Posts Tagged ‘Covent Garden’

Baartmans & Siegel: London Collections Men S/S 2013 Presentation Review

Baartmans and Siegel presented their 'South Pacific Aviation' S/S 2014 collection on Earlham Street on Tuesday 18 June…

Written by Matt Bramford


Baartmans and Siegel S/S 2014 by Hannah Smith

Bright and early on the last day of London Collections: Men, I raced to Covent Garden to catch Baartmans and Siegel's S/S 2014 presentation.


All photography by Matt Bramford

The design duo presented this season's wares in an unused shop on Earlham Street. Inside, their eight models stood on breeze blocks in front of stark white walls, enveloped by a jungle of plants. With A/W 2013's collection of Arctic-worthy puffas and parkas ingrained… read more

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London Collections: Men S/S 2014: Day One Presentations featuring Nicholas Kirkwood, Hentsch Man, Mr Start, Mr Hare and Ada + Nik

Here's the lowdown on the menswear presentations staged on Sunday 16 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Mr Start / Mr Hare S/S 2014 by Dom&Ink Presentations are MEGA. You turn up, the PR staff are much calmer and more friendly and they give you a beer. […]

UGG Australia launches the I Do Wedding Collection and Piccadilly Flagship Store

Think you know Australian footwear brand UGG? Think again: they have some cracking new products for S/S 2012, and a new flagship store opens in London today!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Remember UGG? that much derided maker of *comfortable* booties worn by many a D-list celeb? Well, slowly and quietly UGG has undertaken a design transformation and grown up… I had […]

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 […]

The eye at the centre: An interview with artist Sam Knowles

Grand theories and big questions lie at the heart of Sam Knowles’ work, but what the artist wants more than anything is for the viewer to draw their own conclusions. ‘Fearful Sphere’ is showing now at the Simon Oldfield Gallery.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Portrait of the Artist (manipulated found book page) I’m a little early for my meeting with Sam Knowles, giving me a chance to wander the rooms of the Simon Oldfield […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Eun Jeong (by Georgia)

In the Covent Garden Piazza, Fashion Fringe winner Eun Jeong put on an intimate insight into her romantic and somewhat British vision for Autumn/Winter 2011. And it was my right cup of English tea.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Jenny Robins I remember blogging about Eun Jeong eons ago, enticed by her pretty minimalism with a crisp all-white palette one season. For me, she most certainly stood […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo (by Jemma)

The design duo showed their A/W 2011 collection “Valkyrie” in the On|Off venue in Covent Garden on Friday 18th February, with illustrations by Gareth A Hopkins and Sandra Contreras!

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Sandra Contreras Jena.Theo, made up of Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis, who met at the London College of Fashion, clearly want to be rock-chic at heart, and the […]

An interview with writer and fashion designer Lira Leirner

Writer, Cultural Sociologist, Fashion Designer and self described "Jack of All Trades" Lira Leirner talks to Amelia's Magazine about her fashion line, the differences between social and political sociology and the merits of reading.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Lira Leirner is a Goldsmith’s Sociology and Culture graduate and the writer behind the wonderful blog: The Portmanteau. Recently Lira has delved into the world of fashion design with her […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Party: Tatty Devine

Probably the only Wild West themed jewellery party I’ll ever get to go to, read my review of Tatty Devine’s great night with illustrations from Joana Faria...

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration by Joana Faria Nearing the end of fashion week, everyone begins to look forward to a little light relief and a break from running from venue to venue – […]

A review of Ctrl.Alt.Shift’s latest venture, “Dear Diary”

A moving, poignant and sometimes hilarious look at the lives of others, showing at Super Superficial's Gallery Seven.

Written by Kat Phan

Dan Eldon’s visual diaries; courtesy of Kathy Eldon At some point in your life, you may have kept a diary, pouring into it all of your deepest and darkest thoughts; […]

An Interview with Ruth Babajide: African Heritage Exhibition Curator

We speak to curator Ruth Babajide about the inspiration behind the show, her roots and the importance of knowing your own heritage.

Written by Calum Ross

An exciting and refreshing showcase of established and emerging new talent from modern Africa and its diaspora, The African Heritage Exhibition opened on Wednesday 31st March 2010 at the Bedfordbury […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Presentation Review: Eley Kishimoto by Amelia

A review of the Eley Kishimoto "Pattern Lab" presentation in Kingly Street during London Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter 2010, and including lots of squirrels...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eley Kishimoto by Celine Choo. Eley Kishimoto have always been high on my list of must-see fashion shows, but this season they were instead presenting a small exhibition on a […]

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Tatty Devine launch new central London store in style

Tatty Devine's new boutique in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials is open for business

Written by Ester Kneen

All imagery throughout courtesy of Natalia Kneen. The recent grand opening of Tatty Devine’s new Covent Garden boutique was an affair to remember. A mini marching band led an excited […]

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LFW 09 – David Koma – The Jetsons meets Barbarella

Fashion Scout, Merit Winner, London Fashion Week. Covent Garden

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

David Koma blasted Hot Chip ‘do it do it do it now’ as the models strutted along the catwalk attired in the outcome of the Jetson family crossed with Barbarella. […]

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LFW 09 – Rachel Lamb S/S 2010 – The Skin I am In

Fashion Scout, Covent Garden, London

Written by Becca Kitson

The best thing about attending an MA final fashion show is that you can well and truly leave your preconceptions at the door. That’s not to say that there hasn’t […]

Fashion Listings 14th 20th September

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Monday 14th Rankin at The Truman Brewery It’s the last chance to see Rankin’s retrospective in Brick Lane this week. The exhibition moves through Rankin at university exploring the well […]

DIY London Seen – Beautiful Losers

Art comes to Covent Garden market

Written by Cereinyn Ord

What was formerly the Lush store in Covent Garden’s main piazza is now host to the exhibition ‘DIY London Seen’, a homage to the subjects of the film ‘Beautiful Losers’. […]