Priya Jangda fought against her cultural conventions of landing in a white-collar job to pursue her true passion: fashion design. After graduating from her BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting at LCF, she took inspiration from her personal experiences as a young, Indian woman and has recently launched Quillattire, a sustainable streetwear brand under the motto 'I am who I am. Your approval is not needed.'Read More
I think its so dope that the youth are standing up for climate change and protesting!!
Last August, a Swedish 15-year-old decided to skip school one Friday and hold a one-woman climate change demonstration outside Sweden's parliament - she is an inspiration! She did the same thing the following Friday. And the one after that, and every single Friday since, because Greta Thunberg – who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize – believed that young people should not be the ones to suffer from the negligence of previous generations. Her activism has spread and inspired the international movement Fridays for Future. Students around Europe have been skipping school on Friday’s to protest by putting pressure on their country’s governments to do something about the state of the planet.
In London in February we saw #YouthStrike4Climate protest outside parliament, with thousands of kids skipping school and all round the world like India, Australia, the whole of Europe and more.
Yuwei Lim an up and coming journalist studying at City University reached out to me to learn about the ‘Quillattire’ and how we are supporting sustainability. She was keen to learn about the story behind the brand, the story before and how we got involved in backing sustainability. Click the Link to Yuwei’s blog which features the interview :)
So as you know our ‘Retrograde’ collection is mostly made from Bamboo, so some facts about why this fabric is so great for the environment! Read more in the full post!Read More
Our Leopard Print Shirt dress featured in the Boyfriend Magazine - Issue No. 3. Our eye popping bespoke Retro Leopard Print Shirt Dress that can be dress up or down! its perfect for parties, work or festivals, the fabric is a cotton twill which is really soft on the skin. Click the image below to look up the dress!
So we only went a did an interview with Vice Magazine!
Click the image below to have a read and please share!
We discussed the hard grind on growing up with insecurities, bullying and friends, family or associates telling you your dreams are unachievable. We discussed the harsh realities of working in the Fashion industry and how you some what become a robot churning designs for a customer sometimes you do not relate with. The birth of the brand and how it came about, o and don’t forget sustainability and that the collection is made from bamboo. A little teaser below but please have a read.
“Priya describes herself as “a brown girl with a dream”. That dream is to bring streetwear into a genderless, sustainable future. Her brand, which features loud and retro fits with references to 80s gaming and the proud Quillattire label emblazoned on each garment in Japanese, English and Hindi, has already shown during London Fashion Week, and recently won ASOS’s Homepage Competition.”
Style up any of our pieces for Christmas! Below our model K is wearing our up cycled denim jacket which we have customised by hand sewing neon stripes onto the bleached vintage denim - a great shape for the Christmas party season. Styled with this denim jacket is our Pink Blush Tiger Embroidered Crop sweatshirt which is made from bamboo! This means the fabric is sustainable and causes no harm to the environment just keeps you warm!
Our male model Bof is wearing shiny aqua green bomber jacket with customised tiger print lining in side and printed piping round the back yoke that reads ‘I am who i am. Your approval is not needed.’ This jacket has an amazing sheen to it, when ever i wear i always get great comments about how slick it looks - and get this its unisex! We have styled this jacket with our Pink Blush Error sweatshirt that again is made from bamboo!! With its unique embroideries and graphics we have put together single handedly by being inspired by Japan and inspiring the youth.
If you’re in the UK use code ‘CHRISTMAS’ for a 30% discount of any piece, and if you order by tomorrow 21st December you will receive your order before Christmas via next day delivery just click standard delivery at check out and we will take it from there, so get involved.
Offer ends 21st December 2018 for next day delivery.
30% offer ends 5th January 2019 - do not forget to type ‘CHRISTMAS’ at the check out!
Have a great Christmas! :)
We launched our fashion brand ‘Quillattire’ through The Prince’s Trust which has been such an amazing journey! Starting up your own business is tough and as a creative you have to learn everything from Business , Accounts to Marketing which is always a challenge but with The Princes Trust this journey has been so much easier to learn all this information!
Thanks to The Princes Trust for sharing our Asos Homepage Competition Win :)
Our Blue Teal Wind Breaker mentioned in the Fashions Finest Christmas Wish List - click the title above of paste the link below! Also as its CYBER MONDAY we are giving 30% off this week if you type ‘BAMBOO’ at the check out! 👆🏼
So we have been selling on Asos Marketplace and decided to apply for their Asos Homepage Competition this consisted of shooting our ‘Retrograde’ sustainable streetwear collection all made from Bamboo. We needed an awesome photographer and some incredible models! We had met a photographer out on a social in Dinerama in Shoreditch - hit her up on www.kimberleyarcher.co.uk , we kept in contact and decided to work together for the Asos Competition! Working with Fashions Finest on the fashion shows i have been showcasing my Retrograde collection, i hit up two amazing models i worked with Aramatou and BOF! The dream team was set!
After planing looks and searching for locations to shoot we decided to shoot in Notting hill. We all met on a Sunday, the team was a dream to work with - the models had great chemistry and the photographer an awesome creative eye. We all let our creativity loose - it was super great vibes!
After Kimberley edited the images which were so sick she was had great clarity in creating strong commercial and editorial imagery which told our story and helped connect to our customers, we submitted the photos. At work i thought i should check my junk mail as i had not checked it for a while and there was an email from https://marketplace.asos.com/boutique/quillattire i thought i doubt we have won but lets check. I skimmed the email and though i was right but i scrolled back up and OMGGGGGG quillattire had won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally fell off my seat in disbelief, but hey ‘Hard work pays off!’.
Our prize will be to have our images featured on the Asos Homepage until the new year! Keep your eyes open for it :)
Never give up on your dreams, good things will happen!
We showcased our ‘Retrograde’ collection down the runway on September 2018 and the Connaught Rooms in Holborn. Retrograde was inspired by a trip to Japan, the bright lights, arcades, the hustle & bustle and then the tranquility of Mount Fuji! The bespoke embroideries & artworks all created in house and inspired by the pretty gardens, bright arcades and vibrant streets at night - an amalgamation of fun and all text in Japanese, Chinese and hindi embracing the beauty of different cultures! The majority of the collection is made from sustainable fabrics. Vintage denim is another of our specialities custom made with bespoke hand painted artworks and embroideries. Stay tuned for more :)
Model wearing our blue windbreaker - stay tuned for some more exciting bits from this shoot shot in Notting Hill. We styled this blue windbreaker with a grey roll neck for those winter days where you want to wrap up warm and some black and white check trousers. Not a bad look for winter - get involved and shop this piece by clicking the image below.
Limited Edition Waterproof Teal Wind Breaker. Model wearing M. Pouch pocket front with invisible zip compartment and a button front pocket perfect to put your valuables in, you even get another invisible side zip for your wallet and phone. It gets better the inside is lined with a mesh that is printed with our signature bespoke retro leopard print. Text on the sleeves are printed to read 'I am who i am. Your approval is not needed. Cord is in black and a half zip at the front. A cool statement piece that can be dressed up or down and its unisex.
Click the image to view more about this blue windbreaker.
We were privileged to be part of Fashions Finest Menswear Closing Catwalk Soiree on the 16th Sept!