THE FESTIVAL SHOP
This year we wanted to make Kigu the one stop shop for all things festivally so we have handpicked some of our favourite festival products from around the country to bring together the first ever Kigu Festival Shop.
We’ve got all sorts ranging from turbans and headresses to sunnies and glitter packs, all from the best independent designers and makers around, and we are very proud to introduce them and their fantastic products. You can click here to head straight over to the shop or read on to find out a bit more about who’s involved…
Ciara Monahan is a London-based womenswear designer with a hefty addiction to colour and all things kitsch. Her background in screen and digital printing and embellishment has resulted in a wonderful collection of vibrant, 3D accessories.
Founded by Sara Lowes in 2012, Animalesque is a unique and playful costume brand for all those wild and mischievous party-goers who love to dress up!
Sara utilises her trained expertise in Textile Design, exploring and combining traditional and contemporary techniques of illustration, screen-print and embroidery, to design and create luxury costumes and accessories. Often using recycled and vintage fabrics, Sara lovingly produces all of her stock in her studio London.
Miesje is an Oxford based textile designer and screen printer. She has a special love for bold geometric shapes and bright contrasting colours, which she prints on various different fabrics. She then uses these fabrics to create unique and striking products for the home and accessories such as scrunchies, purses and bags.
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Shopfloorwhore is an East London based, tongue in cheek, luxury women’s street-wear brand, founded by Siobhan Hogan in 2012.
Initially focusing on headwear, in particular turbans, Shopfloorwhore’s ethos is to forget being basic and become a babe! There is a huge emphasis on colour, texture, and a more-is-more approach to design. Last season saw the introduction of a clothing range, and the label continues to push its obsession for fabric contrasting to the next level. Each piece is handmade, in limited numbers in their East London studio.
Inspired by the fashion of the 70s, Festival Specs are a set of round sunglasses with 6 pairs of differently coloured interchangeable lenses, with frames and a fun case. First appearing in London markets, Festival Specs have now become the sunnies of the moment with celeb fans including Will.I.Am and appearances in lots of magazines and even on the runways.
Merrimaking is the creation of festival veterans Meg and Harri. The pair studied Fine Art and Philosphy at Nottingham uni and made and wore animal hoods. They played in them, cycled in them, learnt in them and kept their pet rat warm in them. When they finished uni in 2009 they had one thought on their minds, and that was to make more hoods and sell them at festivals as a means to fund some fun.
Five years on, their signature hoods have appeared in Selfridges Christmas window displays, on numerous celebrities and high-street magazines aplenty. They have now expanded their handmade range to include a whole host of fun and colourful festival accessories! You can also win one of their amazing bumbags in our Festival Competition.
Spanglewear is a constantly evolving collection of bold and exuberant clothes and accessories that are designed to make you feel extra special, wherever you are.
Lovingly handmade in their London headquarters, Spanglewear aim to dazzle with their imaginative creations.
Tinned Bananas is a whole new type of women’s fashion with innovation and creativity at the heart of its philosophy. Started by siblings, Rosie and James Spencer back in 2013, their aim was to ensure the world had a daily dosage of happiness and did so by teaming the world of weird and wonderful prints with stretchy clothing.
The result is a collection of colourful and fun leggings, croptops, body suits, dresses and swimsuits that are ideal for festivals!