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Posts Tagged ‘matisse’

Kitty McCall: Creating Colourful Interior Textiles

Kitty McCall's Tropicalia is a feast of colour for your interior: read on to find out more about this new design brand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Designer Catherine Nice is the brains behind Kitty McCall, a brilliant new interior textiles brand you should know about. Her work is inspired by the boldness of artists such as Matisse, Gauguin and Rousseau, featuring glorious patterns that will enliven any room. First discovered at Tent London 2014, I decided it was high time I caught up with the talented designer.

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Your brand was named for your grandmother, what influence did she have on you?
She was great! She only started painting quite late in her life but she had a great eye for detail and colour. Every year I would send her a painting or drawing and she would always have something positive to say. I would say she contributed hugely to my interest in Art and design.

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Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and […]

Alan Taylor, MAN: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

First up at the Fashion East MAN show was Alan Taylor, on Monday 6 January at the Old Sorting Office

Written by Matt Bramford

Alan Taylor S/S 2014 by Yelena Bryksenkova London Collections: Men might be the clumsiest branding known to man, but the MAN show does you no favours either. Not only do […]

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova

I am super excited to introduce New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova as one of my new Portfolio Illustrators on my soon to be relaunched website...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 by Yelena Bryksenkova. The wonderful New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova has for many years been one of my favourite contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, during which […]

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Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Textile Design

Gorgeous textile design for fashion and home. Watch out for Emma Shipley, Emma Lundgren, Rachel Philpott, Jonna Saarinen, Hannah Sabapathy, Marie Parsons and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lundgren by Natasha Waddon. Textiles were displayed amongst product design at the Royal College of Art 2011 degree show – fitting, as many textile designers showed practical applications for […]

An interview with painter, Jethro Buck

In celebration of Jethro Buck's solo exhibition at the North Wall Arts Centre, Amelia's Magazine took a trip to Oxford to visit the exquisite painter's studio...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Oxford Edgar Degas’ statement; “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” pre-empts the paintings of Jethro Buck. Whilst Buck and Degas’ individual work relates to […]

An interview with American artist Matthew Rose

Making sense of the non-sense

Written by Kat Phan

My situation (image courtesy of Matthew Rose) Matthew Rose is an American artist living in Paris known for his 1,000 piece wall-to-wall collages. On viewing his work, you can’t help […]

An interview with legendary fashion illustrator David Downton

In an exclusive interview, David Downton talks about his career so far, his favourite women and his new book…

Written by Matt Bramford

David Downton is one of the most prolific living fashion illustrators, and by far my favourite (no offence, contributors!) His loose, visionary style seems so effortless and radiates elegance and […]

Exhibition Review: Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 at the V&A

Theatre and fashion share the stage in the V&A’s new blockbuster exhibition about the Ballets Russes, showing work by an illustrious roster of artists

Written by Amelie Skoda

Costume for the Buffoon’s Wife from Chout, 1921, illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova Led by the enigmatic impresario Serge Diaghilev (whose strong personality and vision pervades this exhibition), the Ballets Russes […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Ascher Scarves

Iconic scarf label Ascher, famed for its work with the likes of Christian Dior and Hubert de Givenchy, returns after a thirty year hiatus, featuring designs inspired by the company's illustrious history

Written by Naomi Law

Image courtesy of Ascher On Tuesday I went to see a beautiful collection of scarves from Ascher London, presented in a suite at Number One Aldwych. Marking their first collection […]

Yves Saint Laurent : Retrospective : Petit Palais, Paris

The fashion capital and haute couture haven pays tribute to Yves Saint Laurent, charting his rise and rise through fashion, at the Petit Palais, Paris.

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Yves Saint Laurent, illustrated by Kayleigh Bluck When in the fashion capital, to miss a much talked about exhibition that focuses on the ‘prince of fashion’ would be a crime. […]

An interview with fashion designer Olivia Rubin

We have a little chat with London-based fashion designer Olivia Rubin about the artists and novelists who have influenced her bold collections and what fashion means to her…

Written by Colin Dawidziuk

Illustration by Lisa Stannard With big names like Lily Allen, Agyness Deyn, Kelly Osbourne and Sophie Ellis Bextor all under her belt, designer Olivia Rubin has certainly made a name […]

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Art Listings October 26 – November 1

London

Written by Jessica Stokes

Drawing Attention The Dulwich Picture Gallery has been graced with a showcase of 100 master drawings from the Art Gallery of Ontario. The great masters from Picasso and Matisse, to […]