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Posts Tagged ‘Aniela Murphy’

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson showcased his unique approach to menswear on Wednesday during London Fashion Week, with illustrations by Gabriel Ayala, Aniela Murphy and Natasha Thompson!

Written by Nick Bain


Illustration by Natasha Thompson

This write has taken far, far longer than it actually should have, which is no reflection on the beautiful collection I saw relatively on Wednesday morning several weeks ago. It's completely down to inertia and mental blocks; utterly rubbish, but there you go. So whilst the womenswear editors and buyers had jetted off to Milan it was left to the rest of us and a Mr Hamish Bowles to enjoy the delights of J.W. Anderson's show. It is worth noting that by now the glamour of most fashion shows had dulled a little and I was fast developing the urge to move rows forward to the front. I was no longer just grateful to attend but damn it do they not know who I am? Obviously they did, or rather they knew who I wasn’t and quite rightly plonked me in the fourth row. I quickly moved forward. Shame and modesty is wasted at these shows.  

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Junky Styling: an interview with self-taught fashion designers Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager

They started out making outfits to go clubbing in and recently appeared on The Apprentice. Here's an excerpt from my interview with trailblazing ethical fashion designers Junky Styling. You can read more in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Junky Styling S/S 2010 by Aniela Murphy.
Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager are self-taught fashion designers. They started up Junky Styling after they received lots of compliments for their deconstructed and …

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

So, the book is finally here! You can find it at Tate Modern, Magma, Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Tatty Devine, Cornerhouse, Arnolfini and many other good independent book stores across …

Little Fish at the Old Blue Last: Live Review

We check out Little Fish, a three piece rock and roll band supported by Awolnation at the newly refurbished Old Blue Last on Tuesday 2nd November 2010.

Written by Willemÿn Barker-Benfield

The Old Blue Last by Aniela Murphy.
The Old Blue Last pub, just off Old Street is a 120 capacity pub and live music venue owned by Vice Magazine that has …

Is the beauty industry moving towards a more earth friendly narrative?

Caring for the planet or yet more Green Capitalism? We investigate Natural, Organic and Ethical Beauty.

Written by Sarah Critchley

Illustration by Sandra Contreras
The beauty industry changes as fast as the fashion industry, constantly updating in line with the latest trends. Fashion has taken an organic and earth friendly approach …

Ari Up 1962 – 2010: No Typical Girl

We pay tribute to Ari Up: a distinctive voice who deserves credit as a punk pioneer in her own right

Written by Mic Wright

Illustration by Stéphanie Thieullent
“Ari Up: John Lydon’s step-daughter dies.” The Telegraph’s headline was horribly reductive. Ari Up, who died on Wednesday at the tragically young age of 48, was the …

An interview with ethical designer Charlie Boots

Charlie Boots is an ethical designer who keeps it sustainable but stylish, using re-claimed materials (from cloth to zips) and producing unique reversible items in her quest to banish fast fashion…

Written by Lauren Smith

Illustration by Jenny Costello
Charlie Boots’ hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces, made from reclaimed and vintage fabrics, are an antidote to fast fashion and the over-hyped high street. And they’re reversible! I had …

Live Review: HOT FICTION at the King William IV

New contributor Willemÿn Barker-Benfield went to see scuzzy blues band Hot Fiction in a North London pub on Saturday 2nd October 2010. Go listen to their streamed album: pure class.

Written by Willemÿn Barker-Benfield

Hot Fiction by Aniela Murphy.
The King William IV, located north of ‘where the hell am I?’, or on this Saturday night, the river Thames, is a relatively secluded venue that …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: What’s Hot… and What’s Not.

C'mon, what will you remember from this fashion week? Liquorice ice cream? Unending bottles of Vitamin Water? Men wearing big statement jewellery? Here's my run down of what was hot... and not.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory.
Every London Fashion Week has it’s own particular foibles, it’s own idiosyncrasies – and this September was no exception. So I thought I’d write up a …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: Best of the Fashion East Menswear Installations

From Katie Eary to Christopher Raeburn, Morgan Allen Oliver to Matthew Miller - the menswear designers were out in force in the white sheds behind Somerset House on Menswear Day. Here's a little round up of my favourites…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Antonia Parker
Well, they’d really gone to town with this season’s menswear installations. Menswear Day is great, but it’s bloody hard work – you get five days to absorb …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: KTZ

The fabulous KTZ brand is part the cult Kokon To Zai shop and it was the only catwalk show I went to on menswear Wednesday 22nd September 2010. Illustrations by Naomi Law and Aniela Murphy.

Written by Amelia Gregory

KTZ by Naomi Law.
Kokon To Zai is the cult Soho shop from whose loins the catwalk brand KTZ has sprung. Because I have been somewhat out of the loop I …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: The FAD Junior Awards (again)

My account of this heartwarming awards ceremony from the charity that gives kids the confidence to get into fashion… Am I too old to sign up?

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Joana Faria
On Tuesday night Amelia, myself and Zandra Rhodes met at the Freemason’s Hall to attend the FAD Junior Fashion Awards. Well, Zandra was there, across the catwalk, …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

Another strong collection from Holly Fulton, showing at the BFC Tent. And a dream for our illustrators...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fulton by Kayleigh Bluck.
For S/S 2011 Holly Fulton took inspiration from Joan Collins and 60s cruise wear as her “ladies” went on a fantastical tour of luxury living in …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Bunmi Koko 2

Our second enthusiastic Bunmi Koko review dwells on the exiting styling of this up and coming designer, who showed her Matriarchy collection at Freemasons' Hall on Friday 17th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bunmi Koko by Aniela Murphy.
I hadn’t got a clue what to expect but I thought I’d just slip into the Bumni Koko presentation anyway. Sadly I had just missed the …

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Ada Zanditon and ADZ

In the run up to London Fashion Week, Katie Antoniou chats to ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon about how she's preparing for her show. She also gets the chance to talk about Ada's diffusion line, ADZ…

Written by Katie Antoniou

ADZ, illustrated by Jess Stokes
Whilst eco-couture has always been ahead of the times in terms of sustainability, it’s often been left behind in the style stakes, unable to compete with …

An interview with fashion designer Masha Ma

Womenswear label Masha Ma have announced their debut at this year's London Fashion Week, so we caught up with Masha for a chat…

Written by Ester Kneen

Masha Ma, AW 2011, illustrated by Holly Exley
Womenswear label Masha Ma, described as “semi-couture”, features fabulously chic and powerful silhouettes with a contemporary yet elegant feel. The stunning structural tailoring …

Enchanted Palace: A very fashionable exhibition at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace opens its doors with a very fashionable, fairytale exhibition - featuring the work of fashion stalwarts Dame Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones, and new fashion talent Aminaka Wilmont, William Tempest, Boudicca, and Echo Morgan…

Written by Matt Bramford

Kensington Palace, illustrated by Aniela Murphy
Kensington Palace has been home to some of the most fashionable and glamorous women who ever lived. From Queen Caroline in the 17th century, who …

Change Form Collective Ubiquitous: University of West England (Bristol)’s Fashion Show

The UWE's students present their fashion collections to the folk of Bristol before heading off to Graduate Fashion Week next week... Siobhan Fagan checks it out!

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Alexxsia Elizabeth, illustrated by Jenny Robins
Despite my skills in fashion design being pretty appalling (as discovered in 2005 when I bravely decided to take on A Level Fashion) I’ve always …

The Yes Men Launch the Yes Lab for Creative Activism

The Yes Men are Tired of Whinging. So they've decided to train up everyone else in their style of activism. Illustrations by NeltonMandelton.

Written by Amelia Wells

Illustration by Aniela Murphy/NeltonMandelton.
The Yes Men began when founders Mike and Andy received an invitation intended for the director-general of the World Trade Organisation – via their fake WTO website …

An interview with Edd Baldry of London Zine Symposium

Ahead of the 2010 London Zine Symposium we ask organiser Edd Baldry why DIY culture is so important.

Written by Amelia Wells

Illustration by Aniela Murphy/Neltonmandelton.
The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, will be playing host to The London Zine Symposium on the 29th of May, an event celebrating DIY culture, promoting communal idea …