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Shop the look. High Street, vintage, custom-made or charity shop, let Wight Catwalk show you how.

Silver initial stamp ring

Silver Ring Workshop

Years ago, I trained as an industrial designer. As part of my college course I got to use all sorts of workshop tools: pillar drills, lathes (metal and wood), circular saws, plus welding and soldering equipment.

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Geometric tote bag

Geometric Bags

One day I’ll get to Tokyo. To be honest though, I don’t know if I’ll cope with the stimulation of sights, smells, sounds and shopping unfamiliar to a hick from the Isle of Wight.

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Swallow

Crafty sew-and-sews

Following the success of the first Wight Catwalk swishing event, we were delighted to be asked to run an upcycled fashion workshop for trend. This popular eco-friendly shop and youth cafe is going on tour and will be popping up at Cowes as trend@CowesWeek, and we’ll be there to show the young ‘uns how to customise their clobber.

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Waxing lyrical

Waxing lyrical

I am a chap who has worn a moustache for most of his life, but one thing I’ve never tried is the full ‘ironic French’. On a recent trip to Brighton I was struck by the dense forests of facial hair sprouting unchecked from the faces of hipsters on every street-corner. It seems as though the much-predicted ‘peak beard’ is some way off.

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See the light!

Reflective Glory

Forget spinfit, a real bicycle is where’s it at. I am an enthusiastic – if fair weather – cyclist. I’m also a big fan of space fabrics. And I’ve discovered the best way to combine those two interests: hello reflective clothes.

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Distressed jeans

DIY distressed jeans

Back in the day I had one pair of jeans that I wore to destruction. But if you don’t have the commitment to erode your trousers through years of chafing, you can get them off the peg – but they could potentially be one of your more expensive wardrobe staples. Using the DIY ethos of punk, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

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Fields' tweed bar

Smokin’ tweed

Before vintage was the new by-word for charity shop chic, there were jumble sales. Every Saturday I would crank the handle on my Ford Anglia and do the rounds of the sales, buying what is now colloquially known as DMC (Dead Men’s Clothes).

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