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My favourite finds from the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2014

The Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winner for 2014 has been announced, but there were many more brilliant tunes submitted. Here are my favourites which did not quite make my final top three.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ellie Ford by Daria Hlazatova

Ellie Ford by Daria Hlazatova.

A few weeks ago the final showdown between 8 finalists was held at Pilton Working Men’s Club, with the ultimate winner of the 2014 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition announced as M+A with their super catchy tune Down the West Side, below.



When I wrote about my top picks for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition I promised to also share some of the great bands and tunes that did not make it on to my short list. I was given a long list of 140 bands and musicians to listen to, from the genres of folk, country, dance, electronic, dance, indie, pop, acoustic and singer/songwriter - so obviously this selection reflects that choice. The… read more

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London College of Fashion MA Fashion Show 2014, Menswear: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

The menswear LCF graduates showcased their collections on the catwalk at the Waldorf Hotel on Friday 14th February 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wen Tan A/W 2014 by Claire Kearns. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic digital projection, the London College of Fashion MA designers sent their designs down the catwalk. As ever […]

Kingston University Fashion MA Graduate Catwalk Show Review 2013

Graduating students from Kingston's MA Fashion course took over the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer on Thursday 12 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

Elina Priha MA collection by Claire Kearns With London Fashion Week beginning the next day, graduating MA students from Kingston University commandeered the inspiring Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer to present […]

An Interview with Designer Joseph Turvey – Part 2

Here's the second part of our interview with menswear designer Joseph Turvey where we look at his current S/S 2013 collection and Joe gives his advice for new graduates…

Written by Matt Bramford

Joseph Turvey S/S 2013 by Gemma Cotterell Joe’s MA collection: vibrant orange and magenta lace with transparent panels and translucent trenches was a massive hit. Fake Tokyo completely sold out […]

LCF MA Fashion Show 2013, Menswear: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

My London Fashion Week began with a great showing from LCF MA designers at the Royal Opera House on Friday 15th Febuary 2013. Introducing menswear graduates Na Di, Octo Cheung, Antonia Taylor and Xin Sun,

Written by Amelia Gregory

Na Di by Jane Young. It says something about the current climate that four of ten designers at the much lauded LCF MA showcase at the Royal Opera House were […]

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Phoebe English: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Central Saint Martins graduate and Merit Award winner Phoebe English showed her A/W 2012 collection on Friday 17th February. With latex, bursts of pink, and a continuation of her now signature craft for texture and construction, it made for a very worthy first solo show.

Written by Miranda Williams

Phoebe English by Gaarte For S/S 2012, Phoebe English’s MA collection was a range of subtle body-con dresses in a neutral palette of white, cream and black. There was a […]

London College of Fashion MA 2012 Exhibition Review

Lots of inspirational work on show at this year's graduate show, including presentations by Antithesis, Daisy Jie Feng, Octavia Xiaozi Yang, Ruth Holland, Charlotte Valkeniers & Tina Elisabeth Reiter.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Hana Cha by Sam Parr Two weeks ago, there was a multicolour explosion deep in the basement of Victoria House, Bloomsbury – it was the MA Graduate Season 2012 show […]

Martina Spetlova: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter. Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Swedish School of Textiles BA

21 graduates from the BA and MA programmes at the Swedish School of Textiles came to London during fashion week to show their wares at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Saturday 17 September. But is 21 designers in the same show too much…?

Written by Matt Bramford

Isabella Falkirk (BA) Graduate Collection, by Faye West On Saturday evening a selection of students from the Swedish School of Textiles transported their graduate collections to our fair city to […]

Camberwell College of Arts MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: Designer Maker and Fine Art

Lovely Designer Maker craft from Chieh Ting Huang and Yaqi Zhao in Making_Makes_Me_Me. And an amazing Fine Art installation in the form of Rachael House's Feminist Disco.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of a feminist icon on a paper place at the Rachael House Feminist Disco. Now for the best of the rest that I saw on a quick whip around […]

Camberwell College of Arts Illustration MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: part two

More lovely work from the Camberwell MA illustration graduates. Including Amelia's Anthology of Illustration contributor Helen Dodsworth, Tuba Yalcinkaya, Suya Zhang and Wei Gan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Helen Dodsworth. Following on from my first Camberwell MA Illustration review, here’s the rest of the illustration talent that I spotted at this years graduate show. Helen Dodsworth […]

Camberwell College of Arts Illustration MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: part one

Best finds from the Camberwell MA Illustration show this year included stunning artwork by Simone Philippou, Juste Halavin, Gerda Razmaite and Madalina Andronic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Simone Philippou. Last night I went along to the Camberwell College of Arts MA illustration graduate show. I always find it odd to return to Camberwell, mooching around […]

Kirsty Ward: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

The wondrous Kirsty Ward talks to me about her love of dangly earrings, inspiration from Sci Fi films and stationary styling in her new collection. Plus why she'll keep on collaborating with designer David Longshaw. Featuring mood boards for inspiration and sneak peaks!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Ward S/S 2012 by Kassie Berry. In the past few seasons I’ve been super impressed with the work of up and coming designer Kirsty Ward. She won’t be taking […]

Central Saint Martins MA in Communication Design Graduate Show 2011: Review

I may be nearly two months late with my review of the CSM Communication Design show but there was so much great work that I couldn't let it slide. Meet the likes of Su Kyung Lee, Matt Nicholson, Kanitta Meechubot, Sarah Langford, Gareth Barnett, Carl Partridge and Beth Salter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail from Su Kyung Lee’s The Imaginative Battle. The Central Saint Martins MA in Communication Design graduate show was held earlier this summer in the spacious rooms of the high […]

University of Central Lancashire Ba Hons Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

UCLan is launching the first ever MA in Travel Photography - and on the strength of this showing from Christopher T. Finch, Lizzie Godfrey, Teresa Roberts and Richard Lewis Pryce it should be a bloomin' good course.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Christopher T. Finch. UCLan, University of Central Lancashire presented a very clear collection of experimental work in their stand alone space as part of Free Range at the […]

An interview with Miriam Lehle of Prose Studio

Miriam Lehle of Prose Studio is based in the pretty town of Schorndorf near Stuttgart in Germany. But she shows internationally and will be returning to London Fashion Week this September. One to watch I say...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Prose Elizabeth A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson. Prose is a literary genre. Novels are prose, as are novellas, letters and even newspaper articles. Miriam Lehle has named her label Prose to […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: D.GNAK by KANG.D

Korean-based label D.GNAK (from designer Dong Jun Kang) return after an exciting debut last season. If it's good enough for Paul Weller, it's good enough for me. Illustrations by Joana Faria, Oliver John Quinn and Rob Wallace!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Oliver John Quinn After hanging out with contributor Nick for lunch during Menswear Day, I hot-footed it up to Vauxhall Fashion Scout to check out D.GNAK‘s latest offerings. […]

London College of Fashion MA Exhibition Review

A round up of the best work from the LCF's MA courses, including Fashion Curation, Fashion & the Environment and Fashion Design Technology at Victoria House…

Written by Katie Wright

Marie Anne Lynch, illustrated by Antonia Parker This week the London College of Fashion exhibits work from eight of its 2011 MA fashion courses, from photography to footwear. Housed in […]

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican

The Barbican celebrates three decades of the Japanese avant-garde, featuring grand masters Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake and many, many more!

Written by Matt Bramford

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons 1997, illustrated by Faye West The next few months are an absolute treat for fashion fans – there are exhibitions popping up all over the place. […]

An interview with fashion designer Masha Ma

Womenswear label Masha Ma have announced their debut at this year's London Fashion Week, so we caught up with Masha for a chat…

Written by Ester Kneen

Masha Ma, AW 2011, illustrated by Holly Exley Womenswear label Masha Ma, described as “semi-couture”, features fabulously chic and powerful silhouettes with a contemporary yet elegant feel. The stunning structural […]