Saturday, 27 August 2016

Yllin Interview for Magazine - Heaven Has Heels

Very thankful to be featured on Heaven Has Heels below you can read my Interview. Click  herefor the - Full Spread -

DESIGNER TALK: YLLIN


FOUNDED IN 2015 BY NILYMA KHAN, YLLIN IS A SLOW FASHION LABEL BASED IN SOUTH LONDON. WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE INSPIRING DESIGN MIND BEHIND ONE OF OUR FAVORITE EMERGING BRANDS.

How did you become involved in fashion design? From as early as I can remember, I've always loved clothes. I instantly fell in love with what I saw on TV and in magazines. Growing up, we couldn’t really afford to buy cool or nice clothes so when I was around fourteen I realized if I learned how to use a sewing machine I could make anything I wanted and that was how it begun. The first few things I made were made from Asian saris, they were terrible but I still ran around in everything I made. I then started to focus my studies in textiles/fashion through high school, college and then to university—that is how I ended up in London.
What materials do you most like to work with? I like working mostly with woven fabrics because I find that I am able to create the shapes I am after a lot better. When I studied fashion and textiles I focused on prints which was when I began to love using different types of silks, the colors come out so vibrant on silk. More recently, I have been slowly learning how to use stretch fabrics as well so I can be more versatile in designs.
How does your geographical location influence your aesthetic? My geographic location is very important to me, being in London I am quite lucky to be surrounded with so much inspiration. I am usually influenced by something I see or find, that's how I build a concept. After building a concept I go out and find inspiration by using photography as my main medium to develop a starting point for color and shapes.
What's been your greatest professional achievement to date? In 2016 YLLIN became represented by a creative agency in Los Angeles, since having my collection in their showroom YLLIN’s awareness has been growing in L.A which lead to being feature in ELLE Croatia magazine, this was a very proud moment when I saw something I made printed in anELLE editorial.
What's one thing people would never guess about you? I can be a bit nerdy, with my spare time I like playing Zelda on the Nintendo Wii and hanging out with animals, up until now I always had a few pets. — Yllin.co.uk


Friday, 26 August 2016

YLLIN Featured in Elle Magazine Croatia!

Hello! Extremely happy to share with you all YLLIN featured in ELLE Magazine Coratia for June 2016 Issue. Check the spread below! 



Monday, 23 May 2016

The Wall - SAM LASKEY BY FRED JACOBS FOR DAISY





Credits

Photographer: Fred Jacobs
Stylist: Alvin Stillwell
Model: Sam Laskey @ Ford models
Hair and Make-up: Simon Rihana @ Art Department
Brands: Teatum jones, Schai, Booker nyc, Dries van noten, Yllin

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Nippori Street - Tokyo Fabric Town

In March 2016 I traveled off to Japan for a little adventure! I have so many images to share but first I would love to share with you the best place for textiles in Tokyo; Nippori Fabric Town. This is the place to go for fashion designers, , tailors, clothing creators, seamstresses or anyone who loves crafts or DIY. 
This area is so big you could spend a whole day looking around I am certain I missed so many shops but I sure did leave with some lovely gems. 






This shop is full of lovely jerseys, wool and cotton. 



Tomato - there are around 3 of these they can't be missed, you can pretty much find everything you need fabric wise in Tomato but they are specific. One is full off general fabrics, selection of lace and trims.
Another is for interior textiles and the last one which is 5 floors maybe I can't remember is full of fashion textiles, you can pretty much find anything here but be ware it is very busy in the main one. 





This some of my finds from Tokyo, all things for YLLIN AW16 collection!!




Friday, 20 May 2016

Free Her - Lucy's Magazine



Credits
Photography – Adam James Richardson
Stylist – Lenita Visan
Mua & Hair – Paul Rogers using By Terry & Oribe
Model – Olga A @MandP
Retouch – Adam James Richardson @Loveretouch

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Clearance Sale

Hello, Yllin is having a clearance sale on the ETSY SHOP  
Here is some current pieces keep watching there will be more added :)