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Katie Antoniou

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Katie would like to learn how to sew a quilt that looks like a scrabble board, read tarot cards and move things with her mind, but unfortunately she is too busy trying to be a real-life writer. She hopes that we run out of oil… read more

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu (by Katie)

The King of Hair lived up to expectations with another controversial catwalk show inspired by wartime Berlin and the movie 'Carrie'. Illustrations by Artist Andrea

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Andrea Peterson, aka Artist Andrea Charlie Le Mindu’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ catwalk show was packed with journalists, photographers and front row candy like Daphne Guinness and Diane Pernet, lots of […]

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

In a striking antidote to the dark, minimalist palettes of some A/W collections, Jeff Garner's 'Artist Wonderment' was the highlight of my first day at LFW. Inspired by the court of Louis XV, this is not fashion for the faint hearted, but it combines all my personal priorities; ethical production, theatricality and a modern twist on a historical theme. Illustrations by Ankolie.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustrations by Ankolie. Even the invitation to this show had me excited; detail of a vintage toile print on a fabric corset lined with vintage style brass buttons and the […]

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Inbar Spector: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Sunday 20th February Israeli designer Inbar Spector presented her A/W 2012 collection at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout, impressing the audience with more of her signature rich fabrics, crinolines and ruffles - all complemented by jewelled headpieces designed by Lara Jensen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Inbar Spector AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan I first came across an Inbar Spector dress on a ‘wall’ created by Gabby Young and Katie Antoniou’s Gabberdashery for Supermarket Sarah. It […]

Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Saturday: Stornoway, Gabby Young, Caitlin Rose and Mud!

Saturday was marred by sporadic heavy rain showers, but that didn't put a dampener on the amazing Larmer Tree line up: highlights included Gabby Young, Stornoway, Caitlin Rose and Gary Stewart.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis at Larmer Tree. All photography by Amelia Gregory. By Saturday the rain had well and truly settled in at Larmer Tree Festival and it was […]

The Papered Parlour: Fashion in the Age of Austerity

Fashion in the Age of Austerity brought together a whole host of top notch ethical fashionistas to ask the question: is fashion wearing out the planet? Held at the V&A Museum of Childhood on Thursday 3rd March 2011.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

  Fashion in the Age of Austerity, organised by the Papered Parlour, combined so many exciting elements that I don’t quite know where to begin. It was in the most wonderful […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu (by Amelia)

More outrageous genius and full frontal fannies from Charlie Le Mindu, showing Berlin Syndrome at On/Off on Sunday 20th February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie Le Mindu by Andrea Peterson aka Artist Andrea. Charlie Le Mindu has already done massive headpieces and copious nudity… what could possibly be next? How about dripping blood, Nazi […]

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

Jasper Garvida showed his A/W 2011 collection Le Baiser at Freemasons Hall on Friday 18th February 2011. Here's my review with illustrations by Maria Papadimitriou, Madi, Sandra Contreras and newcomer Toni Bowater.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jasper Garvida A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. As anyone who attends the shows will know, guessing who has priority tickets is always an amusing game. Is it the gold star? […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011; Streetstyle: Frontrow Showstoppers

A selection of some of the most striking faces and bubbliest personalities on the LFW scene.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Photographs by Katie Antoniou The pages of glossies, newspapers,blogs and even whole books are testament to the rise of the ‘streetstyle snapper’; being papped by Facehunter and co is now […]

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 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

Craig Lawrence continues his development of alternative knitwear, using materials like cellophane in shades of the night.Intricately knitted tights and fierce footwear made this a presentation to remember. Illustrations by Jo Cheung.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Jo Cheung Presentations are funny things; done badly they can leave you feeling a bit underwhelmed, but done well they can be even more effective than a big […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jacob Kimmie

Combining classical influences with a 90s gothic touch, Jacob Kimmie kept us entertained with a diverse collection.Oh, and two near naked men in tulle nappies. Illustrations by Avril Kelly

Written by Katie Antoniou

Waiting around for shows to start is one of the less interesting parts of London Fashion Week- unless of course you’re at Jacob Kimmie’s show where the designer had considerately […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Temperley London

Temperley London celebrated their tenth year in business with a sublime show at The British Museum. Some designers might fear being outshone by such a spectacular venue, but Alice's designs had no trouble stealing the show. Illustrations by Gilly Rochester, Gemma Milly, Donya Todd and Joana Faria

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Gilly Rochester I have always been a huge fan of Alice Temperley; in fact my whole family has, with both my 19 year old sister and my mother […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jasper Garvida

Jasper Garvida managed to combine avant garde textures and accessories with wearable prints and sophisticated yet sexy backless dresses. Illustrations by Artist Andrea.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Andrea Peterson, aka Artist Andrea. I was very nervous about Jasper’s show, as I adored his Spring/Summer collection so much that I was worried my expectations would be […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Zarina Liew

Zarina Liew also goes under the nom de plume Cobalt Cafe. This one time corporate marketeer produced the most fabulous fashion plates from the ACOFI launch: everyone from Tatty Devine, Gabby Young, Katie Antoniou and Holly Springett to Louisa Lau of Cent Magazine and Matilda of the Ecologist. Gaze upon them and gasp.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My wonderful girls, Rosie and Harriet of Tatty Devine, who created the lovely Cutlass Necklace for my party. Zarina Liew looked oh so casual during the afternoon launch party – […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Exhibition Review: Headonism

Florence Massey delves into Headonism at the Embankment Galleries with stunning creations from Piers Atkinson, J Smith Esquire and Little Shilpa! Illustrations by Kellie Black and Yelena Bryksenkova complete the creative explosion of talent...

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration of Piers Atkinson by Kellie Black The Headonism exhibition is hidden in the Embankment Galleries on the lower ground floor of Somerset house, behind the BFC tent. I’ve been […]

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 […]

Tatty Devine and Supermarket Sarah Launch Party!

Supermarket Sarah joins forces with Tatty Devine at their Brick Lane store in East London, bringing her unique merchandising with her…

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustrations by Jenny Costello With businesses struggling to survive through the recession armageddon, a few innovative individuals are thriving, using their imagination and collaborations with other creatives to succeed. Sarah […]

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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 […]

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