Foale & Tuffin

Foale and Tuffin, 1960s fashion, fashion history tour, Carnaby Street, London, Soho, 1960s

Mary Foale and Sally Tuffin set out to make “fun” clothes and helped, along with Mary Quant and a handful of London-based designers, to make the coolest clothes fun, giving … Read More

Egg

Egg, Maureen Doherty, Dover Street Market, Latest in Design, Fashion Tours London, shopping tours London, personal styling London

Latest discoveriesMaureen Doherty’s Egg Steps out of TimeWe first discovered Egg at the top of Dover Street Market, where it greeted summer 2019 with substantial dresses in the largest bright … Read More

Jean Muir, Engineer in Cloth

Dress by fashion designer Jean Muir, Ballgowns to Bumsters Tour, Mayfair, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks and shopping tours for fashionistas

Jean Muir has been called “the greatest dressmaker in the world”, fit to be compared with Vionnet, Chanel and Madame Grès. A 1975 survey found that the two most copied … Read More

Manolo Blahnik

Latest discoveriesManolo Blahnik and the magic of shoesIt seems like a time now, long, long ago, when shoes did not reign supreme on the high altar that is a woman’s … Read More

Roksanda

clothes by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic, Roksanda shop, Mount Street, Mayfair, Latest in Design Tour, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks and shopping tours for fashionistas

Latest discoveriesRoksanda Enthralls with Colour and CutWhen you walk in Roksanda’s glorious shop on Mayfair’s Mount Street, the first thing that hits you is the colour of the clothes. Words … Read More

Molly Goddard in Dover Street Market

dresses by fashion designer Molly Goddard, Dover Street Market, Haymarket, Latest in Design Tour, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks for fashionistas

Latest discoveriesMolly goddard Running Riot with Pastels in London’s Dover Street MarketThe Goddard Girls are growing in number. Early devotees to the Molly Goddard’s frilly-frock punk aesthetic were Rihanna, Edie … Read More

Redfern and the Woman’s Suit

Ad for Redfern suits, Mayfair, Conduit Street, Ballgowns to Bumsters Tour, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks and shopping tours for fashionistas

John Redfern is responsible for putting women into suits, and he was able to do so because he made the suit a thing of elegant beauty. Long before Coco Chanel … Read More

Bianca Mosca

fashion designer Bianca Mosca, couture house on South Audley Street, Mayfair, Ballgowns to Bumsters Tour, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks and shopping tours for fashionistas

The brief story of Bianca Mosca epitomises the symbiotic relationship that the UK has long had with its continental neighbours in the world of fashion. It’s a symbiotic relationship that … Read More

Paul Smith

shirt by fashion designer Paul Smith, Albemarle Street, Mayfair, Latest in Design Tour, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks and shopping tours for fashionistas

Latest discoveriesPaul Smith Gives StaturePaul Smith is cool like cool jazz. No wonder Patti Smith, Charlotte Rampling, Jane Birkin and Grace Coddington all have found his clothes supported their strong, … Read More