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Posts Tagged ‘london’

Sorapol ‘Euphoria’ S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

On the 19th October 2012 Sorapol presented 'Euphoria' in a subterranean Soho carpark filled with fashionistas dressed up to the nines in their most ridiculous get-ups.

Written by Jenny Robins

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Illustrations, sketches and first photograph by Jenny Robins, all other photos courtesy of Pop PR

Sorapol’s S/S 2013 show ‘Euphoria’ was an ecstatic exhibition of excess. Anything less would surely have disappointed the audience, which included a large number of guests in utterly ridiculous outfits: even my view of the shoes from my seat on the floor in front of the photographers (better for sketching) was extreme.

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I’m sure there were plenty of celebrities from the fashion world present but I am unfortunately rubbish at knowing who they are. Having said that I was pretty excited to spot read more

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Sister by Sibling: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Punks, dayglo and Poly Styrene - it was a riot at Sister by Sibling's Saturday morning salon show at Somerset House on 15 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

Sister by Sibling S/S 2013 by Antonia Parker
On the Saturday morning of fashion week I cycled to Somerset House. It was such a sunny, cool morning that I couldn’t help …

Happy and Glorious: Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Illustrated

Celebrating 60 glorious years, here's our illustrated tribute to Her Majesty the Queen! Happy Jubilee!

Written by Matt Bramford

The Queen and her corgis by Sam Parr
This weekend marks 60 years since Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh became Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. The …

Diamond Jubilee Party and Gift Ideas!

Need some last minute ideas? We've trawled the internet for the best illustrated, crafty and independent Jubilee-themed goods so you don't have to. Enjoy!

Written by Matt Bramford

This weekend (most of) Britain will come together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 glorious years on the throne. Here’s a selection of Jubilee-themed goodies we like …

Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican Art Gallery

The Barbican Art Gallery celebrates the most influential art and design school there ever was…

Written by Matt Bramford

T. Lux Feininger’s Sport at the Bauhaus by Scott Nellis
A retrospective of a German modernist design movement seems like a slightly curveball choice whilst London is busy boasting about everything …

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Sorapol at Old Vic Tunnels: A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Friday 16th March London's newest underground brand brought us a characteristically theatrical catwalk event at the Old Vic Tunnels, attended by a plethora of colourful guests that included Boy George and Jodie Harsh. Sorapol is the brainchild of Sorapol Chawaphatnakul and creative director Daniel Lismore.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Sorapol AW12 by Joanne Young
I was excited to receive an invite for the A/W 2012 catwalk show of Sorapol because I had heard that the creative director of this young …

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Alexandra Groover: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

On the first day of London Fashion Week designer Alexandra Groover unveiled her A/W 2012 collection through the screening of a short film titled DEATH inside the devotional atmosphere of St Giles In The Fields.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Alexandra Groover A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai
On the evening of Friday 17th February at London Fashion Week, I went to St Giles In The Fields Church in Holborn to watch …

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Ji Cheng: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On the last day of the womenswear shows, Chinese designer Ji Cheng presented a collection by her brand La Vie, combining elements from Eastern and Western culture and promising a Zen Awakening to the wearer.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Ji Cheng A/W 2012 by Geiko Louve
Chinese designer Ji Cheng’s first show in London was held at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Tuesday 21st February, the last day of London Fashion …

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À La Disposition: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

Designer duo À La Disposition presented a dose of Dickens and Victoriana for their A/W 2012 Collection on the 17th of February at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

À La Disposition A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns
On the first day of London Fashion Week I went along to see the presentation by À La Disposition at Fashion Scout. Holding …

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Nova Chiu: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Ones to Watch Preview

We review Nova Chiu's colourful London College of Fashion graduate collection in anticipation of her debut at London Fashion Week for A/W 2012 at Ones to Watch today, Friday 17th February.

Written by Alia Gargum

Nova Chiu S/S 2012 by Dana Bocai
Nova Chiu’s creations look like they’ve leapt straight off the pages of ancient fairytales. Strong, architecturally inspired silhouettes burst with colour, texture, beads …

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Simeon Farrar, The Great British Summertime: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

London-based Designer and Artist Simeon Farrar talks about his journey from Art to Fashion and back again, his current S/S 2012 collection ‘The Great British Summertime’ and what we can look forward to from the label next season.

Written by Alia Gargum

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What began as an ‘art experiment’ by London-based Simeon Farrar has now turned into a successful fashion label; winning not only international acclaim but …

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An Interview with Photographer Vikram Kushwah

Wistful and dreamy, Vikram Kushwar is fast becoming known for his imaginative take on fashion photography. Here he tells us more about his creative thinking and the inspiration behind his debut book.

Written by Sarah Deane

Looking through Vikram Kushwah’s dream-like work, it’s clear to see that the New Delhi-born photographer is a real fantasist at heart. Growing up in a boarding school with the enchanting …

Too Much Is Never Enough: A Collaboration between Disappearing Dining Club and 123 Bethnal Green Road

Disappearing Dining Club takes us on an 'exploration' of 123 Bethnal Green Road, serving a sumptuous four course meal over four floors…

Written by Matt Bramford

123 Bethnal Green Road by Gareth A Hopkins
The phrase ‘unique dining experience’ usually makes me want to puke. East London, for all its charm, has become a haven for ludicrous …

Dance Review: 2FacedDance presents In The Dust at The Place, London

The best in contemporary dance from three hot new choreographers; Tom Dale, Freddie Opuku-Addaie and Tamsin Fitzgerald. Performed by the 2FacedDance troupe at The Place on November 1st 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

2FacedDance by Katrina Conquista.
It’s only in the past few years that I have acquired an interest in contemporary dance, a fact I put down to my boyfriend’s refined cultural tastes. …

Flik Hall: New S/S 2012 Season Presentation Preview and Interview

Thursday 20th October saw the presentation of Flik Hall’s S/S 2012 collection at Vyner Street Gallery, East London. The event delivered a show-stopping collection, with Flik shifting from AW’s sharp style to a more romanticised feel for the new season. 

Written by Sarah Deane

Flik Hall S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson.
 
Flik Hall is becoming a bit of a regular here at Amelia’s, and is it any wonder when the Central Saint Martins graduate continues …

Simon Ekrelius: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

Swedish designer Simon Ekrelius first caught our eye back in S/S 2011. Since then he's been showing all over the world and busily refining his futuristic vision. Let's catch up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Simon Ekrelius has been slowly building a reputation for his futuristic yet feminine style. Here’s a peek into his new S/S 2012 collection Bar-Red, …

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Jewellery

I discovered some great new jewellery designers at the Renegade Craft Fair on the 8-9th October 2011. Meet Esoterica Bazaar, Uncommonly Beautiful, The Weekend Store and Foamy Wader.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Now for my final Renegade Craft Fair blog post: the best of the jewellery.

I totally and utterly fell in love with jewellery made by Caroline of Esoterica Bazaar, who is …

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Ceramic Design

Unique hand made ceramic wonders from Melody Rose, JimBobArt and Zosienka & Rosie. Discovered at the Renegade Craft Fair, held on the 8-9th October 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Upcycled vintage crockery from Melody Rose at Not On The High Street.
Plenty of fab ceramic design at the Renegade Craft Fair last weekend. Here’s my favourites.

Melanie Roseveare – aka Melody …

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Textile Design

Wondrous textiles from Art Equals Happy, Mary Kilvert, Robin & Mould and more at the Renegade Craft Fair in London on 8-9th October 2011. Plus workshops from The Make Lounge.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Making stuff for oneself is the bedrock of the crafting scene so of course there were quite a few workshops ongoing when I visited the Renegade Craft Fair. The Stitch …

Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Illustration and Wall Art

The inaugural London Renegade Craft Fair took place on the 8th and 9th October 2011 at the Truman Brewery. Here's a look at some of the best illustration and wall art that I found, including The Bungaloo, Being Natalie, Julia Pott and upcycled wallets from Magic Industrie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Music posters by John Vogl of The Bungaloo.
The Renegade Craft Fair obviously has some clout back in its home country of America, since quite a few of the stallholders had …