> Gobbolino Tshirts n Skirts

Gobbolino

Gobbolino specializes in everything for the urban raving fairy. Big furry boot covers, beautiful hand customised fairy wings, skirts and head garlands in a flurry of Rainbow-Brite’esque. An unusual range of thigh-hi legwarmers, cute animal ear hats and sexy lolita lace mini skirts makes Gobbolino an original magpie find. Gobbolino was seen first on the streets of Camden Town, London and quickly became available to buy in individual clubwear and alternative shops around the UK and abroad. Heavily influenced by the street wear of the Haruko girls of Japan with their original and inspiring handmade garments. This craze has swept through to the main stream recently with Gwen Steffani’s album ‘Lamb’ where she embraces the Gobbolino style to be different.

Gobbolino’s online boutique has been established since 1999 and their ever growing catalogue grows from week to week with the fast moving trends that encapsulates the new generation of cyber shoppers. “bubblegum slut magazine” says… Extremely DIY, Queen Adreena-esque fake flowers, shredded lace and chiffon and rips, saftypins, glitter, mutilated Barbie dolls and childhood imagery are staples of the style. Amid the fairy skirts, lacy bloomers and kitty ears nothing sums it up quite like the pink n punky… www.gobbolino.co.uk

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> fiveredbats – fashion, Leeds

Tees

FIVE RED BATSFashion boutique is ready to fly….

Five Red Bats is a new independent online fashion boutique which creates fashionable garments, all hand made, in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Even though the company is called Five Red Bats, there are actually only two bats – Kerry Fewster and Claire Hutchinson – two females who are fighting the high street fashion scene.

The pair met while working as designers in Leeds and formed a friendship that combined a passion for independent fashion and strong views against high street multiples and mass produced clothing. The goal became to create an independent fashion revolution, fighting against throw away fashion, supermarket collections and the ‘everything you want in one shop’ lifestyle which they believe is sucking fashion’s creative energy dry.

Five Red Bats first range of exclusive ready – to – wear collections for women, men and kids is now available online at www.fiveredbats.co.uk.

The bats are constantly designing and developing interesting and unique garments and are always on the look out for independent designers who believe in an independent revolution. For more information on Five Red Bats contact Kerry (07921 771942) or Claire (07867 920540). Alternatively email info@fiveredbats.co.uk or visit www.fiveredbats.co.uk

Five Red Bats, Batcave 166, 57 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3AJ