Raw new talent.

This week we have seen the launch of the finalists for the British Council Awards. The nominees for the ‘Designer of the Year’, the most coveted award, has Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and Stella McCartney vying for the title. The image below shows the designers top best design from the 2012 runway:

Stella McCartney and Mary Katrantzou. Nominees for the British Fashion Council Award 2012

However, I have been looking a little further ahead of who will be potential future nominees. One designer that caught my eye is the London based designer Hermione De Paula, specialising in strong crafted prints on soft feminine shapes.

Her work has a strong English heritage, originally born in Devonshire; she has taken her country grown surroundings and has created beautifully drawn flower illustrations as the main base of her current print work. I find her designs have a strong power women essence to them, even though the prints and fabrications are soft and elegant. The pictures below from her A/W12 collection:

Hermione De Paula


Current stockists are at Liberty and The Blue Bird in Chelsea. For more information in Hermione please click on the link to her website:




















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About Emma Wright

I am studying Fashion and Textile design at Ravensbourne, cultivating my desire for drawing, painting and designing. My work is inspired by my imagination as well as by reality, responding to my emotions through visual recordings. These hand drawn illustrations are then warped to compose a more contemporary feel. To date I have worked with a variety of companies from Hussein Chalayan, Ted Baker, Matthew Williamson and Sass and Bide in Australia. Last summer I decided to create my own label where I crafted my textile designs into scarves, printing and manufacturing them in England.

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