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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, this time accessorised with red foreheads and high ponytails. The show opened, for some …

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

Illustration by Matilde Sazio
It came as a bit of a shock on Tuesday when I heard the news that Love Sensation superstar Loleatta Holloway had died. I remember my mum …

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

By Stamo A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson.
On Sunday 13th March Find Your Feet hosted an ethical fashion show at the Mint Leaf restaurant in the Haymarket. I was invited to …

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

Bodyamr A/W 2011 by Maria del Carmen-Smith.
For the Bodyamr show the upstairs hall of Freemasons Hall had been laid out in a strange network of criss-crossing aisles, variably lit 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 since …

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 minutes …

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 Mina Bach
Chad Valley is Hugo Manuel. Oxford born and bred, this musician and producer is a member of the recently established Blessing Force Collective and the …

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

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 Preview by Rebecca Strickson.
For Ada process is everything. “I don’t want to sit at a desk using Illustrator to design clothes that will be made many …

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

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 what they …

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

Illustration by Timothy Hunt.
A couple of days ago *ahem, more like a week* I put a callout on twitter for people to send me their fabulous ideas for Christmas presents …

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, the name synonymous with Paris fashion, that has been so carefully cultivated by Karl Largerfield. He feels at times, as if a gentle caretaker …

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

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons 1997, illustrated by Faye West
The next few months are an absolute treat for fashion fans – there are exhibitions popping up all over the place. …

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 studying …

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, which I shall review in separate blogs.

David Koma by Maria …

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

Weird glasses rabbit girl, illustrated by Maria del Carmen Smith
The international fashion press often remark that fashion journalists come to London to see what the people on the street are …

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

Bora Aksu in his studio. All photography by Amelia Gregory.
I’ve championed Bora Aksu since the very first issue of Amelia’s Magazine in print way back in 2004. The four times …

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

London Fashion Week, photographed by Matt Bramford
As always at London Fashion Week there are the new and innovative designers we are told to watch……but let’s not forget the stalwarts that …

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

Dahling by Abigail Nottingham.
“We’re building great cafes and restaurants on the Vintage High St, where you will even find a Waitrose.” So said the flyer that I picked up in …

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

Bobbin Bicycles by Natasha Thompson.
I first heard of Bobbin Bicycles just over three years ago, when as a nascent bespoke bike company they contacted me to suggest featuring some of …