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Posts Tagged ‘knitwear’

An interview with The Flower Appreciation Society

Meet Ellie Jauncey and Anna Day: between them they combine floristry, illustration, knitting and delivering babies. What an inspiring pair of creatives!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Ellie and Anna are not your average florists.... inspired by a mutual love of flowers, illustration and all things English, they formed The Flower Appreciation Society, supplying beautiful and unusual arrangements to a multitude of customers from their studio space in Hackney. And that's not all they do: Ellie also runs knitwear label EDE, and Anna is a nearly qualified midwife. Inspiring indeed. Ellie explains:

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I studied Textiles at Manchester and Anna studied illustration at Brighton. After being made redundant twice in one year, I went back home to Wales and spent the summer helping my Mum (who is also a florist) with all her weddings. When I returned to London I decided I wanted to continue working with flowers. I started… read more

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Northumbria University: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review Part 2

Here's our second round-up from the Northumbria University Graduate Fashion Week show from Sunday 10 June, featuring more incredible menswear and some treats for women, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Gary Wilson by Janneke de Jong Here’s our second round-up of Northumbria’s incredible fashion line-up this year. It just kept on coming… Kathryn Iddon All photography by Matt Bramford Kathryn’s […]

Northumbria University: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review Part 1

In the first of two parts, here's our round-up of Northumbria University's latest fashion offering, shown at Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 10 June. BOY it was good…

Written by Matt Bramford

Graduate collection by Emily Edge It will be ten whole years in September since I started university at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Gulp. However old I may feel, I’m still […]

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Somerset College BA Fashion Design Review

A couple of standout colletions from the graduating fashion students at Somerset College - particularly loved Rocea Greenway, Sunniva Nybo, Jade O'Hanlon and Jennifer Riley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rocea Greenway by Adam Pryce. And so the graduate shows return for business once again… starting with a burst of catwalk displays at the Truman Brewery as part of the […]

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Good Fashion Show: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February a new eco fashion exhibition took place at the London House. The Good Fashion Show was a brave attempt to bring ethical fashion to the masses, but failed to present some great ethical brands in the stylish context they deserve to be seen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Good Fashion Show AW 2012 by Antonia Parker Following on the footsteps of other London Fashion Week off-schedule showrooms which focus on ethical fashion, such as Ecoluxe London, The Good […]

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Mark Fast: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Mark Fast showed off his A/W 2012 collection to a packed BFC Show Space at Somerset House on Monday the 20th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Mark Fast A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie As I squeezed myself onto the end of a bench, it was impossible to ignore that the hundreds of people inside the space […]

Oliver Spencer: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review

Oliver Spencer is cool. Here's his A/W 2012 collection, presented at Somerset House on Wednesday 23 February. Oh, and it's my last post. Whoop!

Written by Matt Bramford

Oliver Spencer A/W 2012 by Gabriel Ayala I hadn’t spent much time this London Fashion Week at the main show space at Somerset House – the big tent they plonk […]

Leutton Postle: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Leutton Postle once again bowled me over with their complex and innovative knitwear, showing at Fashion Scout on Tuesday 21st February 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Leutton Postle A/W 2012 by Vicky Ink, aka Vicky Fallon. Leutton Postle were one of the most exciting new designers that I encountered last season and so it was with […]

Ones to Watch Men: Joseph Turvey and Bodybound: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review

In the second of our Ones to Watch Men reports, check out Joseph Turvey's wonderfully illustrated collection and Bodybound's buff blokes. Hubba hubba! It was a hive of talent at Fashion Scout on Wednesday 22 February…

Written by Matt Bramford

Bodybound A/W 2012 by Tom Colmans It’s funny – I woke up on London Fashion Week‘s menswear day thinking ‘I would love to see a man in a gold lamé […]

Ones to Watch Men: Tobefrank and Julian Zigerli: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review

In the first of two reports from the Ones to Watch Men show, take a look at Julian Zigerli and Tobefrank, showing their collections at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue on Wednesday 22 February.

Written by Matt Bramford

Technical drawing from Julian Zigerli A/W 2012, courtesy of Julian Zigerli As if the blossoming on-schedule menswear day line-up wasn’t enough, Ones to Watch Men at Vauxhall Fashion Scout presents […]

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Shao Yen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We review Central Saint Martin’s graduate Shao Yen’s exquisitely minimal presentation for A/W 2012, shown at the Freemason’s Hall on Saturday the 18th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Shao Yen A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai Taiwanese-born Shao Yen is no stranger to success. This knitwear graduate has caught the eye of other designers such as Nicola Formichetti, created […]

Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 by Helena Maratheftis

Sister by SIBLING: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Sister by SIBLING packed a sequined, neon-leopard printed punch in their A/W 2012 collection presentation at the Portico Rooms on the 18th February, 2012 for London Fashion Week.

Written by Alia Gargum

Sister by Sibling A/W 2012 by Gaarte Twinsets, cardigans, and crew-neck jumpers were all over this Sister by SIBLING A/W 2012 collection, but not as you’ve seen them before. One […]

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Alice Lee: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February 2012, Alice Lee presented their new A/W 2012 collection. Citing the work of pre-Raphaelite poet Dante as an influence, they pleased once again with their mastery of knitwear.

Written by Miranda Williams

Alice Lee by Claire Kearns I had been emailing back and forth with Alice Smith a few days before the Alice Lee A/W 2012 show, trying to get a preview […]

Georgia Hardinge: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Georgia Hardinge presented Inverted on Friday 17th February 2012 at Freemason's Hall with Fashion Scout. Sheer, maxi, geometric wonder inspired by Rachel Whiteread.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Hardinge A/W 2012 by Rebecca Strickson. Former Merit Award winner Georgia Hardinge returned to the catwalks once more this season, a now familiar and much anticipated designer on the […]

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Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza's darkly sensual A/W 2012 Chandelierium collection referenced Victorian regality at the Embankment Gallery Space, shown on Friday the 17th February 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2012 by Catherine Meadows Although Chandelierium was inspired by ‘the sensuality of being covered’ and Victorian women driven to madness by the repression of their concealing clothes, […]

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Phoebe English: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Central Saint Martins graduate and Merit Award winner Phoebe English showed her A/W 2012 collection on Friday 17th February. With latex, bursts of pink, and a continuation of her now signature craft for texture and construction, it made for a very worthy first solo show.

Written by Miranda Williams

Phoebe English by Gaarte For S/S 2012, Phoebe English’s MA collection was a range of subtle body-con dresses in a neutral palette of white, cream and black. There was a […]

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Alice Lee: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Preview

Fashion design duo Alice Lee stormed into the limelight last year when they were named as one of Vauxhall Fashion Scout's 'Ones to Watch'. They will show their new collection on Saturday 18th February, as part of London Fashion Week A/W 2012.

Written by Miranda Williams

Alice Lee S/S 2012 by Gemma Cotterell The Vauxhall Fashion Scout ‘Ones to Watch‘ show is undoubtedly one of the highlights on the London Fashion Week calendar. It’s an opportunity […]

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 […]

Bethan Juliff, Knitwear Designer Extraordinaire: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Discover the intricate knitwear designs of Bethan Juliff, Fashion Fringe finalist and creator of sculptural wonders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bethan Juliff Knitwear by Sarah Ryan. Bethan Juliff‘s creative knitwear secured her a place in the finals of the prestigious Fashion Fringe competition, and she is now taking part in […]

An interview with Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, created with wool from sheep who live on Trevayne Farm in Wales

Abi Renshaw talks to Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, purveyors of the finest designer hand knits, created with love on a sustainable farm in Wales. It doesn't get much better than this...

Written by Abi Renshaw

Monkstone Knitwear Stripe Sweater by Stephanie Brown (FAIIINT). With the mild Autumn being over, the weatherman now talks of snow. Panic! Wondering what wardrobe essentials can help fight the impending […]