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Review: Cheapside Hoard Jewellery Exhibition at the Museum of London

This beautifully presented display of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery is a must see for anyone who loves jewellery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cheapside Hoard by Yelena Bryksenkova. I have a major love for all things jewelled and especially gemological, so a visit to the new Cheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of […]

Lily and Madeleine introduce their new single and video: Devil We Know

The beautiful harmonies and wise lyrics of American schoolgirls Lily & Madeleine have caught the ear of Asthmatic Kitty Records. Now you can discover them too...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lily & Madeleine by Rose Petal Deer (Emily Katherine Reader). Lily & Madeleine are sisters hailing from Indianapolis. Both are still in school, but possessed of effortless harmonies and lyrical prowess […]

Valentino: Master of Couture at Somerset House

In a new major exhibition in the Embankment Galleries, Somerset House celebrates fifty years of the Grand Emperor of Couture, Valentino Garavani…

Written by Matt Bramford

Valentino A/W 2005 by Krister Selin A recent viewing of the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, a film dedicated to the infamous fashion editor’s pioneering feats, highlighted […]

Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment at the Fashion and Textile Museum

In a new blockbuster exhibition, the Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates British couturiers Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Frederick Fox: tailors of the golden age of British couture.

Written by Matt Bramford

Norman Hartnell by Gemma Champ 2012 has been a pretty regal year in the UK, from the pomp and ceremony of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to Queen Liz (sort of) […]

New S/S 2013 Season Interview: Michelle Urvall Nyrén of Ever Rêve

Michelle Urvall Nyrén talks us through her gorgeous debut collection, which features watercolour prints inspired by fashion illustrations she created for my second book ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ever Reve by Sine Skau. Readers of my second book Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration will recognise the name Michelle Urvall Nyrén: in those pages you can find wonderful examples […]

And So I Place You in the Setting Sun: An Interview with Laurel Simmons of MayMay

Meet Laurel Simmons, the Oregon based songstrel whose beautiful debut album came out earlier this summer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

May May by Novemto Komo. MayMay is Laurel Simmons of Arizona, now resident amongst the new folk milieu of Oregon. Her debut album And So I Place You in the […]

An interview with Tamara Schlesinger and review of solo album The Procession

Scottish singer and songwriter Tamara Schlesinger takes a break from her main project 6 Day Riot to explore her voice a capella and looped in this gorgeous solo album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tamara Schlesinger by Daria H. Tamara Schlesinger is the talented lead singer and main brains behind the foot stomping folk sounds of 6 Day Riot, a band I have listened […]

UCA Rochester: Graduate Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Visionary knitwear, digital prints and excellent menswear reigned at the UCA Rochester Graduate Fashion Week show, presented at Earls Court Two on Tuesday 12 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

Graduate collection by Elisabeth Boström UCA Rochester is always a hot ticket at Graduate Fashion Week. It usually takes a late evening slot, so there’s always a more ritzy atmosphere. […]

Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican Art Gallery

The Barbican Art Gallery celebrates the most influential art and design school there ever was…

Written by Matt Bramford

T. Lux Feininger’s Sport at the Bauhaus by Scott Nellis A retrospective of a German modernist design movement seems like a slightly curveball choice whilst London is busy boasting about […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Jean Paul Gaultier Bourgeoises Sans Age

Festival Mode et Design Montreal kicked off on Wednesday 3rd August 2011 with an exclusive retrospective catwalk show put together by Jean Paul Gaultier to celebrate his exhibition at the Musee de Beaux-Arts de Montreal. It was amazing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean Paul Gaultier by Becky Smout. Festival Mode et Design Montreal kicked off properly for both myself and the public with the final late night catwalk show on Wednesday evening. […]

Illustrated Interview between Kate Nash and Rebekah Roy

At the first ever Industry networking event, Kate Nash is interviewed by her stylist Rebekah Roy. This illustrated version of the event features the talents of Claire Kearns, Avril Kelly, Sumi Senthi and Sandra Contreras

Written by Florence Massey

Kate Nash by Avril Kelly I’m not sure how many of you are (or should I say were) familiar with the Fashion Business Club, sildenafil but for those who aren’t, […]

An interview with Cat of Howkapow!

I had a chat with Cat, of Rog and Cat, of Howkapow: purveyors of all things bright and beautiful. We talk about how the husband-and-wife team started, how they deal with working with each other EVERY DAY, and how they select their unique ensemble of new creatives…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Amelia met a whole load of creatives during her recent ACOFI book tour – illustrators, web designers and makers. It was at Soma in Bristol […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Womenswear.

The very creme de la creme make it on to the MA course at the RCA, but which of these amazing talents will eventually make it in the cruel world of fashion? My favourites were: Anna Smit, April Schmitz, Philipp Schueller, Saskia Schijen, Hao Feng Li and Itziar Vaquer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Philipp Schueller by Casey Otremba. It’s time to meet the rest of the RCA graduating womenswear designers… so much talent amongst this lot, clinic but who will the be the […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Womenswear Accessories.

Amazing bags from Anna Schwamborn and brilliant wide brimmed hats from Paul Stafford.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anna Schwamborn by Lorna Scobie. A couple of the collections on the catwalk at the RCA graduate show focused on accessories, medications namely millinery and bags. Alexandra Gold opted to […]

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Menswear.

Brilliant RCA menswear design from the likes of Aleksandra Domanevskaya, Sol Ahn, Calum Harvey, Bennet Loveday, Emily-Jane Murray, Stefan Orschel-Read and Fah Chakshuvej.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Calum Harvey by Sam Parr. Fine tailoring appears to be an RCA speciality, find and several students had collaborated with high end Italian brand Brioni to produce a series of […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Illustrated Menswear Day Round-Up

Here's (what I think is) our FINAL London Fashion Week post. I bloody hope so, anyway. It's an illustrated romp through menswear day, featuring the Fashion East Menswear Installations and much, much more!

Written by Matt Bramford

C/Bruerberg A/W 2011 by Karla Pérez Manrique. Four menswear designers in one fell swoop: Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch Men was the first of its kind and my last fashion […]

Field Work: pop-up shop and gallery in Spitalfields

Running this week until Sunday, the wonderful ‘Field Work’ pop-up shop in Spitalfields has a fantastic selection of printed textiles, antique homeware and other bits and bobs of the ‘must see’ variety.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Emilio de la Morena by Lisa Stannard Emilio de la Morena A/W 2011 by Sandra Contreras. Emilio de la Morena really took this season’s colour to heart, page and then […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Emilio de la Morena (by Amelia)

Emilio de la Morena showed an elegant collection that featured the most wonderful use of this seasons colour: luscious delicious brightest red. At the BFC tent on Tuesday 22nd February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by June Chanpoomidole To those of you that have been to any of the Start boutiques in Shoreditch you’ll know they represent a relaxed luxury that more than compliments […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Bryce Aime

For Militarium Bryce Aime showed a blend of body con and futuristic tailoring at On/Off on Saturday 19th February 2011. My favourite part? Most definitely the fabulous handbags in collaboration with Bracher Emden.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Beales A/W 2011 by Hazel Castle Christopher Beales A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. Christopher Beales has been working at the coal face of fashion for his entire career thus […]

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

Fyodor Golan showed an extremely confident debut catwalk collection at Fashion Scout on Saturday 19th February. Here's my review, following hot on the heels of Matt Bramford's own version...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Sheldrake It’s always a treat to see a brand new designer launch at London Fashion Week – there’s always one that you get tickets for and have […]


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