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Posts Tagged ‘Gabriel Ayala’

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Gabriel Ayala aka Gaarte

Meet Brookyln based fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala, who has created many beautiful illustrations for Amelia's Magazine under his pseudonym Gaarte. Here he describes his everyday life, inspirations and must haves for a creative session.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte.

Fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala is based in New York, from where he has been contributing regularly to Amelia's Magazine for several years. We always look forward to his idiosyncratic and often spectacular depictions of runway looks from the London Fashion Week shows, and thought it was about time we caught up with the enigmatic illustrator better known as Gaarte.

Ekaterina Kukhareva S/S 2014 by Gaarte

Ekaterina Kukhareva S/S 2014 by Gaarte.

How did you get into fashion illustration?
I first came into contact with fashion illustration through a book in the library at KCC (Kingsborough Community College). This was 10 years ago. I remember flipping through the pages of this book and when I landed on George Stavrinos's page I just feel in love. By the next semester, I was at FIT… read more

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Cristina Sabaiduc: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Presentation Review

On Monday 16th September Cristina Sabaiduc presented her nature revering S/S 2014 collection with a short film and live models in the Canon Cinema at Somerset House.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Cristina Sabaiduc S/S 2014 by Gareth A Hopkins
Romanian/Canadian London based womesnwear dsigner Cristina Sabaiduc showed her S/S 2014 collection with a Digital Presentation featuring a short film and live models …

Ashish: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Sequin champion Ashish Gupta didn't disappoint in the remodelled Courtyard Show Space at Somerset House on Saturday 14 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

Ashish S/S 2014 by Gabriel Ayala
I’m probably not the first person to tell you that the main catwalk space at Somerset House has been remodelled for the S/S 2014 season. …

Ong-Oaj Pairam: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Preview Interview

Exciting new designer Ong-Oaj Pairam shares his inspiration and work ethics in advance of his Fashion Scout show this season. Plus an exclusive sneak peak at one of his looks, inspired by Drew Barrymore's character in ET.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ONG-OAJ PAIRAM S/S 2014 preview by Gaarte.
Thai born designer Ong-Oaj Pairam takes to the catwalk this season as part of Fashion Scout at the Freemasons’ Hall. Having trained with the …

George Pringle by Maria Montiel

George Pringle at the Social: Live Review

We catch the London singer’s much anticipated return on Saturday 15th June 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

George Pringle by Maria Montiel
It seems strange to think that it’s been three whole years since George Pringle last graced a stage. I’d seen her a few times at various …

Kay Kwok: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

With the backing of GQ China, Kay Kwok staged his first on-schedule menswear show at London Collections: Men on Sunday 16 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Kay Kwok S/S 2014 by Gabriel Ayala
Kay Kwok was actually my first show of the London Collections: Men S/S 2014 schedule. When I turned up on the Sunday morning, I …

Mary Epworth by Gemma Cotterell

Mary Epworth at St Pancras Old Church: Live Review

The acclaimed singer returns to London with a show at this intimate venue on Wednesday 3rd April 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Mary Epworth by Gemma Cotterell
Hidden away between Mornington Crescent and St Pancras railway station, in that relatively little known area of London that is Somers Town, St Pancras Old …

The 2013 FAD Awards: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

The FAD Awards closed London Fashion Week A/W 2013, once again celebrating the best undergraduate talent around a certain theme, which this year focussed on 'future optimism'…

Written by Matt Bramford

Stephanie Kitchen by Warren Clarke
The Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) Awards are always an end-of-fashion-week treat. After five days of the freshest fashion talent dominating the catwalks at the Fashion Scout …

Yifang Wan, Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Merit Award winner Yifang Wan proved why she'd earned Fashion Scout's highest accolade at the Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 16 February…

Written by Matt Bramford

Yifang Wan A/W 2013 by Gabriel Ayala
Fashion Week A/W 2013 got off to a cracking start on Friday, for anybody who actually turned up. I didn’t, thanks to the effects …

KTZ: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

This season KTZ looked to Art Nouveau, William Morris and Harajuku girls for their inspiration, resulting in a breathtaking collection as always - shown on Friday 14 September at Somerset House.

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ S/S 2013 by Krister Selin
After the Felder Felder show I trekked from Somerset House to Goldsmith’s Hall over by St Paul’s to catch PPQ. As is standard, the PPQ …

Mark Fast A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie

Mark Fast: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Mark Fast showed off his A/W 2012 collection to a packed BFC Show Space at Somerset House on Monday the 20th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Mark Fast A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie
As I squeezed myself onto the end of a bench, it was impossible to ignore that the hundreds of people inside the space were …

Oliver Spencer: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review

Oliver Spencer is cool. Here's his A/W 2012 collection, presented at Somerset House on Wednesday 23 February. Oh, and it's my last post. Whoop!

Written by Matt Bramford

Oliver Spencer A/W 2012 by Gabriel Ayala
I hadn’t spent much time this London Fashion Week at the main show space at Somerset House – the big tent they plonk in …

Fashion East and NEWGEN Menswear Installations: London Fashion Week A/W Presentation Review

One of my favourite elements of London Fashion Week is sprinting around the Fashion East and NEWGEN menswear installations - so many incredible menswear designers in one place! Starring: Sibling, William Richard Green, Christopher Shannon, Kit Neale, Noki, T.Lipop, Sebastian Tarek and Christopher O'Brien…

Written by Matt Bramford

Sibling A/W 2012 by Gabriel Ayala
The Fashion East and NEWGEN installations were a riot of colour, innovation and design again this season. I always have the best intentions on menswear …

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai

Shao Yen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We review Central Saint Martin’s graduate Shao Yen’s exquisitely minimal presentation for A/W 2012, shown at the Freemason’s Hall on Saturday the 18th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai
Taiwanese-born Shao Yen is no stranger to success. This knitwear graduate has caught the eye of other designers such as Nicola Formichetti, created a …

Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 by Helena Maratheftis

Sister by SIBLING: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Sister by SIBLING packed a sequined, neon-leopard printed punch in their A/W 2012 collection presentation at the Portico Rooms on the 18th February, 2012 for London Fashion Week.

Written by Alia Gargum

Sister by Sibling A/W 2012 by Gaarte
Twinsets, cardigans, and crew-neck jumpers were all over this Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 collection, but not as you’ve seen them before. One of …

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 …

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 the …

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 in …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: James Small

James Small presented his exquisite menswear collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Wednesday 21 September, cheered on by celebrity pals Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, James Brown, Sadie Frost, Meg Matthews and more!

Written by Matt Bramford

James Small S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson
I arrived at the James Small show pretty early – such is the bonkers London Fashion Week schedule that some shows overlap and then …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day: Fashion East Installations

Here's our illustrated whistle stop tour of the Fashion East installations, featuring wondrous menswear labels Astrid Andersen, Matteo Molinari, William Richard Green, Agi & Sam and Cassette Playa…

Written by Matt Bramford

Astrid Andersen S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker
The Fashion East Menswear display always guarantee a treat at fashion week. The grandiose rooms around the courtyard at Somerset House are transformed into …