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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/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 and print. Her LCF graduate collection was a case of Art reflecting reality, as Nova drew inspiration from her birthplace, the Yunnan province of China, also known as the ‘mystical, earthly paradise’ that is Shangri-La. The aptly named Shangri-Ladida collection mixed traditional Chinese and contemporary dressmaking methods, winning the prestigious Collection of The Year award and creating a buzz of interest around what the designer will do next.

Nova Chiu by Cassandra Mayers

All photography courtesy of Nova Chiu

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London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Preview: Menswear Day

As the womenswear section of the circus draws to a close and the press move over to Milan, there's still lots to be seen at Menswear Day. Here's a little preview, with some rather brilliant illustrations…

Written by Matt Bramford

Wintle, A/W 2010, illustrated by Antonia Parker So it’s the last day of womenswear today, which means no more frocks and no more tits and arse. This is good. The […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Preview – A few more favourites…

On the eve of London Fashion Week S/S 2011, Naomi Law runs through a few more of the shows we're eagerly anticipating from some of our favourite designers…

Written by Naomi Law

David Longshaw For Spring Summer 2011, David Longshaw says he was inspired by ‘chav dogs, feathers and a ruffle or two and a story I wrote’. The tale apparently describes […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Womenswear Preview: On|Off

In our third London Fashion Week preview, Lauren Smith takes a look at the designers showing at On|Off - the showcase that combines on and off schedule designers, featuring Pam Hogg, Aminaka Wilmont, Bryce Aime, Julian J Smith and Roksanda Illincic…

Written by Lauren Smith

Aminaka Wilmont A/W 2010, illustrated by Michelle Urvall Nyrén London Fashion Week is renowned for showcasing up and coming design talent – and nowhere is more uniquely ‘London’ than On|Off. […]

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Charlie le Mindu

With only three days to go until London Fashion Week launches, we have a chat with the wonderful Charlie le Mindu, purveyor of weird and wonderful fashion and frocks made of hair.

Written by Matt Bramford

Charlie le Mindu A/W 2010, illustrated by Naomi Law Cheeky Charlie le Mindu already had quite the reputation when he burst onto the scene in dramatic fashion a couple of […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 On Schedule Womenswear Preview, Part Two: The Pioneers

In our second London Fashion Week S/S 2011 preview, Jemma Crow makes her pick of the stalwarts of the London Fashion Week circuit, who season after season deliver the goods - Betty Jackson, Margaret Howell, PPQ, Jaeger and Pringle…

Written by Jemma Crow

London Fashion Week, photographed by Matt Bramford As always at London Fashion Week there are the new and innovative designers we are told to watch……but let’s not forget the stalwarts […]

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Cooperative Designs

This week Amelia's Magazine discuss influences and techniques in the run up to London Fashion Week 2010 with exquisite knitwear designers, Cooperative Designs

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Photograph by Matt Bramford After being spellbound by Cooperative Designs’ last two presentations (see here and here) at London Fashion Week. Amelia’s Magazine are delighted to have had the opportunity […]

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Eugene Lin

In the run up to London Fashion Week, we have a chat with fashion designer Eugene Lin about how he's preparing, what inspires him, and what British fashion means to him…

Written by Colin Dawidziuk

Eugene Lin, A/W 2010, illustrated by Abby Wright It is the impeccable designs of Eugene Lin that have captivated us here at Amelia’s Magazine. The Central Saint Martins graduate’s intricate […]

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Ziad Ghanem

Matt Bramford talks to master couturier Ziad Ghanem about breaking the boundaries, his 'family' of alternative models, and *that* Immodesty Blaize moment…

Written by Matt Bramford

Immodesty Blaize wearing Ziad Ghanem AW 2010, illustrated by Krister Selin At Fashion Week in February, flailing after a weekend of shows and struggling to even stand up, I was […]

An interview with British fashion designer Samantha Cole

Colin Dawidziuk chats to Samantha Cole...

Written by Colin Dawidziuk

Illustration by Gabriel Ayala British fashion is normally typified by its quirky features, but Samantha Cole of Samantha Cole London is a stand out star in her own rights. Having […]

Paris Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Round Up

We have a poke around the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week A/W 2010 to see what was on offer...

Written by Ellen Grace Jones

After climbing what seemed like a trillion rickety flights of stairs at the grand, historic, Lycee Henri IV to reach the Manish Arora show, the dusty old library in which […]


London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Christopher Shannon

Bad boy Christopher Shannon presented a more sophisticated collection on Menswear Day, at London Fashion Week, 24 February 2010…

Written by Matt Bramford

Fabulously illustrated by Gemma Milly Christopher Shannon’s eccentric fashions rolled into town again on London Fashion Week’s Menswear Day. Last season played host to his brightly coloured chav-inspired sportswear, and […]


London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Omar Kashoura

New(ish) designer Omar Kashoura presents his take on the Modern Gentleman at the Bedford & Strand Bistro, during London Fashion Week's Menswear Day, 24 February 2010

Written by Matt Bramford

When I was a zit-ridden teenager fingering fashion magazines, what attracted me most was weird and wacky shows presented in strange environments. While the cavernous BFC tent does ‘feel’ like […]


London Fashion Week AW 2010: Fashion East Menswear Installations

A round-up of the up-and-coming menswear designers as part of Fashion East's installation, at London Fashion Week, 24 February 2010

Written by Matt Bramford

If coping with sashaying around London Fashion Week’s Menswear Day from show to show wasn’t enough, there was also the incredible Fashion East Menswear installations, which never fail to impress. […]


London Fashion Week A/W 2010: Menswear Day: Streetstyle

See what the boys were wearing on London Fashion Week's Menswear Day, 24 February 2010

Written by Matt Bramford

Brogues, bags and dickie bows…


London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Welsh Designer Collective

A handpicked selection of the finest talent to come out of Wales since Charlotte Church, in the form of designers Josie Beckett, Elinor Franklin and Emma Griffiths. My Beautiful Fashion, Sunday 21 February

Written by Matt Bramford

The Welsh Designer Collective is a handpicked selection of Wales’ emerging fashion design talent. The Welsh are GOOD. Who knew? They certainly know how to plug Wales, for starters. I […]


London Fashion Week A/W 2010: Streetstyle: Menswear

The best dressed men at London Fashion Week A/W 2010 so far…

Written by Matt Bramford

Photography by Matt Bramford


London Fashion Week A/W 2010: Streetstyle: Womenswear

A (small) selection of what the fashionable are wearing at London Fashion Week this season…

Written by Matt Bramford

NB: At Amelia’s Magazine, we do not promote real fur of any kind. We hope all of these looks use only faux fur, but there are still some people who […]


London Fashion Week A/W 2010: Long Live McQueen

How London Fashion Week pays tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen and his outstanding fashion talent…

Written by Matt Bramford

A fashionista reflects on Friday morning, wearing a McQueen scarf When the news of Lee Alexander McQueen’s untimely death broke only a week before the start of London Fashion Week, […]


London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu

Your wildest dreams and your darkest nightmares combined, on the London Fashion Week catwalk…

Written by Matt Bramford

Who cares if womenswear is wearable? As a gent, I certainly don’t. Hair stylist to the stars, Charlie Le Mindu opened the On|Off shows yesterday – winning zero points for […]