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Posts Tagged ‘accessories’

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013: Homeware and Prints for the Wall

Stuck for a last minute Christmas present? Why not support one of these talented designer makers, creating wonderful and unique homeware and prints for the home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Scout Editions: mistletoe in a bottle card.

When my new website launches you'll be able to find unique hand made designer items to suit all aspects of your life. Homeware and prints for the wall offer the perfect places to apply surface design and illustration, so why not delve in and be inspired? Here's my round up of gift ideas for Christmas from a selection of those who will be selling on my new market place in the New Year.

Louise Wilkinson trees churn Jug plant lifestyle

Since I belatedly discovered fine bone china by illustrator Louise Wilkinson at Tent London I have fallen in love. Her large fine bone china jug is… read more

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Little Shilpa: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

On Monday 16th September Little Shilpa treated us to her first ornate presentation for London Fashion Week... and there was nothing 'little' about it.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Little Shilpa S/S 2014 by Slowly The Eggs
Little Shilpa is the eponymous label of Mumbai born milliner and accessory designer Shilpa Chavan, and this was her first ever Fashion Scout …

New Designers 2013 Surface Design for Fashion and Interiors: The Best Graduate Designers

Here's my round up of the best of the rest of my discoveries at New Designers part one: featuring stunning optical illusion wall art, beautiful 3D neckpieces and ricrac aplenty.

Written by Amelia Gregory

One of the great thing about surface design as a discipline is that it encompasses so many design possiblities. Here’s my round up of the rest of my fab discoveries …

An Interview with Kathy Shenoy, Creative Director of Ethical Design Shop Shake the Dust

Forging links between up-and-coming British designers and ethical producers in Southern Africa, Shake the Dust merges sustainability with great design.

Written by Jessica Cook

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Shake the Dust, is an online shop which sells everything from wooden heart-shaped pendants to fluoro vases. Creating relationships between emerging British designers and ethical producers, …

Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Gala Awards Ceremony: Part One

Graduate Fashion Week 2012 came to a stylish climax with a celeb-filled Gala Awards Show on Wednesday 13 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

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Twelve hundred students descend on Earls Court Two for Graduate Fashion Week every year. About a quarter of them get the opportunity to showcase their collections …

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Fred Butler: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

On Sunday 20th February Fred Butler presented a wonderful collection of Sushi inspired props and accessories at The Portico Rooms of Somerset House. With a live soundtrack performed by Charli XCX, styled by Kim Howells, knitwear by EDE and shoes by Rosy Nicholas.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

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I love Fred Butler. She has been one of my favourite accessories and props designers for a few years now and apart from what …

An interview with Accessory Designer Hope Von Joel from Eye of the World Designs

Hope Von Joel is a fashion editor and stylist who set out to create an accessories collection from wood, with partner and woodcraft expert Liam Motyer. The result was Eye of the World Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Hope Von Joel is a multi-talented knitwear designer, stylist, fashion editor and accessories designer. But just how does she do it …

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

RCA graduate and art deco enthusiast, Holly Fulton, showed her S/S 2012 collection at the BFC tent on Sunday 18th September. It was the usual eye-feast – reminiscent of early Versace, statement dresses and brimming with lust worthy accessories.

Written by Miranda Williams

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I was blown away by Holly’s debut in A/W 2009 – a collection of designs influenced by my favourite movement, art deco. Mix that …

Royal College of Art: Fashion Design Graduate Show 2011 review. Womenswear Accessories.

Amazing bags from Anna Schwamborn and brilliant wide brimmed hats from Paul Stafford.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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A couple of the collections on the catwalk at the RCA graduate show focused on accessories, namely millinery and bags.

Alexandra Gold opted to make the most …

Michelle Lowe-Holder: the ethical designer who is reinventing the fashion accessory

Fashion designer Michelle Lowe-Holder took a break from the day job and realised that what she really loved was creating accessories. Her new collection features upcycled fabrics from her studio. Here's a taster of her interview in ACOFI

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michelle Lowe-Holder S/S 2011 by Michelle Urvall Nyren.
Canadian Michelle Lowe-Holder completed an MA in knitwear at Central Saint Martins and launched her eponymous collection in 2001. She has always included …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Carolyn Massey

A look at Carolyn Massey's breathtaking S/S 2011 collection presented in style in the Portico Rooms during London Fashion Week's Menswear Day, will illustrations by her pal, shoe designer Annejkh Carson…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Annejkh Carson
I have absolutely no idea why I’ve struggled so much with this one. It’s no secret that I love Carolyn Massey, so I was ecstatic as I …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Lako Bukia

A review of the S/S 2011 Lako Bukia catwalk show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

Written by Lauren Smith

With illustrations by Andrea Peterson.
It was a bum fight at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, as hoards of people turned out for one of the most highly anticipated collections of the schedule …

Fashion Interview: Gemma Marissa Designs

Jemma Crow interviews Gemma Marissa - a crafty London-based accessories designer from Yorkshire with a penchant for The Secret Garden and 1940s fashion…

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Jenny Robins
This could become confusing as I’m interviewing the fabulous Gemma Marissa, designer of the most beautiful crocheted jewellery and accessories I have ever seen. Gemma (the designer) …

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Anna Glowinski’s AnaNichoola – Girls Allowed!

Interview: Anna Glowinski; pioneer of fashion label AnaNichoola – for women who love to cycle. Edited by Valerie Pezeron

Written by Hannah Osborne

All photographs courtesy of ananichoola.co.uk
AnaNichoola, a label created by avid cyclist Anna Glowinski, is fast growing fashion brand with a simple idea; attractive, affordable and convenient fashion for female cyclists. …

Pom-pom circumstance

New trend

Written by Jonno Ovans

When you think of the humble pom-pom you think of children’s clothes, of gigantic sombreros for tourists, unsightly snow boots and poodles with dodgy haircuts. Experimenting with pom-poms always seemed …

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Pondicherry – Nirvana Boutique

eBay shops

Written by Jennifer McNulty

As we all know, eBay is a brilliant place to find excellent and unique gifts. One shop that has an outlet on the site and provides such items is Pondicherry. …

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New Year Jewellery DIY

Your House, All through the year

Written by Jennifer McNulty

After the Christmas season of gluttony and excess spending, let’s turn our thoughts to the more planet and pocket friendly method of making our own accessories – Blue Peter style. …

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Pretty Christmas Jewellery

Online shopping, 16 December 2008

Written by Jennifer McNulty

If jewellery is your gift of choice this year, thanks to the internet there is an abundance of quirky and beautiful necklaces etc to get your hands on. If you …

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Projects Design Wear

32 Pelham Street, Nottingham

Written by Emma Hopkinson

You know those rainy afternoons when you sit indoors, flicking through the pages of any number of trashy magazines and getting suddenly, inexplicably excited at the idea of fashion? …

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Best Of Collection

Tatty Devine

Written by Dearbhaile Kitt

Its that time of year again, when Tatty Devine reveal their Best Of collection! As in previous years Tatty Devine pick the best of the main biannual collections to create …