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Posts Tagged ‘Vivienne Westwood’

A Review of 50 Fabulous Frocks at the Fashion Museum, Bath

Jessica Cook wishes the Fashion Museum a very happy fiftieth as she visits their 50 Fabulous Frocks exhibition

Written by Jessica Cook

Fashion Museum, Bath, 50FF Review
Illustration of 1900s champagne fancy dress costume, unknown maker, by Freddy Thorn.

Like any good birthday bash, it begins with champagne; a bottle of 1904 Veuve Clicquot to be exact, taking the form of an elaborate Edwardian fancy dress ensemble.

Recently listed by CNN as one of the top ten fashion museums in the world, Bath’s Fashion Museum has come a long way since its creation by Doris Langley Moore and the Bath City Council in 1963. This is a varied exhibition, featuring 50 of the fashion museums ‘greatest hits’ with dresses spanning across the ages, from one of the oldest dresses in any UK museum (a 1660 piece affectionately known as the ‘Silver Tissue Dress’) to a fresh-off-the-catwalk 2012 Louis Vuitton piece. Eveningwear sits comfortably by poolside attire, sportswear next to corsets; each dress a… read more

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UClan GFW by Alice Hair

University of Central Lancashire: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review

Out-there crazy colours and pattern work from University of Central Lancashire got the first day of graduate fashion week going at Earls Court.

Written by Alia Gargum

Hayley Harrison by Alice Hair
Before attending my first Graduate Fashion Week show, I had a little look around the stands to see what would jump out at me without the …

Fam Ivroll A/W 2012 by Mitika Chohan

Fam Ivroll: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We review the fun, colourful, cartoon dreamland Fam Ivroll A/W 2012 collection hosted by Vauxhall Fashion Scout at Freemasons Hall on Friday 17th February.

Written by Alia Gargum

Fam Ivroll by Claire Kearns
After a morning of delightful yet quite dark and monochrome shows, Norweigan-born Fam Ivroll jolted me and the rest of the audience wide-awake in her London …

Corrie Nielsen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

With Vestiarium Scoticum Corrie Nielsen looked to her heritage in the Scottish Highlands for a beautifully tailored collection, shown on Friday 17th February 2012 at the BFC Showspace.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Corrie Nielsen A/W 2012 by Gaarte.
London Fashion Week kicked off for me this year with a brilliant showing from Corrie Nielsen, who looked to the Scottish Highlands for inspiration in …

Bethan Juliff, Knitwear Designer Extraordinaire: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Discover the intricate knitwear designs of Bethan Juliff, Fashion Fringe finalist and creator of sculptural wonders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bethan Juliff Knitwear by Sarah Ryan.
Bethan Juliff’s creative knitwear secured her a place in the finals of the prestigious Fashion Fringe competition, and she is now taking part in the …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Kingston MA

The Kingston MA Fashion Presentation returned once again to Vauxhall Fashion Scout this season and featured some fiddly, scented and even mouldy fashion! Held at Freemasons' Hall on Friday 16th September.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse by Alia Gargum
Located in Kingston upon Thames, South West London, Kingston University London doesn’t seem to have a buzzing reputation for academia. But with art the institution are …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Corrie Nielsen

Corrie Nielsen returned with her inimitable (and wonderfully bonkers) shapes, showing in the Old Sorting Office on Friday 16 September. Fabulous illustrations courtesy of Joana Faria and Claire Kearns!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Joana Faria
The My Beautiful Fashion venue is once again this season at the Old Sorting Office – a cavernous venue with an eery feeling of days gone by. …

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Dawid Tomaszewski

Polish born, British and Berlin educated Dawid Tomaszewski took pole position after The Golden Thread awards on Friday 6th May at Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland. It was a beautiful, well styled collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dawid Tomaszewski by Karolina Burdon.
Dawid Tomaszewski is the prodigal son who got away… a Polish boy who studied internationally, including at the London College of Fashion, before settling in Berlin …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jayne Pierson

Welsh based designer Jayne Pierson showed at On/Off on Sunday 20th February 2011. Kingdom of Shadows played on themes of restrained tailoring and fluid draping, with lots and lots of deepest black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jayne Pierson A/W 2011 by Ellie Sutton.
For Jayne Pierson I raced into town alone – yet another early morning show for which we only had one ticket, enticingly printed on …

Corrie

London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Corrie Nielsen (by Helen)

From pencil skirted wriggles, to striding, enormous and dazed creations taken straight from a novel's fantasy. Vivienne Westwood's previous apprentice has proved herself a heroine.

Written by Helen Martin

Corrie Nielsen LFW A/W 2011 Collection, illustration by Abby Wright
The BFC Tent is massive. Or a lot bigger than the other show spaces. But the benches are the same; white …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Jayne Pierson

In the last of our series of pre-LFW interviews, we chat to Welsh designer Jayne Pierson to find out what's inspiring her this season and why she needs a holiday…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins
Welsh designer Jayne Pierson won the Graduate Fashion Week Ecological Design Award in 2007 and since then has quickly risen up the fashion ranks. Her latest …

Pretty-Rubbish-by-Mina-Bach

Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach
I went to university with Toria and Beck, surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), through my …

Emesha: the Hungarian born ethical fashion designer who now lives in Shoreditch

Emese Nagy creates a delightful Sporty-Luxe clothing range that she has shown as far away as Eco Fashion Week Vancouver. Here's a small taster of her appearance in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emesha S/S 2010 by Lisa Stannard.
Emesha is created by Emese Nagy, who was named after the lead lady in a myth about the creation of the Hungarian kingdom. She grew …

An interview with Jamie McDermott of The Irrepressibles.

New contributor Andrew Lockwood managed to track down the incredibly talented Jamie McDermott, the man behind The Irrepressibles, a long time favourite band for Amelia's Magazine. Images by Helmetgirl.

Written by Andrew Lockwood

The Irrepressibles by Helmetgirl.
If Amelia’s Magazine had a wish list of character traits that would perfectly encapsulate its personality then you would struggle to surpass those of Jamie McDermott, one of the …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Elliott J Frieze (by Georgia)

Frieze stayed (mainly) true to British fashion in this fun, wearable collection at London Fashion Week, with a few show surprises and some strange lipwear…

Written by Georgia Takacs

For those of us looking for clothes we could really see our butts in next spring, Elliott J Frieze hit the spot. Everything was accessible. Everything was wearable. Minus the …

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Eugene Lin

In the run up to London Fashion Week, we have a chat with fashion designer Eugene Lin about how he's preparing, what inspires him, and what British fashion means to him…

Written by Colin Dawidziuk

Eugene Lin, A/W 2010, illustrated by Abby Wright
It is the impeccable designs of Eugene Lin that have captivated us here at Amelia’s Magazine. The Central Saint Martins graduate’s intricate and …

Vivienne Westwood Shoes, An Exhibition 1973 – 2010, at Selfridges

London's most iconic fashion superstore, Selfridges, presents a whistlestop tour through the archives of Britain's most iconic shoe designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, charting the history of her fabulous footwear over four decades…

Written by Matt Bramford

Naomi Campbell wears Vivienne Westwood (1993), illustrated by Krister Selin
It isn’t very often that a specific fashion designer is singularly celebrated for their contributions to fashion; when the V&A presented …

The Wonderful World of Prangsta Costumiers

Walking the streets of New Cross, Georgia Takacs stumbles across a hidden gem and chats to Holly Jade from Prangsta Costumiers – an Aladdin’s cave of sartorial treasures and London eccentrics.

Written by Georgia Takacs

“It was when we were awarded a giant golden penis at the Erotic Awards, that has to be my best moment here so far. It was a fashion show that …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UCLAN Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) served up a treat on Sunday 6 June at Graduate Fashion Week, with a roaring tribute to beautiful Blighty, complete with union jacks to wave…

Written by Lauren Smith

Danielle Reed, illustrated by Gabriel Ayala
The Central Lancashire show was an upbeat, patriotic affair. Models strutted down the catwalk to a stonking soundtrack provided by students from the performing arts …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Kingston

The Kingston University Graduate Fashion Week Show, on Monday 7 June, was a riot of naughty knitwear, zesty pastels and suits inspired by the Expenses Scandal…

Written by Nina Joyce

Alice Early, from her graduate work
Kingston University might be a hop, skip and a jump from the capital, but the 2010 fashion graduates aren’t letting a little thing like distance …