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Here in the United States, QVC brings us gems like the inimitable Isaac Mizrahi, collabs with Rachel Zoe, and the insanity of Quacker Factory. Lovely, but all perfectly mainstream (except for Quacker Factory designer Jeanne Bice's braided pink sweat/headbands, which are totally nuts, but that's another story).
In the UK, QVC showcases designers such as Harald Glöckler.
If you haven't yet watched the above video, and are not going to get fired from your job for watching a video at work, please, we beg you, please watch it right now. Yes, we thought it was fake too. But no, Harald Glöckler is real. He is a real designer and he really has a collection that's sold on QVCUK. It's called Pompoos (yes, that's the real name) and features products in the categories of women's apparel—lots of frills, leopard-print, and graphic tees—and animal-motif jewelry.
Here's Glockler's design m.o.:
As Harald says "a woman's body is shaped like a cola bottle, not like a tree trunk!" That's why his designs and sizes are aimed at real women who relish the prospect of channelling high-end designer fashion.Our minds = officially blown. Can we get some crazy eyebrow action on QVC USA too please? Wow.
Today his name and the Pompöös label are synonymous with glamour and extravagant style. Loved by celebrities the world over, his designs are made with select materials and their superb couture quality fulfils the fashion fantasies of ordinary women too.
· Pompoos by Harald Glockler [QVCUK]