Month: September 2013

Journey through London Subculture

Journey through London Subculture

As an extension to the V&A’s Club to Catwalk, which you can read about here, the Institute of Contemporary Arts is holding a free exhibition entitled A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980’s to Now. The exhibition is running until October 20th and features a host […]

Paris retail highlights

Paris retail highlights

Last week BDA once again headed to the French capital to seek out the very best in fashion retail. These were our highlights: MERCI  One of our all time favourite stores, and always a first port of call in Paris – Merci, never disappoints. On […]

Design Junction

Design Junction

As part of London Design Festival, homewares tradeshow Design Junction opened it’s doors at The Sorting Office, just off London’s bustling Oxford Street. Spread across three floors, the show featured the best in furniture, lighting, illustration and everything in between. Outline Editions, the popular illustration […]

Tent and Superbrands London

Tent and Superbrands London

This weekend saw Tent and Superbrands London pop up at Bricklane’s Old Truman Brewery. As they couldn’t get anymore local to BDA if they tried, we decided to take a look. The show is a huge labyrinth of the latest in product and furniture design, […]

Club Monaco at Westbourne Grove

Club Monaco at Westbourne Grove

Club Monaco has opened their first stand alone UK store at Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill. Set back from the busy road Club Monaco’s clean and classic white fascia is surrounded by lucsious and welcoming plants. Appealing to their creative customers, Club Monaco has ensured there […]

100% Design Tradeshow

100% Design Tradeshow

100% Design focuses on design for the home. From furniture to cutlery to the odd piece of jewellery the show celebrates the latest and greatest in cutting edge technique, style and of course design. BDA went along to the opening day of the show, which […]

Top Drawer Tradeshow

Top Drawer Tradeshow

Top Drawer is a bi-annual event focusing on design-led gifts, fashion and lifestyle accessories. BDA went along to bring you the highlights.   Chive Chive is a relatively new company, though it has been going for some time in Canada, it has only been in […]

London Design Festival: V&A Highlights

London Design Festival: V&A Highlights

This weekend saw the launch of the 2013 London Design Festival. With events taking place all over the capital throughout the 9 day spectacular, we headed to one of the main hubs, the Victoria and Albert Museum, to see what was on offer. These are […]

Exhibition: From Club to Catwalk

Exhibition: From Club to Catwalk

The V&A’s fashion wing has stepped back 30 years to the early eighties in a colourful exploration of the decade that dramatically changed the British fashion industry. The 1980’s were a defining era for British Fashion, with the British Fashion Council established in 1983 and […]

One to Watch: Cut Out Girls

One to Watch: Cut Out Girls

A brand that has come to our attention a few times now, design duo known as the Cut Out Girls, first came about in a bid to stay creative whilst being inspired by their move to London. Elizabeth Chilton and Carla Bromhead established Cut Out […]

Moxham Boxpark Pop-up

Moxham Boxpark Pop-up

Madeleine Moxham has done it again. THE fashion jewellery brand of the moment has set up shop at East London’s Boxpark for the next 6 weeks and we were the first in line to check it out.   Moxham’s statement leather and hardware pieces speak […]

Exhibition: Out of the Ordinary at Christies

Exhibition: Out of the Ordinary at Christies

Currently on show at London’s prestigious auction house, Christies, is a one of a kind sale offering the opportunity to get your hands on something a little different. That is of course if you have room for an eight foot aluminum humanoid robot called Cygan, […]

Tradeshow: International Jewellery London

Tradeshow: International Jewellery London

The UK’s leading Jewellery event arrived in London once again this week with a host of both new and established brands showing their latest collections. With hundreds of stands to meander around in Earl’s Court’s giant hall, BDA takes out the legwork for you and […]