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Posts Tagged ‘1950s’

Orla Kiely: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Orla Kiely's static presentation at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms on Saturday 16 February transported us to the sixties with a Mad Men/Made in Dagenham-esque performance…

Written by Matt Bramford


Orla Kiely A/W 2013 by Laura Hickman

Ireland's Orla Kiely has firmly established her eponymous London label over the seasons with 1960s silhouettes, playful prints and rich fabrics. While the look book each season is never going to shock or win any awards for pushing the boundaries of fashion, style fans head to Orla for staple vintage pieces that are playful and pretty. But to judge Orla against the likes of Azzedine Alaïa or Hussein Chalayan would be missing the point. Always a nod to decades past, previous presentations have included film screenings directed by Gia Coppola and Mercedes Helnwein.

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Bernard Chandran

I never miss Bernard Chandran's shows, even if they are a schlep to get to - and I wasn't disappointed this time on Friday 16 September at Il Bottaccio.

Written by Matt Bramford

Bernard Chandran S/S 2012, capsule illustrated by Gabriel Ayala I feel like myself and Bernard Chandran are good pals. He’d probably see it differently, but the first show I ever […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe (by Matt)

Paul Costelloe opened London Fashion Week A/W 2011 yesterday, as per usual. It was a riot of colour and a bloody wonderful start to the day - with illustrations by Lesley Barnes and Maria Papadimitriou!

Written by Matt Bramford

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Frock Me! Vintage Fair at the Brighton Corn Exchange

We have a peruse around Brighton's biggest vintage fair, featuring frocks, accessories and hats galore…

Written by Faye Spiller

Illustration by Rosie Shephard Coming in from a freezing cold Brighton day, here dosage I was welcomed with the warm glow of row upon row of vintage. A cornucopia of […]

Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and the Line of Beauty at Somerset House

A new exhibition at Somerset House explores the close relationship and collaboration between Christian Dior and René Gruau - master fashion illustrator

Written by Nick Bain

Few people have changed the world of fashion and people’s perception of femininity as Christian Dior. Revered in his own lifetime as a fashion god at the forefront of post-war […]

Exhibition Review: Horrockses Fashions at the Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates cotton manufacturers Horrockses and their collaborations with artists in the 1940s to create desirable 'off the peg dresses'

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Paolo Caravello A few weeks ago, order I ventured by bike to the Fashion and Textile museum’s summer exhibition celebrating the ready-to wear designs of Horrockses Fashions Limited. […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Rachel Freire

Fashion week always brings the unexpected, and this was the case with Rachel Freire's unusual presentation in collaboration with The Irrepressibles…

Written by Naomi Law

Aiming to promote recent graduates onto a more commercially viable platform, information pills Fashion Mode launched this September with a show on the 19th September amid a lot of glitzy […]

An Evening of Retro Hollywood Glamour at the Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A transports us back to the golden age of the silver screen, during a very special retro Hollywood glamour-themed Friday Late…

Written by Jemma Crow

Mumford & Sons illustration by Lana Hughes 5. Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons have had a special piece in my heart for a couple of years now. Having played […]

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Ziad Ghanem

Matt Bramford talks to master couturier Ziad Ghanem about breaking the boundaries, his 'family' of alternative models, and *that* Immodesty Blaize moment…

Written by Matt Bramford

JASPER GARVIDA lfw s/s 2011 Rachel Clare Price A selection of Jessie’s corsarges Walking around Broadway Market, approved one cold wintery Saturday, feeling hungry and looking at all the delicious […]

Vintage at Goodwood Review, by vintage enthusiast and fashion blogger Maria Domican

Fashion blogger Maria Domican talks us through her experience of the now infamous Vintage at Goodwood - including some pretty fabulous streetstyle pics. What did she make of it all? Read on to find out…

Written by Maria Domican

All photography by Maria Domican I was nervous upon arriving at Vintage at Goodwood… Nervous because I had called in sick to work, more about this nervous because I had […]

An Evening of Vintage Glamour with Powder Room Vintage

Glam Bam Thank You Ma'am - soft lighting, grand architecture and rails swinging full of vintage bargains made for a glamorous evening at the Hotel Du Vin, Tunbridge Wells. Sophie Hill had a quick chat with it's founder, Laura Duret…

Written by Sophie Hill

dannyandthechamps Illustration by Abi Daker If Laura Duret were to open a shop, buy Powder Room Vintage would be it’s name. At present, Laura holds the key to a vast […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UWE Bristol and UCA Epsom

Written by Jemma Crow

I always look forward to the Northumbria University BA fashion degree show for two reasons. One, look because it’s always effing good – the innovation, prostate technique and creativity on […]