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Life indoors: Lockdown Life with Stylonylon

Life indoors: Lockdown Life with Stylonylon

Stop going so fast, it’s all waiting there for you – take your time!
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 29, 2020
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Fashion in a time of crisis

Fashion in a time of crisis

A fact about running a business and especially a womenswear business is that things never slow down. There is always so much to attend to, there isn’t always the time to take a moment, regroup and assess where things are going. Enter the coronavirus and suddenly, slow is thrust upon you whether you like it or not. Ok universe we hear you. The global pandemic is recording ever increasing cases of infection and death, with news of recessions and economies in freefall. It is a sobering time.  What will the future look like? More specifically, what if any, is the role of fashion? The truth is we work in an industry that even before Covid-19 was a stretched and struggling one.  The temptation is always there to lean in and vie with competitors for a greater chunk of that fashion pie; produce more- be quicker, be faster, be cheaper. We as a brand have kept away from this strategy because we’ve always believed in concentrating on the value and life of clothing, but it is understandable that others have felt this was the only alternative. This week, we’re looking at what we love about fashion and making a case for it.. because we believe there ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 21, 2020
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Spring Trends: The hottest fashion trends for Spring

Spring Trends: The hottest fashion trends for Spring

With Spring just round the corner, you may be itching to start pulling out your warmer weather wardrobe. If you’re wondering what will be taking the highstreets by storm this Spring, then take a look at our round up of some of the hot trends that you’ll be sure to find in stores this month. Whether you are ahead of the trends or can’t really get on-board, we always suggest to take this as a source of inspiration but embrace your personal style and wear whatever makes you feel happy and positive!   1. Crochet Long considered a defining characteristic of the 70s or the doilies that graced your grandmother’s sideboard, crochet has seen a massive revival and has returned in a fresh, new way. There is no doubt that the intricate crochet patterns seen on the runways is both skillful and highly creative. Worn in modern cuts, the crochet look screams sun and warmth. Lets hope the weather gets the memo!   2. Bermuda Shorts Bermuda shorts are back and this time in a chic, business casual way. These shorts were all over the runways and are set to explode on to our streets especially when the warm weather amps up. ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on March 05, 2020
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A Day in the life of a Les 100 Ciels Designer

A Day in the life of a Les 100 Ciels Designer

A common misconception about fashion designers is that their days are spent languidly dreaming up inspiration for collections and sketching new designs. In fact, this is only a small part of a designer’s role. Fashion designers are often working across multiple seasons, ensuring that all is well with the current Spring/ Summer collection while designing a collection for the Autumn/ Winter season and keeping an eye on trends and looking for inspiration for the Spring/ Summer season a year ahead. It’s a lot to juggle and often not the glamourous life that many envision when they think of the fashion industry. So what exactly does an average day look like for a fashion designer? This week we take you behind the scenes to experience a typical day in the life of Les 100 Ciels designer, Dizar Angel. 9am: Dizar starts her day reviewing fabric and yarn swatches that have arrived from our factory. She needs to give feedback today to confirm her designs can be made into samples using her chosen qualities. 11am: Meets with the marketing team to give suggestions and feedback on a Summer photoshoot planned for the end of February. 12:30pm: Lunch break! Dizar makes a sandwich ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on February 13, 2020
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A Tour of South Molton Street

A Tour of South Molton Street

Last year, we moved to the lovely South Molton Street and ever since, we have been busy exploring the shops and eateries in our new area and we have found some gems! The street is as central in London as any one person could get and is very convenient to get to as it runs diagonally from Bond Street tube station straight into Mayfair. Being a stone’s throw away from the bustle of Oxford Street’s shopping mecca you are very close to all the action, and so it is surprising and refreshing that the street has a laid-back and relaxed feel to it.  The street is wide and pedestrianised and lined with a mix of independent businesses with lots of surprises for all. Read on to discover what we have found so far in our forays down our street. After leaving the bustle of Oxford street, you may be in need of a sit down for a coffee and pastry, and Caffe Concerto is just the place for a rest either sitting on the terrace or watching passersby from the comforts of the cosy interior. There is a nice buzz to the place and a large menu to choose from including delicious, vegan options. After ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 31, 2020
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The History of Cashmere

The History of Cashmere

Cashmere has a long history going back many hundreds of years. The origins of this natural fibre comes from the cold, mountainous regions of China, Mongolia, India, Turkey and Afghanistan. For centuries, local people sought the hircus goats for the fibres of their coats that were long, silky soft and warm to help the animals survive the harsh conditions of winter. The fibres were combed off the goats and made into blankets that were prized for their superb warming ability. Early written accounts in the 15th century, describe the high quality of fibre from the kashmir goats of the Kashmir region. Thus the name Kashmir stuck and for many years Kashmir yarn was traded within the region. Fast forward to the 18th century and the rise of the Imperial powers. Traders brought kashmir items back along the Silk Road from China to Europe and the Americas bringing much excitement. Initially kashmir was available exclusively to royalty and the elite members of society. It was considered the height of luxury and cashmere shawls or ‘pashminas’ particularly were a symbol of status and the pinnacle of a fashionable aristocratic woman. Even Napoleon was reputed to gift his wife Empress Josephine pashminas leading to a large and famous collection of pashminas. The story of cashmere was advanced ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on November 05, 2019
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