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Posts Tagged ‘80s’

Pick Me Up London 2015 Review

So much to see and admire! Let me take you on a brief potted tour of the collectives and print studios showing at Pick Me Up this year. Loads to discover!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pick Me Up 2015 review
I’ve introduced you to the best new graphic artists as showcased by Pick Me Up Selects, now here’s my pick of the rest of the show, where collectives and print studios have the chance to show their wares. I don’t know if it was a conscious decision to focus on a fresh selection of talent this year, but it was great to discover new graphic art from collectives as far flung as Australia.

Pick Me Up 2015 risotto studio
These beautiful abstract 80s influenced risograph prints are by Gabriella Marcella for the Glasgow based Risotto Studio.

Pick Me Up 2015 Cassie Brock Supergraph
Supergraph is Australia’s very own… read more

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Butterflies, Swans, Stars and Tiaras: An interview with beaded jewellery designer Clara Francis

In this super inspiring interview jewellery designer Clara Francis talks about her career, motherhood and plans for the future. With loads of wonderful photos and illustrations too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Illustration. Clara Francis and I first spoke about doing an interview when she had just given birth to her youngest and I was pregnant […]

Belle Sauvage: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Belle Sauvage returned to the catwalk with a collection titled Paris Cats After Midnight, showing on Saturday 15th February 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Belle Sauvage A/W 2014 by Isher Dhiman. For A/W 2014 Belle Sauvage once again put together a collection that featured their trademark mishmash of quirky prints and youthful sportsluxe. This […]

Ong-Oaj Pairam: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Ong-Oaj Pairam showed for the first time at London Fashion Week, with Fashion Scout on Tuesday 17th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ong-Oaj Pairam by Novemto Komo. Having already done a preview interview with Brighton University graduate Ong-Oaj Pairam I was pretty excited to see more of his collection, which was inspired […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Mixed Special Illustration Graduate Show 2012 Review

As the new crop of creative design graduates gear up for their shows I take a look back at some of the best from Camberwell visual arts degree in 2012. Plus a round up of what the best are doing now.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Painting by Charlotte Mei. This year’s graduate shows are nearly upon us so what better way to kick off the new season than with a reminder of some of the […]

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PPQ: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

PPQ delivered a thrilling neon display of tailored coats and party frocks on the catwalk at the BFC Courtyard Showspace on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Alex Kessler

PPQ A/W 2013 by Jordan Wester We waited – for what felt like hours – in the notoriously inevitable ‘PP-Queue’, but as the gorgeous PPQ party girls of all decades […]

Sabina Bryntesson: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Sabina Bryntesson showcased an astonishing collection at Freemasons' Hall on Tuesday 18th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sabina Bryntesson S/S 2013 by Elsabe Milandri. Building on the extravagant tall hoods of last season Sabina Bryntesson‘s models wore peaked black hats: part witch’s hat, part baseball cap. Wide […]

Tata Naka: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Presentation Review

The Tata Naka sisters showcased their new collection in the Portico Rooms of Somerset House on Tuesday 18th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tata Naka S/S 2013 by Jamie Wignall. I always look forward to the Tata Naka presentation and this season was no exception: this time the twin sisters had chosen to […]

An interview with Pati Yang plus free download of Wires and Sparks

I've had Pati Yang's impossibly catchy tune Wires and Sparks going round and round in my head, so I decided to find out more about this talented Polish musician. And what a story she has to tell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pati Yang by Daria Hlazatova. You’ve had an extremely interesting life – starting with six years on tour as a youngster with your dad’s punk band – how did that […]

Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2012: Pick Me Up Selects Review

Pick Me Up returns for 2012 with a brand new panel of industry experts who have selected their pick of up and coming artists.... here's what I liked!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pick Me Up Selects – Zim & Zou. There is one major problem with a trip to Pick Me Up contemporary graphic art fair: the vast choice of amazing artwork. […]

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Inbar Spector: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Sunday 20th February Israeli designer Inbar Spector presented her A/W 2012 collection at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout, impressing the audience with more of her signature rich fabrics, crinolines and ruffles - all complemented by jewelled headpieces designed by Lara Jensen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Inbar Spector AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan I first came across an Inbar Spector dress on a ‘wall’ created by Gabby Young and Katie Antoniou’s Gabberdashery for Supermarket Sarah. It […]

Single and Video Review: Zebra and Snake – Sweetest Treasure

A fab video to accompany the new tune from Helsinki's newest synth electronica wonders, Matti and Tapio. Directed by Sing J. Lee.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am seriously loving the video for Zebra and Snake‘s new single Sweetest Treasure – made by Sing J. Lee, a young award winning director from the North West – […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Street Style

A round up of photos taken during late October 2011 at Fashion Week Poland. Street Style and front row style, all in one!

Written by Amelia Gregory

It was harder to shoot Street Style at this Fashion Week Poland than at last, due in part to the cold weather which kept us huddling indoors but also because […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Monika Ptaszek

Monika Ptaszek presented Ptaszek for Men on the main catwalk on Saturday 29th October 2011. It was a brilliant collection that mashed up a host of influences in thoroughly Polish style.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Monika Ptaszek S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. One of my very favourite collections at Fashion Week Poland this time around came courtesy of Monika Ptaszek, who showed a menswear collection […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Karolina Gerlich

80s tastic in an exotic island themed collection from Karolina Gerlich, showing on Thursday 27th October 2011. Lovely stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Karolina Gerlich S/S 2012 by Novemto Komo. Karolina Gerlich was last to show at the Off Out Of Schedule shows on Thursday, with a confident collection based on the idea […]

Album Review: Nicola Roberts – Cinderella’s Eyes

After two wonderful singles Nicola Roberts does not disappoint with her debut solo album Cinderella's Eyes. It's bravely personal and brilliantly individual.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nicola Roberts by Marta Spendowska. Nicola Roberts has been slowing creeping into my consciousness… first there was the reinvention as a fashionista as we started to spot her sitting on […]

A Trip to Venice with Swatch

Last week I was invited to Venice courtesy of Swatch. It was a chance to visit the Venice Biennale for the first time and find out more about Swatch's most recent collaboration with French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. All of this in spectacular style!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Venice by Sally Jane Thompson. It’s quite something to be utterly spoilt on a press trip. It doesn’t happen to me often and in fact it’s only in the last […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Inbar Spector

Israeli born designer Inbar Spector showed an imaginative collection that was inspired by a huge fire that raged through most of her home town. Shown on Tuesday 20th September 2011 at Fashion Scout, with singer Gabby Young in attendance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Inbar Spector S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester. I was entirely new to Inbar Spector this London Fashion Week, having heard of the Israeli born designer from devotee Gabby Young just […]

University of Brighton Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review: the 80s

Illustration with an 80s flavour from Brighton illustration graduates Pat Bradbury, James Hines, Dan Woodger, Grace Coombes and Joseph Prince.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail from Dan Woodger. There was a certain 80s flavour going on at the Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration Graduate Show, with strong playful graphics in a limited colour range […]