For the woman who revels in her femininity, likes all things quintessentially British, loves lace, floral fabrics and ribbons – meet UK knitwear designer Maggie Cook.
Maggie who graduated from the London School of Fashion in 1993, has for the past ten years been designing and making fabulously feminine knitwear and accessories.
Some of Maggies designs combine knitwear with lace, floral fabric and ribbon. Most of her collections are short runs or one offs sold online as well as to boutiques throughout the UK and Hong Kong. As well as showing at the London Fashion Week, her designs have been featured in UK newspapers and magazines.
Here in the UK mornings are getting darker earlier and we shall soon be saying goodbye Summer and hello to Autumn which happens to be my favourite season. My thoughts naturally turn to what to wear as the weather gets cooler.
I’ve enjoyed browsing through the online Etsy shop of Betty Domininguez (known as stubbornwoman) and her selection of gorgeous crocheted hats and am surely spoilt for choice!
Betty (stubbornwoman) says “One reason children look so adorable in hats is that the hat looks just a tad big for them. I strive for this look in my adult hats. It is so much more flattering to our faces, plus, the hat doesn’t crush our hair flat. If I have a style, this is it”.
This talented woman also makes jewellery! I love these pink opalite teardrop earrrings and hope you will agree with me that they would go wonderfully with the ‘Anna Karenina’ style hat and scarflette above!
As snowfall and icy gales bring chaos to the roads of Britain and parts of the US and as temperatures plunge ones thoughts turn to warm clothing – if one has to venture out into the snowstorms!
Therefore it seems most opportune to showcase the work of Nihan Atluntas. She says she finds sanity in creating and designing one of a kind knitwears!
Nihan who is Turkish and lives in Istanbul, gains inspiration for her creations through a mix of Antolean culture and the modern world. She has been creating since she was a child, but, it was whilst studying for her degree, that Nihan got back into knitting as a way of relaxing and expressing herself.
Nihan does not use pattern books. All her creations are unique and at the same time fashionable as you can see from the items featured here and also for sale in her online Etsy shop:
She says “I am happy to re-create my knitting items in different colour alternatives and different sizes. Feel free to ask”!
Nihan has also got her own website:
So, for all us women now wondering what to wear to lift our spirits and at the same time keep us warm and looking good as we step outside the comfort of our warm cosy homes to battle snowstorms – we know where to go!!