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Posts Tagged ‘Alia Gargum’

University of Westminster: Illustration & Visual Communication Graduate Show 2012 Review

University of Westminster showed off a range of talented up-and-coming illustration and visual communication graduates on the 7th of June 2012 at the AMBIKA P3 Gallery in Marylebone. I went along to pick out the best of what's to come.

Written by Alia Gargum

Juno by Angelina Ioannides-Beer
Juno by Angelina Ioannides-Beer

One of the particularly exciting parts of Graduate month this year was getting to see the University of Westminster BA Illustration & Visual Communication degree show, partly because I am an Illustration graduate myself but also due to the addictive act of talent spotting. Don't get me wrong, I love nothing more than seeing a great established artist do something new, but there is something especially satisfying about seeing brand-new graduates' work. Maybe it's the 'fresh of of the box' appeal, or just the fact that they will naturally be creating new ideas, processes and concepts that aren't already out there.

AMBIKA P3 gallery by Alia Gargum
All graduate show photography by Alia Gargum

The AMBIKA P3 gallery space is an industrial-like space perfect for an exhibition, which I entered… read more

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Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick […]

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns

Emilio de La Morena: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Emilio de la Morena presented a strong, sensual and unmistakably Spanish A/W 2012 collection in The Gallery Show Space at Somerset House for London Fashion Week on Tuesday 21st February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns Before this show I hadn’t heard of the originally Spanish Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Emilio de la Morena, but knew I […]

Mark Fast A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie

Mark Fast: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Mark Fast showed off his A/W 2012 collection to a packed BFC Show Space at Somerset House on Monday the 20th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Mark Fast A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie As I squeezed myself onto the end of a bench, it was impossible to ignore that the hundreds of people inside the space […]

Teatum Jones A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie

Teatum Jones: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Teatum Jones presented their ‘Once Upon an Innocence’ collection for A/W 2012 in Liberty of London's luxurious Heritage Suite on Saturday 18th February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Teatum Jones A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie Away from the busy rush of Somerset House, away from the mobs of photographers, willing subjects and flashing lights, Teatum Jones chose to […]

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai

Shao Yen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We review Central Saint Martin’s graduate Shao Yen’s exquisitely minimal presentation for A/W 2012, shown at the Freemason’s Hall on Saturday the 18th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai Taiwanese-born Shao Yen is no stranger to success. This knitwear graduate has caught the eye of other designers such as Nicola Formichetti, created […]

Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 by Helena Maratheftis

Sister by SIBLING: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Sister by SIBLING packed a sequined, neon-leopard printed punch in their A/W 2012 collection presentation at the Portico Rooms on the 18th February, 2012 for London Fashion Week.

Written by Alia Gargum

Sister by Sibling A/W 2012 by Gaarte Twinsets, cardigans, and crew-neck jumpers were all over this Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 collection, but not as you’ve seen them before. One […]

Spijkers en Spijkers AW 2012 by Cristian Grossi

Spijkers en Spijkers: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Spijkers en Spijkers hark back to fallen 'Birds of Paradise' for their A/W 2012 collection, shown at The Freemasons' Hall with Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Saturday the 18th February, 2012 for London Fashion Week.

Written by Alia Gargum

Spijkers en Spijkers A/W 2012 by Cristian Grossi From the looks of the feminine and pretty invite (which was beautifully illustrated by Dutch artist Martine Johanna) I didn’t expect anything […]

Jean-Pierre Braganza AW 2012 by Catherine Meadows

Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza's darkly sensual A/W 2012 Chandelierium collection referenced Victorian regality at the Embankment Gallery Space, shown on Friday the 17th February 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2012 by Catherine Meadows Although Chandelierium was inspired by ‘the sensuality of being covered’ and Victorian women driven to madness by the repression of their concealing clothes, […]

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 […]

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Nova Chiu: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Ones to Watch Preview

We review Nova Chiu's colourful London College of Fashion graduate collection in anticipation of her debut at London Fashion Week for A/W 2012 at Ones to Watch today, Friday 17th February.

Written by Alia Gargum

Nova Chiu S/S 2012 by Dana Bocai Nova Chiu’s creations look like they’ve leapt straight off the pages of ancient fairytales. Strong, architecturally inspired silhouettes burst with colour, texture, beads […]

Simeon Farrar by Madi

Simeon Farrar, The Great British Summertime: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

London-based Designer and Artist Simeon Farrar talks about his journey from Art to Fashion and back again, his current S/S 2012 collection ‘The Great British Summertime’ and what we can look forward to from the label next season.

Written by Alia Gargum

Simeon Farrar S/S 2012 by Madi Illustrates What began as an ‘art experiment’ by London-based Simeon Farrar has now turned into a successful fashion label; winning not only international acclaim […]

An interview with illustrator Gareth A Hopkins, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Gareth A Hopkins is a name that regular Amelia's Magazine readers will recognise as a long term contributing illustrator. He also appears in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration and has been busy with all sorts of interesting projects in 2011, including The Intercorstal, Chelmsford Arts Trail and London Fashion Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shinsuke Mitsuoka by Gareth A Hopkins. Gareth A Hopkins is surely one of the most committed and original contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, producing many illustrations of consistently good quality over […]

Flik Hall: New S/S 2012 Season Presentation Preview and Interview

Thursday 20th October saw the presentation of Flik Hall’s S/S 2012 collection at Vyner Street Gallery, East London. The event delivered a show-stopping collection, with Flik shifting from AW’s sharp style to a more romanticised feel for the new season. 

Written by Sarah Deane

Flik Hall S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson.   Flik Hall is becoming a bit of a regular here at Amelia’s, and is it any wonder when the Central Saint Martins […]

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, buy South West London, more about Kingston University London doesn’t seem to have a buzzing reputation for academia. But with […]

A Trip to Venice with Swatch

Last week I was invited to Venice courtesy of Swatch. It was a chance to visit the Venice Biennale for the first time and find out more about Swatch's most recent collaboration with French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. All of this in spectacular style!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Venice by Sally Jane Thompson. It’s quite something to be utterly spoilt on a press trip. It doesn’t happen to me often and in fact it’s only in the last […]

Christian Blanken SS12 by Gareth A Hopkins

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Christian Blanken

In his own words, Christian Blanken creates designs that are 'clean, tailored, sharp, luxe and modern, not sweet!'. He did however present his own version of sweet for S/S 2012 at the Portico Rooms in Somerset House, but with a razor-sharp and wearable edge.

Written by Alia Gargum

Christian Blanken S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins This presentation in particular was enjoyable from the start. Away from the rush and fuss of the main tent, pharmacy I went […]

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 […]

Mark Fast by Charlotte Hoyle

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Mark Fast

Mark Fast showed off his vision for this season to an eager crowd including Elisa Doolittle, Tallulah Harlech and Liberty Ross at the BFC Tent on Monday 19th September 2011. S/S 2012 was inspired by the force and movement of a sandstorm.

Written by Alia Gargum

Mark Fast S/S 2012 by Marcus Reed Mark Fast is a designer that sticks in peoples minds for a multitude of reasons. For some it’s his way of turning knitwear […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Leutton Postle

On the 16th of September 2011 the winners of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award revealed their intricate new work at Freemasons Hall. Meet new knitwear designer duo Leutton Postle.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Leutton Postle LFW S/S12 illustration by Alia Gargum Upon checking some of Leutton Postle’s previous work I became really excited about the prospect of going to see their first London […]