Milliner, designer and artist reunite for East London launch

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Three former colleagues who left their city careers to pursue a life of fashion and art are reuniting to showcase their latest collections.

Designer Julie Edinburgh of womenswear label 51 North London, milliner Lisa Taylor of Taylor Red London and fine artist Philip Williams all worked together at a bank in the City. They’re holding an exhibition and pop-up shop in Redchurch St this week to launch their latest collections and artwork.

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It’s the culmination of years of learning for the trio. After leaving the world of finance, Philip studied art for three years at Central Saint Martin’s, Lisa was trained by traditional milliner Rose Cory (who created pieces for the late Queen Mother) and Julie joined forces with Alejandra Limones, another city worker to develop a womenswear brand that’s gaining national recognition.