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Posts Tagged ‘Dandy’

Putting optical illusions on homeware: an interview with designer maker Dionne Sylvester

Meet Kent based fashion designer turned craftsperson Dionne Sylvester: traditional homeware will never be the same!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dionne Sylvester plate designs
I first discovered the striking homeware of designer maker Dionne Sylvester at Spitalfields Market earlier this year, where they immediately caught my attention. Her colourful designs give traditional teacups, plates and upholstery a zingy modern update inspired by the play of light on the Caribbean sea and a fascination with optical illusions. I love them!

Dionne Sylvester portrait
Where do you find inspiration for the combinations of colours that you put together?
My inspiration first came from looking at different menswear books, which led to researching the phenomenon of British Dandies and the collections of Ozwald Boateng in particular. I like the smart appearance of the Dandies and the extravagant colour clashes so beloved of Boateng, who uses unexpected shades for the inner lining… read more

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Hattie Stewart

An Interview with illustrator Hattie Stewart

Cheeky and fresh, Hattie Stewart's mag cover doodle-bombs are both en Vogue and 'on' Vogue.

Written by Jessica Cook

London-based Hattie Stewart, a ‘professional doodler’, originally from Essex, is taking the fashion world by storm with her ‘doodle-bombed’ magazine covers. Not just limited to putting her mark on mags, […]

Prophetik: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Jeff Gardner and his label Prophetik made a welcomed return to fashion week on Sunday 19 February, with live music, courtly couture and, erm… Whitney Houston!

Written by Matt Bramford

Prophetik A/W 2012 by Faye West My fashion week hadn’t got off to the best of starts this season. I skipped day one, and arrived on day two rather worse […]