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Posts Tagged ‘kitsch’

Holly Fulton: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Epic high kitsch in red and black from Holly Fulton at Me London on Sunday 17th February.

Written by Jenny Robins

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Holly Fulton A/W 2013 by Isher Dhiman

The line of freezing cold fashionistas standing outside Me London early on Saturday morning clutched Holly Fulton tickets bearing a giant red cartoon heart, like an I Love NY heart. I was almost surprised not to see an I Love HF shirt in the collection this year as Holly Fulton has embraced high kitsch in a big way, albeit without losing any of her signature sophistication and art deco-esque patterns. The place was so packed I barely managed to see a snatch of side view, so was unable to get any good photos. My catwalk sketches and illustrations will have to do for this article, but do seek out the photographic proof of this collection's brilliance.

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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Dans La Vie AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan I have a huge soft spot for collections with art historical references.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 […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Surface Design

Lovely surface design on various applications: fab wallpaper from Flavor Paper and Kate Usher, textiles from Bluebellgray and a surprise appearance from Danish designer Lisa Grue, who I last met in Copenhagen!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wallpaper by Kate Usher Studio. The printed textile designer in me will always be a sucker for great decorative surface design. Here’s some fabulous stuff that I found at Tent […]

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, […]

My Big Fat Royal Wedding with East End Prints at Maiden

I love a bit of kitsch I do. And there's no better place to find Royal Wedding memorabilia than down at Maiden... alongside a selection of original artwork from East End Prints. Fab stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You know an exhibition is a success when you come away having bought something that you absolutely didn’t need and didn’t plan to buy…. as I’ve just done at the […]

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Galway to Castlerea

The first blog in a series detailing my adventures on a bike bound for Rossport Solidarity Camp in County Mayo, Ireland. Featuring a demo against the atrocities in Gaza, a Lidl carpark and Dallas style houses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Pete the Temp On Sunday we lost a few and gained a few. Pete Lawrie called by with terrible hayfever to say he couldn’t sing for […]

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Of Montreal: Live Review

Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 14th July 2009

Written by Barbara Mattivy

Recently discussing with a fellow fashion blogger the growing interest in the Scandinavian fashion world, information pills treatment she quipped that it was very easy for Scandinavians to be fashionable; […]

Kitsching Me Softly

Romance Was Born

Written by Sabrina Morrison

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]