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Posts Tagged ‘Chinese’

Magnetic Wallpaper Designs: an interview with interiors surface designer Sian Zeng

As she reveals a brand new range for S/S 2014, designer Sian Zeng reveals how celebrity singer and actress Hilary Duff helped her get her innovative magnetic wallpaper to market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sian Zeng Yellow Green Dino Boy in jungle

I first encountered Sian Zeng's sew your own bespectacled bears a couple of years ago at a craft fair, and am the proud owner of one such bear which I made with my own fair hands. But soft toys are not the only product this multi-disciplinary interiors designer makes; her offering includes high tech magnetic wallpapers adorned with whimsical movable designs such as the plethora of cacti, dinosaurs and 'flycopters' which feature in her new S/S 2014 collection, guaranteed to appeal to adults as much as children. Here she shares her journey and some sage advice about the value of looking at the numbers when you run a small business.

Sian Zeng office bear

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Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and …

Min Wu: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Presentation Review

The Atmosphere and Automation presentation showcased Min Wu's signature techniques, accessorised by some eye-catching earrings. At Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 15th February 2014.

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Min Wu A/W 2014 by Slowly The Eggs aka Maria Papadimitriou.
Min Wu is yet another of the super talented Chinese designers who are training in London and going on to …

Renli Su: Fashion Scout Ones to Watch, London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Renli Su was last to show as part of Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch on Friday 13th September at Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Renli Su S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns.
Coming up last but by no means least, Chinese designer Renli Su took a very different approach to fashion as one of Ones to …

Huishan Zhang: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

I used twitter's new Vine app to capture the impressive presentation by Chinese designer Huishan Zhang at the Portico Rooms on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink.
New twitter mini film app Vine was embraced by the more social media savvy end of the fashion crowd at London Fashion Week: …

London Art Fair 2013 Review: 12 Top Picks

Painting, installation, sculpture, screen prints. My twelve favourite finds from this year's London Art Fair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The London Art Fair hosts a bewildering variety of artist talent under one roof at the Business Design Centre. From the banal (the LED artwork above, almost identical to a …

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Ji Cheng: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On the last day of the womenswear shows, Chinese designer Ji Cheng presented a collection by her brand La Vie, combining elements from Eastern and Western culture and promising a Zen Awakening to the wearer.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Ji Cheng A/W 2012 by Geiko Louve
Chinese designer Ji Cheng’s first show in London was held at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Tuesday 21st February, the last day of London Fashion …

A Review of ILLUMinations at the Arsenale, Venice Biennale 2011: part one

A round up of the best art I saw at the ILLUMinations exhibition, part of the 54th Venice Biennale. Including work by Song Dong, Rashid Johnson, Dayanita Singh and Haroon Mirza.

Written by Amelia Gregory

During my recent trip to Venice I had the opportunity to visit the Venice Biennale. Even better, as guests of the primary partner Swatch, we had our own private tour …

An interview with Alberto Arcangeli: the musical maestro behind Pop Down The Rabbit Hole

Italian Alberto Arcangeli is a musical wonder: he played every single instrument on his debut album and he's just won a prestigious animation prize for his video for Wheels and Love. But, by day, he is a finance manager. Read on....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alberto Arcangeli by Gigi Gray.
He’s gained plaudits as far away as China. He blends genres and styles in a totally inimitable way, all by himself. From the dreamy pop of …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Shenzhen Haiping Xie

Chinese designer Haiping Xie juxtaposed European and Western styles in his new collection for Fashion Shenzhen at Fashion Scout on Sunday 18th September 2011. Featuring colourful iconography from Chinese myth.

Written by June Chanpoomidole

Haiping Xie for Fashion Shenzhen by Sam Parr.
Following the catwalk show from Deng Hao there was a brief interlude with a video from the Shenzhen Tourist Board and then I …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Shenzhen Deng Hao

Chinese designer Deng Hao showcased his wares with Fashion Shenzhen at Fashion Scout on Sunday 18th September 2011. The show was a flamboyant mix of Chinese and Western styles inspired by the decoration of Islamic temples.

Written by June Chanpoomidole

Haiping Xie for Fashion Shenzhen by Phoebe Kirk.
There was a palpable sense of energy in the air as I walked into the hall and the lights dimmed for the first …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Exhibition Review: Fashion Shenzhen

‘MADE IN CHINA’ doesn’t have to be a negative, as I discovered while immersing myself in the beauty and culture of the Fashion Shenzhen exhibition at the Grand Connaught Rooms on Monday 19th September.

Written by June Chanpoomidole

Haiping Xie at the Fashion Shenzhen Exhibition by Claire Kearns.
I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at the Grand Connaught Rooms for the Fashion Shenzhen exhibition. When I …

Camberwell College of Arts Illustration MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: part one

Best finds from the Camberwell MA Illustration show this year included stunning artwork by Simone Philippou, Juste Halavin, Gerda Razmaite and Madalina Andronic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Simone Philippou.
Last night I went along to the Camberwell College of Arts MA illustration graduate show. I always find it odd to return to Camberwell, mooching around rooms …