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LFW 09 – Julian J Smith S/S2010 – Colour Block Party!

On|Off London Fashion Week 2009

Written by Matt Bramford

Instead of tucking in with the family for Sunday lunch, a healthy crowd viewed Justin J Smith’s debut ready-to-wear collection. Royal College of Art graduate Julian has previously worked with […]

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Julia Smith Interview

Fashion Designer

Written by Jennifer McNulty

Emerging fashion designer Julia Smith is showing at this season’s London Fashion Week with her ethically produced, completely on trend and interesting designs. She has also created a ‘Made in […]

Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase 2013: New Talent at London Fashion Week S/S 2014

A stunning array of new talent was on display at the Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase, shown at Freemasons' Hall on Sunday 15th September 2013.

Written by Kerry Flint

Xiao Li S/S 2014 by xplusyequals. A rainy Sunday London Fashion Week afternoon was spent uncovering a treasure trove of new talent at the Fashion Scout Graduate Presentation at Freemason’s […]

Free Range at the Truman Brewery: Best of the Rest Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

The best photography at Free Range from Farnham Foto Flux, University of West London, Barking and Dagenham College, New College Swindon and Cleveland College of Art and Design. All in one hefty blog!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Chris Spackman’s Unstill Life. There was so much to see at the Free Range photography shows that I’ve decided to amalgamate the rest or I fear I will never get […]

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5 essential things you need to get started with Rubber Stamping, and other thoughts from artist/author Stephen Fowler

Rubber Stamping is a wonderful introduction to this underrated art, and a definitive guide to it's variety and uses. Find out how you can get started in this unique art form in this exclusive interview with Stephen Fowler!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Artist Stephen Fowler publishes his seminal book on the art of Rubber Stamping this month with Laurence King: a complete guide to printing with rubber stamps as well as a […]

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London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Graduate Catwalk Show 2014

This year's LCF BA Graduate show had it all - from ethereal painted white sheets to coats made from nails. Here's a rundown…

Written by Matt Bramford

LCF BA Graduate Collection by Ruri Watanabe A whole three weeks ago, while trying to wade through 10,000 London Collections: Men photographs and write up show reports, I went to […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Well Said Illustration Degree Show 2013 Review

This year Camberwell illustration graduates held their Well Said show in The Rag Factory, just off East London's Brick Lane. Here's what I found.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nigh on a month ago the latest batch of talented graduates from the Camberwell College of Arts illustration degree course put on their standalone show at The Rag Factory, a […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2011 Gala Awards Show: The Winners

The Gala Awards for Graduate Fashion Week were a hotbed of young graduate talent... and numerous TOWIE cast members. Top awards went to Rory Longdon, Marissa Owen and the wonderfully named Felix Wolodymyr Chabluk Smith.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rory Longdon was a worthy winner of the Graduate Fashion Week 2011 George Gold Award. Okay, it’s a gold award, I geddit already. Just over two weeks ago I was […]

Sorted London Exhibition Review: featuring Jo Cheung, Thomas Leadbetter, Eleanor Bedlow, Lucy Wragg, Sean Burtenshaw and more

A new crop of creative talent are showcasing the best of their new work at the East Gallery on Brick Lane until Thursday 16th June. Why not pop in and take a look? But first a sneak preview of the best art on display.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You and Me by Jo Cheung. Sorted is the brainchild of Westminster Illustration graduate Lucy Wragg, whose work first impressed me at the degree show last year. Since then she’s […]

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Music: Interview with Alessi’s Ark

She released her first album aged 17, now nearly 21, Alessi has since moved to Bella Union, an independent label and is on the brink of releasing her latest album; Time Travel. Here follows an interview with the singer/songwriter.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach We trudged through the mud. The boys were hungry and desperate to hit the falafel joint, whilst I was yanking on my boyfriend’s arm, telling him […]

Dame Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – 2011

Here's our illustrated tribute to Hollywood legend, silver screen icon and humanitarian Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Matilde Sazio It came as a bit of a shock on Tuesday when I heard the news that Love Sensation superstar Loleatta Holloway had died. I remember my […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: The Ozwald Boateng Extravaganza

Closing London Fashion Week, Ozwald Boateng celebrated 25 years in fashion with an all singin' all dancin' display at the Odeon, Leicester Square - with illustrations by Stéphanie Thieullent

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Stéphanie Thieullent So then – the circus was finally over! The tent was in the process of being taken down, designers were queuing for cabs with their collections […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Bryce Aime

A review of the Bryce Aime S/S 2011 catwalk show at On/Off during London Fashion Week.

Written by Lauren Smith

Illustrations by Gabriel Ayala Random celebrity spot of the day had to go to Janice Dickinson – who sat botoxed to the max in the front row at Bryce Aime. […]

Latitude 2010: Chelsea College of Art and Design Catwalk Review

A review of the Chelsea College of Art and Design Graduate Fashion Show held on the Waterfront Stage and featuring designers Bethan Smith, Sorcha Herbert, Charmaine Dresser, Ellen Chatelain and Shawana Grosvenor.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bethan Smith by Krister Selin. On Friday afternoon I nestled in rushes amongst the clacking grasshoppers and giggling tweenies to watch the Latitude graduate fashion shows, played out along a […]

Latitude Festival 2010: Waterfront Graduate Fashion Shows Preview

We're really quite excited about this new addition to Latitude Festival: special lakeside catwalk shows from Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art and Design graduates.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bethan Smith by Dee Andrews. This year, for the first time, Latitude Festival will be hosting repeat runs of the graduate fashion shows from Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College […]

Bella Union Label Night at the Union Chapel

In the hallowed and intimate setting of this North London institution, four performances send shivers down our spine

Written by Rachel Clare

Bella Union are one of those labels who quietly release album after album of quality music, waylaying the hype and bullshit that so often surrounds major labels’ releases and concentrating […]

Change Form Collective Ubiquitous: University of West England (Bristol)’s Fashion Show

The UWE's students present their fashion collections to the folk of Bristol before heading off to Graduate Fashion Week next week... Siobhan Fagan checks it out!

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Alexxsia Elizabeth, illustrated by Jenny Robins Despite my skills in fashion design being pretty appalling (as discovered in 2005 when I bravely decided to take on A Level Fashion) I’ve […]

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Tate Shots: Jared Schiller’s Dream Job

Have you heard of a new online venture showcasing every month a series of videos on Tate exhibitions and contemporary artists? Tate Shots' Jared Schiller tells Amelia's readers about living the dream.

Written by Jared Schiller

Jared Schiller with David Byrne All photographs and videos courtesy of Tate Shots except where otherwise stated. Back in 2002 whilst still a skint student, I started what was then […]

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