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Posts Tagged ‘Gilly Rochester’

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Basso & Brooke

The pioneers of digital print, Bruno Basso and Chris Brooke bring us a collection that screams of summer and sings of spring, at London Fashion Week SS 2012. The Old Sorting Office hosted the show on Friday 16th September and I was absolutely thrilled to be there.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Basso & Brooke SS 2012 London Fashion Week - by Joana Faria

Basso & Brooke S/S 2012 illustrated by Joana Faria

There is no queuing for me at the Basso & Brooke show – I’m late, having been seduced by ice-cream and pretty dresses at the Orla Kiely presentation and everyone has already been seated. So it’s fine luck that I found an unoccupied seat in the front row. As is usual at London Fashion Week, a celeb or two will make an entrance just before the show is about to commence and a riot of photographers will swoon in and blind bystanders with their imperious flashes.

Ana Araujo at Basso & Brooke  SS 12 London Fashion Week by Akeela Bhattayread more

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Spijkers en Spijkers

Dutch sister act Spijkers en Spijkers brought a touch of old glamour to the BFC Show Space in Grosvenor Place on Saturday 17th September. The collection was a beautiful blend of luxurious silks, tassels and some very striking stars.

Written by Miranda Williams

Spijkers en Spijkers S/S 2012 by Emmi Ojala
I’d found myself in unfamiliar surroundings for this show, over in West London at the Show Space on Grosvenor Place. The queue outside …

Paul Costelloe by Amber Cassidy, London Fashion Week, SS 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe

Paul Costelloe once again opened London Fashion Week at the BFC showspace, showcasing his Spring/Summer 2012 collection which was inspired by the 1962 Hollywood classic What Happened to Baby Jane.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Paul Costelloe S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester
Butterflies doing cartwheels in my tummy and the feeling that my consciousness has surreptitiously tiptoed away, wanting to take in everything… right now; …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Toni & Guy – Hair Meets Wardrobe

On the eve of fashion week S/S 2012, Toni & Guy launch their new 'Hair Meets Wardrobe' range with a full throttle catwalk show and a VERY special guest…

Written by Matt Bramford

Naomi Campbell, illustrated by Phoebe Kirk
So fashion week (unofficially) kicked off early this S/S 2012 season with a Thursday night show-cum-product launch from purveyors of the faukhawk, Toni & Guy. …

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Charlotte Taylor: London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview

Charlotte Taylor has become known as a print virtuoso – using weird but wonderful designs such as penguins, ants, lobsters and robots to adorn her work. She will be showing her new S/S 2012 collection at London Fashion Week from this Friday.

Written by Miranda Williams

Charlotte Taylor S/S 2012 Wide Leg Trousers by Gilly Rochester
It was last year that a good friend introduced me to the brilliant and uplifting work of Charlotte Taylor. As I …

Elisa Palomino design by Hannah Hope

Elisa Palomino: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

Fashion designer Elisa Palomino is set to enchant press and buyers alike at London Fashion Week, where she will be showing her S/S 2012 collection at Fashion Scout.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Hannah Hope
I absolutely adore the fashions of the 1920s and ‘30s, I love pretty colours and pretty prints and I covet luxurious fabrics that have …

À La Disposition: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

American husband and wife team Lynda and Daniel Kinne talk us through their upcoming S/S 2012 collection, and explain why they've relocated to London! With special sneak preview illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A La Disposition S/S 2012 by Faye West.
À La Disposition return to London for their second season at London Fashion Week this September with their S/S 2012 collection mECHANICAL fAILURE, …

Lako Bukia: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

Georgian designer Lako Bukia explains the inspiration behind her upcoming S/S 2012 collection, to be shown on the catwalk at Fashion Scout on Saturday 17th September 2011. With sneak previews as interpreted by illustrators!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lako Bukia S/S 2012 by Natasha Nicole Waddon.
In the second of my London Fashion Week previews meet Georgian designer Lako Bukia, who wowed us with her distinctive style last season. …

Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Saturday: Stornoway, Gabby Young, Caitlin Rose and Mud!

Saturday was marred by sporadic heavy rain showers, but that didn't put a dampener on the amazing Larmer Tree line up: highlights included Gabby Young, Stornoway, Caitlin Rose and Gary Stewart.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis at Larmer Tree. All photography by Amelia Gregory.
By Saturday the rain had well and truly settled in at Larmer Tree Festival and it was quite …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Caroline Charles

A long overdue review of Caroline Charles' womenswear show at Somerset House - but with fabulous illustrations by Gilly Rochester and Maria Papadimitriou! Enjoy!

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Gilly Rochester
It was Day 1 at Somerset House and I was surrounded by all those fashion bigwigs at Caroline Charles; sure to have just flown in first-class from …

A post Tin Tabernacle interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou

An interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, in which they describe the making of the Tin Tabernacle tour video 11 Nights Under Tin, and what to expect next now that they have signed to Heavenly Recordings...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, all photography by Amelia Gregory.
Last week Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou held a preview screening for their Tin Tabernacle tour video, titled 11 Nights Under …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Alice Palmer

Alice Palmer presented Into the Void at Fashion Scout on Tuesday 22nd February 2011, featuring minimalist monochromatic knitwear accessorised with amazing jewellery by Karen-Ann Dicken.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alice Palmer A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou.
Glaswegian Alice Palmer makes extravagantly shaped knitwear. Now based in London, she demonstrated her ‘polyhedra knitting’ skills to the max with her Into the …

Pai Skincare: Organic Products for Sensitive Skin

Sarah Brown is the inspiring lady behind Pai Skincare, a favourite organic skincare brand of the Hollywood set - I caught up with her to discover what makes her tick, and why Simon Pegg would be her ideal customer. With lovely illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Brown of Pai Skincare by Danielle Shepherd.
I’ve been a big fan of Pai Skincare for some time – and it seems I am not the only one. This small …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ones to Watch (by Amelia)

Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch showed another tightly edited collection of fashion designers to look out for. My favourite? A no brainer - Kirsty Ward stole the show. But there was also much to admire from Anja Mlakar, Tze Goh and Sara Bro-Jorgensen. With lush illustrations, of course.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Ward A/W 2011 by YesGo Illustration.
Every season I eagerly anticipate Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch because it is invariably a wonderful place to discover raw talent before everyone else …

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

Jeff Garner opened Vauxhall Fashion Scout with his Artist Wonderment collection on Friday 18th February. This is our FOURTH blog about his lovely catwalk show. Yes really. With yet more wonderful illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Prophetik A/W 2011 by Gilly Rochester.
I will confess now. I may have gone over the top. Yes, this blog is positively popping at the seams with illustrations. And it’s the …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Temperley London

Temperley London celebrated their tenth year in business with a sublime show at The British Museum. Some designers might fear being outshone by such a spectacular venue, but Alice's designs had no trouble stealing the show. Illustrations by Gilly Rochester, Gemma Milly, Donya Todd and Joana Faria

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Gilly Rochester
I have always been a huge fan of Alice Temperley; in fact my whole family has, with both my 19 year old sister and my mother owning …

Seedy Sundays: Get ready to plant something new and exciting in your garden!

We talk to dedicated organiser Sara Cundy about the growing Seed Swap phenomenon, and why swapping seeds preserves biodiversity.

Written by Faye West

Seed Swap by Gilly Rochester.
I knew you could get yellow tomatoes, but apparently there are purple and yellow carrots too. Agricultural regulations have increasingly stifled the basic trading of seeds …

An interview with Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved

Preloved, Reloved is one girl's challenge to wear only recycled, upcycled, vintage and second-hand items for a whole year, to raise awareness of clothing ethics and money for Macmillan Cancer Support…

Written by Matt Bramford

Vintage fashion, illustrated by Matilde Sazio
Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved, has set herself an interesting New Year’s challenge. For the duration of 2011, Kim isn’t going to buy any new …