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Brooke Roberts: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

We catch up with knitwear designer extraordinaire Brooke Roberts, who first caught our eye back in 2009. Her S/S 2012 collection was launched with a spectacular dance presentation at The Hospital Club.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Brooke Roberts by Cathryn Nicholson
Brooke Roberts by Cathryn Nicholson.

We first spoke with fashion knitwear designer Brooke Roberts back in 2009. Here she talks about the inspirations behind her new S/S 2012 collection, which was launched with a spectacular dance presentation at The Hospital Club in September.

Brooke Roberts S/S 2012
Brooke Roberts S/S 2012.

We first interviewed you two years ago - what has changed since then? Are you still working part time as a radiographer and if so how are you juggling everything?
It's busier than ever! I've been stocked at Browns Focus for three seasons, and I'm consulting for a… read more

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Elisa Palomino

Elisa Palomino captivated the audience with her, 'A Fairy Dance' collection for S/S 2012 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, on Tuesday 20th September. The show was a spectacle of splendour and other worldliness: read my review and then take a peek at my post-show interview with the designer.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Amber Cassidy
Having had the chance to see the behind the scenes activities for the Elisa Palomino show, I am super excited and eager for the …

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 LFW by Amber Cassidy

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Behind the Scenes: Elisa Palomino

Elisa Palomino presented her collection 'A Fairy Dance' on the catwalk at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Tuesday 20th September. Before the show began, I had the opportunity to glimpse the behind the scenes adventures.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Amber Cassidy
If you’ve read my Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 preview interview with the designer, you’ll know I’m already in love with her designs. The designer …

Lako Bukia SS 2012 London Fashion Week by Hannah Hope

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Lako Bukia

Lako Bukia's S/S 2012 collection took to the catwalk at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Saturday 17th of September, painting the runway in swathes of black, red, white and grey.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Lako Bukia S/S 2012 by Joana Faria
Being ushered past the growing queues for Lakio Bukia and presented with the offer to take a seat, I’m suddenly transported back to one …

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Fringe

Competing for the title of Fashion Fringe Winner 2011 and showcasing their S/S 2012 collections were, duo Fyodor Golan, Heidi Leung and Nabil Nayal. The show took place on Saturday 17th of September at 8 Northumberland Avenue. Delve into the narratives behind the collections and discover the winner.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Winners of Fashion Fringe 2011: Fyodor Golan S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker
If you’ve read Matt’s or my account of The Swedish School of Textiles show at Fashion Scout, you’ll know …

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ann-Sofie Back | Atelje

Inspired by "God, spaghetti and delusions,"Anne-Sofie Back presented her garments of 'holy aesthetic' on the catwalk at Somerset House, on Friday 16th of September. A collection for the cool, sophisticated, discerning woman.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Ann-Sofie Back | BACK S/S 2012 illustrated by Dee Andrews
It’s 7 pm on the first day of London Fashion Week and the rapid advent of my first catwalk show clash; …

Jasper Garvida SS 2012 by Emma Block

London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Jasper Garvida

Jasper Garvida, a designer known for creating strong yet luxuriously feminine fashion unveiled a monochromatic Spring/Summer collection with a dash of heavy-duty sparkle on the penultimate day of London Fashion Week at the Bloomsbury Hotel.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jasper Garvida SS 2012 illustrated by Emma Block
Some may think that having previewed this Spring/Summer 2012 collection in my recent London Fashion Week interview with Jasper Garvida would have dampened …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Basso & Brooke

The pioneers of digital print, Bruno Basso and Chris Brooke bring us a collection that screams of summer and sings of spring, at London Fashion Week SS 2012. The Old Sorting Office hosted the show on Friday 16th September and I was absolutely thrilled to be there.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Basso & Brooke S/S 2012 illustrated by Joana Faria
There is no queuing for me at the Basso & Brooke show – I’m late, having been seduced by ice-cream and pretty …

Paul Costelloe by Amber Cassidy, London Fashion Week, SS 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe

Paul Costelloe once again opened London Fashion Week at the BFC showspace, showcasing his Spring/Summer 2012 collection which was inspired by the 1962 Hollywood classic What Happened to Baby Jane.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Paul Costelloe S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester
Butterflies doing cartwheels in my tummy and the feeling that my consciousness has surreptitiously tiptoed away, wanting to take in everything… right now; …

Elisa Palomino design by Hannah Hope

Elisa Palomino: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

Fashion designer Elisa Palomino is set to enchant press and buyers alike at London Fashion Week, where she will be showing her S/S 2012 collection at Fashion Scout.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Hannah Hope
I absolutely adore the fashions of the 1920s and ‘30s, I love pretty colours and pretty prints and I covet luxurious fabrics that have …

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Comma Shop in Oxford

On Wednesday 25th May I visited the wonderful Comma Shop in Oxford to give a talk about ACOFI, eco fashion, illustration and social media for creatives... and this is who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Wednesday was my second night on the ACOFI book tour last week – and my first time visiting the lovely new Comma Shop on Iffley Road in Oxford. Comma …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Lako Bukia (by Amelia)

On Saturday 19th February Lako Bukia presented CHOXA at Fashion Scout. Another fabulous showing for the Georgian fashion designer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lako Bukia A/W 2011 by Alison Day.
If proof is needed that fashion illustration can inspire one to fall in love with a fashion designer then I’ve got the perfect story. …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Lako Bukia

Covetable dresses, wispy shirts and leather trousers in a stunning palette of colours: Lako Bukia, London based, Georgian designer proves yet again that she is one of the fastest rising stars for wearable designs. With illustrations by Artist Andrea, Avril Kelly, Jenny Robins LIVE and Fritha Strickland!

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Illustration by Artist Andrea
This is my first front row show at London Fashion Week, so I’m terribly excited. So far I’ve been stomped on, pushed and poked in my attempt …