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Posts Tagged ‘Madi’

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

Elizabeth Lau by Madi
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.

Elizabeth-Lau-Bamboozle
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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Silversmith me: Jewellery upcycling workshop at the Papered Parlour

Grandma’s brooch with the broken pin is no longer confined to the jewellery box, but swinging on a chain in its new life as a necklace. The Papered Parlour’s silversmithing class is full of little histories given a new lease of life. With illustrations by Naomi Law, Madi and Avril Kelly.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Ada Zanditon A/W 2010 Echolocation Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 The Cryoflux by Ankolie. I cannot tell a lie: I went into Ada Zanditon‘s presentation with high hopes, order especially after […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jasper Garvida (by Amelia)

Jasper Garvida showed his A/W 2011 collection Le Baiser at Freemasons Hall on Friday 18th February 2011. Here's my review with illustrations by Maria Papadimitriou, Madi, Sandra Contreras and newcomer Toni Bowater.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Laura Godfrey, troche link LG Illustration I know that folk music isn’t all organic, ambulance whole foods, pill and love – or indeed deep lust – buried in […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ziad Ghanem

Eagerly anticipated, the Ziad Ghanem show was unsurprisingly packed to the rafters. Read our review on the spectacle of a show with stunning illustrations by Madi, Avril Kelly and Alison Day.

Written by Florence Massey

Ziad Ghanem by Avril Kelly What an amazing show; Ziad Ghanem has trumped everything else I’ve seen this week. Opening with a model dressing in a dark, pharmacy dramatic floor […]