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Posts Tagged ‘british’

What to do in Margate and Broadstairs (whilst wearing Chatham Marine Deck Shoes)

What to see in Margate and where to eat in Broadstairs: my advice on a windy October weekend. Whilst wearing a natty pair of pink deck shoes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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This weekend we went down to the seaside in Kent: my partner's dad lives in Ramsgate and when we go down to Thanet we always go for a pootle around Margate and Broadstairs.

sparkle boat margate photography by Amelia Gregory
Maria Nepomuceno margate photography by Amelia Gregory
In Margate American artist Alex Katz is showing Give Me Tomorrow at the Turner Contemporary, which has just the right amount of space to put on the perfectly sized exhibition for a sociable stroll with the family. He's not a painter I've heard of but I really enjoyed his… read more

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Oliver Spencer: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review

Oliver Spencer is cool. Here's his A/W 2012 collection, presented at Somerset House on Wednesday 23 February. Oh, and it's my last post. Whoop!

Written by Matt Bramford

Oliver Spencer A/W 2012 by Gabriel Ayala I hadn’t spent much time this London Fashion Week at the main show space at Somerset House – the big tent they plonk […]

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 […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Dawid Tomaszewski

Polish born, British and Berlin educated Dawid Tomaszewski took pole position after The Golden Thread awards on Friday 6th May at Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland. It was a beautiful, well styled collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dawid Tomaszewski by Karolina Burdon. Dawid Tomaszewski is the prodigal son who got away… a Polish boy who studied internationally, sickness including at the London College of Fashion, order before […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Caroline Charles

A long overdue review of Caroline Charles' womenswear show at Somerset House - but with fabulous illustrations by Gilly Rochester and Maria Papadimitriou! Enjoy!

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Gilly Rochester It was Day 1 at Somerset House and I was surrounded by all those fashion bigwigs at Caroline Charles; sure to have just flown in first-class […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Eun Jeong (by Georgia)

In the Covent Garden Piazza, Fashion Fringe winner Eun Jeong put on an intimate insight into her romantic and somewhat British vision for Autumn/Winter 2011. And it was my right cup of English tea.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Jenny Robins I remember blogging about Eun Jeong eons ago, drugs enticed by her pretty minimalism with a crisp all-white palette one season. For me, web she most […]

Izzy Lane: an interview with ethical knitwear designer Isobel Davies

The incredible Isobel Davies was inspired to create ethical knitwear label Izzy Lane when she discovered how poorly we value British wool. Here's part of her tale, which appears in full in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Izzy Lane A/W 2008 by Yelena Bryksenkova. What was the path to setting up Izzy Lane?  I started an organic food company when I became aware of the hundreds of permitted […]

Alice by Temperley’s 1st Birthday

Alice Temperley celebrates her diffusion line's 1st birthday in Kensal Green with a little help from some celebrity friends…

Written by Ester Kneen

Akamuti-replenishing rose facial oil Akamuti by Jenny Lloyd. I first became enamoured with Akamuti skincare products when I discovered the brand in 2008 and subsequently interviewed them for the last […]

It’s National Wool Week!

The Campaign for Wool and Prince Charles join forces to promote this fashionable, durable and sustainable material in style…

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Illustration by Danielle Andrews London is phenomenal, story a vast ever evolving metropolis where nothing stays still and sleep is for the dead. As much […]

Exhibition Review: Horrockses Fashions at the Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates cotton manufacturers Horrockses and their collaborations with artists in the 1940s to create desirable 'off the peg dresses'

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Paolo Caravello A few weeks ago, order I ventured by bike to the Fashion and Textile museum’s summer exhibition celebrating the ready-to wear designs of Horrockses Fashions Limited. […]

An interview with Young British Designers

We have a chat with the team behind new website Young British Designers, a platform for the next generation of British fashion legends, including Ada Zanditon, Eudon Choi and Jena.Theo… with incredible illustrations by Kate Copeland

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Annejkh Carson I have absolutely no idea why I’ve struggled so much with this one. It’s no secret that I love Carolyn Massey, no rx so I was […]

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

“It was when we were awarded a giant golden penis at the Erotic Awards, prostate malady that has to be my best moment here so far. It was a fashion […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UCLAN Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) served up a treat on Sunday 6 June at Graduate Fashion Week, with a roaring tribute to beautiful Blighty, complete with union jacks to wave…

Written by Lauren Smith

Emma Box, find illustrated by Lesley Barnes So, reigning champions (or at least winners of 2009 Gold Award) UCA Rochester took to the catwalks on Tuesday to show their wares […]

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Interview: Morgan Allen-Oliver

Written by Jonno Ovans

When did you last hear an amazing story? A tale of derring-do, help medical or grand ambition, shop heights scaled, ambulance depths plumbed – simple stand-up human decency or quiet […]