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Posts Tagged ‘Antonia Parker’

An interview with illustrator Antonia Parker, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

ACOFI illustrator Antonia Parker creates wonderfully colourful and unique fashion illustrations, portraits and vignettes. She got involved with many eclectic projects in 2011: and here's a fabulous overview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amisha Ghadiali at the ACOFI launch
Amisha Ghadiali at the ACOFI launch.

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration featured illustrator Antonia Parker talks us through her year... be inspired!

You've said that the launch party for ACOFI early last year was a great kick start to 2011. Why do you think meeting people in person is so important when it comes to gaining work and making contacts in the creative world?
It was really fun illustrating live at the launch. I like to chat with my sitters as I draw them, because it'd be a bit odd to study someone so intently and not try to get to know them. As a result, it was really handy for meeting people. It was also a really happy event, so everyone I met that evening was pleased to talk.… read more

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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. 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 […]

The 3rd Annual Fashioning the Future Awards

The London College of Fashion's Centre for Sustainable Fashion hosted the 3rd annual Fashioning the Future Awards at a futuristic ceremony at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Thursday 10th November 2011. Hosted by Caryn Franklin, this was a visual treat - minus some very special celebrity guests…

Written by Matt Bramford

Caryn Franklin hosting the ceremony, by Antonia Parker The third annual Fashioning the Future Awards took place last Thursday, where guests from the world of fashion, business and sustainable living […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Joanna Klimas

Joanna Klimas is a celebrity magnet, so her show on Saturday 29th October 2011 was a front row bonanza. Lots of interesting pleats and elegant tailoring featured in her highly saleable S/S 2012 collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joanna Klimas S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. The stars were out in force for catwalk favourite Joanna Klimas; including daughter of an ex president Aleksandra Kwasniewska & Eurovision Dance Contest […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Zuo Corp

Zuo Corp presented a slick collection on Saturday 28th October 2011, featuring sculptural tailoring, pan collars, neoprene and glamourous up dos for hair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zuo Corp S/S 2011 by Antonia Parker. Zuo Corp used a disturbing soundtrack that featured clanging bells and what sounded like screaming monkeys. It was an odd accompaniment to a […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland S/S 2012 in Łódź: Monika Ptaszek

Monika Ptaszek presented Ptaszek for Men on the main catwalk on Saturday 29th October 2011. It was a brilliant collection that mashed up a host of influences in thoroughly Polish style.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Monika Ptaszek S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. One of my very favourite collections at Fashion Week Poland this time around came courtesy of Monika Ptaszek, who showed a menswear collection […]

Lu Flux introduces Sea and Be Seen A/W 2011 and A-Lu-Ha S/S 2012 collections

Lu Flux produced her jewel coloured A/W 2011 collection in collaboration with Shetland wool brokers Jamieson & Smith. For this season she returned to patchwork, inspired by Hawaii Hour on her local Isle of Wight radio.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lu Flux S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. This year Lu Flux decided to show in the main exhibition area of London Fashion Week, away from Estethica for the first time. […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Presentation Review: SIBLING

After last season's triumphant boozer themed collection, this time around SIBLING take us on a rollercoaster tour of fairgrounds… presented in the NEWGEN space at Somerset House on Menswear Day, Wednesday 21 September

Written by Matt Bramford

Sibling S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker I had raced around the Fashion East installations in record time to ensure that I had the opportunity to have enough time to look […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: James Small

James Small presented his exquisite menswear collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Wednesday 21 September, cheered on by celebrity pals Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, James Brown, Sadie Frost, Meg Matthews and more!

Written by Matt Bramford

James Small S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson I arrived at the James Small show pretty early – such is the bonkers London Fashion Week schedule that some shows overlap and […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day: Fashion East Installations

Here's our illustrated whistle stop tour of the Fashion East installations, featuring wondrous menswear labels Astrid Andersen, Matteo Molinari, William Richard Green, Agi & Sam and Cassette Playa…

Written by Matt Bramford

Astrid Andersen S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker The Fashion East Menswear display always guarantee a treat at fashion week. The grandiose rooms around the courtyard at Somerset House are transformed […]

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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, dosage […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ashish

Paloma Faith was once more front row for the new Ashish S/S 2012 collection Le Jardin d'Ashish, a wonderful burst of sequinned flower power, styled to perfection by Celestine Cooney. Shown on Saturday 17th September 2011 at the BFC Tent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashish S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. There aren’t many designers who make me so excited I can hardly breathe, page but that tends to be a side effect of watching […]

Book Review: Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

Owen Jones' passionate and timely debut disputes the claim that 21st Century Britain is a classless society.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Owen Jones, decease author: CHAVS: The Demonization of the Working Class. Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins CHAVS: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones traces how changes in […]

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

If you find yourself in Montreal then you should get along to the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective show. But if you can't get to Canada then here's a host of fab illustrations for you to enjoy instead.

Written by Amelia Gregory

John Paul Gaultier by Melissa Kime. Since June the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has been running the first ever international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier Jean Paul […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: First Peoples’ Festival Review

Between 2nd - 9th August 2011 the Montreal First People's Festival celebrated indigenous cultures across the Americas and beyond. Centred around the Place des Festivals, with events happening throughout the city.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mohawk Dancer by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs. At the Place des Festivals in downtown Montreal there were iridescent reindeer wading through sparkling fountains of water next to a […]

Beautiful Soul collaborates with ACOFI illustrator Faye West for A/W 2011: Painting by Numbers

English Rose meets Japanese style in the new collection from Nicola Woods, which features heritage tailored coats made from British wool and some delightful printed silk dresses featuring designs from ACOFI illustrator Faye West.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swallow and Dog Rose print design for Beautiful Soul by Faye West. Painting by Numbers is the A/W 2011 collection from Beautiful Soul, click featuring gorgeous textile prints put together […]

MAC Semi-Precious Collection: New Mineral Make Up Range from the Mata Atlantica Coast of Brazil

MAC launched their latest make up range in the US last week, but it's coming to the UK very soon. Introducing MAC Semi-Precious, based on semi-precious minerals Bronzite, Black Tourmaline, Gold Pyrite and Lilac Lepidolite, mined on the Mata Atlantica Brazilian coast.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MAC Semi-Precious range by Antonia Parker. Her lady wears Hint of Sapphire on eyes, case Geo Pink on lips, sildenafil Warmth of Coral blush. The background is inspired by Blue […]

The Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011: Black, Grey, Red and White

Black, white, grey and red cropped up so many times at Fashion Week Poland that I lost count. These are The Golden Thread designers who took up the same minimalist colour scheme: Anya Kamarek, Damian Konieczny, Kinga Dubiel, Magdalena Herwich, Monika Blazusiak and Nina Krowlikowska.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Damian Konieczny Fashion Week Poland 2011 by Fi Blog. Black, information pills white, grey and red predominated everywhere at Fashion Week Poland. Here’s who took up the theme at The […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Illustrated Menswear Day Round-Up

Here's (what I think is) our FINAL London Fashion Week post. I bloody hope so, anyway. It's an illustrated romp through menswear day, featuring the Fashion East Menswear Installations and much, much more!

Written by Matt Bramford

C/Bruerberg A/W 2011 by Karla Pérez Manrique. Four menswear designers in one fell swoop: Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch Men was the first of its kind and my last fashion […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Bodyamr

To the sounds of revolution Bodyamr showed a confident collection of glamourous bodycon draped dresses in delicious shades of plum, caramel, honey and jade. Shown on Tuesday 22nd February at Freemasons Hall with Amber Rose and Louise Redknapp in attendance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alice Palmer A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. Glaswegian Alice Palmer makes extravagantly shaped knitwear. Now based in London, online web she demonstrated her ‘polyhedra knitting’ skills to the max with […]