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Posts Tagged ‘Abi Heyneke’

Swatch Watches Over the Rainbow and Be Black, designed by artist Jean-Michel Othoniel

I was invited to Venice for the launch of two new Swatch watches created by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, best known for his stunning work in Murano glass. Get the low down on his new designs here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean-Michel Othoniel Over the Rainbow swatch by catherine stone
Jean-Michel Othoniel Over the Rainbow Swatch by Catherine Stone.

Last week I was invited to Venice to find out about the newest Swatch watch: created by the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Swatch fell in love with his decorative use of Murano glass in incredible jewelled artworks that began life for an exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim gallery in Venice itself. Jean-Michel was told there was no official space in which he was able to showcase artworks due to strict instructions left in Peggy Guggenheim's will, but looking around he wondered whether the branches of a tree in the gallery courtyard could be exempt from this rule and his aerial bound sculptures began to take shape. Jean-Michel… read more

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Album Review – Emmy the Great: Virtue

Lovely Emmy the Great is back with new album Virtue, and it's a multi-faceted wonder that explores the existential wanderings of her mind against a lush musical backdrop.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Kate Stelmanis of Austra talks about touring Europe with her debut album Feel It Break

The marvellous Feel It Break came out this week. It's a magnificent tour de force that features the breath-taking vocals of the classically trained Kate Stelmanis of Austra. Just lush.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Austra by Karolina Burdon. Truth be said, I have been thoroughly wowed by the debut album from Austra. Maybe it’s the strong influence of The Knife, a band I absolutely […]

British Fashion Designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia A/W 2011: Louise Gray

Fashion East's Louise Gray showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on Sunday 3rd April. With red metallic helium heart balloons and loads of clashing textiles. Yum.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louise Gray A/W 2011 by Abi Heyneke. For almost the entire trip to Russia I was convinced that Louise Gray was another girl in the Fashion East entourage… it was […]

Junky Styling Junky Air and Ju.St A/W 2011 Catwalk Show Review

Junky Styling eschewed the official London Fashion Week schedule to show their A/W 2011 Junky Air and Ju.St collections on Tuesday 29th March at the Old Truman Brewery. It was bloody fabulous.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Junky Styling A/W 2011 by Olivia Rose. This was apparently the first catwalk show that Junky Styling have staged in two years, and I’m rather ashamed to say the first […]