So as some of you may have seen, if you follow me on any social media, I graduated on Monday with a Bachelors degree in Journalism. finally
After three years of blood, sweat and tears it has come to an end and I am still unsure of what to make of the whole situation. Going from study nights in the library, endless hours of group work and forcing every ounce of effort into my work to doing absolutely nothing is the most surreal feeling ever.
Bursting onto the ASOS Marketplace with their collection of specialist shirts and t shirts, this brand is one that really impresses.
They have definitely made an impression on the public, gaining a following on Twitter and soon to have their own website.
Whether you want a plain tee, or a handmade one with a funky pattern, this is the brand for you! Combining the modern artistry on the streets with the beauty of the English past to creates a completely unique look that really stands out from the crowd.
They have recently been chosen to showcase their collection at Vogue’s Fashion Night Out (#FNO) and I am extremely excited to see what the have to offer.
Granted, their pieces are a bit pricey (£40+ for a t-shirt), they are made from quality material that is proven to last long. And their designs are to die for.
I sent some questions over to the Malmo London designers and have just received their answers!
– How did it all start? What made you decide to make the collection?
It all started with 2 guys who wanted to start a clothing brand, without forgetting our roots. We have quickly gained a loyal following as we care about the people that work for us and the young creatives we actively support. We never want to be a nasty corporation, using sweatshops and laughing all the way to the bank.
– I see that you like to take inspiration from the streets? Is there anything in particular that you look for or is it just whatever’s there?
I like to throw myself in. Get a cheap flight, get lost in a city, meet people, visit galleries, peoples studios- that’s my biggest inspiration. It doesn’t have to be limited to looking at clothes. That’s why the collection is sporadic- no-one wants to see the same old sh*t season after season.
– What’s the main difference between Swedish streets and London streets? (If there are any differences).
Personally I find, Sweden is very classy, homely & functionally focused. Whereas London is more gritty and spontaneous. Its great to bring together ideas from different areas, including Nepal; where our products are manufactured. A lot of inspiration has come from there as well.
– What sort of things do you look for when you put together Mo Monthly?
We look for aspiring creative talent. Be it music, design or indeed fashion. Something fresh, original & forward thinking.
– What’s your main piece of advice to the young designers out there that want to start out in design?
Ask yourself, “what’s stopping me doing this?”. Don’t be afraid of putting stuff ‘out there’. If you have confidence in yourself and a vision going forward, you will inevitably succeed.
Today, I went to an amazing press day with Lewis and Leigh PR (definitely check them out) for the menswear collections.
It was a real eye opener for me and it made me realise that fashion is definitely something that I want to go I to. It was an experience that will (hopefully) get me into the industry – gaining the links and contacts. just a foot in the door!
I was checking out the Karl Lagerfeld “Kollection” (that’s what he calls it) and I found some real gems of the fashion indsustry. I think this is one of my favourite collections that I’ve looked at recently and could really see myself wearing many of these outfits.
This outfit is one of the best ones that I saw and it immediately jumped out at me as one that I would wear. The bomber jacket is an essential in any wardrobe for the winter and proves to be a hit with this collection. Paired with these stone-wash jeans, it gives the ultimate winter look without having too many layers. The dash of burgundy showing through the jacket is a great way to add a splash of colour to the outfit but still keeping with a wintery theme.
This outfit reminds me of a motorcyclists attire. The leather jacket gives an edgy look that, let’s face it, only certain people can pull off. The “rough” look escalates the masculinity immensely, heightening the sex appeal.
The two-tone jeans are an excellent way to keep up with the leather jacket in it’s rough, masculine look. Still being fashionable with the turn-up at the bottom shows how the individual can add their own spin to the outfit.
“It’s part of my job to wear the newest things”
I LOVE this t-shirt. The quote, the font and the signature shows the cleverness of Lagerfeld and how he can incorporate himself into his designs. The crisp white, contrasted with the bold black is a way of standing out and focusing on the writing. It would be sure to make people stop and read what’s on your t-shirt.
This outfit is one of my favourites. It reminds me of a Lacoste-esque sportwear item with the Jersey jacket. The grey and black two-tone are an excellent combination, keeping sharp and proper. Perfect for the typical winter day, or even an unexpected sunny one, the individual can look sporty, trendy and sleek all at the same time.
The fading effect on the jeans is a great one that keeps it interesting and edgy. Instead of a block colour, it adds a different aspect to what the person is wearing. The turn-ups, again, give the individual their own twist on the outfit, expressing how they like to wear their clothes.
And to conclude, the shiny boots compliment the outfit well and give it a pristine finish.
So, there they are, my favourite pieces from the Karl Lagerfeld Kollection.
Feel free to like and comment on your favourite of these choices and if you agree with mine. I’d love to hear from you!