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Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

Hokolo: Designs for the Home – an interview with Jen Taylor

Designer Jen Taylor talks us through her latest woollen collection and some exciting new collaborations she is working on.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hokolo-Yeshen Venema Photography
In just a few short years London based architect turned designer Jen Taylor has built a brilliant brand for the home, encompassing bright colours and bold patterns that have been influenced by her unique multicultural outlook. Time to meet the lady behind Hokolo (which is an amalgamation of the words Hong Kong and London.)

Hokolo-Jen portrait
How long did you work as an architect, and what were the best (or most enjoyable) parts of your former career?
I graduated in 1999 and quit my full time job beginning of 2012. I have worked on many projects over the 12 years but not all projects got built. To be able to follow a project from early design stage through to completion is pretty amazing. Design is just a small element of architecture, I actually really enjoyed working with different trades on site, developing construction details, learning how materials come together. To be able to walk into a building that I helped built is a pretty special feeling.

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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, […]

Elizabeth Lau: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Elizabeth Lau introduces her new S/S 2012 collection, inspired by Olive Oyl, the 1960s, nautical details... and modelled by Annie Monroe.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Elizabeth Lau by Madi. The delightful Elizabeth Lau has quickly built up a strong reputation as a quirky and playful designer to watch. In this interview I discover how she […]

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 […]

Lazy Summer Days with Handmade Ethical Clothing from Lowie

I discovered Lowie when I shared a press day with them a couple of months ago. The brand was started by Bronwyn Lowenthal nine years ago and specialises in very cute, colourful dresses and knitted garments. Illustrated to perfection!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lowie by Emma Jardine. Lowie was set up by Bronwyn Lowenthal – born in the UK, site raised in Tanzania, with Jewish roots and a Welsh name. She was trained […]

An interview with photographer Andrew Meredith

Amelia’s Magazine talks to the pensive man behind the lens about his new exhibition ‘Excursions’, showing at Riverside Studios

Written by Kat Phan

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Nottingham Trent’s Phoebe Thirlwall

Miranda Williams talks to Graduate Fashion Week star and Nottingham Trent graduate Pheobe Thirlwall, about her inspiration, her collection, and what's up next…

Written by Miranda Williams

hold Knitwear design student Phoebe Thirlwall was an unquestionable highlight of Graduate Fashion Week 2010. Her work demonstrated an impressive level of craftsmanship, story receiving recognition even before the shows […]