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Best New Designs: Top Drawer and Craft London January 2014 Review

Great designs from the pre-eminent gift show, including wrapping paper, baby wear and jewellery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wrap magazine trees and tools wrapping paper

It has been many years since I last attended the Top Drawer gift trade show at Earls Court, and the scope of what is now on offer is daunting to say the least: it's no wonder it has recently split off into the separate Home London event and now Craft London. Having already visited those two I only made it around half of Top Drawer, missing out on much I'm sure. Oh well, there's always next time.

Wrap Magazine paper with leaves and pot plants

Over in the greeting cards section it was great to meet the talented Polly and Chris from Wrap Magazine, who have produced a wonderful stand alone wrapping paper range to compliment their… read more

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Best New Designs for the Home: Home London January 2014 Review

Taking place twice a year, Home London has fast grown to become a must visit homewares show for the discerning buyer. I visited the January edition to find out what designs we will be loving in the years to come.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ceramics designer Louise Wilkinson was kind enough to invite me along to Home London, one of the premier trade shows for people in the homewares business. An off shoot of …

Ravensbourne: Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Catwalk Review

Burger bags, bondage, the Venga Boys and so much more - Ravensbourne delivered a 40-minute-long treat at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 3 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Francesca Valorsa
As Northumbria University alumni, I haven’t missed one of their Graduate Fashion Week shows in the last eight years. Sadly, I broke this record this time around …

UClan GFW by Alice Hair

University of Central Lancashire: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review

Out-there crazy colours and pattern work from University of Central Lancashire got the first day of graduate fashion week going at Earls Court.

Written by Alia Gargum

Hayley Harrison by Alice Hair
Before attending my first Graduate Fashion Week show, I had a little look around the stands to see what would jump out at me without the …

Northumbria University: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review Part 2

Here's our second round-up from the Northumbria University Graduate Fashion Week show from Sunday 10 June, featuring more incredible menswear and some treats for women, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Gary Wilson by Janneke de Jong
Here’s our second round-up of Northumbria’s incredible fashion line-up this year. It just kept on coming…
Kathryn Iddon

All photography by Matt Bramford
Kathryn’s Urbane Modification collection was …

Graduate Fashion Week 2011 Gala Awards Show: Menswear

The menswear on show at the Gala Awards was particularly strong and inventive. With widely varying looks from Carl James Illingworth, Felix Wolodymyr Chabluk Smith, Genevieve Davroy, Rose Dent and Wang Li Xuang. Plus pearls of wisdom about social networking.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carl James Illingworth by Andy Bumpus.
In some ways the menswear at the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards was more fun than the womenswear… particularly with the addition of a whacky …

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Northumbria’s Stephanie Jayne Price

In another post-Graduate Fashion Week interview, Matt Bramford chats to another of his favourites, Stephanie Jayne Price, about tailoring, the Toon and the stellar line-up of people in the fashion industry she worked with…

Written by Matt Bramford

Stephanie Jayne Price’s slick, futuristic collection at Northumbria University’s Graduate Fashion Week show was a real winner – combining masculine tailoring with feminine quirks. I loved the lines that the …

Graduate Fashion Week: Ravensbourne

It's back to Graduate Fashion Week for a moment with a look at the Ravensbourne show - featuring a winning menswear collection and Dame Viv…

Written by Jonno Ovans

Vivienne Westwood, illustrated by Kerry Lemon
While things like free booze and miniature pies are thoroughly good perks of a fashion week, it is also completely inevitable that you somehow manage …

Graduate Fashion Week: Birmingham and Salisbury

Teddy bears and cartoon characters feature in this nostalgic penultimate show report from Graduate Fashion Week, at Birmingham and Salisbury, on Tuesday 8 June 2010

Written by Jonno Ovans

After trying to rid myself of the triffid-like water bottles by drinking them, after the Ravensbourne show, I spent most of the Birmingham and Salisbury-shared show needing the loo but …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: The Gala Show Finale!

After 20 shows, 40 exhibition stands and some incredible British fashion talent, it was time to find out who scooped the top prizes at Graduate Fashion Week, on Wednesday 9 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Nicola Roberts, illustrated by Jenny Robins
So it was time to wrap up what was a pretty crazy week in the form of the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Show. After making …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Bath Spa

Bath Spa explode onto the Graduate Fashion Week scene on Tuesday 8 June, with 1920s glitz, European nobilty AND lampshades on heads... AGAIN!

Written by Nina Joyce

Ruth Strugnell
Bath Spa’s electric and original collections show they’re not afraid to mix things up at Graduate Fashion Week. 
Bath Spa began with all guns blazing for their boutique show with …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Nottingham Trent

Nottingham Trent's Graduate Fashion Week show on Tuesday 8 June was true to form, dabbling in themes such as equestriana, fairytales and bondage…

Written by Nina Joyce

Shinsuke Mitsuoka
The world of fashion is notoriously fickle and grabbing the attentions of a fashion crowd for any extended period of time seems tricky. Catwalk shows do their best with …

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

Danielle Reed, illustrated by Gabriel Ayala
The Central Lancashire show was an upbeat, patriotic affair. Models strutted down the catwalk to a stonking soundtrack provided by students from the performing arts …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UCA Rochester

Reigning champions UCA Rochester pack a punch with their Graduate Fashion Week show on Monday 7 June, featuring skeletal masks, beautiful displays of colour and exquisite tailoring…

Written by Matt Bramford

Emma Box, 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 in a …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Manchester

A breathtaking display of technique and ingenuity from the Manchester Graduates. Let the summer of volume and romance begin!

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Rebecca Thompson’s exquisite stitching played with long hemlines, structured trousers and outsized neckerchiefs in this elegantly minimal collection consisting only of grey and white.

Knitwear had a strong presence …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: East London

University of East London kicked off Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 6 June, with whole load of interesting collections, including urban warriors, upmarket travellers, and Victorian missionaries…

Written by Lauren Smith

Live illustration of the UEL front row, by Lauren Macaulay
Kicking off Graduate Fashion week, the East London Show was a blend of slick, commercially-minded pieces, and the challenging designs this …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Kingston

The Kingston University Graduate Fashion Week Show, on Monday 7 June, was a riot of naughty knitwear, zesty pastels and suits inspired by the Expenses Scandal…

Written by Nina Joyce

Alice Early, from her graduate work
Kingston University might be a hop, skip and a jump from the capital, but the 2010 fashion graduates aren’t letting a little thing like distance …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Middlesex

There was modern menswear, patchwork and Americana at the Middlesex University Graduate Fashion Week Show, on Tuesday 8 June…

Written by Jemma Crow

Rebecca McClure, illustrated by Alli Coate
There was more than one graduate show going on during Tuesday evening… it was time for some Middlesex action. After Northampton, they had some stiff …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Northampton

On Northampton's catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week it was chocolate colours, Dynasty and Nirvana, on Tuesday 8 June 2010

Written by Jemma Crow

Garry Butterfield, photographed by Matt Bramford
We are almost at the end of Graduate Fashion Week for another year, but there’s still plenty of talent left to see. 
After hearing that one …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: International Show

Things got very strange at the Internation Show at Graduate Fashion Week, with spooky head coverings and acryllic bustiers… Bekkie Gilbert checked out the graduate collections from Amsterdam, Basel, St Peterseburg, Munich and Singapore…

Written by Bekkie Gilbert

Anna Sergunova, illustrated by Aniela Murphy
It may have been the first ever International Show at Graduate Fashion Week, but the designers did all they could to leave a lasting impression …