Ultra Violet is the Colour of 2018, according to the people who know all about palettes, Pantone
Richard, Antony Price (the legend that is) and Lady C get ready to board 2018
The Hilton at Amsterdam airport is bang on trend
Dave Budgen doesn't bang trend, he forms fashion on the world stage #DubPistols
Flashback to New Year's Eve for Nile Rodgers' midnight show for the BBC in Westminster. Our mini muse Marcello holds his phone aloft, which is how young people experience gigs these days
Two extravagantly sized cushions we made with our 90 x 90 cm printed silk scarves on one side and luxurious wool/silk on the other for you to lounge in luxury
La LouLou on the left wears her Bedlam silk scarf about her lovely neck
COlour as code - Green White Violet… Give Women the Vote. The centenary of (some) (British) Women’s Suffrage 2018.
Ocean and Mr Wesley man our stall in Kennington park to celebrate the gathering their of the Chartists who won the vote for the common man (hitherto lumped with criminals and the insane as unfit to vote). A fairs days’ wages for a fair day’s work was the slogan behind which they rallied. We printed a t-shirt to mark the occasion - “Rebels of the Rive Sud”.
Yes Mr B! A member of the crowd endorses his choice of t shirt
Dot.com jacket for P's new Cyber Czar post. Colours build chords same as music - the custom printed pink lining is the augmented fifth, brings out the live link blue in the bamboo
Pantone colour palette printed on silk from which our clients can concoct their custom printed linings
Brian, Hound of Bedlam, demands a recount - he would like to nominate Tennis Ball Green as colour of the year
Brian rides the Merry-go-Round on the Southbank
In camo, Lady C is hard to spot next to Nicola, in the dress we made for her father's funeral.
We used wool crepe for Nicola's dress that was inspired by the full length one Jackie Kennedy wore to meet the Pope in 1962. We hope it will have happier outings as well.
Six little vintage Austrian crystal working buttons were the only embellishment on the dress that was, we liked to think, the definition of elegance in its dignified simplicity.
Bob & Iain of Gladsons & Huddersfield Fine Worsteds respectively, outside The Black Prince pub near our studio where besuited Colin Firth routs some rascals with his rolled up umbrella in "Kingsman"
If you moved the two sides of Charlie's lapel together, the curvy generous proportions for a shield, your armour against the slings and arrows of daily life
Test samples for the lining of Nile Rodgers' "Seven Lucky Gods of Japan" suit, printed by the indispensable Hatley Print
We chose creamy gold to pick out the gold highlights on the 7 Satsuma ceramic buttons (made c.1900) each depicting 1 of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan, shown en masse in a boat.
The Gods are dressed as common labourers, those who would benefit from the rebuild after a tsunami / earthquake. The figure head of their boat is a monster stirred from the deep by the disaster.
Katharine, a student at the Royal School of Needlework, spent painstaking hours embroidering a gold silk trellis across the front panels of Nile's jacket.
What the illustration teaches is that, however bad the sitch, someone always benefits, "gets lucky".
Biker zips in the suit jacket sleeves reveal the lining.
The golden silk trellis forms a frame for each button. The perspicacious amongst you will notice there are six buttons on the front, yet there are Seven Lucky Gods...
Luck be a Lady! The Lucky Seventh God is a lady so we placed her inside, close to Nile's heart.
Canadian tv star Genevieve Borne twice as nice models our waxy crown t-shirt as masterfully depicted in his fave crayon by Bedlam’s Auxiliary Designer, the man we call B.A.D. Ian Vincent. Thanks to La Belle Genevieve we were included in Quebec’s Museum of Civilisation’s exhibition celebrating London, specifically how it rewards the senses, and we were int he touchy feely section thank to the gorgeous fabrics we employ.