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Posts Tagged ‘Newcastle’

Northumbria University: Graduate Fashion Week 2012 Catwalk Review Part 1

In the first of two parts, here's our round-up of Northumbria University's latest fashion offering, shown at Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 10 June. BOY it was good…

Written by Matt Bramford


Graduate collection by Emily Edge

It will be ten whole years in September since I started university at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Gulp. However old I may feel, I'm still incredibly attached to Northumbria and I'd never, ever say anything negative about their talent - not that there is ever anything negative to say (and I'm not just saying that, know what I'm saying). Yet again they didn't fail to dazzle with their wondrous collections. I chatted with Chris Hodge, senior lecturer at Northumbria, who told me I was in for a surprise and that more than half of the collections this year represented menswear. When I asked why, he said there'd been a shift in interest towards menswear; maybe that it was a more career-viable option, and that teaching had focussed on cut, texture and material.

I took my seat and as I reviewed the show notes an over-enthusiastic student came jogging by me, tripping over my camera case and going arse-over-tit right in front of the… read more

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Written by Richard Pearmain

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Live Music Review: The Unthanks; The Arnolfini, Bristol – March 21st

It was fitting that they transformed their faces to serious and focused, when the first notes were hit. They were deep in the hills of the North of England, singing of shutting the coal door, not in a dark, hot building by the Avon River.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Rob Fuzzard They are wearing dresses that look like fresh versions of the past. And their hair is worn long and embracing of its natural waves and kinks. […]

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Northumbria’s Stephanie Jayne Price

In another post-Graduate Fashion Week interview, Matt Bramford chats to another of his favourites, Stephanie Jayne Price, about tailoring, the Toon and the stellar line-up of people in the fashion industry she worked with…

Written by Matt Bramford

Barry Flanagan’s Nijinski Hare, treat illustrated by Naomi Law I recently stepped out of London’s unusually baking sun to enjoy an afternoon visit to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. On […]

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Northumbria’s Naomi New

In the latest in our series of post-Graduate Fashion Week interviews, Matt Bramford chats to one of his favourites, Naomi New, about Elvis, Gaga, Mad Max and what the future has in store for this young, fresh 'n' new designer…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Dan Heffer Around the monolithic event that is Graduate Fashion Week at Earl’s Court, unhealthy there exists what might be known as satellite events. This is no way […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Northumbria

Northumbria alumni Matt Bramford presents a totally unbiased (...) look at Northumbria's Graduate Fashion Week 2010 show, with illustrations from many of the students' development work…

Written by Matt Bramford

I always look forward to the Northumbria University BA fashion degree show for two reasons. One, price because it’s always effing good – the innovation, salve technique and creativity on […]

The Futureheads – Interview

A chat with Sunderland's finest export, but don't dare call them a 'post-punk revival band'

Written by Ian Steadman

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