Tatler and the London broadsheets. Piers is back for a second season with Stitch Academy and will create another workshop in Headwear design. Each ticket holder will learn to make his signature “Cherrys” headband adding their own elements to create a bespoke design.
Upon her graduation in fashion design from The University of Westminster in June 2012, Williams was hotly tipped as a standout designer. She showed her first collection in February 2013 with Fashion East and continued to show with Fashion East for a further 2 seasons. Known for her fun prints, cute designs and ironic concepts, she will run an interactive fashion print workshop for Stitch Academy with each ticket holder able to take away a bespoke Ashley Williams T-shirt from the workshop.
FYODOR GOLAN was established in 2011 by Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman. Their innovative pieces and sense of humour have immediately help establish a recognisable brand image. In 2015 the duo won in category Best New E -Store on the block at the Decoded Fashion Futures Awards and have brought to life unique collaborations with My Little Pony, Transformers and Microsoft
As part of Stitch Academy they will be running a textile design workshop.
The Liberty London Sample sale will be held at the BOX from the 30th March - 2nd April.
Caitlin is a young London designer who has championed the Luxe sportswear aesthetic - one of the biggest womenswear trends right now. She has garnered much attention for her modern approach to womenswear and as part of Stitch Academy will create a design workshop highlighting the key elements in contemporary women fashion.
Mimi Wade is a British American designer and graduate from Central Saint Martins who made her debut in February 2016 as part of Fashion East womenswear. Her cute designs take inspiration from movies, music and popular culture. As part of Stitch Academy Mimi will create a Fashion Illustration workshop, where ticket holders will create drawings that can be styled up using Mimi Wade designs. Mimi will also create a bespoke playlist for the learners to listen to whilst they sketch.