On|Off September 2008


Exhibition Designers


Christoforos Kotentos

Christoforos Kotentos began his career in 1996, presenting ten haute couture creations in an Athenian gallery that show cases the world’s greatest artists. Among them, a dress made of Swarovski crystals using a complex technique resulting in a fluidity that is breathtaking.   A few years later, his own label was created, coveted by some of the worlds most beautiful women including: Cameron Diaz, Patricia Field and Anna Vissi. He is already the darling of Athens Fashion week and has just presented his first London Fashion Week show in September with rave reviews. He is now making his mark on the international fashion circuit.  

Christoforos Kotentos’ work is a celebration of femininity and fantasy informed by his vision of a dynamic future and of a past that is the source of his creativity.

Press and Sales Contacts:
LUCIANA RYDER – 07930 340 324
LARA SIDAWI – 07802 258 240


Deborah Henning

Deborah Henning is the epitome of feminity and style, with luxury fabrics and excellent fit the label is set to be every womans ‘must have’. Solely manufactured in the UK and finished to perfection, the garments are of the highest standard.

The label is in its second season and inspiration has been drawn from Fantasy to create a glamorous and masterful collection. For winter 2008, this collection is set to continue in the footsteps of the stunning and bold debut collection of Spring/Summer. With a strong design ethos and a combination of feminity and individuality this label provides a finished yet cutting edge look.

Deborah’s career has taken her to several international design houses, gathering global inspiration and cultivating her talent which sets her apart from other emerging designers. She has worked with some of the UK’s finest designers and most recently photographer Stuart Weston.


Delphine Wilson

After spending some time studying in Madrid, British born designer Delphine Wilson returned to the UK to study Fashion knitwear.  Her first collection after graduating from Liverpool John Moores sold to Harvey Nichols. Pursuing this success, she went on to study at U.C.E and sold her MA graduation collection to prestigious design store Browns (London).
She has since expanded her label over several seasons, this season deciding to show during LFW at On/Off at the Royal Academy.

Last season Liberty spotted her 2006 collection at On/Off and snapped her up. This season showrooms in London, Milan and Paris added over 40 prestigious stockists worldwide.

Delphine Wilson Knitwear ltd.,
19 Bath Street, Port Sunlight
Merseyside, CH62 4UL

Tel/Fax: +44 (0)151 644 9588
email: info@delphinewilson.co.uk

Showroom and agents worldwide:
Via Marcona, 3
20129 Milan, Italy
Tel: +39.0254120359
Fax: +39.0254120353

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Hemyca Ltd began in 2005 when three friends - Helen, Myra and Cathy graduates from the London College of Fashion, decided to join forces. Having worked for leading fashion brands including; Roland Mouret, Ben de Lisi, and well known high street retailers, for many years, they were inspired to create a unique vision.

Hemyca's vision is to become a modern, successful, recognised and unique brand. Our mission is to provide bespoke high - quality tailoring for the contemporary woman. Using a mix of traditional and new / technical fabrics, we aim to create forward thinking inspirational designs.

Hemyca are now in their 3rd Season and have recently showcased their S/S08 collection at On/Off London. Hemyca has a large client base including working with celebrity stylists and is stocked in the UK and USA as well as online designer boutiques and also offers a made-to-measure service. All products are made in London and all fabrics are of high-quality, sourced from Europe and the UK.

Press Contact:
07780 570 301

Sales Contact:
07768 383 247


Katarzyna Szczotarska

Fashion designer Katarzyna Szczotarska was born in Poland. Arriving in London in 1985, she studied fashion design at Middlesex Polytechnic and London College of Fashion. She has subsequently worked for a number of internationally–renowned design houses in England, Italy and France. Szczotarska has spent 2 years in Italy working as a freelance fashion designer, gained commercial experience at ARCADIA group in London as well as at various design consultancies. In 1997 she has relocated to Paris to work for Martin Margiela where she has spent 2 years.

In February 2001 Szczotarska launched her own label. In her first season for A/W 2001 she has been awarded a Top Shop New Generation Designer award by the British Fashion Council. In September 2003 she was awarded again a New Generation Award which allowed her to present her S/S 03 collection as part of the official London Fashion Week show calendar. BBC Radio 4 featured Szczotarska’s preparation for the show in an extensive interview aired on Radio 4, Woman’s Hour. Since 2003 Szczotarska has developed a strong, modernist aesthetic of conceptual cuts and unusual detailing, her design handwriting has been described as an ‘intellectual chic’.

Most recently an outfit from her A/W 02 collection has been selected for a permanent display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. In 2006 pieces from her A/W 06 collection have been featured in the JERWOOD FREE AND FRAMED exhibition, which has been shown at the Wapping Project, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Warsaw, Poland and will be travelling to the Museum of Fashion in Antwerp in November 2007. In January 2007 she has also collaborated with a young British artist  Graham Hudson, on an installation for Dover Street Market store in London.

Press Contact:
+44(0)20 7501 6470

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Lee Klabin

Sophisticated and structured to perfection, each of Lee Klabin’s collections demonstrate the creative talent behind the luxury brand. With her continuous adoration for beautiful clothing, Klabin offers a seductive sense of style infused with an ultimate level of precision to detailing and quality.

Specialising in made to measure corsetry, Lee Klabin’s creations are not just about clothing to be worn, they offer a statement, a lifestyle choice. Klabin creates her garments for the woman who understands the essence behind craftsmanship and detailing, a woman who builds her wardrobe around quality, constantly archiving her couture pieces and accessorising them with a mixture of current trends and classics in simple cuts.

Couture garments are made to be kept, to be cherished. Lee Klabin’s corsets are individual exquisite pieces, creations of art and perfection that can be worn. Her path to high fashion came from creative inspirations such as John Galliano for Dior who’s flare for theatrics and high level of intricacy is an inspiration to Lee.

Seduced by colours and textures, these continue to work with her fabrics choices from season to season. Klabin’s tailored approach to her collection offers sophistication and luxury with a level of ease and comfort while her corsets allow women to explore the true beauty behind customised dress.

Press Contacts:
Desiree Ontiveros
0207 792 9661

Sales Contacts:
Lara Sidawi
0207 499 1835

Luciana Ryder
0207 727 6505



Neurotica is a London based label specializing in super wearable hand printed pieces designed by Victoria McGrane.

Victoria grew up in the sunny Northern Beaches of Sydney where she studied Visual Arts and Textile Design for Print. After an extended backpacking trip through South East Asia and Europe she ended up in London. After stints working for fashion designers Michelle Lowe-Holder and Siv Stoldal and setting up a small print studio, Victoria launched Neurotica in 2006.

Victoria’s love of print is evident in all of her designs which feature intricate geometric repeats and whimsical hand drawn illustrations influenced by music, nature, nostalgia and the beauty of the everyday.

The name of the label is indicative of the mood and aesthetic of the line and the fact that Victoria is a self confessed neurotic… it’s designed with the kind of girl in mind who is a bit dark and weird but somehow sexy in an awkward playful way and this sensibility is reflected within the collections.

Neurotica is currently stocked in boutiques in London, New York, Sydney and Melbourne.

Sales Contacts:
Victoria McGrane
M +44(0)7950 534914

Press Contacts:
Eddie Sercombe



Taking influence from the underground, the Olanic label is driven by the idea of heightening everyday, practical styles with a quirky, tailored edge. Performance – whether related to art and film or music – is also a pivotal inspiration.

Following a design education & consulting jobs for the UK High Street, Olanic was established by designer Niki Taylor, an anagram of her full first name Nicola, showing her first mainline collection at Rendez-Vous, Paris Fashion Week in October 2004.  She has exhibited subsequent collections at London Fashion Week and quickly gained a fan club amongst bands and DJ’s.

The Times recently tipped Olanic as being one of the "Top Ten Fashion Names to Watch" and the label has featured recently in Vogue, Elle and the New York Times.  She has also styled & art directed videos and is popular with Glasgow’s underground music and art scene.

Olanic has collaborated with Scottish Textiles companies Locharron of Scotland and Calzeat & co Ltd for the Autumn/Winter 2008/2009 olanic collection ‘The Boys’.

“I have really enjoyed collaborating with Locharron and Calzeat on my latest collection and excited to be showing the collection at London Fashion week. There are some amazing designers coming out of Scotland at the moment and combined with the amazing textile producers that we have is very exciting”

Press Contacts:

Sales Contacts:
+44 (0) 7957 424 464



Known for radiant dresses, Penkov stands for a clean, contemporary look resulting in casual yet luxurious elegance. Her collections are inspired by classic style, but produced with a great sense of modernity. Masculinity and femininity are playfully combined, and one becomes another when wearing several pieces. Bernadett Penkov chooses the finest fabrics – cashmere and silk.

“I create clean and sophisticated fashion with a statement and attention to detail” says Penkov describing the essentials of her designs. With colour harmony and strong silhouettes, Penkov  pieces are fun to wear and to look at.

A woman wearing Penkov should be above all: feeling strong by wearing her clothes, but never lose the lighness of being.

Press Contact:
Natasha Binar
Tel: +49 179 704 3019
Email: natasha.binar@nomadagency.biz

Show contact:

Sales Contact:
Virginia Roffino
Tel: +49 30 46309047



Reem previously sold top of the range vintage clothing 13 years ago in Notting Hill. Her stall is at Portobello road market, on the junction of Acklam road. During this time she would practice her flair for displaying classic pieces restyled thus widening the appeal of the garment to more than just collectors of vintage fashion. Due to her desire for creation, Reem is renowned for her wildly eclectic style. This, combined with a growing underground reputation. It was only a matter of time before several British designers would introduce themselves to her, with the intention of establishing a working relationship. The likes of John Richmond, Robert Carey Williams, and Stella McCartney, have all courted her services & this has led to highly successful collaborations.

“My fascination for clothes started when I was a teenager. I was offered a place at St Martins School of art, in London, but instead I opted to teach myself to pattern cut and sew by unpicking damaged vintage pieces apart and sewing them back together again. In time, I would start to sell my own customised vintage pieces on my stall. Eventually designers started to take a keen interest in my work. I was approached by John Richmond to style his show in Milan, An offer I did not refuse!” Reem Alasadi

Press & Sales Contacts:
nao@greenhousepr.com | 077 4845 3151


Rheanna Lingham

Rheanna Lingham’s jewellery is a wonderful mix of materials; from feathers, to metals and porcelain, it creates a truly eclectic style.  Her second season at London Fashion Week will unveil another exciting collection, featuring embellished porcelain gems and intricate feathering. 

Rheanna is also part of the East London shop, Luna & Curious.  Opened in 2006, the Brick Lane store is run by a group of friends, selling a mix of ceramics, jewellery, clothing and home accessories.  It has been billed as one of London’s best shops by The Times, In Style and Time Out.

07815 770601


Richard Sorger

Richard Sorger is a London based designer of luxury beaded and embroidered garments. Celebrity clients include Courtney Love, Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Lopez.

Richard Sorger makes beautiful garments using traditional couture techniques, but which subvert our expectations of beauty, and of traditional luxury. His work lies somewhere between jewellery, clothing, tradition and experimentation.

Richard graduated from Middlesex University in 1991 with a first in fashion design. He then worked in Milan for a year before returning to London to work for Abe Hamilton as his design assistant before deciding to concentrate more on teaching fashion, teaching at various institutions including Central St Martins, Middlesex University and The London College of Fashion. From 1999 to 2001 Richard and Benjamin Kirchhoff had a womenswear label called SorgerKirchhoff, selling in London and Paris. Clients included Bjork and Kirsten Dunst. Richard started designing his eponymous label in 2004 and currently sells London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Saudia Arabia.

Press and Sales Contacts:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7923 0353
Email: information@richardsorger.com


Rizvi Millinery

Once again Rizvi Millinery will be showcasing her new spring/ summer collection.  The collection entitled  ‘Fleur Exotic’ will be on exhibition at On|Off this September 17-20 at the Royal Academy of Arts 6 Burlington gardens. Yasmin Rizvi of Rizvi Millinery in collaboration with Mo Coppoletta the owner and artist in residence of the Tattoo parlour ‘The Family Business’ will be creating a limited edition Tattooed leather Alice band for ‘The Doll’ the events team behind On|Off.

The S/S 08 collection ‘Fleur Exotic’ references from the styling and imagery of 1950’s pin-up girls and the tattoo art which it inspired. The collection will be a homage to these ladies, capturing the mood and spirit of the pin-up phenomenon. Keeping with her signature style of playful yet sensitive use of texture and materials, and always challenging the viewer to search beyond the obvious forms. This collection includes a few little coquette numbers that will make the wearer  feel sensuous and free spirited. Polka dots and checks, flowers made from silk and feathers with laser cut acrylic silhouettes will all come together in a collection created in rich reds, fusia pinks, white and black. This collection is worth discovering for all its little secrets…

Press & Sales
info@rizvimillinery.com | +44(0)7712 335540



In June 2004, Sladjana Antic and Suzanne Schmidt, associated to create the label SATIR©

The two young Designers were awarded in Fashion Degree in 2002 by the Haute École d’Arts et de Design in Geneva (Geneva University of Art and Design).

Their work sprinkles romantic flashes and a powdered universe of femininity in movement.  The materials used for the luxury ready-to-wear are fluid and light varying from: silk satin, crepe de chine, chiffon, organza or silk jersey.

Sladjana, also a Textile Designer graduate from the Belgrade University of Applied Art and Design, masters materials. She demonstrates a genuine talent in Textile creations by using a wide range of technics such as creases, ribs, pleated, screen printing. silk-screened, embroidered, or "shibori" to embellish any fabric.

SATIR designs for a woman's generation, both romantic and cynical, both vulnerable and strong. (The label tries to create a tension between romanticism and the dynamism).

In September 2006, beachwear collection was presented at the Tokyo Fashion Week, in Japan. Since 2007, the label presents the collections in Paris, London (On|Off exhibition) and Milan WHITE.

Press and Sales Contacts:
Sladjana Antic & Suzanne Schmidt 
Phone : +41(0)227334947

Scarlett Gowing

Tailored elegance, functional opulence, and exquisite control.

Scarlett Gowing is a new eponymous, London based label that prides itself on producing garments and accessories that feature exciting sculpted design, rich fabrication and fine detailing. We provide high end women’s wear with an emphasis on wearable expressions of creativity and style. Launched in 2007 with the sale of Scarlett’s graduation collection from Central Saint Martins, Scarlett Gowing is now available in boutiques in London and Spain and is seeking stockists globally.

Sales & PR:
Josh Holliday


Steph Aman – On|Off exhibition visionary award winner

This newly branded label is accredited to the unique talent of  Steph Aman and her delicate embroidery designs. Having already made waves in London, Italy, Japan and Korea, she is set to gain an even bigger following, exhibiting in London and Paris this February.

Steph Aman set up her womanswear label Aman Copland with colleague Clare Copland in February 2006, showing at the On|Off exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.  She has been trading as Steph Aman since September 2007.

Taking inspiration from the elegance and savagery of nature, this austere and poetic collection looks at what exists beneath the surface, at what is suggested rather than said.  Playful but dark-hearted, feminine yet subtle.

The collection comprises free-drawn machine embroidery and hand-produced cutwork all with meticulous attention to detail.  This season Steph Aman has collaborated with typewriter artist  Keira Rathbone.  Keira has produced illustrations that are featured as prints on various garments in the Autumn/Winter 2008 collection.

All the designs are 100% natural featuring: silk, chiffon, tulle, habotai, satin, jersey and leather. The garments are in muted prime colours: red, blue and yellow - with black and pearl also featuring.

Press & Sales Contacts:
07771 821 544


Vidler & Nixon

Stefan Vidler grew up on the sunny shores of Perth, Australia, studying fashion in his hometown before setting his sights on London. Kerry Nixon was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland.

Vidler & Nixon's latest collection for Autumn/Winter 2007/8 remains true to their trademark Modernist style and passion for unadorned elegance. Cinched waistlines and full skirts cast dramatic silhouettes with key pieces including their full-skirted 'Marie' coat and cobalt blue silk-jersey dress.

From their first collaborations on exclusive and intricate one-off pieces Vidler & Nixon established a trademark style of progressive structure and unorthodox tailoring that has continued through to their latest collection. Combine this with the design duo's shared passion for masculine elegance and dark femininity and the latest collection emerges revealing a unique and timeless edge.

Press and sales
+44 (0) 20 8230 1039




Both having a very healthy obsession with many styles of music and subcultures, Carl and Jay worked on creating a huge amount of prints and images to use for mini collection in a way to create regular, truly unique one off hand printed garment. Each print is done by hand so change of placement and number of prints can be changed. A similar style is carried out when designing, influences for the prints are taken from all aspects of life. Random pictures are thrown together some times completely randomly to create interesting original ideas. For more info and for our collections visit our website.

Press & Sales Contacts:
Carl Goodridge:  +447704465681
Jay Shipley +447897459999


Wildlife Works

Wildlife Works UK has just launched in the UK with a distinct mission to provide substance alongside style. Through the production of beautifully made, high quality, organic & fair trade compatible apparel on its 80,000 acre eco-sanctuary in Kenya, Wildlife Works UK will set a new standard in the British fashion world.

Wildlife Works UK serves both people and animals. Wildlife Works was set up originally as a wildlife sanctuary to prevent the loss of important, rare and valuable species. “Clothing was not originally part of our plan“ says founder Mike Korchinsky. ”THOUGH The sanctuary was started purely to stop poaching - we look afTer 47 mamamals and 5 endangered species - it taught us the value of providing a sustainable income to the local community and engaging them in the process”. This was the catalyst for Wildlife Works, which is a 100% organic clothing brand.

Wildlifeworks is now in its 3rd season and is about to launch Menswear within the main Womenswear catwalk show at On|Off in February.



Designer Ivan Lan presents his 6th season in the UK fashion scene. Lan’s label “YUCHI” creates a unique signature of crisp sculpted modernism. Traditional tailoring is digitally manipulated to express a new aesthetic in drapery. His work expresses a sense of quality beauty with his use of exquisite fabrics and ultra modern cutting. YUCHI collections were snapped up by HIP boutiques such as bstore (London), CARA&CO (Moscow) and ZEN department store (Bangkok). The label has featured in major international press e.g.: Harpers Bazaar, ELLE, Gap Press, Luxure, Fashion156.com, iconique.com and urbanjunkies.com. Lan originated from Taiwan has worked with a number of influential designers in both Asia and UK, including most recently Boudicca and Jens Laugesen.

Press & Sales Contacts
info@yuchifashion.com | +44(0)8704875886