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Posts Tagged ‘Forward PR’

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 for wear. I'd been out boozing the night before and hadn't predicted to feel quite so dreadful the next morning. I managed the Spijkers show, but on my way to see my faces, Teatum Jones, I was spinning out so badly that I just had to return home. Spending the day on the sofa sorted me out, and so I leapt out of bed on a bright, Spring-like morning on Sunday (day three) to catch Prophetik, back after a hiatus last season, to see what Jeff Gardner could offer fashion fans at 10.30am.

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Corrie Nielsen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

With Vestiarium Scoticum Corrie Nielsen looked to her heritage in the Scottish Highlands for a beautifully tailored collection, shown on Friday 17th February 2012 at the BFC Showspace.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Corrie Nielsen A/W 2012 by Gaarte. London Fashion Week kicked off for me this year with a brilliant showing from Corrie Nielsen, who looked to the Scottish Highlands for inspiration […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Corrie Nielsen

Corrie Nielsen returned with her inimitable (and wonderfully bonkers) shapes, showing in the Old Sorting Office on Friday 16 September. Fabulous illustrations courtesy of Joana Faria and Claire Kearns!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Joana Faria The My Beautiful Fashion venue is once again this season at the Old Sorting Office – a cavernous venue with an eery feeling of days gone […]

Lazy Summer Days with Handmade Ethical Clothing from Lowie

I discovered Lowie when I shared a press day with them a couple of months ago. The brand was started by Bronwyn Lowenthal nine years ago and specialises in very cute, colourful dresses and knitted garments. Illustrated to perfection!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lowie by Emma Jardine. Lowie was set up by Bronwyn Lowenthal – born in the UK, raised in Tanzania, with Jewish roots and a Welsh name. She was trained in […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

Introducing AOFM: the Academy of Freelance Make Up

AOFM was founded by Jana Ririnui and Jason Mallet just five years ago but already it's doing amazing things in the world of fashion make up. Here's a bit of their story...

Written by Amelia Gregory

AOFM by YesGo! AOFM or the Academy of Freelance Make Up (artists) is the brainchild of New Zealander Jana Ririnui and Englishman Jason Mallet, who met, like, mere months before […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Michael Van Der Ham (by Amelia)

Michael Van Der Ham once again wowed the New Gen crowds at Old Billingsgate on Monday 21st February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michael Van Der Ham A/W 2011 by Jenny Lloyd. Michael Van Der Ham was held at the New Gen space in Billingsgate, and in the queue I bumped into *name […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode No.2 James Hillman (by Helen)

In the second of my Fashion Mode Show reports, it's all about the men. James Hillman shows the audience at Fashion Scout; sharp suited men, dressed exclusively in black - the colour of crude oil.

Written by Helen Martin

LFW A/W 2011 James Hillman Collection. Illustration by Ankolie Whilst in the press lounge I had a natter with a benefits investigator and a lady who runs an art gallery. […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode No.1 Florian Jayet (by Helen)

In the first post on Fashion Mode's show at Fashion Scout, we have Florian Jayet. A collection inspired by science, space and iconic French fashion houses. It's all cream, black and raw femininity.

Written by Helen Martin

LFW A/W 2011, Florian Jayet. Illustration by Alison Day I spent London Fashion Week staying at my parent’s house. My childhood home with a new kitchen, dog ‘brother’, central heating […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Matt)

Jeff Garner, aka Prophetik, showed his glorious collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Friday - with live singers, a mental violinist and a full-on live band. And I sat next to a baby. Illustrations by Yelena Bryksenkova and Madi Illustrates!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova The first time I saw Prophetik, I just didn’t get it. It was Jeff Garner’s debut show, and I had come straight from some kind of […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party photos: meet Liz Johnson-Artur

We've worked together since way before the dawn of Amelia's Magazine. Meet Liz Johnson-Artur: a fabulous photographer who still shoots on film. She's answered a quick Q&A alongside the last photos from my ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tamara Cincik and Amelia Gregory at the ACOFI launch by Liz Johnson-Artur. Liz Johnson-Artur and myself go back a loooong way. In the days when I was interning at Arena […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

6 Day Riot‘s Tamara Schlesinger by Natsuki Otani. There were so many amazing guests at my ACOFI launch who didn’t come down to the afternoon tea party that it seemed […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Zarina Liew

Zarina Liew also goes under the nom de plume Cobalt Cafe. This one time corporate marketeer produced the most fabulous fashion plates from the ACOFI launch: everyone from Tatty Devine, Gabby Young, Katie Antoniou and Holly Springett to Louisa Lau of Cent Magazine and Matilda of the Ecologist. Gaze upon them and gasp.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My wonderful girls, Rosie and Harriet of Tatty Devine, who created the lovely Cutlass Necklace for my party. Zarina Liew looked oh so casual during the afternoon launch party – […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Joana Faria

Joana Faria hails from Portugal, where by day she works as an art director. She drew Alex Cox of Don't Panic, Francesca Salih of Forward PR, Holly Ladd of Make Lemonade, Johann Chan of Digital Arts Magazine, Michaela of Tantrum Magazine, Sarah Scribbles, Nikki Nakki Lou and Siam Goorwich.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It was a delight to meet Sarah Williams of Sarah Scribbles, who is a prolific tweeter and blogger. Ahhhh, the lovely Joana Faria. She came to the ACOFI launch event […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration (ACOFI) Launch Party – In Pictures – Night!

A week on, have a look at the story of the ACOFI night launch in pictures, featuring all our guests, 6 Day Riot, the Pipettes, Will from the Mystery Jets and much more!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustrator Naomi Law and Amelia’s Mag contributor Jessica Furseth The fabulous 6 Day Riot 6 Day Riot lead singer Tamara The Scout Hut at 123 Bethnal Green Road Illustrator Joana […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Antonia Parker

Antonia Parker, also known as Antonia Makes, sketched Laurel Harple of i-D, Heather Stanton of Dr.Hauschka, Amisha Ghadiali of Ecouterre, stylist Rebekah Roy, the Ballad Of girls, Becky of The Style Saint, Laura from Forward PR and Ronke Adeyemi of The Musings of Ondo Lady... fabulous stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laurel Harple of i-D by Antonia Parker. Antonia Parker is just delightful. She’s also exceptionally talented and prolific, using bold colours and pattern to achieve wonderfully glossy idiosyncratic images. Ay, […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Andrea Peterson

The first of my ACOFI launch party illustration blogs features Alexandra Haddow, Lupe Castro, Francesca of Forward PR, Jessica Bumpus of Vogue, Nyla of Ethical Heaven and The Pipettes. Read on to see Andrea's lovely artwork.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI Lily Vanilli cake by Andrea Peterson. Over the past few days a steady trickle of fabulous illustrations from the ACOFI launch night party (read my review here) have been […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration official launch party is TODAY.

It's Friday 28th January 2011, the day that Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (featuring the very best in ethical fashion design) officially launches with a big party at 123 Bethnal Green Road. Here's the lowdown...

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI launch party invite for Friday 28th January 2011. Well, dear readers, today is finally the official launch day of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, which you have no doubt […]