MEOKO has been digging deep to bring you the best in up and coming brands and designers for the coolest unique creations out there. Each brand representing positivity, creativity and a fun and friendly vibe, to tie in with what we stand for here at MEOKO. Over the coming weeks we’ll be presenting some our favourites, as well as some fresh undiscovered talents for you to feast your eyes over.
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For our third instalment of our Hidden treasures series we’ve decided to head slightly further afield than East London. This time our treasure seeking skills have taken us to the creative hub of Bristol where one can find some cool, kooky, stylish creations by independent fashion label that is Puckoo Couture.
Founder and designer Dionne Thomas has been designing and sewing from a young age and after her fashion schooling in Bristol was inspired to start her own brand in 2010. Her inspiration comes from everything around her past, present, future, film, art, music, colour and costume. This collective inspiration has led to some truely imaginative garments as you can see for yourself. As Dionne states ‘Fashion should be fun not a chore, if it is you aint doing it right!’
Picture credit:Kevin Voller
Stripey, metalic, tribal, floral, whatever your style Puckoo will help you don you body in stylish panelled leggings, catsuits, bodysuits, swimsuits, reconstructed t-shirts and hoodies. Puckoo Couture consists of a number of ranges ‘Streetwear’ a more basic and afforadble range, ‘fiesta dress’ suitable for parties and festivals & Puckoo really let go of their creative inhibitions in their Couture range where there are no limitations. The designer runs free with creative ideas, fabrics, textures and styles. Many Items in the couture range also feature collaborations with other artists – fabric designers TAPT, fabric weaver Emma Fallon and illustrator Victoria Topping. They are currently launching a new SS13 Couture collection entittled “SUMMER IN L.A. 2019 and a swimear collection just in time for this years Ibiza Season!
Although Puckoo Couture are based in Bristol you can purchase online from their website (www.puckoo.com) and they can also be found at Up market on Sundays in Bricklane (do check for updates on their facebook page as to when to find them there next). Puckoo Courture will also be appearing as part of House of Boo-Dior at Love Saves the Day festival in Bristol as well as at Eastern Electrics & Glastonbury festival this year. From 15th-24th March you can also find them in London at Boxpark Shoreditch as part of the Secret Emporium pop up shop which also features our other hidden treasures Fuddhoods & Only Child London. They are hosting a launch night event with music & drinks this Friday 15th for anyone who fancies poping down – Click here for event details.
If you fancy getting your hands on your own Puckoo couture garms then why not give our MEOKO competition a go and you could be in with a chance of winning a £150 voucher *Valid on Streetwear & Fiesta dress range. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Puckoo me up’ in the title. Winners will be announced via our Facebook page in late april.