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Posts Tagged ‘designer’

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!

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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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An Interview with Jewellery Designer Rosita Bonita

We chat to jewellery designer Rosita Bonita, aka Rowenna Harrison, about her new collection Siren

Written by Jessica Cook

Hellen Van Rees: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Preview Interview

New writer Jessica Cook chats to designer Hellen van Rees prior to the launch of her A/W 2013 collection at LFW this weekend.

Written by Jessica Cook

Helen Van Rees A/W 2013 by Claire Kearns
Up-and-coming Dutch fashion and textile designer Hellen van Rees is presenting her independent collection SQUARE3 ANGLE: THE TRANSFORMATION at London Fashion Week …

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Top Ten Best Mugs by Illustrators and Designers

Wondering what to give for Christmas? The shops are full of mugs for a reason: they make great inexpensive gifts with character. And I've found the best designs for you online...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beaver Mug by Lisa Jones. I *love* beavers so I was super excited to find this. No really, don’t laugh.
Next up: my recommendations for mugs. Yes, a whole blog devoted …

An interview with Furniture Designer and Maker Anthony Hartley

Furniture designer and maker extraordinaire, Anthony Hartley talks about his unique design process and aesthetic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I discovered the colourfully unique work of furniture designer and ‘jumped-up joiner‘ Anthony Hartley at Tent London back in September 2011. In this catch up interview I discover how the …

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Furniture Design

Meet the likes of furniture designers Jan Plechac, Anthony Hartley, Alex Garnett and Shell Thomas in this first review from Tent London, which showcases the most progressive new design at the London Design Festival very year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture by Anthony Hartley.
This year I once again visited Tent London hot on the heels of London Fashion Week. At the end of September the creme de la creme of …

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review: Asger Juel Larsen Vs t.lipop

On 21st of September at Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall, Asger Juel Larsen and t.lipop impressed me with their seemingly contrasting menswear collections and I was a bit starstruck by Kate Moss... and Prince Cassius.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

t.lipop S/S 2012 by Faye West
Asger Juel Larsen versus t.lipop – not the first time to appear together – showed at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on the last day of London …

Outsider Ecoluxe London LFW SS12 by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs THUMB

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Showroom Review: EcoLuxe London

On the 18th and 19th of September during London Fashion Week the EcoLuxe London exhibition at the Kingsway Hall Hotel proved once more that ethical fashion is becoming more and more concerned with becoming part of the mainstream good design.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

‘Ecolooks’ by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs
I was hugely excited that during this London Fashion Week I had the opportunity not only to go and see but also exhibit …

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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 clash; …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Basso & Brooke

The pioneers of digital print, Bruno Basso and Chris Brooke bring us a collection that screams of summer and sings of spring, at London Fashion Week SS 2012. The Old Sorting Office hosted the show on Friday 16th September and I was absolutely thrilled to be there.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Basso & Brooke S/S 2012 illustrated by Joana Faria
There is no queuing for me at the Basso & Brooke show – I’m late, having been seduced by ice-cream and pretty …

Paul Costelloe by Amber Cassidy, London Fashion Week, SS 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe

Paul Costelloe once again opened London Fashion Week at the BFC showspace, showcasing his Spring/Summer 2012 collection which was inspired by the 1962 Hollywood classic What Happened to Baby Jane.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Paul Costelloe S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester
Butterflies doing cartwheels in my tummy and the feeling that my consciousness has surreptitiously tiptoed away, wanting to take in everything… right now; …

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London Fashion Week A/W10 – Iris Van Herpen Catwalk Review

Radiation waves hit the front row from leather manipulator extraordinaire Iris Van Herpen

Written by Sabrina Morrison

The Dutch diva of leather manipulation continues to impress with an absolutely stunning parade of shimmering leather lace body halos and sweeping dresses. First appearing 3 seasons ago with fine …

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Arts Editor’s pick: Christmas Gift Guide

It's that time of the year again! And boy, don't we have a truckload of Christmas goodies for your appreciation!

Written by Valerie Pezeron

At Amelia, we thought you should know about these before you go out and brave the cold for that all important shopping trip! From limited edition prints to games and …

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Rosie Upright: Portrait of a Young Designer

Interview, 19-08-2009

Written by Sarah Narraway

Sunderland born designer Rosie Upright is truly passionate about design. Aren’t we all I hear you say? Well, she’s up, all hours, day or night… cutting away with her trusty …

Hussein Chalayan Back and Forth

Solo Exhibition at Design Museum

Written by Sabrina Morrison

London-based, twice awarded Fashion Designer of the Year Hussein Chalayan’s first major solo exhibition is halfway through its run at the Design Museum and it is soon approaching the …

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Hussein Chalayan exhibition

Design Museum, 22 January - 17 May 2009

Written by Jennifer McNulty, Photography by Tilly Pearman

For the next four months you can head down to the Design Museum in London and acquaint yourself with the work of fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, pictured below at his …

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Minna Hepburn Interview

Fashion Designer

Written by Jennifer McNulty

Now based in London, Finnish designer Minna Hepburn is showing her A/W 09 collection as part of Esthetica, the ethical branch of London Fashion Week. Her beautiful and delicate designs …

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Anna Wenger Interview

Fashion Designer, Brighton

Written by Jennifer McNulty

Why is it no-one tells you that when you leave uni, your life will have a huge vacuum and those 3 years you spent studying illustration suddenly seem wasted when …

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Nikoline Liv Anderson Interview

Fashion Designer, Copenhagen

Written by Jennifer McNulty

Nikoline Liv Anderson was introduced to me by our previous fashion find – Mia Overgaard – and her work was just so edgy and interesting that I wanted to know …

Fashion Press Day

Fashion Press Day

, 10 November 2006

Written by Carla Yarish

Makin Jan Ma

Who knew that cocks and ropes could look so good? Chickens, I mean, as we all know how good cocks can look. Makin Jan Ma has …