Gayle Atkins

About Us

A highly creative forward thinking fashion designer and Lecturer with particular skills in colour and fit. Studied BA Fashion at Leeds University. Industrial experience ranges from high end to high street with styling for British Vogue, Marie Clare, London Fashion Week & design and production for Arcadia. Now Head of BA Fashion at University Centre Croydon validated by Sussex University. Also works under own label producing garments and hand crafted leather accessories for retail at designer level. 

Recently completed an MA at Central St Martins gaining a Distinction. The project provided a platform for pattern cutting and garment construction to be explored and perfected. The draping method the preferred discipline.

Frock-sac is the product. The garments are totally re-cyclable, offering an urban look with generous cuts and playful features. Details include adjustable shoulder straps, drawstring hemlines, up-cycled leather and detachable pockets. Flattering baby doll style dresses that turn into bags with a few easy adjustments. Frock-sac was born. The any-way-up cardigan an over garment was also created. Using a square of fabric with virtually no waste the garment can be worn the right way or up side down to create two different looks.

The work is aimed at consumers who choose to pay for quality, durability and knowledge of where the product came from, who made it and what it is made of.  Natural colour schemes allow the collection to compliment an existing wardrobe, where leather is a feature it is of an up-cycled nature. 

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