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Posts Tagged ‘paris’

Curating Yamamoto: An interview with Ligaya Salazar, the V&A’s Yohji Yamamoto exhibition curator

Curator of the V&A's Yohji Yamamoto retrospective Ligaya Salazar speaks exclusively to Natascha Nanji about her selection process, the themes she's chosen and all about the legendary designer himself…

Written by Natascha Nanji


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So after a rollercoaster six days, website online Menswear Day and London Fashion Week drew to a close with hip-store Kokon To Zai's label, this web dosage KTZ, viagra and what would be my final show of this season. I absolutely loved what they did last season, and I couldn't wait to see what they'd come up with next.

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Piers Atkinson

Milliner Piers Atkinson presented his latest collection in Frannie's Pop Up Gallery - taking his cue from cabaret and opium dens… Fabulous illustrations by Ankolie, Karolina Burdon, Joana Faria and Michelle Urvall Nyrén!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Krister Selin Christopher Shannon burst back on to the catwalk on Menswear Day at London Fashion Week in typical chav-luxe fashion. Menswear day was a bit hot and […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: DAKS (by Nick)

Daks showed first thing on Saturday 19th February at Somerset House. But was it worth getting up so very early? Find out here...

Written by Nick Bain

Bunmi Koko A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Daks A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. Half past six on a Saturday morning will see me in either two places, physician going […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Designers Remix (Charlotte Eskildsen)

Charlotte Eskildsen’s presentation at the Portico Room in Somerset House featured live models hidden in the clothing installations. Fabulous! Illustrations by Jenny Robins!

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Erica Sharp So Designers Remix is the project of Charlotte Eskildsen who has designed for the woman with an “avant garde angle on sophistication” whatever that means. But […]

An interview with Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved

Preloved, Reloved is one girl's challenge to wear only recycled, upcycled, vintage and second-hand items for a whole year, to raise awareness of clothing ethics and money for Macmillan Cancer Support…

Written by Matt Bramford

Tania Kowalski was a workshop manager at a well-known contemporary jewellery gallery in London when Synnove Saelthun arrived from New York to join the design team. They soon discovered that […]

Andrea Crews: an interview with creative director Maroussia Rebecq

A wee taster of my ACOFI interview with the Parisian ethical designer Maroussia Rebecq, the brains behind arts and fashion collective Andrea Crews.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gabriel Ayala Oh God, capsule is it really that time again? Do I really have to stay up, buy information pills night after night, medical sending all those […]

Fashion in Film Festival: Moulin Rouge (1928)

More from the Fashion in Film Festival - this time Dupont's epic 1928 production of Moulin Rouge that first threw light on the iconic cabaret venue…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Your previous work has explored Poe and Baudelaire – what drew you to their writings and inspire you to visualise their literary landscapes? They are both writers who utilise the […]

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Two wheels good: London’s Borisbike cycle hire scheme proves its worth

Four months after launch, London’s new bike hire scheme is securing its place in Londoners’ hearts. We take a look at the ‘Borisbikes’ as they mark their millionth ride, along with a few tips on cycling in traffic.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Kotki Dwa gig Illustration by Daria Hlazatova To be honest, remedy I was skeptical of the idea of a bike rental scheme before the launch. If we are going to […]

Drawing Fashion at the Design Museum

A new exhibition at the Design Museum explores fashion illustration through the ages: Erté and Lapape in the 1920s, Gruau and Bouché in the 1950s, Antonio Lopez in the 1980s and the modern greats such as Gustafson and Berthoud…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Gareth David Ackland lives and writes in a vibrating triskadekahedron called London. When not writing, here he makes paintings about guilt, colonialism, biodiversity loss, vanity, terrorism, evolution, consciousness and doom, […]

An interview with legendary fashion illustrator David Downton

In an exclusive interview, David Downton talks about his career so far, his favourite women and his new book…

Written by Matt Bramford

David Downton is one of the most prolific living fashion illustrators, sickness and by far my favourite (no offence, healing contributors!) His loose, dosage visionary style seems so effortless and […]

Fashion Talk: Justine Picardie on Coco Chanel at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Chanel's latest biographer reveals the person behind the Icon, as part of the V&A's Friday Night Lectures.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Lesley Barnes Coco Chanel, sales the name synonymous with Paris fashion, abortion that has been so carefully cultivated by Karl Largerfield. He feels at times, as if a […]

Exhibition Review: Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 at the V&A

Theatre and fashion share the stage in the V&A’s new blockbuster exhibition about the Ballets Russes, showing work by an illustrious roster of artists

Written by Amelie Skoda

I’ve always loved France, abortion click harbouring an intention to learn the French lingo for many years. I’m not being frivolous, page I can assure you. I am able to […]

This Is The Kit: Wriggle Out the Restless – Album Review

Beautiful Bristol and Paris based band This is the Kit features the dulcet tones of Kate Stables. Luscious stuff.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Sandra Contreras It’s clear the beauty industry is relentlessly changing as fast as the fashion industry, pharmacy with both mediums always being used to express the latest trends. […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Womenswear Preview: On|Off

In our third London Fashion Week preview, Lauren Smith takes a look at the designers showing at On|Off - the showcase that combines on and off schedule designers, featuring Pam Hogg, Aminaka Wilmont, Bryce Aime, Julian J Smith and Roksanda Illincic…

Written by Lauren Smith

Charlie le Mindu A/W 2010, recipe for sale illustrated by Naomi Law Cheeky Charlie le Mindu already had quite the reputation when he burst onto the scene in dramatic fashion […]

Fashion on Film: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

A second biopic exploring the (love) life of saucy temptress Mademoiselle Coco Chanel hits the cinema this week. It's a feast for the eyes and a glorious romp through the fashion archives, unsurprisingly…

Written by Matt Bramford

thumbnailthe_books_jpeg It’s nigh-on impossible to define The Books, approved or the genre of music that they create. Because they are relying on an ever changing source of material as their […]

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, discount 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 […]

Yves Saint Laurent : Retrospective : Petit Palais, Paris

The fashion capital and haute couture haven pays tribute to Yves Saint Laurent, charting his rise and rise through fashion, at the Petit Palais, Paris.

Written by Siobhan Fagan

A couple of weeks ago, order I was sifting through work emails and idly wondering how my forthcoming weekend was going to shape up; it seemed to be taking on […]

An interview with fashion designer David Longshaw

Siobhan Fagan talks to David Longshaw - fashion designer, pattern cutter, illustrator and writer. He reveals how he worked his way up the fashion ladder, talks about the stellar line-up of industry figures he's worked with, and what the future holds…

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Latitude 2010-Ivo Graham Blind Date by Amelia Gregory James Acaster by Kathryn Jones. Over the course of Latitude I saw numerous comedians, online some of whom appeared as comperes on […]

Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation Book Launch

Florence Massey speaks to Kristin Knox, author of a new book which pays tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, at the signing at Material bookstore, Kingly Court

Written by Florence Massey

Exploring the primitive need for belief systems in an increasingly confusing world, viagra and Culross based artist Mike Inglis presents Transmit: a series of stark, decease graphic and narrative based […]

Paris Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Round Up

We have a poke around the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week A/W 2010 to see what was on offer...

Written by Ellen Grace Jones

What’s the concept behind Arae? The inspiration behind arae is hard to explain. For this exhibition it was the seventies, capsule Amira Fritz, the Australian label ‘Romance Was Born’. In […]