Introducing….

We are proud to be one of the Sponsor Partners for the talented fashion Designer Nabil Nayal at this years London Fashion Week.

Nabil Nayal was born in Syria and moved to England at the age of 14. He went on to win many prestigious awards including the Royal Society of Arts Award, the Graduate Fashion Week ‘Best Womenswear’ Award and the British Fashion Council MA Scholarship Award; enabling him to study at the Royal College of Art.

Nabil’s obsession with Elizabethan craftsmanship has deeply informed his practice; seen through his use of pleats, dramatic construction, menswear references and powerful silhouettes. Whilst his in-depth archival research remains at the heart of the brand, Nabil also conducts extensive research into ways in which historic techniques can be re-contextualised, using the latest technologies. He was the first fashion designer in the world to use 3D printing in June 2010 and is currently undertaking a research doctorate.

In February 2015 Nabil was shortlisted for the prestigious LVMH Prize and invited to show at Paris Fashion Week. Here, Nabil’s utter devotion to his craft was applauded by luminaries such as Sarah Mower, Delphine Arnault, Nicolas Ghesquiere, and Karl Lagerfeld, who upon seeing the collection exclaimed “I love it! I love it! I love it!” and bought, what has since become affectionately named ‘The Karl Shirt’, for his collaborator Amanda Harlech. In February 2016, Lagerfeld continued to show his support for the brand, photographing Jerry Hall in Nabil’s pieces as part of V Magazine’s V100 issue.

In July 2016 the National Museum of Scotland revealed a collaboration with Nabil Nayal, featuring two pieces from the SS16 collection alongside a host of iconic designers to form part of a new permanent exhibition dedicated to international fashion and textiles.

Nabil was an LVMH Prize finalist in June 2017 and was invited to present his work at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. Stars of the design world, including Maria Grazia Chiuri and Phoebe Philo fell in love with Nabil’s work, as did guest of honour, pop superstar Rihanna. In September 2017, Nabil designed an exclusive piece for Lorde’s Melodrama world tour.

In May 2018, NABIL NAYAL was announced as a recipient of the prestigious British Fashion Council, Fashion Trust Grant that offers business support through financial grants and mentoring to promising British designers. Past recipients have included Erdem, JW Anderson, Christopher Kane, and Mary Katrantzou.

In July 2018, Nabil graduated with a PhD in Fashion from Manchester Metropolitan University, Fashion Institute. His thesis was titled ‘Disruption as a Generative Principle in Fashion Design. The ‘Elizabethan Sportswear’ Collections of Nabil Nayal’.

In September 2018 the brand delivered their debut presentation on the official London Fashion Week schedule and made history by becoming the first brand to host a LFW show at the iconic British Library. The SS19 collection incorporated rare Elizabethan archives into the collection, including the iconic Tilbury speech by Elizabeth I.

As part of the official Schedule he will doing his  AW19 collection at London Fashion Week on Tuesday 19 February 2019 with inspiration from Marie Antoinette and creating a hall of mirrors using shards of Mirror.  We are very excited to see what he creates with the  acrylic mirors that we have laser cut to look like shards of mirrored glass.    Further information can be found about Nabil and the show on the following link: Nabil Nayal at London Fashion Week.

We will post photographs from the show as soon as we receive them.

Image of Nabil Nayal courteousy of MMU news article (April 2017), Fashion alumnus named LVMH Prize finalist www2.mmu.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/story/5455/

Dont be predictable this Valentines…

Looking for a gift for valentines?  That is not flowers or chocalate?  Come and visit our maine website at www.mirrorworld.co.uk and see our collection of romantic mirrors.

  

Choose a gift, that is not predictable and make that special person feel loved…

We have fun acrylic mirrors, coloured mirrors, hooked mirrors, sparking mirrors and rustic root framed mirrors to choose from.

 

Visit us at www.mirrorworld.co.uk or call our friendly sales team on telephone 0333 800 8181.

London, New York, Paris and Milan…

It is that time of year again when the fashion world goes crazy in order of showcasing the latest fashion around the world.  Each week a different city renowned for its links to fashion will host a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week.

It’s a chance for a designer or team to show off a particular aesthetic, mood,  feel or point of view.    As a result, fashion shows can tend to be more conceptual and focused on a higher level idea and include eccentric collections of clothes that would not be worn in their current forms.    

It is the opportunity for fashion designers, brands or “houses” to display their latest collections in runway fashion for potential buyers and the media alike.

Their popularity has grown over the years to becoming the most import event in the world of fashions calendar.   Anyone who is someone will attend these events and some people are so passionate about the shows they even purchase properties nearby the shows to ensure their continued attendance.

What is there not to like from flashes of lights and cameras to breathtaking and creative imaginations of some of the designers.

There are many reasons for a designer or brand to attend from creating professional photoshoots to enhance their portfolio, range or collection.

By promoting their ideas and concepts they can attract customers, build collaborative relationships and create new opportunities and partnerships.

These events influence trends for the current and upcoming seasons and can propel an up and coming designer from out of the darkness into the light like a phoenix rising for the first time.

They can also provide a voice for a new designer or boutique waiting to be noticed or a message that an established designer wants to express from politics to morality.

Over the years we have seen mirrors incoporated into these shows in so many ways.  

Whether it is simply in the background where models get ready for the runway or as part of a design or concept to showcase a new design of clothes.

  

If you would like purchase tickets to attend London fashion week via the folowing link: London Fashion Week Tickets

 

 

 

Scandinavian Influence

It is no wonder that companies like Ikea have been so successful, the interior design trends that started in Scandinavia offer some of the most stylish and best uses of space in the world.

Browse any page of an Interior Design Magazine and you will find the methods refined by the Scandinavians have been duplicated and influenced all across the world from South Korea to upscale Manhattan.

Influenced by Scandinavian minimalism, our Radius collection of mirrors are Classy and Contemporary and ooze modern simplicity, with rounded edges and clean lines they are the ideal way to introduce light into your home.

Supplied with fixings for easy hanging.

Click here to view some of our stunning Radius Mirrors.

Finding the Mirror you want but not the right size?

As the largest bespoke mirror manufacturer and retailer in the UK, we manufacturer many of the mirrors we sell on our website.   If you ever find a mirror that you like but are disappointed to find it is not the size you need, dont despair as it is more than likely we can manufacture that mirror to a bespoke size or make other alterations to suit your needs.

   

With our Art Deco Mirror collection, we can offer multiple options including different colours, sizes and even make alterations to the shape of the mirror.

 

We currently offer these stunning round framed mirrors in three colours of Black, Gold and White.  We can offer many different colours including Farrow & Ball paints and alter both the size and depth of the frame.

 

In addition to these we also manufacture this thin deep aluminium frame with black powder coating for that clean, simple and stylish finish.

 

We have hundreds of framed mirrors in all different width, styles and colours that are are sold both as stock items and available in bespoke sizes.   Whether you are looking for an italian designer frame or a simple traditional frame we can meet your requirements.   We can also make both octagon and hexagon shaped mirrors with these frames.

 

Our Handpainted Mirrors include both stock and bespoke options, using premium paints you can truly create unique one off framed mirrors.   We can also handpaint almost 90% of the framed mirros on our website so feel free to contact our sales team for more details.

Want to know more?  Contact us now by telephone on 0333 800 8181 or by email at sales@mirrorworld.co.uk.