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A preview of the National Trust Brutal Utopias Tour at the Southbank Centre

Those lucky enough to be booked on to a Brutal Utopias tour at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery will get to see behind scenes before everything shuts down for two years…

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of Brutalist architecture, so I pulled out all the stops to join a preview of the Brutal Utopias tour hosted by the National Trust over the next few weeks (tickets sadly already sold out). The tour offers a unique chance to see areas of the Southbank Centre that are not usually open to the public before the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery close their doors for a major refurb. Baby Carys came along in my wrap and was admirably well behaved for a not quite two month old.

We began our adventure with Joseph Watson (London creative director of the National Trust) in the bowels of the complex, tracing the… read more

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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 […]

Elizabeth Lau: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Elizabeth Lau introduces her new S/S 2012 collection, inspired by Olive Oyl, the 1960s, nautical details... and modelled by Annie Monroe.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Elizabeth Lau by Madi. The delightful Elizabeth Lau has quickly built up a strong reputation as a quirky and playful designer to watch. In this interview I discover how she […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Fringe

Competing for the title of Fashion Fringe Winner 2011 and showcasing their S/S 2012 collections were, duo Fyodor Golan, Heidi Leung and Nabil Nayal. The show took place on Saturday 17th of September at 8 Northumberland Avenue. Delve into the narratives behind the collections and discover the winner.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Winners of Fashion Fringe 2011: Fyodor Golan S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker If you’ve read Matt’s or my account of The Swedish School of Textiles show at Fashion Scout, you’ll […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

RCA graduate and art deco enthusiast, Holly Fulton, showed her S/S 2012 collection at the BFC tent on Sunday 18th September. It was the usual eye-feast – reminiscent of early Versace, statement dresses and brimming with lust worthy accessories.

Written by Miranda Williams

Holly Fulton S/S 2012 by Megan Thomas I was blown away by Holly’s debut in A/W 2009 – a collection of designs influenced by my favourite movement, art deco. Mix […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe

Paul Costelloe once again opened London Fashion Week at the BFC showspace, showcasing his Spring/Summer 2012 collection which was inspired by the 1962 Hollywood classic What Happened to Baby Jane.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Paul Costelloe S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester Butterflies doing cartwheels in my tummy and the feeling that my consciousness has surreptitiously tiptoed away, wanting to take in everything… right now; […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Osman (by Naomi)

Osman displays his unique ability to make bold, bright colours look sophisticated… and then totally ruins it by using fur. Illustrations by Kerri-Ann Hulme, Madi Illustrates, Rachel Lewis, Antonia Parker, Alexandra Rolfe and Donya Todd!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Antonia Parker Over at Osman, sleek silhouettes glided gracefully down the beautiful blue ink-blotched catwalk on models sporting blunt Cleopatra bobs with eyelash-skimming fringes. Illustrations by Alexandra Rolfe […]

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, I was welcomed with the warm glow of row upon row of vintage. A cornucopia of vintage clothing […]

An interview with Marion Foale of Foale and Tuffin, legendary Sixties knitwear label

Half of sixties legendary label Foale and Tuffin and later to be knitwear queen, Marion Foale, discusses her journey into fashion - from cramped flats to the Kings Road and £400 exclusive cardigans… and how the sixties were oh so fun! 

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Abigail Wright You may have noticed that Britain’s fashion scene has been ‘yarnbombed’ of late. Knitwear is everywhere. The term itself refers to covering street furniture, including stop […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

Another strong collection from Holly Fulton, showing at the BFC Tent. And a dream for our illustrators...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fulton by Kayleigh Bluck. For S/S 2011 Holly Fulton took inspiration from Joan Collins and 60s cruise wear as her “ladies” went on a fantastical tour of luxury living […]

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, nervous because I had been hearing bad […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Nottingham Trent

Nottingham Trent's Graduate Fashion Week show on Tuesday 8 June was true to form, dabbling in themes such as equestriana, fairytales and bondage…

Written by Nina Joyce

Shinsuke Mitsuoka The world of fashion is notoriously fickle and grabbing the attentions of a fashion crowd for any extended period of time seems tricky. Catwalk shows do their best […]