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Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Middlesex University Fine Art, Fashion, FDSP & Photography Review

My favourite graduate picks from the Middlesex University show at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Strange and wonderful prints by Tomas Soltonas. Futuroid
Futuroid by Tomas Soltonas.

Middlesex University took over the upper floors of the Truman Brewery a few weeks ago to display the work of all their graduating creative arts students in one fell swoop, and I went along to discover the best of the crop. Here's what caught my eye from fine art, fashion and photography.

Esther Evans Middlesex
This Memphis-tastic sculpture is by Esther Evans in Fine Art - I think it's a commentary on gender stereotypes, but I like it purely from an aesthetic point of view. Call me shallow, but hey, I respond to curvy pink shapes (whoops, there I go following my gender's supposed predispositions)

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Katie Eary: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Flamingos, leopard print and skateboards - Katie Eary knows how to hit summer hard with her S/S 2014 collection, shown at Victoria House on Monday 17 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Katie Eary S/S 2014 by Dom&Ink
Katie Eary pretty much started the current leopard print menswear trend. Back in 2010, she had boxing models head-to-toe in it. Her love affair with …

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New A/W 2013 Season Interview: Meet Fashion Designer CC KUO

In every clothing rack there's a silver lining, and CC Kuo is most definitely a ray of sunshine peeking out from behind the fashion clouds.

Written by Jessica Cook

CC Kuo by Laura Hickman
I’ve always wondered about the phrase ‘the sun has put his hat on’. What does it mean exactly? What kind of hat is it? Is it …

Middlesex University Graduate Fashion Designers 2013: Preview Part Two

More amazing talent from graduating Middlesex fashion and fashion textiles graduates. Read on to meet some of the stars of the future.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Kathryn Grantham by Rebecca May Higgins.
You’ve met my first pick of the 2013 graduating Middlesex University fashion and fashion textiles students: now meet the rest.

A tailored trio of …

Middlesex University Graduate Fashion Designers 2013: Preview Part One

On Thursday 25th April Middlesex graduate fashion and fashion textile students showed their final collections in the Atrium, giving friends, family and industry insiders a chance to see their wonderful ideas on the catwalk.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Annest Gwynedd by Gaarte.
Last week fashion students at Middlesex University held their 2013 internal fashion show, featuring work from over 100 graduating students. Some of them were then chosen by …

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

Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days at Fashion Scout: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Ukrainian designers Anna October, Paskal, Yasya Minochkina and Anna Kolomoets showcased their work at Fashion Scout on Sunday 17th February. Photography by Amelia Gregory, illustrations by Jenny Robins.

Written by Jenny Robins

For this catwalk show I found myself sat one person apart from the infamous London Fashion Week performance artist Pandemonia. I’m not very good at spotting fashion celebrities (I can …

An Interview with Designer Joseph Turvey – Part 2

Here's the second part of our interview with menswear designer Joseph Turvey where we look at his current S/S 2013 collection and Joe gives his advice for new graduates…

Written by Matt Bramford

Joseph Turvey S/S 2013 by Gemma Cotterell
Joe’s MA collection: vibrant orange and magenta lace with transparent panels and translucent trenches was a massive hit. Fake Tokyo completely sold out and …

Ekaterina Kukhareva: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Seventies wallpaper glitz at Freemasons' Hall with Fashion Scout from Ekaterina Kukhareva on Tuesday 19th February 2013

Written by Jenny Robins

If you’d been with me and Amelia earlier in the weekend when she hastily gave me a beginners 101 in handling an SLR camera (kindly lent to me by Frances …

Beautiful Soul, Basharatyan V, Neobotanic Fashion and Vita Gottlieb: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Four designers under the umbrella of Felicities PR agency shared the Portico Rooms space at Somerset House on Sunday 17th of February. Although very different their work was all equally elegant. Combined with the modelled looks were digital presentations of the designers' work, which can be seen below.

Written by Jenny Robins

from left to right, Beautiful Soul, Vita Gottlieb and Neobotanic Fashion
On Sunday night I popped back into town to stop in on the Felicities presentation. I was layered up even …

Nova Chiu: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Nova Chiu stepped back to their origins for a show full of meticulous embroidery and embellishments topped with acidic hints of neon, showing at the Freemasons' Hall on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Alex Kessler

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte
The ethereal eruption of colour and texture at Nova Chiu was a perfect way to end a tiring first day at London Fashion Week.

All …

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 …

Eugene Lin: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Eugene Lin returned to Fashion Scout on Monday 18 February with his 'Cupid de Locke' A/W 2013 collection, featuring numerous trench coats and mythological references…

Written by Matt Bramford

Eugene Lin A/W 2013 by Dom&Ink
I like to sneak off to a show during the week on my lunch hour, and that’s exactly what I did to catch Eugene Lin …

David Koma: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Fashion Forward favourite David Koma had been heavily influenced by twelve inch… records this season, according to his Somerset House outing on the evening of Saturday 16 February…

Written by Matt Bramford

David Koma A/W 2013 by Krister Selin
David Koma is a previous NEWGEN winner and continues to attract much attention with his sculptural pieces that push the boundaries of future fashion. …

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Holly Fulton: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Epic high kitsch in red and black from Holly Fulton at Me London on Sunday 17th February.

Written by Jenny Robins

Holly Fulton A/W 2013 by Isher Dhiman
The line of freezing cold fashionistas standing outside Me London early on Saturday morning clutched Holly Fulton tickets bearing a giant red cartoon heart, …

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Claudia Ligari and Eleanor Amoroso: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Jenny Robins was at Beach Blanket Babylon on Friday to kick off London fashion week doing live illustrations of the work.

Written by Jenny Robins

I was invited to do live illustrations at the Lewis and Leigh PR event on Friday, for the designers Claudia Ligari and Eleanor Amoroso.

In typical fashion week style it was …

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A Review of 50 Fabulous Frocks at the Fashion Museum, Bath

Jessica Cook wishes the Fashion Museum a very happy fiftieth as she visits their 50 Fabulous Frocks exhibition

Written by Jessica Cook

Illustration of 1900s champagne fancy dress costume, unknown maker, by Freddy Thorn.
Like any good birthday bash, it begins with champagne; a bottle of 1904 Veuve Clicquot to be exact, taking …

Style Passport: An interview with fashion retail website entrepreneur Sarah Walter

Retail entrepreneur Sarah Walter has gone from fashion editorial to internet guru. Here she shares the story of her success.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Walter by Gemma Cotterell.
Style Passport is the brainchild of Sarah Walter, formally a fashion director at Marie Claire, now retail entrepreneur. Realised as a one stop shop for the …

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Design Gifts For Women

A plethora of last minute gift ideas from fashion to stationery to the best screenprint ever for the feminist in your life...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Elisalex dress from By Hand London.
Looking for some last minute gift ideas to please the lady who loves good design, handmade goods and occasionally creating her own? Well go …

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 …