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.


Oliver Spencer A/W… read more

Recent Articles

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 […]

holly fulton thumbnail

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 […]

Spijkers En Spijkers Thumbnail

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, over in West London at the Show Space on Grosvenor Place. The queue […]

Paul Costelloe by Amber Cassidy, London Fashion Week, SS 2012

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: 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

Illustration by Bryony Crane From Bernard Chandran’s glorious and vibrant show at The Show Space, it was a mere moment to hot-foot it around the corner to Elliott J Frieze’s […]

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

Vintage fashion, illustrated by Matilde Sazio Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved, has set herself an interesting New Year’s challenge. For the duration of 2011, Kim isn’t going to buy any […]

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

Illustration by Alexandra Rolfe I almost didn’t make it to Rudy de Belgeonne‘s exhibition at the Exposure Gallery. It was a rainy Thursday and I’d already hiked to the Hipstamatic […]

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 […]

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

Illustration by Abby Wright It’s always a treat at Fashion Week to find that the show you are about to see, starting in the next few minutes, is at a […]

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

Antipodium by Andrea Peterson. Antipodium was a shop that used to stock Amelia’s Magazine many a moon ago… run by Ozzies, it has always championed Ozzie design. and apparently cake. […]

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 […]

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

The House of Holland Team! All illustrations by Lisa Stannard House of Holland’s show this season was held at My Beautiful Fashion, in the disused Old Sorting Office on New […]

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: 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

Emma Box, 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 their wares in […]

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

Photograph by Matt Bramford A few Saturdays ago when the sun was shining brightly (think hard, you’ll remember sunny Saturdays) I met up with the girls behind Make Lemonade. We […]