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James Hock introduces his AW15 New Basics collection

The New Basics is a deceptively simple collection of beautiful and highly wearable garments for both sexes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Malaysian born conceptual fashion designer James Hock creates 'new basics' which appear at first to be deceptively simple but on closer inspection reveal a host of tiny features which make them special. Here he describes the inspiration and process behind his new AW15 collection.

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'For AW15/16, I've maintained the concept of 'new basics', or unconventional basics, that the James Hock brand has come to be known for. I've played on the usual aesthetic and looked towards a sportier direction this season. I like the concept of the tracksuit or the matching two-piece and have created pieces that are in line with that but in a very simple, versatile style that are incredibly cosy - perfect for the chilly months - but that are still very luxurious. As always, fabrics throughout the collection are mainly natural - cotton, silk velvet and wool felt, but I’ve also used some polyester and lycra to emphasize on the ‘sports’ element. I think the outcomes have provided something coherent, but a little… read more

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AW15: An interview with Kirsty Ward, Fashion, Jewellery and Accessories Designer

The amazing Kirsty Ward has a unique aesthetic that encompasses all aspects of design. Here I catch up with the hard working designer to find out more about her latest collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Ward AW15 by Sangita Kumari. It’s been awhile since I last caught up properly with Kirsty Ward, but when I was reminded of her particularly unique aesthetic at the […]

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The Long Lost Friend: Special Edition – an interview with Husky Rescue

An interview with Marko Nyberg and Antony Bentley of Husky Rescue, describing the process and inspiration behind their new album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The latest album from Finland’s Husky Rescue celebrates ten years of releases with Catskills Records and is a continuous musical exploration, blending Marko Nyberg’s melodic electronica and folk-tinged vocals with […]

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An interview with illustrator David Doran

Be inspired by the wonderful world of talented illustrator David Doran, a recent graduate of Falmouth University.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustrator David Doran is a recent graduate of Falmouth University and was one of the standout graduate illustrators discovered at the 2014 shows (read more in my New Blood review)… […]

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The Many Sides: An interview with founder Rita Sheth

Rita Sheth is the founder of The Many Sides, a unique destination website that specialises in Edgy, Indie and Global Fashion. Here she describes her journey...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Many Sides Fashion Illustration By Toni Morris. You come from a corporate background – why did you decide to branch out and set up The Many Sides and what […]

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Mark Olson: Good-bye Lizelle UK Tour Interview

Mark Olson introduces his new album and collaborator, with a UK tour throughout April.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mark Olson played with the seminal folk-rock/Americana bands The Jayhawks and Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, before becoming an acclaimed solo artist, earning acclaim for his sun drenched melodies, and […]

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Gurun Gurun featuring Cuushe: Atarashii hi video – an interview with director Cristina Maldonado

The new album from cult label Home Normal features this beautiful track with Japanese singer Cuushe. Here the director of the trippy video talks us through her process.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Japanese influenced Czech group Gurun Gurun return with a new video featuring Cuushe (read more about the Japanese singer in our 2012 interview here). The EP features a host […]

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Carve Every Word: An interview with Best Girl Athlete

Fifteen year old Katie Buchan talks to us about her outstanding debut release Carve Every Word, what it’s like collaborating with her Pops and her other dream of studying Astrophysics…

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Katie Buchan is the Aberdeen based voice behind new talent Best Girl Athlete, delivering indie pop to your ears in one of the finest packages. It is kind of irrelevant […]

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Ikebana AW15: An interview with fashion designer Sadie Williams

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sadie Williams by Bonaramis. Fashion designer Sadie Williams was inspired by the 1962 Best of Ikebana book on Japanese flower arranging to create a bold and innovative AW15 collection that […]

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Once There Were Sparks, Now There Are Ashes: An interview with Winter Villains

Josef Prygodzicz and Faye Gibson of Winter Villains talk to us about the making of their second album and the eclectic musical community of the valleys.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Winter Villains by Jo Dumpleton. Winter Villains are an experimental, chamber pop band based in Cardiff. In 2013, their alluring debut album ‘February’ was met with much acclaim and shortlisted […]

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Fine Craft Textiles with Japanese Flair: An interview with designer Nazanin Kamali

Furniture and Interiors designer Nazanin Kamali introduces her debut Textiles collection, discovered at Home London this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture and Interiors designer Nazanin Kamali introduced her debut textiles collection at the Home London show in January – here she explains the reasons why she has turned to fine […]

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Pointillism on the Isle of Wight: An interview with illustrator Sara Netherway

Find out more about the methods and inspiration of this talented illustrator.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vivienne Westwood. Contributing illustrator Sara Netherway is based in the beautiful Isle of Wight. Here she reveals her methods and inspiration. You initially trained in fine art, how did you […]

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Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves: an interview with founder Hannah Saunders

We experienced our first Big Fish Little Fish rave at Shapes in Hackney Wick. Here's an interview with founder Hannah Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last weekend we took Snarfle down to party with Big Fish Little Fish at Hackney Shapes, a grungy warehouse venue in Hackney Wick. Inside children and adults of all sizes […]

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Little Women AW15: an interview with Renli Su

The London College of Fashion trained designer talks us through her current collection, using beautiful ethical fabrics.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Renli Su AW15 by Bonaramis. Chinese born designer Renli Su first caught my eye when her collection appeared on the catwalk as one of the Fashion Scout Ones to Watch […]

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Kitty McCall: Creating Colourful Interior Textiles

Kitty McCall's Tropicalia is a feast of colour for your interior: read on to find out more about this new design brand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designer Catherine Nice is the brains behind Kitty McCall, a brilliant new interior textiles brand you should know about. Her work is inspired by the boldness of artists such as […]

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Ornella Iannuzzi: an interview with fine art jeweller and ‘Jewellery Oscar’ gold award winner

The stunning designs of French jeweller Ornella Iannuzzi marry luxurious materials with innovative settings.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ornella Iannuzzi by Iris van Gelder. Ornella Iannuzzi is a fine art jeweller who has trained in both France and the UK. I discovered her unique and unusual designs at […]

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Disturbing Wildlife: An interview with Invisible Familiars

Brooklyn based musician Jared Samuel introduces his band Invisible Familiars and talks of William Blake, coconuts and their delicious debut LP Disturbing Wildlife.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Invisible Familiars is the creation of the talented multi instrumentalist Jared Samuel. His debut LP Disturbing Wildlife, which he penned on a houseboat named Gypsy docked in Jamaica Bay, was […]

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Plastic Mermaids: Inhale the Universe Interview

The psychedelic Isle of Wight five piece introduce us to their inspiration and work practice.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Plastic Mermaids by Kat Hassan. Plastic Mermaids are a five piece band from the Isle of Wight. Since their 2014 release of debut EP ‘Drømtorp’ they have rightfully been earning […]

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Meet Grande Dame: Special Guest Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Tiff McGinnis is Grande Dame: she appeared in the first ever issue of Amelia's Magazine ten years ago so it's only fitting that she has produced an amazing one off piece of artwork to celebrate my 10th anniversary. Read on to find out about Saint Agatha.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiff McGinnis, aka Grande Dame, is a highly collectible multi-disciplinary artist who is currently hosting My Voodoo On You, a spectacular solo show at the Ink_D gallery in Brighton. I […]

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Meet Yoko Furusho: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Yoko Furusho is a super talented New York based Japanese illustrator. Her work for my 10th anniversary book is inspired by ideas of the afterlife, and is available as a super limited gold leaf print NOW.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yoko Furusho is a Japanese illustrator based in New York, and was featured in my first book, Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration. Since then she has worked with a long list […]