24/05/2013 - 14:56
Hello Sunday Girl!
This summer we’re wishing it was Sun-day everyday and we bet you are too.
That’s why we decided to take some of our lovely staff out and about in Shoreditch by Oasis HQ in some of our favourite pieces from the new season collection. We’ll be showing you a new member of staff every week so be sure to keep an eye out on the blog for them…
We spoke to Amie and asked her about her perfect Sunday…
Oasis: What’s on your perfect Sun-Day soundtrack?
Amie: I’m loving Haim at the minute! Their summer ditties ‘Falling’ and ‘Don’t Save Me’ are all I need for a summers’ day.
Oasis: Where is your favourite place to go when the sun comes out?
Amie: It would have to be to a friends for a lazy BBQ with a cold drink in my hand. There’s nothing better to do when the sun is shining!
Oasis: When was your favourite summer?
Amie: I’d have to say last summer as I got to spend a month abroad in the sunshine just relaxing. I even managed to squeeze in a few festivals when I was back so I had the best of both worlds.
Oasis: And finally where will you be wearing your outfit this summer?
Amie: Well it’s absolutely perfect for a family garden party I have coming up. The cute suit together looks smart and I can just take off the jacket when I want to make it more relaxed.
23/05/2013 - 11:23
We’re so very excited here at Oasis HQ to be collaborating on a capsule collection with a graduate from
Oasis: Hi Rebecca! We love your collection so much here at Oasis HQ but we’d love to know which is your favourite piece?
Rebecca: Ooh that’s a tough choice! It would have to be the neon-coral dress with the woven scallop pattern, it’s gorgeous and flattering and I’d wear it everywhere!
Oasis: You obviously love interesting textures and fabrications but what made you want to become a textile designer?
Rebecca: I’ve always been very creative and tactile so I think design has always been in me. I remember dreading choosing a textile pathway in secondary school because I hated sewing but I enjoyed the challenge and ever since it’s been something I love doing and have longed to pursue.
Oasis: Our Design Director said that your vibrant colour combinations and unique jacquard work ‘sparked his imagination.’ How would you describe your design style?
Rebecca: Colourful, eclectic and bold! I take inspiration from everything around me and like a magpie I collect things and ideas from everywhere which comes across in my work in an eclectic fashion. I also enjoy working with lots of different mediums and processes which I find keeps my work exciting and energetic.
Oasis: Vintage and antiques are often quoted as being the main source of inspiration for designers. Is this true for you too or are there other inspirations at play in your work?
Rebecca: Everything that surrounds me inspires me, whether that’s my room, garden, Brixton, museums, galleries, exhibitions, films or music. I am though currently fascinated if not obsessed by the kinds of things we tend to collect in our homes and the stories that come with them. Sometimes a mantelpiece or shelf can be like a woven tapestry itself.
Oasis: We love to make shopping social at Oasis and always follow our favourite magazines, celebrities and bloggers. Who do you follow and why?
Rebecca: I’m currently in love with Lula Magazine and I absolutely adore the styling by Leith Clark which is amazing so I obviously follow her. Twitter’s also really great during fashion week as you can get all the updates and sneak peeks at the latest collections from your favourite designers.
Oasis: Celebrities have such a massive influence when it comes to fashion so who would you love to see wearing one of your designs?
Rebecca: Probably someone like Elle Fanning, she has such a cool style and I’d be so flattered!
Oasis: This summer we’ve taken inspiration from foreign lands, most notably
Rebecca: Anywhere really hot and sunny, although I do fantasize about travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express. There is something really romantic about travelling on trains, and whilst the idea of back-packing adventure totally excites me, I also love the idea of being in total comfort whilst travelling through vast and rural landscapes.
Oasis: What’s your favourite on-trend look right now and are there any looks from the past that you’d rather forget?
Rebecca: I’m so excited about spring/summer 2013 and I think its going to be a promising season. I love the fresh colour palette, the vibrant mix of prints and metallic’s which I’ll definitely be buying this season. Hmm a look I can’t wait to forget…I once went through a ‘skater girl’ phase and wore these hideous trousers that were too short and 2 sizes too big, a bit like ankle bashers. For some reason I though they were uber hip at the time…it didn’t get any better when I home bleached my hair and cut it all off!
Oasis: The fashion industry is increasingly competitive, what’s your advice to anyone who dreams of following in your footsteps?
Rebecca: Work hard and play hard! It’s going to sound corny but always stay true to your intuition and really believe in yourself. It’s important to be passionate and excited of your work and be fearless of failure.
Oasis: It’s been so lovely speaking to you! Just finally, we’re thrilled to have worked with such a talented young
Rebecca: Well I’ve just bought a weaving loom – it’s very small and basic but I hope to set up a small studio and get weaving again very soon. Ultimately my dream is to be working in partnership with a fashion designer or pattern cutter with a similar design aesthetic to create woven textiles for womenswear.
21/05/2013 - 19:05
We're so in love with this white sheer panel dress from our campaign!
Being the (non) colour of the season it's a stand out piece that will see you through any occasion this summer. And there's a sneaky 20% off at the minute for a limited time when you use 20MAYDRESS....
15/05/2013 - 10:05
We heart this classic look on Cheryl Cole!
Teaming a cute skater skirt with colourblock accessories is the perfect way to pull off a great day to night look - and Cheryl even makes it look easy as she arrives at the airport.
Get the look with out copycat pieces below.
13/05/2013 - 16:58
We don't know about you but we've been pouring over the pictures of the BAFTA's today at Oasis HQ.
We were excited by our favourite guilty pleasure, Made In Chelsea, winning Best Reality TV Series and we love that Olivia Coleman stole the show winning Best Female Comedy Performer and Supporting Actress.
We heart this black and gold number on MTV's Laura Whitmore.
Isn't it funny how the Made In Chelsea girls seem so friendly in real life...
Our favourite dress of the night, Sienna Miller looks stunning in this blue lace number.
We're feeling mellow for this yellow number on Doctor Who's Jenna Coleman.
Congratulations to Olivia Coleman on her awards.
Holly Willoughby looks gorgeous channelling old school glamour in this one shoulder number.
09/05/2013 - 15:43
Our third range of Wonderland dresses has arrived and we're soo excited to tell you all about it!
Made for a magical night out, these dresses are perfect for twirling and dancing in - featuring cut out details and neon finishes to the fabrics.
And because we had so much fun shooting them we've got a few behind the scenes photos for you to take a peek at featuring our gorgeous model Ria.
02/05/2013 - 11:49
This season there's no better way to decorate your wrists than piling up bracelets.
We've put together a little 'how to' guide for you below and we'd love to see how you're stacking yours - why not send us a tweet!
And as a special treat there's 20% off all bracelets for a limited time only when you use 20MAYTREAT at the checkout.
29/04/2013 - 17:10
On Friday we travelled up t'North to open our brand new store with treats and prizes happening over the whole weekend.
Starting with our vintage camper van we rocked up on the main street to give away pretty bunches of flowers and luck dip vouchers with the chance to win £250 inside! On Saturday we invited The Flower Appreciation Society to make real flower headbands for our customers in the window, and what a hit they were! Then on Saturday and Sunday we had 'Fun in the Fitting Rooms' with customers winning anything from their whole outfits to a free pair of jeans.
There were personal shopping sessions provided by our lovely stylist Sarah and we even had a photo booth in store (which will still be in store over the bank holiday weekend) where you could upload your photos to facebook and twitter. We'd love to know if you were there over the weekend and what you bought - you can tweet the store personally @Oasis_Leeds or leave us a comment on this post.
Leeds we love you x
Our brilliant florist Paul was a dab hand with the bouquets!
We were joined by a giant toipary bunny on Briggate for the flower stall.
We just wanted to take home this vintage camper van.
The brilliant girls from The Flower Appreciation Society making our pretty headbands.
Doesn't Emma look lovely in her floral headband!
25/04/2013 - 11:25
Who's excited for the new Great Gatsby film out on 16th May? That's everybody's hands up here at Oasis HQ then...
So to celebrate the films release we've taken inspiration from leading lady Daisy Buchanan (aka Carey Mulligan) and put together this 20s inspired look...
22/04/2013 - 16:33
Over at Oasis HQ we've fallen in love with this new print; it's most definitely the new way to wear monochrome!
If you look very closely you'll see that these pieces have a flower pattern to the body, making them more interesting than just your standard black and white stripes and giving a jacquard textured finish to the fabric. Available in tailored shorts, a structured top, flippy mini skirt and a dress as featured in Vogue and Stylist, these are the perfect pieces to mix and match back to jersey basics.
Inspired by the mod fashion in the 60s we're already drooling over this cute look. What do you think?