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Posts Tagged ‘Alexander McQueen’

New A/W 2013 Season Interview: Meet Fashion Designer CC KUO

In every clothing rack there's a silver lining, and CC Kuo is most definitely a ray of sunshine peeking out from behind the fashion clouds.

Written by Jessica Cook

CC KUO by Laura Hickman
CC Kuo by Laura Hickman

I've always wondered about the phrase 'the sun has put his hat on'. What does it mean exactly? What kind of hat is it? Is it a sombrero or a sunhat, a beret or a beanie? Maybe even a boater tipped stylishly to one side? And why does everyone assume the sun is a 'he'? Even the French language, with its masculine and feminine nouns describes it as 'le soleil', but, I've always thought of it as a bit more femme. With CC Kuo around, this is a question (and philosophical debate) that doesn't need to be answered (or explored in a neverending cycle of questions). Forget the sun putting his headgear on, you can get your sun on.

CC KUO


CC Kuo's latest collection is a range of clothes patterned with skylines and sunsets. The pieces feature cloud-cover on dresses, sunlight peeking out of coat… read more

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Dans La Vie: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review and Interview

Designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie answered some questions just before she took to the catwalk with new collection Invisible Enemy, Threat Found at Fashion Scout on Saturday 16th February 2013.

Written by Zaena Miller

Dans La Vie A/W 2013 by Sarah Underwood For Dans La Vie’s new A/W 2013 collection Invisible Enemy, Threat Found Japanese designer Rira Sugawara revelled in a mish-mash of fabric […]

50 Frocks

A Review of 50 Fabulous Frocks at the Fashion Museum, Bath

Jessica Cook wishes the Fashion Museum a very happy fiftieth as she visits their 50 Fabulous Frocks exhibition

Written by Jessica Cook

Illustration of 1900s champagne fancy dress costume, unknown maker, by Freddy Thorn. Like any good birthday bash, it begins with champagne; a bottle of 1904 Veuve Clicquot to be exact, […]

London 2012 Olympic Games Team Opening and Closing Ceremonies Illustrated

Celebrating the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics in illustrations. What did you think of them?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jessie J by Laura Hickman. Can it really be a week since the Olympics ended? Here’s my final blog post inspired by the visual drama of the ceremonies that opened […]

University of Westminster: Illustration & Visual Communication Graduate Show 2012 Review

University of Westminster showed off a range of talented up-and-coming illustration and visual communication graduates on the 7th of June 2012 at the AMBIKA P3 Gallery in Marylebone. I went along to pick out the best of what's to come.

Written by Alia Gargum

Juno by Angelina Ioannides-Beer One of the particularly exciting parts of Graduate month this year was getting to see the University of Westminster BA Illustration & Visual Communication degree show, […]

Javari Shoes for Show Exhibition Review

From Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th November, Javari held the Shoes for Show exhibition at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery: a showcase of some of the world’s most extraordinary and prestigious footwear designs.

Written by Sarah Deane

Katie Eary for Nike by Eccabin.   As if we needed any more proof that shoes are a form of art, online shoe connoisseurs, Javari held a dazzling exhibition over […]

The Royal Wedding in Illustrations: Kate & Wills

In the first of my Royal Wedding illustrated round ups, here's..... drumroll please..... Kate and Wills, in all their celebration finery, re-imagined by a multitude of talented illustrators from around the world. Enjoy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Will & Kate by Gemma Milly. Available to buy as a print here. I suppose I should start this blog with a disclaimer: I am for sure no ardent royalist. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Christopher Beales

Newcomer Christopher Beales presented When The Crystal Crack'd at the Rag Factory just off Brick Lane on Friday 18th February. Well, he may be new to the madness of showing during LFW, but this first class designer has certainly paid his dues. Very promising.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Beales A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. Christopher Beales has been working at the coal face of fashion for his entire career thus far, in places as diverse as Voyage […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Jayne Pierson

In the last of our series of pre-LFW interviews, we chat to Welsh designer Jayne Pierson to find out what's inspiring her this season and why she needs a holiday…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Welsh designer Jayne Pierson won the Graduate Fashion Week Ecological Design Award in 2007 and since then has quickly risen up the fashion ranks. Her […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon

Ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon shows her new A/W 2011 film presentation on Friday 18th February 2011 and I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the collection. Here's part one of my interview with this inspiring designer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 sneak preview by Andrea Peterson. I asked a variety of illustrators to interpret one piece from the new collection… so read on to see what they […]

Pretty-Rubbish-by-Mina-Bach

Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), through […]

Aware: Art Fashion Identity at the Royal Academy

The third exhibition of contemporary art at the Royal Academy's Burlington Gardens space explores how clothes are used by artists and designers as a form of communication to reveal and conceal identity

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Little Rich Girls, 2010, Installation shot from GSK Contemporary – Aware: Art Fashion Identity, Commissioned by the London College of Fashion and the Royal Academy of Arts, […]

Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum

A new exhibition at the Design Museum explores fashion illustration through the ages: Erté and Lapape in the 1920s, Gruau and Bouché in the 1950s, Antonio Lopez in the 1980s and the modern greats such as Gustafson and Berthoud…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Illustration by Daria Hlazatova Fashion illustration. You may have noticed we get pretty excited about the genre, particularly with Amelia’s new book on the way. Drawing Fashion at the Design […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Ada Zanditon

A review of Ethical Fashion Designer and Esthetica Innovator Award Winner, Ada Zanditon with beautiful illustrations by Paolo Caravello

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustrations by Paolo Caravello Monday saw the fourth day dawn on London Fashion Week and delightfully my first day of intriguing ethical fashion presentations. First up on No. 1 Greek […]

A live shoot with photographer Ellis Scott

Fashion photographer Ellis Scott hosted a live shoot at the Spot Communications pop-up showroom last week, and here are the results…!

Written by Matt Bramford

Ellis Scott, illustrated by Jess Stokes So, if the last few days are anything to go by, it seems we won’t be getting the long hot summer we were promised, […]

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Ada Zanditon and ADZ

In the run up to London Fashion Week, Katie Antoniou chats to ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon about how she's preparing for her show. She also gets the chance to talk about Ada's diffusion line, ADZ…

Written by Katie Antoniou

ADZ, illustrated by Jess Stokes Whilst eco-couture has always been ahead of the times in terms of sustainability, it’s often been left behind in the style stakes, unable to compete […]

An interview with fashion film maker Marnie Hollande

Lauren Smith chats to Marnie Hollande, an up and coming fashion film maker, about making fashion work on the big screen.

Written by Lauren Smith

Marnie Holland, illustrated by Lana Hughes Fashion and film have long been bedfellows, but with the roaring success of Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio video blog, and luxury brands like Chanel making […]

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Northumbria’s Naomi New

In the latest in our series of post-Graduate Fashion Week interviews, Matt Bramford chats to one of his favourites, Naomi New, about Elvis, Gaga, Mad Max and what the future has in store for this young, fresh 'n' new designer…

Written by Matt Bramford

Naomi New was undoubtedly one of the highlights at Graduate Fashion Week 2010. Her incredible costumes dazzled the press and had me bouncing up and down on my seat at […]

Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation Book Launch

Florence Massey speaks to Kristin Knox, author of a new book which pays tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, at the signing at Material bookstore, Kingly Court

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration by Katie Harnett After attending the Susie Bubble talk at Sketchbook’s pop up shop, I headed to Kristin Knox’s book signing, who coincidently is the magazine’s resident fashion editor. […]

Lee Alexander McQueen – An Irreplaceable Inspiration

Two months on, Georgia Takacs speaks to Carly Moroney, reflecting on what the death of Alexander McQueen will mean to the art students and young creatives who worshipped him.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Today there is only one thing on the minds of those working in the fashion sphere: the untimely departure of Alexander McQueen. At the grand age of 68, our Vivienne […]