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Graduate Fashion Week 2010: A Preview

For four days only, graduating fashion students showcase their final year collections at Earl's Court...

Written by Matt Bramford

Ayroza Dobson 2009, photographed by Matt Bramford

It's that time of year again when graduating fashion students up and down the country prepare to showcase their hard work from the previous three years, in front of industry professionals, journalists and fashionistas for the first time.

The event takes place from Sunday to Wednesday, with over 20 catwalk shows and countless exhibitions. The best part is, everybody can go! You can pay to visit the exhibition and pay for the shows on an individual basis - it's a little expensive but the quality and craftsmanship on display is well worth a bit of your cash. It's also a unique insight into what might happen in the fashion industry in the coming years - you never know, you might see a show featuring the next John Galliano or Vivienne Westwood.

Here's a look at a few of the highlights from last year, and a selection of colleges and universities we're looking forward to seeing this year…

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An interview with Kelly Goss, aka Rock ‘n’ Needle

Kelly Goss, founder of womenswear label Rock 'n' Needle, is a self-confessed tattoo obsessive, but she doesn't have any herself. I caught up with her to talk tattoos, PVC and Henry Holland…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Pieter de Groot When did you found Rock ‘n’ Needle and why?  It was in 2008. I started designing and making clothes alongside studying at The Fashion Retail Academy. […]

An interview with fashion designer Lu Flux

Katia Bololia interviews ethical fashion designer Lu Flux, 'London's newest one to watch' and finds out there's a good reason why...

Written by Katia Bololia

Illustration by Jenny Robins Lu Flux is one of the most interesting new British ethical fashion labels and one of the highlights in this year’s Estethica exhibition at London Fashion […]

Lee Alexander McQueen – An Irreplaceable Inspiration

Two months on, Georgia Takacs speaks to Carly Moroney, reflecting on what the death of Alexander McQueen will mean to the art students and young creatives who worshipped him.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Today there is only one thing on the minds of those working in the fashion sphere: the untimely departure of Alexander McQueen. At the grand age of 68, our Vivienne […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Presentation Review: House of BlueEyes

An unexpected meeting with Faye Marie, former pole-dancer featured in issue 01 of Amelia's Magazine and now cupcake baker and owner of Through the Looking Glass bookshop. Plus a review of the presentation by JohnnyBlueEyes at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 20th February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

House of BlueEyes. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Bumbling back towards the Freemasons’ Hall I recognised a familiar face standing out in the street, looking not unlike a sexy Morris […]


London Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2010 Catwalk Review: Doii

Whilst it was a close call with Ashish, Doii was definitely my favourite collection of the season making me actually look forward to next winter so I too can join this magical fairytale...

Written by Rachael Oku

Illustration courtesy of the magnificent Jenny Robins. With big and bouncy curls galore, the porcelain faced models floated down the catwalk in a beautiful array of floral dresses complete with […]


London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Gemma Slack

True artistry shines through with strikingly dark film presentation

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Illustration courtesy of Valerie Pezeron Fashion’s new blood is bubbling just a stone throw from Somerset House’s established dinosaurs. Last Friday, Gemma Slack presented her new collection in the luxuriously […]


Environmentally Conscious Style on a Budget- part one

Contributor Sisi King talks us through the rising trend for ethical fashion.

Written by Sisi King

Image courtesy of Esthetica, sponsored by Monsoon 2009 was quite a year for ethical fashion. Dazed and Confused featured an in-depth interview with fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and leading environmentalist […]


Ctrl.Alt.Shift – Current Affairs & a Double Shot of Tequila

The HQ at Ctrl.Alt.Shift is unleashing their Corruption Issue into general bookshops! Art editor Valerie Pezeron investigates!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Photograph courtesy of Ctrl.Alt.Shift. Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a seriously cool experimental youth initiative dedicated to politicising a new generation of activists for social justice and global change. Last time I heard […]

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Get your fashion fix this weekend!

Written by Rachael Oku

Image courtesy of ‘Hall of Fame’. HALL OF FAME EXHIBITION 10-18 NOVEMBER BURLINGTON ARCADE, PICCADILLY, W1 FREE ENTRY Essential for all fashion fanatics who’ve ever wanted to get a peek […]


An Interview with Yang Du, Surrealist Fashion Designer.

London Town, that creative chestnut.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Amelia’s Magazine interviews CSM MA Womenswear Graduate Yang Du about the research and process behind producing a runway collection. Unsurprisingly for one who has studied with Vivienne Westwood, Giles Deacon […]


Charlotte Daffern – Not your stereotypical designer

Innovative Fabric Design

Written by Sally Mumby - Croft

Charlotte Daffern’s playful statement jewellery borders on the completely eccentric, whilst tackling ideas of gender and national stereotype. The work re-visits the 1950’s as a result of the surge in […]


LFW 09 – Jeremy Scott S/S2010: YABBA-DABBA-DOO!

Somerset House, Tuesday 22nd 2009

Written by Jonno Ovans

Man hunt. Man kill. Man make fire. Man make… mankinis? Well Jeremy Scott does at any rate. The pounding drums that blared out of the speakers at Scott’s S/S10 show […]

Festival Review: Latitude

Suffolk, 17th - 19th July

Written by Alice Watson

I imagine it was how Glastonbury started out at the beginning. Families, bare feet, small scale, culture beyond music. Life affirming performances, shady woodland and well managed recycling schemes. New […]


Hero of the Week

Dame Vivienne Westwood, Illustration by Kerry Lemon

Written by Lucy Jones This week’s environmental hero award goes to Dame Vivienne Westwood. Not only has she created unashamedly fabulous clothes for the last four decades, she also wears her heart on […]


Earth Listings

12th-18th January

Written by Lucy Jones

Earth Listings Monday 12th January, 7pm Climate Rush hits Heathrow To whomsoever concerned by the biggest threat faced by humanity today-that of climate change, You are cordially invited to Dinner […]