The Five at Five: Riley Studios
7 May 2020
The Five at Five is a download of the best things to read, watch, shop, and get inspiration from – ready for the weekend. Each week, we’ll be bringing you selections from different tastemakers in our community, so you can delve into what’s keeping them entertained.
This week’s curator is Riley Uggla, Founder & Creative Director of Riley Studios, a London-based fashion brand specialising in gender-neutral collections of seasonless, everyday wardrobe staples.
Here’s what’s on Riley’s list for this weekend:
I normally have a couple of books on the go, one educational and one fiction. I’ve just finished Lauren Bravo’s How to Break Up With Fast Fashion which explores the toxic relationship fast fashion has on ourselves and the planet. It’s really well written and particularly relevant at the moment. The other book I’m reading is American Dirt by Jeannie Cummins, and I can’t put it down!
There are so many great podcasts out there. A personal favourite is Clare Press’s Wardrobe Crisis, tackling all the critical issues of our industry. We’re all armchair travellers at the moment, but for those needing their wanderlust fix, The Travel Diaries by Holly Rubenstein shares guest such as Jo Malone and Richard Branson’s all-time favourite destinations.
Our Recycled Nylon Track Pants, I haven’t taken mine off during lockdown! They are so comfy but still feel smart enough to wear for that one trip to the shops.
The Emergency Design Network, set up by Holly Fulton, Bethany Williams and Phoebe English to manufacture PPE equipment for our front line heroes is an amazing initiative. We’re really pleased we’ve been able to be a part of the initiative through the use of our manufacturer in London and support all the wonderful work they are doing.