Sunday 24 December 2023


Fontana creates and fabricates buttons and accessories in an artisanal way though exploiting the most advanced technologies. Since 1946 designs have used a wide range of natural raw materials such as: corozo, horn, wood, bone, caséine, leather, nacre, in addition to metal and polyester. 

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Craig Green


Craig Green's Tapestry collection for AW2023, phenomenal whilst also colliding memories of hiding behind tapestry upholstered furniture while hiding from aliens on Dr Who. 

Monday 11 December 2023


Founded by designers and artisans Erik Bosman and Arij den Otter, curate a Dutch label of unique pieces of tailor-made clothing from a selection of innovative designers. DEVASTATOR prefers to use excellent quality of old and leftover stock materials, making sturdy, clean and ample silhouettes. Each garment is perfectly cut, luxuriously and thoughtfully executed, with each of its own special detail, it is unique, slow tailor-made clothing. 

Sunday 10 December 2023

A Tentative Atelier


A red velvet coat with poetry lining, a hand stitched blazer and argyle style jumper, some garment magic by 'A Tentative Atelier'

Saturday 9 December 2023

Red Heart


Red Heart's collections use traditional tailors, knitters and dressmakers to make unique garments.

Friday 8 December 2023

Walnut and Mud


Andrew Driftwood has been slow dying, weaving and constructing beautiful clothes using walnut and mud to make delicate coloured threads, and weave them to make incredibly beautiful garments. 

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Amy Revier

 Amy Revier is a weaver and maker of exquisite garments, soul clothes, clothing that is a work of art.

"Continuing the dialogue on perception and deception, originally inspired by the lies of Trump and the age of disinformation. This new coat is made through visual trickery. Its maze-like weave appears complex, yet it is in fact plain weave, the humblest weave in the world. Deception through colour manipulation. Things seeming to be one thing when they are really another, taking on a kind of incognito state, a kind of vague truth (or flat out lie). One of a kind piece, hand-felted after weaving to further blur the boundaries." Amy Revier

Tuesday 5 December 2023



Above: Thomas Pitkin of Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, photographed wearing his smock in 1894. A farm labourer during his active working life, he was well-known for wearing a smock but he was also a Methodist preacher, a district councillor and was questioned by the Prince of Wales as part of the Royal Commission on old age pensions.

I have found an amazing site and book called Smock Frock, I adore smocking I think it is a memory thing for me of smoking on clothes I wore as a child, I really must master it at some point. Anyway here are some examples that Alison Toplis has collected and researched for her book, 'The Hidden History of the Smock Frock' 2021. 

Monday 4 December 2023

Karun Thakar Collection

A selection of Japanese Sashiko garments using fabrics from the early 1900's part of the Karun Thakar Textile Collection, Many of the examples here were Kimono's made for babies. 


Sunday 3 December 2023

Oliver Church

Oliver Church designs and makes singular garments using vintage woven French fabrics, natural dyes and vintage threads and buttons etc. Inspiring beautiful work, full of humanity and warmth.