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Posts Tagged ‘Joana Faria’

Fashion on Film: L’Amour Fou

Pierre Thoretton's L'Amour Fou is a biographical documentary exploring Yves Saint Laurent's illustrious life, narrated by his partner of fifty years, Pierre Berge. There's fashion, art and feuds aplenty…

Written by Matt Bramford


Yves Saint Laurent by Krister Selin

The relationship between a fashion designer and his business manager-cum-lover isn't a new concept to cinema. Anybody who has seen Valentino: The Last Emperor will have already witnessed the trials and tribulations when two men - one a rare, creative genius, the other a businessman, have to work together on a daily basis for fifty consecutive years.


Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge by Karolina Burdon


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The 3rd Annual Fashioning the Future Awards

The London College of Fashion's Centre for Sustainable Fashion hosted the 3rd annual Fashioning the Future Awards at a futuristic ceremony at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Thursday 10th November 2011. Hosted by Caryn Franklin, this was a visual treat - minus some very special celebrity guests…

Written by Matt Bramford

Caryn Franklin hosting the ceremony, by Antonia Parker The third annual Fashioning the Future Awards took place last Thursday, where guests from the world of fashion, business and sustainable living […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Elisa Palomino

Elisa Palomino captivated the audience with her, 'A Fairy Dance' collection for S/S 2012 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, on Tuesday 20th September. The show was a spectacle of splendour and other worldliness: read my review and then take a peek at my post-show interview with the designer.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Amber Cassidy Having had the chance to see the behind the scenes activities for the Elisa Palomino show, I am super excited and eager for […]

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 LFW by Amber Cassidy

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Behind the Scenes: Elisa Palomino

Elisa Palomino presented her collection 'A Fairy Dance' on the catwalk at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Tuesday 20th September. Before the show began, I had the opportunity to glimpse the behind the scenes adventures.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Amber Cassidy If you’ve read my Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 preview interview with the designer, you’ll know I’m already in love with her designs. The […]

Lako Bukia SS 2012 London Fashion Week by Hannah Hope

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, I’m suddenly transported back to […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Mary Katrantzou

One of the hottest tickets during London Fashion Week S/S 2012 is Mary Katrantzou, creating colourful collections like no other designer. I was there, bobbing up and down behind a standing block of hundreds desperately trying to take photographs, at the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo on Tuesday 20 September. And I'm so glad I was.

Written by Matt Bramford

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2012 by Joana Faria I don’t usually do much during fashion week on Mondays and Tuesdays. That’s because I have a day job. But when Amelia offered […]

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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, art deco. Mix […]

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 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 […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ones To Watch

Vauxhall Fashion Scout's seasonal platform for new talent was brimming with popularity and, despite some um-ing and ah-ing, delivered a couple of essential names-to-note for the future! Showing on Friday 16th September 2011 at Freemasons Hall.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Phoebe English S/S 2012 by Joana Faria The runways rows at Fashion Scout were packed to their peak for Ones To Watch this season. And after a sneaky trip backstage […]

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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, wanting to take in everything… right now; […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Corrie Nielsen

Corrie Nielsen returned with her inimitable (and wonderfully bonkers) shapes, showing in the Old Sorting Office on Friday 16 September. Fabulous illustrations courtesy of Joana Faria and Claire Kearns!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Joana Faria The My Beautiful Fashion venue is once again this season at the Old Sorting Office – a cavernous venue with an eery feeling of days gone […]

Interview with Laki Mera and review of new album The Proximity Effect

Meet Glasgow based band Laki Mera, who fuse acoustic and electronica to create a unique trip-hop influenced sound.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laki Mera by Abi Lewis. The Proximity Effect is the second album from Glasgow based Laki Mera, a band who excel in the creation of their own unique trip hop […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Presentation Review: Mr Start

Mr Start showed his sartorial style at One Aldwych during Menswear Day at London Fashion Week… fab suits, shame you could barely see them… with illustrations by June Chanpoomidole, Joana Faria and Maria Papadimitriou!

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by June Chanpoomidole To those of you that have been to any of the Start boutiques in Shoreditch you’ll know they represent a relaxed luxury that more than compliments […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Emilio de la Morena (by Amelia)

Emilio de la Morena showed an elegant collection that featured the most wonderful use of this seasons colour: luscious delicious brightest red. At the BFC tent on Tuesday 22nd February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2011 by Sandra Contreras. Emilio de la Morena really took this season’s colour to heart, and then some. His sleekly elegant aesthetic was emphasised by […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: D.GNAK by KANG.D

Korean-based label D.GNAK (from designer Dong Jun Kang) return after an exciting debut last season. If it's good enough for Paul Weller, it's good enough for me. Illustrations by Joana Faria, Oliver John Quinn and Rob Wallace!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Oliver John Quinn After hanging out with contributor Nick for lunch during Menswear Day, I hot-footed it up to Vauxhall Fashion Scout to check out D.GNAK‘s latest offerings. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Piers Atkinson

Milliner Piers Atkinson presented his latest collection in Frannie's Pop Up Gallery - taking his cue from cabaret and opium dens… Fabulous illustrations by Ankolie, Karolina Burdon, Joana Faria and Michelle Urvall Nyrén!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Michelle Urvall Nyrén On Saturday 19th February I wandered down a rainy Frith Street to see milliner Piers Atkinson’s A/W 2011 collection. Atkinson has an interesting background having […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jaeger

Jaeger creative director Stuart Stockdale proves that classic autumnal block colouring can look fantastically sophisticated and stylish. Shown on Saturday 19th February at Somerset House.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jaeger A/W 2011 by Madi. Jaeger, I’m afraid, is one of those shows for which I lost the press release several weeks ago. That’s if there ever was one – […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Ada Zanditon’s The Cryoflux

Ada Zanditon presented The Cryoflux at the On/Off space on Friday 18th February 2011. We previewed this collection extensively, now here's the review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 The Cryoflux by Ankolie. I cannot tell a lie: I went into Ada Zanditon‘s presentation with high hopes, especially after I ran a huge pre LFW […]

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2011 by Lesley Barnes

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou showed as part of Topshop New Gen at Billingsgate on Tuesday 22nd February 2011. Here's my review plus lots of lush illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2011 by Lesley Barnes. On arrival at the Topshop space in Billingsgate for Mary Katrantzou I pulled up my Pashley beneath a phalanx of official LFW cars […]

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 […]