The Hospital Club
24 Endell Street
London Collections: Men emphasises both the creative and commercial importance of British brands and emerging talent as well as the rich cultural landscape that contributes to the inspiration and success of this sector.
All events on the schedule are designed to showcase the breadth of British fashion talent, from the world’s most innovative emerging talents to global menswear brands and Savile Row tailors.
“LC: M has already become a staple of the menswear calendar, and is a fabulous way to kick off the season. We have all been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for the project, and the scale and ambition of all the many designers who are now showing here is incredibly infectious. To those of you who have yet to come to LC: M, all I can say is: come on in, the water’s lovely!” – Dylan Jones, Editor GQ & Chair of the Menswear Committee
Northern Cobbler was created by two individuals with a passion for footwear and a desire to own their own brand. We often talked about our aspirations (usually with a cup of tea & teacake in hand!) with the intention of only creating coveted shoes with design and quality being the focal points. However, in order to achieve our goals to the best of our abilities we felt that we needed to gain more experience in our respective fields of design & buying. We did just that and 7 years later the brand was born.
DESIGNER NAME: Bobby Abley
BACKGROUND: Bobby is originally from Scarborough, and studied at the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. He has previously worked for Rankin, Alexander McQueen and Jeremy Scott.
SIGNATURES: “Cartoon-inspired prints.”
IDEAL CLIENT: “Someone with no inhibitions.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “Anything with the Bobby Abley bear.”
THE COLLECTION: “SS15 is based on the undertones of a very famous story, with some fun tongue in cheek details. This one is perfect for summer.”