Backdrop’s Efia & Kessie support South London creative community

London Fashion Week and London Design Week are upon us, and this weekend see’s the launch of South London’s pop-up experience, Backdrop 2013.

Inspired by designer mum Cecile Jeffrey, Backdrop is the brainchild of Efia and Kessie, and brings together South London’s creative community of designer makers, artists, jewellery makers, fashion gurus and creative genii. Developed this summer, Backdrop aims to collaborate with local creatives to support and showcase design talent in the community at pop-up events throughout the year.

This is the very first Backdrop, taking place at Brixton East. This two-storey Victorian building, an ex-furniture factory, has the feel of a lofty New York apartment, an urban space of exposed brick walls, skylights and fairy lights.

Designers on show:
Michael Czerwinski (Camberwell College of Art Graduate: tableware and artist’s books) @maczerwinski
Cecile Jeffrey (knitted fashion)
Illyptic (Streetwear)
Sam Ubhi (jewellery)
Wise (men’s footwear)
Clariscia Gill (couture)


We had a catch up with Efia and Kessie on ‘Love’:

Music: ‘Everything, saying that, we’ve just popped on a Latin American record’
Film: Sci-Fi
Home: Streatham
Food: Oriental, KaoSarn, Brixton
Design: Underground artist Blaqua
City: Barcelona

Go see, enjoy, get involved and grab a coffee and bite to eat at resident cafe bar Henry’s.

Saturday 14 September 10 am-8 pm
Sunday 15 September 10 am-6 pm
Brixton East, 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF




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