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Posts Tagged ‘Ethical Fashion’

Beautiful Soul presents Olivia Rose A/W 2012: new season preview interview

The new A/W 2012 collection from Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul is called Olivia Rose after her two grandmothers. And it's beautiful indeed.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olivia Rose by Emma Ostcliffe
Olivia Rose by Emma Ostcliffe.

For the past few years designer Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul has been exploring the potential of a design driven ethical fashion business. Since her appearance in my book, Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration, I've watched her label grow and flourish into a beautiful Ready to Wear line. Her latest collection, Olivia Rose, features beautiful, wearable dresses and trench coats in a strong but pretty colour palette of navy, red, fuschia, dove grey and turquoise. There's an unmistakable 70s influence but these are timeless pieces to treasure. I talked to Nicola about the inspiration for Olivia Rose, and the best ways to grow a sustainable fashion label.

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Good Fashion Show: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February a new eco fashion exhibition took place at the London House. The Good Fashion Show was a brave attempt to bring ethical fashion to the masses, but failed to present some great ethical brands in the stylish context they deserve to be seen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Good Fashion Show AW 2012 by Antonia Parker Following on the footsteps of other London Fashion Week off-schedule showrooms which focus on ethical fashion, such as Ecoluxe London, The Good […]

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Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 – since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention […]

Review: Designs of the Year 2012 at the Design Museum

An eclectic and intriguing selection of great design that includes architecture, fashion, furniture, product design, graphics and digital art. Here's my pick of this year's selection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vivienne Westwood ethically produced bags. The Design Museum‘s flagship exhibition, Designs of the Year, has returned for 2012. I went along to the preview to check out the experts’ choice […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Collectif: Fashion Pop

Collectif: Fashion Pop showcased the collections of up and coming Montreal designers on the Scene de l'Esplanade catwalk at Festival Mode et Design. Here's some of the local talent!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anomal Couture by Alia Gargum. Collectif: Fashion Pop took place on Friday afternoon at the Festival Mode et Design at Montreal Festimania. It was a chance to see some of […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design – Ethik BGC

Ethik BGC is a collective of designers and artisans committed to social and ecological fashion design. I caught the end of their catwalk show on the Scene de L'Esplanade stage at Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ethik BGC at Festival Mode et Design by Hanna Viktorsson. On Friday I was sad to miss the Cégep Marie-Victorin student show at Festival Mode et Design, for sale which […]

Beautiful Soul collaborates with ACOFI illustrator Faye West for A/W 2011: Painting by Numbers

English Rose meets Japanese style in the new collection from Nicola Woods, which features heritage tailored coats made from British wool and some delightful printed silk dresses featuring designs from ACOFI illustrator Faye West.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swallow and Dog Rose print design for Beautiful Soul by Faye West. Painting by Numbers is the A/W 2011 collection from Beautiful Soul, click featuring gorgeous textile prints put together […]

An interview with brand new SIX Magazine, and the rise and rise of ethical fashion

SIX is a brand new online Ethical fashion Magazine bringing design and style to the forefront of the slow fashion revolution. We chatted to the lovely Editor in Chief Alina Raetsep about the launch of the magazine, the rising awareness of ethical fashion, her northern roots and her mum. Lovely.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Slow Fashion by Mina Bach “We stand for slow fashion, click respect for clothes and those who created them, cure and the return to individuality” heralds the SIX Magazine website, […]

Junky Styling Junky Air and Ju.St A/W 2011 Catwalk Show Review

Junky Styling eschewed the official London Fashion Week schedule to show their A/W 2011 Junky Air and Ju.St collections on Tuesday 29th March at the Old Truman Brewery. It was bloody fabulous.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ross Harrison, ed advice Director and Writer of Beyond the Brink, see Illustration by Francesca Bourne Beyond the Brink is young filmmaker’ Ross Harrison’s exploration of the debate on Climate […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Exhibition Review

Armed only with her sketchbook and a blagged press pass, ACOFI illustrator Jenny Robins perused the LFW stands for us. Her highlights included novelty hats, kitsch jewellery, birds and some eye-catching dresses.

Written by Jenny Robins

Illustration by Hayley Akins. Such had been the anticipation surrounding Caitlin Rose’s return to the UK, medical search especially after the release of her acclaimed debut album, pilule Own Side […]

The Papered Parlour: Fashion in the Age of Austerity

Fashion in the Age of Austerity brought together a whole host of top notch ethical fashionistas to ask the question: is fashion wearing out the planet? Held at the V&A Museum of Childhood on Thursday 3rd March 2011.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen. Illustration by Faye West. Designers Remix is a somewhat ridiculous name for the signature brand from Danish designer Charlotte Eskildsen. The press release states that […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Clements Ribeiro

Clements Ribeiro: ethical fashion meets the catwalk, bringing original prints and vintage features and longer, leaner sillouhettes - with illustrations by Avril Kelly and Jenny Robins!

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Illustration by Avril Kelly Finally escaping the intermittent drizzle, pilule I find myself standing in a beautiful hall within the restored Northumberland House in Trafalgar Square. The ornate ceiling is […]

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

Jeff Garner opened Vauxhall Fashion Scout with his Artist Wonderment collection on Friday 18th February. This is our FOURTH blog about his lovely catwalk show. Yes really. With yet more wonderful illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Prophetik A/W 2011 by Gilly Rochester. I will confess now. I may have gone over the top. Yes, nurse physician this blog is positively popping at the seams with illustrations. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Katie)

In a striking antidote to the dark, minimalist palettes of some A/W collections, Jeff Garner's 'Artist Wonderment' was the highlight of my first day at LFW. Inspired by the court of Louis XV, this is not fashion for the faint hearted, but it combines all my personal priorities; ethical production, theatricality and a modern twist on a historical theme. Illustrations by Ankolie.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Orla Kiely LFW A/W Collection, search stuff illustration by Joana Faria Initially I got stuck in the lift with a delivery man, information pills and then a very tanned lady. […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration Launch Party Review: by Amelia

The launch party for ACOFI took place on Friday 28th January 2011. Huge thanks to everyone who made the party go off with such a bang! With lots of lovely photos.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nina Dolcetti by Natsuki Otani. Were you already considering how to make ethical shoes whilst you were studying at Cordwainers? Absolutely. I come from a family of ethical fashion pioneers […]

Nina Dolcetti: an interview with ethical shoe designer Elisalex Grunfeld de Castro

She's wowed the likes of Laura Bailey with her curvaceous shoe designs and I wore a pair at my launch party: meet shoe designer Elisalex Grunfeld de Castro... in this excerpt of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2011 by Krister Selin. Fashion designer Martina Spetlova hails from Bohemia in the southern part of the Czech Republic. She studied Chemistry and Biology at university in […]

Nancy Dee: the ethical fashion range from sisters Tamsin and Seraphina Davis

Tamsin and Seraphina Davis are sisters in ethical fashion design. They started their label a few years ago to bridge the gap between style, versatility and ethical production. Here's a taster of their interview in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emete Yarici by Jenny Lloyd http://jennylloyd.co.uk It’s impossible to miss the Make Lemonade pop-up shop as you walk up Chalton Street Market, treat with big windows displaying the warm and […]

Minna: an interview with ethical fashion designer Minna Hepburn

We've been loving up stylish ethical designer Minna for sometime here on Amelia's Magazine. Here's an excerpt from her piece in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregoy

Vintage fashion, stomach illustrated by Matilde Sazio Vintage shop, price illustrated by Karolina Burdon What gave you the idea for Preloved, Reloved in the first place? Well I always like […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration official launch party is TODAY.

It's Friday 28th January 2011, the day that Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (featuring the very best in ethical fashion design) officially launches with a big party at 123 Bethnal Green Road. Here's the lowdown...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Abby Wright Rider to the sea starts. With slow, decease troche sensuous notes, stuff running then halting. We wait. This is like some sort of Spanish guitar tease; […]

Michelle Lowe-Holder: the ethical designer who is reinventing the fashion accessory

Fashion designer Michelle Lowe-Holder took a break from the day job and realised that what she really loved was creating accessories. Her new collection features upcycled fabrics from her studio. Here's a taster of her interview in ACOFI

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michelle Lowe-Holder S/S 2011 by Michelle Urvall Nyren. Canadian Michelle Lowe-Holder completed an MA in knitwear at Central Saint Martins and launched her eponymous collection in 2001. She has always […]