Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Urban Times

I was very flattered to be named as Veronica Crespi's favourite eco fashion clothing brand in her interview with Urban Times today! Crespi is a style consultant and owner of Rewardrobe, London's first slow style consultancy.

"Olwen Bourke is bringing upcycling to whole new level of elegance."

Read the whole article here: URBAN TIMES

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Slave Magazine

My collection, Paradise Lost in this month's Slave Magazine..

 It's always interesting to lend my pieces out to stylists and see how they style them for a shoot. I would never have thought of putting my flower leather jacket with a tartan skirt but, hey.. it works!  

Photography: Ania Mroczkowska
Styling: Sophie O
Make Up & Hair: Fiona Tanner
Model: Holly @ Models1
Make Up & Hair Assistant: Monica Mao

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Clothes, Cameras and Coffee

Very nice to have my collection Paradise Lost mentioned on the blog Clothes, Cameras and Coffee. Rosalind's feature entitled "I am a bird now" discusses the use of bird imagery in poetry and in fashion: 

Maybe it’s a case of great minds thinking alike, but Olwen Bourke’s latest collection – entitled ‘Paradise Lost’ – also takes birds as one of its recurring themes. Each hand-made item uses re-claimed fabrics in part of the design. The use of a birdcage in the video is interesting. Birds are the ultimate symbol of freedom, but become poignant metaphors when in captivity - one of the messages also found in Alexander McQueen's SS01 collection. Some concepts are never old. 

It seems Rosalind is as fascinated with birds as I am. Reading her piece reminded me to re-visit McQueen's incredible SS01 collection which can be viewed in the archives here: Alexander McQueen Archive

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


My collection Paradise Lost is now available on LOOKK.com. This is a great place for people to shop for unique designs and a great platform for emerging designers to promote their work. You can connect with designers directly by following their page. Anyone can log in through facebook and follow your favourite designers to get updated on their lookbooks and new projects. In return for following the designer you can shop unique edits and special offers and win exclusive pieces. 

Here's a link if you would like to follow me!