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Graduate Design Awards 2012

The annual Graduate Design awards are back for the third year running.

This really is an amazing opportunity for graduates as the winners get to be stocked in our Notting Hill boutique for 3 months. And the best thing? It’s FREE.
See below all the details on how to enter.

Last year’s jewellery winner Smith/Grey can be seen below in a recent issue of ShortList magazine. So what are you waiting for?

04 Jul 2012 filed under News & Events, Notting Hill Boutique and tagged with ,

Weekend Plans: All work, no play?

With a lot of work on our plates our weekend plans are unusually lopsided. This weekend is necessary for catching up with outstanding work.

And oh boy, a tough job it is…

Saturday sees us scouting new designers! What better place to have a look for the freshest new design talent then at New Designers.

The first part of the exhibition (29th June to 2nd July) shows the best work from Graduates in Textiles, Fashion & Accessories, Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics & Glass and Jewellery & Precious Metalwork. So tomorrow you will definitely see us with our critical scouting hat on.

Furthermore we will seize the opportunity and make graduates and tutors aware of our Graduate Design Awards. A chance not to be missed and maybe a stepping stone into a successful career.

Saturday sees us also as curious guests at Violet Darkling’s exclusive private preview of their new collection.

We are already very excited to see the new collection and are looking forward to be spoiled with a brunch and cocktails.

Last but not least we will pop down to the boutique and enjoy the trunk show of Saskia B by Natasha Banham.

After the great success of her last trunk show we are very excited to see her again.

This time she has organized an exclusive Summer Preview Sale.
Not only will Natasha spoil you with discounts on her stylish jewellery and give you a consultation, but of course she has organised some more treats.

Enjoy Natasha’s great host qualities and let her treat you to champagne, live music and a free raffle!

After this full but very fun day, we are looking forward to a relaxing Sunday. Sleeping in, late breakfast, and strictly no programme …

Ok. We might be lying here… We might try to join one more show that fits our craving for a relaxed time and sounds too good to be missed.

In collaboration with the Barbican Duckie created the show Lullaby and transformed the pit into a tranquil communal bedroom for an audience of dreamers.

“Lullaby by Duckie is a gentle, slumber show designed to send you to sleep. Bring your pyjamas and toothbrush and pile up the zzz’s at this romantic rock-a-bye nocturne. Book a single, a double or a triple bed and sleep with us on a summer night in the city. Enjoy your reveries as sister songstresses H. Plewis, Harriet Plewis and domestic dreamers Matthew Robins and Tim Spooner create a nod-off narrative of soothing storytelling and choral cradle song.”

After seven hours of slow-wave sleep the show finishes with breakfast.

Pancakes with nutella and banana please!

Have a nice weekend x

01 Jul 2011 filed under Uncategorized, Weekend Plans and tagged with , , , , , , , , , ,

Graduate Design Awards

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for this time of year to come around again and are so excited to announce the return of the Graduate Design Awards!

The Wolf & Badger Graduate Design Awards gives three up and coming designers the opportunity to have pieces from their graduate collection exhibited and sold in the Notting Hill Boutique.

One short-listed designer from each category will be chosen by public vote, via our Blog and Facebook, and the remaining shortlist will be chosen by Wolf & Badger. Three finalists from each category will exhibit their work at our prestigious awards evening, attended by industry experts, trade buyers and members of the press. The winners will be announced on the night.

Last year was a great success with jewellery designer, Mayuko Yamamura, menswear designer Domingo Rodriguez and product designer Victoria Delany winning the awards, who all went on to exhibit and sell their beautiful designs at Wolf & Badger and continue to do so in store and online.

Amidst all that pre-graduation stress, this is the shining light at the end of the tunnel!

Entries are open now, so what are you waiting for… ?

10 Jun 2011 filed under News & Events and tagged with , , , ,