Feb 202017

Gruhme is the brainchild of Rob Hallmark, a former corporate lawyer.

gruhme british scent for men

Gruhme British Scent for Men

Mens Grooming Gift Set Gruhme

Mens Grooming Gift Set Gruhme

He started the business in 2013 as an alternative to the established ‘Big Brands’ in the men’s grooming arena – but focusing on fragrance.

The focus of Gruhme is to offer a British scent and grooming alternatives for men that are creative, innovative and pioneering – much that has been lost from the major designer brands in the male fragrance and personal care industry.

Gruhme British Mens Fragrance

Gruhme British Mens Fragrance


Aug 282010
Alexander McQueen British Designer

Alexander McQueen British Designer

2010 witnessed the tragic loss of this awesome talent. That such a prodigy should take his own life the day before his own mothers funeral is a sign to all of the sensitiy he felt about life and the closeness he had with his mother

Lee Alexander McQueen, one of the finest young British designers of his generation,  received a posthumous award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design at the British Fashion Awards 2010,

Dubbed ‘enfant terrible’, as Jean Paul Gaultier was in the 80’s, Alexander McQueen has manipulated his own fashion career to become one of the youngest fashion designers to achieve ‘British Designer of the Year’ in 1996.

He also won this prestigious fashion award in 1997, 2001 and 2003 also.

Known for his brutally sharp Tailoring, he was born in the East End of London in 1969.

Alexander McQueen graduated from Central St Martins College of Art & Design in 1991.

He won an apprenticeship with fashionable Savile Row Tailors Anderson & Sheppard and went on to work for Romeo Gigli and Koji Tatsuno before opening his own fashion studio.

With the launch of his low-cut “bumsters” on his own fashion label – McQueen attracted tabloid headlines.

In 1996 he was named successor to fashion designer John Galliano as the new chief designer at Givenchy.

In 1997 he produced four haute couture collections for Givenchy and two fashion collections for his own label.

He remained with the Givenchy fashion house until 2001 and in 2003 was awarded a CBE was also awarded British Menswear Designer of the Year in 2004.

Alexander McQueen’s collections combine an in-depth working knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, the fine workmanship of the French Haute Couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing.

In December 2000 a new partnership saw the Gucci Group acquiring 51% of the company. Recent developments include the opening of flagship stores in New York, London and Milan and the launch of the first McQueen Fragrance ‘Kingdom’, the addition of the new Menswear and Eyewear collections.


 2:40 pm  Fashion
Aug 292006

Katharine Hamnett Slogan T-Shirt

Katherine Hamnett is a British eighties fashion icon, best known for her political slogan T-shirts.

She has re-launched her slogan cotton organic t-shirts with a re-issue of the Choose Life brand. She is also well known as an active campaigner on environmental and social issues.

She also invented distressed denim, stonewash denim, stretch denim, parachute silk, garment dyeing, the crumpled look, military inspired sportswear, power dressing, leggings, lycra, jump suits, retro revivals and ethical and environmental clothing.
Katharine Hamnett Portrait

Katharine Hamnett Portrait

In 1989 Hamnett discovered that the  fashion industry was responsible for a living environmental nightmare. Millions of people in the garment sector were working in conditions of slavery.

She found that pesticide poisoning in cotton-growing regions, and sweatshop labour was a major part of the textile industry.

Hamnett began lobbying for major changes in the way the industry operated.

In 2003 Hamnett realised that Organic Cotton was the way forward.

Hamnett re-launched Katharine E Hamnett menswear and womenswear including re-issued eighties fashion slogan t-shirts made with organic cotton to the highest ethical and environmental standards in the world.

Available from their website and selected retailers worldwide.

She has also signed a deal to do ethical and environmental clothing with Tesco.


 4:39 pm  Fashion
Aug 292006

Joyce Ridings British Fashion Designer

Joyce Ridings is a British womenswear designer who has been successfully operating at an international level for over 25 years.

She trained at Manchester School of Art in the 1960’s and since then has been creating elegant womenswear.

Joyce Ridings Current Collection

Joyce Ridings Current Collection

Over the years she has remained true to her beliefs, travelling internationally for inspiration and keeping her designs in touch with nature,


 4:36 pm  Fashion
Aug 292006
Jenny Packham Dress

A Jenny Packham Dress - Latest Collection 2011

Inspired by extentive travels, historical knowledge of costume and with her sublime appreciation of colour, Jenny Packham has fast become one the UK’S most regarded designers.

Jenny Packham is taking the fashion industry by storm. Described as ´the first lady of partywear´ and ´one of London´s most successful exports´ by Vogue.com.

Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyonce, Naomi Campbell, Mena Suvari, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Kylie Minogue, Kate Beckinsdale are amongst her fans.

Since graduating from St Martins College of Art, Packham´s first catwalk show in 2003 transformed her to international status.

Her glamorous catwalk collection now features in London, Moscow, Los Angeles and Milan Fashion Weeks.

Packham has key stockists across Europe, USA, Russia and the Far East.

Inspired by extentive travels, historical knowledge of costume and with her sublime appreciation of colour, Packham has fast become one the UK’S most regarded designers.

Jenny Packham Design Sensation

Jenny Packham Design Sensation

Jenny Pachham’s ‘BY APPOINTMENT ONLY’ Bride Boutique is situated in Belgravia on Elizabeth Street, London SW1.

This exclusive boutique encapsulates the glamorous, decadent and luxurious elements of the Jenny Packham brand.

 4:21 pm  Fashion
Aug 292006
Anya Hindmarch HandBag Designer

Anya Hindmarch HandBag Designer

Anya Hindmarch MBE has come a long way from her first store on London’s Walton Street.

The Anya Hindmarch label now incorporates leather handbags, small leather goods, luggage, shoes and clothes. She was born in 1968.
In 2001, Anya launched the charity promotion ‘Be a Bag’, which allows customers to have their own photographs printed onto a bag.

The first Christmas season these bags were put on sale in Harrods of London – they were a complete sell out. Orders had to be turned away because the product was so popular.

Be A Bag continues to be a huge success and continues to raise money for charities across the world.

Everything that Anya designs is crafted with great attention to detail. After countless requests and an apprenticeship with the great shoe makers in Venice, Anya launched her shoe collection in 2002.

The Bespoke Ebury was launched to celebrate Anya Hindmarch’s tenth anniversary following visits to the Italian tanneries where leather is hand rolled in the time honoured fashion.

Most recently Anya has launched her beach collection comprising beautiful hand embroidered kaftans, sexy bikinis and cute baskets for mothers and daughters.


 12:20 pm  Fashion