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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 …

Topman Design: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Topman Design showcased its A/W 2014 collection at the Old Sorting Office on Monday 6 January, complete with REAL CATWALK RAIN.

Written by Matt Bramford

Topman Design A/W 2014 by Dom&Ink
It was raining, men at the Old Sorting Office on Monday for my first show of this (awkwardly branded) London Collections: Men A/W 2014 season …

Kay Kwok: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

With the backing of GQ China, Kay Kwok staged his first on-schedule menswear show at London Collections: Men on Sunday 16 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Kay Kwok S/S 2014 by Gabriel Ayala
Kay Kwok was actually my first show of the London Collections: Men S/S 2014 schedule. When I turned up on the Sunday morning, I …

Ravensbourne: Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Catwalk Review

Burger bags, bondage, the Venga Boys and so much more - Ravensbourne delivered a 40-minute-long treat at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 3 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Francesca Valorsa
As Northumbria University alumni, I haven’t missed one of their Graduate Fashion Week shows in the last eight years. Sadly, I broke this record this time around …

Constructive Studio: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Preview Interview

Introducing the brand new fashion and home interiors collection from Constructive Studio: a collaboration between graphic designer Craig Yamey and fashion designer Ian Scott Kettle.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Constructive Studio is a brand new label launching this season, a collaboration between graphic designer Craig Yamey and fashion designer Ian Scott Kettle, who discovered a mutual love of street …

Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part one

First round up of my favourite illustrators showing at RARE earlier this summer - including quite a few who've contributed to Amelia's Magazine: Lorna Scobie, Hannah Simpson and Rebecca Elves.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My graduate reviews are now running legendarily late – sorry, that’s what adding a baby to the mix does. But never fear I haven’t given up – there’s a crop …

An interview with Pati Yang plus free download of Wires and Sparks

I've had Pati Yang's impossibly catchy tune Wires and Sparks going round and round in my head, so I decided to find out more about this talented Polish musician. And what a story she has to tell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pati Yang by Daria Hlazatova.
You’ve had an extremely interesting life – starting with six years on tour as a youngster with your dad’s punk band – how did that influence …

Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick …

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Good Fashion Show: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February a new eco fashion exhibition took place at the London House. The Good Fashion Show was a brave attempt to bring ethical fashion to the masses, but failed to present some great ethical brands in the stylish context they deserve to be seen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Good Fashion Show AW 2012 by Antonia Parker
Following on the footsteps of other London Fashion Week off-schedule showrooms which focus on ethical fashion, such as Ecoluxe London, The Good Fashion …

Ones to Watch Men: Tobefrank and Julian Zigerli: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review

In the first of two reports from the Ones to Watch Men show, take a look at Julian Zigerli and Tobefrank, showing their collections at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue on Wednesday 22 February.

Written by Matt Bramford

Technical drawing from Julian Zigerli A/W 2012, courtesy of Julian Zigerli
As if the blossoming on-schedule menswear day line-up wasn’t enough, Ones to Watch Men at Vauxhall Fashion Scout presents four …

KTZ: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

My favourites - KTZ - made an impact on the last day of womenswear shows at Somerset House on Tuesday 21 February. This season: New Romantics, religious symbols, stars and constellations and tartan. LOTS of tartan.

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ A/W 2012 by Lorna Leigh Harrington
Regular readers of my London Fashion Week reviews (Hi mum, sorry I haven’t called, been busy) will know that I absolutely adore KTZ. If …

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai

Shao Yen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We review Central Saint Martin’s graduate Shao Yen’s exquisitely minimal presentation for A/W 2012, shown at the Freemason’s Hall on Saturday the 18th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai
Taiwanese-born Shao Yen is no stranger to success. This knitwear graduate has caught the eye of other designers such as Nicola Formichetti, created a …

Mary Katrantzou: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Standing ticket? Pft. Never mind; I'd do a handstand for an hour if forced, if it meant I got to see the wondrous Mary Katrantzou dazzle the crowds - as I did on Tuesday 21 February at the Old Billingsgate Newgen venue…

Written by Matt Bramford

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2012 by Janneke de Jong
Allow me to depict the glamour of fashion week for you. My friends go green with envy when I say I’m ‘doing’ fashion …

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Alice Lee: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February 2012, Alice Lee presented their new A/W 2012 collection. Citing the work of pre-Raphaelite poet Dante as an influence, they pleased once again with their mastery of knitwear.

Written by Miranda Williams

Alice Lee by Claire Kearns
I had been emailing back and forth with Alice Smith a few days before the Alice Lee A/W 2012 show, trying to get a preview finished …

Review of Vault at The Old Vic Tunnels: Don’t Stray From The Path and The Furies

Heritage Arts has programmed a three week run of new theatre in the latest part of The Old Vic Tunnels to be opened to the public. Here I review two very different shows from the opening night.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Wonder Club. All photography by Amelia Gregory.
The dank brick arches beneath Waterloo have become something of a a destination du jour, thanks to The Old Vic’s requisitioning of them. …

Film Review: Dreams of a Life, and interview with photographer Lottie Davis: creator of Dreams of Your Life

Dreams of a Life follows the life, and death, of Joyce Carol Vincent, who lay undiscovered in her bedsit above a busy shopping mall. Photographer Lottie Davies was commissioned to produce an accompanying artwork that identifies with the key themes of the film.

Written by Amelia Gregory

She was my age when she died, just 38, and no one who knew her expected the badly decomposed corpse to be their friend Joyce Carol Vincent: here in lies …

An interview with Stratis Kastrisianakis, co-founder of Nakedbutsafe magazine

Principal Colour have just introduced me to one of their newest clients: a very exciting art, fashion and photography magazine, straight out of Greece. Meet Stratis Kastrisianakis and Manos Samartzis, creators with principles. We like.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nakedbutsafe magazine is a beautiful new arts, fashion and photography magazine with a conscience, produced in Greece, printed in the UK at Principal Colour, and available worldwide. Co-founder Stratis Kastrisianakis …

An interview with graphic designer Simon Loxley, creator of the Ultrabold magazine for St Bride Library

Graphic designer Simon Loxley describes the highlights of his career, and what it's like to create a new magazine from scratch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designer Simon Loxley is a multi-talented print designer and writer who has worked on some fantastic projects over the years, including the creation of the beautiful Ultrabold magazine for the …

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Olga Szynkarczuk

Olga Szynkarczuk's fabulous BIOmimicry collection was shown on Sunday 30th October on the Off Out Of Schedule catwalk: brilliantly inventive and on trend laser cutting, knitwear and futuristic shapes galore.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olga Szynkarczuk S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins.
I loved Olga Szynkarczuk’s show on Sunday. BIOmimicry featured plenty of neon fabrics mixed with clever textured knitwear, sheers and laser cut showpieces, …

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Sylwia Rochala

Sylwia Rochala showed her small but interesting collection, titled X-Ray, first thing at Off Out Of Schedule on Sunday 30th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sylwia Rochala S/S 2012 by Rebecca Higgins.
It was an early Sunday morning start for Sylwia Rochala, who showed a small collection that encompassed the trend for double length skirts, created …


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