Posts Tagged ‘leather’

An Interview with Jewellery Designer Rosita Bonita

We chat to jewellery designer Rosita Bonita, aka Rowenna Harrison, about her new collection Siren

Written by Jessica Cook

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Working under the name Rosita Bonita, Camberwell illustration graduate Rowenna Harrison makes beautiful jewellery that would be at home in any trinket lovers dressing-up box. Her pieces celebrate all things vintage glamour and have a whole host of other influences from the mythical to the historical. We've mentioned Rosita Bonita before as Amelia stumbled across her work at Wilderness Festival 2011 and her stuff is still just as inspiring.

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An interview with Kelly Moore, designer of Kelly Moore SLR Camera Handbags

An inspiring interview with Kelly Moore, the US based photographer, designer and mother who has created an amazing range of SLR camera handbags.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I always head down to London Fashion Week with my SLR in a scraggy looking shoulder bag: partly because I want it to be inconspicuous, and partly because I don’t […]

New S/S 2013 Season Interview: Martina Spetlova

Fashion designer Martina Spetlova introduces her current S/S 2013 collection, her Kickstarter funding plans, and explains why she is a both a maximalist and a minimalist.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2013 by Sharon Farrow. Innovative fashion designer Martina Spetlova introduces her new S/S 2013 collection and explains why you should help fund the movie to showcase her […]

Christmas Nail Art and Nail Varnish Gift Guide 2012

Nail Art obsessed: and there is so much fun to be had in the run up to Christmas. Read on for ideas aplenty, including an exclusive Christmas nail art video tutorial.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas Beauty by Sine Skau. The beauty and fashion world’s obsession with fabulous nails seems to show no sign of waning: in fact, the speed with which images appear on […]

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Emilio de La Morena: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Emilio de la Morena presented a strong, sensual and unmistakably Spanish A/W 2012 collection in The Gallery Show Space at Somerset House for London Fashion Week on Tuesday 21st February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns Before this show I hadn’t heard of the originally Spanish Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Emilio de la Morena, but knew I […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: KTZ

Could one of my favourite labels top their A/W 2011 outing? KTZ sought inspiration from Africa this season, showing as part of the Menswear line-up at Somerset House on Wednesday 21 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ S/S 2012 by Krister Selin So this is my final fashion week post, for this season at least. If you’ve read all my others (of course you have) you […]

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 […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Aminaka Wilmont

Rounding off the womenswear main schedule for SS 2012 London Fashion Week on the 20th of September in the main BFC tent at Somerset House, designer duo Aminaka Wilmont treated us to a little bit of stylish, well cut fantasy...

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Aminaka Wilmont S/S 2012 by Gemma Sheldrake The title Changeling on the poster-sized invitation to Aminaka Wilmont’s show – the last womenswear show in the BFC show space at Somerset […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Jayne Pierson (featuring Pierson Lawlor)

Jayne Pierson and The Royal Ballet dancers wowed the crowd at the haunting LSO venue on Old Street on Sunday 18 September with a unique S/S 2012 show…

Written by Matt Bramford

Jayne Pierson S/S 2012, illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins Oof, I love a new fashion week site. I took a Boris from the action at Somerset House all the way […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Felder Felder

Inspired by choreographer Pina Bausch and it-girl Jen Brill, BANG! was shown in the BFC Tent at Somerset House on Friday 16th September. Peaches Geldof put in an appearance on the front row, looking spectacularly gaunt.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Felder Felder S/S 2011 by t.reidy. Felder Felder are identical twin sisters Annette and Daniela Felder, who studied together at Central Saint Martins (of course). According to the press release […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Product Design

My first look at the best of the RCA graduate show features product design from Mijin Park, Alexander Groves, Erik de Laurens and Pia Wüstenberg.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sunglasses embedded with hair by Alexander Groves. Having missed the press view last week I decided to drop in on the Royal College of Art degree exhibition on Tuesday evening. […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Monnari

Monnari is one of Poland's biggest fashion brands... definitely not the place to look for when it comes to innovation. Showing on Sunday 8th May 2011 at Designers' Avenue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Monnari A/W 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. I was told to expect a very commercial collection from one of Poland’s biggest fashion brands, which opened with the Monnari face […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Joanna Klimas

Joanna Klimas was one of the first wave of modern designers to make a splash in Poland, but her brand of mixed up minimalism didn't really do it for me. Shown on Sunday 8th May at Expo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joanna Klimas by Alison Day. Joanna Klimas has had an interesting career to date: initially trained as a psychologist before turning to fashion a decade later. She was one of […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Úna Burke

My fashion week wouldn't be complete without seeing something racy - so it was over to Úna Burke at the Freemason's Hall to check out her S&M-inspired leather goods. Illustrations by Joana Faria and Ankolie!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Ankolie Úna Burke‘s presentation took place in one of the rooms at the Freemason’s Hall. The invite read ‘Digital Presentation’ and you never really know what you’re going […]

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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 […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Eudon Choi (by Helen)

The previous senior designer at All Saints and Twenty8Twelve, Eudon Choi likes fabrics associated with men's tailoring and plenty of leather; ultimately creating feminine, sleek designs. Urban pow!

Written by Helen Martin

Eudon Choi LFW A/W 2011 Collection, illustration by Karolina Burdon I’m going to say saddles. And horses. It’s not just because there was a saddle on the invite to the […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Jayne Pierson

In the last of our series of pre-LFW interviews, we chat to Welsh designer Jayne Pierson to find out what's inspiring her this season and why she needs a holiday…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Welsh designer Jayne Pierson won the Graduate Fashion Week Ecological Design Award in 2007 and since then has quickly risen up the fashion ranks. Her […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon on Sustainability

In part two of my LFW preview interview with ethical designer Ada Zanditon I dig a little deeper to find out how her sustainable ethos is put into practice, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of fashion designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 Preview by Rebecca Strickson. For Ada process is everything. “I don’t want to sit at a desk using Illustrator to design clothes that will be made […]