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Orla Kiely AW15: London Fashion Week Presentation Review

Orla Kiely was inspired by the Ali Macgraw film Love Story, showcasing a preppy, romantic collection inside a library.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Orla Kiely AW15 by Daisy Steele.

This season Orla Kiely looked to library chic, sending the girls out to meander around artfully recreated shelves, stairs and wooden tables inside the Vinyl Factory. Mixing up the decades with silhouettes inspired by the 60s and 70s, this was a beautiful collection of wearable clothes set off by signature Orla Kiely prints, this time inspired by maths and geometry. Lemon yellow and pale peach were worn with workaday beige and schoolgirl greys, boxy shapes matched with more romantic flowing fabrics. Once again Orla Kiely has collaborated with Clarks on a beautiful range of highly desirable shoes. The gold sparkle Orla Abigail is on my particular wish list.

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Valentines Open Brief: Submissions Part 1

Check out some of the fantastic entries I had for my recent Valentines Day Open Brief. Romance is in the air!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was thrilled to receive over 40 submissions for my Valentines Open Brief, nine of which were chosen by East End Prints to appear in their True Romance exhibition, open […]

Zeynep Tosun: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Zeynep Tosun presented her Oxidised collection at Fashion Scout on Monday 17th February 2014, styled by Tamara Cincik.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zeynep Tosun A/W 2014 by Faye West. Zeynep Tosun was the only show that I went to on Monday, impressed as I have been by her two previous seasons on […]

Fashion Fringe: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

My very belated final report from the S/S 2013 shows at London Fashion Week: Fashion Fringe featured three finalists: Haizhen Wang, Teija Eilola and Vita Gottlieb.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Haizhen Wang S/S 2013 by Faye West. I was very excited about this year’s Fashion Fringe: it’s always a great place to discover the talent of years to come (think […]

Spijkers en Spijkers: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Spijkers en Spijkers showcased their S/S 2013 collection - La Femme Paysage - at Fashion Scout on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Spijkers en Spijkers S/S 2013 by Faye West. Spijkers en Spijkers named their S/S 2013 collection La Femme Paysage (meaning Female Landscape) in homage to 20s artist Sonia Delaunay, a […]

Pam Hogg: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Pam Hogg held her inimitable catwalk show on Monday 17th September: featuring famous people, catsuits and naked bits. Plus the occasional flash of genius.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pam Hogg S/S 2013 by Faye West. Pam Hogg was, as ever, a hot ticket this season – ensuring that the likes of Bobby Gillespie, Nick Cave, and Nick Rhodes […]

Think Act Vote presents The Future We Choose \\ Pop Up Radical Think Tank and Book Launch Party

On July 25th we went along to The Arch Gallery for an afternoon of inspirational talks and the launch of 'The Future We Choose', the new book by radical think tank Think Act Vote, which features a lot of contributions from the Amelia's Magazine family.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

On the 25th of July I had the pleasure of attending – unfortunately only a part of – the launch event organised by Think Act Vote (?!X) at The Arch […]

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 […]

Myrza de Muynck: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Dutch designer Myrza de Muynck showed her first catwalk collection with Fashion Scout Ones to Watch on Friday 17th February 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Myrza de Muynck A/W 2012 by Faye West. Myrza de Muynck is a Dutch designer showing for the first time as part of Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch. She graduated […]

Fyodor Golan: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Fyodor Golan presented Welcome to the Machine in the newly created Embankment Galleries showspace on Friday 17th February 2012. Featuring lots of skater skirts and detailed embellishments inspired by Russian life.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fyodor Golan A/W 2012 by Faye West. Fyodor Golan were first to show in the newly created Embankment Galleries showspace, a long thin strip in Somerset House that previously housed […]

An interview with illustrator Antonia Parker, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

ACOFI illustrator Antonia Parker creates wonderfully colourful and unique fashion illustrations, portraits and vignettes. She got involved with many eclectic projects in 2011: and here's a fabulous overview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amisha Ghadiali at the ACOFI launch. Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration featured illustrator Antonia Parker talks us through her year… be inspired! You’ve said that the launch party for ACOFI […]

An interview with illustrator Emma Block, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

The beautiful collages of Emma Block have been wowing Amelia's Magazine readers since 2010, and since appearing in ACOFI she has embarked on numerous other exciting projects. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carlotta Gherzi A/W 2011 by Emma Block. I’ve been working with Emma Block since 2010, when her beautiful work first started to appear in Amelia’s Magazine. Since graduating this summer […]

An interview with illustrator Faye West, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Faye West is a wonderful fashion illustrator who has been contributing to Amelia's Magazine for several years. Since she was featured in ACOFI lots of exciting things have happened, and 2012 looks set to be an even better year for this talented gal.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Commission which came about from Amelia’s Magazine feature, by Faye West. Faye West‘s whimsical watercolours first came to my attention nearly four years ago when she had just graduated from […]

An interview with illustrator Gareth A Hopkins, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Gareth A Hopkins is a name that regular Amelia's Magazine readers will recognise as a long term contributing illustrator. He also appears in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration and has been busy with all sorts of interesting projects in 2011, including The Intercorstal, Chelmsford Arts Trail and London Fashion Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shinsuke Mitsuoka by Gareth A Hopkins. Gareth A Hopkins is surely one of the most committed and original contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, producing many illustrations of consistently good quality over […]

Exhibition Review: Ghosts of Gone Birds

A fabulous exhibition in aid of a very worthy cause, make sure you catch the Ghosts of Gone Birds on tour. It features some well loved artists including Jack Teagle, Ben Newman and Daria Hlazatova. With a special visit from knitter extraordinaire (and novelist) Margaret Atwood!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Margaret Atwood by Faye West. Ghosts of Gone Birds. Have you been yet? This fabulous exhibition can be seen at the Rochelle School, Shoreditch up until the 23rd November. From […]

Introducing the New Illamasqua Fragrance: Freak

Illamasqua launch their very first fragrance on 20th October 2011. Named Freak, it's a heady rush of scents based on mysterious blooms of the night....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illamasqua Freak Perfume by Francesca Harris. Freak, the first perfume from Illamasqua, is officially launched tomorrow. The Illamasqua brand is of course known for its bold approach to bodily decoration, […]

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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 Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode, Florian Jayet

Fashion Mode designer Florian Jayet was inspired by the Japanese myth of Yurei for his S/S 2012 collection, showcased as part of Fashion Scout on Saturday 16th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Florian Jayet S/S 2012 by Faye West. I think it was round about show three at Fashion Mode when I was suddenly implored to shunt up into a non existent […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Swedish School of Textiles BA

21 graduates from the BA and MA programmes at the Swedish School of Textiles came to London during fashion week to show their wares at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Saturday 17 September. But is 21 designers in the same show too much…?

Written by Matt Bramford

Isabella Falkirk (BA) Graduate Collection, by Faye West On Saturday evening a selection of students from the Swedish School of Textiles transported their graduate collections to our fair city to […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Carlotta Gherzi for Sado

Carlotta Gherzi takes us on a tour through the beautiful world of Triassic Glamour on Friday 16th September 2011 for Fashion Scout at Freemasons Hall.

Written by Emma Block

Carlotta Gherzi S/S 2012 by Faye West Upon arriving at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue, I was informed by a harassed-looking security guard that the show was running an hour […]