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Retail entrepreneur Sarah Walter has gone from fashion editorial to internet guru. Here she shares the story of her success.Written by Amelia Gregory
Sarah Walter by Gemma Cotterell.
Style Passport is the brainchild of Sarah Walter, formally a fashion director at Marie Claire, now retail entrepreneur. Realised as a one stop shop for the …
The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS Interview with designer Philip Colbert
Our exclusive interview with The Rodnik Band designer Philip Colbert, talking about his work and the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Foundation.Written by Maria Papadimitriou
The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Claire Jones Art
You studied History of Art and Philosophy. Tell me a little about these roots, how you ended up working …
We paid an exclusive visit to the studio of unique British brand The Rodnik Band to preview the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection. In part one we introduce designer Philip Colbert.Written by Maria Papadimitriou
The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Helena Maratheftis
On a fine London morning in early June – I know, hard to believe – I had the privilege of …
Meet Sarah Arnett, one half of fashion design duo Modern Love, a label that is exclusively stocked at Liberty. She's a super talented lady with an inspiring career that spans illustration, interior design and of course fashion.Written by Amelia Gregory
Modern Love by Ola Szpunar.
Sarah Arnett is a multi talented designer who just happened to train at the same university as me. She graduated the year above, and since then …
Inspired by Indian colours and patterns, jewellery designer Joanna Cave also cites the essence and femininity of Indian women as an influence for her gorgeous A/W 2012 collection.Written by Miranda Williams
Joanna Cave A/W 2012 by Gemma Cotterell
Joanna Cave has become synonymous with both ethical consciousness and beautiful design. Her mother is Greek and her father is English, so after attending …
On Sunday 20th February Fred Butler presented a wonderful collection of Sushi inspired props and accessories at The Portico Rooms of Somerset House. With a live soundtrack performed by Charli XCX, styled by Kim Howells, knitwear by EDE and shoes by Rosy Nicholas.Written by Maria Papadimitriou
Fred Butler AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan
I love Fred Butler. She has been one of my favourite accessories and props designers for a few years now and apart from what …
Central Saint Martins graduate and Merit Award winner Phoebe English showed her A/W 2012 collection on Friday 17th February. With latex, bursts of pink, and a continuation of her now signature craft for texture and construction, it made for a very worthy first solo show.Written by Miranda Williams
Phoebe English by Gaarte
For S/S 2012, Phoebe English’s MA collection was a range of subtle body-con dresses in a neutral palette of white, cream and black. There was a lot …
Fashion design duo Alice Lee stormed into the limelight last year when they were named as one of Vauxhall Fashion Scout's 'Ones to Watch'. They will show their new collection on Saturday 18th February, as part of London Fashion Week A/W 2012.Written by Miranda Williams
Alice Lee S/S 2012 by Gemma Cotterell
The Vauxhall Fashion Scout ‘Ones to Watch‘ show is undoubtedly one of the highlights on the London Fashion Week calendar. It’s an opportunity for …
Designer David Longshaw talks us through the narratives and themes of his latest collection, plus an insight into running your own label!Written by Amelia Gregory
David Longshaw S/S 2012 by Abi Hall.
We’ve been following David Longshaw’s career since we spotted him at Fashion Scout back in 2010. His work continues to evolve in intriguing directions, …
An interview with illustrator Gareth A Hopkins, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration
Gareth A Hopkins is a name that regular Amelia's Magazine readers will recognise as a long term contributing illustrator. He also appears in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration and has been busy with all sorts of interesting projects in 2011, including The Intercorstal, Chelmsford Arts Trail and London Fashion Week.Written by Amelia Gregory
Shinsuke Mitsuoka by Gareth A Hopkins.
Gareth A Hopkins is surely one of the most committed and original contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, producing many illustrations of consistently good quality over the …
We catch up with knitwear designer extraordinaire Brooke Roberts, who first caught our eye back in 2009. Her S/S 2012 collection was launched with a spectacular dance presentation at The Hospital Club.Written by Amelia Gregory
Brooke Roberts by Cathryn Nicholson.
We first spoke with fashion knitwear designer Brooke Roberts back in 2009. Here she talks about the inspirations behind her new S/S 2012 collection, which was …
Prose Studio showcased their S/S 2012 collection on the stands at London Fashion Week, so it was a great chance to check out the lovely designs of Miriam Lehle in the fabric, so to speak.Written by Amelia Gregory
Prose SS 2012 by Marta Spendowska.
I was very surprised and pleased to encounter German designer Miriam Lehle of Prose Studio at the stands during London Fashion Week in September. You …
Lu Flux produced her jewel coloured A/W 2011 collection in collaboration with Shetland wool brokers Jamieson & Smith. For this season she returned to patchwork, inspired by Hawaii Hour on her local Isle of Wight radio.Written by Amelia Gregory
Lu Flux S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker.
This year Lu Flux decided to show in the main exhibition area of London Fashion Week, away from Estethica for the first time. I …
A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.Written by Amelia Gregory
Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter.
Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an inimitable …
Swedish designer Simon Ekrelius first caught our eye back in S/S 2011. Since then he's been showing all over the world and busily refining his futuristic vision. Let's catch up...Written by Amelia Gregory
Simon Ekrelius S/S 2012 by Natalia Nazimek.
Simon Ekrelius has been slowly building a reputation for his futuristic yet feminine style. Here’s a peek into his new S/S 2012 collection Bar-Red, …
Korean born designer Kathleen Hanhee Kye presented a military inspired collection featuring gold and neon gun detailing, on Wednesday 21st September at Ones to Watch, Fashion Scout.Written by Amelia Gregory
KYE S/S 2012 by Katie Allen.
Ones to Watch menswear finished with the most outrageous designer: KYE. Live and Let Live featured plenty of glitzy gold decoration in the form of …
The Dust Drifters collection by Baartmans and Siegel was a beautiful show of modern craftsmanship. Shown as part of Ones to Watch on Wednesday 21st September 2011 at Fashion Scout.Written by Amelia Gregory
Baartmans and Siegel S/S 2012 by Barb Royal.
Baartmans and Siegel are already making waves in menswear land: the upcoming brand is stocked by Harrods. A look at their S/S 2012 …
Posthuman Wardrobe designer Nimesha Gadhia is a pharmaceutical scientist turned Saville Row trained tailor who intellectualises his design choices. Showing with Ones to Watch menswear at Fashion Scout on Wednesday 21st September 2011.Written by Amelia Gregory
Posthuman Wardrobe S/S 2012 by HoBoJoBo.
Driven by a desire to offer clothing that is rich with intellectual analysis as well as aesthetics, Posthuman Wardrobe delivered a thoroughly summery collection for …
Danish designer Trine Lindegaard presented a playful collection with a distinct Scandinavian flavour as part of Ones to Watch on Wednesday 21st September 2011 at Freemasons' Hall.Written by Amelia Gregory
Trine Lindegaard S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins.
Ones to Watch menswear once again took place during a very busy menswear Wednesday afternoon. There was as ever an eager crowd in …
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 …
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