BitchingandJunkfood is an amalgamation of inspirations from designer Kathryn Blunden's anti-podean beach upbringing and Marion Bergin's hibernian winter background. Educated in History of Art and fashion respectively, the pair moved to London to pursue careers in buying and design, their paths crossing whilst working in product development for a French label. Born on the same day at opposite sides of the world,they built a lasting friendship which developed into a design partnership when they decided to launch the business 5 years ago.
Their initial salvaged denim project has since snowballed to a fully manufactured label comprising denim, digital print lycra, jersey, vegan leather and fake fur outerwear. The designers take a hands-on approach and are passionate about creating their own prints and sourcing premium textiles, trims and fabrications worldover.
Stocked in some of the top online stores and concept boutiques internationally, the label takes inspiration from contemporary pop culture and the eclecticism of the digital world. Their cut and paste aesthetic has become one of the defining attributes of the brand.
Their designs have featured on the cover of Elle UK and Company Magazine and can be found in the pages of Vogue UK, American Elle, Grazia, ID Magazine and more. They've custom designed pieces for Rihanna and can also count Rita Ora, Jessie J, Kelis, Drew Barrymore, Iggy Azaelia and Ellie Goulding amongst their fans.
They run their business out of their studio in Hoxton East London.