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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 might …
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 only …
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 waited …
Uncivilisation, The Dark Mountain Festival returns between 19th-21st August 2011. In this candid interview co-organiser Dougald Hine reflects on a turbulent year and why it's so important that hearts and minds meet up once more.Written by Amelia Gregory
Dark Mountain issue 2 cover by Rima Staines.
What have you been doing since the last Uncivilisation Festival? It’s been over a year and I presume you’ve been suitably busy…
Yes, last …
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 I’m …
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 …
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, textures …
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 flits …
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 logistical …
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 party …
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 my …
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 super …
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
Osman Yousefzada showed …
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 Garden …
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 …
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 since …
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 …
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; but …
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 Magazine …
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 fashion …
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