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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

Lubna Madan by Alexandra Rolfe It was three minutes past ten, meaning I was three minutes late (as ever…) for my meeting at Camellia’s Teahouse in Soho. As the bus […]

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

Junky Styling A/W 2011 by Olivia Rose. This was apparently the first catwalk show that Junky Styling have staged in two years, and I’m rather ashamed to say the first […]

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

Most illustrations by Jenny Robins. I got photographed on my way in to Somerset House (in my jumble sale sheepskin coat belonging to my sister and waistcoat from H&M Kids […]

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

Michael Van Der Ham A/W 2011 by Jenny Lloyd. Michael Van Der Ham was held at the New Gen space in Billingsgate, and in the queue I bumped into *name […]

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, Nazi […]

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

Jaeger A/W 2011 by Madi. Jaeger, I’m afraid, is one of those shows for which I lost the press release several weeks ago. That’s if there ever was one – […]

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

Samantha Cole A/W 2011 by Avril Kelly. I am not a big fan of all black outfits so a show entirely consisting of unrelenting black is unlikely to be a […]

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

Illustration by Avril Kelly There’s something about coming out of the Tube in an area where you’ve never been before. I realise this is an extremely London-centric point, but bear […]

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

Jasper Garvida A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. As anyone who attends the shows will know, guessing who has priority tickets is always an amusing game. Is it the gold star? […]

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, dramatic floor length […]