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Baartmans and Siegel: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Baartmans and Siegel took over St. George's of Bloomsbury to showcase their S/S 2015 collection on Tuesday 17 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

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Baartmans and Siegel certainly know how to put on a show. This year they'd taken over St. George's of Bloomsbury, an 18th century church which sits right opposite the Old Sorting Office LC:M venue. The church is a bit of an undiscovered gem in the heart of the city; a grand staircase and Georgian columns make up the façade. The recently renovated interior is clean and bright and less imposing than some of London's other ecclesiastical architecture.

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James Long: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

James Long's S/S 2015 collection used elements of boxing and island life as inspiration, shown at the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

James Long S/S 2015 by Helen Marudas I haven’t been to a James Long show for a few seasons now. I’m not sure why. It might be that they just […]

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Oliver Spencer: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Oliver Spencer returned to the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June, this time with a little help from some risqué Rio carnival dancers…

Written by Matt Bramford

Oliver Spencer S/S 2015 by Fiongal Greenlaw It seemed like every man in London had been squashed into the Old Sorting Office for the Oliver Spencer show last Monday. It […]

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Life Cycles: an interview with cyclist, world record breaker and author Julian Sayarer

Life Cycles: A London Bike Courier Decided to Cycle Around the World. 169 Days Later, He Came Back with a World Record. Here the author tells us more about his debut book, his love of cycling and what comes next...

Written by Amelia Gregory

We have been following the adventures of Julian Sayarer for several years, since I first met him in the now defunct (and much missed) Foundry Pub in Old Street. This […]

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Alexander the Great : a Folk Operetta

Welcome to the wonderful world of Humphrey 'Huck' Astley - a multitalented musician and writer who is currently touring his mini Folk Operetta...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alexander The Great by Amelia Grace. Humphrey ‘Huck’ Astley is a poet-singer-songwriter and author of the three-part album and stage show ‘Alexander the Great: a Folk Operetta‘ – here he […]

An interview with Phil Maxwell, photographer of Brick Lane

Photographer Phil Maxwell explains how documentary photography has involved him in the life of Brick Lane over three decades.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photographer Phil Maxwell has spent three decades documenting life on Brick Lane, capturing the locals at work and at play in evocative black and white photos, which are now compiled […]

KTZ: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

KTZ have long been one of my favourite shows to catch, here's why! The madness unfolded in Victoria House on Wednesday 8 January…

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ A/W 2014 by Sine Skau Only if resident LC:M hunk David Gandy has been wheeled in will you find a tedious tailored three-piece suit at a KTZ show – […]

Agi & Sam: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Masai meets The West in this deeply personal collection from Agi & Sam, shown at Victoria House on Wednesday 8 January

Written by Matt Bramford

Agi & Sam A/W 2014 by xplusyequals As we made our way through Victoria House for Agi & Sam‘s A/W 2014 presentation, models stood on plinths holding placards bearing the […]

Craig Green, MAN: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Craig Green showed his A/W 2014 collection as part of Fashion East's MAN show on Monday 6 June at the Old Sorting Office.

Written by Matt Bramford

Craig Green A/W 2014 by Avril Kelly I’m a huge fan of Joyride, I go wild for The Look and there’s no denying that It Must Have Been Love is […]

Topman Design: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Topman Design showcased its A/W 2014 collection at the Old Sorting Office on Monday 6 January, complete with REAL CATWALK RAIN.

Written by Matt Bramford

Topman Design A/W 2014 by Dom&Ink It was raining, men at the Old Sorting Office on Monday for my first show of this (awkwardly branded) London Collections: Men A/W 2014 […]

Book Review: The Gentle Author’s London Album

A quirky and rather fabulous paen to the inhabitants of London, both past and present. This beautiful book would make an excellent Christmas gift.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Gentle Author’s London Album is a beautifully bound love memo to London life in all its ebullience. The book is subtitled ‘London seen from an easterly direction‘ which is […]

Review: Renegade Craft Fair in London, 2013

Fabulous finds from the Renegade Craft Fair, held at the Truman Brewery on 9th and 10th November 2013. Why shop on the high street when you can buy fabulous one offs by those who love to design and make?

Written by Amelia Gregory

This weekend I hot footed it down Brick Lane to the Truman Brewery for the 2013 London edition of the Renegade Craft Fair. It was a great chance to catch […]

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 […]

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

We've been covering catwalk shows from graduates of the Swedish School of Textiles since 2010, and their work continues to be a highlight of the Fashion Scout schedule. Showing at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 14th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jesper Danielsson by Antonia Parker. As in previous years, the Swedish School of Textiles at Boras took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their graduates. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Agi & Sam: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton return with their best show yet, shown at Victoria House on Sunday 16 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

Agi & Sam S/S 2014 by Krister Selin I love Agi & Sam. A recent collaboration with Topman, ‘The Owls‘, featured a range of football-kit inspired clothing and gave a […]

Ravensbourne: Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Catwalk Review

Burger bags, bondage, the Venga Boys and so much more - Ravensbourne delivered a 40-minute-long treat at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 3 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Francesca Valorsa As Northumbria University alumni, I haven’t missed one of their Graduate Fashion Week shows in the last eight years. Sadly, I broke this record this time […]

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An Interview with Knitwear Designers Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany of Electronic Sheep

Do fashionistas dream of Electronic Sheep? We get up close and personal with this exciting knitwear brand.

Written by Jessica Cook

Known for their knitwear scarves, Electronic Sheep has carved itself a place in the market with its distinctive designs. Named after the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of […]

The Prince’s Drawing Clubs exhibition

See the next generation of artists and illustrators before anyone else, at the Prince's Drawing Clubs show in Shoreditch.

Written by Sonja Todd

Of all the art in Shoreditch, here’s some you should definitely see. It’s an exhibition of raw talent, and the work is done using the very basic method of drawing. […]