Thursday, 15 December 2011

Henrietta Ludgate

Henrietta Ludgate had an illustration 
Work Shop Launch
at her new Concept store in Whiteleys Bayswater
W2 4YN


it was co-hosted by Livia Firth and Laura Bailey



Henrietta Ludgate


Henrietta's girls all in Henrietta Ludgate



Livia Firth, Henrietta Ludgate & Laura Bailey


SPRING / SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION
FINDHORN

For Spring/Summer 2012 there is perfect poolside glamour, retro 
jewel brights and sheer textures mixing futuristic architectural 
cuts with a Scottish take on Schiaparelli’s wit and spirit. 

The designs are influenced by the summer of love and retro sixties minimalism
Her pieces reflect the rebellious spirit and experimentation of the 
60s creating an original and dramatic look for summer. 
Her creations are executed in bright, confident pinks, greens, blues, 
oranges and purples giving the collection a light, youthful feel 
whilst the sculptural detailing adds a touch of witty surrealism 
reminiscent of the work of Elsa Schiaparelli.

However the modern, minimalist design imbues the pieces 
with sophistication whilst the high hemlines and flattering tailoring gives the collection a sultry, sexy dimension. 
The luxurious fabrics highlight the exclusive nature of Henrietta’s clothes, 
this season she has used eco stretch silk satin causing the garments 
to gently cling to the body providing an excellent fit.

The theme of experimentation is further explored through the accessories; 
the belts are made from ecologically sourced plastic and the nail art 
worn by the models, provided by innovative beauty brand Nail Rock, 
is inspired by the very same material. 
The bright, almost neon, colours of the plastic being the perfect 
compliment to both the collection and Henrietta’s commitment to 
sustainable fashion. 

Key Elements
Dramatic Silhouettes- Surreal spirals and architectural 
detailing used to 
both flatter the female form and add drama.
Minimalistic Tailoring- Tailoring accentuates feminine curves and creates a 
sexy look.       
Vivid Colours- Plum and neon Pinks, Purples, midnight Blues, emerald Greens and bright Oranges lend excitement and gaiety to collection. 

Scottish luxury women’s wear designer, Henrietta Ludgate, has already gained an impressive number of awards and built a formidable reputation with high end retailers within a short space of time. Henrietta is now an established and respected rising star on the international scene.




Colin Firth & Livia Firth at the British Fashion Awards
Livia Firth is wearing Henrietta Ludgate


Laura Bailey at the British Fashion Awards



Models at the Workshop Launch





above: Prince Cassius & mates








Laura Bailey, Henrietta Ludgate and Livia Firth cut the ribbon
for the official opening of the
Henrietta Ludgate store at Whiteleys


xxx

Henrietta, a graduate of Central Saint Martins School of Art, began her fashion career working as a stylist and costume designer. She went on to work for acclaimed British talent Osman Yousefzada. 
She left Yousefzada’s studio to launch her own label in 2009. 
During her first appearance at London Fashion Week (LFW) Henrietta was awarded the (EFF) Ethical Fashion Forum’s ‘Fashion Innovation Award, for London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010. 
The award was judged by leading industry experts 
including maestro Roland Mouret and Dolly Jones from Vogue. 
This year Henrietta gained more industry recognition when she won 
‘Young Designer of the Year’ at the 2011 Scottish Fashion Awards.

2011 has also seen support for Henrietta amongst celebrities increase. 
Livia Firth wore two of Henrietta’s dresses in the run up to the Oscars as part of Vogues Green Carpet Challenge. 
Livia also commissioned Henrietta to design the dress she wore to dine with HRH the Queen, Barak and Michelle Obama. 
This year Henrietta has dressed the following on the red carpet, Livia Firth 
(film producer and wife of Colin Firth), actress Elizabeth McGovern  (Downton Abbey), actress Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), Singer Songwriter Emeli Sande, 
Cat Cubie (BBC Scotland) and Laura Bailey (model and writer). 


Until next time  J Xx

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