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Posts Tagged ‘BFC Tent’

KTZ: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

On Monday 16 September KTZ presented their latest collection in British Fashion Council's main tent at Somerset House. It was inspired by deserts, rolling sand dunes and Arab culture.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

KTZ S/S 2014 by Rose Crees

KTZ S/S 2014 by Rose Crees

Since illustrating KTZ's striking A/W 2011 collection for Amelia's Magazine, I have wished there would come a chance to attend a KTZ catwalk show in person. Koji Maruyama and Marjan Pejowski's S/S 2014 womenswear collection impressed me both visually and intellectually - welcoming the sweeping winds of change whilst looking back at older, wiser traditions - but unfortunately the new structure of the main catwalk space at Somerset House, plus super tight security measures to control the larger audiences it can hold meant that I found myself impossibly struggling for a good spot to capture properly on camera this much anticipated moment. So what better chance for a lavishly illustrated London Fashion Week review!

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: John Rocha

With Abbey Lee Kershaw once again making a special appearance, John Rocha put on another beautifully elaborate show filled with texture, volume and 'mythical warriors'. It's one of my LFW favourites and was held in the BFC tent, as always, on Saturday 17th September.

Written by Georgia Takacs

John Rocha S/S 2012 by Sarah Harman Harold Tillman, Hilary Alexander and James Goldstein were just a few of the fashion bigwigs to take their prime seating positions in anticipation […]

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, but that tends to be a side effect of watching an […]

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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 […]

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

Inspired by choreographer Pina Bausch and it-girl Jen Brill, BANG! was shown in the BFC Tent at Somerset House on Friday 16th September. Peaches Geldof put in an appearance on the front row, looking spectacularly gaunt.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Felder Felder S/S 2011 by t.reidy. Felder Felder are identical twin sisters Annette and Daniela Felder, who studied together at Central Saint Martins (of course). According to the press release […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: PPQ

Hmm, how best to finish a back-to-back day of shows on day one of fashion week? With a PPQ party, of course! It was all about the 1990s at their catwalk show at Somerset House on Friday 16 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

PPQ S/S 2012, illustrated by Tina Reidy What a difference a season makes. This time six months ago I was still moaning to my insufferable friends about how I had […]

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

Osman showed on Sunday 20th February 2011 at the BFC Tent, Somerset House. It was a supremely elegant collection that featured a gorgeous injection of bright colours.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Osman A/W 2011 by Ellie Sutton. Osman. Not a name that I’m overly familiar with, although we have frequently written about designer Osman Yousefzada. He’s trained the likes of the […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: KTZ

Memphis meets Dynasty meets Mondrian in the superb new collection from Kokon To Zai. The KTZ catwalk show at Somerset House on Wednesday 23rd February 2011 was one of my LFW highlights. With amazing illustrations, naturally.

Written by Amelia Gregory

KTZ A/W 2011 by Andrea Peterson, aka Artist Andrea. I wasn’t going to go into Somerset House on Wednesday, I really wasn’t. But the lure of a new Kokon To […]

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 […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: David Koma (Reprise)

Running ever so slightly late... Here's our second review of David Koma's beautiful collection for Spring Summer 2011.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Andrea Peterson Only two seasons ago David Koma presented his – Niki de Saint Phalle inspired – collection of dresses off schedule headlining Freemasons as the winner of […]

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 […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Jasper Conran

Jasper Conran, nowadays best known for his collaboration with high street store Debenhams. But can he still cut it on the LFW catwalk with the best of them? With fab illustrations by Lea Wade and Anna Hancock-Young.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jasper Conran by Lea Wade. It’s hard to know what to say about Jasper. I certainly wasn’t expecting the earth to move, but it’s always nice to come out of […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Report: Basso & Brooke

Vibrant digital prints sliced with antique maps and handwritten notes at Basso & Brooke London Fashion Week show S/S 2011 19th September

Written by Florence Massey and Satu Fox

Illustration by Eugenia Tsimiklis After pegging it down the strand, I arrived at the BFC tent with less than 30 seconds to spare. My desperate dan demeanour must have won […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe

Paul Costelloe opened the S/S 2011 shows at London Fashion Week with a perky collection of cute little dresses adorned with bows.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory London Fashion Week opened with a collective bemused giggle when the well dressed crowd of a certain age overheard stressed shouting backstage at the Paul […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Omar Kashoura & Wintle. Starring Billie Piper.

A review of the Omar Kashoura and Wintle shows on Tuesday 23rd February. With illustrations by Pearl Law.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wintle. Illustration by Pearl Law. The Omar Kashoura show is held down the road from Somerset House in the underground belly of bar cum restaurant Bedford & Strand. We just […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Topman

A review of the Topman show at the BFC tent on Tuesday 24th February. Featuring a front row of menswear luminaries Andrew Davis, Steve Beale, Daryoush Haj-Najafi, Hywel Davies and Way Perry. But was it any good?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Topman, hottest ticket in town! Topman front row by Pearl Law. You don’t believe me? Why, then you don’t understand the nature of fashion. Here was the only show where […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Amanda Wakeley

A review of the Amanda Wakeley catwalk show at the BFC tent on Tuesday 23rd February, and my thoughts on FUR in fashion. Illustrations by Pearl Law.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amanda Wakeley by Pearl Law. Amanda Wakeley. You’d be right in wondering what on earth I was doing at this show. Surely not my cup of tea? Well, you’d be […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Basso & Brooke

A review of the Basso & Brooke catwalk show in the BFC tents at Somerset House, where we got given wine and I bumped into a number of strange characters...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Basso & Brooke by Katie Harnett. I was running late for this show due to the evil evil cocktails at the Laden Showrooms website launch party in the concrete house […]