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Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Fashion design inspired by the classics: An interview with Anna Popovich

Anna Popovich describes an unusual start to her career running an independent fashion label, now producing beautiful limited edition items throughout the year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anna Popovich by Karolina Burdon

Anna Popovich by Karolina Burdon.

Anna Popovich grew up in Leicester and has taken a far from direct route into fashion, first studying Literature at King's College London, before refining her style working as a model and an intern for the likes of Roksanda Ilinicic, then topping up her skills at London College of Fashion and Central St Martins. Her innovative Hackney based brand has recently decided to concentrate on selling direct to the public, offering affordably priced limited runs throughout the year straight through their website.

Fashion Illustration by Ivana Bugarinovic

Fashion Illustration by Ivana Bugarinovic.

How did you get from a degree in comparative literature to your own clothing… read more

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Astonishing occult illustrations and richly patterned surface designs: an interview with Llew Mejia

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Minneapolis based designer Llew Mejia. Think occult inspirations, unusual candy, collaborations aplenty and a day job as textile designer for Target.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Supr Natr zine cover.
Minneapolis based illustrator and textile designer Llew Mejia creates richly wondrous images, full of exotic furled leaves and wide eyed beasts. Ever since discovering his daily posts …

Butterflies, Swans, Stars and Tiaras: An interview with beaded jewellery designer Clara Francis

In this super inspiring interview jewellery designer Clara Francis talks about her career, motherhood and plans for the future. With loads of wonderful photos and illustrations too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Illustration.
Clara Francis and I first spoke about doing an interview when she had just given birth to her youngest and I was pregnant with …

MT Warning on the making of Midnight Dawn with Taylor Steele

Mikey Bee describes his unique collaborative process with film maker Taylor Steele, who helped shape not only the video for Midnight Dawn, but the entire Midnight Set album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MT Warning by James Grover.
Mikey Bee (aka MT Warning) was playing a solo show in Australia, when American film-maker Taylor Steele happened to be in the audience. Intrigued by the …

Magnetic Wallpaper Designs: an interview with interiors surface designer Sian Zeng

As she reveals a brand new range for S/S 2014, designer Sian Zeng reveals how celebrity singer and actress Hilary Duff helped her get her innovative magnetic wallpaper to market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Sian Zeng’s sew your own bespectacled bears a couple of years ago at a craft fair, and am the proud owner of one such bear which I …

The Ecologist Guides to Food and Fashion: an interview with illustrator Lucy Kirk

Illustrator Lucy Kirk describes how she put together images for the Ecologist Guide to Food and the Ecologist Guide to Fashion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Ecologist has just published two superb new books with Leaping Hare Press that detail the ways in which we can improve the food and fashion systems, both of which …

Behind the Scenes at Print Club London: an interview with Kate Newbold Higginson

Bringing screenprinting to the digital generation: Kate Newbold Higginson is one of the brains behind screenprinting studios Print Club London, helping illustrators and artists revive the practice in a digital age.

Written by Katie Antoniou

I first met Kate Newbold Higginson when she was just setting up Print Club London and only had a pop-up shop on Brick Lane. Since then, the collective have gone …

Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and …

An interview with James Morgan, director of the video for Cucurucu by Nick Mulvey

National Geographic photographer James Morgan shot the beautiful video for Cucurucu in Indonesia. I found out about this intriguing collaboration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

NIck Mulvey by Kaja Szechowsko.
Nick Mulvey, former founding member of Portico Quartet, releases new single Cucurucu accompanied by a stunning video shot on Nihiwatu beach in Indonesia by National Geographic director …

Singer Songwriter Dustin Tebbutt introduces his debut EP: The Breach

The Breach is a haunting collection of four melodies, wrought during a stay in Sweden and now catching the attention of radio stations across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dustin Tebbutt by Claudine O’Sullivan.
From organic beginnings during a stay in Sweden, The Breach by Australian singer songwriter Dustin Tebbutt has gained a momentum all its own, gaining fans on …

An interview with Tom Brosseau – introducing new album Grass Punks

From North Dakota to Los Angeles, down to earth musician Tom Brosseau has travelled far, but his music is still embedded within the sweet sighs of the plains.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tom Brosseau, Green Punks by Kerry-Leslie.
LA resident and folk troubadour Tom Brosseau hails all the way from the enigmatic sounding Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Grass Punks is his first …

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova

I am super excited to introduce New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova as one of my new Portfolio Illustrators on my soon to be relaunched website...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 by Yelena Bryksenkova.
The wonderful New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova has for many years been one of my favourite contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, during which time …

Interview: Fashion designer Ziad Ghanem introduces new S/S 2014 Couture Collection “HELL O”

Ziad Ghanem and his stylist Aiden Connor talk about the brand new S/S 2014 haute couture collection, inspired by Queen Victoria and powerful curvy women.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ziad Ghanem S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns.
We really missed culture couturier Ziad Ghanem on the catwalk last season so I am really pleased to exclusively introduce his new S/S 2014 …

Slugs and Snails Tights: beautiful patterned baby and toddlerwear for little boys (and girls)

Meet Kathleen Redmond, the innovative Irish mum behind boys' tights brand Slugs and Snails.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My new website will feature some brilliant baby wear designers, including the fabulous Slugs and Snails range of tights for boys (and girls). I make no secret of my great …

A Little Book of Craftivism: an interview with Sarah Corbett

Craftivist Sarah Corbett explains why 'a spoonful of craft helps the activism go down' in this pocket sized book: perfect for inspiring the activist crafter in your life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

For those not in the know can you summarise what Craftivism is about in a few sentences?
Very simply, craftivism is activism that uses craft as the medium to get the …

Dear Fashion Diary: an interview with Emmi Ojala

Emmi Ojala is an illustrator with an interest in fashion and sustainability. She has created two amazing projects that encompass her interests, Dear Fashion Journal and Dear Fashion Diary, and here she tells us more about their development and inspiration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

How did you first come across the idea of the Free Fashion Challenge, and why did you decide to take part? 


The Free Fashion Challenge was an initiative of Laura de …

Interview: Washington Irving introduce new album Palomides: Volumes I & II

This Scottish band combines elements of folk with walls of noise to create a brand new sound that is all their own. I set out to learn more about the intriguing five some.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Palomides by Rebecca May Higgins.
Why does the new album, Palomides, come in two volumes?
Before releasing Palomides, we’d primarily focused on touring for a while, so when we came to it, …

Reports of Snow: an interview with Abe Davies of Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls is a collective that features members of Cornershop, Little Fish, Viarosa and Goldrush. Together they have created a lush album tinged with hints of Americana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Reports of Snow is the new album by Reichenbach Falls, a collective headed up by singer songwriter Abe Davies, and based out of Oxford, that ever burgeoning hub of musical …

An interview with Berlin dance band Claire, and review of new EP Broken Promise Land

Meet Claire: making marvellous intelligent dance music, straight outta Berlin.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Claire by Lynne Datson.
The new EP from Berlin based band Claire features a series of anthemic dance tunes that will get stuck in your head in the best possible way. …

Welsh singer Lydia Baylis introduces her new single Life Without You

The Welsh singer songwriter is set to release her debut album A Darker Trace: here she introduces her latest single, plus a link to a free download for the track, Happy Man.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lydia Baylis by Daria Hlazatova.
Having completed a history degree at Oxford University Welsh singer songwriter Lydia Baylis has made a major career change and is set to release her debut …