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Posts Tagged ‘Local’

NKOYO Silk Scarves: an interview with illustrator and print designer Alice Nyong

Illustrator, print designer and writer Alice Nyong tells us about her beautiful new collection of printed silk scarves: available to buy in Luna & Curious.

Written by Amelia Gregory

NKOYO by Alice Nyong
NKOYO by Alice Nyong.

When contributing illustrator Alice Nyong got in touch to tell me about her beautiful new printed scarf range, I had to know more... here she offers invaluable advice about setting up a label, keeping production in the UK, and best ways to wear your scarf.

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NKOYO Scarves
What is the inspiration behind your new NKOYO silk scarf collection and how or where did you research the imagery?
I'd say the inspiration for the scarves is twofold, firstly, I love the traditional format of silk scarves, which I've always been drawn to. I love the configuration used by classic designers such as… read more

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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

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 …

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 chill? …

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Brut Design, Bye Bye Bambi, AQUAOVO

Homegrown design talent from Montreal showcased in containers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Design by Bye Bye Bambi. All photography by Amelia Gregory.
Sitting in bright blue containers between the two catwalks on McGill College Avenue there were a series of showcases for homegrown …

Hobbs AW10 Fashion Collection Press Day Preview

Hobbs are just another high street brand, right? Think again - meet Dean Thomas - who sources all materials and manufacture for the Artisan collection within the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Now, I don’t normally write blogs about high street clothes shops. But I’m gonna break my rule this time. Earlier this week I went along to the Hobbs press day …

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Climate Camp, London Gathering – Review

Written by Zofia Walczak

Last Saturday and Sunday the first Climate Camp regional gathering took place in London. It was the first chance for the group to discuss future direction and specific plans and …