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An Interview with Designer Joseph Turvey – Part 2

Here's the second part of our interview with menswear designer Joseph Turvey where we look at his current S/S 2013 collection and Joe gives his advice for new graduates…

Written by Matt Bramford


Joseph Turvey S/S 2013 by Gemma Cotterell

Joe's MA collection: vibrant orange and magenta lace with transparent panels and translucent trenches was a massive hit. Fake Tokyo completely sold out and they're backing him again this season, amongst many others. I sense that Joe is pretty busy minded. He's conquering Asia step-by-step. He opened Shanghai Fashion Week with said MA collection, an experience he'll never forget. 'The catwalk was MASSIVE!' he tells me, 'it was like a Madonna tour!'



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Huishan Zhang: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

I used twitter's new Vine app to capture the impressive presentation by Chinese designer Huishan Zhang at the Portico Rooms on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Huishan Zhang A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink.
New twitter mini film app Vine was embraced by the more social media savvy end of the fashion crowd at London Fashion Week: …

Paradise Lost: London College of Fashion ‘Digital Catwalk’ Second Year Student Show 2012

A selection of students from the London College of Fashion's part time Fashion Design and Realisation course exhibited their digital pattern work at a very impressive showcase at the University last Wednesday (21st of November 2012), an array of stunningly 'realised' cuts and original prints were seen, by Jenny Robins, who took her sketchbook as always.

Written by Jenny Robins

All photographs by Milan Mosna
There was an impressive array of design flair, organisational wizardry and interesting pattern design on show at the London College of Fashion last Wednseday, especially …

KTZ: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

This season KTZ looked to Art Nouveau, William Morris and Harajuku girls for their inspiration, resulting in a breathtaking collection as always - shown on Friday 14 September at Somerset House.

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ S/S 2013 by Krister Selin
After the Felder Felder show I trekked from Somerset House to Goldsmith’s Hall over by St Paul’s to catch PPQ. As is standard, the PPQ …

Beautiful Soul presents Olivia Rose A/W 2012: new season preview interview

The new A/W 2012 collection from Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul is called Olivia Rose after her two grandmothers. And it's beautiful indeed.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olivia Rose by Emma Ostcliffe.
For the past few years designer Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul has been exploring the potential of a design driven ethical fashion business. Since her appearance …

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 trenchcoat …

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Inbar Spector: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Sunday 20th February Israeli designer Inbar Spector presented her A/W 2012 collection at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout, impressing the audience with more of her signature rich fabrics, crinolines and ruffles - all complemented by jewelled headpieces designed by Lara Jensen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Inbar Spector AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan
I first came across an Inbar Spector dress on a ‘wall’ created by Gabby Young and Katie Antoniou’s Gabberdashery for Supermarket Sarah. It was …

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Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan
The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 – since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention of …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Inbar Spector

Israeli born designer Inbar Spector showed an imaginative collection that was inspired by a huge fire that raged through most of her home town. Shown on Tuesday 20th September 2011 at Fashion Scout, with singer Gabby Young in attendance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Inbar Spector S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester.
I was entirely new to Inbar Spector this London Fashion Week, having heard of the Israeli born designer from devotee Gabby Young just a …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day: Fashion East Installations

Here's our illustrated whistle stop tour of the Fashion East installations, featuring wondrous menswear labels Astrid Andersen, Matteo Molinari, William Richard Green, Agi & Sam and Cassette Playa…

Written by Matt Bramford

Astrid Andersen S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker
The Fashion East Menswear display always guarantee a treat at fashion week. The grandiose rooms around the courtyard at Somerset House are transformed into …

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Beige-Moi presented by Hotel Le Crystal

Montreal design houses Bodybag by Jude, Mélissa Nepton, Renata Morales and Mulcair were asked to present outfits along the theme of Beige. Boring, you might presume? Never! Particularly loved the floaty embroidered gowns by Renata Morales.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beige-Moi by Caitriona Moore.
Beige-Moi presented by Hotel Le Crystal was a new concept for young designers to show edited outfits from their current collections along a theme of cream, beige …

Beautiful Soul collaborates with ACOFI illustrator Faye West for A/W 2011: Painting by Numbers

English Rose meets Japanese style in the new collection from Nicola Woods, which features heritage tailored coats made from British wool and some delightful printed silk dresses featuring designs from ACOFI illustrator Faye West.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swallow and Dog Rose print design for Beautiful Soul by Faye West.
Painting by Numbers is the A/W 2011 collection from Beautiful Soul, featuring gorgeous textile prints put together by ACOFI’s …

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Bernard Chandran (by Helen)

Super bright colours, peplum mania and stunning feathers by the Malaysian designer; shown in Northumberland House on Sunday.

Written by Helen Martin

Bernard Chandran LFW A/W 2011, illustration by Emma Block
I’d call the day: ‘mizzley’. This is a term I robbed from the Cornish, as it so aptly describes the mix of …

Minna: an interview with ethical fashion designer Minna Hepburn

We've been loving up stylish ethical designer Minna for sometime here on Amelia's Magazine. Here's an excerpt from her piece in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregoy

Minna S/S 2011 by Gemma Milly.
How has the way you create your clothes progressed since you first started out?
I think fashion should be fun; I just love to put on …

Post-London Fashion Week Interview: Minna

As her stellar new collection launched at this season's London Fashion Week, we caught up with Minna, Finnish fashion designer, to find out what's behind the label and what's up next…

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Faye West
Recently in the midst of London Fashion Week (S/S 2011 already I hear you say?!) I had the chance to interview a designer who’s no stranger to …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Spijkers & Spijkers

Our review of Spijkers en Spijkers S/S 2011 collection presented an idea of soft femininity, inspired by the misogynic love of Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue's duet "Where the Wild Roses Grow"." With illustrations by Andrea Peters, Naomi Law and Alia Gargum

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Andrea Peters
The title of Spijkers & Spijkers S/S 2011 collection “Where the Wild Roses Grow,” takes it name from the ballad made famous for it’s unexpected pairing …

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Eun Jeung

A review of Eun Jeong's S/S 2011 collection on 17th September 2010 at the Russell Chambers, Covent Garden - Draping, Floral print and lots of lovely cupcakes...

Written by Satu Fox and Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Jo Cheung
The organised chaos of London Fashion Week has begun (NB: at the time of writing, it was the end of the second day) and apart from …

Lace – Grandma’s Curtains or Fabulous Fashion?

Is lace, fashion's latest trend, best kept for granny's curtains? Or can you actually wear it, and if so, do it yourself? Stephanie Ellis finds out, and checks out ethical designer Minna, who's using lace to her advantage…

Written by Stephanie Ellis

Minna S/S 2010, illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova
Ever uttered the words “I’d love to make my own clothes” but then never actually got round to it? Well you wouldn’t be alone, myself …

London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Pam Hogg and Nick Cave, Peaches Geldof, Mika

A review of the Pam Hogg show on Monday 22nd February, featuring celebrities including, drumroll please... Siouxie Soux, Jodie Harsh, Mika, Peaches Geldof, Nick Cave, Jaime Winstone, Alice Dellal and Tim Noble & Sue Webster.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pam Hogg by Etiene Del Monte.
Pam Hogg can pull in an all star rocker crowd and she knows it. I wondered if this begat the complex star sticker system on …

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London Fashion Week A/W10 – Iris Van Herpen Catwalk Review

Radiation waves hit the front row from leather manipulator extraordinaire Iris Van Herpen

Written by Sabrina Morrison

The Dutch diva of leather manipulation continues to impress with an absolutely stunning parade of shimmering leather lace body halos and sweeping dresses. First appearing 3 seasons ago with fine …