Posts Tagged ‘couture’

Interview: Fashion designer Ziad Ghanem introduces new S/S 2014 Couture Collection “HELL O”

Ziad Ghanem and his stylist Aiden Connor talk about the brand new S/S 2014 haute couture collection, inspired by Queen Victoria and powerful curvy women.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ziad Ghanem S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns

Ziad Ghanem S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns.

We really missed culture couturier Ziad Ghanem on the catwalk last season so I am really pleased to exclusively introduce his new S/S 2014 Couture Collection entitled HELL O, dedicated to Queen Victoria and powerful curvy women. I spoke to Ziad and his stylist, Aiden Connor about the ethos behind the designs.

Ziad Ghanem by Leah Nelson

Ziad Ghanem by Leah Nelson.

You first started out in fashion with quite an urban aesthetic, but have since moved towards haute couture… how did this evolution come about and what is the best thing about working at such a high end?
I am trained in the techniques of couture but the ubran aesthetic is what represents… read more

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Ziad Ghanem: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

The mighty Ziad Ghanem returned to the Freemasons' Hall on Tuesday 19 February and it was a riot as always…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ziad Ghanem A/W 2013 by Helena Maratheftis
Ziad Ghanem’s catwalk shows are always momentous: massively oversubscribed, a cat-fight to get into and an array of weird and wonderful creatures desperate to …

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Gyunel: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Gyunel showed a Demi-Couture collection at London Fashion Week on Friday 15th February 2013 at the glitzy Savoy venue.

Written by Jessica Cook

Gyunel LFW A/W 2013 by May van Millingen
I am distracted by a wedding dress photoshoot on my way to Gyunel’s show at The Savoy and veer in via the …

Valentino: Master of Couture at Somerset House

In a new major exhibition in the Embankment Galleries, Somerset House celebrates fifty years of the Grand Emperor of Couture, Valentino Garavani…

Written by Matt Bramford

Valentino A/W 2005 by Krister Selin
A recent viewing of the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, a film dedicated to the infamous fashion editor’s pioneering feats, highlighted that …

Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment at the Fashion and Textile Museum

In a new blockbuster exhibition, the Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates British couturiers Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Frederick Fox: tailors of the golden age of British couture.

Written by Matt Bramford

Norman Hartnell by Gemma Champ
2012 has been a pretty regal year in the UK, from the pomp and ceremony of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to Queen Liz (sort of) parachuting …

Christmas Nail Art and Nail Varnish Gift Guide 2012

Nail Art obsessed: and there is so much fun to be had in the run up to Christmas. Read on for ideas aplenty, including an exclusive Christmas nail art video tutorial.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas Beauty by Sine Skau.
The beauty and fashion world’s obsession with fabulous nails seems to show no sign of waning: in fact, the speed with which images appear on the …

Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick …

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Paulina Plizga

Eco designer extraordinaire Paulina Plizga showed Flesh & Bone on Friday 28th October 2011 as part of the Off Out Of Schedule. Inspired by the darker side of dance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paulina Plizga S/S 2012 by Cruz.
For her S/S 2012 collection Paulina Plizga was inspired by dance, so leading the Flesh & Bone collection down the catwalk was contemporary dancer Kaya …

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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, you’ll know …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ziad Ghanem

Ziad Ghanem made an explosive return to the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue on Monday 19 September with his usual outlandish take on fashion, with fights in the photographer's pit, vaginas, paint-splattered ensembles and the cutest model you might ever see…

Written by Matt Bramford

Ziad Ghanem S/S 2012 by Aysim Genc
In the hotbox that is Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Freemasons Hall venue, Ziad Ghanem was about to return to the catwalk in dramatic fashion, and …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: House of Worth Couture Lingerie

The House of Worth invited us to The Drawing Room at Claridges Hotel on Monday 19th September to reveal the new WORTH COUTURE Lingerie Collection, Inside Out Affair.

Written by June Chanpoomidole

House Of Worth Couture Lingerie A/W 2011 by Gareth A Hopkins.
As I had arrived at Claridges Hotel ridiculously early to see the House of Worth, Couture Lingerie Collection, I was …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Leutton Postle

On the 16th of September 2011 the winners of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit Award revealed their intricate new work at Freemasons Hall. Meet new knitwear designer duo Leutton Postle.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Leutton Postle LFW S/S12 illustration by Alia Gargum
Upon checking some of Leutton Postle’s previous work I became really excited about the prospect of going to see their first London Fashion …

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The Golden Thread Awards at Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź

On Friday 6th May 2011 I went straight in at the deep end at Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland in Łódź. I sat through a two hour catwalk show for The Golden Thread Awards, and this is what happened.

Written by Amelia Gregory

As with all the shows at Fashion Week Poland, The Golden Thread Awards show began with a booming announcement somewhat akin to the call to board an interstellar spacecraft: Please …

Curating Yamamoto: An interview with Ligaya Salazar, the V&A’s Yohji Yamamoto exhibition curator

Curator of the V&A's Yohji Yamamoto retrospective Ligaya Salazar speaks exclusively to Natascha Nanji about her selection process, the themes she's chosen and all about the legendary designer himself…

Written by Natascha Nanji

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins
This spring, the V&A presents a unique exhibition dedicated to the Grand Master Japanese couturier, Yohji Yamamoto. The exhibition will celebrate his life and work, and …

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

Ziad Ghanem presented his romantic gothic collection Never End, Never End, Never End at Fashion Scout on Monday 21st February 2011. With stunning illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Marnie Scarlet for Ziad Ghanem A/W 2011 by Tigz Rice.
Ziad Ghanem’s Never End, Never End, Never End was one of those hotly tipped shows that all my contributors were desperate …

An interview with legendary fashion illustrator David Downton

In an exclusive interview, David Downton talks about his career so far, his favourite women and his new book…

Written by Matt Bramford

David Downton is one of the most prolific living fashion illustrators, and by far my favourite (no offence, contributors!) His loose, visionary style seems so effortless and radiates elegance and …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: Presentation and Film Review: Ziad Ghanem

Cult couturier Ziad Ghanem swapped the catwalk for a presentation in Shoreditch this season - but did it dazzle like his previous shows? Of course it did…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Michelle Urvall Nyrén
I have to say that I was more than a little disappointed when cult couturier Ziad Ghanem revealed, when I interviewed him last month, that he …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Exhibition Review: Headonism

Florence Massey delves into Headonism at the Embankment Galleries with stunning creations from Piers Atkinson, J Smith Esquire and Little Shilpa! Illustrations by Kellie Black and Yelena Bryksenkova complete the creative explosion of talent...

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration of Piers Atkinson by Kellie Black
The Headonism exhibition is hidden in the Embankment Galleries on the lower ground floor of Somerset house, behind the BFC tent. I’ve been …

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 dragged …

An interview with fashion film maker Marnie Hollande

Lauren Smith chats to Marnie Hollande, an up and coming fashion film maker, about making fashion work on the big screen.

Written by Lauren Smith

Marnie Holland, illustrated by Lana Hughes
Fashion and film have long been bedfellows, but with the roaring success of Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio video blog, and luxury brands like Chanel making their …