Monday, 18 January 2010

niOka to showcase at the ‘A La Mode’ London Fashion Week 2010 show

La Geneve North (LGN) announce designer Nika Ravnik will be parading the latest collection from her label, ‘niOka’, at the ‘A La Mode’ London Fashion Week show which has returned for a 3rd season, following an extremely successful 2009.

The ‘niOka’ label graced the catwalk at the INFLUENCE festival in Slovenia this summer and was so well received that Ravnik was asked to show the ‘niOka’ collection again at the Austrian fashion festival MODEZONE in October.

Nika Ravnik born in 1981 grew up in Nova Gorica in Slovenia and went on to graduate in Fashion and Textile Design from the University of Ljubljana. Ravnik showed her first student collection at Copenhagen Fashion week S/S 08, while on a study year in Denmark. This drew such attention that in 2008, Ravnik launched her own label ‘niOka’ to the forefront while still working on freelance projects.

“Her unique and anomalous vision doesn’t leave any observer indifferent.”
“...a mixture of avant-garde simplicity, artistic craftsmanship, tender provocation and timelessness.”

‘A La Mode’ Catwalk show, will take place on 19th of February 2010 at the centrally located and cosmopolitan Charing Cross Hotel from 7.30pm-11pm. Guests attending the event include buyers, press, journalists, PRs and other fashion professionals and enthusiasts.

Sponsors include Guoman Hotels, Yelp, Collection 2000, Quick Energy, Fiji Water and

For further information on ‘niOka visit
For further information and tickets visit:
La Geneve North Events

Sunday, 17 January 2010

New ethical label ‘Charlotte and Jane’ to showcase at the Valmont in Chelsea

New Ethical Irish label ‘Charlotte and Jane’ will present their stunning collection consisting of a gorgeous selection of fresh, elegant, glamorous dresses, at the prestigious private members venue the Valmont in Chelsea on Thursday 21st January.

The design duo behind this exciting new label are Charlotte Cargin and Jane Skovgaard Charlotte is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and design and Jane is an artist and third level teacher of drawing and painting. Both girls live in the Kinsale area of Co. Cork, Ireland and work from a base in Kinsale.

Attention is paid to every inch of each dress. Each dress is beautifully finished, fully lined and has intricate detailing. Many of the dresses have fine French lace trims, boning and unusual buttons. The fabrics are all natural fibres - fantastic printed cottons, Irish linens and Irish wools and tweeds.

Charlotte and Jane design everything themselves and each dress is sewn up locally by Cork seamstresses working from home. These dresses are heir loom pieces.

The event which has been organised by La Geneve North Events (LGN Events) will commence at 7.30pm.

For further information on Charlotte & Jane please visit

To attend this event please email




Thursday, 7 January 2010

UsTrendy sponsors winning designer Dilly Daisy to take part in off-schedule LFW show ‘A La Mode’ !

UsTrendy will sponsor designer Dilly Daisy to take part in the 'A La Mode' Catwalk show, hosted by LGN Events, during London Fashion Week.

Dee-Dee Shkreli is a self taught designer from Canada, specialising in party dresses with distinctive collars and vintage embellishments and buttons. Her label entitled Dilly Daisy has already graced the pages of magazines including NOW and Lou Lou. She has also showcased her work as part of Toronto Alternative Fashion Week and recently won the international UsTrendy design competition launching her into the spotlight of London’s off-schedule scene in Feb 2010.

In 2008, Sam Sisakhti founded UsTrendy to help talented fashion designers break down barriers created by the industry’s elite to make a name for themselves.The UsTrendy community helps uncover the gems of top-rated indie designers, who get a shot at making their fashion dreams a reality. LGN Events fashion director expressed " initiatives such as US Trendy are vital and much needed especially in the current economic climate with indies struggling to make their dreams a reality due to financial contraints."

Dilly Daisy’s vintage-inspired pieces are hand crafted from fabrics that are comfortable and easy to wear with styles that are fun and flirty.

UsTrendy sponsors Dilly Daisy will present the new “Eye Candy” collection to an audience of press, buyers, other fashion professionals and upscale consumers at the LGN Events third season of their flagship show “A La Mode.”

For further information and tickets to the show contact:


La Geneve North Events


Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Pushing the boundaries of Knitwear!

So it’s been manic with all the ‘A La Mode’ Fashion Week preparations and I can’t begin to tell you how many cups of tea I have had! Yes certainly can’t live or function without the tea ; ) At present I have 100 emails left to go through so am getting there!

The amazing knitwear designer Hanako Narahira will be showcasing her exclusive designs at ‘A La Mode’ in February and I just can’t wait to see her new collection!

London based Japanese designer Hanako, is a previous graduate of the acclaimed Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, has taken knitwear to another level, by experimenting with colour, pushing the boundaries and employing new, contemporary techniques. Her unique approach to knitwear has certainly set her pieces above the rest!

Her fun and youthful pieces make her definitely one to watch!

Hanako Narahira will present her collection to an audience of press, buyers, other fashion professionals and upscale consumers at the LGN Events third season of their flagship show “A La Mode.”

Limited public Tickets are available at £18 via:

Sponsors of the high profile event include Guoman Hotels, Yelp, Collection 2000, Quick Energy, Fiji Water and

For more information on Hanako's range: