We try to keep as busy as possible, if not I tend to start buying loads of stuff that is amazing but dents the bank account, as i'm saving for the big day its wise to keep busy.
So as well as House of Billiam I have been working/designing another clothing line. Art Deco inspired streetwear, but still focusing on cut and quality. It is available to buy now, and look out for it in Sincere's new video.
We are always on the look out for fine fabrics. North. South. East. West. We sometimes stumble across some wonderful bargains may it be Harris Tweed double width for £5 a metre or Liberty cotton for next to nothing.
We came across some amazing Dormeuil suiting. However for some reason it had been coated in what can only be described as a heavy weight cling film. So for this reason it was being sold at a nice price.
We shall be using this for a special purpose. Keep your eyes peeled.
Must say it fulfilled the hype, I opted for a chicken mayonnaise sandwich, yes I know relatively boring and safe, but it was the most delicious chicken sandwich I have had! Better then a McChicken Sandwich after a night out boozing! Fact.
This was possibly the most exciting thing ever!!! We have definitely outgrown out tiny space in the heart of Hackney, so we decided to move upstairs in the same building, the room being 3 times as big and..... wait for it. IT HAS WINDOWS!!
STUDIO 3 TIMES AS BIG. BETTER WORK 3 TIMES AS HARD!
We have been in a few music videos of late, the different genre's of music really show how versatile our brand is.
The bespoke element of our brand is important, we do it exclusively in street wear, and gives us the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, we have an eclectic mix of customers and we consider ourselves as eclectic personalities with an attentive eye, for things we like and not what is considered cool and 'trendy'. This is the basis of our design process.
Was a wonderful night, the set up was great and so was the turn out. Intended on being sober but it a bit crazy towards the end of the night, drinking a shot that I can only describe as a room temperature, chilli/spicy, pot-noodle with a dash of vodka.
Met some great people, especially The Islington Twins, who were extremely knowledgeable and very positive, and at one point described me as a mastermind. Who am I to argue with their wise words ;)
BAAAHHH 100% wool jumper samples arrived today. we are happy with them. The sheep did well.
The lookbook is shaping up nicely, 9 looks I am thinking to go with are pretty strong the colour palette consists of greens, navy, burgundy, putting the looks together myself I tried to find a balance of what we do, and a flow throughtout.
Nike 1948 finally re-opened. I eagerly anticipated the opening of the concept store located in heart of Shoreditch, thats slightly tucked away on Batemans Row.
The store has new longer opening hours, and a totally new shopfit, which is surrounded by interesting stories and thought out procedures throughout. For example the floor is made from recycled shoe soles, rubber burnt down and re-created into a cushioned floor.
Not a profit driven store the product is minimal but higher end.
After receiving our first set of samples, we realised a few things. We need alot more development to get the desired shoe. Being a nice silhouette as it is we just wanted to add subtle details to the derby.
Second samples came back. They were wonderful, one is almost ready to put into production while the other style just needs a slight tweak and we are good to go!