Friday, 30 September 2011


The tickets for the next In The Company Of Wolves show are on sale NOW! If you want to come see the show snap them up now as tickets for this event ALWAYS sell out way in advance! The next ITCOW is held on the 26th of October in The Sub Club (Glasgow)inspired by the creepiest and freakiest of 70's B movie horror's this will be a FRIGHT NIGHT to remember! With a nod to Dario Argento, William Castle, John Carpenter and Cannibal girls ITCOW's unique blend of fashion, art and music returns to it's spiritual home at the Sub Club with the biggest line up yet! On Wednesday October 26th In the Company of Wolves will be transforming the Sub Club in to a fashion catwalk displaying some of the best new designers in Scotland and best of all we will be showing exclusive pieces from our AW collection! I CANTTTT WAIT!
Tickets are £10 from and all profits will be donated to Rape Crisis Scotland.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


See me in me heels and ting
Dem check sey we hip and ting
True them no know and ting
We have them going and ting
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots
Nah pop no style, a strictly roots


SO as most of you know we move into our new studio this weekend which means space to work in! And just in time as the schedule for the next few months is pretty hectic! It is going to be a mental few weeks getting everything ready and all the new pieces finished for the ITCOW show on the 26th of October and prior to that we have another shoot and we have to get pieces ready for some exciting stockists (more to come later). HELP IS NEEDED. I need someone who is passionate with a lot of drive who is willing to come in a couple of days a week or in their free time to help get the new collection finished you will be required to hand sew, embroider, stud and help do all the simple little things that take FOREVER - also some copying patterns onto card etc! You will be mainly working on samples and will also be encouraged to help on the set for the latest shoots etc. If you are at all interested and want to come and get some experience at Isolated Heroes HQ and have lots of fun please email me at

Monday, 26 September 2011


photography - Levi MacDonald. Retouch - Emma Alexander. Clothing - Isolated Heroes. Model - Josh Liandu. Hair - Kelly Neilson. MUA - Eilidh Graham


SOOO many packages have went out in the last few weeks. Here's a sneak peak of what's been sent out! Hopefully I get some customer photos soon I wanna see people WORKIN IT!


Perhaps my favourite day of fashion week - menswear day really is so intriguing as it seems to be the designers that are producing the most fashion forward yet relevant collections with all garments sharing a true street style conviction. Everything is exciting, fresh, current and wearable - the perfection combination to any collection. With the most exciting designers coming from the NEWGEN and FASHION EAST installations here is a small selection of my favourites from the day:


First up is Shaun Samson's eagerly anticipated SS12 collection a newcomer to the MAN line up. Shaun has been on my radar for a while now ever since seeing his St Martins MA collection and watching him win the highly desirable "Collection of the year award" At ITS#10 earlier in the year. Already seen as the "one to watch" from all the menswear shows this year Samson really is leading the way in refreshing street style silhouettes. Taking inspiration from his upbringing in San Diego and his time spent in LA surrounded by surfers/ 90s grunge and the gangster rap movement. Shaun fuses together colourful Mexican stripes, a bright and bold colour palette bound together in a collection of cotton shirts, tunics and skate shorts.


KTZ killed it once more this season! Although KTZ is primarily a unisex label it was the menswear that really caught my eye at LFW. Fusing a kaleidoscope of inspiration: 90s grunge, graffiti slashed street wear and Amazonian tribal prints. It was the tribal aspect that really got my heart in a flutter. With my own label taking huge influences from every aspect of the African / Haitian way of like particularly in terms of culture and religion (Voodoo etc) I also take huge influence from African styling in terms of hair, make up and bright and bold self expression. Therefore it was intriguing to see another label that I hugely appreciate drawing inspiration from similar themes and interpreting it in there own way. Focusing on the African expression of colour and the passion of the people the KTZ show blasted out some High energy Bold pieces with Colourful, tribal and in your face ghetto influences translated into bomber jackets, voluminous netted pieces, slogan prints, cargo shorts, leather tailored shorts and some high towering ethnic jewellery. KTZ’s ruthless combination of textures – leather, netting and jersey, and intricate details – buckles, chains and beading made for a spontaneous and unexpected show with the menswear featuring rough and edgy designs, cut to showcase attitude and arrogance.


And saving the best for last Agi & Sam were my absolute favourite from menswear day. Since discovering the label late last year I have been in awe ever since! The SS12 collection has moved on a lot from the 90s humorous fresh prince prints going on in there AW11 collection. This season takes inspiration from the mexican architect Luis Barragan, Dy-lan and the Bisbee deportation a maturer collection in terms of theme and garment silhouette but staying strong to the brands ethos of interesting high-end garments but at mostly affordable prices injecting the fun into fashion with exquisite colour, beautiful prints and unapologetic styling. The collection entitled "Tobasco, Tequila and Tomato Juice" is a fusion of (what I'm guessing) Vincent Van Gough brush strokes, rainbow dip dye, Mexican wrestlers and woven textiles. Everything has been closely though over in this collection from the model casting, overall styling, smashed pottery surroundings and paint drips down to the fantastic shoe collaboration with Osborn shoes - loafers covered in Agi&Sam original prints. PERFECT.

Saturday, 24 September 2011


WOOOP! We are extremely excited to announce we will be moving into a fabulous new studio next week. After months and months of searching for possible studio space our hopes have been shattered again and again with spaces literally being snaffled up minutes before we sign the lease. Due to the fact there is literally NO studio space available AT ALL in Scotland. We have went down every route possible in so many obscure locations to try and find our dream studio from tiny spaces with MASSIVE waiting lists to the prospect of travelling miles and miles to use our studio and then we finally thought we had found the PERFECT PLACE got our hopes massively up went to view it figured out how we could split the cost as it was ridiculously expensive and then someone else signed the contract just as we were calling back. TYPICAL. And just as I was starting to think there was no hope and I would be sleeping on patterns and towers of fabric for the rest of my life we received an amazing email from a super lovely lady willing to share her space with us for a few months!!!!

SOOOOO EXCITED TO MOVE IN AND HAVE SOME ORDER TO THE CHAOS. Patterns hung up in order, mannequins out, fabric properly stored and the best thing about it all means we will have SPACE! Space to create bigger and better things and really go all out on garments. It also means all the people that have emailed offering there services to help out whether they were for just general sewing, interning or the knit wear designers. You will all be contacted back as now i have a place to meet with you discuss the designs and move forward into the production stages! SO EXCITED FOR WHAT THE FUTURE WILL BRING!

Friday, 23 September 2011


Louise Gray is basically a Dream Boat! Every collection season to season just gets better and better and her design aesthetic is strong, messy and manic and totally rules the runway in some kind of visual explosion! I honestly think Louise Gray SS12 Killed fashion week! It is the best collection I have seen so far this season! With a mismatched combinations of prints, patterns, textures and fabrics which made for one of the liveliest and most dynamic collections of the whole week. Colour was everywhere with pinks, reds, blues and yellows to name a few. Prints felt tribal with messy geometric patterns overlaid with ornate embellishment to enhance the ethnic feel. I love the combination of embroidery, over embellishment, patches of appliqué, beading, hap hazard styling and fusing different textures that nobody would dream of having side by side. To top it all off the models came strutting down the run way looking like dishevelled rag dolls wearing bright woven-soled flatforms, yet another collaboration with Nicholas Kirkwood for Pollini!!! I need absolutely everything in this collection! Once again Louise Gray you are AMAZING!! Can you be my new best friend?


I always get genuinely giddy waiting to watch the Ziad Ghanem show online!! He is by far one of the most exciting designers coming out of London at the moment. I can't even describe what I like about the shows so much as they are so different from my own label and overall design aesthetic. But I can definitely appreciate the craftmanship that goes into every single one of his garments and I am never disappointed always squealing with excitement when each outfit comes down the runway. The inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection was taken from an old Polish film Matka Joanna od aniolow (Mother Joan of the Angels). The story unfolds of a nun processed by demons, where love and sacrifice provide her only salvation which Ziad translated into an incredible 16 min theatrical performance with nostalgic and dramatic music choices, obscure models and phenomenal styling! I particularly love the use of paint within the collection with the paint splattered silks and paint dripping off the male models faces and Ghanem’s signature style of modern silhouette meets cult couture. With over 2000 ticket requests to every show I reckon I will be watching online for the next few seasons!

Ziad Ghanem SS12 Full Show from VAUXHALL FASHION SCOUT on Vimeo.

All images ©2011 Christopher Dadey.

Monday, 19 September 2011


I know I've already posted it on the facebook, the twitter and all the other social networking sites but I literally CAN'T GET OVER how bloody good it is - Walter Van Beirendonck, Nick Knight and Simon Foxton all together in one immense fashion film!!! It's like a dream team of all the greats collaborating on one massive project. The film is to coincide with the launch of Walter Van Beirendonck's retrospective at the Antwerp Fashion Museum celebrating the life and career of one of fashions true mavericks. Walter Van Beirendonck needs no introduction, he is probably single handedly the most influential designer I have ever looked up to throughout my entire fashion obsessed life. Graduating from Belgium's Royal Arts Academy in 1980, he was one of the distinguished 'Antwerp Six' - alongside Dries Van Noten, Dirk Bikkembergs, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee and Dirk Van Saene (his partner of 30 years) - who together disseminated a radical new aesthetic pioneering a whole new movement in fashion and placing Antwerp firmly on the map as THEE PLACE to study fashion.

Now the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu) is celebrating the 54-year-old designer's three decades at the cutting edge with the first ever large-scale retrospective of his work, entitled 'Dream the World Awake'. I NEED TO GET FLIGHTS BOOKED NOW!



Fred Butler S/S 12 from Susie Bubble on Vimeo.

Sunday, 18 September 2011


Right guyssssss we are running an excluisve t-shirt competition on the Isolated Heroes facebook page! The 300th person to "LIKE" the page will recieve a limited edition Isolated Heroes screen printed coated cotton African t-shirt from the diffusion range with super hot leather sleeves!!



OK could not have loved the ASHISH SS12 collection any more! Every little thing about Ashish Gupta's most recent collection was bang on! One thing I particularly love about the label is their ability to make obvious theme's and concepts seem pretty amazing even something as dull and feminine as floral's and gardening! The oversized floral motifs splattered across large scale prints, slouchy silhouettes and over embellishment worked astonishingly well together. Denim baggy pants tied around the waist with pieces of discarded rope, delicate daisy's, knee length dresses and slip vests all dripping in Ashishs trademark sequins were effortlessly thrown together with models stomping down the runway like straggly scarecrows with straw hats and daisies tucked into their DM's. BRILLIANT!!!