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Posts Tagged ‘london’

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

Simeon Farrar Spring/Summer 2012 by Madi Illustrates
Simeon Farrar S/S 2012 by Madi Illustrates

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 also the prestigious NEWGEN award three times along the way. Despite being crowned a fashion buyer favourite with stockists such as Liberty in the UK and many more in Paris, Tokyo, and Sydney (to name a few), Simeon hasn’t lost sight of his Fine Art training gained at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. Every collection begins with a philosophical root from which the designs and drawings develop and each one-off piece is then created with Simeon’s trademark dash of humour delivered through experiments with colour and print, done by hand in his Shoreditch studio.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Simon Ekrelius S/S 2012 by Natalia Nazimek. 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 […]

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, pharm […]

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 – […]

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, health since quite a few of the […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review: Asger Juel Larsen Vs t.lipop

On 21st of September at Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall, Asger Juel Larsen and t.lipop impressed me with their seemingly contrasting menswear collections and I was a bit starstruck by Kate Moss... and Prince Cassius.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

t.lipop S/S 2012 by Faye West Asger Juel Larsen versus t.lipop – not the first time to appear together – showed at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on the last day of […]

Krystof Strozyna S/S 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Krystof Strozyna

With a superstar following that boasts the likes of Natalia Vodianova, it doesn't seem that Polish designer Krystof Strozyna is disappearing anytime soon. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins, he's completed seven collections and his eighth, which made it's debut in Freemasons' Hall on Friday 16th September, reaffirms his place at the forefront of contemporary fashion design.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Krystof Strozyna S/S 2012 by Claire Kearns Having appeared at London Fashion Week for the past 5 years now, ailment Krystof Strozyna is quickly becoming a recognised name amongst London’s […]

Illustrated Interview between Kate Nash and Rebekah Roy

At the first ever Industry networking event, Kate Nash is interviewed by her stylist Rebekah Roy. This illustrated version of the event features the talents of Claire Kearns, Avril Kelly, Sumi Senthi and Sandra Contreras

Written by Florence Massey

Kate Nash by Avril Kelly I’m not sure how many of you are (or should I say were) familiar with the Fashion Business Club, sildenafil but for those who aren’t, […]

Album Review: The Magic Lantern – A World In A Grain Of Sand

It's clear from this latest offering that The Magic Lantern harbour some impressive songwriting skills not to mention extraordinary musicianship. There are fantastic songs on the album and it requires your full attention

Written by Emma Barlow

Much of The Magic Lantern’s A World In A Grain Of Sand reminded me of the folk music coming out of London three of four years ago, sildenafil before the […]

Roland Mouret in conversation with Colin McDowell at Selfridges

At an intimate event at Selfridges last week designer Roland Mouret chatted to Colin McDowell about his new menswear collection, his humble fashion origins and, of course, about THAT dress.

Written by Katie Wright

Roland Mouret by Yasmeen Ismail. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what a hellish place Oxford Street is when you’re in a rush. Last Thursday, viagra having legged […]

Goldsmiths University: BA Fine Art & History of Art + BA Art Practice graduate shows 2011

Experimental and conceptual were keywords for Goldsmith University of London’s graduating classes in BA Fine Art & History of Art and BA Art Practice.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Ciarán Wood Three whole years to explore and learn is what you get with a Bachelor degree – the freedom to focus on the process of discovery. After having spent […]

Review: The Jerwood Painting Fellowships

As Clare Mitten, Cara Nahaul and Corinna Till conclude their year as painting fellows at Jerwood Space, this exhibition shows how there’s plenty of scope for update to this classic art form.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Cara Nahaul – installation view The 2010 Jerwood Painting Fellowship provided Clare Mitten, health Cara Nahaul and Corinna Till with the opportunity to develop their practice, adiposity through £10, story […]

About a River: The Serco Prize for Illustration at the London Transport Museum

The River Thames was the subject for this year’s Serco Prize for Illustrations, resulting in 50 interpretations of the river and what it means to us.

Written by Jessica Furseth

To Tower Bridge and beyond by Henry Billington Detailed, buy abstract, dreamy or stylish – the exhibition at the London Transport Museum showed the River Thames being all these things. […]

The eye at the centre: An interview with artist Sam Knowles

Grand theories and big questions lie at the heart of Sam Knowles’ work, but what the artist wants more than anything is for the viewer to draw their own conclusions. ‘Fearful Sphere’ is showing now at the Simon Oldfield Gallery.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Portrait of the Artist (manipulated found book page) I’m a little early for my meeting with Sam Knowles, look giving me a chance to wander the rooms of the Simon […]

An interview with Miriam Lehle of Prose Studio

Miriam Lehle of Prose Studio is based in the pretty town of Schorndorf near Stuttgart in Germany. But she shows internationally and will be returning to London Fashion Week this September. One to watch I say...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Prose Elizabeth A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson. Prose is a literary genre. Novels are prose, click as are novellas, pharm letters and even newspaper articles. Miriam Lehle has named her label […]