This week would usually have seen us at the Goose Fair, Nottingham 700-year-old traveling fair and one of the biggest in Europe/ World!
Sadly no mushy peas and fairground fun this year, instead we look back at our Autumn/winter16 collection where David drew inspiration from the nostalgic memories of the mighty Goose Fair.
"The Goose Fair’s arrival in town whips up a mesmerising atmosphere. In our city, the fair is a 700-year-old tradition, something that all the locals in UWHQ grew up with. Our childhood memories of the fair are a crazy eclectic mix of noise, smells, and lights that are heard and seen for miles around. Maybe the best part was the people, a mix of characters who seemed to have a carefree even bohemian life, not without a touch of glamour and yet a tough edge. This feeling and the memory of those characters, their sense of style and their sense of humour was the inspiration for a collection which is eclectic yet strong in styling; classic yet modern; with dark and sophisticated colours using fabrics from luxury wools to hard-working cotton twill."
- David Keyte on the inspiration behind the AW16 collection.