Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

Introducing Occipinti: ‘Wild England’ Floral Interiors Collection by Ashley McDow

Occipinti features maximalist floral fabric designs inspired by the English Country Garden, and a newly launched ceramics Bunting Bird Ceramics range.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Occipinti Moonflower Lilac Curtain
I discovered the maximalist floral designs of Ashley McDow at last year's Tent London. Having trained in surface pattern at the University of Leeds, she gained experience in the industry before setting up on her own brand in 2013. Occipinti was Ashley’s Sicilian grandmother’s maiden name and means Painted Eyes.

Occipinti portrait
Why did you decide to launch Occipinti, and what is your design background? 
I started Occipinti in 2013 after gaining experience working for menswear brand Duchamp London and then an international textile mill in Mumbai, India, where I designed and supplied fabrics to brands including Harlequin, Christian Fischbacher and Robert Allan. I launched Occipinti because I wanted to provide my clients with luxury printed fabrics with a unique style. There is a demand from people who… read more

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Folded Beauty Exhibition

Folded Beauty: Masterpieces in Linen, Exhibition Review

The first UK exhibition of its kind, Joan Sallas' Folded Beauty gives us a peek into the art of napkin folding.

Written by Jessica Cook

Illustration of the Holburne Museum by Hannah Smith I’ve never been very napkin friendly. By which I mean, at meals, rather than lay one on my lap, I’m substantially more […]

Pre-London Fashion Week interview: fashion designer Flik Hall

In the run up to London Fashion Week, we chat with Flik Hall, fashion designer and print fanatic. She tells us about working with Giles Deacon and Henry Holland, and what 2011 has in store…

Written by Lauren Smith

Illustration by Karolina Burdon Young designer Flik Hall may have only set up her eponymous label in 2009, but she has already gained a following for her bold silhouettes and […]

Christopher Raeburn: the fashion designer who is working wonders with old fabrics

We've been championing ethical designer Christopher Raeburn for what seems like forever... so of course he made it into Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration with bells on. Here's a taster of what you can find in the book...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Raeburn A/W 2010 by Gemma Milly. Christopher Raeburn studied at Middlesex University in London, where a really good technical tutor made him keen to attend the hallowed Royal College […]

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Nottingham Trent’s Phoebe Thirlwall

Miranda Williams talks to Graduate Fashion Week star and Nottingham Trent graduate Pheobe Thirlwall, about her inspiration, her collection, and what's up next…

Written by Miranda Williams

Knitwear design student Phoebe Thirlwall was an unquestionable highlight of Graduate Fashion Week 2010. Her work demonstrated an impressive level of craftsmanship, receiving recognition even before the shows when one […]

An interview with The Cabinet of Living Cinema’s Rob Parkinson

Über-cool screen/music collaborative join forces with film label Future Shorts, and take their show on the road

Written by Kat Phan

Courtesy of The Cabinet of Living Cinema The cinema has certainly evolved since the early twentieth century when the first silent black and white film appeared on our screens, accompanied […]

DJ T – Fabric 51 – Album Review

The latest mix from the legendary London club, which for this release enlists the skills of German house legend Thomas Koch

Written by David McNamara

Fabric has established a solid reputation for providing first-class house and techno mixes by enlisting the services of international heavyweights including Jay Haze, Claude VonStroke and the mighty DJ A-Trak. […]