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Electronic Sheep

An Interview with Knitwear Designers Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany of Electronic Sheep

Do fashionistas dream of Electronic Sheep? We get up close and personal with this exciting knitwear brand.

Written by Jessica Cook

Known for their knitwear scarves, Electronic Sheep has carved itself a place in the market with its distinctive designs. Named after the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of […]

Helen Lovelee’s life lessons: An art exhibition about sustainability

Resourcefulness and respect for nature is the topic of the beautiful and lovingly crafted drawings in Helen Lovelee’s first solo exhibition, ‘Open your eyes, look around you and watch out’.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Helen Lovelee’s art is a powerful mix of bold and subtle at the same time; on the one hand you have strong ideas and thick lines, whereas on the other […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Maria Francesca Pepe (by Helen)

I can't say that I wasn't a tiny bit afraid as I walked around the presentation at Freemasons Hall on Tuesday. But when you lost yourself a bit, it was liable to transfix. So here is; 'Fortuna' - Virtue has a veil, vice a mask (Victor Hugo)...

Written by Helen Martin

MariaFrancescaPepe LFW A/W 2011. Illustration by Abby Wright. It was extremely dark in that first room. Save for a few lamps casting red strips of a blood-like glow. Certain points […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode No.3 Carlotta Actis Barone (by Helen)

In the final of my Fashion Mode Show posts, Carlotta Actis Barone uses beautiful pieces to make a political point on seal fur.

Written by Helen Martin

LFW A/W 2011 Carlotta Actis Barone Collection. Illustration by Abby Wright Well the third of Fashion Mode’s designers this Sunday was simply put: stunningly pretty and explosive. Frosted make up, […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Helen)

This show was a beauty of grand proportions. Inspired by Louis XV and featuring cactus silk, and the quilts of Lola; designer, Jeff Garner's grandmother. I adored it. And I found my wedding dress at the end.

Written by Helen Martin

Prophetik LFW A/W 20011 Collection illustration by Gemma Milly A long queue waited for me outside of Freemason’s Hall. Initially I considered sauntering in through the door I first came […]

Latitude 2010: Central Saint Martins Catwalk Review

Central Saint Martins fashion graduates Zoe Sherwood, Anne Karine Thorbjoernsen, Sabrina Bryntesson, Lee Brown, Felipe Rojas Llanos and Sorcha O’Raghallaigh showcase their graduate collections on the Waterfront Stage.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Central Saint Martins followed swiftly on from the Chelsea College of Art and Design’s graduate collections. Again, lemme know if I’ve not credited your designs! I loved the big fluffy […]

Central Saint Martins BA Graduate Fashion Show

Forty graduates from Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Design presented their final collections at York Hall on Tuesday 1 June 2010… with photography by Matt Bramford

Written by Sophie Hill

Eloise Jephson, illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova 40 graduates showed their work at the Central Saint Martins BA Degree Show this year, combining eccentric creativity with well-mastered skill. From wild African […]

An interview with illustrator Emma Block, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

The beautiful collages of Emma Block have been wowing Amelia's Magazine readers since 2010, and since appearing in ACOFI she has embarked on numerous other exciting projects. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carlotta Gherzi A/W 2011 by Emma Block. I’ve been working with Emma Block since 2010, when her beautiful work first started to appear in Amelia’s Magazine. Since graduating this summer […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Emilio de la Morena (by Amelia)

Emilio de la Morena showed an elegant collection that featured the most wonderful use of this seasons colour: luscious delicious brightest red. At the BFC tent on Tuesday 22nd February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2011 by Sandra Contreras. Emilio de la Morena really took this season’s colour to heart, and then some. His sleekly elegant aesthetic was emphasised by […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Maria Francesca Pepe (by Amelia)

With the Fortuna collection Maria Francesca Pepe straddles high end conceptual showpiece fashion and the world of commercial jewellery. Shown at Fashion Scout on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Maria Francesca Pepe by Karla Pérez Manrique. At the entrance there stood a horned model, arms crossed and lycra-ed legs askance. Face masked. Model or mannequin? It wasn’t immediately obvious. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Amelia)

Jeff Garner opened Vauxhall Fashion Scout with his Artist Wonderment collection on Friday 18th February. This is our FOURTH blog about his lovely catwalk show. Yes really. With yet more wonderful illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Prophetik A/W 2011 by Gilly Rochester. I will confess now. I may have gone over the top. Yes, this blog is positively popping at the seams with illustrations. And it’s […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 catwalk review: Amanda Wakeley (by Jess)

Tailored or floaty, Amanda Wakeley delivered grown-up fashion in elegant black, white and orange to an appreciative audience, plus one excited Fashion Week newbie. With illustrations by Sarah Alfarhan, Mina Bach, Yelena Bryksenkova and Sandra Contreras.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova Rocking up to London Fashion Week for the first time on Day Five feels a bit like having overslept for work: you’re constantly trying to catch […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party … by Jess

Finally and after much ado, Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration got its much-deserved launch party. Guests were in for a whirlwind of colour and creativity - just like you get with the book itself.

Written by Jessica Furseth

All photography of Lily Vanilli goodies by Sally Mumby-Croft. “So what do you do for Amelia?” a gentleman partygoer asks me. I tell him I’m one of her writers, and […]

My Best Albums of 2010

Including albums from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Golden Filter, Our Broken Garden, 6 Day Riot and Peggy Sue. All delightfully illustrated too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Best Albums of 2010 by LJG Art & Illustration. Last year I discovered a whole slew of marvellous new albums. So I thought I would round them up before we […]

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Ahoy there Amelia’s Magazine! What’s your fave Christmas song?

After yesterday's post on fabulous Christmas songs, here Helen Martin asks contributors of Amelia's Magazine: What's your favourite Christmas song and why?

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam Back with post two on Christmas music. I hope post one was enlightening. Now let’s see what the chaps at Amelia’s Magazine love to listen to […]

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Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2014 Review

Entrancing works of art by many new artists, shown from 12-15th of June in leafy Hampstead. Read on for inspiration!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Friday my good friend Helen of East End Prints persuaded me to join her in a trip to the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, taking advantage of our lovely […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Somerset House exhibition stands report

Lots of super pretty jewellery and some other great finds at the Somerset House exhibition stands, and beyond...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Before I finish my coverage of London Fashion Week for another season here is a quick pictorial round up of my favourite exhibition finds… gathered from the exhibition space at […]

Hellen Van Rees: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Preview Interview

New writer Jessica Cook chats to designer Hellen van Rees prior to the launch of her A/W 2013 collection at LFW this weekend.

Written by Jessica Cook

Helen Van Rees A/W 2013 by Claire Kearns Up-and-coming Dutch fashion and textile designer Hellen van Rees is presenting her independent collection SQUARE3 ANGLE: THE TRANSFORMATION at London Fashion Week […]

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Emilio de La Morena: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Emilio de la Morena presented a strong, sensual and unmistakably Spanish A/W 2012 collection in The Gallery Show Space at Somerset House for London Fashion Week on Tuesday 21st February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns Before this show I hadn’t heard of the originally Spanish Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Emilio de la Morena, but knew I […]

Camberwell College of Arts Illustration MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: part two

More lovely work from the Camberwell MA illustration graduates. Including Amelia's Anthology of Illustration contributor Helen Dodsworth, Tuba Yalcinkaya, Suya Zhang and Wei Gan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Helen Dodsworth. Following on from my first Camberwell MA Illustration review, here’s the rest of the illustration talent that I spotted at this years graduate show. Helen Dodsworth […]


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