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Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Naomi Law

Naomi Law, also known as NimLawDraws, created wonderful images of Jessica Bumpus from Vogue, Fiona of Save Our Shoes, photographer Liz Johnson-Artur, Michelle Urvall Nyren, 6 Day Riot, and Amelia's Mag fashion editors Jonno Ovans, Matt Bramford and Sally Mumby-Croft. All from images taken at the ACOFI launch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jessica Bumpus of Vogue gets the Naomi Law treatment. Here’s her blog in case you missed it previously. Naomi Law has taken a rather circuitous route towards the land of […]

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Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal – A Documentary by Naomi Smyth

An interview with the lady behind the camera, on the circus that occupies unused buildings around the city of Bristol and brings the community together through breathtaking artistic, sensory liberation! From small shows and squatting, to the enormous CarnyVille, and going 'legit'; the Invisible Circus are something else.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Milly I’m reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen at the moment. It’s a book about the train travelling circus, set in prohibition era America. The story […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Osman (by Naomi)

Osman displays his unique ability to make bold, bright colours look sophisticated… and then totally ruins it by using fur. Illustrations by Kerri-Ann Hulme, Madi Illustrates, Rachel Lewis, Antonia Parker, Alexandra Rolfe and Donya Todd!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Antonia Parker Over at Osman, sleek silhouettes glided gracefully down the beautiful blue ink-blotched catwalk on models sporting blunt Cleopatra bobs with eyelash-skimming fringes. Illustrations by Alexandra Rolfe […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Masha Ma (by Naomi)

Amelia's Mag fave Masha Ma returns with her second solo collection at Fashion Scout… with fabulous illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith, Avril Kelly, Maria Papadimitriou and Natasha Thompson!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Natasha Thompson Autumn Winter 2011’s ‘DeCon’ is the second collection Masha Ma has shown at Vauxhall Fashion Scout; her MA collection was bought by bStore and she has […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: KTZ

Could one of my favourite labels top their A/W 2011 outing? KTZ sought inspiration from Africa this season, showing as part of the Menswear line-up at Somerset House on Wednesday 21 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ S/S 2012 by Krister Selin So this is my final fashion week post, for this season at least. If you’ve read all my others (of course you have) you […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: Christopher Shannon

Christopher Shannon made a glorious return to Menswear Day at fashion week, with Hasidic hair-dos and covetable Madras patterns, showing once again in the BFC tent at Somerset House.

Written by Matt Bramford

Christopher Shannon S/S 2012 by Michelle Urvall Nyrén I’d received two standing tickets for Christopher Shannon‘s S/S 2012 show; the first show I would see on glorious menswear day. I […]

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, 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 had […]

Colchester School of Art, Design and Media: Ba Fashion and Textiles 2011 Graduate Fashion Week Review

Lovely fashion textiles from Marie Chandler, Elan Nye and Rebecca Odubanjo on the very well put together Colchester stand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rebecca Odubanjo by Naomi Law. I haven’t written anything about the stuff I saw on the stands at Graduate Fashion Week – sometimes I suffer from real information overload, and […]

The ACOFI Book Tour closes at Tatty Devine in Brick Lane

On Tuesday 7th June I held the very last date on the ACOFI book tour at Tatty Devine's Brick Lane shop. It was a super busy and wonderful night, a chance for all sorts of creatives to meet and get inspired. With a little biscuit decorating help from Biscuiteers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Okay, I admit it, it’s taken me over three weeks to get around to writing about my final date on the ACOFI Book Tour… but it was all part of […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2011 Gala Awards Show: Womenswear Knitwear and Tailoring

Monochrome ruled for the new wave of womenswear graduates. Standout collections from award winner Rory Longdon, Ume Sacraine and Charlotte Waters. Fun stuff too, from the likes of Rachel Cogley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlotte Waters by Claire Kearns. Now for the real meat of the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards show… the womenswear on show. Here are those designers who concentrated on tailoring, […]

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

Masha Ma showed DeCon at Fashion Scout on Sunday 20th February 2011. It was once again a highlight of the season... I'm just gutted I didn't have a better view...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Masha Ma A/W 2011 by Natsuki Otani. Masha Ma is undoubtedly one of my very favourite designers right now so it was with utmost dismay that I encountered a major […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration Launch Party: The Movie

The wonderful Sally Mumby-Croft has put together a beautiful movie reminder of the launch party for ACOFI, held on Friday 28th January 2011. With music provided by the wondrous 6 Day Riot. Thankyou!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sally Mumby-Croft at the ACOFI launch with Jonno and Matt. Illustration by Naomi Law. Former Amelia’s Magazine art editor Sally Mumby-Croft put together this stunning movie reminder of the launch […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Cooperative Designs (by Amelia)

Cooperative Designs create amazing knitwear for real women. Their new It's Alright collection for A/W 2011 was a rave inspired stunner, shown in the vaults of the RSA.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cooperative Designs A/W 2011 by Natsuki Otani. Last season I was incredibly gutted to miss the Cooperative Designs presentation – such were the glowing reports on our website. But in […]

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

Osman showed on Sunday 20th February 2011 at the BFC Tent, Somerset House. It was a supremely elegant collection that featured a gorgeous injection of bright colours.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Osman A/W 2011 by Ellie Sutton. Osman. Not a name that I’m overly familiar with, although we have frequently written about designer Osman Yousefzada. He’s trained the likes of the […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashley Isham

Celeb favourite Ashley Isham showed at the new On|Off venue to throngs of famous people, like, erm, Brendan Cole from Strictly Come Dancing. Nice frocks though. Illustrations by Jo Cheung, Sanna Dyker and Madi Illustrates!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Sanna Dyker On the evening of Friday 18th February, after a brief sprint via Freemasons Hall to collect my tickets, I arrived at Mercer Street Studios in Covent […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jazzkatze

Tokyo-born Central Saint Martins graduate Ayumi Sufu, aka Jazzkatze, presents her debut collection at Fashion Scout - and it's good. Illustrations by Gareth A Hopkins, Stéphanie Thieullent and YesGo!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins After being amazed by Masha Ma, I had a short break before heading back into the Freemasons Hall to see Jazzkatze’s A/W 2011 collection. I […]

Silversmith me: Jewellery upcycling workshop at the Papered Parlour

Grandma’s brooch with the broken pin is no longer confined to the jewellery box, but swinging on a chain in its new life as a necklace. The Papered Parlour’s silversmithing class is full of little histories given a new lease of life. With illustrations by Naomi Law, Madi and Avril Kelly.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Avril Kelly There’s something about coming out of the Tube in an area where you’ve never been before. I realise this is an extremely London-centric point, but bear […]

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

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, 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, maybe; […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party photos: meet Liz Johnson-Artur

We've worked together since way before the dawn of Amelia's Magazine. Meet Liz Johnson-Artur: a fabulous photographer who still shoots on film. She's answered a quick Q&A alongside the last photos from my ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tamara Cincik and Amelia Gregory at the ACOFI launch by Liz Johnson-Artur. Liz Johnson-Artur and myself go back a loooong way. In the days when I was interning at Arena […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Michelle Urvall Nyrén

Michelle Urvall Nyrén captured three different Ellies in watercolour perfection: Ellie Good of Egg Mag, Ellie Loughran of Pretty Much Penniless and Ellie Broughton. Plus Zoë Robinson, Naomi Law, Philippa Dunn of House of Illustration and Tamara Cincik.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ellie Loughran of Pretty Much Penniless was beautifully turned out. And her blog about the event is absolutely stunning – what wonderful images! Michelle Urvall Nyrén is as elegant in […]


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