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Posts Tagged ‘knit’

An Interview with Knitwear Designers Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany of Electronic Sheep

Do fashionistas dream of Electronic Sheep? We get up close and personal with this exciting knitwear brand.

Written by Jessica Cook

Electronic Sheep

Known for their knitwear scarves, Electronic Sheep has carved itself a place in the market with its distinctive designs. Named after the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, this fashion brand has a futuristic feel of its own, and its unique patterns as well as trend-setting styles give it an exciting edge. These scarves are straight out of a sci-fi movie, while still effortlessly maintaining wearability. The patterns are creative with an urban edge, and the use of block colours and type reminds me of graffiti. They sell a mix of products including scarves, sweater dresses and bobble hats. All knit-tastic and colour-packed.

Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany founded Electronic Sheep way back in 1999. Co-Director Brenda has a BA in Fashion from the National College of Art & Design in Dublin as well as a post-graduate qualification in Knitwear from LSAD. Before read more

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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 […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Blow Presents Shinsuke Mitsuoka

Shinsuke Mitsuoka's S/S 2012 collection Liberum Arbitrium was showcased as part of Blow Presents at LSO St. Luke's on Sunday 18th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shinsuke Mitsuoka S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. Shinsuke Mitsuoka‘s dark vision was named Liberum Arbitrium, meaning Free Will. A graduate of Nottingham Trent University, Shinsuke Mitsuoka used large quantities […]

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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 […]

New Designers 2011 Part Two: One Year On Show Review

Loved the colourful textile design from Imogen Heath Studio, Stone and Spear and Deryn Relph. Plus wonderful laser cut wall art from Katie Heeks Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

In the One Year On section of New Designers part two there was lots of colourful talent: Imogen Heath Studio showcased wonderful geometric textiles. Stone and Spear versus Lucy Jay […]

Camberwell College of Arts: Ovo Show Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review – Downstairs 1

Some more fab illustrations at the Ovo Show - including work by Alice Stanley, Rosie Eveleigh, Karin Söderquist, Sam Taylor, Tom Dorkin and Iriini Kalliomaki.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Alice Stanley. Now, finally, it’s time for my second round of blog posts featuring the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates (read the […]

Central Saint Martins: MA Textile Futures Graduate Show 2011 Review

Exceptional ideas from Textile Futures graduates Jenny Lee, Andreea Mandrescu and Hao-Ni Tsai. With a little craft inspired Industrial Design from the Knitting Craftsman Jan Rose.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I had the most fun with augmented reality on Jenny Lee‘s stand at the Textile Futures show at Central Saint Martins. Her design philosophy is to ‘awaken the imagination, conjure […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Ceramics and Glass Graduate Show Review

A variety of beautiful ceramics and glass-making talent from lots of different universities. Loved very much Tim Rawlinson and Nan Kong and many more artist makers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Glassware by Tim Rawlinson. Ceramics and Glass took up most of the upper balcony at New Designers part one, curling against the railings in small exhibition spaces that brought home […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ones to Watch (by Amelia)

Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch showed another tightly edited collection of fashion designers to look out for. My favourite? A no brainer - Kirsty Ward stole the show. But there was also much to admire from Anja Mlakar, Tze Goh and Sara Bro-Jorgensen. With lush illustrations, of course.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Ward A/W 2011 by YesGo Illustration. Every season I eagerly anticipate Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch because it is invariably a wonderful place to discover raw talent before everyone […]

Fun and Frenzine – Zine Symposium

Rag Factory, London

Written by Melodie Ash

This Sunday saw a hoard of eager revelers take a break from sun gauging to descend upon the alternative epicenter of the East End for the annual fun and frolics […]

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Spacey Skirts and Constructed Textile

Written by Sabrina Morrison

In the excitement surrounding Hussein Chalayan’s current exhibit at London’s Design Museum I was reminded of a piece in the Royal College of Art’s Works-In-Progress show this winter that triggered […]