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Posts Tagged ‘Madi Illustrates’

Elizabeth Lau: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Elizabeth Lau introduces her new S/S 2012 collection, inspired by Olive Oyl, the 1960s, nautical details... and modelled by Annie Monroe.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Elizabeth Lau by Madi.

The delightful Elizabeth Lau has quickly built up a strong reputation as a quirky and playful designer to watch. In this interview I discover how she started her label, what influences her designs, and what defines an Elizabeth Lau girl.

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When did you complete your studies at UCA Epsom and how long did it take to set up your own label?
I completed my Fashion Design degree in 2000, and worked first as an assistant stylist and then as an accessories designer in Hong Kong. During this time, I realised that I enjoyed it more when I was designing for myself and then I knew I wanted to launch my own label. Once this decision was made, everything happened super quickly as I knew exactly how I wanted the branding to be. From conception to having the first collection… read more

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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

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 […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2011 Gala Awards Show: Womenswear Print

So much love for the print designers at the Gala Awards. My very favourite designer of all was Meg Cornwell of Bournemouth University but there was some lovely stuff from Christina Economou, Dominque Kral, Marissa Owen and Shirana Chavda too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Meg Cornwell by Madi. I am sure my regular readers will not be surprised to hear that it was the print designers who won my heart at the Graduate Fashion […]

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Music: Essie Jain Interview

This singer/songwriter moved to New York from London in her early twenties. Stunning long blonde hair, hypnotic voice and an album of lullabies out now. Here follows an interview with the lovely Essie on music and the feelings and life changes post- twenties.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Madi Illustration Could you introduce yourself please? Hello there, more about my name Essie Jain. Pleased to meet you. Where are you from and where do you currently […]

Welcome to Camellia’s Teahouse…

Milk and two sugars takes on a much cooler, health-conscious twist, as we discovered at Camellia's Teahouse in Soho.

Written by Katie Byrne

Book Jacket for Eradicating Ecocide, information pills information pills What is Ecocide? Has the formation of laws and legislation had unforeseen and possibly disastrous consequences? Has the protection of the […]

Junky Styling Junky Air and Ju.St A/W 2011 Catwalk Show Review

Junky Styling eschewed the official London Fashion Week schedule to show their A/W 2011 Junky Air and Ju.St collections on Tuesday 29th March at the Old Truman Brewery. It was bloody fabulous.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ross Harrison, ed advice Director and Writer of Beyond the Brink, see Illustration by Francesca Bourne Beyond the Brink is young filmmaker’ Ross Harrison’s exploration of the debate on Climate […]

An Interview with Kee Boutique, purveyor of vintage and handmade clothing and accessories…

Kee Boutique is a Leeds based vintage and handmade clothes shop based in a gorgeous 1930’s art deco building. The owner sources vintage dresses, makes clothes from second hand fabric and then sells them through a number of different channels. Jealous?! Moi?!...

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Kee Boutique 1 Michelle Urvall Nyrén Kee Boutique illustration by Faye West Lately, rx I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do with myself. You know, order […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Exhibition Review

Armed only with her sketchbook and a blagged press pass, ACOFI illustrator Jenny Robins perused the LFW stands for us. Her highlights included novelty hats, kitsch jewellery, birds and some eye-catching dresses.

Written by Jenny Robins

Illustration by Hayley Akins. Such had been the anticipation surrounding Caitlin Rose’s return to the UK, medical search especially after the release of her acclaimed debut album, pilule Own Side […]

Supermarket Sarah at Selfridges

A little late, but we take a look at Supermarket Sarah's launch party at Selfridges, starring Gabby Young! Illustrations by Madi Illustrates, Sam Parr and Danni Bradford

Written by Ester Kneen

Sally Mumby-Croft at the ACOFI launch with Jonno and Matt. Illustration by Naomi Law. Former Amelia’s Magazine art editor Sally Mumby-Croft has put together a stunning movie reminder of the […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Michael Van Der Ham (by Amelia)

Michael Van Der Ham once again wowed the New Gen crowds at Old Billingsgate on Monday 21st February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mark Fast A/W 2011 by Liam McMahon. I cannot tell a lie, order sickness having tried in vain for several seasons to get tickets, doctor I was super excited to […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashish

Ashish showed a gigantic sequinned collection inspired by rich girls slumming it in Dalston. Fabulous stuff, at Somerset House on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashish A/W 2011 by Erica Sharp. Outside the BFC tent I noticed a strange character wobbling towards the entrance in huge pink platforms. It was only when she de-robed inside […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu (by Amelia)

More outrageous genius and full frontal fannies from Charlie Le Mindu, showing Berlin Syndrome at On/Off on Sunday 20th February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie Le Mindu by Andrea Peterson aka Artist Andrea. Charlie Le Mindu has already done massive headpieces and copious nudity… what could possibly be next? How about dripping blood, nurse […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jaeger

Jaeger creative director Stuart Stockdale proves that classic autumnal block colouring can look fantastically sophisticated and stylish. Shown on Saturday 19th February at Somerset House.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Una Burke A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Una Burke A/W 2011 by Joy Chokchai. I really don’t know what it is about fashion that attracts so many people with […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ashley Isham

Celeb favourite Ashley Isham showed at the new On|Off venue to throngs of famous people, like, erm, Brendan Cole from Strictly Come Dancing. Nice frocks though. Illustrations by Jo Cheung, Sanna Dyker and Madi Illustrates!

Written by Naomi Law

Olivia Rubin A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Olivia Rubin A/W 2011 by Jane Young. Every now and again London Fashion Week throws out a curveball and you end up […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Samantha Cole

Above and Beneath the Definitive Structure was all about black black black. And structure and shaping. But it was the figure hugging knitwear and velvets which won me over. Shown on Monday 21st February at Freemasons Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bunmi Koko A/W 2011 by Liam McMahon Bunmi Koko A/W 2011 by Toni Bowater. Bunmi Koko was undoubtedly one of my best chance discoveries of last season, this web so […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Olivia Rubin

A fabulous line-up of tan-tastic celebrities turned out to see Olivia Rubin's pretty prints at Jalouse in Hanover Square - with wonderful illustrations by Madi Illustrates, Maria Papadimitriou, Jaymie O'Callaghan, Lisa Stannard, Fritha Strickland and Michelle Urval Nyrén!

Written by Matt Bramford

Tosha by Rebecca Strickson Danielle Lloyd and Konnie Huq, purchase illustrated by Lisa Stannard Olivia Rubin’s show was to be held at Jalouse in Hanover Square – a place I’d […]

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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

Eudon_Choi_BY_Avril_Kelly I’m going to say saddles. And horses. It’s not just because there was a saddle on the invite to the show. You couldn’t escape the leather straps at Eudon […]

Valentines Day: Last Minute Ideas

Over the weekend I discovered a plethora of further Valentines inspired loveliness... so I thought I'd do a final little last minute round up: featuring Biscuiteers, Phoebe Coleman and the RCA jewellery exhibition Something for the Weekend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentines Biscuits by Biscuiteers. Illustration by Lucy Eldridge. They’re adorable to look at, ailment sweet to eat and best of all they’re NOT CUPCAKES – yes, there I have finally […]