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Posts Tagged ‘Maria Papadimitriou’

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Textiles

Superhero/football inspired pop art knitwear by Carlo Volpi, shoes by Tariq Mahmoud and upcycled upholstery by Tania Grace Knuckey...

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

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Moving on from Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery into the Textiles space Carlo Volpi's colourful work not only appealed to me visually, but also plays around interesting themes. He is a male who knits so in some of the designs he draws elements from stereotypically male domains, such as football or boxing, and reinterprets them in a comical, slightly camp way, further mixing in Pop Art, Comics and Superhero inspirations - what's not to love.

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Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

At the Royal College of Art Show 2012 in Kensington I was impressed by some stunning work from the MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery graduates.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

‘Headphones for Soanes‘ by Jennifer Gray
This year saw the creation of the new School of Material at the The Royal College of Art, which includes Fashion Womenswear and Menswear, …

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Treasure: London Jewellery Week 2012 Show Review

During London Jewellery Week, 11-17 June 2012, we went along to Treasure at Somerset House to check out the best in contemporary jewellery from the UK and Europe, including Amelia's Magazine old friends Tatty Devine and Imogen Belfield.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Grace Hamilton at Treasure by Claire Kearns
Being a jewellery designer myself I was thrilled to have an invitation to the press view of Treasure at Somerset House during London Jewellery …

The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS Interview with designer Philip Colbert

Our exclusive interview with The Rodnik Band designer Philip Colbert, talking about his work and the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Foundation.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Claire Jones Art
You studied History of Art and Philosophy. Tell me a little about these roots, how you ended up working …

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Introducing The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS

We paid an exclusive visit to the studio of unique British brand The Rodnik Band to preview the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection. In part one we introduce designer Philip Colbert.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Helena Maratheftis
On a fine London morning in early June – I know, hard to believe – I had the privilege of …

Sorapol AW12 by Joanne Young

Sorapol at Old Vic Tunnels: A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Friday 16th March London's newest underground brand brought us a characteristically theatrical catwalk event at the Old Vic Tunnels, attended by a plethora of colourful guests that included Boy George and Jodie Harsh. Sorapol is the brainchild of Sorapol Chawaphatnakul and creative director Daniel Lismore.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Sorapol AW12 by Joanne Young
I was excited to receive an invite for the A/W 2012 catwalk show of Sorapol because I had heard that the creative director of this young …

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Satoshi Date: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Exhibition Review

This London Fashion Week, designer Satoshi Date presented his A/W 2012 collections during an exhibition/workshop titled Alchemist's MInd where one could turn old, unloved material objects and feelings into something more precious.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Satoshi Date AW 2012 by Claire Kearns
Satoshi Date, an ethical fashion designer featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, returned to an archway space on Holyrood Street near London Bridge …

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Good Fashion Show: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February a new eco fashion exhibition took place at the London House. The Good Fashion Show was a brave attempt to bring ethical fashion to the masses, but failed to present some great ethical brands in the stylish context they deserve to be seen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Good Fashion Show AW 2012 by Antonia Parker
Following on the footsteps of other London Fashion Week off-schedule showrooms which focus on ethical fashion, such as Ecoluxe London, The Good Fashion …

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Alexandra Groover: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

On the first day of London Fashion Week designer Alexandra Groover unveiled her A/W 2012 collection through the screening of a short film titled DEATH inside the devotional atmosphere of St Giles In The Fields.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Alexandra Groover A/W 2012 by Dana Bocai
On the evening of Friday 17th February at London Fashion Week, I went to St Giles In The Fields Church in Holborn to watch …

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns

Emilio de La Morena: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Emilio de la Morena presented a strong, sensual and unmistakably Spanish A/W 2012 collection in The Gallery Show Space at Somerset House for London Fashion Week on Tuesday 21st February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns
Before this show I hadn’t heard of the originally Spanish Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Emilio de la Morena, but knew I was …

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Ji Cheng: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On the last day of the womenswear shows, Chinese designer Ji Cheng presented a collection by her brand La Vie, combining elements from Eastern and Western culture and promising a Zen Awakening to the wearer.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Ji Cheng A/W 2012 by Geiko Louve
Chinese designer Ji Cheng’s first show in London was held at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Tuesday 21st February, the last day of London Fashion …

Mark Fast A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie

Mark Fast: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Mark Fast showed off his A/W 2012 collection to a packed BFC Show Space at Somerset House on Monday the 20th of February, 2012.

Written by Alia Gargum

Mark Fast A/W 2012 by Anna Higgie
As I squeezed myself onto the end of a bench, it was impossible to ignore that the hundreds of people inside the space were …

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Fred Butler: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

On Sunday 20th February Fred Butler presented a wonderful collection of Sushi inspired props and accessories at The Portico Rooms of Somerset House. With a live soundtrack performed by Charli XCX, styled by Kim Howells, knitwear by EDE and shoes by Rosy Nicholas.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Fred Butler AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan
I love Fred Butler. She has been one of my favourite accessories and props designers for a few years now and apart from what …

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Inbar Spector: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Sunday 20th February Israeli designer Inbar Spector presented her A/W 2012 collection at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout, impressing the audience with more of her signature rich fabrics, crinolines and ruffles - all complemented by jewelled headpieces designed by Lara Jensen.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Inbar Spector AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan
I first came across an Inbar Spector dress on a ‘wall’ created by Gabby Young and Katie Antoniou’s Gabberdashery for Supermarket Sarah. It was …

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Dans La Vie: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February at Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall the Japanese designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie presented a vibrant and fun A/W 2012 collection, bursting with Pop Art references.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Dans La Vie AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan
I have a huge soft spot for collections with art historical references. Print designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie, who showed her …

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À La Disposition: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Presentation Review

Designer duo À La Disposition presented a dose of Dickens and Victoriana for their A/W 2012 Collection on the 17th of February at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

À La Disposition A/W 2012 by Claire Kearns
On the first day of London Fashion Week I went along to see the presentation by À La Disposition at Fashion Scout. Holding …

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Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan
The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 – since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention of …

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Review: London College of Communication Green Week, 6th-10th February 2012

Between the 6th-10th of February 2012 The London College of Communication hosted a vibrant Green Week at its Elephant and Castle building with super special guests such as Supermarket Sarah, Skip Sisters, Garudio Studiage, Magnificent Revolution and Food for Good

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Urban Farming Installation by second year Interaction & Moving Image students as part of LCC Green Week illustrated by Deborah Moon
Within an atmosphere of playfulness and improvisation the London College …

David Longshaw, Father Said: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Designer David Longshaw talks us through the narratives and themes of his latest collection, plus an insight into running your own label!

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Longshaw S/S 2012 by Abi Hall.
We’ve been following David Longshaw’s career since we spotted him at Fashion Scout back in 2010. His work continues to evolve in intriguing directions, …

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Catwalk Review: Asger Juel Larsen Vs t.lipop

On 21st of September at Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall, Asger Juel Larsen and t.lipop impressed me with their seemingly contrasting menswear collections and I was a bit starstruck by Kate Moss... and Prince Cassius.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

t.lipop S/S 2012 by Faye West
Asger Juel Larsen versus t.lipop – not the first time to appear together – showed at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on the last day of London …