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Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part three

My final round up of graduate talent discovered at the 2012 New Blood exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my second review of New Blood comes my final write up. Lots of students illustrated the cover for Grimm’s Fairy Tales – at University of Central Lancashire […]

University of Westminster: Illustration & Visual Communication Graduate Show 2012 Review

University of Westminster showed off a range of talented up-and-coming illustration and visual communication graduates on the 7th of June 2012 at the AMBIKA P3 Gallery in Marylebone. I went along to pick out the best of what's to come.

Written by Alia Gargum

Juno by Angelina Ioannides-Beer One of the particularly exciting parts of Graduate month this year was getting to see the University of Westminster BA Illustration & Visual Communication degree show, […]

UClan GFW by Alice Hair

University of Central Lancashire: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review

Out-there crazy colours and pattern work from University of Central Lancashire got the first day of graduate fashion week going at Earls Court.

Written by Alia Gargum

Hayley Harrison by Alice Hair Before attending my first Graduate Fashion Week show, I had a little look around the stands to see what would jump out at me without […]

Jim Lee Thumb by Alia Gargum

Photography Book Review: Jim Lee, Arrested

We review the book accompanying a recent exhibition of Fashion Photographer legend Jim Lee at Somerset House

Written by Alia Gargum

‘Aeroplane’ photograph courtesy of Jo Reeder PR, all other photography by Alia Gargum If there is one thing I could easily spend all my money on, it’s art books. Beautifully […]

Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick […]

Teatum Jones A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie

Teatum Jones: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Teatum Jones presented their ‘Once Upon an Innocence’ collection for A/W 2012 in Liberty of London's luxurious Heritage Suite on Saturday 18th February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Teatum Jones A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie Away from the busy rush of Somerset House, away from the mobs of photographers, willing subjects and flashing lights, Teatum Jones chose to […]

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai

Shao Yen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We review Central Saint Martin’s graduate Shao Yen’s exquisitely minimal presentation for A/W 2012, shown at the Freemason’s Hall on Saturday the 18th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai Taiwanese-born Shao Yen is no stranger to success. This knitwear graduate has caught the eye of other designers such as Nicola Formichetti, created […]

Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 by Helena Maratheftis

Sister by SIBLING: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Sister by SIBLING packed a sequined, neon-leopard printed punch in their A/W 2012 collection presentation at the Portico Rooms on the 18th February, 2012 for London Fashion Week.

Written by Alia Gargum

Sister by Sibling A/W 2012 by Gaarte Twinsets, cardigans, and crew-neck jumpers were all over this Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 collection, but not as you’ve seen them before. One […]

Jean-Pierre Braganza AW 2012 by Catherine Meadows

Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza's darkly sensual A/W 2012 Chandelierium collection referenced Victorian regality at the Embankment Gallery Space, shown on Friday the 17th February 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2012 by Catherine Meadows Although Chandelierium was inspired by ‘the sensuality of being covered’ and Victorian women driven to madness by the repression of their concealing clothes, […]

Simeon Farrar by Madi

Simeon Farrar, The Great British Summertime: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

London-based Designer and Artist Simeon Farrar talks about his journey from Art to Fashion and back again, his current S/S 2012 collection ‘The Great British Summertime’ and what we can look forward to from the label next season.

Written by Alia Gargum

Simeon Farrar S/S 2012 by Madi Illustrates What began as an ‘art experiment’ by London-based Simeon Farrar has now turned into a successful fashion label; winning not only international acclaim […]

An interview with illustrator Gareth A Hopkins, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Gareth A Hopkins is a name that regular Amelia's Magazine readers will recognise as a long term contributing illustrator. He also appears in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration and has been busy with all sorts of interesting projects in 2011, including The Intercorstal, Chelmsford Arts Trail and London Fashion Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shinsuke Mitsuoka by Gareth A Hopkins. Gareth A Hopkins is surely one of the most committed and original contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, producing many illustrations of consistently good quality over […]

Flik Hall: New S/S 2012 Season Presentation Preview and Interview

Thursday 20th October saw the presentation of Flik Hall’s S/S 2012 collection at Vyner Street Gallery, East London. The event delivered a show-stopping collection, with Flik shifting from AW’s sharp style to a more romanticised feel for the new season. 

Written by Sarah Deane

Flik Hall S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson.   Flik Hall is becoming a bit of a regular here at Amelia’s, and is it any wonder when the Central Saint Martins […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Kingston MA

The Kingston MA Fashion Presentation returned once again to Vauxhall Fashion Scout this season and featured some fiddly, scented and even mouldy fashion! Held at Freemasons' Hall on Friday 16th September.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse by Alia Gargum Located in Kingston upon Thames, buy South West London, more about Kingston University London doesn’t seem to have a buzzing reputation for academia. But with […]

A Trip to Venice with Swatch

Last week I was invited to Venice courtesy of Swatch. It was a chance to visit the Venice Biennale for the first time and find out more about Swatch's most recent collaboration with French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. All of this in spectacular style!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Venice by Sally Jane Thompson. It’s quite something to be utterly spoilt on a press trip. It doesn’t happen to me often and in fact it’s only in the last […]

Christian Blanken SS12 by Gareth A Hopkins

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Christian Blanken

In his own words, Christian Blanken creates designs that are 'clean, tailored, sharp, luxe and modern, not sweet!'. He did however present his own version of sweet for S/S 2012 at the Portico Rooms in Somerset House, but with a razor-sharp and wearable edge.

Written by Alia Gargum

Christian Blanken S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins This presentation in particular was enjoyable from the start. Away from the rush and fuss of the main tent, pharmacy I went […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: PPQ

Hmm, how best to finish a back-to-back day of shows on day one of fashion week? With a PPQ party, of course! It was all about the 1990s at their catwalk show at Somerset House on Friday 16 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

PPQ S/S 2012, pharm illustrated by Tina Reidy What a difference a season makes. This time six months ago I was still moaning to my insufferable friends about how I […]

Jean Pierre Braganza SS 12  by t.reidy

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Jean-Pierre Braganza

Jean-Pierre Braganza showed his Spring/Summer 2012 collection Praxis in the BFC tents at LFW. In the crowd were fashion writing legends Colin McDowell and Hilary Alexander, who was spotted scribbling away over sculptural lines paired with some very high heels.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2012 illustration by t.reidy This show was definitely a bit of a calmer affair from the start, pharmacy which can’t be said for every show at […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Leutton Postle

On the 16th of September 2011 the winners of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award revealed their intricate new work at Freemasons Hall. Meet new knitwear designer duo Leutton Postle.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Leutton Postle LFW S/S12 illustration by Alia Gargum Upon checking some of Leutton Postle’s previous work I became really excited about the prospect of going to see their first London […]

Jasper Garvida: London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview, part two

The second part of the Jasper Garvida London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 preview interview! Jasper talks about his inspiration for the new collection.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jasper Garvida illustration from the S/S 2012 collection A main inspiration for the S/S 2012 collection is the painting Autour d’un Point by Frantisek Kupka, visit this which gave the […]

Jasper Garvida: London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview, part one

An interview with the talented, warm and hospitable womenswear designer Jasper Garvida over a cup of tea, just before he reveals his upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jasper Garvida S/S 2012 illustration by Aliyah Hussain There is nothing I love more than a designer that approaches their creations like an artist about to create a masterpiece that’s […]


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