Franklin Boateng aka King Of Trainers

Franklin Boateng aka King Of Trainers regularly shares news and updates about trainers with his 130k Instagram followers. A social media consultant, Franklin has collaborated with brands including Footlocker, Stance Socks, New Balance, Puma, Nike and Adidas. He runs online jobs board Footwear Jobs and is responsible for awards show Drop of the Year where people vote on trainer releases from the past year. How … Continue reading Franklin Boateng aka King Of Trainers

A chat with high-end womenswear designer Malene Oddershede Bach

Malene Oddershede Bach started her namesake fashion label in 2011 specialising in high-end womenswear clothing which is sold worldwide. Their main stockists are Fenwick department store and Nordstrom. Malene’s collection appears in showrooms during New York and Paris Fashion Week every year and have their first on-schedule fashion show during London Fashion Week this season. ‘Hopefully the show we’re doing in London is going to … Continue reading A chat with high-end womenswear designer Malene Oddershede Bach

Tottenham Textiles: the sportswear atelier working with young people

Luis Lopez-Smith started Tottenham Textiles three and a half years ago. They are a small team: Luis, Holly and Megan (who Luis used to teach at Middlesex University) and Jamz their apprentice. They also regularly provide work experience and mentoring opportunities. Luis says they are a sportswear atelier at their heart. ‘We put the same level of work into our product as high-end makers. Our … Continue reading Tottenham Textiles: the sportswear atelier working with young people

Martine Rose: the menswear designer from Tottenham making waves

Menswear designer Martine Rose is influenced by Tottenham and was based here for ten years. She has had fashion shows at Seven Sisters Market and Stronghold Climbing Centre. When did you first realise you were interested in fashion? I’ve always been really into clothes I would say more than fashion – what people wear, why they wear it, where they wear it – it’s fascinating. … Continue reading Martine Rose: the menswear designer from Tottenham making waves

STM Studio: an interview with celeb hairdresser Simon Maynard

DT popped in to Simon Maynard’s studio in South Tottenham for a cuppa and a chat. How long have you been doing hair? I started cutting hair when I was 12, started my apprenticeship at 15 and I’m 48 now. How did that come about? My mum was always into hairdressing. I was quite independent by the age of 12 and I went to get … Continue reading STM Studio: an interview with celeb hairdresser Simon Maynard

Selma Nicholls talks Looks Like Me

Tottenham local Selma Nicholls has dedicated everything she has to her business and her passion for her work is infectious. Looks Like Me is a talent and casting agency which aims to raise the profile of under-represented groups in the advertising and fashion world. They currently focus on children from a few months old up to the age of 10. Selma explained that it all … Continue reading Selma Nicholls talks Looks Like Me

Eco-sustainable fashion design with José Hendo

Eco-sustainable fashion designer José Hendo specialises in barkcloth, an ancient non-woven Ugandan fabric. Barkcloth is made from the bark of the Mutuba Tree (Ficus Natalensis), is biodegradable, organic and manufactured without the use of chemicals. In 2005 it was proclaimed by UNESCO part of the world’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” We visited José’s studio to have a chat, where we were joined by one … Continue reading Eco-sustainable fashion design with José Hendo

Treasure Tress celebrate third birthday with pop up shop in Peckham (23/11/18-24/11/18)

Treasure Tress, who appeared in our Fashion & Beauty issue as part of the LYST feature on pages 16-17, are celebrating their third birthday by hosting a pop up shop in Peckham on 23 and 24 November 2018. The event will see Treasure Tress team up with Pempeople and is sponsored by LA Naturals, Palmers and Sunny Isle. Treasure Tress aim to redefine and revolutionise … Continue reading Treasure Tress celebrate third birthday with pop up shop in Peckham (23/11/18-24/11/18)

Gladesmore Studios

It’s amazing what you come across in Tottenham. Earlier this month, DT visited Loren Wood who has decked out his rented home in South Tottenham with an array of vintage finds and antiques. Named Gladesmore Studios, the house has appeared in numerous high end fashion shoots and a handful of music videos. Before moving to Tottenham eight years ago, Loren was based in Bristol. We … Continue reading Gladesmore Studios