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Posts Tagged ‘Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts’

The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS Interview with designer Philip Colbert

Our exclusive interview with The Rodnik Band designer Philip Colbert, talking about his work and the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Foundation.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 lobster by Claire Jones Art

The Rodnik Band SS12 'Cod Save The Sea' by Claire Jones Art

You studied History of Art and Philosophy. Tell me a little about these roots, how you ended up working in fashion and your first steps in the fashion world.
I have always been interested in art and art history because there is a lot of meaning to it, and studying philosophy made me interested in thinking about things in different ways. Coming from that background, it was really good I ended up going into fashion quite randomly as it meant I sort of made up my own rules. This is why with time I went away from a slightly more traditional focus, which I thought I should have when I first started. In the beginning I was importing scarves and getting design teams to create well made collections. It was just a business idea, but the end goal was not very personal to me. Being a bit of an outsider and trying to do something without the formal training helped create the fun, 'anyone can do anything' spirit of the brand. There is this naive, non rigid and fun approach in the other elements that make up the brand too, like the music or the… read more

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Introducing The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS

We paid an exclusive visit to the studio of unique British brand The Rodnik Band to preview the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection. In part one we introduce designer Philip Colbert.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Helena Maratheftis On a fine London morning in early June – I know, hard to believe – I had the privilege […]

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, purchase surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), […]

The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Hit the Hay: Preview of The Guardian Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Brecon Beacons National Park

Written by Amy Hughes

The annual book lovers festival located in the small town of Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh borders. Pic by: FINN BEALES Tel / fax: (01497) 821859 / Mob: (07812) 032137. Email: […]