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Chats: Michael van der Ham (Classic Dialogues)

One of the leading lights in the new vanguard of British designers, Michael Van der Ham lets SEB LAW into his exquisitely-crafted world and penchant for dressing strong, independent women.

I sit down at Michael van der Ham’s show at lunchtime on the fourth day of London Fashion Week. I’m …

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Lou Dalton Chats (Classic Dialogues)

THE CRAFT: John-Michael O’Sullivan meets LOU DALTON at her studio on the edge of Spitalfields, finding her perfectly at ease with her place in the location’s rich tailoring lineage.

Lou Dalton’s workspace is tucked into the middle of a nineteenth-century furrier’s workshop on Spelman Street, at the point where the …

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Kris Van Assche (Classic Dialogues)

Perhaps better known for captaining Dior Homme post-Slimane, Paris-based designer Kris van Assche’s own brand has quietly become the go-to brand for understated simplicity with a masterful finish. SEB LAW talks to a designer at the top of his game.

We caught up with Kris just after his AW12 Paris …

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James Long (Classic Dialogues)

Just why is London at the forefront of menswear? SEB LAW meets menswear designer JAMES LONG to find out 

“I Love London!” James Long tells me, halfway through our meeting. “My team is in London, my inspiration is in London, why would I go to Paris or Milan?” He’s got …

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Talent Emerging: Victate

Recently, a lot of people have been throwing around the expression, ‘You have as many hours in the day as Beyoncé,’ and even I jumped on the #trend. However, after speaking to creative director Edd Li, the man behind London-based label Victate, I started to think, ‘I have as

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Talent Emerging: Senhor Prudencio

Hailing from a coastal village in Portugal, Senhor PRUDÊNCIO is the brainchild of João Pedro Filipe – a designer with conceptual flair and ability to create considered yet beautiful designs. The men’s footwear and accessories label debuted at LFW SS13, presenting Filipe’s offerings of exceptionally crafted, leather shoes for the

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Label of the Day: Pavane

At Notion we have a particular penchant for things that endure. One label we believe will stand the test of time is Pavane, a dynamic design duo consisting of Fiona Ranson, who specialises in pattern cutting, and Georgina Edmonds, a textile designer with a notable talent for original and …

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Talent Emerging: Ryan Jordan

During a trip over the pond earlier this year, Ryan Jordan, womenswear designer at the helm of his newly formed label, was amongst my many favourite discoveries. This was simply because of his desire to succeed and his dedication to a brand he deeply believes in. Having graduated from the

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HTC releases special edition David Koma phone

Ahead of his show at next weekend’s London Fashion Week, HTC have released a special range of HTC One Minis featuring designs by David Koma. Interestingly, the limited edition phones also work as a sneak peek to Koma’s latest collections.

Koma’s design for the super limited phone and his AW13 …

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Interview: Archibald Optics

Picking the right glasses is always a toughie. And it’s not just sourcing frames that fit your mug, it’s finding something individual, finding out where and how they’re made and making sure you don’t get ripped off. It’s a bit of a minefield. Recently we came across Archibald Optics,

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