Name: Kissing in Traffic
It’s a: Fashion Showroom and Art Gallery
Opened: Stoke Newington High Street
Who’s behind it: an entrepreneur and enlightened self made woman and fashion designer, Jade Moss
Did you know: everyday a new range of designs on the shop floor
Location: Stoke Newington
Address: 155 Stoke Newington High Street
Contact: +44 7904541269
Camden based Fashion label Kissing in Traffic has just opened a new shop. This colourful and flamboyant fashion showroom brings a new and stylish deal in the emerging area Stoke Newington. The owner is Jade Moss, a successful entrepreneur and fashion designer who started her business when she was only 17, travelling around the world from India to Mexico, looking for unique fabrics for her garments. The new challenge now is a shop in Stokey, a rising borough of artists, designers and musicians that over the last few years has been absorbing the latest trends of the East End.
From tartan to floral, fluffy and fluorescent jumpers and quirky mini dresses, the shop offers a wide range of unique items, with a distinctive vintage touch. Kissing in Traffic garments are displayed at the front of the store, while the rest of the shop is for independent labels (now fashion items by polish designer Beata Gunzinska are on display http://www.beataguzinska.com/index.html). New samples and items are displayed everyday on the shop floor in order to check what the customers prefer most. The workshop, where the Kissing in Traffic fashion team usually work and sew the garments, is based in the shop’s basement.
Art can inspire fashion and vice versa. The shop’s walls are decorated with artworks and illustrations from young and established artists, rotated every month. A colourful art gallery is surely an endless source of inspiration for the Kissing in Traffic fashion crew.