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Posts Tagged ‘Hilary Alexander’

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 venue, FAD looks even further into the future at the best of the country's undergraduate talent, based each season around a different theme.


Louis Anderson-Bythell - all photography by Matt Bramford

There could be no better a theme in this age of global… read more

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An interview with illustrator Antonia Parker, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

ACOFI illustrator Antonia Parker creates wonderfully colourful and unique fashion illustrations, portraits and vignettes. She got involved with many eclectic projects in 2011: and here's a fabulous overview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amisha Ghadiali at the ACOFI launch. Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration featured illustrator Antonia Parker talks us through her year… be inspired! You’ve said that the launch party for ACOFI […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Michael Van Der Ham

Michael Van Der Ham, the boy who's ever-obsessed with collaging, has taken a strategic turn in his design ethic, much to the fashion world's approval. And mine. I'll take it all, please. Held at the Topshop Venue on Monday 19th September.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Michael van der Ham S/S 2012 by Joe Turvey You can tell that Michael has fun with his designs; much like, troche say, fellow Newgen designers Louise Gray and Meadham […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: John Rocha

With Abbey Lee Kershaw once again making a special appearance, John Rocha put on another beautifully elaborate show filled with texture, volume and 'mythical warriors'. It's one of my LFW favourites and was held in the BFC tent, as always, on Saturday 17th September.

Written by Georgia Takacs

John Rocha S/S 2012 by Sarah Harman Harold Tillman, information pills Hilary Alexander and James Goldstein were just a few of the fashion bigwigs to take their prime seating positions […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

RCA graduate and art deco enthusiast, Holly Fulton, showed her S/S 2012 collection at the BFC tent on Sunday 18th September. It was the usual eye-feast – reminiscent of early Versace, statement dresses and brimming with lust worthy accessories.

Written by Miranda Williams

Holly Fulton S/S 2012 by Megan Thomas I was blown away by Holly’s debut in A/W 2009 – a collection of designs influenced by my favourite movement, generic art deco. […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Jean-Pierre Braganza

Jean-Pierre Braganza showed his Spring/Summer 2012 collection Praxis in the BFC tents at LFW. In the crowd were fashion writing legends Colin McDowell and Hilary Alexander, who was spotted scribbling away over sculptural lines paired with some very high heels.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2012 illustration by t.reidy This show was definitely a bit of a calmer affair from the start, pharmacy which can’t be said for every show at […]

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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, adiposity wanting to take in everything… right […]

Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review, the winners

Fashion printwear graduate Flaminia Saccucci took the first prize from sponsors L'Oreal, and the worthy runners up were Nicholas Aburn, Ivan Curia Nunes and Momo Wang.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Flaminia Saccucci by Laura Warecki. Central Saint Martins showed for the last time at York Hall on Tuesday 31st May. I sat next to someone from L’Oreal – the principle […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Erdem

Who says Autumn/Winter is all about dark colours? Erdem, once again, stayed true to his own inimitable design ethos with colour-popping hues and stand-out luscious print. Illustrations by Joe Turvey!

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Erica Sharp So Designers Remix is the project of Charlotte Eskildsen who has designed for the woman with an “avant garde angle on sophistication” whatever that means. But […]

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, nurse physician this blog is positively popping at the seams with illustrations. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo (by Matt)

Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis, aka Jena.Theo, showed their bold collection at the new On|Off venue on Friday - will illustrations by Antonia Parker!

Written by Matt Bramford

Les Chiffoniers by Abby Wright Slinky t-shirts, and seriously sprayed on leggings and rocky accessories have defined Les Chiffoniers for the last four years. With a winning formula, they like […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Maria Grachvogel

The British designer showed her A/W 2011 Collection in the Lancaster Room at the Savoy Hotel on the Strand on Friday 18th February, with illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith!

Written by Jemma Crow

All illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith Now Maria Grachvogel was a strange set up from the start. Arriving very late anyway (fashionably late you may say) we were 15 […]

An interview with Marion Foale of Foale and Tuffin, legendary Sixties knitwear label

Half of sixties legendary label Foale and Tuffin and later to be knitwear queen, Marion Foale, discusses her journey into fashion - from cramped flats to the Kings Road and £400 exclusive cardigans… and how the sixties were oh so fun! 

Written by Helen Martin

Matthew Rose is an American artist living in Paris known for his 1, tadalafil 000 piece wall-to-wall collages. On viewing his work, see you can’t help but feel as if […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Louise Amstrup (again)

Desert inspiration, loose fits and soft shades define Louise Amstrup's S/S 2011 collection with illustrations by Kayleigh Bluck and Kellie Black

Written by Florence Massey

Louise Amstrup SS2011 photo by Amelia Gregory Louise Amstrup by Stephanie Parr. Now, stomach I was going to write something really nice about how underrated Louise Amstrup is… how she […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Louise Amstrup

How to annoy the anti fur brigade: by Louise Amstrup of Denmark. Here's my review of her show at On/Off on Sunday 19th September 2010. Illustrations by Stephanie Parr and Antonia Parker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Krister Selin I was very excited to see what NEWGEN winner Michael Van Der Ham would have in store this season at his first solo show. He’s quickly […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: What is everybody wearing?!

Some photographs I've snapped of some weird and wonderful wanderers who encircle the BFC tent in the hope of being snapped. Well, here you go guys and girls! Oh and wonderful illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustrations by Yelena Bryksenkova. The Orla Kiely presentation gets more popular every year and I’m sure it’s not just because they always have pastries there, tadalafil doctor no matter what […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Northumbria

Northumbria alumni Matt Bramford presents a totally unbiased (...) look at Northumbria's Graduate Fashion Week 2010 show, with illustrations from many of the students' development work…

Written by Matt Bramford

I always look forward to the Northumbria University BA fashion degree show for two reasons. One, price because it’s always effing good – the innovation, salve technique and creativity on […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Amanda Wakeley

A review of the Amanda Wakeley catwalk show at the BFC tent on Tuesday 23rd February, and my thoughts on FUR in fashion. Illustrations by Pearl Law.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Milly After Steve Reich had answered all the questions from his interviewer Emma Warren (which you can read here) he took a series of questions from the […]

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Real People do the Catwalk

ICA, October 2009

Written by Creative-Idle

(Photograph by Natasha Caruana) Last night I was delighted to be invited to the ICA for an emphatic catwalk show with a difference. The event was organised by former designer […]