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Posts Tagged ‘Matt Bramford’

London College of Fashion MA Womenswear Show 2016

At the decadent Royal College of Surgeons, a selection of London College of Fashion MA graduates showed their womenswear collections. Here are our favourites!

Written by Matt Bramford

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Last Thursday, a select group of London College of Fashion graduates presented their MA collections. This year's venue was the stunning (and slightly imposing) Royal College of Surgeons; specifically, the dramatic Edward Lumley Hall. Arriving early at these events offers many advantages - a well organised event meant I could choose a decent vista and survey the ethereal set, complete with broken glass and mirrors.

The show started only a few minutes late, with conscious whispers of the live stream on the LCF website. Opening the show, Zhixian Wang showed a dreamy collection of cosy duvet-like dresses with drawstring pulls that created shape. Models had helium balloons attached to their arms and bursts of orange brightened different numbers.

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BRIGHTON SHOW: University of Brighton 2014 Graphic Design and Illustration Degree Show Review

A round up of the graphic design and illustration talent graduating from Brighton this summer, exhibited at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower over the weekend…

Written by Matt Bramford

Installation by Charlie Barrows Over the weekend more than 70 students from the University of Brighton‘s Graphic Design and Illustration programme brought their wares to The Bargehouse, a cavernous part […]

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London College of Fashion BA (Hons) Graduate Catwalk Show 2014

This year's LCF BA Graduate show had it all - from ethereal painted white sheets to coats made from nails. Here's a rundown…

Written by Matt Bramford

LCF BA Graduate Collection by Ruri Watanabe A whole three weeks ago, while trying to wade through 10,000 London Collections: Men photographs and write up show reports, I went to […]

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Baartmans and Siegel: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Baartmans and Siegel took over St. George's of Bloomsbury to showcase their S/S 2015 collection on Tuesday 17 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

Baartmans and Siegel S/S 2015 by Gabriel Ayala Baartmans and Siegel certainly know how to put on a show. This year they’d taken over St. George’s of Bloomsbury, an 18th […]

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Fashion East: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Presentation Review featuring Alan Crocetti, Marques Almeida, Shuan Samson, Edward Crutchley and Martine Rose

On the upper floor of the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June, five of London's freshest menswear designers held presentations as part of Fashion East.

Written by Matt Bramford

Edward Crutchley S/S 2015 by Nicci James Fashion East has, for a number of years now, showcased the best in new London menswear talent, and this year was no exception. […]

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SANKUANZ presented by GQ China: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

SANKUANZ, aka Shangguan Zhe, presented an unusual collection on Tuesday 16 June in Victoria House for his debut LCM outing - let's talk about big hands…

Written by Matt Bramford

SANKUANZ S/S 2015 by Gareth A Hopkins After two seasons representing Kay Kwok, GQ China switch their attentions to Xiamen-based designer Shangguan Zhe, better known as SANKUANZ. As is often […]

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James Long: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

James Long's S/S 2015 collection used elements of boxing and island life as inspiration, shown at the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

James Long S/S 2015 by Helen Marudas I haven’t been to a James Long show for a few seasons now. I’m not sure why. It might be that they just […]

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Oliver Spencer: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Oliver Spencer returned to the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June, this time with a little help from some risqué Rio carnival dancers…

Written by Matt Bramford

Oliver Spencer S/S 2015 by Fiongal Greenlaw It seemed like every man in London had been squashed into the Old Sorting Office for the Oliver Spencer show last Monday. It […]

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Orlebar Brown: London Collections: Men S/S 2015

Topless men and dogs: Orlebar Brown know their LC:M audience. Here's what happened during the S/S 2015 presentation at their Floral Street store on Monday 16 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

Orlebar Brown S/S 2015 by Helen Marudas After the KTZ show on Monday I wandered down to Floral Street in Covent Garden to the Orlebar Brown store, where I found […]

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KTZ: London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Our London Collections: Men S/S 2015 show was KTZ, setting a pretty unbeatable precedent in the Old Sorting Office on Monday 16 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ S/S 2015 by Krister Selin It was at 9am when I rolled up at the Old Sorting Office for my first show of this season: KTZ. After a few […]

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Kingston University: Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Catwalk Review

Kingston didn't disappoint with their 2014 outing at Graduate Fashion Week, relocated to the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

Written by Matt Bramford

Graduate Collection by Stefanie Tschirky It was a predictably brilliant outing for Kingston on Monday at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week. Finally the organisers have had some sense and clocked […]

KTZ: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

KTZ have long been one of my favourite shows to catch, here's why! The madness unfolded in Victoria House on Wednesday 8 January…

Written by Matt Bramford

KTZ A/W 2014 by Sine Skau Only if resident LC:M hunk David Gandy has been wheeled in will you find a tedious tailored three-piece suit at a KTZ show – […]

Agi & Sam: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Masai meets The West in this deeply personal collection from Agi & Sam, shown at Victoria House on Wednesday 8 January

Written by Matt Bramford

Agi & Sam A/W 2014 by xplusyequals As we made our way through Victoria House for Agi & Sam‘s A/W 2014 presentation, models stood on plinths holding placards bearing the […]

Fashion East Menswear Installations: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Presentation Review

Tom Ryling and Liam Hodges return alongside Roxanne Farahmand, Massimo Casagrande and Nicomede Talavera in the Fashion East Menswear showcase, shown at Mercer Street Studios on Monday 6 January.

Written by Matt Bramford

Roxanne Farahmand A/W 2014 by Slowly the Eggs Fashion East has brought the freshest designers to the London fashion catwalks for the last 13 years. It nurtures our newest talent […]

Bobby Abley, MAN: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Bobby Abley caused a media storm with his dark Disney nightmare, shown at the Old Sorting Office as part of MAN on Monday 6 January.

Written by Matt Bramford

Bobby Abley A/W 2014 by Krister Selin Ethereal Mickey Mouse lyrics played as it was time to welcome latest L’Enfant Terrible to the MAN stage: Bobby Abley. The crashing and […]

Craig Green, MAN: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Craig Green showed his A/W 2014 collection as part of Fashion East's MAN show on Monday 6 June at the Old Sorting Office.

Written by Matt Bramford

Craig Green A/W 2014 by Avril Kelly I’m a huge fan of Joyride, I go wild for The Look and there’s no denying that It Must Have Been Love is […]

Topman Design: London Collections: Men A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Topman Design showcased its A/W 2014 collection at the Old Sorting Office on Monday 6 January, complete with REAL CATWALK RAIN.

Written by Matt Bramford

Topman Design A/W 2014 by Dom&Ink It was raining, men at the Old Sorting Office on Monday for my first show of this (awkwardly branded) London Collections: Men A/W 2014 […]

Kingston University Fashion MA Graduate Catwalk Show Review 2013

Graduating students from Kingston's MA Fashion course took over the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer on Thursday 12 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

Elina Priha MA collection by Claire Kearns With London Fashion Week beginning the next day, graduating MA students from Kingston University commandeered the inspiring Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer to present […]

Mark Fast: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Knitwear king Mark Fast looked to the nineties for his incredible S/S 2014 collection, shown at Somerset House on Saturday 14 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

Mark Fast S/S 2014 by Krister Selin Mark Fast‘s S/S 2014 outing at Somerset House on Saturday was a far cry from what he delivered last season. Gone were floor-sweeping […]

Ashish: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Sequin champion Ashish Gupta didn't disappoint in the remodelled Courtyard Show Space at Somerset House on Saturday 14 September.

Written by Matt Bramford

Ashish S/S 2014 by Gabriel Ayala I’m probably not the first person to tell you that the main catwalk space at Somerset House has been remodelled for the S/S 2014 […]