Machine-A have just launched their Graduate Designers scheme by selecting three of this year's finest to have their first stockist. One of these fresh talents is Tom Guy who I included in my report from Westminster College's show (see first pic). Since this time I have got to know Tom and been lucky enough to acquire a pair of iridescent shoes from his collection. Apparently his sister helped stick the Swarovski crystals and by the looks of it she has been on board again, as some of these pics are her record of last night's install at the Soho store. Both Tom and Beth Postle have been given a window each to display their capsule collection for the boutique. Tom has created ready-to-wear interpretations of his catwalk looks including a pink and yellow brocade biker jacket (available crystalized as in the show by special order) with matching skirt, metallic organza space suit, yellow glitter mesh dress and silver peplum skirt and crystal embellished side panels. These spectacular Dolly Parton inspired pieces are now in place alongside MACHINE-A's rails of Ashish & Chalayan, ready to be snapped up by future talent investors………….. thanks to the selecting talents of owner & buyer Stavros Karelis and fashion director Anna Trevelyan.
(Thanks to Tom Guy, Laura Guy and Stavros for additional photos in this post)