Wednesday, November 10, 2004

DARING DRAPERIES - Wear edgy, riveting couture that reeks of good design.


Fashion Designer Romero Bryan at work.
(photo copyright BBC)

R & B star Usher was too clean at the recent 2004 American Music Awards, in a black suede jacket detailed with white satin-stitched words and symbols created by London designer Romero Bryan (see another version of the jacket at the Usher link above).

In 2002, the then 17 year old Bryan designed a revealing plunge-fronted dress for pop star Samantha Mumba which gained the attention of taut-bodied stylers all over the world.

Singer Samantha Mumba in THE striking Bryan gown.
(photo copyright BBC)

Since then, Bryan, considered one of Britain’s future young millionaires, has become THE fashion designer of today’s hiphop and R&B superstars, such as Mis-teeq, Louise Adams, Mya, Destiny’s Child, Honeyz, Mel B, June Sarpong, and Usher, as well as juggling courses at the London College of Fashion, working as a roving reporter during London’s Fashion Week and completing his Winter Collection 2005.

Check out Romero Bryan's rags at London’s The Closet. Tel: 01707 876 995 or Malapa, 41 Clerkenwell Road, London. Tel: 020-7490-5229, and get dressed!


Yuko Yoshitake's Bubble and Squeak menswear design.
(photo copyright FutureMap)

Menswear fashionistas on all continents have their eyes trained on London College of Fashion’s Graduate Fashion Week’s participant and graduate Yuko Yoshitake, hoping to get their deliciously manicured hands on her graduate collection which has garnered much press and media attention.

Yuko Yoshitake won the LCF Gala Show 2004 Designer of The Year Award and the Menswear Award for her “collection that recycled second-hand fabrics for a 'directional' African -farm- worker- inspired look. This included sleeves striped with faded suede on a black wool duffel coat.”

Yoshitake’s designs will be manufactured by Topman Menswear Collection under her own name and will be available for purchase October 2005.

Contact Yuko Yoshitake at 39 Parnell Avenue, Streatham Street, London, UK WC1A 13B. Phone: 07984 434 641 or 020 7636 2955. Email:


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1 comment:

Peter said...

Loud and clear.