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Posts Tagged ‘Maria del Carmen Smith’

An interview with fashion designer Ramil Makinano

A chat with Central Saint Martins graduate Ramil Makinano about his Philippines heritage, his weird and wonderful graduate collection, MTV, National Trust and much more…

Written by Matt Bramford


Ramil Makinano's Graduate Collection illustrated by Milly Jackson

I first saw the weird and wonderful work of Ramil Makinano at the Toni&Guy Hair Show during London Fashion Week last month. The show, which I very much enjoyed, was all about hair as you can imagine; the clothes were selected to compliment the hairstyles and were pretty basic. That is, except for the final pieces. Vibrant colours and odd shapes flooded the runway, and as a result of my review, Ramil got in touch to introduce himself. I couldn't wait to find out more about this unique designer.

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Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: MMC Studio Design

MMC Studio Design featured red foreheads, duckin' and a-divin' models and real people (looking very short by comparison. God we normal people really are dwarves aren't we?) Showing on Saturday 7th May at Designers' Avenue.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MMC Studio Design by Maria del Carmen Smith. MMC Studio Design featured yet more draped grey jersey, for sale this time accessorised with red foreheads and high ponytails. The show […]

Dame Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – 2011

Here's our illustrated tribute to Hollywood legend, silver screen icon and humanitarian Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Written by Matt Bramford

THUMB Kee Boutique 2 Michelle Urvall Nyrén Kee Boutique illustration by Faye West Lately, salve I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do with myself. You know, […]

Find Your Feet’s We Are What We Wear Ethical Fashion Show

Zoe Robinson styled this lovely ethical fashion show for Find Your Feet, featuring the likes of ACOFI favourites Junky Styling, People Tree, From Somewhere, Nina Dolcetti, Joanna Cave, Ada Zanditon and By Stamo. Held at Mint Leaf restaurant on Sunday 13th March 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Just off Brick Lane, page past the curry houses and down a side street, rx is where Hinshelwood de Borman have set up their newest pop-up shop. My only complaint […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Bodyamr

To the sounds of revolution Bodyamr showed a confident collection of glamourous bodycon draped dresses in delicious shades of plum, caramel, honey and jade. Shown on Tuesday 22nd February at Freemasons Hall with Amber Rose and Louise Redknapp in attendance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alice Palmer A/W 2011 by Maria Papadimitriou. Glaswegian Alice Palmer makes extravagantly shaped knitwear. Now based in London, online web she demonstrated her ‘polyhedra knitting’ skills to the max with […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Masha Ma (by Naomi)

Amelia's Mag fave Masha Ma returns with her second solo collection at Fashion Scout… with fabulous illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith, Avril Kelly, Maria Papadimitriou and Natasha Thompson!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Natasha Thompson Autumn Winter 2011’s ‘DeCon’ is the second collection Masha Ma has shown at Vauxhall Fashion Scout; her MA collection was bought by bStore and she has […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Maria Grachvogel

The British designer showed her A/W 2011 Collection in the Lancaster Room at the Savoy Hotel on the Strand on Friday 18th February, with illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith!

Written by Jemma Crow

All illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith Now Maria Grachvogel was a strange set up from the start. Arriving very late anyway (fashionably late you may say) we were 15 […]

Interview: Chad Valley

Chad Valley discusses inspirational musical decades, favourite gigs and what his music would look like where it a geographical location...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Aysim Genc Did you know that we’re all buying a third more clothing than we did a decade ago? Yep, find you read that right. A third more […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon on Sustainability

In part two of my LFW preview interview with ethical designer Ada Zanditon I dig a little deeper to find out how her sustainable ethos is put into practice, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of fashion designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Oscars – Georgia Coote thumb Illustration by Georgia Coote So Colin and Helena have already won their BAFTA awards. Now all eyes are on them for the Oscars. Particularly Colin […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon

Ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon shows her new A/W 2011 film presentation on Friday 18th February 2011 and I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the collection. Here's part one of my interview with this inspiring designer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Susan Hiller-Tate-Britain Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 sneak preview by Andrea Peterson. I asked a variety of illustrators to interpret one piece from the new collection… so read on to see […]

Christmas Gifts: Ethical Fashion and Skincare Ideas

Amongst a sea of competing goodies I bring you my top selection of luxury ethical Christmas gift ideas from Bonbi Forest, Tout Nouveau, Liv, Dr. Hauschka, Pai Skincare and Savonnerie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I have no idea how this fella’s haircut works. I don’t know what bit of hair is attached to what bit of scalp. But I do know that you and […]

Fashion Talk: Justine Picardie on Coco Chanel at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Chanel's latest biographer reveals the person behind the Icon, as part of the V&A's Friday Night Lectures.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Lesley Barnes Coco Chanel, sales the name synonymous with Paris fashion, abortion that has been so carefully cultivated by Karl Largerfield. He feels at times, as if a […]

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Barbican

The Barbican celebrates three decades of the Japanese avant-garde, featuring grand masters Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake and many, many more!

Written by Matt Bramford

laura callaghan MA show Kingston Illustration by Gemma Milly. For some reason Kingston buried it’s student graduation shows in the depths of the Tent exhibition during Design Week in London […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Romeo Pires

This Anglo-Brazilian design duo showed as part of Fashion Scout at the Freemasons' Hall on Monday 20th September 2010. With lovely illustrations by Maria Del Carmen Smith and Bex Glover.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Romeo Pires by Maria del Carmen Smith. Romeo Pires are a new design duo for me. Sergio Pires hails from Brazil and Nicholas Humphrey comes from the UK: they met […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: David Koma

After his stunning show in the BFC Tent on Monday 20th September 2010 I gave David Koma a bit of a grilling about his use of python... and discovered just how charming this new talent is.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Koma by Maria del Carmen Smith. Last Monday’s shows opened with a double whammy from David Koma and Holly Fulton, illness which I shall review in separate blogs. David […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011: What is everybody wearing?!

Some photographs I've snapped of some weird and wonderful wanderers who encircle the BFC tent in the hope of being snapped. Well, here you go guys and girls! Oh and wonderful illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustrations by Yelena Bryksenkova. The Orla Kiely presentation gets more popular every year and I’m sure it’s not just because they always have pastries there, tadalafil doctor no matter what […]

London Fashion Week preview: an intimate interview with Bora Aksu

In advance of his S/S 2011 show tomorrow here's an intimate interview I did with Bora Aksu at his east end studio a couple of months ago.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Longshaw For Spring Summer 2011, viagra 60mg David Longshaw says he was inspired by ‘chav dogs, cialis 40mg feathers and a ruffle or two and a story I wrote’. […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 On Schedule Womenswear Preview, Part Two: The Pioneers

In our second London Fashion Week S/S 2011 preview, Jemma Crow makes her pick of the stalwarts of the London Fashion Week circuit, who season after season deliver the goods - Betty Jackson, Margaret Howell, PPQ, Jaeger and Pringle…

Written by Jemma Crow

Shambala 2010 The costumes have been returned to their dressing up boxes; the mud has dried out and been brushed from the boots; newly-learned dance workshop moves have become vague; […]

Vintage at Goodwood: Festival Review

So, how did Vintage at Goodwood measure up to the hype? Was it, as feared, just a glorified "vintage" shopping experience? On Saturday I went down to check out the festival for myself. This is what I thought.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wolf and Badger launch display amy All photography by Amelia Gregory. I don’t often head into town for launches after work these days but I was intrigued enough by the […]

An interview with Bobbin Bicycles.

Tom Morris, co-founder of Bobbin Bicycles, talks to me about Pashleys, the Tweed Run, their new bespoke repair shop, designer collaborations and why you shouldn't give up cycling for winter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

sunrise kids Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, page illustrated by Naomi Law Plans to large it in East End boozers or at Green Kite Midnight‘s Ceilidh on Saturday night turned […]