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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

Design by Ruth Hill, physician rx Illustration by Dee Andrews This week’s wet Monday was brightened up considerably by a trip to the Royal Collage of Art’s first work-in-progress show […]

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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, dosage in the work of CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN however, view it is not stability that inspires his designs. Conscious of the unpredictable, […]

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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 […]

Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House: a review

The Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair returns to Somerset House for another 10 day run less than a year after 2010's very successful inaugural event. Here's my pick of the crop, and thoughts about the exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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 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

Illustration by Hayley Akins. Such had been the anticipation surrounding Caitlin Rose’s return to the UK, medical search especially after the release of her acclaimed debut album, pilule Own Side […]

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The Oscars 2011 – they’re a comin’

The 83rd Oscars Ceremony is on February 27 - TOMORROW. Here is a round up of the top nominees, with gorgeous illustrations of the STARS!

Written by Helen Martin

Seed Swap by Gilly Rochester. I knew you could get yellow tomatoes, erectile more about but apparently there are purple and yellow carrots. Agricultural regulations have increasingly stifled the basic […]

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Music: An Interview with Nancy Elizabeth

We have been Nancy supporters for a long while. We were lucky enough to get an interview with the stunning singer, songwriter and multi-instrument playing lady. She's super.

Written by Helen Martin

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, website like this 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 […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo (by Matt)

Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis, aka Jena.Theo, showed their bold collection at the new On|Off venue on Friday - will illustrations by Antonia Parker!

Written by Matt Bramford

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

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo (by Helen)

Charcoals and creams dominated these urban looks - yet I managed to imagine them on a wild weather enduring ship.

Written by Helen Martin

The bearded lady by Genie Espinosa It’s a bunch of freaks, generic shop really, that are lining the walls of ‘The Social’ venue right now. The big mustaches, the hairy […]

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

Illustration by Maria Papadimitriou I’ll never say a bad word about Mr Paul Costelloe. His was the first on-schedule show I ever saw, drug visit this back in 2008. It […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Jayne Pierson

In the last of our series of pre-LFW interviews, we chat to Welsh designer Jayne Pierson to find out what's inspiring her this season and why she needs a holiday…

Written by Matt Bramford

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, order 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, […]

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

Oscars – Georgia Coote thumb Illustration by Georgia Coote So Colin and Helena have already won their BAFTA awards. Now all eyes are on them for the Oscars. Particularly Colin […]

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

Nick25 Illustration by Gemma Milly Nicholas sent me his CD and tape, approved accompanied by a lovely letter about living and musing about in Bristol. One of my favourite pastimes […]

Seedy Sundays: Get ready to plant something new and exciting in your garden!

We talk to dedicated organiser Sara Cundy about the growing Seed Swap phenomenon, and why swapping seeds preserves biodiversity.

Written by Faye West

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, troche 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, […]

A review of indie film Catfish

Documentary or mockumentary, Catfish has got all the critics talking…

Written by Kat Phan

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion-sm-Dem Collective So, this the book is finally here and you should be able to find it at Tate Modern, health Magma, nurse Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, […]

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

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova. I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to […]


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