Gunsmoke & Lavender by JO HAWTREE

Did you know that we also make bespoke, one off items, just for you?

We offer a bespoke process including design, fittings and manufacture, making sure you have that extra something to stand out from the crowd.

To enquire or book a consultation please contact: info@gunsmokeandlavender.com or call Jo on 07912861263
Oct 29

Did you know that we also make bespoke, one off items, just for you?

We offer a bespoke process including design, fittings and manufacture, making sure you have that extra something to stand out from the crowd.

To enquire or book a consultation please contact: info@gunsmokeandlavender.com or call Jo on 07912861263


"BECAUSE IF WE DIDN’T LIKE TO PARTY…WE WOULDN’T BE HAVING THIS”  johawtreeCome visit our new stall on Portobello Road Market, London, W11, every Friday and Saturday until the new year… for bespoke, ready to wear and limited edition menswear and to meet and greet the lovely Miss Hawtree..BE THERE OR BE (TAVISTOCK) SQUARE…Peace x 
Jun 28

"BECAUSE IF WE DIDN’T LIKE TO PARTY…



WE WOULDN’T BE HAVING THIS”  johawtree





Come visit our new stall on Portobello Road Market, London, W11, every Friday and Saturday until the new year… for bespoke, ready to wear and limited edition menswear and to meet and greet the lovely Miss Hawtree..




BE THERE OR BE (TAVISTOCK) SQUARE…



Peace x 


Gunsmoke & Lavender 
@ Alternative Fashion Week
20th April 2012


Alternative Fashion Week is unlike any other fashion week. Running for a full week with 15 shows a day, attracting audiences of over 10,000 and with a vibrant fashion market of wild and wonderful accessories, this event is a prime example of how imagination and resourcefulness can overcome a mountain of economic obstacles and promote sustainability. 
In 1993 Spitalfields was a deserted, run down area with a huge empty market building. Today it is probably the most exciting cultural quarter in London with its markets, art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars attracting millions of visitors every year. Alternative Fashion Week has played its part in regenerating the area, raising its profile to a global audience and promoting hundreds of new designers. 
Alternative Fashion Week has established an international reputation with world-wide press coverage. Every year Alternative Arts is overwhelmed by the number of young designers hoping to establish their label applying from all over the country, and other parts of the world, to have a catwalk show. We invest in innovation and ideas. This is fashion on the edge, risky, experimental, fashion for the future. It’s not about money or material success but inspiration and ideology, how to have designer fashion in the current financial climate, thrifty & thrilling, offering a world of real opportunities. Alternative Fashion Week provides that vital stepping stone between the graduate shows and the mainstream fashion industry. 
Alternative Arts produces Alternative Fashion Week. We are a publicly funded arts organisation presenting fashion as an exciting and original art form. Every year we have to raise the funds to present the week. We are always looking for sponsors as well as being supported by the Spitalfields Estate and Hammerson. We also support charities who take up a collection at each show. 
Alternative Fashion Week can be contacted at Alternative Arts Info@alternativearts.co.uk
 020 7375 0441 www.alternativearts.co.uk  
For more info on our show and press contact: press@gunsmokeandlavender.com
Mar 5

Gunsmoke & Lavender 

@ Alternative Fashion Week

20th April 2012


Alternative Fashion Week is unlike any other fashion week. Running for a full week with 15 shows a day, attracting audiences of over 10,000 and with a vibrant fashion market of wild and wonderful accessories, this event is a prime example of how imagination and resourcefulness can overcome a mountain of economic obstacles and promote sustainability.

 

In 1993 Spitalfields was a deserted, run down area with a huge empty market building. Today it is probably the most exciting cultural quarter in London with its markets, art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars attracting millions of visitors every year. Alternative Fashion Week has played its part in regenerating the area, raising its profile to a global audience and promoting hundreds of new designers.

 

Alternative Fashion Week has established an international reputation with world-wide press coverage. Every year Alternative Arts is overwhelmed by the number of young designers hoping to establish their label applying from all over the country, and other parts of the world, to have a catwalk show. We invest in innovation and ideas. This is fashion on the edge, risky, experimental, fashion for the future. It’s not about money or material success but inspiration and ideology, how to have designer fashion in the current financial climate, thrifty & thrilling, offering a world of real opportunities. Alternative Fashion Week provides that vital stepping stone between the graduate shows and the mainstream fashion industry.

 

Alternative Arts produces Alternative Fashion Week. We are a publicly funded arts organisation presenting fashion as an exciting and original art form. Every year we have to raise the funds to present the week. We are always looking for sponsors as well as being supported by the Spitalfields Estate and Hammerson. We also support charities who take up a collection at each show.

 

Alternative Fashion Week can be contacted at Alternative Arts Info@alternativearts.co.uk

 020 7375 0441 www.alternativearts.co.uk
 

 

For more info on our show and press contact: press@gunsmokeandlavender.com


LOTTAROX agency & menswear fashion label GUNSMOKE AND LAVENDER.. ..are proud to celebrate, at The Drop in Stoke Newington, their brand collaboration launch party.. with limited edition t-shirt collection and live performances from:

Corpse Lights :http://corpselights.com/The Caulfield Beatshttp://soundcloud.com/thecaulfieldbeatsPlaitum http://www.facebook.com/plaitumAntwerp http://www.facebook.com/iamantwerpDjs:Vuvuvultureshttp://www.facebook.com/vuvuvultures?sk=app_178091127385Visions Of Trees http://www.facebook.com/pages/Visions-of-Trees/159352548268?ref=tsLottarox London http://www.facebook.com/lottaroxagencyCharlene Moscow http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlene-Moscow/265647243481303?ref=ts&sk=wall..and more TBA!Follow us @LottaroxAgency and @gandlmenswear£3 on list /£4 on the doorWrite your name on facebook’s event wall or send it over to info@lottarox.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/202575576504487/
www.lottarox.comwww.gunsmokeandlavender.com
Feb 6

LOTTAROX agency & menswear fashion label GUNSMOKE AND LAVENDER.. ..are proud to celebrate, at The Drop in Stoke Newington, their brand collaboration launch party.. with limited edition t-shirt collection and live performances from:


Corpse Lights :
http://corpselights.com/

The Caulfield Beats
http://soundcloud.com/
thecaulfieldbeats

Plaitum 
http://www.facebook.com/plaitum

Antwerp 
http://www.facebook.com/iamantwerp


Djs:

Vuvuvultures
http://www.facebook.com/vuvuvultures?sk=app_178091127385

Visions Of Trees 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Visions-of-Trees/159352548268?ref=ts

Lottarox London 
http://www.facebook.com/lottaroxagency

Charlene Moscow 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlene-Moscow/265647243481303?ref=ts&sk=wall


..and more TBA!


Follow us @LottaroxAgency and @gandlmenswear

£3 on list /£4 on the door

Write your name on facebook’s event wall or send it over to info@lottarox.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/202575576504487/


www.lottarox.com
www.gunsmokeandlavender.co
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DAY 5: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND - JO HAWTREE

I love your clothes! Where can I buy them from?
Gunsmoke and Lavender will be available to buy on Portobello Market from summer this year and from my website www.gunsmokeandlavender.com from March. The stockists section on my website will be updated accordingly once we start stocking in new boutiques or follow us for updates @gandlmenswear /gunsmokeandlavender Bespoke pieces can by ordered from us by emailing your request to info@gunsmokeandlavender.com Any stockists wishing to sell Gunsmoke & Lavender please contact:sales@gunsmokeandlavender.comWhere are you showing your collection this season? 
Gunsmoke and Lavender will be showing at Alternative Fashion Week in London. AFW runs  from the 16-20 April 2012. For further information visit: http://www.alternativearts.co.uk/AFW
What can we expect from the next collection?
Our SS/13 collection is an extension of the rock and roll aesthetic from the NEW KILLER STAR collection inspired by David Bowie. Combining structured silhouettes with soft, feminine fabrics to create a grungy but elegant look. Its the juxtaposition of hard and soft.. I’m not saying anymore you, shall have to wait and see!! 
Thank you to everyone who sent in their questions. We are sorry we couldn’t get Jo to answer them all. We hope you continue to follow Jo and her brand Gunsmoke and Lavender into 2012. We have lots of exciting things in the pipeline..
For any further enquiries please contact info@gunsmokeandlavender.com
Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:
www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender
www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear  
Feb 3

DAY 5: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND - JO HAWTREE

I love your clothes! Where can I buy them from?



Gunsmoke and Lavender will be available to buy on Portobello Market from summer this year and from my website www.gunsmokeandlavender.com from March. The stockists section on my website will be updated accordingly once we start stocking in new boutiques or follow us for updates @gandlmenswear /gunsmokeandlavender 
Bespoke pieces can by ordered from us by emailing your request to info@gunsmokeandlavender.com

Any stockists wishing to sell Gunsmoke & Lavender please contact:
sales@gunsmokeandlavender.com


Where are you showing your collection this season?

 

Gunsmoke and Lavender will be showing at Alternative Fashion Week in London. AFW runs  from the 16-20 April 2012. For further information visit: http://www.alternativearts.co.uk/AFW



What can we expect from the next collection?


Our SS/13 collection is an extension of the rock and roll aesthetic from the NEW KILLER STAR collection inspired by David Bowie. Combining structured silhouettes with soft, feminine fabrics to create a grungy but elegant look. Its the juxtaposition of hard and soft.. I’m not saying anymore you, shall have to wait and see!! 




Thank you to everyone who sent in their questions. We are sorry we couldn’t get Jo to answer them all. We hope you continue to follow Jo and her brand Gunsmoke and Lavender into 2012. We have lots of exciting things in the pipeline..


For any further enquiries please contact info@gunsmokeandlavender.com


Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:

www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender

www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear  


DAY 4: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND - JO HAWTREE

Ok, so we would like to take this moment to thank everyone for all your questions..we have received so many and we would like to fit in as many as possible, so today we will keep it light hearted but informative..Here goes..Things you LOVE: David Bowie. Eyeliner. Skulls. Leopard print. Festivals.. FASHION! Things you HATE:White socks, wasps, hangovers.
One thing you couldn’t live without: Music
  
One person you would like to wear your clothes?Patrick Wolf
Favourite fashion designer?Hussein ChalayanWho would you really like to meet, and what would you do if you met them?David Bowie, without question. I’d die. Literally.Favourite quote?What people avoid the most in life.. is what they want to do the most. They place the most anxiety on that, because they hold it as a cherished thing.[Gareth Pugh] Any advice for aspiring fashion designers?Learn from your idols. Live with your friends. Do not cheat. Never stop being inspired. Your passion is your USP, sell yourself. Work hard. Never give in. Believe in yourself.. Live your dreams.
Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:
www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender
www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear  
 
 
Feb 2

DAY 4: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND - JO HAWTREE



Ok, so we would like to take this moment to thank everyone for all your questions..we have received so many and we would like to fit in as many as possible, so today we will keep it light hearted but informative..

Here goes..



Things you LOVE:
 
David Bowie. Eyeliner. Skulls. Leopard print. Festivals.. FASHION!


 Things you HATE:

White socks, wasps, hangovers.



One thing you couldn’t live without: 

Music

 
 

One person you would like to wear your clothes?

Patrick Wolf



Favourite fashion designer?

Hussein Chalayan


Who would you really like to meet, and what would you do if you met them?

David Bowie, without question. I’d die. Literally.


Favourite quote?

What people avoid the most in life.. is what they want to do the most. They place the most anxiety on that, because they hold it as a cherished thing.
[Gareth Pugh]

 
Any advice for aspiring fashion designers?

Learn from your idols. Live with your friends. Do not cheat. Never stop being inspired. Your passion is your USP, sell yourself. Work hard. Never give in. Believe in yourself.. Live your dreams.





Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:

www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender

www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear  


 





 


DAY 3: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND - JO HAWTREE

Tell me about someone you really admire..Vivienne Westwood. A true fashion rebel. Growing her business from a stall on Portobello Market to a global business empire whilst still maintaining her design beliefs and values. She created her business through the triumph of personal style over fashion, something i truly believe in. Fashion should be unique and personal to the individual rather than trend led. Personal style should be encouraged. In a society where everyone seems to want to fit in, we should dare to stand out.
What made you want to set up your own business?
 
I truly believe that the fashion industry needs more room for graduates and creatives to showcase their talent. I hope that by creating a successful label I can encourage and help others to do the same. I love the idea of helping young people to develop their ideas and work towards their dreams. My label is still in its infancy, and i still have a lot to learn for the business to grow, but it is gathering a small loyal following and my work has been published in many fashion magazines and online editorials. I have worked on many exciting collaborations..and will hopefully work on many more exciting ones in the future! I’m always open to creative suggestion and ways to push the brand forward.
  
What does entrepeneurship mean to you?Taking risk, both personal and financial, in order to make your dreams a reality.
To learn and be inspired everyday and channel this into a viable business venture following your passion, which once successful, can be used to teach and inspire others to do the same.
 
[Jo will be answering your questions every day this week.. please submit all questions to info@gunsmokeandlavender.com or @gandlmenswear]
Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:
www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender
www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear 
Feb 1

DAY 3: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND - JO HAWTREE

Tell me about someone you really admire..

Vivienne Westwood. A true fashion rebel. Growing her business from a stall on Portobello Market to a global business empire whilst still maintaining her design beliefs and values. She created her business through the triumph of personal style over fashion, something i truly believe in. Fashion should be unique and personal to the individual rather than trend led. Personal style should be encouraged. In a society where everyone seems to want to fit in, we should dare to stand out.


What made you want to set up your own business?

 

I truly believe that the fashion industry needs more room for graduates and creatives to showcase their talent. I hope that by creating a successful label I can encourage and help others to do the same. I love the idea of helping young people to develop their ideas and work towards their dreams.

My label is still in its infancy, and i still have a lot to learn for the business to grow, but it is gathering a small loyal following and my work has been published in many fashion magazines and online editorials. I have worked on many exciting collaborations..and will hopefully work on many more exciting ones in the future! I’m always open to creative suggestion and ways to push the brand forward.

 
 

What does entrepeneurship mean to you?


Taking risk, both personal and financial, in order to make your dreams a reality.


To learn and be inspired everyday and channel this into a viable business venture following your passion, which once successful, can be used to teach and inspire others to do the same.

 

[Jo will be answering your questions every day this week.. please submit all questions to info@gunsmokeandlavender.com or @gandlmenswear]




Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:

www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender

www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear 


DAY 2: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND - JO HAWTREE

Where are you from?
I’m from York originally, but am now based in LondonDid you always want to be a fashion designer?I think I wanted to do every job at one point or another, when I was growing up.. I remember wanting to be a model, actress, interior designer.. I wanted to do EVERYTHING!.. Always creative though. I’m an artist at heart. Creating things and inspiring people is where my passion lies and what gets me out of bed in the morning.What made you want to design menswear?I guess I believe there is much more scope to push the boundaries of menswear. I prefer the aesthetic. I like to play with the silhouette and embrace innovative fabric choices. I’ve never been very girly.. Its all about rock and roll. 

Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:
www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender
www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear 

 
Jan 31

DAY 2: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND - JO HAWTREE


Where are you from?



I’m from York originally, but am now based in London


Did you always want to be a fashion designer?

I think I wanted to do every job at one point or another, when I was growing up.. I remember wanting to be a model, actress, interior designer.. I wanted to do EVERYTHING!.. Always creative though. I’m an artist at heart. Creating things and inspiring people is where my passion lies and what gets me out of bed in the morning.


What made you want to design menswear?


I guess I believe there is much more scope to push the boundaries of menswear. I prefer the aesthetic. I like to play with the silhouette and embrace innovative fabric choices. I’ve never been very girly.. Its all about rock and roll. 


 


DAY 1: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND: JO HAWTREE head designer of GUNSMOKE AND LAVENDER..

Jo, tell us a little bit about yourself.. 
I’m a young entrepreneur, from a fashion background in business, design and styling. I’m currently setting up my own menswear fashion label, Gunsmoke and Lavender which will be launching this year. Style is at the heart of my life and my business. I don’t follow fashion trends. I encourage everyone to be true to themselves. Everyone has a story.
Where do you get your design inspiration?

Inspiration can come from anywhere and I am inspired by something new every day. Each collection I design is personal to me. I have to connect on an emotional level with a subject for me to research into it thoroughly enough to develop a strong, structured collection. 
How would you define your personal style? 
Unique and edgy but inconsistent..
[Jo will be answering your questions every day this week.. please submit all questions to info@gunsmokeandlavender.com or @gandlmenswear]
Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:
www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender
www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear
Jan 30

DAY 1: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND: JO HAWTREE head designer of GUNSMOKE AND LAVENDER..

I’m a young entrepreneur, from a fashion background in business, design and styling. I’m currently setting up my own menswear fashion label, Gunsmoke and Lavender which will be launching this year. Style is at the heart of my life and my business. I don’t follow fashion trends. I encourage everyone to be true to themselves. Everyone has a story.

Inspiration can come from anywhere and I am inspired by something new every day. Each collection I design is personal to me. I have to connect on an emotional level with a subject for me to research into it thoroughly enough to develop a strong, structured collection. 

Unique and edgy but inconsistent..




[Jo will be answering your questions every day this week.. please submit all questions to info@gunsmokeandlavender.com or @gandlmenswear]



Follow Gunsmoke and Lavender on:

www.facebook.com/gunsmokeandlavender

www.twitter.com/gandlmenswear



Want to get to know Head designer/ Creative director of Gunsmoke & Lavender … JO HAWTREE..

This week we will be holding a series of mini interviews with Jo to find out about her inspiration, upcoming collection and how she got into the fashion industry. 
Got a burning question for Jo, fashion or non-fashion related.. Email it to us on info@gunsmokeandlavender.com or post it to @gandlmenswear on twitter and check back here each day this week to see her responses.. 
Ready, Get set, GO..
Jan 29

Want to get to know Head designer/ Creative director of Gunsmoke & Lavender … JO HAWTREE..

This week we will be holding a series of mini interviews with Jo to find out about her inspiration, upcoming collection and how she got into the fashion industry.
 

Got a burning question for Jo, fashion or non-fashion related.. Email it to us on info@gunsmokeandlavender.com or post it to @gandlmenswear on twitter and check back here each day this week to see her responses..

 

Ready, Get set, GO..

BRAND NEW Paisley print jacket.. £195 plus free p&p
As worn by Lucien Laviscount at The Clothes Show Live 2011.

Grab yours today.. these will SELL OUT!!

www.gunsmokeandlavender.com
Jan 23

BRAND NEW Paisley print jacket.. £195 plus free p&p

As worn by Lucien Laviscount at The Clothes Show Live 2011.

Grab yours today.. these will SELL OUT!!

www.gunsmokeandlavender.com


AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW.. Limited Edition printed vest. £115 plus free P&P.


Contact info@gunsmokeandlavender.com to get yours today!!
Jan 8

AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW.. Limited Edition printed vest. £115 plus free P&P.

Contact info@gunsmokeandlavender.com to get yours today!!


Welcome to the city.. 

The Fashionisto Editorial
Photographer: Faye Sampson
Model: Matthew Dyer
Dec 13

Welcome to the city.. 

The Fashionisto Editorial

Photographer: Faye Sampson

Model: Matthew Dyer


GUNSMOKE & LAVENDER menswear
@ The Clothes Show Live, Birmingham NEC, 2nd-7th Dec 2011
Come visit us at stand CF42F to meet the designer and for menswear gifts and giveaways..

limited editions, one-offs and ready to wear garments and accessories. Perfect as a gift for that man in your life..
Nov 27

GUNSMOKE & LAVENDER menswear

@ The Clothes Show Live, Birmingham NEC, 2nd-7th Dec 2011

Come visit us at stand CF42F to meet the designer and for menswear gifts and giveaways..

limited editions, one-offs and ready to wear garments and accessories. Perfect as a gift for that man in your life..