NOW Gallery

Colour Forms Fashion Talk

6pm – 8pm

An interdisciplinary discussion looking at how colour dictates form, how colours creates fashion and how does colour inform art and design with speakers:


Anna Starmer
Anna has spent the last 25 years weaving together stories for her clients around image, colour and design. Anna is an author, design consultant, speaker and creative director. Anna is the creator and publisher of Luminary Colour; the design industry’s definitive global colour forecasting guide, trusted by the world’s leading brands and manufacturers.

Anna recently published her third book Love Colour – Choosing colours to live with, featuring Anna’s beautiful photography of homes from around the world. A true passion for colour, texture and life shines through. Love Colour is already a no.1 best seller. Available to buy online and in all good bookstores globally.


Sadie Williams
Sadie creates textile driven fashion, juxtaposing modernity with craft; bringing shimmer and sparkle to her work through continued use of metallic.

Her combination of sporty graphic elements mixed with femininity and craft has been a signature since graduating with Distinction from CSM MA Fashion course. She went on to become a Selfridges ‘Bright Young Thing’, included in The Design Museum’s ‘Designs of The Year Exhibition 2014′, listed as one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for The Arts 2016 and awarded Swarovski sponsorship in 2017.

Prestigious projects include clients/commissions for Vogue, Carhartt, Manchester Art Gallery, Google, Squarespace, the Royal Academy/Christies and PROCESSIONS Womens March.


Sophie Smallhorn
Sophie’s work explores the relationship between colour, form and proportion. She creates wall based sculptural pieces that are geometric, almost architectural and act as ‘vehicles’ to hold a palette. With no system or method behind the decision process, Sophie works very intuitively with colour. She also works as a colour consultant on several architectural projects. One of which was a commission for the 2012 Olympic stadium. Recent projects have included a series of window displays worldwide for COS and an ongoing colour collaboration with a Scottish cashmere mill.


As part of London Fashion Week City Wide Celebration coordinated by The London Fashion Council NOW Gallery is open late for a drink and a talk with a collection of creatives who use colour as a fundamental part of their work.  This is also an opportunity to see Emmanuelle Moureaux’s installation ‘Slices of Time’, NOW Gallery’s 2020 Design Commission.

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Image: COS × Sophie Smallhorn Colour Play. Courtesy of COS.


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