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Posts Tagged ‘London Fashion Week’

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Gabriel Ayala aka Gaarte

Meet Brookyln based fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala, who has created many beautiful illustrations for Amelia's Magazine under his pseudonym Gaarte. Here he describes his everyday life, inspirations and must haves for a creative session.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte.

Fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala is based in New York, from where he has been contributing regularly to Amelia's Magazine for several years. We always look forward to his idiosyncratic and often spectacular depictions of runway looks from the London Fashion Week shows, and thought it was about time we caught up with the enigmatic illustrator better known as Gaarte.

Ekaterina Kukhareva S/S 2014 by Gaarte

Ekaterina Kukhareva S/S 2014 by Gaarte.

How did you get into fashion illustration?
I first came into contact with fashion illustration through a book in the library at KCC (Kingsborough Community College). This was 10 years ago. I remember flipping through the pages of this book and when I landed on George Stavrinos's page I just feel in love. By the next semester, I was at FIT… read more

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Charlie May: S/S 2014 Preview Interview

Up and coming fashion designer Charlie May first rose to fame as a blogger with a site called Girl a la Mode. Now she's making serious waves with her own fabulous fashion brand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie May S/S 2014 by Rebecca May Higgins. Last season I was most impressed with the new collection from up and coming designer Charlie May: sadly this time around I […]

Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase 2013: New Talent at London Fashion Week S/S 2014

A stunning array of new talent was on display at the Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase, shown at Freemasons' Hall on Sunday 15th September 2013.

Written by Kerry Flint

Xiao Li S/S 2014 by xplusyequals. A rainy Sunday London Fashion Week afternoon was spent uncovering a treasure trove of new talent at the Fashion Scout Graduate Presentation at Freemason’s […]

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Cristina Sabaiduc: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

On Monday 16th September Cristina Sabaiduc presented her nature revering S/S 2014 collection with a short film and live models in the Canon Cinema at Somerset House.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Cristina Sabaiduc S/S 2014 by Gareth A Hopkins Romanian/Canadian London based womesnwear dsigner Cristina Sabaiduc showed her S/S 2014 collection with a Digital Presentation featuring a short film and live […]

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Pam Hogg: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

On Monday 16th September 2013 Pam Hogg showcased her S/S 2014 collection at Freemasons' Hall. As always, she offered us a theatrical spectacle which celebrated life's contradictions whilst steering well clear of commercial trends.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Pam Hogg S/S 2014 by xplusyequals We waited for almost an hour outside Freemasons’ Hall due to the usual buzz which surrounded the Pam Hogg S/S 2014 catwalk show at […]

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KTZ: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

On Monday 16 September KTZ presented their latest collection in British Fashion Council's main tent at Somerset House. It was inspired by deserts, rolling sand dunes and Arab culture.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

KTZ S/S 2014 by Rose Crees Since illustrating KTZ‘s striking A/W 2011 collection for Amelia’s Magazine, I have wished there would come a chance to attend a KTZ catwalk show […]

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Eugene Lin: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Eugene Lin evoked Norse spirits with his Valkyrie collection, featuring mythological references and strong tailoring. Shown at Fashion Scout on Sunday 15 September.

Written by Kerry Flint

Eugene Lin S/S14 by Novemto Komo Eugene Lin’s interest in Mythology has not dwindled and neither has his talent: for his S/S 2014 collection he set out to create his […]

Tata Naka: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

For their latest collection Tata Naka were inspired by the Ballet Russes, and their presentation took place in the new Studio space at Somerset House on Tuesday 17th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tata Naka S/S 2014 by Laura Hickman. My last write up for this season features the new collection from the ever wonderful twins behind Tata Naka. This season they eschewed […]

Swedish School of Textiles: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review part two

The Swedish School of Textiles took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their 2013 graduates in a show titled Exit 13.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lindqvist by Novemto Komo. Following on from part one of my review I present the next six graduates to show on the catwalk with the Swedish School of Textiles […]

Tabernacle Twins: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Danish designer Vibe Lundemark told the tale of the Cobra Casablanca, placing her unique illustrations on bold garments for her Fashion Scout debut on Monday 16th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tabernacle Twins S/S 2014 by Karolina Burdon. Tabernacle Twins was a new brand to me, but having visited the website my interest was piqued. The label is described as an […]

Ong-Oaj Pairam: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Ong-Oaj Pairam showed for the first time at London Fashion Week, with Fashion Scout on Tuesday 17th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ong-Oaj Pairam by Novemto Komo. Having already done a preview interview with Brighton University graduate Ong-Oaj Pairam I was pretty excited to see more of his collection, which was inspired […]

Lulu Liu: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

After a break to have a child Lulu Liu returned with a brilliant show titled Yarrow Wanda, showing right at the end of S/S 2014 Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lulu Liu S/S 2014 by xplusyequals. It’s well known that fashion shows rarely start on time, and as a result I like to cut it fine. The trouble is, sometimes […]

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Little Shilpa: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

On Monday 16th September Little Shilpa treated us to her first ornate presentation for London Fashion Week... and there was nothing 'little' about it.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Little Shilpa S/S 2014 by Slowly The Eggs Little Shilpa is the eponymous label of Mumbai born milliner and accessory designer Shilpa Chavan, and this was her first ever Fashion […]

Hellen Van Rees: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

Woven textiles specialist Hellen Van Rees presented Fuzzlayerglossbox at Freemasons' Hall with Fashion Scout on Saturday 14th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hellen van Rees S/S 2014 by Alexa Coe. Within the space of a year this former Ones to Watch designer has gone from crazy conceptual creations to fairly ordinary. When […]

Ashley Isham: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Ashley Isham's S/S 2014 red carpet ready collection, presented at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 14 September, was massively oversubscribed. Here's why…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ashley Isham S/S 2014 by Laura Hickman I brandished a ‘priority’ ticket at Ashley Isham‘s show on Saturday, shamefully secure as I stood in the queue that I was assured […]

Mark Fast: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Knitwear king Mark Fast looked to the nineties for his incredible S/S 2014 collection, shown at Somerset House on Saturday 14 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

Mark Fast S/S 2014 by Krister Selin Mark Fast‘s S/S 2014 outing at Somerset House on Saturday was a far cry from what he delivered last season. Gone were floor-sweeping […]

Leutton Postle: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Digital Presentation Review

Luxury knitwear twosome Leutton Postle presented their S/S 2014 collection and film in the Canon space on Saturday 14 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

Leutton Postle S/S 2014 by Lynne Datson On Saturday afternoon I popped into Canon‘s digital space at Somerset House with fifteen minutes to spare to see fashion’s hottest duo – […]

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Krystof Strozyna: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Krystof Strozyna presented his S/S 2014 collection on Saturday 14th September at Fashion Scout in Freemason's Hall. It was a clean and sophisticated affair.

Written by Kerry Flint

Krystof Strozyna S/S 2014 by Rosa and Carlotta Crepax There was a real buzz before the Krystof Strozyna show and this designer more than lived up to expectations on the […]

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Lug Von Siga: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 14th September Turkish brand Lug Von Siga presented a S/S 2014 collection at Fashion Scout, and it came with hidden political undertones.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Lug Von Siga S/S 2014 by Karolina Burdon Turkish designer Gül Ağış presented her brand Lug Von Siga S/S 2014 collection in the upper halls of Freemasons’ Hall at Fashion […]

Ashish: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Sequin champion Ashish Gupta didn't disappoint in the remodelled Courtyard Show Space at Somerset House on Saturday 14 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

Ashish S/S 2014 by Gabriel Ayala I’m probably not the first person to tell you that the main catwalk space at Somerset House has been remodelled for the S/S 2014 […]