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Posts Tagged ‘1970s’

Oliver Spencer: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review

Oliver Spencer is cool. Here's his A/W 2012 collection, presented at Somerset House on Wednesday 23 February. Oh, and it's my last post. Whoop!

Written by Matt Bramford


Oliver Spencer A/W 2012 by Gabriel Ayala

I hadn't spent much time this London Fashion Week at the main show space at Somerset House - the big tent they plonk in the centre of that beautiful courtyard. I'd forgotten what a celebfest it was. As I queued, clutching my printed ticket to my breast, I stood amongst the melee of fashionistas waving their tickets in the air as celebrities were ushered inside, except for the gentlemanly Rick Edwards who politely told the PR girl batting her eyelids that he would queue like everybody else. Swoon.


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Baartmans and Siegel: London Fashion Week Menswear Day Catwalk Review

After wowing at Ones to Watch last season, Baartmans & Siegel presented their debut solo outing on Menswear Day at Fashion Scout on Wednesday 22 February.

Written by Matt Bramford

Baartmans & Siegel A/W 2012 by Warren Clarke Working for Amelia’s Magazine – proud pioneer of fresh talent – it’s always a delight to see a label progress through the […]

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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, generic art deco. […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Spijkers en Spijkers

Dutch sister act Spijkers en Spijkers brought a touch of old glamour to the BFC Show Space in Grosvenor Place on Saturday 17th September. The collection was a beautiful blend of luxurious silks, tassels and some very striking stars.

Written by Miranda Williams

Spijkers en Spijkers S/S 2012 by Emmi Ojala I’d found myself in unfamiliar surroundings for this show, drug over in West London at the Show Space on Grosvenor Place. The […]

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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, adiposity wanting to take in everything… right […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Elliott J Frieze (by Matt)

Elliott J Frieze presented his third solo collection at The Charing Cross Hotel with a nod to the 1970s and an unsettling camel toe. Illustrations by Jo Cheung and Bryony Crane!

Written by Matt Bramford

Kirsty Ward A/W 2011 by YesGo Illustration. Every season I eagerly anticipate Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch because it is invariably a wonderful place to discover raw talent before everyone […]

An interview with Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved

Preloved, Reloved is one girl's challenge to wear only recycled, upcycled, vintage and second-hand items for a whole year, to raise awareness of clothing ethics and money for Macmillan Cancer Support…

Written by Matt Bramford

Tania Kowalski was a workshop manager at a well-known contemporary jewellery gallery in London when Synnove Saelthun arrived from New York to join the design team. They soon discovered that […]

Who’s the Man? exhibition and an interview with the artist, Rudy de Belgeonne

Hundreds of delicately hand-painted blocks feature in Rudy de Belgeonne's latest exhibition - each with a word attributed to a man. I had a chat with him to find out more about this installation…

Written by Matt Bramford

Design by Ruth Hill, pills Illustration by Dee Andrews This week’s wet Monday was brightened up considerably by a trip to the Royal Collage of Art’s first work-in-progress show of […]

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 […]

Fashion in Film Festival: Pink Narcissus

In the first of our reviews of the Fashion in Film Festival, here's Pink Narcissus - legendary 1970s homoerotic visual masterpiece. Yes, it's me and bare arses again…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Running for Crayons So the third Fashion in Film Festival kicked off last week and had film fans and fashionistas flocking to cinemas to catch rare and unreleased […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Tim Soar

Tim Soar returns to London Fashion Week's Menswear Day with his unique blend of conceptual tailoring and super sexy materials - illustrated by Abby Wright!

Written by Matt Bramford

All Images: Katherine Tulloh, nurse website courtesy of the artist and Transition Gallery For a new exhibition of film and drawings at East London’s Transition Gallery, sales Katherine Tulloh explores […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Antipodium

A beautiful collection from the Antipodium team: shown in the Portico Rooms at Somerset House on Tuesday 21st September 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Tightrope Walker – an illustration of a dress designed by Florence Melrose, medications illustrated by Barbara Ana Gomez. I’m a bit rubbish when it actually comes to checking what’s […]

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

Illustration by Gemma Randall Christopher Shannon burst onto the catwalk in true and typical chavvy style to launch menswear day, see for me at least, more about on Wednesday. His […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: House of Holland

A review of Henry Holland's S/S 2011 collection 'SOMETHING WITH A FRINGE ON TOP' where the House of Holland girl meets New York Glamour, at My Beautiful Fashion as part of London Fashion Week…

Written by Lisa Stannard

Lu Flux S/S 2011 collection was presented in the chapel of No. 1 Greek Street, visit web also known as the House of Saint Barnabas, a space supporting those affected […]

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 […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UCA Rochester

Reigning champions UCA Rochester pack a punch with their Graduate Fashion Week show on Monday 7 June, featuring skeletal masks, beautiful displays of colour and exquisite tailoring…

Written by Matt Bramford

Joo-Hee Chun Emma Box, illness illustrated by Lesley Barnes So, reigning champions (or at least winners of 2009 Gold Award) UCA Rochester took to the catwalks on Tuesday to show […]

An interview with Emete and Amy from Make Lemonade

We go for tea and have a chat with Amy and Emete from Make Lemonade; vintage shop and fashion blog; about all things fashion, vintage clothing and Beyoncé...

Written by Matt Bramford

Woman in politics by Sandra Dieckmann Illustration by Jenny Robins I didn’t plan on staying up so late on Election night. I had well- meaning plans involving a cup of […]