January 27, 2014
In January the best of British menswear is showcased at London Collections, and we are delighted to make it into Ingram's Review favourites.
"Alice Walsh attended Nottingham Trent University where she studied Furniture and Product Design. She has worked for Tom Dixon, Habitat and Conran and freelanced for clients including DeBeers, British Airways and Red Bull.Alice Made This, Collection 006 – Investment Casting, inspired by the intricate designs of 18th century courtier dress buttons. Alice Made This has formed contemporary fossils of the original steel rivet buttons, which adorned 18th century courtier’s waistcoats and created modern cufflinks, using one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques, dating back 5,000 years, known as investment casting. Original investment casting involved the use of beeswax. Today, high technology waxes, refractory materials and specialist alloys are used to produce jewellery, ratchets, turbine blades, gears and complex machinery components. "