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Posts Tagged ‘Gareth A Hopkins’

Best Christmas Indie Tunes for 2013

This year there have been plenty of Christmas albums from mainstream artists, but here I bring you a selection of the best from indie musicians across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Innes & the Cavalcade by Katie Edwards

Joe Innes & the Cavalcade by Katie Edwards.

This year, despite a flurry of releases from mainstream musicians, there seems to be a dearth of Christmas tunes from indie artists. Never mind, I've done my best to dig out what there is to share here.

For Folk's Sake It's Christmas album 2013

First up, my favourite Christmas album comes, as ever, from the good folks at For Folk's Sake, who have managed to cobble together 14 top quality tunes for your delection: all in aid a very worthy cause: buy the CD or digital download and support Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.

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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 …

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KTZ: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

On Monday 16 September KTZ presented their latest collection in British Fashion Council's main tent at Somerset House. It was inspired by deserts, rolling sand dunes and Arab culture.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

KTZ S/S 2014 by Rose Crees
Since illustrating KTZ’s striking A/W 2011 collection for Amelia’s Magazine, I have wished there would come a chance to attend a KTZ catwalk show in …

Swedish School of Textiles: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review part one

We've been covering catwalk shows from graduates of the Swedish School of Textiles since 2010, and their work continues to be a highlight of the Fashion Scout schedule. Showing at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 14th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jesper Danielsson by Antonia Parker.
As in previous years, the Swedish School of Textiles at Boras took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their graduates. As …

Bernard Chandran: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

A wonderful jewel bright collection from Bernard Chandran, shown in Freemasons' Hall on Friday 13th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bernard Chandran S/S 2014 by Yelena Bryksenkova.
In the upper halls of Freemasons’ Hall Bernard Chandran once again put on a stellar show. Sumptuous silken lame in jewel bright hues of …

Holiday Life: an interview with Asher Lack of Ravens and Chimes

An interview with Asher Lack, principal singer and songwriter with the brilliant New York band Ravens & Chimes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ravens And Chimes by Karolina Burdon.
I may not be that rock’n’roll these days, but that doesn’t stop me enjoying the finest that indie music has to offer. I am …

Nadine Shah by Tetsuya Toshima

Nadine Shah at the Lexington: Live Review

We saw the hotly tipped singer as she wowed the crowd at her album launch on Monday 22nd July 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Nadine Shah by Tetsuya Toshima
It was a bakingly hot day, even by the sweltering standards of the past week or so, and the upstairs venue of the venerable Lexington offered …

London College of Fashion Ba Hons Graduate Catwalk Show 2013: Review part two

My second selection of LCF graduates - including fantastic galactic metal dresses, floral print menswear and painterly garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Buchanan ‘Cat Goddess in Dress’ by Kathryn Corlett.
I’ve already shared with you my first review of the London College of Fashion Ba Hons Graduate Catwalk Show at The Yard …

SIBLING: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

West Side Story becomes 'East Side Story' for SIBLING's S/S 2014 collection of smiling boys…

Written by Matt Bramford

SIBLING S/S 2014 by Gareth A Hopkins
Oh GOD I love SIBLING. Every season they manage to come up with an amazing theme that makes you wonder how they do it, …

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 …

Fam Irvoll: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

A feisty show from Norwegian designer Fam Irvoll; You Only Live Once was shown at Fashion Scout on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fam Irvoll A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink.
It’s always fun when a designer shakes up the usual catwalk routine, and that is exactly what Fam Irvoll did with You Only …

Bloody Gray: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Weird and wonderful would be an understatement of the varied work on show at the Portico Rooms for Bloody Gray on Sunday 17th February, including collections by Jane Bowler, Barbara Alan, Bas Kosters, Tom Van der Borght and Jayne Pierson.

Written by Jenny Robins

Tom Van Der Borght by Gareth A Hopkins
There was an epic queue for the Bloody Gray presentation in the Portico Rooms, presumably due to overenthusiastic distribution of the very …

Timur Kim: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Timur Kim presented a femme and practical collection on the opening day of London Fashion Week in the Fashion Scout venue Freemasons' Hall on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Jessica Cook

Timur Kim LFW A/W 2013 by Gareth A Hopkins
I like my fashion like I like my art: messy. I prefer Pollock to Rembrandt and Matisse to Van Eyck. When I …

50 Frocks

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 …

Paradise Lost: London College of Fashion ‘Digital Catwalk’ Second Year Student Show 2012

A selection of students from the London College of Fashion's part time Fashion Design and Realisation course exhibited their digital pattern work at a very impressive showcase at the University last Wednesday (21st of November 2012), an array of stunningly 'realised' cuts and original prints were seen, by Jenny Robins, who took her sketchbook as always.

Written by Jenny Robins

All photographs by Milan Mosna
There was an impressive array of design flair, organisational wizardry and interesting pattern design on show at the London College of Fashion last Wednseday, especially …

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Bat For Lashes at the Forum: Live Review

The twice Mercury Prize nominated singer plays the second of two sell-out nights at the HMV Forum on Tuesday 30th October 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Bat For Lashes by Sam Parr
Escaping from the chilly evening air of Kentish Town (and making my way past a somewhat disconcerting poster advertising the Polyphonic Spree singing tunes from …

Heohwan Simulation: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Heohwan Simulation showcased his debut solo catwalk show on Friday 14th September at Freemasons Hall for Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heohwan Simulation S/S 2013 by Gaarte.
Heohwan Simulation is the latest recipient of the Fashion Scout Merit Award, which entitles him to £25,000 worth of support over three seasons to build …

Dans La Vie: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Japanese designer Rira Sugawara showcased her new collection Moving Print Bodies at Fashion Scout on Friday 14th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dans La Vie S/S 2013 by Jenny Robins.
And so for London Fashion Week S/S 2013, which I am covering in a reduced capacity this season due to Snarfle demands: he …

London 2012 Olympic Games Team GB Illustrated

An illustrated celebration of Team GB at the Olympics. Enjoy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kristian Thomas by Tim Parker.
The Olympics are in town in case you haven’t noticed, and I’ve been lucky enough to get along to a few events in person. It was …

An interview with Pati Yang plus free download of Wires and Sparks

I've had Pati Yang's impossibly catchy tune Wires and Sparks going round and round in my head, so I decided to find out more about this talented Polish musician. And what a story she has to tell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pati Yang by Daria Hlazatova.
You’ve had an extremely interesting life – starting with six years on tour as a youngster with your dad’s punk band – how did that influence …