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Posts Tagged ‘Central Saint Martins’

Change Your Mind: 57 Ways To Unlock Your Creative Self – Book Review

Author Rod Judkins explores how creativity can be unlocked across 57 different mini chapters in this engaging little book, published by Hardie Grant.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Change your mind by Rod Judkins book review
Are you a creative person? Given the nature of my website I suspect that almost all my readers would regard themselves as creative in some way - and if not actively creating themselves, then appreciating, encouraging and inspiring the creations of others. Otherwise you wouldn't be here, right? In fact I agree with Rod Judkins when he says that we all of us have the potential to be creative. I would go even further and say that humans are instinctively creative or we would not be where we are today, with an advanced society that generates so many amazing ideas in every area of life.

But maybe you are reading this and thinking 'Pah, I don't feel very creative. At least, not as creative as I'd like to be.' Well, fear not for help is at hand with the aid of Change Your Mind: 57 Ways To Unlock Your Creative Self from Hardie Grant, a nifty little yellow book by the aforementioned RCA fine arts graduate Rod Judkins, who lectures in creative thinking at places such as… read more

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Huishan Zhang: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

I used twitter's new Vine app to capture the impressive presentation by Chinese designer Huishan Zhang at the Portico Rooms on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink. New twitter mini film app Vine was embraced by the more social media savvy end of the fashion crowd at London Fashion […]

Yulia Kondranina: Fashion Scout Ones to Watch A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Yulia Kondranina showed with Ones to Watch at Fashion Scout on Saturday 16th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yulia Kondranina A/W 2013 by youdesignme. Russian designer and Central Saint Martins graduate Yulia Kondranina was last to show at Ones to Watch, with a small collection of immaculate construction: […]

Yifang Wan, Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Merit Award winner Yifang Wan proved why she'd earned Fashion Scout's highest accolade at the Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 16 February…

Written by Matt Bramford

Yifang Wan A/W 2013 by Gabriel Ayala Fashion Week A/W 2013 got off to a cracking start on Friday, for anybody who actually turned up. I didn’t, thanks to the […]

Hellen Van Rees: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Preview Interview

New writer Jessica Cook chats to designer Hellen van Rees prior to the launch of her A/W 2013 collection at LFW this weekend.

Written by Jessica Cook

Helen Van Rees A/W 2013 by Claire Kearns Up-and-coming Dutch fashion and textile designer Hellen van Rees is presenting her independent collection SQUARE3 ANGLE: THE TRANSFORMATION at London Fashion Week […]

An interview with jewellery designer Katie Rowland

Using semi precious stones and fine metals, Katie Rowland creates bold jewellery inspired by mythological females.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Katie Rowland by Shivani Chavda. Katie Rowland won ‘New Jewellery Designer of the Year’ at the prestigious 2011 UK Jewellery Awards: not bad for someone who initially trained as a […]

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An Interview with Jewellery Designer Kate Sibley, talking about her ‘Future Jewellery’ Collection

London based designer Kate Sibley, of design studio Sibley Grove, talks us through her new bold and sustainable jewellery collection created with beautifully folded stone paper.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Kate Sibley Jewellery by Laura Griffin When I first looked at images of Kate Sibley’s stone ‘paper’ Future Jewellery I was reminded of a gorgeous book I fell in love […]

Fashion Fringe: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

My very belated final report from the S/S 2013 shows at London Fashion Week: Fashion Fringe featured three finalists: Haizhen Wang, Teija Eilola and Vita Gottlieb.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Haizhen Wang S/S 2013 by Faye West. I was very excited about this year’s Fashion Fringe: it’s always a great place to discover the talent of years to come (think […]

Ekaterina Kukhareva: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Ekaterina Kukhareva presented her Brigitte Bardot inspired Goddess in St. Tropez collection on Sunday 16th September at Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ekaterina Kukhareva by S/S 2013 by Sheilagh Tighe aka Shy Illustrations. Ukranian born Ekaterina Kukhareva is a Central Saint Martins knitwear graduate, about whom I knew nothing before this show, […]

Hellen van Rees: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Dutch designer and CSM graduate Hellen van Rees showcased Square2: Exploring Excitement at Ones to Watch on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hellen Van Rees S/S 2013 by Kristina Vasiljeva. I was most delighted to read that Dutch designer Hellen van Rees uses recycled materials to create her innovative tweeds, which are […]

Constructive Studio: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Preview Interview

Introducing the brand new fashion and home interiors collection from Constructive Studio: a collaboration between graphic designer Craig Yamey and fashion designer Ian Scott Kettle.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Constructive Studio is a brand new label launching this season, a collaboration between graphic designer Craig Yamey and fashion designer Ian Scott Kettle, who discovered a mutual love of street […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part two

Curious creatures, ceramic toys and an oversized scary devil banker are amongst some of my finds at this year's show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first look at the best designer makers at this year’s New Designers, here, in no particular order, are more interesting creations that I found. At Bath […]

New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part one

A round up of some of the best designer makers from Hereford College of Arts, Nottingham Trent University, Central Saint Martins and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

At Hereford College of Arts the standard of craft design was high as always, with some beautifully original designs. Sophie Walker‘s woodcarved sculptures opened to reveal small stash spaces. Collapsed […]

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Joanna Cave: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Collection Preview Interview

Inspired by Indian colours and patterns, jewellery designer Joanna Cave also cites the essence and femininity of Indian women as an influence for her gorgeous A/W 2012 collection.

Written by Miranda Williams

Joanna Cave A/W 2012 by Gemma Cotterell Joanna Cave has become synonymous with both ethical consciousness and beautiful design. Her mother is Greek and her father is English, so after […]

Myrza de Muynck: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Dutch designer Myrza de Muynck showed her first catwalk collection with Fashion Scout Ones to Watch on Friday 17th February 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Myrza de Muynck A/W 2012 by Faye West. Myrza de Muynck is a Dutch designer showing for the first time as part of Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch. She graduated […]

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Lesley Craze Gallery: Christmas Late Night Opening 2011

Nestled on the edge of Clerkenwell Green, the Lesley Craze gallery is a must-go destination for jewellery lovers. I went along on their late night opening to see what new work they had on show.

Written by Miranda Williams

Photography preseves a moment forever – it marks and preserves time as it has been spent. It is, information pills to draw Barthes into the conversation, a memento mori. Amy […]

Scandinavian womenswear designer Eyglo: New S/S 2012 Season Presentation Preview and Interview

S/S 2012 sees the sixth collection from Icelandic-based label, Eglyo. I caught up with designer Eyglo Magret Larusdottir to discuss the new collection and future plans for boutique collective, Kiosk.

Written by Sarah Deane

Eyglo S/S 2012 by Aysim Genc. 

Eyglo Magret has been designing clothes since the age of 17. Graduating from the Iceland Academy of Arts in 2005 with a degree in […]

An interview with fashion designer Ramil Makinano

A chat with Central Saint Martins graduate Ramil Makinano about his Philippines heritage, his weird and wonderful graduate collection, MTV, National Trust and much more…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ramil Makinano‘s Graduate Collection illustrated by Milly Jackson I first saw the weird and wonderful work of Ramil Makinano at the Toni&Guy Hair Show during London Fashion Week last month. […]

Martina Spetlova: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter. Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an […]

An interview with Accessory Designer Hope Von Joel from Eye of the World Designs

Hope Von Joel is a fashion editor and stylist who set out to create an accessories collection from wood, with partner and woodcraft expert Liam Motyer. The result was Eye of the World Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eye of the World S/S 2012 collection by Milly Jackson. Hope Von Joel is a multi-talented knitwear designer, more about stylist, see fashion editor and accessories designer. But just how […]