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Posts Tagged ‘80s’

New Designers 2011 Part One: Jewellery Graduate Show Review

I do absolutely adore fine handmade jewellery... but there was SO much to choose from at New Designers... where to start? Watch out for Li-Chu Wu, Michelle Scicluna, Niti Khanna, Emma Louise Simmonds, Muireann Walshe and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The jewellery section of New Designers also really brought home to me how important it is to see a university's individual show where possible: when the work is crammed into such small stands it's easy to miss the impact of an individual collection. I'll be skipping those I've already covered in more detail: read about Central Saint Martins and Middlesex University in previous blogs (just click on the links).

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Album review and interview – Mechanical Bride: Living With Ants

Her debut album came out a few weeks back - Living With Ants is a haunting feast for the senses, full of jazz and classical inflections. Please welcome Lauren Doss, aka Mechanical Bride.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mechanical Bride by Sam Parr. Her debut album came out a few weeks ago and she’s been busy promoting it since then, adiposity but I’ve finally managed to secure an […]

Edinburgh College of Art Ba Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Black, red and white were common elements in very different work from Kate Edwards and Claudine Quinn in the Six Hens and A Cock ECA Free Range exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Kate Edwards. Edinburgh College of Art titled their exhibition Six Hens and A Cock. I liked the bold graphic art of Kate Edwards, stuff who showed four close […]

Album Review – Chad Valley: Equatorial Ultravox

The beautiful new Chillwave of Equatorial Ultravox by Chad Valley is out now on Loose Lips records. Chad Valley is Oxford based Hugo Manuel and he'll be playing at this year's Truck Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

From the teasing synths of opener Now That I’m Real (How Does It Feel?) to the closing wails of Shapeless it is clear that this new super long length EP […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. 80s.

There's still no getting away from 80s influences: great stuff from Eilish Macintosh and Holly Skousbo. Plus Jie Bai, Sarah Hall, Justyna Korzynska, Emma Rose James and Jaeyeon Lee.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eilish Macintosh by Sarah Ushurhe. The 80s are still big all over fashion. Whether as a reference for shape or pattern or colour there’s always something new to delve into […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. Print.

Wonderful print in particular from Holly Fowler who made amazing jewelled maxi dresses, and also from Alfhild Kulper, Ayako Ohori, Lucie Sutton and Annabel Luton. Showing on Tuesday 31st May at the graduate show at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fowler by Claire Kearns. I’ll always be a print kind of girl – I have a degree in printed textiles after all… and have you seen the way I […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review, the winners

Fashion printwear graduate Flaminia Saccucci took the first prize from sponsors L'Oreal, and the worthy runners up were Nicholas Aburn, Ivan Curia Nunes and Momo Wang.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Flaminia Saccucci by Laura Warecki. Central Saint Martins showed for the last time at York Hall on Tuesday 31st May. I sat next to someone from L’Oreal – the principle […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Street Style at Off Out Of Schedule shows

The setting for the Off Out Of Schedule shows at Fashion Week Poland was the wondrous tumble down wreck of Bielnik and Elektrownia at Podsiadło Ksiezy Mlyn, once a huge textile mill. Against this beautiful run down backdrop I hunted down the best in Polish street style.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion Week Poland AW 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. The Off Out Of Schedule shows at Fashion Week Poland inevitably attracted more of the outrageous characters, about it but […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Street Style at Expo

I love seeking out the most intriguingly dressed people at fashion weeks. Here are some of my favourites, with lots of colour blocking present and correct, as well as some inspired vintage styling.

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Fashion Week Poland 2011 street style. All photography Amelia Gregory. Finding the most interesting people to take photos of at any fashion week is always a lot of fun, adiposity […]

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Kate Stelmanis of Austra talks about touring Europe with her debut album Feel It Break

The marvellous Feel It Break came out this week. It's a magnificent tour de force that features the breath-taking vocals of the classically trained Kate Stelmanis of Austra. Just lush.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Austra by Karolina Burdon. Truth be said, pills I have been thoroughly wowed by the debut album from Austra. Maybe it’s the strong influence of The Knife, medicine a band […]

The Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011: The Pastel, Petrol and Beige

A strong showing from Alicja Antoszczyk, Marta Gos and Paulina Matuszelanska. Featuring 80s silhouettes, varied fabrics and strong colour palettes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paulina Matuszelanska by Soni Speight. These three designers showed collections in tones of pastels, information pills petrol and beige. Marta Gos by Gareth A Hopkins. Marta Gos Marta Gos had […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Mark Fast

Mark Fast proved once again that high fashion can look better on girls of a realistic weight. His innovative knitwear appeared on a range of differing sized models at Somerset House on Monday 21st February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Masha Ma A/W 2011 by Liam McMa Masha Ma A/W 2011 by Natsuki Otani. Masha Ma is undoubtedly one of my very favourite designers right now so it was with […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: KTZ

Memphis meets Dynasty meets Mondrian in the superb new collection from Kokon To Zai. The KTZ catwalk show at Somerset House on Wednesday 23rd February 2011 was one of my LFW highlights. With amazing illustrations, naturally.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jayne Pierson

Welsh based designer Jayne Pierson showed at On/Off on Sunday 20th February 2011. Kingdom of Shadows played on themes of restrained tailoring and fluid draping, with lots and lots of deepest black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Olivia Rubin (by Amelia)

Olivia Rubin showed her collection in the Jalouse Nightclub in Hanover Square on Saturday 19th February 2011. The tacky celebrities were out in their droves, but what of the clothes?

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Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins After being amazed by Masha Ma, cialis 40mg I had a short break before heading back into the Freemasons Hall to see Jazzkatze’s A/W 2011 […]

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Album Review – Anna Calvi

Her debut album is self titled, and vibrant red. Red with passion, lust and womanly desires.

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Team Ghost – You Never Did Anything Wrong To Me – Album Review

New EP from former M83 man, a bracing mix of shoegaze, electronica, krautrock and synth-pop

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Pam Hogg and Nick Cave, Peaches Geldof, Mika

A review of the Pam Hogg show on Monday 22nd February, featuring celebrities including, drumroll please... Siouxie Soux, Jodie Harsh, Mika, Peaches Geldof, Nick Cave, Jaime Winstone, Alice Dellal and Tim Noble & Sue Webster.

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Falguni & Shane Peacock

A review of the Indian designers Falguni & Shane, showing at Victoria House on Sunday 21st February. And my thoughts on why they would choose to show at London Fashion Week. Illustrations by Xenab Lone Jamil.

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Falguni & Shane by Xenab Lone Jamil Falguni & Shane by Xenab Lone Jamil. The invite for Falguni & Shane Peacock showed a plethora of jewelled leopards photoshopping their way […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Ramon Gurillo and Bodyamr

A review of knitwear designer Ramon Gurillo at Victoria House, and the Bodyamr sports luxe collection over at Freemasons' Hall on Friday 19th February. With illustrations by Katie Harnett and Saroj Patel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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