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 […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou showed as part of Topshop New Gen at Billingsgate on Tuesday 22nd February 2011. Here's my review plus lots of lush illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2011 by Lesley Barnes. On arrival at the Topshop space in Billingsgate for Mary Katrantzou I pulled up my Pashley beneath a phalanx of official LFW cars […]

Album Review: Peggy Sue – Fossils and Other Phantoms

Meet Katy, Rosa and Olly. They do clattering soul infused folk like no other. Read on for my digest of this must-buy album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of Peggy Sue by Antonia Parker. Peggy Sue have been around in various incarnations – previously accompanied by the Pirates – for sometime. So already engrained in the indie […]

Vauxhall Skate: It’s a Roller date!

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Written by Alice Watson

We owe a great deal to the 1970s. I shudder to think where we might be today without the post it note, without Punk, and of course without the phenomena […]

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova

I am super excited to introduce New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova as one of my new Portfolio Illustrators on my soon to be relaunched website...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 by Yelena Bryksenkova. The wonderful New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova has for many years been one of my favourite contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, during which […]

Hannah Georgas: an interview with Hannah Georgas about her self-titled album

Meet Canadian singer songwriter Hannah Georgas: mixing beautiful vocals and electronic beats to perfection. Featuring lots of fab illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hannah Georgas by Morgane Parma. We in England may not be too familiar with flame haired singer songwriter Hannah Georgas, but back home in Canada she has understandably been making […]

Review: The Lost Cavalry, Three Cheers For The Undertaker and interview with Mark West

Former guitarist with Fanfarlo, Mark West talks to us about the process of creating his new album, a beautiful series of narratives set to delicate instrumentation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Three Cheers for the Undertaker is the new album from The Lost Cavalry, the band founded by ex Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West four years ago. It opens with the mournful […]

Edinburgh College of Art: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review

Edinburgh College of Art's outing at Graduate Fashion Week 2012 didn't disappoint, with an anticipated selection of expert tailoring, future fashion innovation and skilled craftsmanship…

Written by Matt Bramford

Graduate collection by Farah Saffari Edinburgh College of Art always have much to offer at Graduate Fashion Week. Weird and wonderful, expert craftsmanship, innovative use of materials and new silhouettes, […]

An interview with The Flower Appreciation Society

Meet Ellie Jauncey and Anna Day: between them they combine floristry, illustration, knitting and delivering babies. What an inspiring pair of creatives!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ellie and Anna are not your average florists…. inspired by a mutual love of flowers, illustration and all things English, they formed The Flower Appreciation Society, supplying beautiful and unusual […]

Diamond Jubilee Party and Gift Ideas!

Need some last minute ideas? We've trawled the internet for the best illustrated, crafty and independent Jubilee-themed goods so you don't have to. Enjoy!

Written by Matt Bramford

This weekend (most of) Britain will come together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 glorious years on the throne. Here’s a selection of Jubilee-themed goodies we like […]

An interview with Brighton based indie band Foxes!

Brighton based Foxes! released their self titled debut album in January 2012. It's a real grower, so I decided to catch up with the foursome to find out how it's all going.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Foxes! by Kathryn Corlett. Foxes! are husband and wife team Adam Bell and Kayla Bell, joined by Al Grice and Matthew Thwaites. Together they create beguiling indie music accompanied by […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1

Some more fab illustrations at the Ovo Show - including work by Alice Stanley, Rosie Eveleigh, Karin Söderquist, Sam Taylor, Tom Dorkin and Iriini Kalliomaki.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Alice Stanley. Now, finally, it’s time for my second round of blog posts featuring the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates (read the […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Soma Gallery in Bristol

Fiona Hamilton is the brains behind Soma Gallery, a wonderful shop with whom Amelia's Magazine has had a long relationship. I visited as part of my ACOFI Book Tour on Thursday 26th May 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Soma Gallery has been a faithful stockist of Amelia’s Magazine since the early days of its print version, so I’ve had a long and lovely relationship with gallery owner Fiona […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

Craig Lawrence continues his development of alternative knitwear, using materials like cellophane in shades of the night.Intricately knitted tights and fierce footwear made this a presentation to remember. Illustrations by Jo Cheung.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Jo Cheung Presentations are funny things; done badly they can leave you feeling a bit underwhelmed, but done well they can be even more effective than a big […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Helen)

This show was a beauty of grand proportions. Inspired by Louis XV and featuring cactus silk, and the quilts of Lola; designer, Jeff Garner's grandmother. I adored it. And I found my wedding dress at the end.

Written by Helen Martin

Prophetik LFW A/W 20011 Collection illustration by Gemma Milly A long queue waited for me outside of Freemason’s Hall. Initially I considered sauntering in through the door I first came […]

An interview with Jamie McDermott of The Irrepressibles.

New contributor Andrew Lockwood managed to track down the incredibly talented Jamie McDermott, the man behind The Irrepressibles, a long time favourite band for Amelia's Magazine. Images by Helmetgirl.

Written by Andrew Lockwood

The Irrepressibles by Helmetgirl. If Amelia’s Magazine had a wish list of character traits that would perfectly encapsulate its personality then you would struggle to surpass those of Jamie McDermott, one of […]

Gabby Young Tour Poster Design Competition Winners

Gabby Young teamed up with Amelia's Magazine to find the best illustrators for designing her UK tour posters- see the winning entries here, including some Amelia's regulars!

Written by Katie Antoniou

Gabby Young has always been a big fan of collaborating, hence her popular ‘Become an Animal’ scheme. Her forthcoming UK tour is appropriately named, the ‘All Together Now’ tour, in […]

Postcard Auction: Feminism in London

Artist Sarah Maple organised a Postcard Auction in support of the Feminism in London conference, October 2010. The event was performed by Jessica Hynes and Miriam Elia

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Stephanie Thieullent On Monday 4th October, The Aubin Gallery staged a fundraiser organised by artist Sarah Maple in support of the upcoming Feminism in London conference. The exhibition […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

A look at Craig Lawrence's visionary knitwear at his presentation in the Portico Rooms at Somerset House, with illustrations by Stéphanie Thieullant

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Stéphanie Thieullent I love the Portico Rooms at Somerset House. Up an elaborate sweeping staircase, here lies a relatively small room in which I’ve seen some of my […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Womenswear Preview: On|Off

In our third London Fashion Week preview, Lauren Smith takes a look at the designers showing at On|Off - the showcase that combines on and off schedule designers, featuring Pam Hogg, Aminaka Wilmont, Bryce Aime, Julian J Smith and Roksanda Illincic…

Written by Lauren Smith

Aminaka Wilmont A/W 2010, illustrated by Michelle Urvall Nyrén London Fashion Week is renowned for showcasing up and coming design talent – and nowhere is more uniquely ‘London’ than On|Off. […]