Strong Island

Sep

2

2016

Strong Island

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Charlotte Pearson finds out how an anchor helped to launch a clothing brand. A brand’s logo is a very powerful thing. There are a number out there that once you see it you instantly know who or what it is for. Tristan and Paul For Paul Gonella and Tristan Savage, of Strong Island, when they changed...

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Reinventing a classic

Aug

23

2016

Reinventing a classic

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When it comes to tweed, a Hove designer is doing things differently, as Charlotte Pearson discovers. Not many businesses can claim to have started because of Tim Burton but Liberty Kelly’s can. Liberty It was while working as a costume designer on the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that Liberty...

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New direction

Jul

27

2016

New direction

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The stylist at Jacques Vert talks to Charlotte Pearson about the store’s new collection. Summer is in full swing but if your wardrobe is still in need of an update Jacques Vert may be able to help. The occasion-wear brand has revamped its current collection targeting it at those aged from 25 to 50...

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A taste of Sugarhill

Jun

30

2016

A taste of Sugarhill

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Laura Cartledge talks flamingos, fashion faux pas and badgers in bowties with one Brighton brand. One faux pas has not only become expected at a fashion headquarters in Brighton, it is accepted. “Practically every other week two people will walk in wearing exactly the same outfit,” admits Stacey...

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Sew inspiring

Jan

27

2016

Sew inspiring

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Laura Cartledge meets a designer who stitches together textiles and tough topics. For Hurstpierpoint’s Isaac Raymond being a fashion designer is about a lot more than clothes. Isaac Raymond, left, with his models. Picture Malcolm Tam “Every garment has a deeper meaning behind it, for me to do it...

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Trendy golf

Aug

26

2015

Trendy golf

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Laura Cartledge discovers how an Emsworth based sports fashion business got into the swing of things. From the diamond jumpers to the loud trousers, golf’s relationship with fashion may be more famed for its misses than its hits. “It has gone full circle I think,” says Ben Woods. “It was very...

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A fine vintage

Aug

16

2015

Laura Cartledge discovers how the county works to keep the past alive and kicking.  Faye Spiller believes Sussex is a ‘hot bed’ for vintage and she is in a position to know. By Jenny Rutterford Not only does the Shoreham resident run the retro Johnny Loves June fairs in the country, but she’s...

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Celebrating 10 years

Jul

24

2015

Celebrating 10 years

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As etc Magazine celebrates its tenth birthday, editor Alex Jenkins looks back through the 120 editions and picks out some highlights. Ten years has seen many changes take place at etc Magazine. The first etc was published in August 2005 under the editor Tony Jackman and covered the Chichester area, dipping...

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A Famille affair

Jul

2

2015

A Famille affair

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Laura Cartledge finds out how cigarette cards sparked a family fashion brand. Style icons aren’t always who you expect. But if you think of hip flasks, moustaches and wingback armchairs that are now in vogue our grandfathers were trendy before the rest of us realised. For one Brighton mother and son...

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Woven with integrity

May

26

2015

Woven with integrity

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Laura Cartledge discovers how an artistic eye, an exotic holiday and a love of fashion inspired a business. Former art student Alison Taylor admits she’s always had ‘an eye for colour’. However a silk village in Vietnam caught more than just her attention. “I was transfixed,” she admits. “It...

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