We love discovering new designers and makers through our research for 91 Magazine, and it’s always exciting to see the talent that is emerging from our younger generation, whether that is from self taught artisans or those graduating from colleges and universities around the UK and beyond. University of Arts London (UAL) have recently set up shop in London’s Holborn area to promote and sell the work of their alumni, calling the outlet ‘not just a shop.’
The six colleges that make up UAL, which includes Central St Martins and London College of Fashion, has educated many high achieving creatives from London Fashion Week designers to Turner Prize winners, so the calibre of the work stocked in the shop is sure to be high. The launch collection included By Alex, Chatty Feet, Crispin Finn, Jacqueline Colley, Kangan Arora, Tatty Devine, The London Refinery, Wrap and Yuta Segawa.
The range showcases of mix of products from fashion and homeware to stationery and artwork – definitely worth a look if you are still in search of Christmas gifts! Any sales directly benefit the designers as they are wholesaling their products, and any profits made by the shop go back into funding the University’s enterprise programme which supports the students with embarking on their professional career.
If you are in London do try and pop in – let’s continue to support the value of independent business, nurture the creative community and help Britain’s talent to thrive.