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Molluscs, Microbes and Mutants: an interview with luxury silk scarf designer Claire Corstorphine

Emerging Fife based designer Claire Corstorphine talks about her luxury accessories label.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Luxury accessories designer Claire Corstorphine graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Design in Dundee in 2012, when I discovered her bold designs at the annual New Designers exhibition. Since then she has built a thriving business, gaining exposure for her beautiful handmade products in a host of Scottish editorials. I spoke with Claire about building her brand and what comes next.

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In what way did your art college prepare you for the outside world?
On a personal level, I’m not sure it did! When you have been in the same environment for four years where your time is managed for you, there is a sense of security and familiarity, so it’s a shock when the safety net is removed. In a creative sense, it taught me how to push… read more

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Simon Ekrelius introduces Monochrome, his new A/W 2014 collection

Simon Ekrelius showcased his new season collection, inspired by Lee Miller, at The Rag Factory, just off Brick Lane.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Simon Ekrelius A/W 2014 by Slowly The Eggs aka Maria Papadimitriou. Last week Simon Ekrelius showcased a preview selection of garments from his pared down A/W 2014 collection, titled Monochrome. […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

For S/S 2012, Craig Lawrence was apparently inspired by the cultural phenomenon of vajazzling, and presented a new selection of his finest knits that shimmered and sparkled under the lights of the Portico Rooms at Somerset House on Saturday 17th September.

Written by Miranda Williams

Craig Lawrence S/S 2012 by Meagan Morrison I’m quite partial to a knitted design – one of my favourite designers is Mark Fast, whose spun creations I yearn for, and […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode, Carlotta Actis Barone

The extravagant and intriguing style of Carlotta Actis Barone was once more present for her S/S 2012 collection, inspired by the stolen liberty and beauty associated with prostitution. One of the Fashion Mode stable, she showed as part of Fashion Scout on Saturday 17th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carlotta Actis Barone S/S 2012 by Casey Otremba. It was the huge and elaborate headdresses by Rachel Galley that grabbed our immediate attention as the first models traversed the catwalk, […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012: Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

RCA graduate and art deco enthusiast, Holly Fulton, showed her S/S 2012 collection at the BFC tent on Sunday 18th September. It was the usual eye-feast – reminiscent of early Versace, statement dresses and brimming with lust worthy accessories.

Written by Miranda Williams

Holly Fulton S/S 2012 by Megan Thomas I was blown away by Holly’s debut in A/W 2009 – a collection of designs influenced by my favourite movement, art deco. Mix […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Bora Aksu

Bora Aksu presented The Unknown on Friday 16th September in the BFC Tent at Somerset House. Based on some Edwardian postcards that detailed a great romance it showcased his wonderful use of fabric and cut.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Aksu S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. Nicola Roberts was once more amongst the attendees for The Unknown, which promised an entire narrative within the collection. Ever the romantic, […]