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Christopher Raeburn: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Desert uniform, military fabrics, satellite prints and lizards all featured in Christopher Raeburn's S/S 2014 show at Victoria House on Tuesday 18 June

Written by Matt Bramford

Christopher Raeburn S/S 2014 by Lilly Allen There’s no stopping Christopher Raeburn. In 2010, he was the first designer to be awarded the now lauded NEWGEN sponsorship; in 2011 he […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn showcased his new collection at the Museum of London on Friday 16th September 2011. Featuring huge inflatable squirrels and musical garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Raeburn S/S 2012 by Alison Day. On arrival at the beautiful newly renovated Museum of London we were greeted by a phalanx of inflatable squirrels – a typical Christopher […]

Christopher Raeburn: the fashion designer who is working wonders with old fabrics

We've been championing ethical designer Christopher Raeburn for what seems like forever... so of course he made it into Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration with bells on. Here's a taster of what you can find in the book...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Raeburn A/W 2010 by Gemma Milly. Christopher Raeburn studied at Middlesex University in London, where a really good technical tutor made him keen to attend the hallowed Royal College […]

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Esthetica – Christopher Raeburn – Parachute

Innovative Design, Esthetica, London

Written by Natalie Marie Dray

The Parachute provides stability whilst free-falling in mid air, in the work of CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN however, it is not stability that inspires his designs. Conscious of the unpredictable, and even […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Exhibition Review – part 2

Jenny Robins made her way round the LFW Exhibitions with sketchbook in hand, and free coffee in other hand.

Written by Jenny Robins

This is part two of my exhibition sketch blog, for part one, including very very very exciting shoes, click here Having made my way round the main showrooms on the […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Exhibition Review – part 3

Jenny Robins made her way round the LFW Exhibitions with sketchbook in hand, and free coffee in other hand.

Written by Jenny Robins

This is part 3 of my London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Sketch Blog, for part one, click here, part two here feathery Piers Atkinson Hat So, having viewed the main […]

An interview with illustrator Lesley Barnes, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Illustrator Lesley Barnes has contributed to Amelia's Magazine since 2009 and is featured in both my books, for which she designed the front cover type. She was super busy in 2011, with projects for Channel 4, Wrap Magazine, Soma Gallery, Penguin Classics and the V&A to name but a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes first got involved with Amelia’s Magazine when she answered the Shelter open brief back in early 2009. Since then she has appeared in both my books, and has […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Exhibition Review

Armed only with her sketchbook and a blagged press pass, ACOFI illustrator Jenny Robins perused the LFW stands for us. Her highlights included novelty hats, kitsch jewellery, birds and some eye-catching dresses.

Written by Jenny Robins

Most illustrations by Jenny Robins. I got photographed on my way in to Somerset House (in my jumble sale sheepskin coat belonging to my sister and waistcoat from H&M Kids […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Womenswear Preview

A run down of our favourite womenswear designers ahead of London Fashion Week AW 2011. Featuring individual profiles of seven designers complete with fantastic illustrations.

Written by Florence Massey

Les Chiffoniers by Abby Wright Slinky t-shirts, seriously sprayed on leggings and rocky accessories have defined Les Chiffoniers for the last four years. With a winning formula, they like to […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon on Sustainability

In part two of my LFW preview interview with ethical designer Ada Zanditon I dig a little deeper to find out how her sustainable ethos is put into practice, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of fashion designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 Preview by Rebecca Strickson. For Ada process is everything. “I don’t want to sit at a desk using Illustrator to design clothes that will be made […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Rachel Freire

In the second of our interviews in the run up to London Fashion Week, I met the adorable Rachel Freire at her studio, got a sneak peek at the A/W 2011 collection, and talked tea, boys, nipples and leopard-print irons…

Written by Matt Bramford

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, illustrated by Krister Selin ‘I’m terrible at interviews’ I announce shortly after arriving at Rachel Freire‘s East London studio. A bit of a melodramatic introduction, maybe; […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

So, the book is finally here! You can find it at Tate Modern, Magma, Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Tatty Devine, Cornerhouse, Arnolfini and many other good independent book stores across […]

Eco Fashion by Sass Brown: A Review

Laurence King have published a guide to ethical fashion design by Sass Brown, herself a fashion designer and lecturer. But how does it stack up against my own book on ethical fashion? Here's my review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eco Fashion is the first book on ethical fashion design from publishing giant Laurence King. It profiles ethical fashion designers by type, embracing Community and Fair Trade, Ecological and Slow […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: Best of the Fashion East Menswear Installations

From Katie Eary to Christopher Raeburn, Morgan Allen Oliver to Matthew Miller - the menswear designers were out in force in the white sheds behind Somerset House on Menswear Day. Here's a little round up of my favourites…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Antonia Parker Well, they’d really gone to town with this season’s menswear installations. Menswear Day is great, but it’s bloody hard work – you get five days to […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: best of Somerset House & New Gen stands.

There is so much to see during LFW that it's very hard to take it all in, but here I've done my best to round up the designers I saw on the stands rather than in shows. Including Felicity Brown, Mary Katrantzou and Cecilia Mary Robson.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cecilia Mary Robson by Andrea Peterson. As well as all the shows there are of course a huge number of static stands to visit during LFW. Generally I manage to […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Ada Zanditon

A review of Ethical Fashion Designer and Esthetica Innovator Award Winner, Ada Zanditon with beautiful illustrations by Paolo Caravello

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustrations by Paolo Caravello Monday saw the fourth day dawn on London Fashion Week and delightfully my first day of intriguing ethical fashion presentations. First up on No. 1 Greek […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration: Open Design Brief

My brand new open design brief is designed to champion the work of fashion illustrators. It runs until Sunday 18th July 2010, for production of a book due out at the end of this year. Read on for more info...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Aksu A/W 2010 by Gemma Milly. See original post here. ***Please note that this brief is now closed: you can now order a copy of this book online by […]

Estethica Press Day: Somerset House, 22 April 2010

We take a look around the Estethica Press Day at Somerset House, where there's ethical and sustainable fashion galore, and the chance to hob-nob with the likes of Livia Firth, Baroness Lola Young and Laura Bailey…

Written by Nicola Machetti

Estethica gives the fashion industry another showcase where ethical fashion is the focus; it undoubtedly changes the way we perceive this glittering industry. Their latest press day, hosted at Somerset […]

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10 eco designers to watch out for in SS10: Part One

A who's who of responsible fashion

Written by Rachael Oku

Amelia’s magazine did the rounds at the SS10 press days and whilst we were enthralled by so many beautiful brands we’ve thought long and hard about criteria for our summary […]

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LFW 09 – Tim Soar S/S 2010- Last Man Showing

LFW Tent, Wednesday 23rd September

Written by Matt Bramford

Tim Soar is one of the hardest working men in fashion. Not only is his clothing label belting out innovative fashion, he also spends his time working as graphic designer, […]

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