Behind the Scenes: Interview with our Creative Director Beatrice Newman

Throughout the last couple of weeks, our creative director Beatrice Newman has been collaborating with several amazing Instagram platforms, talking about her brand Korlekie and everything that is close to her heart: traditional crafts and heritage techniques, her inspiration sources, the story behind starting Korlekie and examples of her actual creation process. The Instagram accounts…

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The Gorgeous Movement of Slow Fashion

I’m sure that every one of us has enjoyed the pleasures of shopping, whether it is physically at the stores or ordering your parcels online. For many people, it is considered as a way of treating themselves, just spending their free time or even done regularly as a hobby. People do not shop for need…

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Fashion Education: Personal Advice from Graduated Fashion Designers

We all know that making decisions before or during your university course can be very challenging for a young person. The opportunities might be overwhelming and the fear of making the wrong choice just sits in the back of your head. As a strong supporter and participator in fashion education, we at KORLEKIE contacted three…

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Digital Fashion Weeks – the Future of Fashion?

The Fashion industry has been longing for a change for years now, but the global pandemic of Covid-19 has finally given it the last push. The well-known format of runway shows arranged during fashion weeks is a resource-consuming and expensive tradition to keep. Even though runways display the creation of designers best, the 20-minute shows…

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How Can Handicrafts Help to Cope with Lockdown Anxiety and Depression?

This year, the world has encountered something many of us have never seen before, a global pandemic which turned pretty much everything upside down. Cities and countries have been locked down and our everyday lives adapted into spending all of our time and working from home. Even though many countries have started to exit lockdowns…

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Spotlight vol 2: 6 British/London-based Black Designers

This is the second part of KORLEKIE celebrating the beautiful and talented black designers who are either born or located in London. Let’s just take a moment to appreciate all that talent and beauty! Rene Macdonald Tanzanian-born designer and former stylist Rene Macdonald moved to London already at a young age, continuing her life travelling…

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Spotlight: 6 British/London-based Black Designers

Belonging to the community of black-owned brands, we at KORLEKIE are feeling a strong sense of passion and pride towards the fellow black designers located or born in London. Now more than ever, communities of POF need to be placed under a brighter spotlight, allowing people across the world to have a chance to give…

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The Future’s Bright The Future’s Orange Digital

The Future’s Bright The Future’s Orange Digital Heritage craft and digital technology aren’t always topics that you would think work together, yet, when you look closely at the origins of digital, you find that it could not have existed without the defining legacy that heritage craft has had specifically on our fashion industry. From innovations…

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Fabric of Time: Weaving Through the History of Knitwear

Fabric of Time: Weaving Through the History of Knitwear Like many major developments in fashion, knitwear boasts quite the history. Today, it is rightfully considered one of the more prominent sources of inspired design. Just as well, it’s also handcrafted knitwear that carries a reputation for painstaking work. At Korlekie, we can certainly attest to…

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Stories That Shaped Our Idea of Love

Though Valentine’s Day is behind us, we are always thinking about how we see love. Sure, the pageantry of celebrating one’s love can be reaffirming and even heartwarming. With that being said, what of real love? In fact, what even is ‘real love’? Though we are constantly adding to what we know about love and…

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