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Posts Tagged ‘japanese’

A Million Cats: An interview with adult colouring book author Lulu Mayo

An exclusive interview with Camberwell College of Arts graduate and colouring book artist Lulu Mayo, author of A Million Cats. Includes a sneak peek at her brand new book A Million Dogs!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I've spoken about my love of A Million Cats in my previous post highlighting my favourite colouring books of 2015, and now I am finally able to bring you an exclusive interview with the artist Lulu Mayo. This is Lulu's debut book but the reception has been so fantastic that she is set to release another book geared towards dog lovers, called, yes you guessed it, A Million Dogs. Both books feature a plethora of cute animals in ridiculous situations, inspired by a childhood love of the infamous cat bus in cult Japanese animation My Neighbor Totoro. A must have for all the animal loving colorists out there.

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An interview with Nanae Kawahara: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Meet Nanae Kawahara, she's a Japanese illustrator who creates fantastical scenes influenced by a love of Kawaii and the Gothic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nanae Kawahara is yet another talented Camberwell College of Arts graduate who has produced art for my colouring book. Her imaginative underwater scene features mermaids and all the creatures of […]

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Gurun Gurun featuring Cuushe: Atarashii hi video – an interview with director Cristina Maldonado

The new album from cult label Home Normal features this beautiful track with Japanese singer Cuushe. Here the director of the trippy video talks us through her process.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Japanese influenced Czech group Gurun Gurun return with a new video featuring Cuushe (read more about the Japanese singer in our 2012 interview here). The EP features a host […]

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Ikebana AW15: An interview with fashion designer Sadie Williams

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sadie Williams by Bonaramis. Fashion designer Sadie Williams was inspired by the 1962 Best of Ikebana book on Japanese flower arranging to create a bold and innovative AW15 collection that […]

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Meet Yoko Furusho: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Yoko Furusho is a super talented New York based Japanese illustrator. Her work for my 10th anniversary book is inspired by ideas of the afterlife, and is available as a super limited gold leaf print NOW.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yoko Furusho is a Japanese illustrator based in New York, and was featured in my first book, Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration. Since then she has worked with a long list […]

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Keiko Nishiyama: Ones to Watch S/S 2015 London Fashion Week Preview

It's tomorrow! The S/S 2014 collections are just around the corner. Here's one of the rising stars: LCF graduate Keiko Nishiyama.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Keiko Nishiyama by Sarah Rossignol. Japanese born fashion designer Keiko Nishiyama is another LCF graduate, whose work I fell in love with last year, so I am super excited to […]

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In Basho’s Footsteps: the art of Anya Gleizer and writing of Pablo Fernández Velasco

This intriguing artistic collaboration will be crowdfunded on Kickstarter: find out more about how you can get involved below.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In Bashos Footsteps, The Hunt. This summer artist Anya Gleizer and writer Pablo Fernández Velasco set off on an adventure inspired by the life and travels of the Japanese poet […]

Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

An interview with Japanese embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota of HIPOTA

A look at the adorable, miniature creations of embroidery artist Kaoru Hirota, the needle behind the brand HIPOTA

Written by Jessica Cook

It wasn’t that long ago that I watched The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), the Japanese, Studio Ghibli refresh of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers, and looking at Hipota‘s petite, crafted […]

Dans La Vie: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review and Interview

Designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie answered some questions just before she took to the catwalk with new collection Invisible Enemy, Threat Found at Fashion Scout on Saturday 16th February 2013.

Written by Zaena Miller

Dans La Vie A/W 2013 by Sarah Underwood For Dans La Vie’s new A/W 2013 collection Invisible Enemy, Threat Found Japanese designer Rira Sugawara revelled in a mish-mash of fabric […]

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Fred Butler: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

On Sunday 20th February Fred Butler presented a wonderful collection of Sushi inspired props and accessories at The Portico Rooms of Somerset House. With a live soundtrack performed by Charli XCX, styled by Kim Howells, knitwear by EDE and shoes by Rosy Nicholas.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Fred Butler AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan I love Fred Butler. She has been one of my favourite accessories and props designers for a few years now and apart from […]

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Dans La Vie: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February at Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall the Japanese designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie presented a vibrant and fun A/W 2012 collection, bursting with Pop Art references.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Dans La Vie AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan I have a huge soft spot for collections with art historical references. Print designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie, who showed […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Magdalena Kubalanca

Magdalena Kubalanca showed a Japanese influenced collection on Friday 28th October 2011, with Geisha inspired make up and interesting accessories.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Magdalena Kubalanca S/S 2012. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Magdalena Kubalanca‘s show featured some fabulous Geisha inspired make up with winged eyebrows as an accessory to the collection. Hair was […]

Lu Flux introduces Sea and Be Seen A/W 2011 and A-Lu-Ha S/S 2012 collections

Lu Flux produced her jewel coloured A/W 2011 collection in collaboration with Shetland wool brokers Jamieson & Smith. For this season she returned to patchwork, inspired by Hawaii Hour on her local Isle of Wight radio.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lu Flux S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. This year Lu Flux decided to show in the main exhibition area of London Fashion Week, away from Estethica for the first time. […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Lako Bukia

Lako Bukia's S/S 2012 collection took to the catwalk at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Saturday 17th of September, painting the runway in swathes of black, red, white and grey.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Lako Bukia S/S 2012 by Joana Faria Being ushered past the growing queues for Lakio Bukia and presented with the offer to take a seat, approved I’m suddenly transported back […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Dans La Vie

Japanese print designer Rira Sugawara is Dans La Vie. This was the first time I've seen her clothing collection shown in London, on Sunday 18th September 2011 at Freemasons Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dans La Vie S/S 2012 by Marta Spendowska. On Sunday I attended my first ever Dans La Vie show with very little idea of what to expect, price but hey, […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode, Florian Jayet

Fashion Mode designer Florian Jayet was inspired by the Japanese myth of Yurei for his S/S 2012 collection, showcased as part of Fashion Scout on Saturday 16th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Florian Jayet S/S 2012 by Faye West. I think it was round about show three at Fashion Mode when I was suddenly implored to shunt up into a non existent […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Aminaka Wilmont

Rounding off the womenswear main schedule for SS 2012 London Fashion Week on the 20th of September in the main BFC tent at Somerset House, designer duo Aminaka Wilmont treated us to a little bit of stylish, well cut fantasy...

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Aminaka Wilmont S/S 2012 by Gemma Sheldrake The title Changeling on the poster-sized invitation to Aminaka Wilmont’s show – the last womenswear show in the BFC show space at Somerset […]

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, and who wowed us with her distinctive style […]