Cutting edge design in the heart of Bristol? Yes please!
This week I received a lovely email from Sashana and Melissa Miller, two fashion designer sisters in Bristol, who have just set up their own label, Leafric. They debuted their first collection at Fair Trade Fashion Week in 2010 and since then they’ve developed their style, using ethically sourced cotton materials.
Explaining their style, the sisters said:
“The léafric aesthetic is feminine, flirty and adventurous. They strive to excite and surprise their customers with every new collection, be it through their original hand painted prints or small unexpected details in a garment”.
They describe their SS13 collection as being designed with influences from artists of the Pre-Raphaelite era.
Their designs use lots of clean lines and fresh white cottons, bringing to mind Stella McCartney’s fresh, feminine approach. Some of the all-white garments, with their stark lines and sheer panelling, remind me of Calvin Klein’s minimalist 90s collections – you could almost see a teenage Kate Moss wearing them.
Bristol is absolutely brimming with creative start-ups like this, which is what makes it such an exciting place to live. I’m really impressed with the Miller sisters designs so far, and look forward to seeing what else they’ve got up their sleeves for next season.
For more info, check out the girls’ website: http://leafricdesigns.com/