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Valentines Competition February 04 2015, 0 Comments
(We will also have a runner up prize - even more reason to enter)
All we ask is that you answer our Valentine's related question by commenting below -
The competition starts at 7pm Wednesday 4th February and will run until 12.00pm Friday 13th February - any answers after this time sadly may not be entered.
The winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday 14th February so don't forget to give us a follow to keep up to date.
Pazuki and Gentlemans Style March 06 2014, 0 Comments
One of our long time Pazuki fans Neil Rivers contacted Pazuki saying he might have an exciting venture for us, knowing Pazuki used to create a selection of menswear and men's accessories... A company that wants to specialise in 'Gentlemans Style'. So we rushed around, grouping together current prints from the latest SS14 and the upcoming AW14 collections that we thought were the most suitable. Along with a selection of photographs of our current and future stock on men and some 'ways to wear' fashion boards.
All set up and ready for the Gentleman's Style meeting
Thursday morning came and we had the pleasure of meeting Max and Ryan from the upcoming online lifestyle and fashion concept Gentlemans Style. They were full of fantastic ideas on how to expand the ever growing collection of Pazuki clothing and cater it towards men. We were extremely excited about some of the ideas instantly and are itching to get designing and producing as soon as we can (waistcoats, ties, shirts, pocket squares) some of the other ideas we are still slightly sceptical about... But we could be proven wrong (Pazuki onesie... hmmm). We can't wait to get working with them to make it all happen!
Max and Ryan looking through photographs and our SS14 scarves
Here at Pazuki we had been toying with the thought of adding a menswear line to Pazuki once again for some time (as many of our scarves are worn and enjoyed by men - why not have a clothing collection too?). We now have an excuse to make this become a reality.
A snippet of 'City Soup' one of our SS14 scarves ... were thinking Printed shirt?!
Ryan taught us the proper way to test a scarf is to gave it a sniff, we're not sold on that one :)
Once Ryan had finished sniffing our scarves, we gave them all a tour of Pazuki HQ...
Pookie, Max, Neil and Ryan in the Pazuki Studio discussing possible print designs
It was a very productive and inspiring morning, the Gentlemans Style team are full of fantastic ideas and we can't wait to spend some more time with them.
Goldie HP France visit Pazuki HQ, London March 05 2014, 0 Comments
February is always a busy month at Pazuki... Meetings, deliveries of new SS stock (which have to be checked, packed and sent out to stockists), AW samples, last minute finishing touches to patchwork scarves... The list really does go on! One of our February meetings was with Goldie - HP France from Japan. We look forward to their visit each season, sharing the patchwork scarves we design and make (in our London studio) just for them - although a few do sneak on to our website. Our meeting could not have started better as we had the addition of a lovely homemade cake supplied by one of the Pazuki girls - Ximena. Who doesn't like to start the day with tea and cake? :)
Tea and homemade cake
After HP France had viewed our new collection of Patchwork scarves and put in their requests, we showed them the rest of our AW14 collection of printed scarves and cardigans.
Pookie showing HP France our AW14 Patchwork Scarves
Talking HP France through the embellishments on each of the Patchworks
Pookie presenting the AW14 Collection (Scarves and Cardigans)
They then rummaged excitedly through our rail, touching and trying on each scarf to make sure they made the right choices for their store - we certainly think they did :)
HP France rummaging through the new collection - Making their selections
Wearing and touching each item
We then discussed the possibility of something very exciting both for HP France and Pazuki; a small exhibition of Pazuki patchworks... This is just an idea in the making so watch this space for more updates on what's to come!
Pookie and the Vintage Pazuki Patchworks ... Discussing the exciting possibility of a Pazuki exhibition
We can't wait to start on the next lot of patchwork scarf production, we are all getting withdrawal symptoms here at Pazuki :) Have a look at the Goldie HP France SS14 Brochure online... Pazuki has the honour of being featured throughout!
Goldie HP France's SS14 Brochure - On a Pazuki City Soup Scarf
Blossom Mother and Child visit Pazuki February 19 2014, 0 Comments
It's that time of year again... We had Luella and Sophie from Blossom Mother and Child at Pazuki, following up on their visit regarding the AW14 collection before Christmas! In our previous meeting we discussed styles, prints, fabrics, colours and basically what worked best for them. This will be the fourth season Pazuki has collaborated with Blossom and we hope there are many more to come. We work together with Luella on shapes that work for Blossom - she loves our prints, that we are so nearby and can produce things quickly. She is also a big supporter of UK brands :) We had all out new AW14 sample garments and prints all laid out for them ready for their visit.
Part of the AW14 Pazuki collection
Obviously the meeting started with a few cups of tea and general chit chat before we got down to the serious stuff...
Luella picking out her favourite pieces
Trying on all the items is essential for Luella and Sophie, though it is maternity wear and they are both far from pregnant-sized, they carry with them a foam bump. They were keen to discover how comfortable and wearable each item was for their customers before choosing to stock them. The good thing about our maternity pieces is, that regardless of whether you're 9 months gone or not pregnant at all, they are cut to hang beautifully.
Luella looking fantastic wearing the blossom bump under our Pink Pearl Kimono
We don't want to give away too much about their upcoming AW14 collection, but we think the prints, cuts and fabrics look fantastic together.
There's Sophie wearing one of Blossom's key items from SS14, the long silk kimono dress in corsage. Available only on the Blossom Mother and Child website - we love making these! They look amazing on everyone and show off our prints so well... Win win :)
Luella and Sophie carefully making their selection for Pazuki & Blossom's AW14 collaboration
AW14 Pazuki Photoshoot February 05 2014, 0 Comments
Fortunately for us we had organised some shots of the beautiful Coleman Douglas Pearls, which provided the main inspiration for our new pearly prints. Chrissie, of Coleman Douglas Pearls, arrived with her daughter Natalia and a huge selection of her exquisite pearls – ranging from understated single pearl earrings to extravagant pearl and leather necklaces.
We then had the pleasure of teaming our prints with their inspiration. The combinations were to be worn, fittingly, by Natalia.
Camille (Our MUA, stylist and SS14 model) with Natalia (Model)
Our first shots were all taken at the Pazuki HQ...
Natalia in AW14 Flint and Pearl Blouse
Attention to detail!
Pookie and Stewart assessing photos
We spent much of the morning wearing all (yes ALL) of the pearls around, just to ensure that none were misplaced of course! Once our main model, Laura, had arrived and was ready to go, we moved the shoot out on location, to the stunning house which inspired another of our new prints - Mantelpiece.
Ashleigh making last minute scarf adjustments
Pookie and Ashleigh (wearing the new Mantelpiece scarf) both deep in thought
Pookie wearing all the pearls!
We shot late into the afternoon, with Stewart and the models showing superb enthusiasm and dedication, working through lunch to ensure that we got the all important images we needed. Stewart was even kind enough to finish off the day, catching every last bit of day light, by snapping some extra S/S 14 pictures with, the face of Pazuki S/S, Camille.
And then by taking a few menswear shots outside, taking advantage of every drop of light, on Barnes Common. All in all it was a fantastic day!